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Kyra at Artists for Peace 30th anniversary 

I'm excited to announce that I will be performing at the Artists for Peace 30th anniversary celebration on November 10th at the Lion d'Or in Montreal. The headline artists include Margie Gillis, Daniel Lavoie, Judi Richards and many more! Click here to get tickets online.

I'll be performing my song "Si," which has been selected among the "directors favorites" (an awkward translation of "coup de coeur") for the year.  I feel incredibly honored to be taking part in this event as my ultimate goal is to dedicate my music to positive transformation worldwide (lofty perhaps, but a girl's gotta dream! ).  

The event will take place this November 10th at the Lion d'Or in Montreal. Doors are at 7pm, show at 8pmTickets are available here.

I found out about the organization Artists for Peace a couple of months ago. Much to my surprise (why had I not heard of them before????) this group has been going since 1984 and is the current incarnation of Artists for Nuclear disarmament, founded by artists like Harry Belafonte and Gilles Vigneault. You can read more about them on their website!

All that to say, 

I feel honored and excited to be part, even in a small way, of this movement of artists dedicating their work and lives to peace in whatever ways possible. 

I hope to see you there!

Manawan 2014 EP available free online! 

In March 2014 Kyra took part in the Peace Partners project in the Atikamekw community of Manawan. The project was aimed at promoting peace and cultural understanding through collaborative songwriting between Atikamekw and Quebecois artists. Over one week Kyra Shaughnessy, Sakay and Pascal Ottawa and Julie Rousseau composed and recorded four original songs. The songs are now available, along with a fifth song composed by Domlebo, on an EP that is available free online. Download it now and enjoy the music! 

ENC end of year shows and Kyra at les Francofolies! 

On June 12th and 13th l'École Nationale de la Chanson (ENC) will be hosting their two end of year shows in Granby and Montreal respectively.
This year the guest artist will be none other than Luc De Larochelliere.
As one of this years 12 students at the renowned school for singer-songwriters, Kyra will be performing at both events.

June 12th will be held in the auditorium of the Cegep de Granby, 8pm. Tickets are available at the Cegep Coop or by reservation at 450-372-6614 #1399.

June 13th will be at l'Astral as part of the Francofolie Festival, also at 8pm. Tickets are available in advance on the Festival website.

Hope to see you there!

Kyra takes part in Peace Partners project, Manawan 2014! 


Manawan 2014organized by Peace Partners, aims at creating space for cross-cultural exchange and dialogue via collaborative songwriting between native and non-native artists in the community of Manawan in Atikamekw territory. Kyra is one of four artists selected to take part in a week-long songwriting retreat to take place in March 2014. The group will be followed by a film team from Wapikani Mobile and songs created during the retreat will be recorded professionally and performed live in Manawan and elsewhere.

The project is in its first year and is running a crowdfunding page to help get it off the ground. Please visit the site to support creative exchange, and share it around! 

 
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Who is Kyra Shaughnessy?

Kyra Shaughnessy is an eco-folk singer-songwriter and poet from the Estrie/ Montreal area of Quebec. She's been on the road touring Canada and the E.U. since the release of her first self-titled  LP in 2010. In spring 2013 Kyra produced her second-full length album, Waiting for the Light ... ( Read More! )





 

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