Other Concerts & Events

In this area you’ll find information on other fundraising concerts and events throughout the year. Please note that some events listed here are not specifically DRM related events – but we feel they are worth mentioning as local events in which DRM members are involved.

Listings are subject to change at any time.

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

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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2017 Deep Roots News, Other Concerts & Events

DEEP ROOTS MUSIC CAMP, Sept.21-23, registration now open to adults and youth 16+

This very exciting new event, launched last year, is returning this year in conjunction with the Deep Roots Music Festival. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced musician, if you want to invigorate your musical life, this camp  – offering a choice of workshops, working with seasoned pros, and making connections within a unique creative community –  is for you!

Music Camp runs Wednesday through Friday, September 21-23, and then, on Saturday, September 24, 10am, at Al Whittle Theatre, a Music Camp featured concert at Deep Roots Music Festival … for details, [click to continue…]

2016 Deep Roots Festival News, Other Concerts & Events

Heather Kelday

Heather Kelday

Heather Kelday

Heather has a background in education and frequently offers song-writing workshops for youth and adults. Her teaching style is interactive and collaborative while also encouraging free form creative writing to guide each individual’s song composition. Workshops include both group songwriting and independent songwriting, performance tips, theme development and open jamming as well as music recording techniques. In addition, Heather can offer mentorship opportunities in the business of music and in how to build a career as a singer-songwriter. She is an instructor in this years Deep Roots Music Camp and is also part of an exciting new band, Ida Red, playing at the Festival this year.

Other Concerts & Events

Dennis Robinson

Dennis Robinson

Dennis Robinson

According to local legend, Dennis Robinson was raised by wolves, which is likely what led him down the dark path to a life of old-time fiddle tunes. He has been playing Celtic and old-time fiddle and mandolin, all over Canada and beyond, since the folk revival of the 70s, and he is now the fiery heart of Ida Red. Dennis has learned all the best bad habits directly from old-time masters such as Jody Stecher and Tommy Jarrell, and is eager to share them with his students at the Deep Roots Music Camp.

2015 Festival Artists, Other Concerts & Events

Kim Barlow

Kim Barlow

Kim Barlow

Kim Barlow is an enduring presence in the Canadian indie-folk scene. She’s recorded six albums of her own work, and has many collaborations on the go at all times. Her newest band is Ida Red, a rowdy string band co-fronted with Gaspereau star Heather Kelday. Since returning to Nova Scotia last year, Barlow has a growing student roster at her home in Canning. Barlow has taught at summer camps for kids and adults all over Canada and Alaska. She loves teaching banjo (and ukulele), and she loves summer camp, and is very excited to get the shiny new Deep Roots Music Camp up and running this year.

Other Concerts & Events


On May 30, in Wolfville, Deep Roots Music Coop presents a fifth annual Apple Blossom double bill with GYPSOPHILIA and IAN SHERWOOD!

The Gypsophilia / Ian Sherwood Apple Blossom Double Bill will take place at the AL WHITTLE THEATRE, 450 Main Street, Wolfville.

Tickets: $27 (HST incl.) until May 23rd, and $32 (HST incl.) after May 23rd


Again this year, the Deep Roots Music Coop, in collaboration with the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival, presents a major concert on “Apple Blossom Saturday.”

GYPSOPHILIA and IAN SHERWOOD are long time friends of Deep Roots. We are proud to continue a trend established in previous years with the likes of Matt Andersen, Hupman Brothers, Joel Plaskett and David Myles, of presenting on Apple Blossom week-end full concerts by Artists who have previously delighted Deep Roots Music Festival’s audiences.
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2015 Deep Roots Festival News, Other Concerts & Events

Joel Plaskett and David Myles in Concert

Joel Plaskett and David Myles in ConcertMay 31, 2014 | 8PM
Convocation Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville

Deep Roots Music Cooperative, in partnership with Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival, bring these two much loved East coast performers together to share the stage for what will be a memorable concert.

We expect this to be a sold out show so buy tickets right now.

Tickets: $30 or $35 at the door (+T+F)
Tickets on sale now through the TICKETPRO system and all its outlets.


2014 Deep Roots News, Other Concerts & Events
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