Liz Pomeroy

Saturday, January 12 Northern Lights Beer Garden & Ice Bar @ 6:00 pm

Saturday, January 12
Northern Lights Beer Garden & Ice Bar @ 6:00 pm

0Stella is alternative rock with fiddle to comfort hearts amongst a rising tide. Blending  Yeah Yeah Yeahs, St. Vincent, PJ Harvey and The Frames, Liz Pomeroy writes songs based on universal themes of love and loss, but also about environmental issues. She is an advocate for minimal impact living.  A native of Dublin, Ireland, Liz completed a tour of Ireland and the U.K this summer; her first since emigrating to Canada in 2008. She recently was awarded the Cultural Diversity Grant from Edmonton Arts Council to record a 4-track EP. She will be recording at Velveteen Audio this February. 

Website: 0Stella

Canadian Friendship Round Dance

Saturday, Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm New Moon Pavilion

Saturday, Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm
New Moon Pavilion

Canadian Native Friendship Centre & Arts on the Ave present their Winter Round Dance!

A Round Dance is a traditional First Nation’s community celebration. This Canadian Native Friendship Centre and Arts on the Ave’s Round Dance celebrates the family and our community. Everyone is welcome – bring your family and friends, from little ones to the older ones, it’s a community gathering of all the people.

Website: Canadian Native Friendship Centre

Marango Pie

Saturday, January 12 Northern Lights Beer Garden & Ice Bar @ 1:00 pm New Moon Pavilion @ 3:00 pm The Hearth @ 4:00 pm

Saturday, January 12
Northern Lights Beer Garden & Ice Bar @ 1:00 pm
New Moon Pavilion @ 3:00 pm
The Hearth @ 4:00 pm

Marango Pie was formed with roots that run deep in the Ukraine. Musician Ernie Miciak had a passion to create a band that could arrange and perform the traditional folk music of the Ukraine, giving it a rootsy contemporary feel while staying true to the genre. They put a modern twist to tradition Ukrainian music today!

Facebook: Marango Pie

Birch Island

Saturday, January 12 @ 4:15 pm The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse

Saturday, January 12 @ 4:15 pm
The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse

Jessica Holtby's smooth and sophisticated vocals combine with Jesse Cunningham’s skillful acoustic multi-instrumentalism to explore folk, bossa nova, jazz, la vieille chanson, soul, and a even a bit of reggae. Performing together since meeting in a university French class in 2007, the pair have developed a colourful fusion of genres and languages. This year, they’ve welcomed percussionist Elli Bookhalter, who fills out their sound with bongos, snare, and other rhythmic surprises.

Birch Island est la combinaison musicale de Jessica Holtby (auteure-compositeure-interprète) et Jesse Cunningham (multi-instrumentaliste). Les deux font de la musique ensemble depuis dix ans après avoir fait la connaissance dans un cours de français. Ils explorent le folk, le jazz, et le soul tout en mélangeant l’anglais, le français, et parfois l’espagnol. Leur nom de groupe, Birch Island, vient du nom d’un petit village en Colombie-Britannique, à côté de celui où Jessica a grandi. Le groupe a joué dans cette région de la province, ainsi que dans plusieurs villes albertaines. Cette année, Birch Island a accueilli Elli Bookhalter comme percussionniste.

Nathan Cunningham

Saturday, January 12 @ 2:15 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage    Sunday, January 13 @ 2:15 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage

Saturday, January 12 @ 2:15 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Sunday, January 13 @ 2:15 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

As a child, Nathan Cunningham began to hone his skills as a singer by impersonating artists he admired; by the time he hit his  teens, he was ready to take it public.  

He's since performed at hundreds of live events including; The Worlds Festival (with Rita Coolidge), The 2010 CCMA's, as a Tenor in Johnny Reid's choir with appearances on APTN's Aboriginal Day Live and he's shared the stage with Dwight Yoakam, Nazareth and a host of other mainstream country artists.

