The New Customs


The New Customs are the compelling pairing of Emma Cloney and Dale Brown. Hailing from the prolifically musical city of Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, the duo is poised to take the world by storm with their solid songwriting, heart-stirring harmonies and outstanding instrumentation. The splendid pairing of guitarist Emma Cloney’s haunting voice and the playing of award-winning, sought-after multi-instrumentalist Dale Brown make up the heart of their sound. In writing together, the pair effortlessly crafts tunes that range in flavour from folk to celtic to blues, yet always sound uniquely like themselves.

Happy New Year!

The January winter winds are extra cold from the frozen shores of Falcon Lake Mb.  Good thing Dale has more than mastered building warm fires for us to keep warm while we record our brand new full length album. Tucked away in the Manitoba Whiteshell it is the perfect scene for what prairie kids do best... hiding from winter and creating beautiful music. 

Time sure does fly, it seems like moment ago we were in Alberta and BC sharing our songs for the first time and now we look forward to our first trip to the East Coast of Canada and meeting all the friendly faces out that way.  February touring adventures here we come.  Then it's home to Manitoba for our famous winter celebration Festival Du Voyageur where The New Customs proudly join the ranks of some of Manitoba's finest artists.  

It's an exciting time in The New Customs camp with so many new things on the horizon. 

We can't wait to share it with you all

Emma and Dale - The New Customs 

November News Flash

Upcoming In Winnipeg Manitoba!

The New Customs

More than just fun and games for The New Customs as we are looking ahead at recording our full length album and touring coast to coast in 2017.  - Photo by Joey Senft 

More than just fun and games for The New Customs as we are looking ahead at recording our full length album and touring coast to coast in 2017.  - Photo by Joey Senft 


We must have dragged the Alberta weather home with us to Winnipeg as here we are in late November and its still greenish outside. With or without the site stuff The New Customs are excited for whats the winter holds.  Presently preparing, arranging and songwriting for the recording of our full length album slated for the spring of 2017.  Big tour plans including the East Coast of Canada and another turn to the west in the late spring. 

Here in the hometown things are heating up as The New Customs prepare to make a splash with three live shows this week. 


First November 25th an evening with the duo “Live in the Living Room” for a house concert with Jim Palmquist. Show time 7:30pm 

Tickets $15 and available from      


Next The New Customs partner up with The Winnipeg Folk Festival for the "Two Heads Are Better Than One”, a workshop of duos featuring The New Customs, Nadia Gaudet & Jason Burnstick, and Haitia. Local and touring artists collaborate in intimate workshops hosted by the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Admission is free. For information call the Millennium Library at 204-986-6779.


Millennium Library - Reader Services Dept.

251 Donald Street



Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

WCMA winner "Aboriginal Artist of the Year" William Prince joins The New Customs on Stage November 27th 2016 at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg.

"William Prince is storytelling singer/songwriter from Peguis First Nation who sidesteps clichés to provoke thought and facilitate discovery. His baritone vocals pay tribute to his late father and his genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he's spent on stage."


Then it's off to the West End Cultural Centre to join William Prince in a one of a kind House Concert style show in the intimate ACU hall.  Only 80 seats and nearly all of them sold out. This one is not to be missed as our duo pairs up with Prince a singer songwriting powerhouse for a memorable evening of music. William warmed the hearts of both Emma and Dale as we had the pleasure of sharing several festival stages this past summer.  It feels like a family affair as both William Prince and the duo worked under the expert care of Scott Nolan for our respective most recent albums at Winnipeg's “The Song Shop”. 


This one is not to be missed! 



West End Cultural Centre586 Ellice Ave Winnipeg -

Tickets available at and more info at 


Sunday November 27th 2016

doors 7:15pm show at 8pm 


It has been a most exciting and memorable summer filled with new music, great festivals,  two Home Routes house concerts tours, new friends and fans, and what already feels like a lifetime of great experiences.  looking forward we cannot wait to share our new music with you all and hope to see you this week at one of our live shows.  


Stay warm humans! 


Emma and Dale 

Emma and Dale - The New Customs 

Emma and Dale - The New Customs 







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