January 2012 Archives

January 29th - Two piano playing composers on All the Best

Posted by Margaret Hemsworth Laleune

Two talented piano players who also compose their own music are featured on All the Best this week.  One who is well established in his career and the other is just starting out.

Kim Dunn has 30 years in the music biz and we've got him in concert from a CBC Music Session recorded in Studio H in Halifax.

Later in the show Shauntay Grant will present 14 year old Owen Maitzen.  He's just getting his feet wet but already he's making waves with his playing and his original compositions.

Listen Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. on CBC Radio One for All the Best in the Maritimes.

January 22nd - Two PEI singer/songwriters are featured

Posted by Margaret Hemsworth Laleune

Two very talented Prince Edward Island musicians are featured this week on All the Best.  First up one of CBC's Music Sessions with singer/songwriter Catherine MacLellan.  Then we sample some of Al Tuck's most recent recording 'Under Your Shadow'.  For All the Best in the Maritimes .... tune in Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. on CBC Radio One.

January 15th - "Diomira" in concert

Posted by Margaret Hemsworth Laleune

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for P1011156.JPG This week on All the Best we've got a great performance by "Diomira" - a collaboration between three very talented artists recorded at the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall in Halifax.

Pianist Dinuk Wijeratne teams up with percussionist Nick Halley and accordion player Joseph Petric to perform some of his own original compositions. Wijeratne's works combine classical precision and contemporary improvization, with jazz and middle eastern overtones.  The results are powerful and dynamic.

Dinuk also stops by our CBC studio for a quick chat with Shauntay about his influences and his music.  For more on Dinuk's career and music check out http://dinukwijeratne.com/live/

January 8th - Maritimers with recent CDs

Posted by Margaret Hemsworth Laleune

Happy New Year everyone.  We have some wonderful music coming up on this weeks show.  Shauntay will spin a few recent cds featuring talented Maritimers, including Natalie MacMaster with her new CD 'Cape Breton Girl'.  We'll also sample Dylan Guthro's new release and Ria Mae's as well.  And then we'll round out the show with a couple tunes from the Modern Grass Quartet.  Sounds like a great hour of music no matter how you cut it.  Tune in Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. on CBC Radio for 'All the Best' in the Maritimes.