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Great American Song Contest Winner, #6 on the East Coast Countdown, and Album Release show – well this is a great week!

March 24th, 2010

Big news this week for my new album, “In My Bones”, available March 30th. The title track won first prize in the Great American Song Contest (Folk Category). Past winners include David Myles, Dave Carroll and Joel Plaskett. Visit to hear the song and view a complete list of winners.

Celebrate the album release with Carmel this Sunday March 28th at 7pm at the Company House (2202 Gottingen Street, Halifax). The show will be featured on

I’m also making several media appearances this week to chat about In My Bones and perform the new songs live:

That East Coast Show – Sunday March 21st 6-7pm CKBW
Breakfast Television – Friday March 26th 7-9am CTV
CBC’s Atlantic Airwaves – March 27th 5-6pm CBC Radio One
Route 104 w/ Tom Bedell – March 28th 6-8pm Q104

Vote for the single “Blaming Myself” climbing the charts on the East Coast Countdown at and look for me in this week’s The Coast and Halifax Chronicle Herald.

Blaming Myself Debuts at #8 on The East Coast Countdown

March 15th, 2010

I’ve been walking all across my city in the past few days… trying to fall back in love with it just in time for spring… and my next tour! I’m so excited to share news about my upcoming In My Bones Album Release with you. After a year and a half of hard work, my album is finally ready to be let loose into the world. My first release shows will be where my heart lives – in Nova Scotia:

March 28th
The Company House (2202 Gottingen Street) @7pm

April 8th
The Masonic Hall (Queen Street) @7pm

April 9th
Wentworth Perk (697 George Street) @7pm

Then I’m hitting the road for dates across the US and Canada. I’ll keep you posted on these upcoming tour dates! But please join the mailing list using the link above to be sure you’re in the know!

In other news, “Blaming Myself” debuted at #8 on the East Coast Countdown. Thanks for voting and please keep it up! I think we can make it to #1;)

And if you’re wondering how amazing the ECMA’s were last weekend… here’s a little video from one of my showcases. Enjoy!

Carmel Mikol at ECMA 2010

March 3rd, 2010

The East Coast Music Awards is the biggest music event of the year, bringing musicians from all the Atlantic Provinces and delegates from all over the world together for one weekend!

This year it’s in Sydney, Cape Breton – nice and close to home for me. I’m playing lots of shows over the weekend, including an Official ECMA Showcase, and they’re all open to the public, so please come and show your support for great east coast music. Here’s the full list of my shows:

Thursday 4-5pm @ Wentworth Perk (697 George Street)

Thursday 6-7pm @ ECMA Radio Songwriters Circle (tune into 89.7FM or come hang out in the lobby of the Delta Hotel at 300 Esplanade)

Friday 10:30am @ ECMA Radio live performance & interview (tune into 89.7FM)

Friday 12:40pm @ Official ECMA Discovery Stage Showcase with my full band (Capri Club – 235 Charlotte Street) Just $3!!

Saturday 1:45pm @ CBC’s Island Echoes Live at the Curling Club (619 George Street)

Saturday 9:20pm @ Orain Taigh: ECMA House Concert Series (42 Amelia Street)

Saturday 12:30am (midnite) @ Celtic Colours Festival Club at Membertou Trade & Convention Centre with a fiddler.

I’ll be keeping in touch all weekend. So make sure you’re following me on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks so much and see you at a show!

- Carmel