A Gunning & Cormier Christmas Show

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

Two of Canada’s greatest roots singer-songwriters have finally done what everybody’s wanted — heck, what they’ve wanted — for years. Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier are releasing...

$35

Villages

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

Villages is an indie folk group heavily inspired by the spirit of the Maritimes. However, creating music inspired by their Cape Breton roots seemed like a long shot when the members first started performing together. Back in the late aughts, Matt Ellis, Travis Ellis, Jon Pearo and Archie Rankin formed the indie rock group Mardeen and fled Cape Breton Island...

$25

New Years Eve with Pretty Archie

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

Come celebrate New Years Eve in Iona, with one of the greatest bands you'll ever hear - Pretty Archie. Doors open at 4PM. Assigned Seating. Admission ticket gets you entrance, party favours, champagne, midnight snacks, fireworks & a guaranteed good time!

$35

Joel Plaskett

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

Canada has produced some of the world's most enduring songwriters and Joel Plaskett is being hailed as one of the best.
Since spending his teenaged years recording and touring with Halifax indie upstarts Thrush Hermit, Plaskett has been writing his own story. After releasing two critically acclaimed albums – In Need of Medical Attention (1999)...

$40

Joel Plaskett 2

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

Canada has produced some of the world's most enduring songwriters and Joel Plaskett is being hailed as one of the best.
Since spending his teenaged years recording and touring with Halifax indie upstarts Thrush Hermit, Plaskett has been writing his own story. After releasing two critically acclaimed albums – In Need of Medical Attention (1999)...

$40

Tap Takeover Songwriters Circle

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

Come sample some of Breton Brewing & Garrison Brewing's famous offerings, whilst being entertained by Cape Breton's own Jordan Musycysn,  Mike McKenna Jr, & Carmen Townsend, in an intimate setting where they will reveal the mystery behind the process

$15

Steve Poltz Shine On… Canada!

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

Throughout over three decades in music, Steve Poltz did it all and more—often shared by way of his rockin’ countrified folk slices of sardonic Americana (hatched in Halifax). Of course, he co-wrote Jewel’s multiplatinum Hot 100-topping megahit “You Were Meant For Me,”...

$35

Steve Poltz Shine On… Canada!

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

Throughout over three decades in music, Steve Poltz did it all and more—often shared by way of his rockin’ countrified folk slices of sardonic Americana (hatched in Halifax). Of course, he co-wrote Jewel’s multiplatinum Hot 100-topping megahit “You Were Meant For Me,”...

$35

Christina Martin

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

“Impossible To Hold” won the 2018 Music Nova Scotia Award for Pop Recording of the Year, and is Martin’s sixth and strongest studio album, achieving a perfect balance between organic ambience and impeccable production...

$20

Fortunate Ones

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

Newfoundland duo Fortunate Ones’ second album Hold Fast is a study in resilience and partnership. And Catherine Allan and Andrew O’Brien know a lot about what it takes to make a good partnership. Their debut album, The Bliss

$25

Ben Caplan

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

2019 ECMA Songwriter of the Year winner Ben Caplan leads off our Summer Series July 3rd. Ben Caplan is a songwriter, performer and entertainer in the most time-honoured sense of the word. From the moment he walks onto

$30

Matt Minglewood

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

Matt Minglewood – genre – Northern Rock with a Canadianna feel, a musical hybrid with one foot steeped in the musical roots of blues & country and the other knee-deep in rock. To quote one fan "We had

$35

Adam Baldwin

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

There is a darkness in all of us, a force that tears us away from love and toward self-destruction, hell-bent on devouring the light we each hold precariously onto. And there are moments in our lives when we

$15

The Town Heroes

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

They've toured the world, released three critically acclaimed albums and won an array of industry awards. Anthemic choruses, 3-part harmonies, tender falsettos and big drums highlight their riff driven, dirty-yet-nuanced barrage of sound. On stage they move like

$25

Port Cities 2nd Show

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

In the brief period of time since Port Cities unleashed their incendiary debut—a wildly self-assured collection of sparkling, rootsy pop that showcases the Nova Scotia trio’s devotion to songwriting—the band’s been hard at work bringing it to the

