The School of Song Returns to the Edmonton and Canmore Folk Music Festivals!

 

The School of Song is pleased to partner with the Edmonton Folk Music Festival for the 7th consecutive year to showcase a diverse selection of outstanding young Alberta artists.

Huge thanks to our media sponsor, CJSR! 

Performing at the Canmore Folk Music Festival:

 

SCENIC ROUTE TO ALASKA

(www.scenicroutetoalaska.com)

Scenic Route To AlaskaDecember 22, 2013-29-Edit-2

Scenic Route to Alaska is an indie-­folk-­rock trio from Edmonton, Alberta. Growing up together, Trevor Mann

(lead vocals and guitar), Murray Wood (bass) and Shea Connor (drums and vocals), have been friends for as

long as they can remember and playing music together nearly as long.  Coming from a diverse musical

background, the trio has shaped Mann’s new material into a powerful and unified concept. After several cross

Canada tours, Scenic Route to Alaska has released their second full­length album, Warrington.


 REBECCA LAPPA

(www.rebeccalappa.com)

Rebecca Lappa 1

Rebecca Lappa is a storyteller songstress from Edmonton, Alberta. Her strong, beautiful voice and artful

playing draw listeners into songs based on history, myth, and poetry. She will pull at your heartstrings and

make you laugh, sometimes both at once. She has a modern folk sound that slides through blues, jazz, world,

and pop, making the folktale new again. Rebecca “hasn’t just written a lot of songs ­ she’s written a lot of good

songs.” Kevin Maimann. Released this spring, Ode to Tennyson is her fourth full­-length album.


 POST SCRIPT

(www.postscriptmusic.com)

Post Script 1

Native to Edmonton and Franco-­Albertan, POST SCRIPT have emerged onto the music scene fully formed

and in command of their craft, their identity, and their music. Paul Cournoyer (on upright bass and vocals) and

Steph Blais (acoustic guitar and vocals) “are the two halves of the adorable indie folk duo Post Script.” says

Ear to the Ground Music. These two award­winning singer/songwriters know exactly where their sound fits in.

Their beautiful duet harmonies can be heard on their self­-titled EP in both French and English.


KEN STEAD

(www.kenstead.net)

KenStead

Tired of his choice of rap music, Ken Stead’s mother introduced him to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. It

wasn’t long before he dropped rap for his own folk music. He writes songs that reflect life’s experiences, his

spiritual journey, and lessons he has learned on the road. Ken’s powerful voice invites his listeners along for

the ride, drawing them in, lifting them up, and leaving them feeling energized and connected when the song is

over. Ken has been touring Canada with his newly released 7 track EP called Unfinished.


JEY WITTEN

(www.jeywittenmusic.com)

Jey Witten

Jey Witten is a singer songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta who is catching the attention of traditional folkies and

young indie crowds alike. He combines contemporary styles with old­time finger picking. Jey honours the great

songwriters who have inspired him while presenting something entirely new; Motown soul recast in an acoustic

folk setting. His second album, The Wide Eyed is just out on CD and vinyl. Already played on CKUA and

CJSR, the new album features an updated sound and increased instrumentation.


 

Performing at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival:

 

SCENIC ROUTE TO ALASKA

(www.scenicroutetoalaska.com)

Scenic Route To AlaskaDecember 22, 2013-29-Edit-2

Scenic Route to Alaska is an indie-­folk-­rock trio from Edmonton, Alberta. Growing up together, Trevor Mann

(lead vocals and guitar), Murray Wood (bass) and Shea Connor (drums and vocals), have been friends for as

long as they can remember and playing music together nearly as long. Coming from a diverse musical

background, the trio has shaped Mann’s new material into a powerful and unified concept. After several cross

Canada tours, Scenic Route to Alaska has released their second full­length album, Warrington.


REBECCA LAPPA

(www.rebeccalappa.com)

Rebecca Lappa 1

Rebecca Lappa is a storyteller songstress from Edmonton, Alberta. Her strong, beautiful voice and artful

playing draw listeners into songs based on history, myth, and poetry. She will pull at your heartstrings and

make you laugh, sometimes both at once. She has a modern folk sound that slides through blues, jazz, world,

and pop, making the folktale new again. Rebecca “hasn’t just written a lot of songs ­ she’s written a lot of good

songs.” Kevin Maimann. Released this spring, Ode to Tennyson is her fourth full­-length album.


