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MARITIME CELTIC MUSIC

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LAURA SMITH

Laura's distinct singing voice has been a mainstay of the Canadian music scene for many decades now. Growing up in southern Ontario, she made the bold move to Cape Breton in the mid-80s where she found a vibrant music scene and the ability to artistically grow. She has remained in Nova Scotia ever since and has a community of musical friends who are able to support her performances and, occasionally, are the sources of new material. Laura continues to hone her craft of songwriting.

Personal accolades include two Juno nominations, a Gemini award, and an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities to honour Laura's songwriting talent. She is probably most well-known for "My Bonny," her unique interpretation of the Scottish song "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean," a version of which she recorded with The Chieftains in 2010 which was named "Song of the Decade" by LiveIreland, the Irish Internet radio and TV enterprise.

With a couple of debilitating injuries occurring in the first decade of the millennium, Laura was forced into a hiatus that ended in mid-2013 with the release of "Everything Is Moving," an album released on the prestigious Canadian label, Borealis Records. Laura typically tours with an accompanist, allowing her to more fully engage her voice with her audience and provide a truly remarkable live performance experience.

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Earlier Event: February 6
Chocolate & Champagne
Later Event: March 28
PENNYBROOK music from Nova Scotia