James Devine

Where the Embers Glow

Biography

James Devine is an award-winning singer/songwriter of Maritime Folk Music based in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. With family roots in Woods Harbour, a small fishing community on the south shore of Nova Scotia, James has loved the sea since childhood.

Over the past few years, James’ songs reminiscing the sea have been well-received by audiences during various local performances. His song The Brave Men That Go To Sea won an award in the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville in 2009.

James has since played live music alongside many great Canadian musicians, including Cape Breton-based Joseph Aucion, fiddler from Cheticamp and Sean McCabe from Millers Jug. He was also lead singer and guitarist in the Nova Scotian band Emerald Tide which played numerous concerts in Halifax, including opening for the Irish Descendants at the Greenwood Airforce Base in 2006.

James’ first album Where the Embers Glow features production by Nova-Scotian award-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer JP Cormier. With this album James performed at concerts and exhibitions throughout the Atlantic provinces and beyond, including a house concert circuit and The Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Nova Scotia.

His great grandfather arrived by boat from County Derry to Boston Harbour in 1894, playing his fiddle on the streets to make ends meet. As he never made it home to Ireland, James wrote a song called Back Home to Ireland in his honour, dedicated to folks who leave home and never have a chance to return.

James’ second album For the Love of Sail and Sea will be released on June 7, 2016 at the Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Stay tuned for upcoming performance dates and another timeless album that all ages will enjoy for many years to come.

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Upcoming Shows

Date City Venue Country
06/25/16 Liverpool, Nova Scotia White Point Resort Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Address: White Point.
07/01/16 Liverpool, Nova Scotia White Point Resort Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Address: White Point.
07/02/16 Liverpool, Nova Scotia White Point Resort Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Address: White Point.
07/07/16 halifax The Berkeley – bedford Canada
Time: 2:00pm.
07/07/16 Halifax The Berkeley – dartmouth Canada
Time: 7:00pm.
07/14/16 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Parkland Dartmouth ( 72 ) Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 72 Baker Drive.
07/16/16 Windsor, NS Kings Edgehill School Canada
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 33 Kings Edgehill Ln..
07/20/16 Halifax, NS Parkland Clayton Park Canada
Time: 1:00pm. Address: 118 Fairfax Dr.. Venue phone: (902) 457-0234. STRAWBERRY CEILIDH
07/22/16 Halifax, Nova Scotia The Berkeley – South Canada
Time: 2:00pm. Address: Green St.
07/22/16 Halifax, Nova Scotia The Berkeley – North Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Address: Gladstone St.
07/23/16 Windsor, NS Spitfire Arms Pub Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 29 Water St.. Venue phone: (902) 792-1460.
07/29/16 Liverpool, Nova Scotia White Point Resort Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Address: White Point.
08/25/16 Liverpool, Nova Scotia White Point Resort Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Address: White Point.
08/28/16 FALMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA BRISON CONCERT Canada
Time: 11:00am. Address: THE CROSSING.
09/10/16 Liverpool, Nova Scotia White Point Resort Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Address: White Point.
10/15/16 Windsor, NS Spitfire Arms Pub Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 29 Water St.. Venue phone: (902) 792-1460.
11/17/16 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Parkland Dartmouth ( 72 ) Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 72 Baker Drive.

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