Shivering Songs Festival 2017

Updated: January 10, 2017

A Sweet Release...

The Shivering Songs Festival is extremely pleased to add a screening of Gord Downie’s heralded SECRET PATH film on January 19 at The Fredericton Playhouse, as well as Little Feet, Big Stage, a family-oriented event slated for January 21 at the Fredericton Public Library. The Festival has also shared its full schedule, and declared weekend passes and both evening shows in the Wilmot United Church SOLD OUT. Now celebrating its seventh year, Shivering Songs runs January 19–22 in Fredericton, NB.

gord-downies-secret-path-added-to-shivering-songs-2017-releaseSECRET PATH tells the heartrending story of Chanie Wenjack, who died near Kenora, Ontario on October 22, 1966, as he tried to walk the nearly four hundred miles home from the Cecilia Jeffrey Residential School. Fifty years later, Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie has memorialized Wenjack in a film, album and graphic novel illustrated by Jeff Lemire, using the multidisciplinary project as a vehicle for talking about reconciliation in Canada.

Chanie haunts me,” wrote Downie, in a statement on SECRET PATH. “I never thought of Canada as a country – It’s not a popular thought; you keep it to yourself – I never wrote of it as so. The next hundred years are going to be painful as we come to know Chanie Wenjack and thousands like him – as we find out about ourselves, about all of us – but only when we do can we truly call ourselves, ‘Canada,’” he wrote.

The hour-long film, presented in partnership with the United Way of Central New Brunswick, will launch the Shivering Songs Festival at The Fredericton Playhouse this Thursday January 19 at 7:30pm. Admission will be free and open to all ages. Doors will open to the public at 7:00pm, and the film will be followed by a community conversation.

“It is with great respect that we offer our support to SECRET PATH and its presentation in New Brunswick,” said Festival co-organizer, Zach Atkinson. “While Gord himself is unable to join us at Shivering Songs, we look forward to involving his spirit as we welcome Chanie Wenjack’s story to our Festival and community,” he said.

Shivering Songs has also announced Little Feet, Big Stage, a free, family-oriented event hosted by the Fredericton Public Library on Saturday 21 January. Little Feet, Big Stage pairs children’s author Paul McAllister with the Calithumpians, for a dramatic reading of McAllister’s yet-to-be-released second book, "A New Song For Herman". The event will run from 10:00am-12:00pm, and will also feature acting workshops and an arts and crafts station.

Finally, Shivering Songs has shared a full Festival schedule and announced that 2017 weekend passes and tickets to its shows featuring Rose Cousins, Basia Bulat, Donvan Woods and Justin Rutledge are now SOLD OUT.

A limited number of tickets to the Festival’s remaining events are now on sale, both online at www.shiveringsongs.com and in person at the Etixnow kiosks at Gray Stone Brewing and Isaac's Way in Fredericton. For more information on the Festival, please visit www.shiveringsongs.com.

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Updated: December 7, 2016

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SHIVERING SONGS EXPANDS SCHEDULE, INCLUDING A TRIBUTE TO NEIL YOUNG AT BOYCE FARMERS’ MARKET

shivering-songs-2017-line-upThe Shivering Songs Festival is extremely pleased to add an impressive slew of artists to its 2017 line-up: WHOOP-Szo, Museum Pieces, Sorrey, JOYFULTALK, Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound, Tomato/Tomato, Cellarghost, The Everywheres, Dan Misha Goldman, Hum & Hollow, Hillsburn, Bad People and Some Dads. The Festival has also declared that weekend passes are nearly sold out. Now celebrating its seventh year, Shivering Songs runs January 19–22 in Fredericton, NB.

“We're thrilled by the diversity of this announcement,” said Festival co-organizer, Zach Atkinson. "From tremendous touring acts like Whoop-Szo and the recently reunited Museum Pieces, through to some of the most buzz-worthy artists our region has to offer in JOYFULTALK and Sorrey, this truly is an exciting group of artists,” he said. “We couldn’t be happier about the schedule we’ve assembled to perform for our community."

Organizers have also announced that the Saturday night Boyce Farmers’ Market bash will revive a beloved tribute to Neil Young, curated by Festival founders The Olympic Symphonium. That show will also feature a much anticipated set of original music from Shivering Songs 2017 headliner The Wooden Sky.

