Another in a series of features about BCMFest 2016 that will be appearing in this blog right up until the festival (January 8 and 9, if it’s not on your calendar yet), so as to better acquaint you with the events, activities and personalities that make up BCMFest.
If you go to a Celtic music festival with the hope — no, make that the expectation — of being able to join in a song or two, well, you should get yourself to The Attic at 1 p.m. during BCMFest’s Dayfest (January 9): That’s when The Kelly Girls and òran mór will lead a good hour’s worth of sing-along songs.
The 16th annual Southwest Folk Alliance Conference was held September 23rd to 27th in Austin, Texas, and artists, songwriters and presenters from far and wide gathered to celebrate music and friendship. Nancy was chosen as an Official Artist to showcase in the Alternates Round on Thursday evening, joining an esteemed line up of talent, and setting the tone to what would be a brilliant weekend of performances all around.
Even though the Thursday night jamming went into the wee hours of the morning, the Elm Room was filled on Friday morning for Nancy’s workshop, “Envisioning The Life You Want”. Its focus was on creating a five year plan, creating the change necessary to achieve goals all the while being mindful of the unique gift each and everyone of us brings to the world. Lively discussion ensued and even a few touching tears were shed by attendees.
Moonlit Pond Records sincerely commends and thanks the SWRFA team for producing a top notch, heart rousing, awe inspiring conference! We’ll be back!
The Kelly Girls have got their green on and are ready to raise the thermostat with winter-weary New Englanders! Irish heritage in the great State of Massachusetts runs deep and proud, and though celebrated all year round, none can compare to the blarney bashes around St Paddy’s Day. Come raise a glass with TKG’s at one of these fine events:
WDVX in Knoxville is a listener supported radio station housed in the downtown Visitors Center. They play everything from Bluegrass to Celtic and Folk and even throw in a little roots music from other parts of the world offering listeners a variety of specialty shows featuring music you can’t hear anywhere else.
One of the Specialty shows is hosted by Karen E. Reynolds, called “Writer’s Block“. Airing only independent performing songwriters, Karen combines interviews with in studio performances and airing cuts from the artist’s CDs. She created this forum to bring attention to original artists that deserve to be listened to, yet don’t have the benefit of a major label. Nancy Beaudette was her featured guest on September 26th.
WDVX also provides local and regional musicians an outlet for their talents, including the “Blue Plate Special Show” which airs weekdays at noon and on Saturdays WDVX and broadcasts live performances from our studios in downtown Knoxville. Nancy Beaudette was the featured artist at the “Blue Plate Special” on October 2nd.
Yes really. And why not? Iceland may not be on the top of most Artist’s tour list, but it is certainly topping vacation destinations of late. Grindavik is home of the now famous Blue Lagoon Spa, awe inspiring scenic landscape, and majestic coastline. Bryggjan’s Cafe is located in this harbour village and is the town’s hot spot for night life. Nancy had the privilege of touting her Canadiana roots with local residents in September. Icelanders and Canadians have long held a special bond – most evident by the warm reception and hospitality extended to Nancy throughout her visit.
The Bluebird Café turned 30 last week, and an extended celebration ensued with special daily performances from some of music’s biggest artists and songwriters. Beginning Monday, June 4, 2012, numerous homecoming shows, special concerts, guest appearances and events took place at the Cafe, including performances by Kathy Mattea, Crystal Gayle, Vince Gill and numerous hit writers.
The Bluebird Café was originally opened in June of 1982 by Amy Kurland as a restaurant in a small strip center in the Nashville suburb of Green Hills. On a fateful night in 1987, a new artist named Garth Brooks performed at The Bluebird and an executive from Capitol Records happened to be in the audience. The executive took Garth into the kitchen and asked him to come by the label the next day to offer him a deal. Years later, Garth says, “The Bluebird is the beginning and the mecca, the end.” In 2004 Dreamworks Records’ executive Scott Borchetta saw 15-year-old Taylor Swift perform for the first time and invited her to be a part of his new venture – a label to be called Big Machine Label Group.
Over 65,000 people now visit The Bluebird Café annually. It has changed little in appearance, character and purpose over the last 30 years. The small stage still offers the opportunity for budding singers and songwriters to be heard. The Bluebird Café is guaranteed to always provide musical “moments,” and in most cases, only 100 lucky listeners will be in the room to let the rest of the world know what it missed.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Nancy Beaudette will be part of an impressive line up of women’s artists performing at this year’s music festival in Kents Store, Virginia. Amidst 96 wooded acres, CampOut offers facilities and opportunities for groups and individuals to relax and unwind. This year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever with performers like The Martine Locke Band and Jamie Anderson – another artist with Canadian ties!
Nancy will also offer a workshop during the festival: “Run Fly Soar” is a motivational program that encourages participants to make the changes in their lives that will enable them to live their dreams. It will take place on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Moonlit Pond Records & Promotion is currently booking Nancy Beaudette in libraries across New England. Nancy delivers a Canadian Cultural Program filled with stories and songs. Click on the image for details, and contact us today for additional information and availability.
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Nancy Beaudette was seen showcasing with Hadley Music Group at this year’s Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN. The conference is an annual event that draws together music industry professionals from throughout the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional music and dance. It is an event of celebration, education, and entertainment with over 2000 registered attendees, 50 panel discussions and educational workshops, 200 juried showcases (Performance Alley) and 300 unofficial showcases.
Look out Texas – the Lone Canadian is heading south! In February 2012, Nancy Beaudette will embark on a 10 day tour through the Lone Star State, guitar and Maple Leaf in hand. She’ll land in Fort Worth on Feb 09th for two performances in the city before making her way to Houston for a full week of performances. When asked, Nancy said, “My hosts assure me that Texan’s really know how to serve up ‘big’ hospitality, so I’m really excited for this tour.”
Check out the schedule below:
Saturday, Feb 11th, 7:30 p.m. Open Doors Productions Coffeehouse
Sunday, Feb 12th, 10:30 a.m. Agape MCC – Charter for Compassion Service
Monday, Feb 13th, 9:30 p.m. McGonigals Mucky Ducks Open Stage
Tuesday, Feb 14th, 7:00 p.m. Featured writer at NSAI Kingwood, TX
Thursday, Feb 16th, 7:30 p.m. Anderson Fair – Featured writer in the round
Saturday, Feb 18th, 7:30 p.m. Sandi’s House Concert
Sunday, Feb 19, 2:00 p.m. Guest performer at LOAF Women’s Group