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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! 


The Return of the Light 

Well, it's been another year full of movement, to say the least!
Another circle round the sun, another drop in the ocean of time. Sounds like a song from the 60's...
I am full of gratitude for all the new adventures, uncertainties and constant evolution that my work allows me to experience on a daily basis.

The creation of Waiting for the Lightits release in April and ensuing tours; winning the YES Artistic Project Plan Contest in June;  the explosion in Lac-Mégantic in July and the ongoing chaos, communion and creation; my acceptance at l'École Nationale de la Chanson and the move to Granby to begin classes in August...these and other experiences have all have shaped me in many ways, and continue to do so. 

Thanks to all of you for your continued support of me and of independant artists! Wishing you all a...


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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