Celeigh Cardinal

Celeigh Cardinal is totally friggin’ metal. Her songwriting is both honest and sublime; it hits me in the head AND the heart. And just wait till she starts to sing. You’ll wake up in the middle of the night with a cold sweat, jonesing to hear that voice just one more time. Oh yeah, and she’s kind and hilarious to boot... Gross. ”

— David Landreth (The Bros. Landreth)

Bio

Celeigh Cardinal is a Métis singer/songwriter from the Peace Country of Alberta. Her contralto voice harkens back to earlier days of blues and the golden era of jazz while her heartfelt, biographical inspired songs blends soul and emotion in her performances. Celeigh released her first full-length album Everything and Nothing at All in 2017 featuring the breakout track There Ain’t No Way. The album earned Celeigh Indigenous Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards and a nomination for Best Pop Album at the CBC Indigenous Music Awards. She racked up eight nominations winning Female Artist of the Year and Indigenous Recording of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards. She received a REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation in Winnipeg and participated in the (Re)Claim program at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Celeigh has performed across Canada, the United States, and internationally, including the Live at Heart Showcase in Orebro, Sweden.She is the first Indigenous radio personality on Alberta’s own CKUA, and she’s the first Indigenous member of Edmonton’s Arts Column, the In Crowd. Celeigh Cardinal resides in Edmonton, Alberta and performs with her trio and band. 

Previous events

Apr12

Preview Party for new exhibitions, & Celeigh Cardinal Live

Art Gallery of Alberta , Edmonton, AB

Your AGA welcomes everyone to celebrate our newest exhibitions with food, drinks and live entertainment! With all galleries open and music from headliner Celeigh Cardinal playing all evening, Preview Party: "Cul-De-Sac", "Fix your hearts or die" and "Kablusiak: akunnirun kuupak" is set to be a lively night at the gallery!

Celeigh Cardinal Trio @ FOLK ALLIANCE!

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Montreal, Quebec

Showcases: Wednesday - 11:30pm – Prairie Mix #549 Friday – 1:30 – Indigenous Room #420 Saturday – 10:30 - Intercontinental Revue #453 Saturday - 1:30 – Prairie Mix #549

Jan31

Celeigh Cardinal Trio @ Cold Snap Festival

Prince George, BC

TWO PERFORMANCES: Title: Free as the Northern Prairie Wind The Prince George Native Friendship Centre is excited to bring you a lunch time performance with this dynamic trio. Celeigh Cardinal’s natural talent for story telling compliments her songs which range from ballads and thoughtful reflections on life to road-tripping good-time songs. Her band will add lots of great instrumentals and harmonies that may blend from rock and blues to soul.

Time: Thursday, January 31,12:00 to 1:00pm Place: Friendship Hall at the Prince George Native Friendship Centre, 1600 Third Ave

ANNNNNND:

Thursday, Jan 31st: Leave it to the Ladies Prince George Playhouse Celeigh Cardinal

Dec19

Celeigh Cardinal Trio - Nauticol Party (private)

Grande Prairie

I Am Enough - A concert in support of Women United

CKUA Performance Space 9804 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0C5

Join us December 16th for the second annual "I Am Enough" benefit concert in support of Women United and All In For Youth.

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Women United and All In For Youth programs offer support to young girls and at risk youth to empower them at home and school. Help us sponsor some youth by joining us for an evening of live music by some of Alberta's best award winning female artists.

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ARTISTS:

Celeigh Cardinal Lucette Erin Kay Dana Wylie Amelie Patterson tzadeka

This evening will be hosted by the extremely funny and talented Kristy Nanise (Nanise) & Meagan Elizabeth (Swear By The Moon)

Doors: 6:00 Show: 7:00

Light refreshment and snacks will be offered.

Event Sponsors : Lipstick Empire LaserSpa, JEM Precision Viva Voce Group, CKUA Radio Network ATB Financial

Dec12

Celeigh Cardinal Trio at Paramount Party (Private)

Edmonton

Celeigh Cardinal Trio @ Grey Cup Festival

Alberta House on Jasper Ave , Edmonton

Before the big game kicks off, fans can huddle up at Alberta House during the 'Bring the Heat' Grey Cup Festival – a family-friendly street party in downtown Edmonton from Nov. 21 to 24. Alberta House showcases live music, acts, personalities and some special CFL guests. Stop by to win prizes, warm up by the fire and experience Alberta's arts, culture and sports stories. Admission to the street festival and Alberta House is free. we are on from 8:15 - 9 PM

Nov23

Celeigh Cardinal Duo at The Grey Cup Gala

Nov3

Celeigh Cardinal & Douglas Mitchell @ Crown & Tower

Crown & Tower, St. Albert

Celeigh & Doug will be playing sing a longs, covers and general fun stuff for this fun time at Crown and Tower in St. Albert!

Oct20

Celeigh Cardinal Trio house concert

Oct17

Celeigh Cardinal | Soul- Folk Songstress from the Northern Prairies

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Centre For Spiritual Living Edmonton , 7621 101 Avenue Northwest , Edmonton, AB

About the Venue Centre for Spiritual Living is a beautiful acoustic space perfect for listening to live music. Our professional sound engineer ensures every musician sounds their best. The seats are comfy, there is plenty of space to mingle, and the building is wheelchair-accessible. Our total capacity is 250. Simple refreshments are available at every concert. Its also really easy to get to, right off 75 st and 101 ave. Free childcare at every show! Certified babysitters will supervise your kids in the basement playroom during the concert. Preferably at least 1 week in advance, please email Laura lcameron@centreforspirit.com to let us know the names and ages of the children you're bringing, so we can make sure to have enough childcare providers on the night and prepare age-appropriate activities. Free Parking! Parking is available in the lot opposite the venue, to the west of the building. There is also ample free street parking if the lot is full when you arrive.

Celeigh is quickly becoming one of the great Canadian voices that make up the fabric of the Canadian roots music scene.”

— Doug Cox, Vancouver Island Music Festival

Performances Highlights

Folk Alliance – Montreal, QC – Feb 2019

Cold Snap Festival – Prince George, BC, Jan 2019

Showcase Artist - Breakout West - Kelowna, BC Oct 2019

Showcase Artist - Live at Heart - Orebro, Sweden Sept 2018

ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art - Wells, BC Aug 2018

Mission Folk Festival - Mission, BC July 2018

Interstellar Rodeo - Edmonton, AB July 2018 

Vancouver Island MusicFest - Comox, BC July 2018

sākihiwē festival - Winnipeg, MB June 2018

Beaumont Roots & Blues Festival - Beaumont, AB June 2018 

Live at Heart - Orebro, Sweden 2017                                                     

Bear Creek Folk Fest  - GP, AB 2017                                                   

Adäka Cultural Festival - Whitehorse, YK 2017

Great Northern Arts Fest - Inuvik, NWT 2017                                    

Showcase Artist - Folk Alliance Kansas City, MS 2017

 

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