You Won’t Want to Miss the NeelyG Festival of Music

Photo attribution: Ben Gillcrist Are You A Music Lover? If you are, you need to set aside July 15th-17th, 2016 to catch an absolutely stellar line-up of talent at the 2nd annual NeelyG Festival of Music. The Neely G Festival will feature the best of Folk, Blues, Roots, Celtic, Country and Bluegrass music for three fabulous days. We attended last year's inaugural festival and let me tell you, the quality of talent was unrivaled and the venue was magical. This year's festival features an … [Read more...]

Ron Hynes ~ Good-Bye to an Original

I awoke yesterday morning to the terrible news that Newfoundland singer/songwriter Ron Hynes had died. He had suffered from cancer for several years; but still, his death came as a shock. His songs were the songs of the people; his stories were our stories. He wrote about things that mattered to us all. His work embodied originality and was a world away from the hollow, predictable sounds of commercial radio. Very recently, I had the privilege to see this master perform in an intimate … [Read more...]

Amazing Venue and Talent at the Neely G Festival of Music

A couple of weekends ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Neely G Festival of Music in Long Creek, N.B.. This was the festival's inaugural year, so I was expecting a few small glitches in organizing such a massive endeavour, but that was far from the case. The festival was held at the newly built R10 Venue located near Sussex, N.B. and is an easy drive from New Brunswick's major cities of Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton. The site itself is nestled in a rural … [Read more...]

The Neely G Festival of Music

The NeelyG Festival of Music will feature the best of Folk, Roots, Celtic and Bluegrass music for three fabulous days on July 17, 18, and 19. I feel a very personal connection to this amazing event. My good friend, Sheree, created this event to honour the memory of her beautiful daughter, Neely. It will soon be two years since she lost her beloved daughter. Sheree conceived this festival as a way to honour Neely's love of music and her musical spirit. "It is a celebration of all that … [Read more...]

Ron Hynes, A Canadian Treasure

Ron Hynes, A Canadian Treasure It’s not often you have the opportunity to watch a songwriting legend perform in an intimate setting.  Such was the case on Sunday, September 1st at The Barrel's Head Gastropub and Wine Bar in Rothesay, New Brunswick. … [Read more...]