April 2013 Archives

Mason and Hallett deliver the Blues!

Posted by Margaret Hemsworth Laleune

masonhallettpic.JPGThis weekend Juno award winner Garrett Mason and next generation bluesman Keith Hallett in concert at last year's Halifax Jazz Festival. We'll also sample some of the many new CDs that have come our way. Join Stephanie Domet this Saturday at 10 a.m. on CBC Radio 2 and 5 past 5 on CBC Radio 1 for some of the best music in the Maritimes.

Erin Costelo and Stephen Fearing featured on Atlantic Airwaves

Posted by Margaret Hemsworth Laleune

Fearing & Costelo pic.JPGStephen Fearing and Erin Costelo shared the stage at the Al Whittle Theatre last spring for an unforgettable concert. This project brought the two singer/songwriters together, collaborating and co-writing several songs, and creating an electric energy and synergy that you'll definitely be able to hear. They are backed by a great band - Jamie Gatti, Dave Burton, Chris Mitchell, Ken MacKay, Rick Waychesko and Dan Martin.
We'll also tip our Airwaves hat to Rita MacNeil who died earlier this week, and take a listen to a new CD by a promising young fiddler, Alycia Putnam. Tune in Saturday at 10 a.m. on CBC Radio 2 and at 5 past 5 on CBC Radio 1 for some of the best music made in Atlantic Canada.

Celtic Guitar Summit plus new recording Synesthesia by Asif Illyas on Airwaves

Posted by Margaret Hemsworth Laleune

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for J P Cormier_01.jpgJP Cormier along with Dave MacIsaac, Ray Legere and special guest John Doyle from Ireland take the stage as part of last years' Celtic Colours International Festival. The Celtic Guitar Summit brought these 4 very talented musicians together sharing tunes, songs and medleys.

Asif Illyas - Press photo.jpgMusician, composer and producer Asif Illyas just released his brand new solo project called 'Synesthesia' and he dropped by the Airwaves studio to chat about the new recording. Tune in Saturday at 10 a.m. on CBC Radio 2 and 5 past 5 on CBC Radio 1 for some of the best music in the Atlantic region.

Two Hours Traffic & Paper Lions in Concert plus new CD from Quiet Parade

Posted by Margaret Hemsworth Laleune

THT2websafebandphoto-150x150.jpgA battle of the bands took place during PEI Music Week this year ... on stage Two Hours Traffic and Paper Lions squared off during 'Nudie's House of Rock' event at the Mack Theatre in Charlottetown. CBC Radio was there to record it all and we have it on Atlantic Airwaves this weekend. We'll also have a feature with Trevor Murphy chatting about the new Quiet Parade cd called 'Old Haunts'. Tune in Saturday at 10 on CBC Radio 2 and at 5 past 5 on CBC Radio 1.