Jens Jeppesen/Ian & Krista
If Jens Jeppesen died today, he’d be a cult classic tomorrow.
Hailing from small-town Northwestern New Brunswick, Jeppesen is stone cold guaranteed to blow your mind. With an acoustic guitar and the unforgiving work ethic that comes with farm upbringing, he has independently recorded and released four full length studio albums, toured Ontario, Alberta and the Atlantic provinces many times over, and played in several of the East Coast’s premier musical events- all in the first 3 years of his career.
Recently headlined the first night of the midwinter concert sponsored by Alianait music festival in Iqaluit in celebration of Canada’s 150 birthday celebration
Ian & Krista
Marrying the Celtic sounds of Ireland and Cape Breton, Ian and Krista team up to take you on a musical journey as vast as the ocean that separates their respective homelands. The strings of Krista’s fiddle ebb and flow like the water that crashes upon her native rock, while Ian beautifully sings the songs, and tells the stories of his baile duchais of Dublin.
Throughout the Maritimes, Krista Touesnard is no stranger to music lovers. In Cape Breton, her family name is synonymous with fiddling excellence, and her talents allowed her to tour Canada in the early 90’s as part of the hugely popular Cape Breton Summertime Review. More recently she has recorded as a solo artist, and made up one third of the popular Celtic act, Brollachan. Her passion for music has impacted many, in particular as an educator in the New Brunswick for over 20 years. Her efforts in this role, won her a Music NB award in 2016.
Ian Mac Gabhann arrived in Fredericton in 2016 to take a position as an Irish language instructor at STU. This allowed him to immerse himself in the local Celtic community with relative ease. Over the last year, he has quickly made his presence known as a solo act and also as a member of the Maritime folk band, Oak, Ash and Thorn. From lilting, passionate performances capable of transporting you to Ireland’s sheltered east coast…to anthems of the people who live there; as a vocalist, Ian delivers.