Enjoy Atlantic Canada musical talent in the extraordinary setting of Fundy National Park

Now in its eighth year, the Rising Tide Festival showcases Atlantic Canada talent in Fundy National Park's extraordinary natural setting

During this family-friendly event, held on August 18, 19 , and 20, festival-goers will be able to take part in many activities such as a smart phone photography workshop, a songwriters' circle, many music concerts, nature-based experiences, art workshops, bedtime story book reading and more.

Join us for the weekend with friends and family. This may very well become one of your summer traditions.

 

Music schedule 

Saturday, August 19

12:30 pm – 1:20 pm Kim Dunn at the Fundy Outdoor Theatre

Kim Dunn playing piano.
Kim Dunn's Bio

Cape Breton Kim Dunn is a 2016 Music Nova Scotia Award winner and in 2003 was the recipient of the first ever Musician Special Achievement East Coast Music Award. After playing on countless CDs of other artists, Kim decided to bring his own brand of song writing and singing to the foreground in 2010 with the release of his first solo album, Take This Hammer, and again in the spring of 2016 with Inspiration. His biggest asset has always been versatility and features prominently on these self-produced works, blending elements of jazz, blues, pop, folk & country.

1:40 pm – 2:30 pm Ian James at the Fundy Outdoor Theatre

Ian Janes playing guitar in a studio.
Ian Janes' Bio

Ian Janes is a singer, songwriter and guitarist with an old soul, and he draws from years of experience across all genres of popular music. His songs have depth and relevance, performed with effortless musicality. His most recent album, Yes Man, is a confident and soulful record. It creatively mixes Ian’s deepest influences and experiences. It is a combination of singularly written songs, as well as collaborations with other great writers from across North America. The album includes co-writes with Andy Stochansky (Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco, Shannon Noll), Jamie Hartman (Joss Stone, James Bay, Christina Aguilera) Lee Ann and Daryl Burgess (Irma Thomas, Colin James, Patty Loveless) and iconic Canadian songwriter, Joel Plaskett.

2:50 pm – 3:40 pm Joey Robin Haché at the Fundy Outdoor Theatre

Joey Robin Haché. Man in glasses and sweater.
Joey Robin Haché's Bio

Joey Robin Haché is a rising star of Acadian music. From Nigadoo, New Brunswick, he is a singer-songwriter, a painter, an illustrator, a poet, a radio host, and a label administrator at Le Grenier musique in Moncton. Twenty-eight years young, he has performed on scenes across New Brunswick and Quebec for the past 8 years. He is charismatic, audacious, authentic, and with a real passion for songs, performing, and the public. Through his folk rock style, he expresses himself about what surrounds him, what torments him and defines him.

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm The Kendra Gale Band at the Fundy Outdoor Theatre

Female Singing, male playing drums.
The Kendra Gale Band's Bio

The Kendra Gale Band, based out of Southern New Brunswick, have been kicking and screaming their way around the Atlantic Provinces, Quebec and Ontario playing house concerts, night clubs, showcases and festival stages for the last 4 years. This dynamic and diverse blues/rock duo packs a punch! Kendra Gale’s full and powerful vocals and riffy guitar style is driven by Warren Beatteay’s hard hitting, groove based drums that combine to project a full sound while playing their own style of rockin’ music. It’s a sound that’s gained them no shortage of fans and accolades across the province and country, including two nominations for ECMA Blues Album of the Year, and a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award at the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival.

5:10 pm – 6:00 pm Amelia Curran at the Fundy Outdoor Theatre

Amelia Curran, woman posing.
Amelia Curran's Bio

Amelia Curran is a Juno-Award winning songwriter, activist and mental health advocate from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Curran’s music is distinguished by her intricate and elliptical lyrics, geologic in their resilience and oceanic in their depths. Over the course of a decade, Curran has built a shoreline of song, a place of radical, perpetual collision of matter and form. Even as she leads us to the ever-eroding lip of the abyss, Curran’s music helps us make sense of the heart’s imperceptible, relentless attrition.

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Singer Song Writer Circle at the Molly Kool Centre

Person with tattoo playing drums.

The singer-songwriters’ circle will bring together Brent Mason, who will lead the circle, Kim Dunn, Ian Janes and Amelia Curran. They will share stories and songs in this intimate event. (Workshop Full)

9:00 pm Live Music at the Octopus Garden Café

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Sunday, August 20

12:30 pm – 1:20 pm Keith Hallett at the Fundy Outdoor Theatre

Keith Hallett, man playing guitar
Keith Hallett's Bio

Keith Hallett has been touring back and forth across Canada for the last seven years. Keith has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for many of the blues greats such as Junior Watson, Lazy Lester, Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth just to name a few. Keith has developed his own unique blues and old time style.

1:40 pm – 2:30 pm The Joel LeBlanc Trio at the Fundy Outdoor Theatre

Joel LeBlanc, playing guitar and singing.
The Joel LeBlanc Trio Bio

Joel LeBlanc with Brian Mitton and Lloyd Hanson explore the music of jazz master Thelonious Monk. All three musicians are veterans of the Atlantic jazz community and continue to evolve as improvisers. Monk's music paved the way for many jazz greats and still impacts modern music significantly. Every tune is a gem.

