Oct
10
to Oct 19

Oliver! - October 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19

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Lionel Bart's   OLIVER! - Oct 10 -19

presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Tickets:

$15 Adult

$10 Student/Senior

$ 5 Children 12 and under

Presented by  the Creamery Square  Arts  Society and North Shore Players and featuring adults and children of Tatamagouche and surrounding area.

Thu. Oct 10 7:00 pm

Fri. Oct 11  7:00 pm

Sat. Oct 12 7:00 pm

Sun. Oct 13 2:00 pm

Fri. Oct 18  7 :00 pm

Sat. Oct 19 2:00 pm

Lionel Bart's classic musical adaption of Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist  springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and songs ever to hit the stage. It is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

Set in Victorian England, the play opens with Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, paying the price for asking for more food. His punishment is to be sold as an apprentice to an undertaker, but he escapes and makes his way to London. There he meets The Artful Dodger and finds acceptance amongst a group of pickpockets and thieves led by the elderly Fagin.  Oliver is captured for a theft that he does not commit, and Mr. Brownlow, the benevolent victim, takes him in.

Fagin and a sinister thief, Bill Sykes, fear that Oliver will tell on them, so they get Nancy, Bill's girlfriend, who has Oliver's trust, to help kidnap him back. Oliver's chances of discovering the true love of a family are threatened, but through a locket, kept secret for many years, Mr. Brownlow finds out  that Oliver is his grandson.

The story ends happily for Oliver, who is reunited with Mr. Brownlow. The den of thieves is destroyed and only Fagin and Dodger survive, deciding that it is time to turn over a new leaf and leave the life of crime.

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Icehouse Sessions featuring DJ Obscurious
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Icehouse Sessions featuring DJ Obscurious

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be the Silver Surfer for just one night? Did you hope that someday you would get the chance to come home from a different solar system? Is most of your day taken up thinking about the pillars of the universe?

Have got some good news for you.

This Friday night at the Icehouse Gallery at the Grace Jollymore in Creamery Square in Tatamagouche in Nova Scotia in Canada on the planet Earth in the Milky Way which is in the known universe which is in the Icehouse Gallery...

...come hear the musical musings and playful paradings of DJ OBSCURIOUS. His highs are high and his lows don't exist on Friday nights. It's a night of music accompanied by visual art and the theatrical excitement of a JJ Abrams film.

Come out. Socialize. Dream. Idealize. Imagine the perfect Friday night. Then get out to the Icehouse Gallery.

Doors open at 6pm Music starts later. No cover.

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Dan Doiron - Sept. 21, 7:30 pm.  $20
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Dan Doiron - Sept. 21, 7:30 pm. $20

Friends say they don't recognize him without a guitar strapped on, as Dan Doiron has been addicted to the raw energy of the guitar since he formed his first band at age 13 in Port Hood, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. A blazing spitfire guitarist, Dan fuses inventive guitar riffs and grooves with unique lyrics reflecting his views on everyday life, ensuring an emotional, thrilling musical ride at every band and solo show.

He’s profoundly committed to the music, crafting his own style that draws upon over forty years of his traditional and modern guitar studies and experiences as a musician, songwriter, music educator,(B.MUS.Ed from Dalhousie University with a major in classical guitar), National guitar clinician, (Roland Canada), and recording engineer. Dan is also dedicated to sharing that passion and knowledge and has developed a diverse variety of workshops and clinics that focus on guitar technique and improvisation, songwriting, and incorporating technology to assist musical growth. He’s experienced in presenting to all ages and levels and especially enjoys the opportunity to inspire the next generation of musicians through “Blues in Schools” presentations.

After many years as a sideman, in 2011 Dan stepped out as a solo recording artist, earning both East Coast Music Award and Music Nova Scotia nominations for his debut CD, “Even My Guitar Is In Love With You”. A torrential body of multi award nominated work has followed and in May 2018 he released his fourth album “Livin’ Centre Stage”. In addition to being nominated for a 2018 Music Nova Scotia Award, “Live Centre Stage,” is also the credo of his initiative to inspire others to live their passion regardless of age or stage in life. At the 2018 Start Up Canada  convention at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Doiron was honoured as one of the WISE 50 Over 50 award recipientsand also performed at the event. The award recognizes fifty entrepreneurs from across Canada who started their enterprises after reaching the age of fifty, and celebrates their success.

