Announcing David Francey; 2016 Festival Survey + Retrospective

Shivering Songs 2016: Thank you!

From the bottom of our hearts, we cannot say thank you enough to everyone involved in making the 6th annual Shivering Songs Festival a huge success! To all of our partners, volunteers and patrons, and to you, the supporters of arts and culture in our community: Thank you, thank you, thank you. You truly make it a pleasure to live and work and create in Fredericton.


David Francey in Fredericton and Moncton

On the heels of a tremendously successful 2016 Festival, Shivering Songs has announced shows with David Francey this April 29 at the Tide & Boar Ballroom (Moncton) and April 30 at the Wilmot Church (Fredericton).

Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). Since 1999’s Torn Screen Door, Francey has released ten albums, won three Juno Awards, received the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award and taken home two Grand Prize Awards at the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition.

Ticket INFO:
Friday April 29 – Moncton, NB Online tickets here.
Saturday April 30 – Fredericton Online tickets here.
OR in person at Etixnow Ticket Kiosk located at Isaac’s Way Restaurant Building (across from The Playhouse).

*Both shows will be supported by Ashley Condon.


2016 Festival Survey

Do you have any thoughts or feedback on your Shivering Songs experience? Or ways to improve our Festival for its next edition? Please take a few seconds to fill out our patron survey and you’ll be entered to win a 2017 Shivering Songs Pass.


“Something Remarkable Just Happened”

Many thanks to each and every one of you who checked out Shivering Songs 2016, especially those who took the time to warm our hearts with feedback. As you can see above, we’re already planning more shows for 2016 and beyond…in the meantime, though, we’ll leave you with this almost-magical sentiment from Fredericton’s beloved Grid City Magazine:


The little-folk-festival-that-could is all grown up…This year’s festival had an energy all its own. It came in the form of friendly hugs, high fives and tears of joy and laughter, in late night shuffles from venue to venue, and in the unanimous sense of comfort and gratitude felt when arriving at a venue stuffed with familiar faces – some who were friends and many who were strangers, yet for whatever reason didn’t seem so ‘strange’ or distant just then…I can’t remember a single festival experience where I’ve been moved to tears one minute and then laughing until my sides hurt the next.  And to share that experience with a few hundred others is something truly beyond words…There really is nothing else quite like Shivering Songs.