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Clean The Air Concert | August 27, 2014

(Halifax, NS) – Clean The Mill presents Clear The Air, a concert and urgent call for immediate government action to control pulp mill pollution from the Northern Pulp Mill on the Pictou Waterfront, Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m.

ECMA award-winning musician and Clean The Mill member, Dave Gunning will perform along with a wealth of other talented musicians and award-winning artists, including Matt Andersen, Thom Swift, Joel Plaskett, J.P. Cormier, Bruce Guthro, Mary Jane Lamond, Wendy MacIsaac, Catherine MacLellan, Garnet Rogers along with Jim Dorie,Fleur Mainville, Dolores Dagenais, Machete, Gabrielle Papillon, Jon Raven, Trevor Stanley, Kent Vodden, and Wabanaki Confederacy.


This is a free show. All ages welcome.


About Clean The Mill

People of Pictou County have been concerned about the pollution produced by the pulp mill since it began operations in 1967, but the desire to maintain jobs had historically overpowered the voices of the concerned. The mill has been knowingly exceeding air emissions regulations, and now, as a result of social media connections, the voices of the concerned have come together and widespread support for cleaning up the mill has been identified.

For more information on Clean The Mill, visit:

Stan Rogers Festival – Rise Again | August 6, 2014

The Show Must Go On is a concert event planned for the Halifax Metro Centre on August 20th. An impressive cast of artists has come together to show their support for the Stan Rogers Folk Festival. Organizers were forced to cancel their 18th annual festival in the face of Hurricane Arthur as it blew into Atlantic Canada. Annually Stanfest, as it is affectionately know brings over 50 artists together in front of 12,000 fans in Canso.

Tickets have been priced at $ 42.50 (Tax Included). A ticketing fee is additional. Tickets available on line at, Ticket Atlantic Box Office, participating Atlantic Superstores and charge by phone 451-1221, toll free 1-877-451-1221. Service charges apply.

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The deCoste Sound of Youth Music | May 15, 2014

Five acts have been selected from the three high schools in Pictou County (NNEC, NRHS and PA) to compete in The deCoste Sound of Youth Music Competition. Voting is now open and prizes include a recording session with Dave Gunning

Get your votes in today!

A Note From Dave … | April 12, 2014

Hello everyone,

I’m going to be back and forth to Ontario a bit this month as well as doing a few shows here and there around the East Coast.

The last couple of weeks have been full of surprises. Last week I found out that “These Hands” was the First Place Winner in the Great American Song Contest. Right after receiving this great news I was off to Charlottetown for the East Coast Music Awards and performed with my good friend David Francey singing “A Game Goin’ On”. During the Gala Show I was blown away to hear my name called out twice as the winner of two ECMAs, one for Songwriter of the Year and the second for Solo Recording of the Year. What a great weekend of music and hanging with friends including this guy in the photo with me, Old Man Luedecke, who also won two ECMAs to add to his collection. We also loved the potatoes and got into them right after the show. Congrats to everyone who not only won something but who contributed to our wonderful East Coast Music Scene in someway whether as an artist, industry person, presenter, spouse, volunteer or last but not least, a fan.

Thanks to all,


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