Nathan is currently writing and recording a follow up to his debut release, Road Renditions, which garnered him two national awards for Best Country Album, Aboriginal Male Entertainer of the Year as well as a Nomination for the 2014 Juno Awards.

Keri Lynn Zwicker

Saturday, January 12 Northern Lights Beer Garden & ice Bar @7:15 pm, @9:15 pm

Saturday, January 12
Northern Lights Beer Garden & ice Bar @7:15 pm, @9:15 pm

Keri Lynn Zwicker is the chameleon “Harp Chick” about town – from Celtic to Classical, Irish pub to the Winspear, Symphony to Ceili, all while wearing everything from cowboy boots to angel wings.

She is a versatile musician who is sought after as a soloist, teacher and side musician in both Celtic and Classical realms. She holds an ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts from the University of Alberta.

Keri tours internationally with David Wilkie’s band Cowboy Celtic, plays second harp with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and leads a trio of musicians in her solo project Harp Rouge. Zwicker has independently released three CDs of her arrangements of traditional music that feature her Gaelic-styled vocals and Alberta-built carbon fibre harp.

In December 2014, Zwicker premiered her solo orchestral show in Cranbrook, BC with 13 of her pieces arranged for symphony orchestra by renowned composer and conductor Claude LaPalme.

Website: Keri Lynn Zwicker

Giselle Lemire

Sunday, January 13 @ 1:15 pm The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse    Sunday, January 13 @ 3:30 pm Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts

Sunday, January 13 @ 1:15 pm
The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse

Sunday, January 13 @ 3:30 pm
Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts

Comédienne, metteure-en-scène et formatrice, Giselle Lemire a fondé Le Théâtre du Coyote o elle était directrice artistique et a produit des pièces pour enfants et adultes. En tant que poète, elle a gagné le 2013 Edmonton Slam Championship. Coordinatrice de projet pour FrancoMusik Alberta (projet de la Société du gala albertain de la chanson), elle fait la promotion des artistes professionels de la chanson franco-albertaine. Entre autres, elle co-produit des spectacles à travers la province. Pour ce festival, elle se présente comme artiste de Spoken Word avec le guitariste Marc Beaudin.

Actrice, director and workshop facilitator, Giselle Lemire founded Coyote Théâtre where she was artitique director and produced plays for adult and children’s audiences. A writer and poet, she won the 2013 Edmonton Slam Championship. As Projet Coordinator for FrancoMusik Alberta (a Société du Gala albertain de la chanson project) she promotes professional franco-albertain musicians and co-produces live shows. She performs Spoken Word for the Festival along with guitarist Marc Beaudin.

Karimah

Sunday, January 13 @ 5:00 pm Northern Lights Beer Garden & Ice Bar

Sunday, January 13 @ 5:00 pm
Northern Lights Beer Garden & Ice Bar

Karimah est une chanteuse de la musique Alternative Bilingue R & B / Soul qui partage des messages de la féminisme, santé mentale, droits humaines et amour de soi. Karimah est un chanteur / auteur-compositeur-interprète français / R&B qui a de grands prix dans les compétitions de l'ouest canadien Polyfonik, le Chant'Ouest et le Memphis bound blues challenge. Karimah, appelé la Reine du Soul par Ici-Alberta a atteint le top 24 sur la saison 5 de l'émission La voix en 2017.

Ce que les gens disent à propos Karimah:
" La première fois que j'ai vu @karimahmusik en direct, je voulais quitter ma carrière et commencer une maison de disque."-Vivek Shraya de la groupe Too Attached
" Karimah a une voix. Au sens littéral, quand tu l'entends chanter, elle est indéniable. Au sens lyrique, Karimah est un auteur-compositeur qui ne sera pas refusé. C'est une femme avec un message et la voix pour le porter." -Chris Martin de CBC

Karimah is a  french/english speaking Pop/R&B singer/songwriter with grand prizes at Western Canadian  competitions Polyfonik, Chant'Ouest, and the Memphis Bound blues Challenge. Karimah reached the top 24 on "The Voice Canada" season 5, a.k.a "La Voix" in 2017. 

