The Shivering Songs Festival is extremely pleased to announce an impressive initial
line-up for its 2017 edition: Basia Bulat, Rose Cousins, Justin Rutledge, Jim Bryson, The
Wooden Sky and Donovan Woods, as well as Toronto balladeer LUKA, New Brunswick
newcomer Lydia Mainville, Fredericton’s The Hypochondriacs presenting a Grand Ole
Opry-style Sunday Brunch and festival founders The Olympic Symphonium. Now celebrating its
seventh year, Shivering Songs runs January 19–22 in Fredericton, NB.
Festival organizers are particularly excited about this year’s initial roster: “We’re thrilled
to feature so many fixtures of this next generation of the Canadian songwriting tradition,” said
Shivering Songs co-organizer Zach Atkinson. “From some of the nation’s most enduring
songwriters in Basia Bulat, Rose Cousins and Justin Rutledge, to contemporaries such as Jim
Bryson, Donovan Woods and LUKA, and with many more acts to be announced, we truly feel
that we hit the nail on the head for 2017.”

Reviving their popular “Grand Ole Opry” spectacular, The Hypochondriacs will play
backing band to a whole slew of guest vocalists from throughout the Shivering Songs line-up
and Fredericton musical community at the Festival’s annual Sunday Brunch at The Fredericton
Farmers’ Market.

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

“While the music is beyond comparison, the secret weapon of Shivering Songs is
certainly their gorgeous space,” said award winning local architect and past performer John
Leroux. “The interior of Wilmot United Church is renowned for its acoustics, but it also
possesses a beauty that’s both intimate and powerful,” he said. “It’s an incredible feeling being
in a historic treasure that’s so full of music and life, where the 19th century and the 21st
dovetail perfectly.”

Tickets and passes for Shivering Songs 2017 are now on sale, both online at and in person at the Etixnow kiosks at Gray Stone Brewing and
Isaac’s Way in Fredericton.`