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…

Thank you Mariposa Folk!

Thank you so much to all the volunteers, staff, sound crews, MCs and our fellow musicians at Mariposa (July 4 – 6)! What a treat–we had a delightful experience, sharing the workshop stages with generous and talented performers, and performing the tremendously powerful songs of Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs in two of our sessions.Read the full article…

Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2014!

Maria is delighted to be returning to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival this year, August 8 – 10. For more information on the full festival line-up, please see their website: www.edmontonfolkfest.orgRead the full article…

Spring 2014 Tour

Now that the snow is rapidly melting, Maria is looking forward to touring this Spring, starting with concert dates in Alberta at Camrose’s Rose City Roots on March 29 and The Arden Theatre in St. Albert on April 5, before heading to Ontario and Nova Scotia in mid-April/May. Please see the Concert page for datesRead the full article…

CKUA Live Recording from 2013 CFMAs

Here’s the link to the live recording from Maria’s solo performance Sunday morning Nov. 10, 2013 on Tom Coxworth’s Folk Routes radio program, CKUA as part of the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards celebrations and showcases in Calgary, AB. Thanks to: •   SOCAN for sponsoring the live performance •   Fish Creek Concerts in Calgary for sponsoring theRead the full article…

Video posted of God Bless Us Everyone (from The Christmas Carol Project)

John Armstrong at Bellstruck Productions has just uploaded a video for Maria Dunn’s song “God Bless Us Everyone”: http://youtu.be/AZ-f9ToUK5E 2013 marks the 18th year of The Christmas Carol Project, an Edmonton songwriters’ interpretation of Dickens’ delightful story ‘A Christmas Carol’. The show features Bill Bourne, Kevin Cook, Maria Dunn, Tom Roschkov, Terry Morrison, Al Brant,Read the full article…

Piece By Piece nominated for Canadian Folk Music Award!

Maria Dunn is nominated for Solo Artist of the Year for the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards for her 2012 recording Piece By Piece. Congratulations to all the nominees here for their fine work! –       Stephen Fearing for Between Hurricanes –       John Wort Hannam for Brambles And Thorns –       Lynn Miles for Downpour –       MariaRead the full article…

Internment Exhibit Opening, Cave and Basin, Banff

On September 13, 2013, I had the great privilege of taking part in the opening ceremony of the Parks Canada exhibit: Enemy Aliens, Prisoners of War: Canada’s First World War Internment Operations, 1914-1920. I found it deeply moving to sing my song In the Shadow of the Rockies for the descendants of Ukrainian Canadian internees whoRead the full article…

Thank You Summerfolk!

Huge thanks to all the staff, volunteers, musicians and audiences at Summerfolk 2013! And special thanks to Shannon Johnson who finished a summer tour with her band The McDades just in time to accompany me with beautiful violin and harmony vocals at Kelso Park in Owen Sound, ON. I was delighted to share my musicRead the full article…

Thank You Vancouver Folk Music Festival!

Thank you so much to all the staff, volunteers, musicians and audiences at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival this past weekend! And special thanks to Lizzy Hoyt who took time out of her own music career to accompany me with beautiful violin and harmony vocals over the weekend. We felt very well taken care ofRead the full article…