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On the program for Saturday June 11, 2011

On this Weekends' edition of Atlantic Airwaves - a feature on 16 year old Molly Thomason and her new release 'Beauty Queen' - also a concert from the ECMA Group of the year, The Once from Newfoundland.

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Molly's Thomason's first album, 'Through The Static' got her a lot of attention, multiple award nominations, a placement on Degrassi and two #1's on the East Coast Countdown. Two of her songs even reached the semi-finalist status in the International Songwriting Contest in 2010 and 2011. But with all that come the demands of the music business, playing shows, doing interviews, recording, writing; not much time for school and friends. Did we mention, Molly is 16 and attends high school in Antigonish.

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The Newfoundland based, acoustic trio 'The Once' may have been happier but they can't remember when. Since the birth of their debut self-titled album in 2009, they have received four Music NL Awards, two Canadian Folk Music Awards and now a 2011 ECMA for Group Recording of the Year! With both Ireland and UK agents onside and some huge international touring announcements coming down the pipe, they are ready to live the Canadian Dream, emptying the bank account as they record their sophomore album and travel across the country to some major folk festivals including Winnipeg, Edmonton, Canmore and Calgary!

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