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Season wraps with a full October calendar

Adyn Townes | September 27

Adyn Townes’s music is challenging alternative indie-folk with raw and honest lyrics. He is currently working on a new album produced by Colin Buchanan of PEI’s Paper Lions.

Craig Cardiff | September 28

Craig CardiffCraig Cardiff is a folk singer from Waterloo, ON, known for his soft voice and digital vocal and guitar loops. In 2012, Cardiff was nominated for a JUNO Award and for a Canadian Folk Music Award.

The Stanfields | September 29 & 30, October 1

While most Stanfield songs sit firmly within the parameters of folklore, social justice and temperance, one of their most recognizable tunes is called “The Dirtiest Drunk (in the History of Liquor).” This Halifax band has a new album, Modem Operandi.

Irish Mythen | October 2–4

Mythen is an Irish-born, Canadian folk artist who won an ECMA for her 2015 album and 2016 Irish Socan Songwriter of the Year for “Gypsy Dancer.”

Matthew Byrne | October 5

Matthew Byrne has recently released his 3rd album, Horizon Lines, a collection of traditional material that explores songs from both sides of the Atlantic.

Villages, Jon McKiel | October 6

VillagesVillages are a folk group from Cape Breton, NS whose original songs feature poetic storytelling over modern yet traditional sounds. Their latest CD is Hymn After Hymn. Jon McKiel is a singer songwriter from Halifax, NS.

Dylan Menzie | October 7

From Belle River PEI, Dylan Menzie recently released an EP, Adolescent Nature, following his top-4 placement in CBC’s 2016 Searchlight Competition. Lead singles “Kenya” and “Talk to Me” each spent 8 weeks on CBC Radio 2 Top 20.

Maureen Trainor, The Karpinka Brothers | October 8

Maureen’s writing style most closely aligns with folk, although she has an eclectic music collection she draws influence from. The Karpinka Brothers nostalgic and pastiche songwriting lands the Saskatchewan-based folk group in a genre all of their own. Their 4th album, Talk Is Cheap, is set for release in the fall of 2017.

Claire Lynch | October 11

Claire LynchClaire Lynch was the 2013 Female Vocalist of the Year for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). She has a Grammy nomination and 3 IBMA Female Vocalist awards. Her latest release is North By South.

Gabrielle Papillon | October 12

Gabrielle’s sixth and most adventurous album. Keep the Fire is wise and poignant, empathetic and understanding.

Garrett Mason | October 13

Garrett Mason is a true bluesman at heart. He was raised in Truro, Nova Scotia by his mother Pam, and father, “The Prime Minister of the Blues,” Dutch Mason. 

The Museum Pieces | October 14

Singer-songwriter Tyler Messick’s passion for uncovering archaic ballades of the British Isles and rural America have informed his style of orchestrated psych-rock. Black Cape (2016) is his latest project.

Dean Dunsford Band | October 15

PEI’s Dean Dunsford, son of Dino, had no shortage of music growing up. Dean was a member of Mars Hill, has written and recorded over the past few years, and was bass player with The Young Ones.

Patrick Ledwell & Mark Haines | October 19

Patrick Ledwell and Mark HainesPatrick’s PEI-based humour befriends you and pokes fun at you all in the same sentence while Mark takes you on a tuneful travelogue through time and idiom.

Brian J. Dunn Band | October 20

This PEI singer-songwriter began playing music in a Celtic-Folk band. Later, Brian took his Maritime East Coast songs and stories to the US Gulf Coast, playing gigs from Biloxi to New Orleans. His 2014 album Death Do Us Part was nominated for several Music PEI Awards.

Amanda Jackson Band CD release | October 21–22

Amanda Jackson Band’s album Fire in the Blue is having a Trailside release. Join Islanders Amanda and her band (Todd MacLean, Dale McKie, John Rehder, Reg Ballagh) for a night of original songs. 

J. P. Cormier | October 27

Cape Breton’s J. .P Cormier is a songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. His latest albums are The Chance (JUNO-nominated) and a collaboration with Dave Gunning, Gunning + Cormier Two.

Nudie | October 28

Following a successful summer at PEI’s Harmony House with his Legends of Country Music show, Nudie is back at Trailside. His 2016 album release is Every Thing’s Different In The Night.

Laura Smith | October 29

Nova Scotia musician Laura Smith has performed in Canada, Europe, the UK and the United States. Her albums are Laura Smith, B’tween The Earth and My Soul, It’s A Personal Thing (JUNO-nominated) and Everything Is Moving (Borealis Records, Paul Mills). Kim Dunn will accompany Laura at Trailside. His latest album is Inspiration.

Trailside Music Café & Inn is at 109 Main Street, Mount Stewart. Doors open 6:30 pm with music at 8 pm. Tickets available at, Back Alley Music or call 902-394-3626 for reservations.


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