March 2018 Newsletter From The Grace


Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre

March 2018
Tatamagouche, NS

From The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre, Creamery Square, Tatamagouche.
Visit our web site for more information or buy tickets online .
902-956-1848 Operations Manager

After a successful 2017 at The Grace, we are working on our 2018 performance series.
Go to our web site for more information.

Book The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre or the popular Ice House Gallery for your staff party or event. Several options exist for your reception, wedding, annual meeting, banquet or other special event. For details email or call 902-956-1848

If you are interested in volunteering at The Grace, please contact us by email or phone. We are always looking for help on show night, or in the art gallery, bar, tickets, advertising and more. For details email or call 902-956-1848

MUSIC | Open Mic Night

We are hoping to start up our monthly open mic nights beginning in the spring. This has proven to be a popular event series with new performers each month. Stay tuned.

MUSIC | Hillsburn
Friday March 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Grace is delighted to welcome back Hillsburn. This is an exciting and energetic award winning folk/pop/rock band.

In 2016/2017, Hillsburn released their debut full-length album, and sold out shows across Canada. The Halifax based band won the Canadian Folk Music Award for “New/Emerging Artist of the Year” and a 2017 East Coast Music Award for “Fans’ Choice Video of the Year.”

Their new album, “The Wilder Beyond” is out. Use the link below to listen to some of the new tunes. They return to The Grace on March 16, 7:30pm. Don’t miss them!!
The Wilder Beyond – Listen to audio samples

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MUSIC | Addison Locke – Country
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Born and raised in Lunenburg county Nova Scotia, and a former resident of Pictou County, Addison Locke has been entertaining audiences throughout the region and beyond since 1984

Addison has recorded in Nashville, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and began offering full length concerts in 2008 after launching his first long playing CD titled. “Addison Locke…What Have You Done”. He is honoured to have recorded his CD in the Dave Gunning Studios

Addison knows that the key to joy in the music industry is found ‘on the ground’ singing for live audiences. He holds to his idea that the finest artists are also fine people filled with genuine affection and respect for their fans.

Quiet and humble by nature, Addison offers sincere and wildly true stories about where his songs originate and the characters that inspired them. Those who attend Addison’s live concerts leave his shows knowing him and leave feeling that he genuinely loves each one of them

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MUSIC |Celtic Rant
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Drawing on the rich repertoire of East Coast Celtic tradition of intricate instrumentals, sea shanties, Irish and Scottish songs, and original compositions, Celtic Rant have forged a polished sound around the guitar, fiddle, pipes, mandolin, and excitingly robust vocal harmonies. They have been performing in festivals and clubs throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI and have been building a steady base since 2006 – the year the band started.

They recorded the debut “Celtic Rant” and follow up recording “Encore” with producer Don Chapman. The newest CD “A Clancy Rantcy” is a tribute to the legendary Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. “A Clancy Rantcy” takes Celtic Rant into exciting new territory.

Celtic Rant consists of Victor Fraser on vocals, guitar, tenor banjo and fiddle, Rob Wigle on vocals, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki, and Rob Greene, who also does vocals and plays bass guitar, fiddle and pipes.

For a sample of their music go to

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Gala Dinner – June 2018

Presented by The Creamery Square Arts Society in support of the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre.
Plan to attend our Gala Fund Raising Dinner to be held at Fox Harb’r Resort in June 2018. Tickets will be available soon at and at Scotiabank, Tatamagouche at $100 each. Dinner, entertainment, silent auction, bar, and outdoor deck available.

MUSIC | Sean McCann
Of Great Big Sea
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm. TATAFEST

In partnership with TATAFEST 2018, The Grace presents Sean McCann, formerly of the renowned folk/rock group Great Big Sea.

Séan McCann – long-time singer in the iconic Canadian party band Great Big Sea, was a high functioning alcoholic burdened with a dark past. He spent 35 years drinking heavily to numb his pain and avoid his truth. In 2013, he decided to leave the band and re-invent his life.
He is now a solo artist and advocate for mental health and addiction recovery. His story is about surviving abuse, becoming sober, leaving the band and making a real difference in the world.

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