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Out of the woods of Mabou, a little town that beats in the musical heart of western Cape Breton Island, comes the soulful, ever-captivating, folk-rock singer Aaron MacDonald. It’s this small-town lifestyle that breeds much of the inspiration for this grizzled ECMA nominee. Aaron has pounded the East Coast and Canadian music scene for many years, now armoured with new material and a desire to get it to the people, he’s back from the shadows of Route 19. A journeyman of performance, Aaron has been known to East Coast audiences for a long time and it’s been far too long since they’ve seen the man wave his wand with words.

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On Thursday evening, the CBMIC Music Island Songwriters Series will be traveling from Port Hawkesbury over to Baddeck for another night of talented acoustic performances at the Bras d'Or Yacht Club. Thursday night will feature songwriters Lynda Maxwell Music, Lisa Cameron, and Mike Le Lievre.

Admission is FREE with donations to CBMIC greatly appreciated and going directly back into our Cape Breton music industry. You can donate in person at the event or online anytime at cbmic.ca/shop or paypal.me/cbmicsupport 🙏

The event will also be live-streamed thanks to our friends at 902 Advertising Group so the entire island can tune in!

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This Wednesday, the CBMIC Music Island Songwriters Series is heading to Port Hawkesbury! Join us at the The Carriage House from 7-9 for some incredible acoustic performances by Steve MacIntyre Music, Andre Pettipas and The Giants, and Marie J Murphy!

Admission is still FREE with donations to CBMIC greatly appreciated, which will go directly back into the Cape Breton music industry. You can donate in person at the event or online anytime at cbmic.ca/shop or paypal.me/cbmicsupport 🙏

The show will also be live-streamed thanks to our friends at 902 Advertising Group so the entire Island can be part of it.

See you there!
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Tonight we want to talk #mentalhealth with stakeholders in the #eastcoastmusic industry, and that's YOU!

Register here: ow.ly/X7sl50Cp0XK

MusicNL Music / Musique NB Music PEI Music Nova Scotia Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative.
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CBMIC Breaking 11/23/2020

🚨 East Coast rockers Pirate Jenny have released their debut album and it is now available on all streaming platforms! Recorded at Compact Audio Recording Studio in Dartmouth with Engineer Alex Arnold, the band comes in swinging with a mix of genres and flavours to keep you rocking, rolling, moving and grooving from start to finish! You can purchase a physical copy of the self-titled album from the band by contacting lead Ryan Rideout or Dylan Devoe. Also, ask them about their merch!

open.spotify.com/album/7It5NODCSClQW8BXilXqjB

🚨 Singer-songwriter Danny MacNeil released his follow-up single, Trouble That I’m In. Recorded with Michael S. Ryan at his studio Hot Jupiter Sounds, this confessional love song’s video was created entirely by Molly Babin. The recording features Dillan Tate on guitar, John Gill on banjo (of Heartwood Slacks), Molly Babin on piano and Michael Stephen Ryan on vocals.

www.facebook.com/dannymacneilmusic/videos/187505169583178

🚨 Adam Young’s “Yearbook” is now available for pre-order! In 2018, Adam began a tunewriting project, aiming to write at least one tune each day for the entire year. The compositions contained within this book are the partial results of that project. They include pieces selected for recording on an accompanying double album, as well as many compositions that have not previously been made available. Each tune features chord suggestions for accompanists, and many tunes feature descriptions explaining the inspiration for the titles and melodies.

Albums will be shipping on Friday, December 18, 2020. Orders shipping to locations in Cape Breton can be delivered in person to ensure their arrival before Christmas

www.adamcdyoung.com/shop/p/yearbook-tunebook

🚨 Fire Valley Fire and Carmen Townsend present Cosmic Rock & Roll at Daniels Alehouse and Eatery on December 18. Tickets are $20 on Eventbrite and are going to sell fast!

www.eventbrite.ca/e/129316784985

🚨 Sociable Entertainment presents: A Cape Breton Christmas with Hauler along with some Special Guests Howie MacDonald, Mac Morin, Jerry Holland Jr., Mike McKenna Jr, Jordan Musycsyn, Margaret MacPherson, & Colette Deveaux!

Live at The Big Fiddle (Pittman Hall)
Tickets: $50.00 Tax & Service Included!
Tickets Are On-Sale Now!
Only 200 Tickets Available
Tickets are Sold by Bubble Tables ONLY of 4, 6, 8, & 10
Doors: 5:30pm - Showtime: 7:00pm
Tickets Available By Phone 902-317-5457 To Order By Credit Card
Food & Beverage Table Service Available (Not Included)

www.facebook.com/events/2453319978296449/

🚨🚨 The CBMIC Music Island Songwriters Series is touring across the island. On November 25th, The Carriage House in Port Hawkesbury will host Andre Pettipas, Steve MacIntyre Music, and Julie Murphy, followed by second event on November 26th at the Bras d'Or Yacht Club, featuring Mike Le Lievre, Lynda Maxwell, and Lisa Cameron.

In a similar fashion to the recent songwriters events, admission will be free, and CBMIC will be accepting donations to go back into the Cape Breton music industry. Donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated at the events OR online anytime at cbmic.ca/shop or paypal.me/cbmicsupport

🚨 Applications for the “Nova Scotia Music Week Sessions” are still open through November 27th. In lieu of the usual Nova Scotia Music Week, the NSMW Sessions allow Nova Scotian artists the opportunity to perform for an audience, where possible with COVID-19 restrictions, and will provide artists with a high quality live performance video asset they can then use to target influential industry members, including festival buyers, booking agents, managers, and media from around the world.

