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    The PR Team~ Five acts have been selected from the three high schools in Pictou County (NNEC, NRHS and PA) to compete in The deCoste Sound of Youth Music Competition. Voting is now open and prizes include a recording session with Dave Gunning

    http://www.ngnews.ca/News/Local/2014-05-12/article-372146... - Get your votes in today!

  • A Note From Dave ... Hello everyone,

    I'm going to be back and forth to Ontario a bit this month as well as doing a few shows here and there around the East Coast.

    The last couple of weeks have been full of surprises. Last week I found out that "These Hands" was the First Place Winner in the Great American Song Contest. Right after receiving this great news I was off to Charlottetown for the East Coast Music Awards .... read more... http://www.davegunning.com/

  • Dave Gunning wins at Eastlink East Coast Music Awards Gala!!

    Congratulations to Dave Gunning who took home East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) for Solo Recording of the Year - No More Pennies and Songwriter of the Year -- "These Hands" by Dave Gunning (Composers: Dave Gunning/George Canyon) at the 2014 Eastlink East Coast Music Awards Gala at the PEI Convention Centre in Charlottetown.

  • A big congratulations to Dave Gunning and George Canyon for being selected the First Place winners in the Singer/Songwriter category of the 15th Annual Great American Song Contest. (http://www.greatamericansong.com)

  • Dave Gunning Scores 4 ECMA Award Nominations -- Vote for "These Hands" for the Fan's Choice Video of the Year & Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year!

    Public voting for the ECMA 2014 Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year and Fan's Choice Video of the Year Award is now open -- (http://www.pei2014.ca/ecma/)

    ...read more about Dave Gunning & The ECMA's 2014 - http://www.davegunning.com/

  • Dave Gunning - "A Game Goin' On"

    Thanks so much everyone!

    Here is the link to check out the CBC TV's Hockey Night In Canada opening montage and the new version of "A Game Goin' On" produced by Joel Plaskett!


  • Dave Gunning Songquest Thanks!

    Dave Gunning would like to personally thank everyone who voted for him and helped him win the Hockey Night in Canada Song Quest on CBC.


  • Canadian folk musician, Dave Gunning wins Hockey Night in Canada's Song Quest competition!

    Multi award-winning Pictou County-based musician, Dave Gunning has won CBC Music and Hockey Night in Canada's Song Quest competition with his song, "A Game Goin' On". ..... http://www.davegunning.com/

  • We are in the home stretch and Dave Gunning is now in the top ten for the CBC Songquest contest! With your votes, we can put him all the way to the top. You can vote for Dave once a day between Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. ET to Dec. 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The winner will be announced January 1, 2014 during the Hockey Night in Canada Winter Classic.


  • Dave Gunning is now in the top ten for the CBC Songquest!

    We are in the home stretch and Dave Gunning is now in the top ten for the CBC Songquest contest! With your votes, we can put him all the way to the top. You can vote for Dave once a day between Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. ET to Dec. 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The winner will be announced January 1, 2014 during the Hockey Night in Canada Winter Classic.


  • Vote now! Only 2 days left to make sure Dave Gunning's song "A Game Goin'

    On" makes it to the top 10! You can vote once per day per entry region. VOTE HERE - http://t.co/4caU00s1kn

    Help CBC Music and Hockey Night in Canada find Canada's next great hockey song.

    Second period vote: top 50 to top 10, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. ET to Dec. 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

  • Dave Gunning - CBC Songquest Contest! - Dave Gunning has submitted a song to the CBC Songquest contest, and we think it's pretty great. We'd love for you to take a listen, because every listen counts as a vote. And please share too, because who doesn't love to share!


  • Very excited to announce that ECMA 2013 Award Winner DAVE GUNNING takes the stage in support of the Inaugural Nova Scotia-Gambia Association Benefit Concert. Joined by Nashville-based singer-songwriter ADAM CROSSLEY, with opening acts LYNNEA ROSE and MATT PANUSKA. - read more: http://www.davegunning.com/

  • "No More Pennies" - Nominated for Music Nova Scotia's Folk Recording of the Year! -- Congratulations to Dave Gunning whose album "No More Pennies" is nominated for Music Nova Scotia's Folk Recording of the Year! "No More Pennies", features 12 original songs penned by Gunning and includes co-writes with George Canyon, Dave Francey, Bruce Guthro, Lennie Gallant, Jamie Robinson, Jim Dorie and Scottish songstress Karine Polwart.

