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Videos For A Lazy Sunday: Ben Caplan, Katzenjammer & the Trondheim Soloists string ensemble’s ‘Fairytale Of New York’

Halifax’s Ben Caplan recorded this version of The Pogues‘ holiday classic ‘Fairytale of New York’ with Norwegian folk-pop band Katzenjammer and the Trondheim Soloists string ensemble.


Ben Caplan Unveils Tour Dates & Holiday Single

Halifax’s Ben Caplan has a couple early holiday gifts for fans.

The first is a cover of The Pogues‘ classic ‘Fairytale Of New York’ he recorded with Norwegian folk-pop band Katzenjammer and the Trondheim Soloists string ensemble while on a recent jaunt through Europe. Give it a listen here and check back on Sunday for a video of the performance as part of Videos For A Lazy Sunday.

The second gift is a tour of Quebec and Ontario in early 2013. He’s also planning to make his first trip to Australia.

Dates are below;

Feb. 2 @ The Company House, HALIFAX, NS
Feb. 5 @ Plan B, MONCTON, NB
Feb. 6 @ Hunter’s Ale House, CHARLOTTETOWN, PE
Feb. 8 @ Quai des Brumes, MONTREAL, QC
Feb. 10 @ Café Dekcuf, OTTAWA, ON
Feb. 12 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON, ON
Feb. 13 @ Maxwell’s, WATERLOO, ON
Feb. 14 @ Van Gogh’s Ear, GUELPH, ON
Feb. 15 @ The Foxx Lounge, BARRIE, ON
Feb. 16 @ The Mansion, ST. CATHARINES, ON
Feb. 17 @ Aeolian Hall, LONDON, ON
Feb. 19 @ This Ain’t Hollywood, HAMILTON, ON
Mar. 1 @ L’Agitee, QUEBEC CITY, QC
Mar. 2 @ The Capitol, FREDERICTON, ON
Mar. 28 @ Byron Bay Blues Festival, AUSTRALIA
Mar. 29 @ Byron Bay Blues Festival, AUSTRALIA
Apr. 1 @ Byron Bay Blues Festival, AUSTRALIA
Apr. 3 @ Notes, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Apr. 4 @ Northcote Social Club, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Ben Caplan Heads To Europe Yet Again This Fall

Halifax’s Ben Caplan is heading over to Europe for the fifth time this fall.

The massive tour will see him hitting the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, and Belgium. In October, he’ll join Norwegian folk/pop band Katzenjammer for dates in the UK before heading back to his home and native land for a special performance with Symphony Nova Scotia.

Caplan is coming off a summer of extensive touring including dates at NxNE, Summerfest in Milwaukee as well as Munich’s Tollwood Festival. He took a brief break to film a video for the track ‘Conduit’ at Toronto’s Cuppa Coffee Studios. Caplan launched a campaign through PledgeMusic and reached the $2500 goal within a month. The video will feature custom-built, miniature world seen through the eyes of an equally tiny train.

He was named 2012 ECMA Buzz Band at the East Coast Music Awards this year.

For an idea of what to expect, check out this video of him performing ‘Down To The River’ for Live in Bellwoods and catch him on the dates below the vid.

Sept 1 @ Roodehaan, WARFHUIZEN, NL
Sept 2 @ Abbey Sessions, THORN, NL
Sept 2 @ Effenaar Tuin, EINDHOVEN, NL (**Branded Zand Festival)
Sept 5 @ Paradiso, AMSTERDAM, NL
Sept 6 @ Simplon, GRONINGEN, NL
Sept 7 @ VLIELAND, NL (**Into the Great Wide Open)
Sept 8 @ Patronaat, HAARLEM, NL
Sept 9 @ Timboektoe, WIJKAANZEE, NL
Sept 11 @ Water Rats, LONDON, UK
Sept 14 @ De Nodige Deugd, MOORSLEDE, BE
Sept 15 @ Le Grattoir, GERARDMER, FR
Sept 16 @ La Truite de Argent, TAVIGNY, BE
Sept 17 @ Ponyhof, FRANKFURT, GER
Sept 19 @ Muffatcafe, MUNICH, GER
Sept 20 @ Haldern Pop Bar, HALDERN, GER
Sept 21 @ Bassy, BERLIN, GER
Sept 22 @ Hörsaal, HAMBURG, GER (**Reeperbahn Festival)
Sept 25 @ Papiersaal, ZURICH, SZ (**Tigerr Fest #1)
Sept 26 @ D! Club, LAUSANNE, SZ (**Tigerr Fest #1)
Sept 28 @ Roztywki Trzy, KRAKOW, PL
Sept 29 @ Cafe Kulturalna, WARSAW, PL
Oct 25 @ Junction, CAMBRIDGE, UK
Oct 27 @ The Cockpit, LEEDS, UK
Oct 28 @ Oran Mor, GLASGOW, UK
Oct 29 @ Library, BIRMINGHAM, UK
Oct 31 @ Islington Academy, LONDON, UK
Nov 1 @ Academy 2, OXFORD, UK
Nov 2 @ Sound Control, MANCHESTER, UK
Nov 3 @ Thekla, BRISTOL, UK
Nov 16 @ Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, HALIFAX, NS (**Special Performance & Collaboration with Symphony Nova Scotia)