Festival of All Things Arts

Genres: Music 2018

Marin Patenaude

Marin was raised in a house full of music and siblings in the small northern town of Horsefly, British Columbia. Much like the von Trapps, Marin and her sisters sang three-part harmony with their father and spent a large portion of their childhood touring festivals as the Patenaude Family. She spent many years bending her will under a whip-cracking opera trainer, resulting in many tears and three consecutive years with the highest-ranking Royal Conservatory exam scores in British Columbia. A voice like an angel with a soul too gritty for the classical world, she picked up a guitar and turned to writing as a source of counsel during the grey Vancouver winters, dabbling with songs about politics and environmental issues but with age has matured an unparalleled truth and honesty in writing about love. Sometimes we want to say something and don’t know how. Marin can sing it.


Adult songwriting

Songwriting Workshop Student Showcase

Come hear the results of Island Mountain Arts’ 4-day Songwriting workshop, facilitated by David Francey, Jenny Whiteley & Joey Wright!



Children's Songwriting

Children’s Songwriting Performance

Come hear the results of the Island Mountain Arts 4-day Songwriting & Rhythm For Ages 6 – 18 workshop, facilitated by Corwin Fox, Maiya Robbie, and Shawn Stephenson!

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Patrick Spencer

Train-robber troubadour, school bus driver and Coldwater Road frontman, Patrick Spencer shares tales of love, outlaws, and nutrition. The familiarity of Neil Young with an indie edge, Patrick will bring you to dance, reminisce, and explore stories of vagabonds and vegetables!

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