As luck would have it, Toronto folk trio The O’Pears happen to be at The Lunenburg Folk Harbour festival this year and wanted to get in a Halifax show so – along with amazing locals, Fiona MacGillivray (The Cottars) and Ryan Willigar – they’ll be doing a special matinée performance at The Carleton on Monday, August 1st. Show time is 2 PM and admission is a paltry $5 at the door. Oh! And because it’s an afternoon show, you’re welcome to bring folks who are not yet of age. Show them what real live music is all about!
The O’Pears are a female folk trio based in Toronto, with a sound and style that is both classic and contemporary. With the homegrown musicality of The Wailin Jennys, the sibling-like blend of the Andrews Sisters, and the lyrical sensibility of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, The O’Pears, with their signature jaw-dropping harmonies, hold listeners captive. They have most notably performed at NXNE, the Sing! Vocal Arts Festival in both Toronto and Austin, Texas, and were recent favourites at the 2015 Lunenberg Folk Harbour Festival in Nova Scotia. After the success of their debut EP, “Our Own”, The O’Pears are excited to release their first full-length album, with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, in April 2016.
This act has gotta be heard to be believed, the real deal folks…
Fiona MacGillivray is probably still best known for her involvement in family band, The Cottars, but she’s fully branched out as a solo artist and was recently one of the finalists in Music Nova Scotia’s Casino NS Artist In Residence program, no small feat, believe us. We are very happy to finally get Fiona to our stage!
And just to top off an already great bill, Ryan Willigar will be part of the day’s programme.