$35

Port Cities

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

In the brief period of time since Port Cities unleashed their incendiary debut—a wildly self-assured collection of sparkling, rootsy pop that showcases the Nova Scotia trio’s devotion to songwriting—the band’s been hard at work bringing it to the

$35

Tim Baker (of Hey Rosetta!) with The Weather Station

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

At the end of 2017, twelve years after their inception, the multi-award winning band, Hey Rosetta! went on hiatus, after selling 10,000 tickets to five farewell shows. For the band’s principal songwriter and lead vocalist Tim Baker, this

$40

Villages

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

Villages is an indie folk group heavily inspired by the spirit of the Maritimes. However, creating music inspired by their Cape Breton roots seemed like a long shot when the members first started performing together. Back in the

$25

Lucy MacNeil

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

The only girl in a family of five boys, Lucy MacNeil can be described as the heart of The Barra MacNeils. Her crystalline vocals are immediately identifiable with the group’s quintessential sound. For Lucy, music has always had a heartbeat and

$25

J.P. Cormier

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

Nobody really knows who J.P. Cormier is for sure. That’s to be expected, believe me. In 1974 he was a five year old boy, discovering an innate talent for playing the guitar, I had a little hand in

$25

Mo Kenney

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

“I am demented and all my friends are scared of me,” Mo Kenney sings on a beloved, unreleased staple of her live shows. “I am an alien waiting for my family.” Connection—the rare times we have and hold

$20

Garnet Rogers

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

In a darkened bedroom, lit only by the amber glow from an old floor model radio, two young brothers aged 6 and 12 lay in their beds, listening to the country music broadcasts from the Grand Ol’ Opry,

$20

New Years Eve (Eve) with Pretty Archie

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

SOLD OUT! Doors open at 4PM. No reservations. General Admission Seating. Ticket gets you entrance, party favours, champagne, midnight snacks & a guaranteed good time! Pretty Archie is a Canadiana band from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Long time

$30

New Years Eve with Pretty Archie

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

Doors open at 4PM. No reservations. General Admission Seating. Ticket gets you entrance, party favours, champagne, midnight snacks, fireworks & a guaranteed good time! Pretty Archie is a Canadiana band from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Long time friends

$40

Tap Take Over Songwriters Circle – POSTPONED

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

POSTPONED - CREDITS AND OR REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED Back By Popular Demand with a Sold Out Show Last Year, Sociable Entertainment and The Frolic & Folk Presents Breton Brewing Tap Take Over Songwriters Circle with Jordan Musycysn, Mike McKenna

Adam Baldwin – POSTPONED

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

POSTPONED - CREDIT OR REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED There is a darkness in all of us, a force that tears us away from love and toward self-destruction, hell-bent on devouring the light we each hold precariously onto. And

Lloyd Spiegel – POSTPONED

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

POSTPONED - CREDIT OR REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED Somewhere between songwriter, social worker and truth-seeker, sits 11X Australian Blues Award winner, Lloyd Spiegel.  Named one of the top Australian guitarists of all time, Lloyd blends comedy, storytelling and

Steve Poltz (all ages show 4PM) – POSTPONED

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

POSTPONED - CREDIT OR REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED Throughout over three decades in music, Steve Poltz did it all and more—often shared by way of his rockin’ countrified folk slices of sardonic Americana (hatched in Halifax). Of course,

An Evening with Steve Poltz – POSTPONED

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

POSTPONED - CREDIT OR REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED Throughout over three decades in music, Steve Poltz did it all and more—often shared by way of his rockin’ countrified folk slices of sardonic Americana (hatched in Halifax). Of course,

Madison Violet – POSTPONED

The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill 4115 HWY 223, Iona

POSTPONED - CREDIT OR REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED After 20 years together, Juno nominated singer-songwriting duo, Madison Violet, are as much wanderers as they are musicians. It is a career filled with endless roads stretching into the horizon,