Click here to go to Dan’s recent promo video.

Tickets $20. Or . . . . Online tickets available at this link include an additional $2 processing fee

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Sep
14
to Sep 15

Technical Workshop

Shawn Bisson - Head TD at Neptune Theatre and Robert Tracey - trained Lighting Tech now working in computer program design will be here September 14 and 15 for a two day session stating 9:30 Saturday morning ending at 3 pm Sunday


Sat 9:30 -11:30 and 2-4 pm

Sun 9:30 - 11:30 and 1-3 pm

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Ivan and Vivian Hicks - August 25, 3:00 pm
Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

Ivan and Vivian Hicks - August 25, 3:00 pm

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Ivan and Vivian Hicks are distinguished for their contribution to preserve and promote old-time fiddling throughout North America. Their music has roots steeped in tradition but their approach to getting it into the hearts and minds of people is modern and innovative.

Whether they are supporting school children to learn the violin or inviting entire motor coaches of intrigued music lovers into their home, their down-home approach means new friends and fans of their music emerge each day.

They blend this with a busy schedule of performances yearly across Canada and the United States and an active interest in recognizing new talented musicians and bringing them to the stage with them.

Ivan Hicks, a member of the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame, has been playing old-time music for 70 years, is an accomplished composer, recording artist, performer and mentor and lively ambassador for Atlantic Canada's heritage.

He believes his musical talent is a gift, a special legacy passed to him from his parents, and he has invested it generously in present and future generations. His contribution was recognized recently when he was awarded the Order of New Brunswick.

Throughout the years he has been a member of various bands including the Marshwinds dance band (1969-1990) and Maritime Express, an old-time and bluegrass band (1979-2005). In the late 1970's he formed the community fiddle group Sussex Avenue Fiddlers of which he is director.

He continues to attend and perform at numerous fiddling events and has judged many fiddling contests throughout Canada. He is a consultant for various aspects of the music business and is an organizer and promoter of concerts and tours. Within his own community he was a co-founder of the Riverview Arts Centre.

Ivan and Vivian have won many honours and accolades throughout the years, including both being inducted into the New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame.

They host motor coach tours in their home, bringing about 60 people at a time in to enjoy a full course meal, a home and garden tour, and an old-time fiddling concert. During the Christmas season, they invite hundreds of people into their professionally decorated home to enjoy country Christmas concerts. They offer a full slate of house concerts, workshops and host family and corporate events as well.

Within their home is a memorabilia room that chronicles not just Ivan and Vivian's story, but the history of old-time fiddling music and it is shared with all visitors to their home. They have also established within their home an impressive music archive and library where old-time music can be heard and researched.

Tickets $20. Or . . . . Online tickets available at this link include an additional $2 processing fee

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Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Charlie A'Court - August 24, 7:30pm

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Charlie A’Court

Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Charlie A’Courtis the proverbial force to be reckoned with. Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, Charlie’s mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary songwriting have earned him an international following and a host of awards and accolades for his five solo albums to date, including his latest offering, Come On Over, winner of the 2015 East Coast Music Award for Blues Recording of The Year and 2015 Music Nova Scotia Award for Blues Recording of the Year. This winter, A’Court will make the pilgrimage to Memphis, TN, representing the East Coast Blues Society in the Solo Acoustic division of the annual International Blues Challenge hosted by The Blues Foundation.

