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Small of my Heart Songwriters Circle Tour

(Halifax, NS) – Celebrating award-winning women and non-binary artists advancing their place and position within the Canadian music industry, the SMALL OF MY HEART Songwriters Circle series, featuring Catherine MacLellan, Erin Costelo, Heather Rankin, Irish Mythen, Kellie Loder, Kristen Martell and Lisa MacIsaac of Madison Violet will tour Nova Scotia, February – May 2024.

Upcoming shows include:

Saturday, February 24 at First United Church in Truro

Line up: Erin Costelo, Heather Rankin, and hosted by Lisa MacIsaac

Friday, April 6 at the Lunenburg Opera House in Lunenburg

Line up: Catherine MacLellan, Erin Costelo, Kristen Martell, and hosted Lisa MacIsaac

Friday, May 24 at the Astor Theatre in Liverpool 

Line up: Heather Rankin, Irish Mythen, and hosted by Lisa MacIsaac

Saturday, May 25 at The Stage at St Andrews in Halifax 

Line up: Heather Rankin, Irish Mythen, and hosted by Lisa MacIsaac

Sunday, May 26 at Civic Centre in Port Hawkesbury 

Line up: Heather Rankin, Kellie Loder, and hosted by Lisa MacIsaac

Tickets and details for all shows are available now at: BansheeCo.ca 

All five shows are produced by Banshee Events Co, a not-for-profit organization co-founded and led by JUNO-nominated Nova Scotia-born musician Lisa MacIsaac and Nova Scotia music enthusiast, Jamie Whitty. The organization’s motivation and vision is to support and empower women and non-binary artists and help create equality within all aspects of the Canadian music industry. 

“It takes a team and a community to push this important movement forward and create true equality in our industry with representation in all trades and skills, and in concert line-ups across our country,” says MacIsaac. “As we built the business plan and started planning the launch of our “Small Of My Heart” concert series, we felt it was critical to include both up and coming artists, as well as seasoned songwriters who have helped pave the way. I feel very lucky to have such gifted peers and friends who I could call on, and who believed in the movement.”

Grateful with the level of support received to date and around their first concert in Halifax in November 2023, MacIsaac knows very well the challenges that come with being a female musician and entrepreneur in the music business. She, along with her bandmate Brenley MacEachern, have been building their global brand and success with “Madison Violet” for over twenty years.

The ‘in-the-round’ show aims to create a memorable fan experience where well-known and award-winning songwriters will share their real, resilient, and unique journeys with incredible song writing, harmonies, musicianship, and storytelling, including some fun and horrifying road experiences and stories that helped create their celebrated music.

“No night will be the same. That is the beauty of this unique concert series,” adds MacIsaac. “Each show will make you feel like you are sitting with these artists in your own living room. There will be loads of laughs and likely a few tears as well, as that is exactly what artists do when they get together.”