November /December at the The Grace

Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre
December 2018
Tatamagouche, NS

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902-956-1848 Operations Manager

2018 Season – At The Grace

Scroll below for details on our upcoming events:
This is a special invite to attend:
Dave Gunning and J P Cormier,
Lenny Gallant,
and ‘Tis The Season, featuring Bette MacDonald.
Go to our web site and see below for more information.

Until Dec 15 – Art Show Open House Exhibit,
November 24 – Lenny Gallant
December 10 – Theatre Games
December 5 – Dave Gunning and J P Cormier
December 7 – Homegrown Holiday 2, local talent showcase
December 12 – Bette MacDonald, ‘Tis the season.
For more details on all events see below and go to

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 especially on show night, or in the art gallery, bar, tickets, advertising and more. For details email or call 902-956-1848

Tickets for events at The Grace are usually available at Fulton’s Pharmacy in Tatamagouche, and online, as well as at the door. Go to to purchase yours today.

ART / “Open House Exhibit”
Art Work of North Shore Artists

Until Sat, Dec 15, 2018

At The Ice House Gallery, Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre, Creamery Square, Tatamagouche

Closing: December 15

No Admission Fee

Art Gallery is open Saturdays 9:00 – 1:00, Sundays 1:00 – 3:00 or by appointment.

Contact Toni MacDonald 902-756-0408 or Anne MacKeen 902-657-2214


MUSIC / Lenny Gallant – $30

Saturday, Nov. 24

Lennie Gallant has just been nominated for 4 Music PEI awards. The winners will be announced in January, 2019. Come to The Grace and congratulate him.

Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant has released twelve albums (10 in English and 2 in French) of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes, and The East Coast Music Awards, including 2017 ECMA Entertainer of the Year. His double CD of the 22 songs from his multimedia hit production, Searching For Abegweit, which ran for 140 shows, also won him an ECMA. He was named Canadian Folk Artist of The Year for 2016 and his song Peter’s Dream was voted one of the Top Ten East Coast Songs of All Time.

A recipient of the Order of Canada, Lennie is an international touring artist, who has performed all over the continent, in Europe, for the troops in Afghanistan, and at the XXI Winter Olympics. He has toured with Symphony Nova Scotia, Symphony New Brunswick, and with Symphony PEI. His songs have been covered by numerous artists including Jimmy Buffett, The Rankins, and Measha Brueggergosman and have appeared in feature films and TV shows. One of his albums, When We Get There, even went up to the international space station with Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette (now the Governor General of Canada) for the crew to enjoy and orbited the planet 248 times. How about that for high rotation!

Fresh on the heels of his 2017 ECMA wins Gallant buried himself in the studio with producer Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant, David Miles) to record his new album, Time Travel. In addition to performances from his own stellar band, Jeremy Gallant, Patricia Richard and Sean Kemp, the album features guest appearances by Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, The Fretless, and The Atlantic String Machine, among others.

Lennie Gallant has been involved in numerous charity events, and he recently received the PEI Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award for his work and support of many worthwhile causes.

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MUSIC / Dave Gunning – J P Cormier – $30

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
7:30 AM

Two of Canada’s greatest roots singer-songwriters have finally done what everybody’s wanted — heck, what they’ve wanted — for years. Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier are releasing their first album together, called Two. Great friends, frequent collaborators, co-writers and touring partners, the pair has been talking about this album since pretty much the day they met. Now it’s here, and it’s everything fans hoped and dreamed it would be.

The album is called Two because that’s what it is, just the two of them.

“We wanted to keep it simple and honest so we essentially made a 4-track recording, just two guitars and two vocals. Limiting ourselves this way actually helped inspire the arrangements and the performances. It forced us to dig a little deeper.”, says Gunning.

Two is made up of everything the duo excels at. There are new collaborations between the two writers, new arrangements of antique folk numbers, and some tasty, surprising covers.

Every song had to meet their very high, combined standards.

Gunning & Cormier go back 23 years when Dave had a fiddle player drop out of a show at the last minute. “He hired me for a gig when I was just back from Nashville, nobody knew me here,” says Cormier.

Two is as real as it gets. Two songwriters, interpreters, guitar players, and singers at their peak. It’s the power of the song, the highest quality from the past to the now. It’s two friends, brothers, uncompromising performers, making the album of their lives. There couldn’t be a better time to discover Gunning & Cormier, and the power of Two.

This is a “must see event” this Christmas.

Wednesday, December 5, 7:30pm at The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre. Tickets $30 at Fulton’s Pharmacy or online.

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MUSIC / Home Grown Holiday 2 –
A Showcase of Local Talent

Friday, December 7, 2018
7:30 PM

Get in the Holiday mood and celebrate our local talent at this 2nd edition showcase of what the North Shore has to offer. Song, readings, skits, variety and familiar faces. Bring the family and enjoy the show. Bar available.

Tickets only $10 available at Fulton’s Pharmacy and online at and at the door (while they last).

FREE ADMISSION for performers and children under 12.

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THEATRE / Theatre Games
Monday, Dec. 10,
6:30pm – 8:00pm

You are invited to the stage at The Grace Jollymore Joyce Are Centre to experiment with acting. A chance to feel more comfortable on stage. Try improv, role playing and lots of other drama techniques and tricks. Sponsored by The North Shore Players who brought you Bard By The Bay. Stay tuned for confirmation of the start times.

THEATRE / ‘Tis The Season –
Featuring Bette MacDonald

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
7:30 PM
Tickets $45 (for online sales add $2)

‘Tis The Season returns to The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre. Join Bette MacDonald, Maynard Morrison, Mary Colin Chisholm, Jordan Musycsyn and Joe Waye and find out what makes Christmas so funny. Beulah Claxton and Mary Morrison will have you in stitches. ‘Tis The Season is the hit show that has become an annual tradition. Come on to The Grace and laugh it up at the latest edition of this hilarious and wildly popular show.
Tickets $45. Available at Fulton’s Pharmacy in Tatamagouche, or online at

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