Recorded at Blackfoot Sound Studio in Sydney, Australia,Come On Overfeatures eight brand new songs, and a fresh take on two of A’Court’s previous releases – “Broken Man” a fan favourite co-written with Jamie Robinson, and “I’m Sorry”, co-written with Kim Wempe, and this time around featuring a soulful vocal duet with Australia’s Mahalia Barnes . The album title track and lead single, “Come On Over”is a co-write with Australian musician-producer, Mark Lizotte. In fact, Lizotte was in the producer’s seat for A’Court’s entire new album. The pair first met when both Charlie A’Court and Mark Lizotte a.k.a. Diesel, were invited to showcase at Canada’s East Coast Music Association Conference in 2013. They quickly acknowledged their shared influences and stylistic similarities, and their musical partnership was further enhanced when A’Court was invited to tour as support on a series of Diesel concerts in Australia. During their time on the road together a creative synergy evolved, and the rest, as they say, is history. “Come On Over” (the single) is receiving solid support at radio, including reaching the number one spot on the nationally syndicated East Coast Countdown.      

Born with the gift of voice, Charlie A’Court grew up in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, where he spent his youth learning to play guitar while immersed in his father’s vinyl record collection – discovering singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. “I remember being so profoundly moved and almost not old enough to know why” says A’Court. "There was something honest about the way they sang. They would sing with such conviction that simply commanded attention.”

It wasn’t long before he discovered albums featuring blistering blues guitar. B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins and Albert King made their way to the top of the pile and to the ears of a young, imaginative A’Court. “These guys would wail in a way where every note mattered. They sang without apology and played guitar like it was their last day” recalls A’Court, “and then there was Eric Clapton. He really opened my mind as a musician. Clapton’s music showed me that my music could balance between blues and adult contemporary songwriting.” Over the years, A’Court’s influences grew to include contemporary artists such as Jonny Lang, Colin James, John Mayer and Joe Bonamassa. 

“In the process of making my new album, I learned that my producer (Mark Lizotte) had co-written a song with Joe Bonamassa and I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to record “No Slack (Feeling’s Gone)”, for this new album.”   

Charlie A’Court began performing with his father on local stages before he was of legal age, regularly wowing the audience with his soulful vocals and well-honed guitar skills. Fuelled by that experience and the fire that comes from finding and following one’s passion, A’Court began touring and recording on his own, releasing his debut CD, Colour Me Gonein 2003. He swept that year’s Music Nova Scotia Awards with wins for Male Artist of the year, Blues Recording of the year, Album of the year, Entertainer of the Year and received his first ECMA nomination for New Artist of the Year. He’s since released four more albums, securing another fistful of Music Nova Scotia awards including a second capture of their Entertainer of the Year award (2009), and has lined his mantle with five East Coast Music Awards in categories from Blues Recording to Pop Recording to R&B/Soul Recording, along the way. A’Court has also had national recognition, receiving 2014 Maple Blues Award nominations for both Male Vocalist and Songwriter of the year with his 2012 release, Triumph & Disaster.

Arguably most revered for his dynamic, engaging live performance, Charlie A’Court tours non-stop throughout his native Canada and his adopted second home of Australia, with forays to the USA, UK and Europe.

Charlie A’Court has enjoyed headline performances at Stan Rogers Folk Festival (CAN), Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival (CAN), Great Southern Blues Festival (AUS), Woodford Folk Festival (AUS), repeat performances at Kerrville Folk Festival (USA) and has shared the stage with James Cotton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Harry Manx, Martin Sexton, Delbert McClinton, Colin James, Dan Aykroyd and Jimmie Vaughan, among many others. 

Recently signed to Fanfare Records, in October 2015 A’Court also launched Come On Over in Australia with a massive 7 week tour that included two national tours for blues-boogie legends Canned Heat (US) and iconic reggae group UB40 (UK).

“A'Court slides into his role as smooth soul man with ease…Singing high and mighty, rising into falsetto, getting into the groove, or slaying us with tenderness, he's a singing tour-de-force.” Bob Mersereau, CBC  

www.charlieacourt.com

Tickets $25. Or . . . . Online tickets available at this link include an additional $2 processing fee

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Aug
24
8:30 AM08:30

Plein Air Day

Tatamagouche Loves Artists

A one day En Plein Air will be held Sat. August 24th from 8.30am - 
5.30pm. This is an open invitation to Artists age 18 and over to 
visit and paint in the fresh open air in and around our village.

