Paddlefest back with autumn concert series

Stewart MacLean photo P.E.I.’s Irish Mythen is set to open up an autumn concert series at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre’s Dunn Theatre. The acclaimed artist has been recognized for her work nationally and globally. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 23.

SAINT ANDREWS – The autumn concert series is back for another year in Saint Andrews with monthly concerts at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre.

The series of concerts is possible due to a partnership between Paddlefest NB, Periwinkle Productions, and the Huntsman, utilizing the Huntsman’s Dunn Theatre.

“It’s a nice space in town that hasn’t really been used for concerts,” said event organizer Luke Macdonald.

Quoddy Lake Marine is the title sponsor of the autumn concert series, with Macdonald noting their support is greatly appreciated.

“People can come early, grab a drink, and explore. Check out the Huntsman,” he said.

The first concert is set for Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Prince Edward Island performer and songwriter Irish Mythen. Born in Ireland, Mythen currently calls Charlottetown home. The acclaimed artist has been recognized for her work nationally and globally.

Her most recent work titled Little Bones earned a 2020 JUNO Awards nomination for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year and seven Music PEI 2020 nominations and two wins including Touring Artist of the Year and Roots Contemporary Recording Artist of the Year.

Mythen’s known for her powerful connection to her audience. Seeing her perform live is more than a concert, but an experience.

The artist lineup includes Nova Scotia JUNO and ECMA nominated artist Dave Gunning performing Oct. 21, Winnipeg-based JUNO winning country and folk singer-songwriter William Prince performing Nov. 7, and P.E.I.-based JUNO and ECMA winning folk artist Catherine MacLellan wrapping up the fall series with her performance on Dec. 15, which will include songs from her Holiday EP.

The monthly concerts brighten the autumn season in Saint Andrews and will hopefully continue to breathe life into the winter.

“It’s nice to have this series going on during the quieter months,” said Macdonald.

Interested sponsors for the winter concert series can contact Luke Macdonald at paddlefest.nb@gmail.com.

heatherknight@stcroixcourier.ca