What people are saying: 
"The first time I saw 
‪@karimahmusik live, I wanted to quit my career and start a label." - Vivek Shraya of Too Attached 
"Karimah Ashanti Marshall has a voice. In the literal sense, when you hear her sing she is undeniable. In the lyrical sense Karimah is a songwriter who will not be denied. This is a woman with a message and the voice to carry it." - Chris Martin --CBC

Facebook: Karimah Musik

Brady Academy of Irish Dance

Saturday, January 12 @ 5:30 pm New Moon Pavilion

Saturday, January 12 @ 5:30 pm
New Moon Pavilion

The Brady Academy of Irish Dance has been in existence since early 1983 providing competitive Irish dancing across Western Canada.  The Brady Academy of Irish Dance is a competitive Irish Dance Academy with qualified teachers with over 130 years combined teaching experience.  Lovers of Celtic Music and Dance will be thrilled with their traditional Irish reels, jigs and set dances. 

Website: Brady Academy of Irish Dance

Cristian de la Luna

Sunday, January 13 @ 3:00 pm The Hearth

Sunday, January 13 @ 3:00 pm
The Hearth

Writing songs in Spanish, French, and sometimes English, de la Luna understands music is a universal language that knows no bounds.

“Being from Colombia, people would often ask about the cartel and stuff like that, but when I played guitar people would respond by opening their hearts and coming together,” he says.

His new album Sabes was released in September 2018 and coming off a win at the Edmonton Music Awards for its first ever Latin recording of the year. De la Luna’s music pays homage to his Colombian roots and his experiences in Canada.

Marc Halun

Sunday, January 13 @ 3:00 pm Northern Lights Beer Garden & Ice Bar

Sunday, January 13 @ 3:00 pm
Northern Lights Beer Garden & Ice Bar

Whether it be country, reggae, blues, Marc Halun likes to play it all. In his real life, Halun is a teacher in his home town of Beaumont. When he’s not playing solo, he plays in a western group called Ranger Creek Wranglers.

Jay Gilday

Saturday, January 12 @ 4:15 pm The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse    Saturday, January 12 @ 5:30 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage    Sunday, January 13 @ 5:30 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage

Saturday, January 12 @ 4:15 pm
The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse

Saturday, January 12 @ 5:30 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Sunday, January 13 @ 5:30 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Jay Gilday has a rare convergence of skills in the world of singer-songwriters. His neatly trimmed and powerful turns of phrase, his ability to pull the listener into a particularly vivid experience, and a warm vocal instrument coupled with an always dynamic and — at times — explosive instrumental foundation, make for a formidable and complete skill set. He’s rooted in the singer-songwriter tradition but Gilday is unique.

Jason Kodie

Sunday, January 13 @ 12:15 pm New Moon Pavilion

Sunday, January 13 @ 12:15 pm
New Moon Pavilion

Jason Kodie is an award winning multi-instrumentalist who has been playing his trade in Edmonton for more than 20 years.

An active member in a number of projects and bands, he has performed with the ESO at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, the Smithsonian in Washington DC, and an array of endeavors ranging from small coffee houses to premier venues throughout Western Canada. He has been a regular contributor to CBC Radio Active’s ‘In Crowd’ since 2006. Kodie has been an integral part of the francophone scene in Edmonton, having just garnered le prix d’excellence for artistic creation. He has been the musical curator for the Flying Canoe festival since its inception.

La Girandole - Troupe Zéphyr

Troupe Zéphyr is the professional dance company associated with La Girandole. Specializing in French-Canadian traditional dance with a contemporary flair, Zéphyr presents a dynamic portrait of Franco-Albertan culture, showcasing this vibrant community on multiple platforms in Edmonton, Western Canada and beyond.

