Music

Rob Murphy

Rob Murphy

Rob Murphy is a Solo Artist from Cape Breton Island. His musical Roots come from being a 3rd generation Singer / Songwriter. His musical styling is a smooth upbeat mix of Acoustic Pop, Country with East Coast influence.

In 2017 Rob’s Single 300 Days was used Nationally by the Canadian Mental Health Association in May. In late 2017 he released his self titled EP. 300 DAYS. Which has Six Songs Produced by both Jamie Foulds and Mark Scott and released with the assistance of CBMIC & ACOA.

In 2018 Rob will be touring Eastern Canada as well Co Writing with other Artist’s from different regions of North America.

Playing: Friday - 12:00pm-3:00pm

MacLellan Brothers

MacLellan Brothers

MacLellan Brothers Band hails from Cape Breton Island and performs high energy Classic Rock & Blues. The MacLellan Brothers Band is sure to deliver a solid performance each and every night.

The Band Members consist of: Leon MacLellan (Guitar, Vocals)–Brian MacLellan (Guitar, Vocals)–Earl MacLellan (Drum, Vocals)–Trevor Brown (Bass, Vocals)/

Playing: Friday - 3:00pm-7:00pm

Kick

Kick

Kick will be on stage Friday July 13th, 7-11pm

Kick is a 4 piece pop/rock group from Cape Breton. Formed in 2006, the band is comprised of Ashley Buckingham (vocals) Andy Peters (vocals/guitar), Lloyd Hussey (bass, vocals), and Mike Buckingham (Drums, vocals). Over the years the Bands has toured all over Cape Breton Island, with their eclectic classic rock to current top 40 set list.

 

Playing: Friday- 7:00pm-11:00pm

Rapunziel Magic Events

Rapunziel Magic Events

Rapunziel Magic Events events include many character themed activities such as face painting, story time, games, paint nights, slumber visits, dancing, singing and playing instruments. In our everyday lives, we sometimes forget to jump into the world of imagination and simply what it is like to have fun.

Every child deserves to have a wish granted to them and I am simply a person who helps with making their dreams come true. Whether slipping on an ice queen’s dress, or becoming a well renowned super heroine, I graciously take on and become the role, entirely, to encourage children to follow their dreams and to show them that they can be anything!

Rapunziel Magic Events is not simply a girl with a dream; it is a community of magic and belief. If interested in booking, please contact Rapunziel on the Facebook fan page, or simply call 902-322-0906.

Thanks to the amazing help of many supporters, especially my father and mother, Garfield and Latisse White.

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Playing: Saturday-11:00am-12:00pm

Keith Mullins and Angelo Spinnazzola

Keith Mullins and Angelo Spinnazzola

Keith Mullins –

Music-Chameleon Keith Mullins has been playing music all his life. Raised in Cape Breton, NS where his family played all styles of music from the hits to jazz, from Cape Breton fiddling to country, music runs thick through his blood. Keith is a multiple award winning songwriter with a degree in classical music and has studied with master drummers in West Africa and Cuba. He’s toured the world playing with East Coast’s finest musicians and has worked passionately at the art of music, from creation to performance to production all the while maintaining his focus in the pursuit of forward thinking projects. His album “Localmotive Farm” shares the name with his organic farm in Nova Scotia. His album “The Wood Buffalo Youth Song Project” was a collaborative project where he created a CD that the schools could use for fund-raising. His newest release, “Island Sol”, is a doc./album collaboration between Keith and some stellar Cuban musicians recorded Egrem Studios in Havana, Cuba.

Angelo Spinnazzola   

Angelo’s father and Capri nightclub owner Pasqualie would invite both Angelo and brother Carlo to the club on Sunday’s so Pasqualie could clean up after the night before. “OK boys… free reign on the pool tables, pinball and pop machines and the old jukebox”. Needless to say Angelo went straight for the jukebox and as it turned out, Sunday was the day the 45 records got changed. The dude changing the 45’s liked Angelo and would give him all the hits of the day that he could handle and then some. A dream come true for a music thirsty young boy! Later on in life the Capri Club would be where both Angelo & Carlo would cut their teeth being the house band there for in the band Green Eggs & Jam. TIMEWARP: Earlier in life on stage at the Capri was where Pasqualie met and married Marilyn who sang there frequently with different bands. It has all come full circle friends.

