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Sheldon Aucoin is a Guitar instrumentalist who was born in new Waterford Nova Scotia. He has been active in the music scene locally in Cape Breton for over 30 years as a professional guitarist. He is currently working on his very first professional recording titled "Frequency" that will contain original recordings written by Sheldon, and other local musicians who will be featured on the record. Sheldon has also previously owned and operated a full line music store and music school in the Glacebay area. He is also a well respected sound engineer and producer and also music teacher. Sheldon currently is the coordinator for Long and McQuade's music school in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

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Registration for 1:1 meetings at ECMA2023 is now open!🌐 The Export Buyers Program One-on-One Meetings will take place on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (ADT) in the Nova Scotia Ballroom at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.

👥 NEW this year is the launch of the ‘Connect With The Experts: VIP One-on-One’s’ meeting forum. These pre-scheduled 10 minute meetings are with a large network of VIP delegates and will take place on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (ADT) in the Acadia Room at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.

🗓️ Deadline: Monday, April 17 (5:00 PM ADT)

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Registration for 1:1 meetings at ECMA2023 is now open!

The ECMAs are just one way we celebrate and support East Coast music, and none of it would be possible without your help! Here are just a few of our volunteer roles available during this year's festival.

We’re thrilled to have partnered up with New Scotland Clothing Co. to provide this year's Volunteer Program T-shirts. New Scotland provides Canadian made, and ethically sourced, custom merch for both artists and brands. Located right in the heart of Dartmouth, NS we're proud to be working with a local partner to outfit our team.

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The first annual Cape Breton Music Industry Hall of Fame Galla is approaching quickly. Come join us for a wonderful evening of tributes to this years inductees: Rita MacNeil, Matt Minglewood, The Men of the Deeps and our first song inductee "Getting Dark Again" by the legendary Buddy MacDonald.

General admission tickets now available online at or to purchase Sponsorship Tables of 10 on the floor please email
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That's very nice to here . We'll deserved. To them all.

Now that's something I would love to see

Ashley Criss, wanna go with me?