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The Master Musicians of Halifax

As the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us in extraordinary ways and disrupting our daily lives, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Master Musicians of Halifax season. Please hang in there, stay safe and join us in 2021.

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ONLY 64 SEATS

Book Early

Only 64 seats are available per show!

Wednesday evenings in July and August
Settle into a historic downtown Halifax venue The Old Triangle, in their charming private An Seanchai room. Drinks and dinner at 6:45 pm | Master Musicians at 8:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: THE 2020 SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

$30* per person cash at the door. Doors open at 6:45 pm.

Make reservations and save!
Reserve online and pay only $25* per person cash at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm with reservations.

*15% tax included. Food, beverage + gratuity are extra. No reserve seating—first-come first-served.

Unique shows

July 1  From Sinatra’s songbook

July 8  Atlantic Canadian Songwriters

July 15  The British Invasion

July 22  The Blues

July 29  Classic Country

Aug 5  Bossa Nova

Aug 12  Songs of Romance

Aug 19  Arias

Aug 26  Great lyricists

PLEASE NOTE: THE 2020 SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Who we are

The Master Musicians of Halifax are drawn from a collection of the top musicians in Halifax. We’ve all played together many times—in each other’s bands, on each other’s gigs, backing-up headliners, in recording sessions, and at countless live music events.

Throughout the year we’re all busy working gigs with various bands, tours, concerts, musical theatre, club work, corporate events, private parties, festivals, and house concerts . . . and now we’re having a blast playing together every Wednesday in July and August.

What and how we play

The show is produced by Mike Cowie, and in it you’ll hear a non-stop 90‑minute live music performance featuring a delightfully eclectic mix of musical styles—you’ll recognize all the music we play.

It’s all about the music!

This show is inspired by east coast Canadian folk music, traditional fiddle tunes, classic rock, R&B, operatic arias, Sinatra‑standards, blues, and classic country, among other styles. Soulful lead vocals, vocal harmonies, instrumental solos, and tight group ensemble playing are featured.

No song is ever played the same way twice. The rules are: be true to the song, be true to the group sound, and play your ass off. It’s all about the music.

What is a Master Musician?

Have their own individual sound and great technical proficiency on their instrument

Can read music and play by ear

Can play authentically many different styles of music

Can make the other musicians they play with sound better

Can hear and react to everything the other musicians are playing in real time

Can move an audience emotionally

Artists

The Master Musicians of Halifax have performed with:
Celine Dion, Anne Murray; Bryan Adams; Gino Vanelli; Frankie Vallie and The 4 Seasons; Ian Tyson’s Great Speckled Bird; Leslie Gore; Joan Rivers; Jerry Seinfeld; Rodney Dangerfield; Regis Philbin; The Temptations; Mary Wilson from the Supremes; Dusty Springfield; Peter Noone from Herman’s Hermits; Jan Arden; Bobby Arvon; Denny Doherty from The Mommas and Papas; Vera Lynn; Moe Koffman; Gene MacLellan; Holly Cole; BB King; Heather Rankin; Jimmy Rankin; Bruce Guthro; Measha Brueggergosman; Sloan; Lennie Gallant; Rita MacNeil; John Allen Cameron; Matt Minglewood; Ashley MacIsaac; Richard Wood; Gordie MacKeeman; Dutch Mason; Jean Stapleton; Jeri Brown; Warren Chiasson; Goddo; Doug Mallory; Shirley Eikard; Jonathan Edwards; Sing-a-long Jubilee; Symphony Nova Scotia; Lu; Paty Cantu; Agrupación Cariño; Rodrigo Dávila (Motel); Joe Demikeli (Madison); Vinnie Moore; Jon Finn; Víctor Mendoza; Kimberley Locke; and RJ Helton

Composers and Artists in our Repertoire

Leonard Cohen; REM; Prince; The Velvet Underground; Cowboy Junkies; Muddy Waters; Jimmy Reed; Louis Armstrong; Frank Sinatra.. all the great American Songbook composers; Chuck Berry; Al Green; Sam Cook; Bob Marley; Bruce Springsteen; Bob Dylan; Willie Dixon; Sting; Ray Charles; Chris Isaak; Rolling Stones; Beatles; Guns ‘n’ Roses; Nirvana; Thelonius Monk; John Coltrane; Johnny Cash; Whitney Houston; Buffalo Springfield; Hank Williams; Frankie Vallie; Joni Mitchell; Elvis; Tom Waites; Smokey Robinson; The Temptations; Stevie Wonder; Rickie Lee Jones; David Bowie; Henry Mancini; Kris Kristofferson; Billy Joel; Elton John; John Lennon; Sade; Peggy Lee; Jimmy Hendrix; Conway Twitty; Miles Davis; Sheryl Crow; Annie Lennox; Nat “King” Cole; Spandeau Ballet; Burt Bacharach; Graham Townsend; Ward Allen; Jay Unga; Dan R MacDonald; and John Morris Rankin

Reservations

Making reservations for The Master Musicians of Halifax saves you money and may help you get a better seat—first-come first-served. If you reserve, doors open for you at 6:30 pm and admission is only $25* per person cash at the door.

*15% tax included. Food, beverage + gratuity are extra. No reserve seating—first-come first-served.

PLEASE NOTE: THE 2020 SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

We’ll see you there!

Location

The Master Musicians of Halifax
The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse
An Seanchaí Room
(pronounced un shawn-a-hee)
5136 Prince Street, Halifax

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