Gathering CD Launched – Thank You!

We had a blast at the April 7, 2016 CD release concert for Gathering at Festival Place in Sherwood Park, Alberta! What a pleasure and privilege to make music with such wonderful musicians! Producer Shannon Johnson, Jeremiah McDade and Solon McDade of The McDades, Debbie Houle, Sarah Pocklington and Terry Morrison (www.terrymorrison.net) of Asani, Ojas Joshi and Karim Gillani (www.karimsangeet.ca).

Thank you also to the excellent staff at Festival Place: Gavin Farmer, Crysta, Brandy, Mim, all the welcoming and helpful volunteers, the outstanding technical crew: Robbie Tkachyk, Ron Smith, Cody, Steve from Straight Line Video, our audio recording engineer Jerry Woolsey, special MC Bill Werthmann of Northern Lights Folk Club and my superb publicist Marlene D’Aoust as well as Bottom Line Productions and Rob Swyrd on photography. And thank you to the audience for supporting the show and giving us such beautiful positive energy back. Huge gratitude to all!!

Now that the CD is officially launched, you can mail order (my purchase page), download online at iTunes (or your favourite legal download site), or visit/contact a fine indie record store (in Canada) including: Fred’s (St. John’s), Blackbyrd (Edmonton and Calgary), Compact Music (Ottawa), HMV (Edmonton), Rand-McNally (Winnipeg), and Library Bound (Waterloo).

New CD – Gathering – Release Concert – April 7, 2016

Maria Dunn is excited to announce the official release of her new recording Gathering with a concert celebration: Thursday April 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm Festival Place 100 Festival Way Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5T2 Tickets available now at: http://www.festivalplace.ab.ca/festivalplace/boxoffice/showinfo.php?id=925 Box Office: 780-449-3378 On her sixth recording, Gathering, Maria Dunn highlights stories of love–not songsRead the full article…

Women of Folkways Concert, Winter Roots 7

Maria Dunn is honoured to once again host the Women of Folkways Concert as part of Winter Roots Roundup VII, presented by Northern Lights Folk Club and folkwaysAlive! at the University of Alberta. This concert is always a delightful opportunity to explore the music of Smithsonian Folkways and present it in a collaborative concert alongRead the full article…

Christmas Carol Project – 20th Anniversary – Farewell Tour

When I return to Edmonton from the Ireland/UK Tour, I’ll hit the ground running with our 20th anniversary (and final season !!) of Edmonton’s own The Christmas Carol Project, with shows in Edmonton and Calgary. It’s been a wonderful run for the past 20 years with our songwriter interpretation of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. TicketsRead the full article…

Upcoming Tour in Ireland / UK, Oct – Nov 2015

Maria is delighted to be heading overseas soon for her upcoming tour in Ireland and the UK. Oct 29-31, Ireland: Maria will be opening for legendary Irish musician Andy Irvine (Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, Patrick Street) for three concerts in Galway, Dublin and Cobh.   Nov 4 -21, UK Tour: Maria Dunn Duo (with Shannon Johnson,Read the full article…

Working on new Maria Dunn CD!

Maria is excited to be currently working on her next CD (#6!) of original songs with producer Shannon Johnson (2007 Juno-winner with The McDades for their CD Bloom). Thank you to the fine musicians who have contributed their talents thus far: Solon McDade, Jeremiah McDade and Ojas Joshi. Not to mention the hard work andRead the full article…

“On The River” Debut in Edmonton April 10, 2015

Maria Dunn, Asani and Ground Zero Productions are excited to perform the Edmonton debut of our new multimedia show “On The River” presented by Public Interest Alberta: Friday April 10, 7:30 pm Grand Ballroom, Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre 11727 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB “On the River” is a 60-minute live performance of musicRead the full article…

The Christmas Carol Project 2014

2014 marks the 19th Annual Christmas Carol Project (www.carolproject.com)! Once again, Edmonton songwriters and musicians Bill Bourne, Al Brant, Kevin Cook, Maria Dunn, Dale Ladouceur, Terry Morrison and Tom Roschkov don their characters from Charles Dickens’ timeless and beautiful tale “A Christmas Carol”. With actor Dave Clarke narrating excerpts from Dickens’ original text and BillRead the full article…

Thank you Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2014!

Basking in the glow of another wonderful festival. What a beautiful community! what a privilege to be part of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival! Huge thanks to Terry Wickham and all the fabulous Festival staff and volunteers for all their dedication, hard work and continually fostering this good spirit! Another huge thank you to LizzyRead the full article…

Thank you PEI Celebration Zone!

Thank you so much to all the staff, sound crew, shuttle and hospitality folks in Charlottetown, PEI for Alberta Week (July 14 – 20). I was honoured to be invited to share my music at the other end of the country for the PEI 150th Anniversary celebrations! Huge thanks to Shannon Johnson and Jeremiah McDadeRead the full article…