Shivering Songs Reveal More Acts for 2018

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Popular mid-winter festival adds David Myles, Catherine MacLellan, Sandro Perri, Hillsburn, and festival founders The Olympic Symphonium to the 2018 lineup.

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Catherine MacLellan photo by Rob Waymen.

Shivering Songs’ 2018 festival lineup is taking shape nicely. The latest announcement from Fredericton’s popular mid-winter festival adds David Myles, Catherine MacLellan, Sandro Perri, Hillsburn, and festival founders The Olympic Symphonium to a growing lineup. Last week organizers announced a special three date New Brunswick tour by Bahamas that will also take place as part of the 2018 event.

“We jumped at the opportunity to grow and include a Tuesday album release show with Bahamas, one of the most in-demand acts in the country,” said Shivering Songs co-organizer Zach Atkinson, in a statement from the festival. “We’re so thrilled to present them at the Festival alongside David Myles, Catherine MacLellan, Sandro Perri, and so many other voices of this next generation of the Canadian songwriting tradition.”

David Myles is currently on the road supporting his new album, Real Love, an album that finds the Fredericton expat channeling his love for 50s rock and roll. In June, Catherine MacLellan released her latest album, If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan. Both Myles and MacLellan were guest performers at the 2012 festival.

Part of what makes each Shivering Songs a unique experience has to do with the variety of artists included in each new edition. Seen by many as a folk-focused, organizers have always been pushing boundaries and encouraging patrons to hear new sounds and to experience songs in ways they might not be familiar with.

The award-winning Halifax based ensemble Hillsburn took a bold step forward on their upcoming release The Wilder Beyond, shifting the group’s folk-rooted sound into the world of indie rock (listen to their new single here). Together with multi-instrumentalist, sound pioneer Sandro Perri, this year’s lineup is shaping up to be broad and adventurous.

Hillsburn photo by Paul Aarntzen

And if that wasn’t enough, festival founders The Olympic Symphonium will finally return to the festival’s stage with a long overdue performance of their own.

Shivering Songs have already announced a number of shows planned for the late fall/early winter.

New Constellations: Nation(s)wide Tour of Music

Featuring Lido Pimienta, Mo Kenney, Jeremy Dutcher, Rich Aucoin,
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. Jason Collett, Sue Sinclair
Dec 7 @ The Playhouse, Fredericton

The Weather Station & Bernice

Dec 10 @ Yogagrow, Fredericton

Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas, with The Jerry Granelli Trio

Dec 18 @ The Playhouse, Fredericton
Dec 19 @ The Imperial Theatre, Saint John
Dec 21 @ The Capitol Theatre, Moncton

Passes and tickets and up to date information can be found at

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