Dave Gunning

Posted at 10:16 am on July 20, 2017

Two Nova Scotia songwriters have paired to release a new CD. “Two”, is an album featuring two voices, two guitars and two musicians. J.P Cormier is one of those

JP Cormier and Dave Gunning

musicians, while Pictou County’s Dave Gunning is the other.

Gunning says it is always a pleasure to write and perform alongside Cormier and the two have struck up a friendship that extends past music. The two have worked together since 1995, and Gunning says it is always an exciting experience:
The ten track album includes songs they wrote together, new arrangements of antique folk numbers and some covers

Posted at 11:44 am on February 7, 2017

The East Coast Music Awards announced the nominee’s for awards last week, with many locals picking up nominations. One musician is Pictou County’s Dave Gunning. He picked up three nods for the awards show, including Folk Recording of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year.

To date, Gunning has been nominated for 22 ECMA’s and has won 8. Gunning says that the weeks leading up to the ECMA’s is always a great time for a retrospective on ones career:


In total, the nominations include 113 people or acts from Nova Scotia, 44 from New Brunswick, 27 from Prince Edward Island and 27 from Newfoundland and Labrador. The 2017 East Coast Music Awards show will take place on April 27 in Saint John.