Irish is just back from a tour of her native Ireland and is joined by Steven MacDougall, who will be performing his signature songs as well as new songs from his latest CD, “Cruel & Unusual.” MacDougall is familiar to South Shore audiences and performed to a standing room only crowd at the Astor Theatre during Nova Scotia Music Week 2012. Irish is a beloved fixture on the South Shore music scene and has brought her musical gifts the area many times over the years.
Mythen and MacDougall are great individually and perfect together as both offer a deep bench of unforgettable songs along with a rare gift for storytelling.
Contact Pam and Alan Samson, 354-5919 to reserve your tickets. Concert takes place at 558 Eastern Shore Road, Queens County, NS (Beach Meadows near Liverpool)
Tickets are $20 each.
About Irish Mythen
Born and raised in Ireland, Irish Mythen has played throughout Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the UK, and now lives in Maritime Canada. She has performed at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Mariposa, the East Coast Music Awards, and the North American Folk Alliance. She has worked with Gordie Sampson, Joel Plaskett, Ron Hynes, Matt Andersen, Bruce Guthro and Dave Gunning as well as international artists including Tom Paxton, The Dubliners, and The Pogues. Mythen has developed a Canadian and international fanbase that is as passionate about her as she is about her music.
Since settling in Canada, Mythen has recorded two CDs, "Sweet Necessity" (2007) and her current project, “Open Here,” which was nominated for Roots Album of the year at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards.
About Steven MacDougall
Cape Breton native Steven MacDougall is hitting his stride as a singer-songwriter with the release of his second solo CD, “Cruel & Unusual.” Known to many fans as founder, frontman, and principal writer for award-winning rock band, Slowcoaster, MacDougall has been steadily gaining traction as a writer and solo performer since the release of his debut solo CD, “Spanish Bay” (2005).
For “Cruel & Unusual,” MacDougall draws on a vast and diverse musical vocabulary -- folk, country, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll -- all influenced by his Cape Breton musical roots and world-wide travels with Slowcoaster. An accomplished writer and musician, MacDougall devotes a lot of time co-writing in Nashville and has had covers with Jimmy Rankin and Gordie Sampson. MacDougall shares his experience and talent every summer teaching and mentoring young writers at The Gordie Sampson Songcamp.