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Sunday 10:00 pm


Montreal, QC


Folk, Indie, Rock


Half Moon Run

The music of Half Moon Run is often described as dreamy alt-pop, bucolic alt-folk, and psychedelic indie rock. Armed with classical training and omnivorous influences, they build on cerebral, acrobatic arrangements and harmonies, lilting prettily in one moment then feral the next.

They rose out of the fertile cultural scene of Montreal in 2009, when Connor Molander and Dylan Phillips, students and recent transplants from Vancouver Island, connected with Devon Portielje, fresh out of Ottawa. Later, they tapped a third Comox-born musician, Isaac Symonds, to intensify their live show.

From the outset, the lingua franca of these four multi-instrumentalists and vocalists was music and, in a typical show they play instruments ranging from guitar, piano, keyboard, pedal steel, bass, harmonica, and mandolin, to synth.

Less than a year after their later debut album, Dark Eyes (2012), they found themselves opening for Mumford and Sons on a European arena tour. Two years of furious worldwide touring followed, opening for international acts like City and Colour, and Of Monsters and Men, and making waves at major festivals all over North America and Europe.

For their second album, they packed up the tour van, headed west to California, and recorded Sun Leads Me On (2015), which went Gold in Canada. After back-to-back hometown shows selling 9,000 tickets in about 45 minutes, they hit fourteen European festivals and sold out rooms across Canada, the U.S., Australia, and Europe.

Now, with their third album set to drop in 2019, things have changed but things are also the same, like an evolving, close relationship where each record serves as a checkpoint. They have shows lined-up from June through to the end of November right across Canada, the U.S. the United Kingdom and Europe.

Al Simmons

Anola, MB

Ansley Simpson

Toronto, ON

Arctic Songs Workshop: Kevin Closs

Basia Bulat

Montreal, QC

Bedouin Soundclash

Toronto, ON

Ben Sures

Edmonton, AB


Montreal, QC

Born to Run: A Springsteen Tribute Workshop

Boundaries Blur Workshop: Kevin Breit, Cris Derksen, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson,

Brooke Bruce

Sudbury, ON

Céleste Lévis

Ottawa, ON

Character Sketches Workshop: Ben Sures, William Prince, Eric Clancy, Fred Eaglesmith

Chuck Roberts

Sudbury, ON

CKLU Open Stage

Sudbury, ON

Cris Derksen

Toronto, ON

David Dino White

North Bay, ON

Dreamscapes Workshop: Ansley Simpson, Jojo Worthington, Eva Foote,

Duncan Cameron

Sudbury, ON


Toronto, ON

Eric Clancy

Sudbury, ON

Eva Foote

Edmonton, AB

Guilty Pleasures Workshop: Nick Ferrio, Marc Donato, Jane’s Party, Oh Geronimo

Half Moon Run

Montreal, QC

Hannah Shira Naiman

North Bay, ON

Haviah Mighty

Brampton/Toronto, ON

Jane’s Party

Toronto, ON

Jean-Paul De Roover

Thunder Bay, ON

Jennifer Holub

Sudbury, ON


Guelph/Toronto, ON

Jojo Worthington

Waterloo, ON


Toronto, ON

Kevin Breit

Toronto, ON

Kevin Closs

Sudbury, ON

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Alderville First Nation, ON


Udora, ON


Peterborough. ON

Mélissa Laveaux

Montreal, QC

Nick Ferrio

Peterborough, ON

Ode to the banjo Workshop: Mayhemingways, Sheesham & Lotus, Hannah Shira Naiman, Arnie Naiman

Oh Geronimo

Burlington, ON

Old Time Workshop: Sheesham & Lotus & Son, Hannah Shira Naiman, Duncan Cameron

Poetry: Tom Leduc

Sudbury, ON

Pop Mach!ne

Sudbury, ON


Winnipeg, MB

Rodney Meilleur

Chelmsford, ON

Sad Song Saturday Workshop: William Prince, Safia Nolin, Jon Danyliw, Tif Ginn

Safia Nolin

Quebec City/St-Férréol-Les-Neiges, QC

Sam Roberts Band

Montreal, QC

Shaky Stars

Sudbury, ON

Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son


The Almighty Rhombus

Sudbury, Ontario

The Burning Hell

Saint John's, NL

The Canadian Songbook Workshop: Safia Nolin, Kevin Closs, Jennis

The Entertainers Workshop: Al Simmons, Sheesham & Lotus & Son, Magoo, The Burning Hell

The Fred Eaglesmith Road Show Starring Tif Ginn

Port Dover, ON


Sudbury, ON

William Prince

Winnipeg, MB

World Party Workshop:, Boogat, Mélissa Laveaux, Bedouin Soundclash


Toronto, ON


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