Music Runs Through It is partnering with Dolan’s Pub to present the live performance series, Up Close and Personal. The series will feature early shows on Wednesday evenings with a 7:30 start, and will showcase local and international artists. The seating will be set up in a ‘listening room’ style, which will support an intimate setting, as the name suggests. This atmosphere will facilitate a Q&A at the end of the first set, allowing the audience to interact with the performer.
Charlie A’Court – Wednesday, June 27
If you go down to the crossroads of roots and soul, you’ll find singer, songwriter and guitarist Charlie A’Court, whose honest purpose in life is to connect people, one emotion at a time.
Fearlessly bridging genres and challenging stylistic conventions, Charlie has toured Canada and abroad. His mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary songwriting have earned him an international following and a host of awards and accolades for his five solo albums. Arguably most revered for his dynamic, engaging live performance.
Dave Gunning – Wednesday, July 11
Eleven albums in, Dave Gunning has become a truly masterful songwriter, one who has earned real peer respect from such Canadian folk songwriting legends as Ron Hynes, David Francey, and James Keelaghan.
Gunning’s recording career is now approaching a full two decades in length (his debut album, Lost Tracks, came out in 1996). Along with richly-deserved peer respect, he has also earned a shelf full of music industry awards.
“Truly, what makes Gunning so remarkable as an entertainer is his rare gift to be able to befriend the audience as a whole from the stage throughout the course of the concert. And, indeed, you do feel as though he’s as good of a friend as any after a night of songs, stories and lighthearted laughs.” – The Guardian
Past performers at Dolan’s Pub:
Meaghan Blanchard – Wednesday, May 30
Meaghan is a gifted guitarist with her own blend of light claw hammer/finger picking style; paired with a crystal pure voice and a unique ability to write and tell stories through charming character driven songs.
Meaghan is an acclaimed multiple award winning artist who took home her second East Coast Music Award for her third album “She’s Gonna Fly”; a project recorded down in Athens, Georgia USA with esteemed producer John Keane (Nancy Griffith, R.E.M.). She has performed for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, played 47 shows in 15 days at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and has toured extensively across Canada, the US and the UK. In 2015, the “Meaghan Blanchard Song Writing Camp for Girls” was inaugurated in Charlottetown, PEI; a two day camp created and hosted by Meaghan with a focus on co-writing; providing support for young women from her home province who are interested in song writing and in careers within the music industry. Meaghan is also one third of the group The Eastern Belles (with Catherine MacLellan and Ashley Condon).