  • These Hands

    Dave Gunning and the IWK Foundation produced this video to showcase the incredible strength and community inside the IWK Health Centre. "These Hands" is the East Coast Music Awards 2013 Song of th...
  • Dave Gunning - These Hands

    Dave Gunning - These Hands
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  • Dave Gunning New Album Video

    pre-promo video for Dave's new cd "No More Pennies."
  • June 4, 2013 - Dave Gunning "These Hands" and the IWK-Halifax, NS -- Nova Scotia singer songwriter, Dave Gunning, along with the IWK Health Centre Foundation, launched the music video for "These Hands", during the 29th annual IWK Telethon for Children on CTV. The video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX_0lhXWutU) , filmed inside the IWK, is a moving tribute to the patients, families and caregivers who collectively make up the IWK community.

    ..read more: http://www.davegunning.com/

  • April 6 -" A wee note from Dave " (cue Grover's voice) - Hello everybody! I'm getting ready to leave for Ontario soon but this time stopping in Quebec for a couple of shows. I've been wanting to play there again, not just because it breaks up the driving but because it's a pretty

    amazing province and I especially love Quebec City. Pretty exciting times these days with winning song of the year at the East Coast Music Awards for ... read more ..http://www.davegunning.com/

  • Thursday, March 7, 2013

    Dave Gunning remembers Stompin Tom Connors - CBC

    Singer-songwriter Dave Gunning remembers the Canadian folk legend..... Information Morning Nova Scotia ...


  • Dave Gunning - ISC 2012 Semi Finalists Announced - Feb 7, 2013 - Congratulations to Dave Gunning ( and co-writer George Canyon ) on their song These Hands for reaching the semi-finals of the International Songwriting Competition. You can listen to their nominated song on Soundcloud (http://soundcloud.com/dave-gunning-music/these-hands ) The International Songwriting ..read more... http://www.davegunning.com/

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE -- No More Pennies and Vote for Dave Gunning - Feb 4, 2013 - February 4th marks an important day in history, the phasing out of the long-standing Canadian penny. Effective today, February 4th, 2013 the Royal Canadian Mint will no longer distribute Canada's one-cent coin to banks and retailers. So spread the word - No More Pennies.... read more... http://www.davegunning.com/

  • Dave Gunning Blog - January 15, 2013

    "I'm back. Thought I was immune to jet lag but after returning home from Australia I awoke in the night not knowing where I was or how to get out of my own bed. It sure was an amazing trip. I love Australia and look forward to returning again within the next few months. Australians and Canadians love one another. It's the perfect combination of exotic and familiar. ..read more.... http://www.davegunning.com/

  • Celebrate in a special musical gathering with Canadian east coast artists: Tim Chaisson, Dave Gunning, Andy Brown, Vishten and Australia's favourite, Cole & Van Dijk. Connect the musical ties that bind between Australia and Canada, the Canadian East Coast Showcase features a stellar line up of award-winning artists and an evening not to be missed! http://www.davegunning.com/

  • Dave Gunning's "Penny Drive" raises $6,287.66 for the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. More info at http://www.davegunning.com

  • Multi award-winning folk musician, Dave Gunning launches a "Penny Drive" to pay the Royal Canadian Mint a fee for his new album paying tribute to the Canadian penny . More info at Davegunning.com

  • "The Power of Song, Rallying For Ron" At Dalhousie Arts Centre's Cohn Auditorium In Halifax On Sept. 26th - The concert will celebrate the man and the music of well-known and much-loved Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Hynes, who has recently been diagnosed and begun treatment for throat cancer - read more.... http://www.davegunning.com/

  • Dave Gunning Blog-April 24, 2012 - Hello folks,

    Working my way through Ontario and enjoying the ride. There are quite a few shows coming up this spring which is wonderful and should get me in good shape for the summer season. Stay tuned in for more shows in Ontario, Atlantic Canada and New England.

    Thanks Dave


  • McMurray Musings Review-Mar 15, 2012- What Shall I Do With These Hands? - Dave Gunning House Concert....It was a packed house - literally - for the show. Many of the friends I have made through this blog were in attendance, and it was pure pleasure to share the evening with them. You see, Dave is a wonderful singer/songwriter/musician. He is charming and engaging. He tells .read more @ http://www.mcmurraymusings.com/2012/03/what-shall-i-do-wi...

  • Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year Voting Now Open! Voting is now open for the ECMA Fans Choice Entertainer of the year. Place your vote now!

    Nominees for the Bell Aliant Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year include our own Dave Gunning.

