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Cape Breton International Drum Festival


The directors of the 9th Annual Cape Breton International Drum Festival, Becci Aitken, Mike Megaffin, Jennifer Nemeth & Ryan MacArthur, today announced the festival lineup to date.

The festival is being staged at the Savoy Theatre, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada on Saturday May 23rd and Sunday May 24th, 2009.

"The show will return to the Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay to the venue my dad calls The Theatre of Dreams "said Becci Aitken.

Aitken also added "the line-up for 2009 is world class, with a great emphasis on local and Canadian talent"

Jennifer Nemeth said "To celebrate the Festivals return to the Savoy Theatre we are announcing a very special ticket price for the month of February 2009, with the full week-end pass for only $25.00ca , and that's incredible value for world class talent at the highest level"

Festival director Mike Megaffin commented, "It is with great pleasure we are able to announce that the Legends Award will be presented posthumously to the greats ever drummer the late Buddy Rich, and are honoring him for his unparalleled contribution to the history of drumming. Buddy's daughter Cathy Rich will accept the ward on her father's behalf. The Legends Award is designed and created by outstanding artist/blacksmith/drummer, John Little of East Dover, Nova Scotia."

2009 Artist Lineup

New Brunswick Percussion Ensemble Saint John NB, CA

Danny Britt (Educator/Author) New York, USA

Damian Corniola (Educator/Clinician) Melbourne, Australia

Roxy Petrucci (Vixen, Madam X, Titania) New York, USA

Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter) New York, USA

Ronnie Leadbeater (Men of the Deeps/Educator) Sydney NS, CA

Sonny Hogan
(Ennis Sisters/ Educator) St Johns NFL, CA

Mercedes Lander (Kittie) London Ont, CA

Tommy Clufetus (Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent) Los Angeles, USA

Emmanuelle Caplette (Ima & Marilou, Annie Brocoli) Quebec CA

Tom Bona (Sue Foley, Colin James, Jeff Healey) Toronto, CA

Pete Lockett (Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Amy Winehouse) London, England

Dom Famularo (World Drumming Ambassador) New York, USA

Otarion Show Case 2009

Dillon Krszwda (Mira Road)CB, Carlin MacVicar (Sydney) CB, Anthony Pascon (Saint John) NB, Keefer Lockwood (St Johns) Newfoundland, Frank & Jordan Bruleigh (Sydney River) CB, Andrew Collins (St Johns) Newfoundland, Chuck Bucket (Halifax) NS, Al Hovey NB, Tom Allen (Sydney) CB, Evan Nemeth (Sydney) CB

Special Guest Stars 2009.... The Rhythm Queens featuring Cathy MacDougall, Joan Andrews,Val Fulford & Hannah Buhariwalla,Sydney CB Plus.... Bodhran Bodhran featuring Josey Lovett and friends. Sydney CB

Legends Award 2009
This year the Cape Breton International Drum Festival Legends Award will be presented posthumously to the following drummer: Buddy Rich

The Cape Breton International Drum Festival — May 23rd & 24th, 2009.
For details visit www.cbdrumfest.ca
Or phone
1 902 727 2337 Becci Aitken,Bruce & Gloria Jean Aitken
1 902 826 1316 Mike Megaffin