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One More show before Ian leaves to India. This time at The Nook on Gottingen in Halifax! Come out this Thursday at 9PM and enjoy some new music and special Guests such as Gina  Burgess and Becky Siamon as we help fundraise Ian’s trip to India…  @
The Nook on Gottingen 2116 Gottingen St., Halifax, Nova Scotia


Deep Roots Music Festival Wolfville, NS Sept. 27th-29th, 2013

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Fall Folklore Festival For Friends Family & Fun Folks Margaree, Cape Breton, NS Sunday Oct. 6th, 2013


OPEN MIC House Show 2539 Agricola Halifax, NS Wed. Oct. 2nd. 2013 8pm

House Show ABOVE LaHAVE BAKERY LaHave, NS Fri. Oct. 4th, 2013

Beautiful Wild Animals is proud to have Ian Griffiths on the Accordion




photo by: Jonathan Dy

Since its beginnings in Halifax, NS in late 2010, Beautiful Wild Animals has been playing for audiences around B.C. Alberta, Montreal and Toronto, and the Maritimes. Having opened for Buffy St. Marie at the 2011 Komasket Music Festival They have mesmerized countless people around western Canada, they have more recently left an impression to many in the west coast playing at festivals like Tiny Lights in the Kootenays and Quadrapalooza.

Their original music for the Violin and Accordion is composed by: Jacques Mindreau with violin and voice and Carly Martin who weaves beautiful chords, notes, and harmonies into songs. They were joined by the talented Devin Ryan on the Double Bass. And soon will be joined by Ian Griffiths from the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra who will be touring the east coast with Jacques this fall.

If you would like more info, or would like to receive emails about concerts and are interested in an album, or would like to hire the band, please direct to: music@beautifulwildanimals.com

Art by: Carly Martin

Medicine Hat Maze of Mirrors

by: Beautiful Wild Animals (c) 2011

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This track  features Carly Martin on Accordion and is the first recording of a song with both Jacques and Carly.  Recorded on the winter solstice of 2011 by Ravi Persaud. This track will be solely included as a bonus track in the next run of EPs available soon.

The Neverending Flow (Wild River Current)

by: Beautiful Wild Animals  (c) 2011

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“The Neverending Flow(Wild River Current)” is the seminal track in the self titled album “Beautiful Wild Animals” If you wish to own an album please contact us.