    GO TO - http://www.facebook.com/BellAliant?sk=app_193749270731516 to be directed to the polls to register your votes before midnight (AST) on April 6. One vote per household.

  • Dave Gunning Blog-Mar 5, 2012 - Hello everyone,

    It's been a pretty good winter. I am thrilled to have been nominated for a Juno Award and have been busy working on the new recording. Just this week I returned from the Folk Alliance in Memphis where we announced that I'm going to be working with Robyn Boyd at Wooden Ship Productions as my new US booking agent. This means that I'll be crossing the border more frequently..read more.http://www.davegunning.com/?p=714

  • The Chronicle Herald Arts & Life - Six NS Acts in Juno Race-Feb 8, 2012 by Stephen Cooke-Nova Scotia acts featured prominently among the Juno Award nominations announced Tuesday in Toronto, with Jordan Croucher, Jimmy Rankin, Sloan, Classified, Dave Gunning and Jenn Grant getting nods.

    First-time nominees from Nova Scotia include Pictou County musician Dave Gunning ..read more... http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/60423-six-ns-acts-j...

  • The Pictou Advocate - Dave Gunning gets Juno nomination-Feb 7, 2012-Dave Gunning has been nominated for a Juno.

    The multiple award-winning recording artist and internationally acclaimed songwriter has eight critically acclaimed CDs to his credit. He has been awarded six East Coast Music Awards out of 15 nominations since 2003 and took home two 2011 ECMA awards ..read more... http://www.pictouadvocate.com/2012/02/07/dave-gunning-get...

  • Dave Gunning - 2012 Juno Award Nomination-A big congratulations to Dave Gunning who is nominated for the 2012 Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo. This is the 41st presentation of the Junos and will take place on March 31st at the Ottawa Convention Center. After a year of non-stop touring and multiple industry nominations across Canada, this Juno nomination comes just before the ECMA's in April where Dave is also nominated for ECMA Fan Choice of the Year.

  • Hello everyone, I'm writing this from home. I've been busy here getting ready to start recording my new CD in February. Working on the new songs has been fun and I've even got a celebratory song about cold weather that I co-wrote with Jim Dorie, who's just put out his second recording of great songs. I love the seasons and this is certainly the season when when we cooler-climate dwellers have more quality time to sit and think. The recording will begin ...more at davegunning.com

  • Thanks so much for the huge support that I'm receiving here. In the beginning this tribute to John Allan was intended to be a side project between my other recordings. I thought that it might receive regional support, and yes it certainly did, but I'm pretty blown away by the national recognition that I have gotten from the Canadian Folk community. Read more at http://www.davegunning.com .

  • Congratulations to Dave Gunning who won both the Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Singer of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year at last night's awards gala. His powerful album " ... a tribute to John Allan Cameron" has been getting rave reviews from industry and fans alike, and last night's win at the CFMA proves that he is on his way to great things.

    Be sure to keep your eyes open for Dave who is touring his new album " Christmas Too" across the Maritimes this December.

  • Roots Music Canada will be broadcasting both the Canadian Folk Music Award, and the nominees showcase, live from their website at http://www.rootsmusic.ca . You can head on over to their site and click on the CFMA Broadcast button or visit http://www.rootsmusic.ca/cfma-broadcast and send the information to your friends. Broadcast begins Saturday, December 3 at 8:15 pm EST.

  • On November 8, 2011 Dave Gunning was the Single of the Day on singleoftheday.com! You can listen and read all about it on their blog by going to the direct link - http://www.singleoftheday.com/2011/11/08/olympic-athletes... .

  • From the Cyber Team: Congrats to Dave Gunning on winning the 2011 Music Nova Scotia Award Roots Traditional Recording of the Year at Music Nova Scotia Week this past weekend!

  • FR CYBER TEAM: Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) is pleased to announce the nominees for its 2011 awards gala. In the lead this year with four nominations each are the lyrically gifted veteran Bruce Cockburn & Pictou County NS Dave Gunning. Gunning, whose immense talent is rooted in his Nova Scotian upbringing, recently released "A Tribute To John Allan Cameron" which has garnered 4 nods.. Traditional Album, Traditional Singer, New/Emerging Artist,& Producer of the Year. Congratulations Dave!

  • FROM THE CYBER TEAM: Congratulations to Dave Gunning who received four nominations at this year's 2011 Music Nova Scotia Awards. The nomination categories are Male Artist Recording of the Year (A Tribute to John Allan Cameron ), Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year (A Tribute to John Allan Cameron) , Producer of the Year and Recording Studio of the Year (Wee House of Music) . Congratulations Dave!

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