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"The New Customs exceeded expectations on every level. They nearly filled the house on a Tuesday night, just after Jazzfest, in small feat! And that audience was treated to some powerful, moving, and captivating folk music - sandwiched between funny and engaging stories: the playing was gorgeous and the personality a plus! Looking forward to having them back in the Langham next year - after the impression they left behind,  I know they'll sell out!" 

-Paul Grace-Campbell, Executive Director, Langham Cultural Society


“The New Customs are extremely skillful musicians – great arrangements and extraordinary vocalization. Engaging performances with consideration for the space including sound, of course, and sight lines so that everyone has the best seat. Well-prepared, self-contained, and thoughtful. Ideal artists for any venue.” - Jackie Bourgaize, Gallery House Concerts - Calgary, AB


The New Customs Live at Gallery House Concerts - Calgary Alberta (Photo Credit Andy Stanislav)




Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Short Bio

Creativity. Chemistry. Captivating. No three words could better describe Indie folk duo The New Customs.  Through their command of the many instruments they bring to the stage, along with sublime harmonies, thoughtful storytelling and razor-wit banter, Emma Cloney and Dale Brown are leaving audiences across the country wanting more.  Capable of going from foot-stompers to tear-jerkers, ballads to barnburners, The New Customs are doing their home city of Winnipeg proud tour after tour, album after album.


“Some of the hardest working road warriors out of Winnipeg” - William Prince, 2017 Contemporary Folk Roots Juno Winner



Deep River

Official Music video


Live Video



"All Walls Fall" reviews

"thought provoking lyrics... infectious beat... beautiful, emotional fiddle playing... sounding akin to something that would come out of the Maritimes... amazing harmonies... This album is definitely something you need to check out"

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"All Walls Fall is storytelling through music at its finest, with an undoubtedly Canadian voice that sounds like home. The music of The New Customs has everything from soulful harmonies, soaring fiddles and guitar like a heartbeat, combining to make a passionate and heartfelt experience almost tangible to the listener."

Full review @



Global TV Spot

Winnipeg Free Press

Home Routes House Concert – The New Customs -

Rimbey Review Alberta 

Strong Roots - The New Customs - Profiles in Roots Music



What Audiences Are Saying

The New Customs are such a perfect blend that represent the best of being Canadian... Folking amazing!” - Gus McNight, Calgary AB

“Some musicians get your toes tapping, Emma and Dale got my whole heart beating sweeter!” -  Marion Bowen, Okotoks AB

Awesome concert, super talented artists” - Dawn Grey, Lethbridge AB

Love the fiddle and blend of two great voices!” - A. Chadon, Lethbridge AB

What fabulous supreme powerful voices!”  M. Davidson, Cranbrook BC

“Love your music, funny and voices from heaven with great musicianship” - Andrea Canfield, High River AB

“Absolutely love The New Customs -- beautiful music, instrumentations, harmony and funny banter!”  -Randy. C, Okotoks AB



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Now accepting bookings for 2019 and 2020! For bookings or inquiries, click HERE or email The New Customs at