BARDIC FORM

(www.bardicform.com)

bardic_form

 Reece Runco and Justin Song both grew up in central Alberta, but for Bardic Form, inspiration came from

 overseas. They identify strongly with the timeless and the traditional, music with a heavy focus on instrumental

 expression to carry emotion and melody.  Justin and Reece weave effortlessly into each other’s music, and

 their complementary playing styles came to them instinctively. Together they found common inspiration and

 aspiration, which have fused them into a dynamic, exciting, and unforgettable duo.


 TREVOR MCNEELY

(www.facebook.com/trevormcneelymusic)

trevor mcneely III

Trevor McNeely is a hard­-working, Edmonton­-bred singer songwriter deeply influenced by folk and country

music. He has appeared as a solo and backing artist on Music Festival stages across western Canada. After

two years as a backing musician for the School of Song, he returns to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival in

2014 as a solo performer. Trevor released Patient Eyes this spring.

Andy White Workshop!

A big thanks to Andy White and to everyone who came out to this amazing workshop!
Andywhiteworkshop
photo-2

School of Song at 2014 Artwalk

 

All artists will be performing in Gazebo Park – 104 Street and 83rd AvenueMarch Music at 2014 Artwalk

Andy White – Words & Music Workshop!

 

The Third Annual 

 Words and Music Workshop with ANDY WHITE!AndyWhiteWorkshop_EMAILPRESSRELEASE

The School of Song Returns to the Edmonton and Canmore Folk Music Festivals!

 

The School of Song is pleased to partner with the Edmonton Folk Music Festival for the 7th consecutive year to showcase a diverse selection of outstanding young Alberta artists.

Huge thanks to our media sponsor, CJSR! 

Performing at the Canmore Folk Music Festival:

 

SCENIC ROUTE TO ALASKA

(www.scenicroutetoalaska.com)

Scenic Route To AlaskaDecember 22, 2013-29-Edit-2

Scenic Route to Alaska is an indie-­folk-­rock trio from Edmonton, Alberta. Growing up together, Trevor Mann

(lead vocals and guitar), Murray Wood (bass) and Shea Connor (drums and vocals), have been friends for as

long as they can remember and playing music together nearly as long.  Coming from a diverse musical

background, the trio has shaped Mann’s new material into a powerful and unified concept. After several cross

Canada tours, Scenic Route to Alaska has released their second full­length album, Warrington.


 REBECCA LAPPA

(www.rebeccalappa.com)

Rebecca Lappa 1

Rebecca Lappa is a storyteller songstress from Edmonton, Alberta. Her strong, beautiful voice and artful

playing draw listeners into songs based on history, myth, and poetry. She will pull at your heartstrings and

make you laugh, sometimes both at once. She has a modern folk sound that slides through blues, jazz, world,

and pop, making the folktale new again. Rebecca “hasn’t just written a lot of songs ­ she’s written a lot of good

songs.” Kevin Maimann. Released this spring, Ode to Tennyson is her fourth full­-length album.


 POST SCRIPT

(www.postscriptmusic.com)

Post Script 1

Native to Edmonton and Franco-­Albertan, POST SCRIPT have emerged onto the music scene fully formed

and in command of their craft, their identity, and their music. Paul Cournoyer (on upright bass and vocals) and

Steph Blais (acoustic guitar and vocals) “are the two halves of the adorable indie folk duo Post Script.” says

Ear to the Ground Music. These two award­winning singer/songwriters know exactly where their sound fits in.

Their beautiful duet harmonies can be heard on their self­-titled EP in both French and English.


KEN STEAD

(www.kenstead.net)

KenStead

Tired of his choice of rap music, Ken Stead’s mother introduced him to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. It

wasn’t long before he dropped rap for his own folk music. He writes songs that reflect life’s experiences, his

spiritual journey, and lessons he has learned on the road. Ken’s powerful voice invites his listeners along for

the ride, drawing them in, lifting them up, and leaving them feeling energized and connected when the song is

over. Ken has been touring Canada with his newly released 7 track EP called Unfinished.


