For the hometown release of The Olympic Symphonium’s third album they wanted to do something special…

“After looking at what was important to us – playing with our friends – and to our fans – showing them great music – we decided to host a small festival.” says the group.

Dubbed “Shivering Songs,” the festival will include a Saturday afternoon songwriters circle and evening show at Wilmot United Church, a late-night showcase at The Capital, and a Bluegrass Brunch on Sunday afternoon at The Snooty Fox. Confirmed artists include The Olympic Symphonium, Catherine MacLellan, Snailhouse, Isaac & Blewett, Jon McKiel, Alan Jeffries’ Bluegrass Outfit, Tim Walker and a few more TBA soon.

“It is our hope to build this event into something we can curate annually to bring exciting music to help warm a cold Fredericton every January.”

The festival will serve as the Fredericton CD Release for the OS’ third album, The City Won’t Have Time To Fight, which was recorded over the course of a week last winter in downtown Fredericton with longtime engineer Brad Perry. The delayed release gave the group time to pitch the album to various international labels and landed them a deal with a small independent in Denmark that will be putting out the release in Scandinavia for Spring 2011.

Tickets/Passes are available now in Fredericton at Picaroon’s Brewtique, Backstreet Records, Read’s Newsstand and online at