Wednesday October 8, 2014 – 7:30pm
Award winning Cape Breton fiddler, Natalie MacMaster’s remarkable career spans over three decades, completing 11 albums, performing thousands of shows across the world, and collaborating with a multitude of world-renowned artists.
As a result of a life-time of touring and performing, audiences are left clapping, hollering, and screaming for more as Natalie and her band wow them with stylistic diversity without losing the traditional Cape Breton groove they have come to love. Although MacMaster’s stage presence is reason enough to see one of her shows, it’s the elegance with the bow, the intricate technique with the fiddle, and the embrace of the Cape Breton tradition that floors her admirers at countless shows each year.
And now, after over 10 years of marriage to fellow Canadian fiddling icon Donnell Leahy, Natalie is expanding audience horizons by involving Donnell and their children into her performances. Both MacMaster and Leahy are award-winning musicians, having received Junos and Grammys, innumerable ECMAs and CCMAs, and multiple honorary degrees, Natalie and Donnell have earned respect from industry professionals and fans alike.
Thursday October 9, 2014
One of Canada’s most captivating dance artists, Nova Bhattacharya is a vivacious performer with a charismatic stage presence, recognized for her strong technique and thoughtful characterizations. During “Date with Dance”, Bhattacharya discusses the roots of her compelling work and presents a series of bharatanatyam (classical Indian) and contemporary dances. You will get a fascinating, first-hand look at how dance from all around the world is becoming part of the Canadian narrative in this special studio presentation. Read Grid City Magazine’s feature on Nova.
This performance is presented in our intimate backstage studio space.
Friday October 10, 2014
“The Northern Exposure Tour,” Beach House’s first-ever headlining tour through Alaska and Canada, begins September 18th in Anchorage, AK at Bear Tooth and ends on October 11th in Halifax, NS at The Marquee Club, including a stop at the Fredericton Playhouse on Friday, October 10th. Beach House have always wanted to tour in the “The Last Frontier” and the “True North” on previous tours, but until now scheduling has proven too great an obstacle. They’re very excited to finally play live in intimate settings throughout these previously unexplored Alaskan and Canadian provinces.
Beach House’s Bloom, the band’s fourth album, is available now in North America from Sub Pop Records.
Saturday October 11, 2014
Don’t miss the first New Brunswick Country Showcase show of the season!
Featuring: Sheldon Gordon, Morgan Comeau, Cathy Hutch, Jen Moulton, Greg Tibbits, Elvis Tribute Artist Dave Korotkov, Irene Jewett, Harvey native Jordan Brown, Teresa Tomkins, Velvet Touch and the Showcase Band. Event Details
The information shared in this post was taken from www.theplayhouse.ca. Visit them online for more details on upcoming performances.