Tue, Feb 5, 2013.
Singer-songwriters and Maritime favourites David Myles and Rose Cousins have been selected as the co-hosts of this year's East Coast Music Awards gala. The special honour comes as the ECMA's celebrate their 25th anniversary. Myles and Cousins will take to the stage of the Cunard Centre in Halifax on Sunday, March 10th.
The ECMA office also announced the performers for this year's concert. In addition to Myles and Cousins, also taking the stage will be Ashley MacIsaac, The Barra MacNeils, Charlie A'Court, Christina Martin, Classified,The Dardanelles, Dave Gunning, Jenn Grant, John Gracie, Mary Jane Lamond, Natalie MacMaster, Paper Lions, Radio Radio, Repartee, and Rich Aucoin.
Tickets for the Gala, as well as the many showcase and concert events surrounding East Coast Music Week are available to the public. For the Gala, visit http://www.ticketatlantic.com/en/home/events/eastcoastmusicawardsgala/info.aspx
For those who can't make it to Halifax that week, you'll be able to watch the event from home. The gala returns to television this year, thanks to title sponsor Eastlink. The company is providing a national broadcast in HD, daily live TV programs for Atlantic Canadian customers, and a 13-part television series.
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Bob Mersereau has been covering music, and the East Coast Music Scene since 1985 for CBC. He's a veteran scene-maker at the ECMA's, knows where the best shows and right parties are happening, and more importantly, has survived to tell the tales. His weekly East Coast music column is heard on Shift on Radio 1 in New Brunswick each Wednesday at 4'45. He's also the author of two national best-selling books, The Top 100 Canadian Albums (2007) and The Top 100 Canadian Singles (2010).