Playing: Saturday- 12:00-3:00pm

Elite Dance Team

Elite Dance Team

The Elite Dance Team was created 5 years ago and is made up of students from three dance schools. Northside Dance, the Cape Breton School of the Arts and Nadaca Dance.

The students range in age from 8 to 18 and all have one thing in common, the love of dance.  They are under the direction of Kim Roper and Jenna Quinn.

Playing: Saturday- 2:00pm-3:00pm

Curtis Matheson

Curtis Matheson

Curtis Matheson is a Canadian musician based out of the province of Nova Scotia. A known guitar slinger throughout the province, Curtis’ style primarily revolves around the blues, rock, and country genres – often all mixed together. You may catch him loud and wild, and/or soft and delicate, injected with a tremendous amount of emotion during any of his performances. Throughout his teenage years, he had been a student of the blues with the likes of Matt Minglewood and Joe Murphy taking him under their wings and showing him the tricks of the trade.

From 2009 to 2015, Curtis Matheson fronted the Cape Breton based blues/rock group Highway 125, known for their tight sound and unusually young ages in the world of blues music.

Forming the Curtis Matheson Band in 2016, Curtis released his second album titled “Lust, Love & Broken Hearts” in May 2017, which earned a Music Nova Scotia Award nomination for “Blues Recording of the Year” in October 2017.

Born and raised in Cape Breton, Curtis will be back in town with his new band to perform at this year’s Sydney RibFest.

Playing: Satuday- 4:00pm-5:00pm

High Society & Privateers

High Society & Privateers

 

The  Privateers

The Privateers are a group featuring seven of some of Cape Breton’s finest musicians performing the best in high energy Celtic-Rock music. Formed during Sydney’s 2009 Tall Ships visit, The Privateers will surely have you dancing in the aisles, with music from such artists as Great Big Sea,The Pogues, The Rankins, Rawlins Cross, Spirit of the West, and many more of your favorites.

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High Society

This seven vocalist, two horn, high energy rock and roll combo will have you up on your feet all night long no matter the venue or event.

Doling out some of the best music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and more…with a few surprises thrown in for good measure, High Society is high quality, high harmony, high output and perfect for any occasion.

 

Love to dance? This is your band.

 

 

 

 

Playing: Saturday 7:00pm-11:00pm

Premier Cheerleading Allstars

Premier Cheerleading Allstars

Premier Cheerleading Allstars are a nonprofit organization of athletes ages 3-34 that hail from all over the province. Located in Gardiner mines, we are entering into our season 6.

Wwith lots of success in the past 5 years they’re continuing to grow to keep the athletes doing what they love.

Playing: Sunday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Forrester Dancers

Forrester Dancers

FORRESTER DANCERS

The Forrester School of Dance is located in Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, in eastern Canada.  The school was established in 1965 under the direction of Eileen (Pottie) Forrester, and was the first of its kind in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  The school is currently under the direction of Shannon Forrester and her mother Eileen. Shannon is also a member and performer with the Forrester Dance Company. Besides branches that existed over the years throughout the industrial Cape Breton area, programs of the school are regularly requested and offered nationally and internationally.

Each year, the students take dance examinations regulated by the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance of Scotland, a non-competitive program the school has endorsed for over 50 years.  Eileen (Pottie) Forrester has trained over 50 teachers of dance, some of whom are now operating their own dance schools locally and beyond – and who’s teachings are rooted back to the Forrester School of Dance.

Playing: Sunday 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Crowdis Bridge

Crowdis Bridge

This Cape Breton group of multi-instrumentalists has been entertaining folks in small towns and strange places across the Maritimes since 2008. Like a fine bottle of Whiskey, Crowdis Bridge is smooth, complex, tasteful and good for all occasions. From foot-stomping, light-hearted songs to soul-searching melodies with lyrics that run deep, they produce a fine mash of folk, country-blues and bluegrass, pleasing both whiskey and music lovers alike.

Band Members

• Andrew Fedora: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin

• Ben Furey: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin

• Kyle Legere: Banjo, Vocals, Guitar

• Jason Rudderham: Upright Bass, Vocals

• Colin Grant: Fiddle

Playing: Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm