Live music at Port-Royal
Port-Royal National Historic Site
Join us for live music inside the timeless space of the Port-Royal Habitation! Celebrate Nova Scotia's rich musical heritage with a different style of music and new artists each week!
Dates and times: Select Thursdays in July, August, and September, from 1 pm to 3 pm
Cost: Free with admission
July 7 – Traditional fiddle
Harvey Marcotte is a fiddler, mandolinist, and guitarist who has been playing traditional fiddle music at the Habitation for many years. A direct descendent of Louis Hebert and first Acadian settlers, he has always felt something special about performing in Port Royal.
July 21 – African drumming
Pat and Joanna Jarvis
Pat Jarvis was born and raised in Weymouth Falls and is a self-taught woodcarver and musician. He fell in love with African drums and started his own business making them. Joanna is originally from Ottawa and combines music, singing, and puppetry with storytelling.
August 4 – Eclectic Acadian
Sébastien Dol and André Muise
Representing the Acadian regions of Clare and Argyle, Sébastien and André will offer up some Foot stomping fiddle tunes, French folklore, and Cajun songs.
August 18 – Sea shanties
In the ancient way of sailors who travelled the oceans, join the Taproom Growlers as they fill the Habitation with the sounds of traditional sea shanties. These are fun songs that you can sing along with!
September 1 – Traditional Celtic
Irish session with Ted Leighton and Eva McCauley
Ted, Eva, and some fellow musicians offer you a traditional Irish session of polkas, jigs, reels, and songs.
September 15 – Mi’kmaq and spoken word
shalan joudry is a Mi'kmaw mother, poet, musician, oral storyteller, and ecologist. She lives in her community of L’sitkuk, Bear River First Nation with her family. The author of three books, she also recently wrote and performed a one-woman play, KOQM, staged at both the King's Theatre (Annapolis Royal) and Neptune Theatre (Halifax).
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