Work created by each of the artists will be gathered up during the 
day by "runners" and taken to a temporary gallery in the Grace 
Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre Ice House Gallery at Creamery Square, 
Tatamagouche. This is a wonderful opportunity for Artists to explore 
and create in the out of doors and to meet and greet each other and talk art.

It is also a great way for the public to view and interact with the 
Artists at work and see the process for themselves as it is emerging 
and to pick up a wonderful piece of original art.

Need more information? Email tonimacdonald80@gmail.com

Artists can apply by submitting the form provided at www.gracejollymore.com/plein-air.

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Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

TATAFEST Local Talent Showcase

Continuing in our popular series featuring local talent, this special TATAFEST event will offer performances by your friends from the Tatamagouche area. Come and support them and enjoy great homegrown talent. Admission by donations. Thank you.

Performers include:

1.  West Branch and Area Band 

2.  West Branch and Area Singers 

3. Gary Blackwood 

4. Christine Gilroy 

5. Seth Timothy Huntley

6. Michael Ashton

7. Jony Barlett and Jamie Foote

8. Tatafest Singers 

 9. Eric Fresia and Charlotte Fresia

 10. Laura Chapman

 11. Cara and Pierrette Carruthers

12. Jim White  and Scott Ouderkirk

13. Michael Ashton

14. The Brew Boys (Pete Goguen + Ross Rankin)

15. Kevin Aitchison

16. Tatamagouche Anthem - led by Tatafest Singers

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Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

Dave Carroll - August 22, 7:30pm

Dave Carroll - Thursday, August 22, 7:30 pm at The Grace. Tickets $25 at The Grace, or Fulton’s Pharmacy, Tatamagouche, at the door, or www.gracejollymore.com

Dave Carroll - Thursday, August 22, 7:30 pm at The Grace. Tickets $25 at The Grace, or Fulton’s Pharmacy, Tatamagouche, at the door, or www.gracejollymore.com

With each live performance Dave Carroll’s goal is simple:

To leave the audience knowing their connection to others, happier than when they entered, inspired by songs and stories that warms their heart so they will return home seeking to be kinder. 

 A singer-songwriter and storyteller for over 30 years, Dave Carroll is a founding member of the ECMA winning band Sons of Maxwell and an award-winning songwriter in his solo endeavors. He and his brother Don enjoyed a robust career sharing their music around the world for 20 years and continue to perform to this day.  However in 2009 an amazing set of circumstances changed Dave’s life.

 As social media was just beginning to emerge, Dave took a frustrating experience with an airline breaking his guitar and used YouTube to share his story in a satirical music video.  “United Breaks Guitars” became an early viral video and the #1 music video in the world for a month.  In what followed, his video became the centre of a global media frenzy,  United Airlines stock dropped by $180 million, Dave became a consumer advocate, an author and a professional speaker working in over 30 countries and, today, United Breaks Guitars has nearly 20 million views.

 While his experience with this one song will undoubtedly be at the centre of his musical legacy, Dave is most proud of his body of work as a whole and his favourite song is the one he is working on next.  His live concert performance is a journey through a road-tested collection of songs and stories that serve his over-arching goal stated above.

Tickets $25. Or . . . . Online tickets available at this link include an additional $2 processing fee

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TATAFEST AT THE GRACE
Aug
22
to Aug 25

TATAFEST AT THE GRACE

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SPECIAL / AUGUST 22 - 25, 2019
TATAFEST AT THE GRACE

All Events Ticket.  $60

This is an $80 value offered by TATAFEST in partnership with The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre. Attend all TATAFEST events held At The Grace at this special package price.
Dave Carroll - Thursday, August 22
TATAFEST Local Talent Show - Friday, August 23
Plein Air Artist Event - Saturday, August 24
Charlie A'Court - Saturday, August 24
Ivan and Vivian Hicks - Sunday, August 25

Tickets $60. Or . . . . Online tickets available at this link include an additional $2 processing fee