We encourage you to read the manual before applying. If you still need clarification or have questions after reading the NSMW Sessions Application Manual, please contact GRACE@MUSICNOVASCOTIA.CA (Music Nova Scotia)

www.nsmw.ca/application-manual?mc_cid=3d7f5820bd&mc_eid=f1d59e4379

musicnovascotia.formstack.com/forms/nsmw_session_submission_copy

🚨 Have some news to share? Send it to admin@cbmic.ca so we can share it with our CBMIC and WhatsGoinOn communities!
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CBMIC Breaking 11/23/2020

🚨 East Coast rockers Pirate Jenny have released their debut album and it is now available on all streaming platforms! Recorded at Compact Audio Recording Studio in Dartmouth with Engineer Alex Arnold, the band comes in swinging with a mix of genres and flavours to keep you rocking, rolling, moving and grooving from start to finish! You can  purchase a physical copy of the self-titled album from the band by contacting lead Ryan Rideout or Dylan Devoe. Also, ask them about their merch!

https://open.spotify.com/album/7It5NODCSClQW8BXilXqjB

🚨 Singer-songwriter Danny MacNeil released his follow-up single, Trouble That I’m In. Recorded with Michael S. Ryan at his studio Hot Jupiter Sounds, this confessional love song’s video was created entirely by Molly Babin. The recording features Dillan Tate on guitar, John Gill on banjo (of Heartwood Slacks), Molly Babin on piano and Michael Stephen Ryan on vocals.

https://www.facebook.com/dannymacneilmusic/videos/187505169583178

🚨 Adam Young’s “Yearbook” is now available for pre-order! In 2018, Adam began a tunewriting project, aiming to write at least one tune each day for the entire year. The compositions contained within this book are the partial results of that project. They include pieces selected for recording on an accompanying double album, as well as many compositions that have not previously been made available. Each tune features chord suggestions for accompanists, and many tunes feature descriptions explaining the inspiration for the titles and melodies.

Albums will be shipping on Friday, December 18, 2020. Orders shipping to locations in Cape Breton can be delivered in person to ensure their arrival before Christmas

https://www.adamcdyoung.com/shop/p/yearbook-tunebook

🚨 Fire Valley Fire and Carmen Townsend present Cosmic Rock & Roll at Daniels Alehouse and Eatery on December 18. Tickets are $20 on Eventbrite and are going to sell fast! 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/129316784985

🚨 Sociable Entertainment presents: A Cape Breton Christmas with Hauler along with some Special Guests Howie MacDonald, Mac Morin, Jerry Holland Jr., Mike McKenna Jr, Jordan Musycsyn, Margaret MacPherson, & Colette Deveaux!

Live at The Big Fiddle (Pittman Hall)
Tickets: $50.00 Tax & Service Included!
Tickets Are On-Sale Now!
Only 200 Tickets Available
Tickets are Sold by Bubble Tables ONLY of 4, 6, 8, & 10
Doors: 5:30pm - Showtime: 7:00pm
Tickets Available By Phone 902-317-5457 To Order By Credit Card
Food & Beverage Table Service Available (Not Included)

https://www.facebook.com/events/2453319978296449/

🚨🚨 The CBMIC Music Island Songwriters Series is touring across the island. On November 25th, The Carriage House in Port Hawkesbury will host Andre Pettipas, Steve MacIntyre Music, and Julie Murphy, followed by second event on November 26th at the Bras dOr Yacht Club, featuring Mike Le Lievre, Lynda Maxwell, and Lisa Cameron. 

In a similar fashion to the recent songwriters events, admission will be free, and CBMIC will be accepting donations to go back into the Cape Breton music industry. Donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated at the events OR online anytime at cbmic.ca/shop or paypal.me/cbmicsupport 

🚨 Applications for the “Nova Scotia Music Week Sessions” are still open through November 27th. In lieu of the usual Nova Scotia Music Week, the NSMW Sessions allow Nova Scotian artists the opportunity to perform for an audience, where possible with COVID-19 restrictions, and will provide artists with a high quality live performance video asset they can then use to target influential industry members, including festival buyers, booking agents, managers, and media from around the world.

We encourage you to read the manual before applying. If you still need clarification or have questions after reading the NSMW Sessions Application Manual, please contact GRACE@MUSICNOVASCOTIA.CA (Music Nova Scotia)

https://www.nsmw.ca/application-manual?mc_cid=3d7f5820bd&mc_eid=f1d59e4379

https://musicnovascotia.formstack.com/forms/nsmw_session_submission_copy

🚨 Have some news to share? Send it to admin@cbmic.ca so we can share it with our CBMIC and WhatsGoinOn communities!

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Wow. Lots going on. Will the CBMIC Music Island Songrwiters shows be live streamed?

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Thank you to the Cape Breton Music Media Historical Society for this tribute to John Allan Cameron. John Allan died Nov.22,2006, 14 years ago today.

Many have John Allan to thank, many with fond memories. Our music industry and island at large own John Allan a debt of gratitude for all he has done.
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