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Gordie Sampson Songcamp

Gordie Sampson Songcamp was conceived by Gordie Sampson, a multiple-award winning Canadian songwriter and artist, as a way to nurture young songwriters from across Nova Scotia, give them access to knowledge, and help them develop tools that will benefit their writing careers.
The first Songcamp took place at the Glenghorm Resort in Ingonish, Cape Breton from August 9 – 12, 2010. Seven writers between the ages of 15 and 24 co-wrote in excess of 10 songs over three days during sessions facilitated by Gordie and Steve MacDougall (Slowcoaster). The camp culminated in a sold-out Songwriter Circle, where each of the writers showcased their original material and songs that they co-wrote together during the camp.
In 2011, Songcamp returned to the Glenghorm Resort and welcomed back six first-year songwriters and six new writers. From July 30 – August 5, they co-wrote over 30 songs, demoed 14 songs and gave another outstanding live performance during the Songwriter Circle. Songcamp grew again in 2012; Carleton Stone became our third leader (alongside Gordie and Steve), we added six new writers and invited songwriters from the previous two years – for a total of 25 songwriters, leaders, and volunteers at Songcamp. We changed our location to the beautiful Keltic Lodge Resort the same year and hosted the Songwriter Circle at Ceilidh Hall to enthusiastic crowds. We welcomed four new writers in 2013, including singer-songwriter Carmen Townsend, and 12 returning writers. Gordie, Steve, and Carleton lead the songwriting sessions, and mentored Dylan Guthro for a leadership role at Songcamp in 2014. Having artists from all genres – rock, rap, country, folk, and R&B – made for an exciting Songwriter Circle at Keltic Lodge, for the performers and the community.
Songcamp gives songwriters the opportunity to develop artists skills and build relationships with their peers, making our province a more vibrant and sustainable place for youth in the music business. Our vision for Songcamp is to promote learning in pursuit of artistic excellence and for songwriters to discover more about who they are as artists and how they can contribute to their music communities through collaboration.
The Gordie Sampson Songcamp is made possible by the generous support from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage; Music Nova Scotia; The Ceilidh Cup, and the Bell Media Canadian Songwriting Challenge.

Showcases:

Fri 04

Holiday Inn Truro - Elm/Oak Ballroom

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Alana Yorke

Pop, Alternative

Alycia Putnam

Traditional / Roots

Amanda Riley

Modern Country

Andre Pettipas and The Giants

Rock

Andrew Frelick

Country

Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers

Rock/Pop

Anna Ludlow

World/Celtic

Arsoniste

singer-songwriter, synthpop, pop

Asia & NuGruv

R&B, Soul, Funk and Motown

Baroque N' Fiddle String Quartet

World, Celtic, Instrumental, Classical

Beauts

Rock

Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

Celtic/Roots

Cassie and Maggie

Folk/Roots/Celtic

Ced Marty & Dave

Blues, R&B,

Chaos Theory

Hard Rock/Metal

Charlie A'Court

Blues Rock

Christine Campbell

Rock

City Natives

hip-hop

Classified

Hip-Hop

Còig

Celtic

Dali Van Gogh

Rock

Dan Doiron

Rock/Blues

Décota McNamara

Folk / roots

Devarrow

Folk/Roots/Alternative

DJ IV

Don Brownrigg

Adult Alternative/Folk/Pop

Dub Kartel

Reggae, Dancehall, Pop

E.B. Anderson & The Resolutes

Americana

Erika Kulnys

Singer-Songwriter / Americana / Folk / Alternative / Rock / Pop

Erin Costelo

Soul/Adult Alternative

Fiddles & Feet

Traditional Celtic Dixieland Swing

Fiona Alone

Baroque Pop

Floodland

rock

Gabrielle Papillon

Orchestral Folk/Indie-Folk/Folk-Pop

Garrett Mason

Blues

GHETTOSOCKS

RAP/ HIPHOP

Gillian Head

Celtic, Traditional

Gordie Sampson Songcamp

Hello Delaware

Pop-Rock

Hillsburn

Indie Folk Pop

Horse

Ian Janes

Soul/Pop

Ian Sherwood

Folk / Pop

In-Flight Safety

Indie Rock

J-Bru

Hip Hop

Jason MacDonald

Folk/Celtic/Songwriter

Jason Price

Country

Jay Mayne

hip-hop

Jeff Jodrey

Acoustic Instrumental

Jessie Brown

Rock / Doom Soul

Joe Murphy & The Water Street Blues Band

Blues

Joel Plaskett Emergency

Rock

JONT & THE INFINITE POSSIBILITY

uplifting indie rock

Josh Lake

Funk, Soul, Blues, Inspirational

Keonté Beals

R&B/EDM-Dance

Kestrels

Shoegaze

Kilmore

Rock/Hard Rock

Kim Dunn

Americana/singer songwriter/adult Alternative

LACEWOOD

Pop-Country

Last Call Chernobyl

Metal

Laurenn Marchand

Folk/Pop

Like A Motorcycle

Punk Rock

MAJE

HipHop/Spoken Word

Makayla Lynn

Country

Mardeen

Indie Rock, Indie Pop

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac

Gaelic, Traditional

Matt Steele

singer-songwriter

McGinty

Maritime / Celtic

Mitchell Bailey

Hip Hop

Mo Kenney

Pop, Folk, Alternative

Mojo Martin

Blues

Natalie Lynn

Pop/Rock

Nicole Ariana

R&B/Urban

Norma MacDonald

Americana/Singer-Songwriter

Nuallan

Celtic

Old Blood

Hard Rock

Orchid's Curse

Metal

Owen Meany's Batting Stance

Indie-folk-rock

Papilio

Roots, Traditional, World, Folk

Party Boots

Pop, Urban, World

Port Cities

Pop, Singer-Songwriter

Pretty Archie

Americana

Quiet Parade

Indie

Rain Over St. Ambrose

Rock

Rawlins Cross

Celtic, Rock, Pop and Worldbeat music,

Ray Mattie

Country/Roots

Reeny Smith

R&B/Soul

Rhapsody Quintet

Instrumental

Ria Mae

Pop

Roxy & the Underground Soul Sound

Funk/Soul/R n' B

Shannon Quinn

Celtic/Folk/Original

The Barrowdowns

Alternative Folk

The Brood

psychedelic rock

The Carson Downey Band

Blues

The Mellotones

R&B, Soul, Motown, Funk and Disco

The Mike Bochoff Band

pop-rock

The Stanfields

Rock/Roots

The State Of Alaska

Féminin

The Terry Edmunds Band

Blues

The Town Heroes

Alt Rock

The Wicked Deadlys

rock

Thom Swift

Folk-Roots-Blues

Three Sheet

Alternative Hip Hop

Thrillah

hip-hop

Tj King

Country Rock

Tommy Green Jr

Acoustic Pop Folk Rock

Troy MacGillivray

Celtic

Villages

Traditional, Folk

Vogue Dots

Electro Pop

Walrus

Rock

Wayne Nicholson and the Eastenders

Willie Stratton

Alt Country

Witchitaw

Southern Country Rock

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We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.