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Furthermore, it was announced that Jim Bryson will join JOYFULTALK in a unique demonstration on Festival Friday, at the Fredericton Public Library. Dubbed This Is Your Brain On Music, the two acts will join neurologist and Dalhousie Medical School professor Dr. Wendy Stewart in this unique concert and music appreciation event. Bryson will also lead Shivering Songs’ annual songwriting intensive workshop--mentoring a number of emerging songwriters from throughout the region, in partnership with the Charlotte Street Arts Centre--in addition to supporting Tomato/Tomato on Festival Saturday at the Library. Finally, it was announced that Tomato/Tomato will also host Shivering Songs’ annual Songwriters & Storytellers afternoon at Wilmot United Church.

Tickets and passes for Shivering Songs 2017 are now on sale, both online at www.shiveringsongs.com and in person at the Etixnow kiosks at Gray Stone Brewing and Isaac's Way in Fredericton.

For more information on the Festival, please visit www.shiveringsongs.com.

The Festival had already announced: Basia Bulat, Rose Cousins, Justin Rutledge, Jim Bryson, The Wooden Sky, Donovan Woods, LUKA, Lydia Mainville, The Hypochondriacs and festival founders The Olympic Symphonium.

A midwinter celebration of songwriting and storytelling, and flagship partner of Fredericton’s FROSTival, Shivering Songs hosts internationally renowned artists in rustic and historic spaces throughout Downtown SABStv 310 Fredericton FROSTival Part 2Fredericton. Originally conceived as a small folk music festival to celebrate the album release of local group The Olympic Symphonium, the Festival has grown into a landmark cultural event that garners the attention of music and literary fans throughout Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern United States.

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Posted: November 4, 2016

A Sweet Release...

SHIVERING SONGS EXCITES WITH INITIAL 2017 LINE-UP FREDERICTON FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 10 IN ADVANCE OF JANUARY EDITION

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The Shivering Songs Festival is extremely pleased to announce an impressive initial line-up for its 2017 edition: Basia Bulat, Rose Cousins, Justin Rutledge, Jim Bryson, The Wooden Sky and Donovan Woods, as well as Toronto balladeer LUKA, New Brunswick newcomer Lydia Mainville, Fredericton's The Hypochondriacs presenting a Grand Ole Opry-style Sunday Brunch and festival founders The Olympic Symphonium. Now celebrating its seventh year, Shivering Songs runs January 19–22 in Fredericton, NB.

Festival organizers are particularly excited about this year’s initial roster: “We’re thrilled to feature so many fixtures of this next generation of the Canadian songwriting tradition,” said Shivering Songs co-organizer Zach Atkinson. “From some of the nation’s most enduring songwriters in Basia Bulat, Rose Cousins and Justin Rutledge, to contemporaries such as Jim Bryson, Donovan Woods and LUKA, and with many more acts to be announced, we truly feel that we hit the nail on the head for 2017.”

Reviving their popular “Grand Ole Opry” spectacular, The Hypochondriacs will play backing band to a whole slew of guest vocalists from throughout the Shivering Songs line-up and Fredericton musical community at the Festival’s annual Sunday Brunch at The Fredericton Farmers’ Market.

A midwinter celebration of songwriting and storytelling, and flagship partner of Fredericton’s FROSTival, Shivering Songs hosts internationally renowned artists in rustic and historic spaces throughout Downtown Fredericton. Originally conceived as a small folk music festival to celebrate the album release of local group The Olympic Symphonium, the Festival has grown into a landmark cultural event that garners the attention of music and literary fans throughout Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern United States.

"While the music is beyond comparison, the secret weapon of Shivering Songs is certainly their gorgeous space," said award winning local architect and past performer John Leroux. "The interior of Wilmot United Church is renowned for its acoustics, but it also possesses a beauty that's both intimate and powerful," he said. "It's an incredible feeling being in a historic treasure that's so full of music and life, where the 19th century and the 21st dovetail perfectly.”

Tickets and passes for Shivering Songs 2017 are now on sale, both online at www.shiveringsongs.com and in person at the Etixnow kiosks at Gray Stone Brewing and Isaac's Way in Fredericton.

For more information on the Festival, please visit www.shiveringsongs.com.

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