Borealis Renaissance Consort

Sunday, January 13 @ 1:15 pm The Hearth

Sunday, January 13 @ 1:15 pm
The Hearth

The Borealis Renaissance Consort is a group of friends who love to play early music, especially dance music of the Renaissance. They have been playing together since 2008 at local dance events, medieval feasts of the Society of Creative Anachronism, and have performed at the Deep Freeze Festival for several years. They have also played for the Renaissance Dance workshop offered at the Early Music Festival of Early Music Alberta for the past four years. They have also played at Ronald McDonald House and for a Senior’s Residence.

Members of the Renaissance Consort are Glenn Eilers, Leslie Main Johnson, Tracey Nyhus, Janet Couch, Karina Thomas, David Woods, Nigel Jackman, and Tom Mead. They have a range of musical backgrounds and other musical interests. One member, Leslie Johnson, also dances Renaissance dance. Another member, Karina Thomas, has also played for the Regency Balls held at the Hotel McDonald.

The members play recorder and fiddle, complemented by cello and/or guitar, with lap harp for accent.

Celeigh Cardinal

Saturday, January 12 @ 4:45 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage    Sunday, January 13 @ 4:45 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage

Saturday, January 12 @ 4:45 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Sunday, January 13 @ 4:45 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Celeigh Cardinal is a prairie girl through and through. Her heartfelt, biographical songs are carried by a voice that harkens to the golden era of jazz and blues. A Celeigh Cardinal performance is a profound, soulful triumph of songs that blend roots, folk, rock and pop. Her voice at once evokes a gentleness and control which can turn to raucous, gut wrenching, twisted, turn-yourself-inside-out blues within a single phrase. She is a passionate performer who can draw an emotional response with her deliberate words and rich contralto voice. She is currently based in Edmonton, Alberta and continues to perform alongside her duo, trio as well as with her band. Cardinal has recently been named Indigenous Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, a nomination for the CBC Indigenous Music Awards for Best Pop Album, and a whopping eight nominations for the Edmonton Music Awards, from which she received Female Artist of the year, and Indigenous Recording of the year.

Jesse Cunningham

Saturday, January 12 @ 1:30 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage    Sunday, January 13 @ 1:30 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage

Saturday, January 12 @ 1:30 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Sunday, January 13 @ 1:30 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Jesse Cunningham’s work has always been about cultivating fluency in different genres and forms, less to break down barriers than to demonstrate that those barriers generally do not exist. He’s interested in music as a medium of communication, and the thousand intersections of culture that constitute musical tradition. He writes music to explore that history. He likes how ideas that are considered complex in some cultures are elementary in others, like the mixed-meter crooked Métis tunes that require elaborate description in musical notation, but are so obvious that they don’t bear thinking about to the fiddler.

Website: Jesse Cunningham Music
Facebook:
Jesse Cunningham Music

Cindy Paul

Saturday, January 12 @ 3:00 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage    Sunday, January 13 @ 12:00 pm The Hearth    Sunday, January 13 @ 3:00 pm Big Bear Yurt Stage

Saturday, January 12 @ 3:00 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Sunday, January 13 @ 12:00 pm
The Hearth

Sunday, January 13 @ 3:00 pm
Big Bear Yurt Stage

Cindy Paul's rich vocals and rhythms combine for a melodic and insightful journey through your imagination and into your heart. On a small ranch near Fort Vermilion, Alberta, a young Cindy of Metis/Cree decent discovered the power of combining her voice with a guitar. By fifteen, she was composing her own songs, and at twenty one, walked into a studio, paid for an hour session and walked out with her first demo. Paul is deeply connected to her Indigenous roots and it shines through in every breath and beat. She truly believes in educating and healing through art and music and her compositions echo the sentiment to never soften your conviction to make others socially comfortable. With her distinct lyrical metaphors of love bitten with honesty, her passion for sharing her northern stories and her unique neo-folk style sound, Cindy Paul has taken flight into airwaves world-wide.

Website: Cindy Paul