2:50 pm – 3:40 pm Caroline Savoie at the Fundy Outdoor Theatre

Caroline Savoie, woman wearing hat.
Caroline Savoie's Bio

22-year old Acadian artist Caroline Savoie seduces you with the warmth of her powerful voice, her distinctive tone and timbre, her great vocal control, and her disarming naturalness that are all part of her unique signature. Since her music scene debut in 2011, the young singer-songwriter has had an impressive track record, including two acclaimed EPs and performing more than three hundred shows spanning several Canadian provinces, the United States, Belgium and France. Caroline launched her first full album in September 2016.

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm J. P. Cormier at the Fundy Outdoor Theatre

JP Cormier, holding guitar.
J.P. Cormier's Bio

J.P. Cormier is a gifted multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who reads the times with songs. He has released more than a dozen records including two career retrospectives, and a book of the tunes featured on his guitar album. J.P.’s impressive body of work has earned him a vast and loyal fan base and multiple award nominations and wins, including 12 East Coast Music Awards, Canadian Folk Music Award, five Music Nova Scotia Awards, Juno nominations, commendations from the Governor General of Canada and Premier of Nova Scotia. His 2015 album, The Chance, was nominated for a Juno award in the Traditional Roots Album of the Year category.

 

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Art workshops and other activities

 All the Art Workshops are open to a limited number of participant. To register, call us at 506-887-6000 or email us at: fundy.info@pc.gc.ca. The Art Workshops have a participation fee for the material.

Friday, August 18

10:00 am - noon Soap in a Sweater

Felted Soap is an exquisite gift for yourself or to give to someone else. There is no need for a wash cloth or a loofah…just take your new felted soap into the tub or shower and it gently exfoliates your skin. As you use, the wool will continue to felt (shrink) around the bar of soap until you are left with a little scrubby, perfect for use during cleaning. Felted soap gently exfoliates your skin, it prolongs the life of the soap, is fun to use and great for back packers and camping!

The soap bar is wrapped in multiple layers of wool fibers and then felted, or manipulated, until all the wool has matted and adhered to the surface of the soap. Each participant will learn how to felt their own soap so that they may continue to make more after the workshop. Space is limited to 15.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Copper bowl creation on the festival grounds

Learn about the ancient techniques of forming a bowl, and make your very own! Artists in Residence Aidan & Erica will lead you through the heating, forming and finishing of a copper bowl. Bring the whole family! (Cost: $20 per bowl). Space is limited to 15.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Bedtime Reading – Take Off to Tantramar at the Molly Kool Centre

Camelia Airheart is back! The endearing young Canada goose is on an adventure to the Tantramar Wetlands, in southeast New Brunswick. She is looking for “leg bling” just like the kind her Aunt Tilly has. As always, Camelia is easily distracted and needs help along the way. Put on your pyjamas and join us at the Salt and Fir Centre for this fun bedtime story. Come early!

Saturday, August 19

Smart Phone Photography Workshop (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) Molly Kool Centre

Bay of Fundy region photographer Brian Townsend will share tips and tricks on how to optimize the quality of the photos you take with your smartphone. Space is limited to 20.

Bookbinding Nature Journals & Solar Printing (10:00 am – 11:30am) Festival Grounds

After a short walk to consider their surroundings in nature, participants will gather material and learn how to print an object using solar paper and the SUN! You will be binding your own miniature nature journal to take with you on our travels! (Cost: $5 per person) (For youth aged 5 to 15). Space is limited to 15.

Bookbinding Nature Journals & Solar Printing (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm) Festival Grounds

After a short walk to consider their surroundings in nature, participants will gather material and learn how to print an object using solar paper and the SUN! You will be binding your very own miniature tacket binding nature journal to take with you on our travels. Try out a mixed media collage using your solar printed papers, INSIDE your new journal! (Cost: $5 per person) (For 16 years old and over) Space is limited to 15.

Copper Earrings Creation (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) Festival Grounds

Make your own earrings, with fantastic textures and form, and enjoy the music at the same time! On display will also be Fundy’s Artists-in-Residence work in progress, stop by to view! (Cost $20 per pair earrings, viewing is free!) Space is limited to 15..

Sunday, August 20

10:00 am – noon Copper Bowl Creation on the Festival Grounds

Learn about the ancient techniques of forming a bowl, and make your very own! Artists in Residence Aidan & Erica will lead you through the heating, forming and finishing of a copper bowl. Bring the whole family! (Cost: $20 per bowl) Space is limited to 15.

Mini Woven Tapestry (10:00 am - noon)

It doesn't always take an entire loom to weave a masterpiece! In this workshop we will be exploring off loom weaving by creating a one of a kind woven tapestry. Participants will be exploring different tapestry techniques, for example, the soumak weave, rya knots, the pile/loop weave as well as the exploration of combining colour and texture while having fun!

Frame looms, and yarn will be provided but once you've learnt this technique you'll be able to apply what you have learnt into larger woven tapestries to create unique jewelry or woven wall hangings!

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Copper Earrings Creation on the Festival Grounds

Make your own earrings, with fantastic textures and form, and enjoy the music at the same time! On display will also be Fundy’s Artists-in-Residence work in progress, stop by to view! (Cost $20 per pair earrings, viewing is free!) Space is limited to 15.