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Shivering Songs

Bluegrass, Folk, Roots

A midwinter celebration of songwriting and storytelling, Shivering Songs hosts internationally renowned artists in rustic and historic spaces throughout Downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick. Originally conceived as a small folk music festival to celebrate the album release of local group The Olympic Symphonium, Shivering Songs has grown into a landmark cultural event that garners the attention of music and literary fans throughout Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Our Venues Of Choice

The Wilmot United Church – Constructed in 1852, the building’s unique ‘shoe-box’ profile and dramatically high ceilings produce a spectacular acoustic effect. In addition to offering warm and bold acoustics, Wilmot Church provides a stunning atmosphere. The interior colour scheme, designed in 1948 by the illustrious Canadian artist Alex Colville, coupled with a striking collection of stained glass windows, makes for a full sensory experience.

The Charlotte Street Arts Centre – Originally a six room schoolhouse built in 1884, this provincial historic site was designed by Halifax architect James Dumaresq, who also designed the New Brunswick Legislature. Now a cooperative of local and regional cultural organizations, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s fully restored auditorium, with its refinished wood floors and tall ceiling, houses a wonderfully intimate concert venue.

The Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market – Recognized as one of the nation’s best community markets, the Boyce Farmer’s Market has, for decades, been Fredericton’s traditional Saturday morning gathering spot. A vibrant space with room-to-move and an emphasis on local, the Market is the perfect venue for our Saturday late night shows and the hootenanny known as our Sunday Bluegrass Brunch.

Shivering Songs also programs in a number of other venues, from local music institutions such as The Capital Bar, to unconventional spaces such as Fredericton’s Urban Almanac General Store.

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