Live & Local Thursdays

Join us every Thursday at Kiju's for an evening of live & local music! 

6pm - 9pm

Free Admission

A different local artist every week! 

Live and Local: Thursday Music Series at Kiju’s


Nov 30 th
Richard Schaller

Richard is a Sydney-based singer/songwriter and is a popular performer
around live music venues here in CBRM. Richard formed his band Rising
Waters a few years back and they were an alt-rock/heavy rock band.
Richard has modified his song writing to include more folk/country material.

Dec 7 th
Ian MacDougall

Ian MacDougall holds a strange and unassuming presence on the East
Coast musical landscape. Fronting his internationally acclaimed,
musically obese, Cape Breton institution The Tom Fun Orchestra, Ian
has spent years touring around the world bringing epic anthems and
odes to packed clubs, massive festivals and empty taverns.  Outside of
the successes of Tom Fun, Ian has developed a catalogue of songs that
read like a hazy surrealist commentary of life and lure on Cape Breton
Island.  By himself, these songs stand truly engaging. His complicated
musical lulls of ennui and frustration find solace in triumphant melodies
of reckless elation. Sometimes it’s something else entirely.

Dec 14 th
Buddy MacDonald

Buddy MacDonald, from the North Shore of Cape Breton, has been a
singer/songwriter and entertainer for over thirty years. Over the years
he has travelled and entertained audiences throughout Canada, the
United States, Germany, Scotland and the Scandinavian countries,
performing as a solo act and in different combinations with other
musicians from Cape Breton including Natalie MacMaster, Howie
MacDonald, Ashley MacIsaac, Dave MacIsaac, and John Allan Cameron
among many others. Buddy's songs have been performed and recorded
by artists throughout the country. Buddy continues to tour. Whether in
a small country hall, pub, festival or concert theatre, his love of writing,

singing and entertaining comes across to bridge the gap between

performer and listener.

Dec 21 st
Michelle Stephens

Michele Stephens' unique and soulful style of solo piano and vocals are
well known and she is a fixture in the diverse music fabric of the Cape
Breton scene. She is a jazz, R&B, soul, Broadway, torch, pop songstress
and her amazing vocals are showcased by her deft piano chops - she
delivers sultry, nuanced performances of eclectic musical choices and
her original songs. Often compared to musicians like: Diana Krall, Eva
Cassidy,  Stevie Nicks and Maria Muldaur - Michele is always striving to
put her own sound and spin on her music and she leaves her audiences
wanting more of the smoky, piano bar throwback feeling she creates!

Dec 28 th
Michael Cavanaugh

Playing many styles of music including country, rock, folk rock, 90s and
his own original music he is sure to please his guests. Covers of recent
bands like Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, Jason Mraz to name a few
provides a large range of musical tastes. Add in Celtic, Scottish and Irish
Songs while playing the fiddle this is sure to be a great evening. He has
played many venues in Nova Scotia especially in Halifax where he lived
for 6 years and played with a band there called Plankrdown as well as
solo gigs and a duo with my father Tracey Cavanaugh.

Dec 31 st

Carl Getto – 5:30-8:30pm

Carl will be providing live music to add to the ambience of Kiju’s New

Year’s Eve

Jan 4 th
Rob Murphy

In February of 2016 he started a Trio with a couple of friends called
WhiskeyJack. In November 2016 he decided to get back to his Acoustic
Roots. Rob plays around the CBRM area with a mix of everything from
Celtic to Acoustically arranged Rock Songs!

Jan 11 th
Bill Appleby

Bill’s songs combine his soulful, gravelly voice with the roots and blues
music that has influenced him over the past six decades. He sings of his
vast life experiences, quirky and wayward encounters, and a
mischievous life on the road. His lyrics convey both a roguish romp
through life and astute observations of love and the evolving world
around him. Bill literally has a lifetime’s worth of stories to tell, and he
has brought several of them to life through his songs. 

Jan 18 th
Darrell Keigan

Darrell's musical career began over twenty years ago, playing house
parties, and local halls in Cape Breton. Over the last two decades he has
released two albums, "First Flight" and "An Evening With Darrell
Keigan". From local songs and stories to those taken from Scottish, Irish
and Cape Breton history and whether he's playing to a packed hall, or
sitting in a living room packed with friends, Darrell's love of music and people is instantly evident.

Jan 25 th
The Ayl Men

John Aylward and Joe Menchefski play fun tunes from Johnny Cash to
Radiohead - from Van Morrison to Death Cab for Cutie.





November 30, 2017, 6:00 pm