Blossom “BLUESMOBILE” Dance, May 27th, Wolfville Farmers’ Market

2017 Deep Roots News

The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival celebrates its 85th year and Deep Roots Cooperative, with Bluesmobile,  joins in the revelry to host a dance party. Bluesmobile will provide the rhythm and the blues, some up town funk, a dose of classic rock and yes, a smidgen of disco.

Bluesmobile events usually sell out so you know this is going to be a great night. Bring your dancing shoes!

Tickets – $24 including service and tax – available now through TicketPro on line or through any of their outlets in the valley:  

Cash bar and snacks (sourced locally).

Doors open at 8:00pm, dancing starts at 9pm and goes ’til 11:59pm.

Tickets available at the door if any left.

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Caleb Miles opening for Corb Lund, April 30th, 2017

2017 Deep Roots News

Just announced … local musician Caleb Miles will play an opening solo set for Corb Lund, Festival Theatre, Wolfville, on April 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  Going to be a great night!  Don’t wait.  Get tickets now!!

Since moving to the Annapolis Valley in 2005, Caleb Miles has established himself on the local scene as a formidable guitarist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer.



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Corb Lund update-BIG THANK YOU to Blomidon Inn, AVR & Canada 150

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Have you got your tickets to this show yet?    We all know how time flies and the end of the month will  be here before you know it … get those tickets sooner than later!    



We wanted to take a moment to say thank you to:

  • the Blomidon Inn who have graciously offered to sponsor Corb Lund’s stay at their lovely historic inn here in Wolfville.  
  •  AVR “today’s best country” radio station in the Valley.

We could not do Deep Roots without this kind of support within the community!  

As indicated in the original post, this concert is happening with the help of the Government of Canada (Ce projet a été rendu possible [en partie] grâce au gouvernement du Canada) as part of the 2017 Canada 150 Performance Series so while we’re at it … thanks to them too!

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2017 ASSISTANT FESTIVAL COORDINATOR – call for applications

2017 Deep Roots Music Festival News

We are excited to announce  that Deep Roots Music Festival has once again been awarded funding  in support of an Assistant Festival Coordinator leading up to our 2017 Festival.   Thanks to our MLA, Keith Irving, for this wonderful news.  Are you a student returning to full time studies in the fall and interested in joining our dynamic team?


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Corb Lund, Solo, Sunday, April 30th, 7:30pm, Festival Theatre, Wolfville

2017 Deep Roots News, Other Concerts & Events


With a music career  spanning three decades, generating 9 studio albums and garnering multiple CCMA, Juno and industry awards, Corb Lund is a force to be reckoned with and Deep Roots Music Cooperative is thrilled to be bringing him to the Festival Theatre, Wolfville, on Sunday, April 30th.  

This project has been made possible [in part] by the Government of Canada (Ce projet a été rendu possible [en partie] grâce au gouvernement du Canada) as part of the 2017 Canada 150 Performance Series.

BUY TICKETS online at  Ticketpro or at any Ticketpro outlet

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Port Cities Debut Album Release Concert-March 2nd, 2017

2017 Deep Roots News, Other Concerts & Events

Deep Roots Music Cooperative is thrilled to be bringing Port Cities back to the valley as part of their album release tour.  If you didn’t get a chance to catch their amazing performances during this past year’s Festival, you have another chance.  

March 2, 2017, 7:30pm, at the  Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville

Tickets are available now online through Ticketpro® (as well as at any Ticketpro® outlet). 

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DRMC Annual General Meeting – January 22nd, 2017

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drmc-agm-for-2016Mark your calendars now so you don’t forget …  our AGM and jam social will come up fast after Xmas – Sunday, January 22, 2017 – in the Wolfville Farmers’ Market Community Room.

The meeting is scheduled for 2pm to 4pm and after that … well, of course, it’s music and socializing.  Bring an instrument if you want.  Join in on the jamming or just bring your voice and connect with fellow Deep Rooters (including all wannabe Deep Rooters)!!


  • Approval of the agenda
  • Approval of the Minutes from the 2016 AGM
  • President’s Report
  • Financial Report
  • Festival Report
  • Nomination Report and Election of the Board of Directors
  • Other business
  • Motion to Adjourn

We encourage anyone interested in the Deep Roots Music Cooperative to come and participate.   This is always worth repeating … your involvement contributes to the health and success of this great grass roots organization, and we’re a pretty friendly group!

Registered voting members vote on proposals or motions but anyone can contribute to the discussion.   Becoming a member is pretty easy … check the Membership page for specifics.

Questions about the AGM?  Interested in joining the Board of Directors?               Contact Peter Mowat at 


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Give the gift of music this Christmas

2016 Deep Roots News, 2017 Deep Roots Music Festival News

Deep Roots Music Festival 2017 early bird 3-day passes are available at Ticketpro; a great deal at only $75.00 plus HST ($86.25) 

The 2017 Festival will not disappoint -13 years of successful annual festivals – and the tradition of bringing exciting, diverse music to our stages continues! If you are new to the Deep Roots experience, check out previous year festival line-ups under Archives to get an idea of just how many amazing musicians have entertained us.  And yes, 2017 is going to be great!

Why not give someone/everyone the gift of music, an experience to remember rather than yet another dust collector??   

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Deep Roots’ Musicians in Schools Program Grant 2016/17

2016 Deep Roots News

Highbury Education Centre awarded 2016-17 Musicians in Schools Program Grant 

The Deep Roots’ Musicians in Schools Program was initiated last year as part of Deep Roots Music Cooperative’s ongoing mission to create meaningful connections between cultures, community groups, artists and audiences by offering music-related events and programs throughout the year, and we are pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s funding.    Local artist Heather Kelday will be supported in a program she is implementing with students at Highbury Education Centre in New Minas, Nova Scotia. “We are very excited about the program this year because of the tremendous relationship Heather has already begun to develop with the students at HEC” said Peter Mowat Chair of the DRMC Board of Directors. 

The program at Highbury Education Centre will unfold over the next several months and will incorporate musical workshops and opportunities for students to perform, and may also include a visit to a local recording studio.

About Highbury Education Centre

Located in New Minas, Nova Scotia, and an institution of the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board, Highbury Education Centre’s (HEC) mission is to provide a high school educational opportunity for students who, for a variety of reasons, have difficulty coping with the conventional structures, instructional methods and curriculum delivery of the traditional school setting and are unable to achieve success in the traditional school environment.  HEC uses holistic based experiential learning strategies to help students obtain credits towards their high school graduation, while providing them with some of the skills to help them become successful members of their communities. 

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About Heather Kelday

A performer who blends folk-roots, blues and bluegrass, Heather Kelday writes in the creative spirit of indie-pop music, while rooting her songs in folk melodies. Heather’s strong voice, multi-instrumental talents (including banjo, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin and piano), and lyrical passion for the natural world carve a unique place for her in Canada’s music scene. 

After 6 years as a solo artist, audiences have come to expect a Heather Kelday show to include unique compositions and collaborations with talented back-up musicians of varied genres in folk, blues, Celtic, world music, bluegrass and more.    Most recently, she has teamed up with fellow songwriter Kim Barlow to form an old-time band called ‘Ida Red’. 

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Go to the Deep Roots Music Cooperative’s Musicians in Schools Program page for more details on this exciting project.   

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Music Nova Scotia 2016 awards

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Congratulations to all recipients receiving awards this past weekend at the Nova Scotia Music Awards Celebration in Truro, NS.

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