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Ryan Cook and Sunny Acres - August 11, 7:30pm
Aug
11
7:30 PM19:30

Ryan Cook and Sunny Acres - August 11, 7:30pm

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Ryan Cook and Sunny Acres

Featuring A Tribute to Buck Owens and the Bakersfield Sound

Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres are a five-piece eclectic Country/Western & Swing ensemble that blends jazz, hillbilly, & folk with home-brewed Canadian ballads. The band features Cook centre-stage on acoustic guitar in his familiar thumb-picking fashion along with Barry Seymour (drums), Dave Campbell (pedal steel), Jill Chambers (upright bass) and Phil Sedore (lead guitar). Their 2019 concerts include songs from Cook’s award-winning albums, most recently Having A Great Time (2018 Music Nova Scotia Country Recording of the Year), plus a special medley to Buck Owens & The Bakersfield Sound that you will not want to miss!

VIDEO LINKS

Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres LIVE at Black River Music Festival
Everybody’s  Talkin’: https://youtu.be/PYUVRRnRKIg

Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres LIVE at Black River Music Festival
The Streets: https://youtu.be/jkO3im-6WvI

Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres - LIVE Session Video with Analog Songs
Facebook Waltz: https://youtu.be/rfv8oySSYqE

Website
https://www.ryancook.ca/

Tickets $25 online ($2 processing fee applies), or at Fulton’s Pharmacy, Tatamagouche.

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Maxim Cormier - July 19, 7:30 pm
Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

Maxim Cormier - July 19, 7:30 pm

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Guitar virtuoso, composer and producer, Maxim Cormier’s playing has been described as “a revelation”. His genre bending performances include influences from classical, jazz and world music and can change the audience’s perception of what is possible on guitar. 

Tickets $20. Or . . . . Online tickets available at this link include an additional $2 processing fee

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Saint John String Quartet - $20
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Saint John String Quartet - $20

The Saint John String Quartet continues to make their mark on the Canadian music scene with the release of their new album, Canadian Hits: Unplugged. This album represents a step outside of a string quartet’s norm with 16 pop hits from Canadian icons, including Leonard Cohen, the Arkells, Joni Mitchell and The Tragically Hip. In July, Quartet violinists David Adams and Danielle Sametz, along with violist Christopher Buckley and cellist Sonja Adams will be promoting the new album on an Atlantic tour. Canadian Hits: Unplugged is available at Backstreet Records, at Symphony New Brunswick and Saint John String Quartet concerts, and on iTunes July 5, 2019. Read more online.

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Shannon Quinn - July 13, 7:30 pm
Jul
13
10:00 PM22:00

Shannon Quinn - July 13, 7:30 pm

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Shannon was born and raised in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia and has been performing as a fiddler/vocalist for the past 16 years. In 2016 Shannon won 'Roots Traditional Album of the Year' & 'New Artist Recording of the year' at the Music Nova Scotia Awards, and has also been nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards. She achieved her music degree from the renowned ‘Humber College’ in Toronto and has for the past two years been touring internationally with the award winning Scottish group ‘The Paul McKenna Band’. This has included many international performances in Canada, The United States, England, Scotland, Germany as well as the Netherlands. Some of Shannon’s past performances have included being featured with Cirque Du Soleil and The Chieftains in Canada as well as being a featured soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia. Shannon has performed at Walt Disney World’s ‘Epcot’ in the United Kingdom Pavilion. She’s also performed with the award winning group ‘Down with Webster’ at Massey Hall and was a featured violinist for the ‘We Day’ concert in Halifax at the Metro Centre, performing for over 10, 000 people. She has also been a featured performer at the ‘Music City Roots’ concert as well as Bluegrass Underground concert; both in Nashville and both broadcast live on WSM radio. Shannon released a solo album in 2008 entitled ‘The Irwin Lake Sessions and now after a few years performing and touring she recently released a second album (recorded in Glasgow) in July 2015 entitled ‘If All the Young Ladies’. This album features Shannon primarily as a vocalist as well as a fiddler. In addition to being a solo artist, Shannon has also been performing with her father Tony Quinn for the past 16 years as a Celtic/folk duo, and has recently done some touring with Joel Plaskett as his fiddle player for his ‘Solidarity’ tour with his father Bill.