JEY WITTEN

(www.jeywittenmusic.com)

Jey Witten

Jey Witten is a singer songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta who is catching the attention of traditional folkies and

young indie crowds alike. He combines contemporary styles with old­time finger picking. Jey honours the great

songwriters who have inspired him while presenting something entirely new; Motown soul recast in an acoustic

folk setting. His second album, The Wide Eyed is just out on CD and vinyl. Already played on CKUA and

CJSR, the new album features an updated sound and increased instrumentation.


 

Performing at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival:

 

SCENIC ROUTE TO ALASKA

(www.scenicroutetoalaska.com)

Scenic Route To AlaskaDecember 22, 2013-29-Edit-2

Scenic Route to Alaska is an indie-­folk-­rock trio from Edmonton, Alberta. Growing up together, Trevor Mann

(lead vocals and guitar), Murray Wood (bass) and Shea Connor (drums and vocals), have been friends for as

long as they can remember and playing music together nearly as long. Coming from a diverse musical

background, the trio has shaped Mann’s new material into a powerful and unified concept. After several cross

Canada tours, Scenic Route to Alaska has released their second full­length album, Warrington.


REBECCA LAPPA

(www.rebeccalappa.com)

Rebecca Lappa 1

Rebecca Lappa is a storyteller songstress from Edmonton, Alberta. Her strong, beautiful voice and artful

playing draw listeners into songs based on history, myth, and poetry. She will pull at your heartstrings and

make you laugh, sometimes both at once. She has a modern folk sound that slides through blues, jazz, world,

and pop, making the folktale new again. Rebecca “hasn’t just written a lot of songs ­ she’s written a lot of good

songs.” Kevin Maimann. Released this spring, Ode to Tennyson is her fourth full­-length album.


BARDIC FORM

(www.bardicform.com)

bardic_form

 Reece Runco and Justin Song both grew up in central Alberta, but for Bardic Form, inspiration came from

 overseas. They identify strongly with the timeless and the traditional, music with a heavy focus on instrumental

 expression to carry emotion and melody.  Justin and Reece weave effortlessly into each other’s music, and

 their complementary playing styles came to them instinctively. Together they found common inspiration and

 aspiration, which have fused them into a dynamic, exciting, and unforgettable duo.


 TREVOR MCNEELY

(www.facebook.com/trevormcneelymusic)

trevor mcneely III

Trevor McNeely is a hard­-working, Edmonton­-bred singer songwriter deeply influenced by folk and country

music. He has appeared as a solo and backing artist on Music Festival stages across western Canada. After

two years as a backing musician for the School of Song, he returns to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival in

2014 as a solo performer. Trevor released Patient Eyes this spring.

Andy White Workshop!

A big thanks to Andy White and to everyone who came out to this amazing workshop!
Andywhiteworkshop
photo-2

School of Song at 2014 Artwalk

 

All artists will be performing in Gazebo Park – 104 Street and 83rd AvenueMarch Music at 2014 Artwalk

Andy White – Words & Music Workshop!

 

The Third Annual 

 Words and Music Workshop with ANDY WHITE!AndyWhiteWorkshop_EMAILPRESSRELEASE

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Newsletter: Summer & Fall 2013

Image for March Music & the School of Song Summer & Fall 2013 newsletter• Canmore Festival Fun
• Edmonton Folk Fest
• Kaleido Fest
• Our Thanks
• Culture Days 2013
• A Heritage Song
• Culture Calendar Mobile App
• #ABCULTUREDAYS VINE CONTEST
• Shell Theatre Season
See the Summer & Fall 2013 Newsletter for details.
Read past newsletters here.
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Find Us at Alberta Culture Days

March Music and the School of Song is proud to be part of the celebrations occurring throughout the province during Alberta Culture Days 2013. Alberta Culture Days runs September 27 to 29 and is the province’s largest celebration of our heritage, arts, community spirit and cultural diversity. Visit AlbertaCultureDays.ca to learn more. Check out the Culture Days Vine Video Contest, and get the Alberta Culture Events Calendar app.

