Dane Pedersen

About

Dane Pedersen is a singer, songwriter, and actor from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He has performed in a wide range of capacities and settings, from coffeehouse fundraisers to professional theatrical productions.  

A recent 2024 Graduate of the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, where he majored in Vocal studies, Dane is becoming a regular on the Cape Breton and Antigonish music scenes.  However, he still makes appearances on the stage of the Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney, most recently in A Tribute to the Rotary Show (2023), and The Sea Shanty (2023). Lately, he appeared in the band Moment's Notice , made up of some friends also in the St. F.X. Jazz Studies program.

It is obvious to all who hear him that Dane's love for folk music runs deep, and in his own performances he strives to uphold and continue the East Coast tradition of storytelling through song. 

Announcements

June 28-29, 2024: The Sea Shanty Show Encore

Arranged & Music Directed by Chris Mounteer

Directed & Choreographed by Marc Richard

From the musical mind of Chris Mounteer (’Swonderful, Kitchen Party) comes a new musical revue paying tribute to the wonder and majesty of the sea.

What started as a Tik Tok trend has become a worldwide awakening and renewed appreciation for the haunting and harmonious melodies of the sea shanty. Honouring both traditional sailing songs and more recent East Coast songwriters, you’ll gasp in awe at the beautiful harmonies of our local performers in this intimate and breathtaking concert. After a sold-out run in Summer 2021 and a re-imagined encore in 2023, The Sea Shanty Show is back with a beautiful new production directed by Marc Richard ("I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change").

Featuring: Wesley J. Colford, Matt Earhart, Maverick McDougall, Dane Pedersen & Adam Young

April 19, 2024: Appearing with Moment's Notice

Don't miss the final show of the semester! See Dane, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Heidi Burns and Malcolm MacNeil, performing in their band Moment's Notice on April 19 at Candid Brewing, in Antigonish, NS. Who knows when (or IF )you will get another chance to see them?!

Special guests: Liam Slingerland (keyboard) , Luke Dobson (trumpet), & Sam Withers (saxophone)

 Click here to check them out on Instagram or check Candid Brewing for more details.

January 2024: Appearing with Moment's Notice

You can catch Dane, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Heidi Burns and Malcolm MacNeil, performing in their band Moment's Notice most FRIDAYS at Candid Brewing, in Antigonish, NS. Click here to check them out on Instagram or check Candid Brewing for more details.

Fall 2023: Guest Musician

Dane appears as a guest musician on the new CD, Festival Drive'ers Association Vol. 1, a compilation album featuring recipients of the Big Sampie Award. Pick up your copy at Tom's Pizza in Baddeck, or on Saturdays from 9:30am to 1:30pm at The Market Beverage Booth at the Cape Breton Farmer's Market in Sydney or order online by clicking here.

Proceeds from the sales help to sustain the association's sponsorship programs.

Performances

Cover of "Did She Mention My Name" by Gordon Lightfoot

Cover of "Both Sides Now" by
Joni Mitchell

Cover of "Free in the Harbour" by
Stan Rogers

Cover photo by Rock Pixels