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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Band Folk Blues


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"Home is where the heart is For Morgan MacDonald, inspiration was close at hand for his new EP."

Local. It's probably the best word to sum up country/folk musician Morgan MacDonald. From Chester, Nova Scotia, MacDonald's releasing his debut EP Back to the Wilderness in Halifax on June 27. And he's not short on local influence. "I really enjoy what's happening locally," MacDonald says. "As much as there's bands from all over the place that I really like, I feel like saying that I was influenced by The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Neil Young---even though it's true---might be a little redundant."

Instead he says he's inspired by the likes of Steve Gates, Acres and Acres, Tanya Davis, Amelia Curran and Old Man Luedecke, to name a few, and he's got an EP stacked with Haligonian talent, including producer Paul Aucoin.

"The people that I have the chance to play with is probably my favourite part of music. Other than getting to know people and getting to travel----getting to meet people and listen to such great artists in an intimate environment," says MacDonald. "I've always enjoyed seeing live music---it's kind of hard to beat."

Growing up on the south shore, MacDonald says his parents were both avid music fans. "You know, family events, camping and whatever, there's was always lots of music around." And once he came to Halifax, he definitely got in with the right crowd. Hanging out with Acres and Acres and Caledonia, he says they encouraged him to start developing songs. He started playing at parties and eventually started opening for them, and it's only progressed from there.

Now with a four-track EP under his belt and about to embark on a cross-Canada tour, he says he just wants to play for more people, travel and build up more of a fan base. "To be honest, I feel good about the songs but I'm very much getting started as a songwriter," he says. "Some of the other local artists, like Old Man Luedecke and Amelia Curran, they are really great at using simile and telling stories from different perspectives, which I definitely want to do." --Sarah Mateshaytis

Morgan MacDonald w/ Dark for Dark, Greensleeves, Wednesday, June 27 at The Company House, 2202 Gottingen Street, 8pm - The Coast

"L&O with Mo Kenney and Greensleeves at Gus' Pub"

2606 Agricola St, Halifax, NS B3K

Wednesday 20 June 2012, 18h00 till Today, 08h30

Organized by : Lampshades and Offlights

Event page on Facebook
Lampshades & Offlights

Mo Kenney


Cover: $5 - Wherevent

"Garden View Restaurant Launches Wednesday Night Entertainment Series"

The Garden View Restaurant on Main Street will be launching a new weekly entertainment series. The popular Chinese Restaurant will be showcasing a wide variety of up and coming local talent on a weekly basis. Garden View owners Greg & Trudy Fong have been running these events for the past few weeks on Wednesday nights and will be launching the venue with an official Kick-off on August 20th. This will become a regular Friday night event at the Garden View. SNAP dropped by to check it out and took in a performance by "Greensleeves", a popular group from Halifax. If you’d like the opportunity to showcase your talent on a Friday night, contact Greg or Trudy at 435-7777 or email The Garden View will also make this facility available to not-for-profit groups for charity events. This intimate venue is sure to become a local hot spot! - SNAP Dartmouth

"Phil and the Discovery Centre Present: Greensleeves!"

PHIL and The Discovery Centre present: Greensleeves!
When: Fri., June 17, 6:30 p.m. 2011
Price: donations to FEED NS

Discovery Centre
1593 Barrington Barrington
492-4422 - The Coast


Greensleeves EP



An eclectic and inspired blend of young and passionate musicians, brought together by the urge to get the people on their feet and feel the music. A unique and noteworthy blend of folk, blues, and indie. Passers-by are sure to turn their heads and lift their eyebrows at the sounds of Greensleeves, and walk away with a tune stuck in their head.