Alberta Culture Days image showing an instrument that is part banjo, part violin, and part electric guitar, with the caption, "Something for Everyone"Calgary
Sun, Sep 2912:15 PM
Lougheed House: Trinity Bradshaw

Cardston
Fri, Sep 27
7:00 PM
Remington Carriage Museum: Jimmy Crack Corn A.K.A. Patrick Stauch

Cochrane
Fri, Sep 27
2:00 PM
Provincial Building: Katie Rox

Crowsnest Pass
Sat, Sep 28
1:30 PM
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre: Amy Thiessen

Drumheller
Sun, Sep 29
2:00 PM
Royal Tyrrell Museum: Marty Pawlina

Edmonton
Fri, Sep 27
7:00 PM
Provincial Archives of Alberta: Ken Stead

Edmonton
Fri, Sep 27
8:00 PM
Provincial Archives of Alberta: A Heritage Song - concert with various artists and special guest Maria Dunn

Edmonton
Sat, Sep 28
2:00 PM
Provincial Archives of Alberta: A Heritage Song - concert with various artists and special guest Maria Dunn

Edmonton
Sat, Sep 28
7:00 PM
Provincial Archives of Alberta: Ken Stead

Edmonton
Sat, Sep 28
8:00 PM
Provincial Archives of Alberta: A Heritage Song - concert with various artists and special guest Maria Dunn

Edmonton
Sun, Sep 29
1:00 PM
Rutherford House: Martin Kerr

Edmonton
Sun, Sep 29
1:00 PM
Royal Alberta Museum: Carrie Day

High Prairie
Fri, Sep 27
10:00 AM
Provincial Building: Matt Blais

Lethbridge
Fri, Sep 27
2:00 PM
City Hall: Emily Rowed

Medicine Hat
Sat, Sep 28
3:00 PM
Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre: Jordan Norman

Peace River
Fri, Sep 27
10:00 AM
Provincial Building: Matt Patershuk

Red Deer
Fri, Sep 27
9:45 AM
Provincial Building: Nadine Kellmen

St. Paul
Fri, Sep 27
10:00 AM
Provincial Building: Lindsey Walker

Stony Plain
Fri, Sep 27
10:00 AM
Provincial Building: Sean Sonego

Wetaskiwin
Sun, Sep 29
2:00 PM
Reynolds Alberta Museum: Jeff Ramsey

 

Concerts: Summer Songwriting Project

Back in June, the seeds of a Culture Days event were planted. Over the summer, songwriters were inspired by materials from the Provincial Archives of Alberta. The work of this great partnership is about to bear fruit!

Here’s the press release from the Provincial Archives of Alberta:

Culture Days: A Heritage Song at the Provincial Archives of Alberta

In partnership with Rhea March and the School of Song, emerging singers and songwriters bring the records and treasured stories from the Provincial Archives to life! Drawing inspiration from primary archival sources such as photographs, old newspapers, journals, sound recordings and audiovisual collections these Alberta based entertainers use their musical artistry to tell tales through song, interpreting and reflecting on Alberta’s history and what life was like here many years ago! Enjoy original musical compositions inspired by Alberta’s people and rich cultural past with special guest singer-songwriter and Juno nominee, Maria Dunn.

Concert #1
Friday, September 27th
Doors: 7:00pm
Show Time: 8:00pm

Concert #2
Afternoon Show – Saturday, September 28th
Doors: 1:00pm
Show Time: 2:00pm

Concert #3
Evening Show – Saturday, September 28th
Doors: 7:00pm
Show Time: 8:00pm

Admission is free; however, only a limited number of tickets for each concert are available due to facility capacity. Tickets are available on a first come first served basis. To obtain tickets, please email the Provincial Archives of Alberta or call 780-427-0356. Please indicate the concert number and number of tickets you would like to reserve (up to a maximum of 4 seats). Tickets must be picked up from the Provincial Archives during regular business hours by 9pm on Wednesday, September 25th. Remaining tickets will be re-released to the public.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival 2013

 

Mosiac of School of Song performers at Kaleido 2013

Thanks Kaleido,
we had a blast!

Lucas Chaisson Concert

Canadian Folk Music Award Winner Lucas Chaisson is coming to Edmonton!

He’ll be performing at  Cha Island with guest: Rhys Mckenzie Berlinn

Thursday, September 26
$10 at the door. All Ages
Doors 7:00pm, Concert 8:00pm

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