Corner of Grenville and Pepperell Streets, St Peter’s
August 2, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Steven MacDougall is the frontman and principal writer for the multi-award-winning Cape Breton rock band, Slowcoaster and contemporary Celtic Roots group Hauler. While MacDougall keeps busy recording and touring with Slowcoaster’s high-energy, danceable tunes and Hauler’s intense Celtic energy — it is by no means his only creative outlet.
In 2005, MacDougall began writing with Gordie Sampson for Sampson’s album, “Sunburn,” netting two co-writing credits. In 2007, he began making writing trips to Nashville, co-writing for Gordie Sampson’s record, “For the Few and Far Between” — netting four co-writing credits and the start of a love affair with Music City resulting in more than 75 songs written there in the last year alone, including two covers on Jimmy Rankin’s award-winning “Here In My Heart”.
MacDougall has been Musical Director for the ECMA Awards Show and was a member of the three-man writing team that composed the music for the 2010 Paralympic Games. MacDougall also shares his experience and talent every summer, teaching and mentoring young writers at The Gordie Sampson Songcamp.
MacDougall has shared the stage with Gordie Sampson, Bruce Guthro, J.P. Cormier, Lennie Gallant, Rita McNeil, Matt Mays, Ron Hynes and many other luminaries.
Telling stories of love, loss, and life, Cape Breton singer-songwriter Steve MacIntyre takes you on a journey; one that is dripping with images of the East Coast.
Hailing from Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton, MacIntyre carries on the tradition of the region’s great songwriters, having grown up listening to the likes John Allan Cameron, the Rankins and a slew of Cape Breton fiddlers. Throughout his songs, MacIntyre hopes to describe the things that move him well enough that they move you, too. The good and the bad take equal footing in Steve’s songs; they describe the things common to the human experience and do so through beautifully crafted words and music.
In his own right, he’s become the epitome of the folk troubadour, putting miles on the road and collecting songs and stories in his travels, and his lyrics and on-stage banter sit you in the passenger seat for an unforgettable ride.
“Steve MacIntyre is a rare original. He brings you in, effortlessly, to an intensely personal place you may not have expected, with his heart on his sleeve and a huge, bear hug of a voice.” – Jamie Foulds, Producer (Rita MacNeil, The Barra MacNeils, JP Cormier)
Be sure to spend some time in town before and after the show – grab a bite to eat, visit the shops and stay for the night.
Tunes on the Town is a live music series in downtowns throughout Cape Breton Island during summer and fall 2022. The program is supported by funding from the Government of Canada through the Rediscover Main Streets program.
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My name is Riley Beaton and I am from Mabou, Cape Breton Island. I’ve always had a deep passion for adventure, the outdoors, and photography so getting to explore hidden gems on the Island that I love was very suiting and enjoyable. @rileybeaton2