Tickets $20. Or . . . . Online tickets available at this link include an additional $2 processing fee

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Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Doris Mason - June 8, 7:30pm

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Doris Mason

This Pictou County native is a well known performer on the East Coast music scene, and has successfully juggled a busy solo career, work as Musical Director for the hit touring show “DRUM!”, and starred in Denny Doherty’s “Dream a Little Dream”- the nearly true story of the Mamas and Papas.

Doris grew up in a big musical family and was playing piano before her feet could touch the pedals. She wrote her first song at seven . Her training with the Royal Conservatory of Music garnered her many awards in Music Festivals in New Glasgow and Halifax. She formed a Pop/Jazz band and recorded a self-titled album “The Mason Chapman Band”. “Photograph” is her solo CD which garnered Doris an ECMA nomination. She was MD and Co-Producer of the Dutch Mason Blues Bash CD and Concert, honouring the “Prime Minister of the Blues” 60th Birthday. Ms. Mason has been a featured Artist with Symphony Nova Scotia as part of their Pops Concert Series along with singer/songwriters Ron Hynes, Terry Kelly, Gordie Sampson and Ian Janes. She paid tribute to Dutchy, Denny and John Allan Cameron on the 2008 ECMAs with J.P. Cormier, Charlie Acourt , George Canyon, Gordie and Shea.

Doris has been fortunate to have a multi-faceted background of celtic, folk ,blues and jazz which has afforded her a rich and diverse career throughout Nova Scotia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

Tickets $20. Or . . . . Online tickets available at this link include an additional $2 processing fee

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Richard Wood with Gordon Belsher - Friday, May 31, 7:30pm
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

Richard Wood with Gordon Belsher - Friday, May 31, 7:30pm

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Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher

For more than two decades, Richard Wood has impressed audiences all across Canada, as well as in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia. Highlights include TV guest appearances with Shania Twain on “David Letterman” and “Good Morning America,” Carnegie Hall with Irish legends The Chieftains, a featured performer on CBC’s Canada Day on Parliament Hill, “Rita MacNeil and Friends,” and with Jean Butler of Riverdance on “Celtic Electric.”

Richard has played for Canada’s Prime Minister and Governor General, the Queen of England (in Toronto), and for the Emperor of Japan in Tokyo. In the late 1990s he toured the UK & Europe headlining concert halls and folk festivals. He’s since played at the Lincoln Centre in New York City, Epcot at Disney World, and was a featured performer in the touring fiddle spectacle “Bowfire.”

Richard is proud to have entertained Canada’s armed forces in Bosnia and twice in Afghanistan. He has five previous CD recordings and has won three Canadian East Coast Music Awards. MacLean’s Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Canadians to watch in the 21st Century.

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Caledonian Orchestra -                                May 26, 3 pm
May
26
3:00 PM15:00

Caledonian Orchestra - May 26, 3 pm

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The Caledonian Orchestra of Nova Scotia was formed in 1993 and has evolved into a performance oriented group of musicians dedicated to the promotion of traditional  Scottish music.   Our  Scottish Orchestra has a sound  distinctive  to the culture of Scotland following the musical compositions and style of William Marshall, Neil Gow,      J. Scott Skinner and other composers of this time.  The harmonies, timing and tempo all reflect a style of music, unique to a country where history was determined not only by events, but through a developed awareness  of dance and song.  Scottish music is unique and strives to capture the essence of its people and culture.   The type of tunes we play and the use of instruments such as accordions and flutes  help to establish and promote the true "Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Sound".

One of the many features in the Caledonia Orchestra Show is the amazing fiddler/dancer duo performed by Maritime Marionettes. Strings are the popular theme, as the string puppets spring to life with the music of fiddler Amelia Parker and guitarist Skip Holmes.

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