~  Welcome to Near North Music 2015/16!  ~

First up …

Stephen Fearing  joined the roster in 2014 , both with his solo performances and with Ireland’s Andy White as Fearing & White. Sophomore album 'Tea & Confidences' was released in the early spring and touring across Canada has, is and will be happening! 


Official showcasing at Womex 2013 resulted in much interest for April Verch .. touring with the trio through Germany, UK, Sweden, Belgium and Ireland for most of the summer of 2014 ... April will be returning to Ireland, Sweden, Austria, France and the UK next year .. but first a new album is in the works ..!
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Steve Dawson has moved to Nashville and has a great new solo acoustic (instrumental) album out: ‘Rattlesnake Cage.’  Steve has toured Canada east and west in 2014 and will be spearheading the  ‘Black Hen Traveling Roadshow Revue’ in the coming fall of 2014. More touring will be in the works for 2015/16 and also a new recording, with band back up this time .. stay tuned, release spring 2015.                                                                               


Annie Lou has a brand new gem of a recording out: 'Tried and True' ! And her band is new as wel - full of musical energy .. have a look , listen and read on her artist page.                                                                    


‘Mysterious Boundaries’,  the latest album by Tony McManus, is loved around the world - Tony is forever breaking boundaries indeed. Upcoming will be recording and touring with Beppe Gambetta .. more to follow!


Pharis and Jason Romero had a splendid year .. touring, performing, homesteading .. festivals, concerts .. you name it. A third album will be recorded late 2014 and it will be out in the spring of 2015!


We are sure looking forward to working with you in 2015 and 2016 and hope to connect with you at Womex 2014 in Spain, Capacoa in Halifax, Rideau in Quebec City, Pacific Contact in Vancouver, Trad Montreal and more ! 


Booking inquiries - Email:  Frank Hoorn/Near North Music  Phone: (250) 847-5228 

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Annie Lou

April Verch

Stephen Fearing

Fearing & White

Pharis & Jason Romero

Steve Dawson

Tony McManus

Maeve Mackinnon

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $26.3 million in music throughout Canada.