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ST. PETER’S: The team behind the annual Music Camp on the Canal offered a twist this year with a one-day workshop designed to help already-accomplished young musicians fine tune their performance skills. Participants were assigned to one of six bands...
D’ESCOUSSE: Isle Madame author and memoirist Marjorie Simmins is excited to be teaching on home turf for a change. “I usually teach my memoir workshops at Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash, or Halifax, or Vancouver,” says Simmins, who was raised on...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The J. Franklin Wright Art Gallery is pleased to introduce “Since Their Service,” an exhibition by photographer Charlie Morrison. The public is invited to visit the exhibition started on October 28, in the J. Franklin Wright Art...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Figures compiled by the Celtic Colours International Festival suggest that the Cape Breton-wide event is still growing within the Town of Port Hawkesbury, nearly two decades after the festival’s 1997 launch. Celtic Colours executive director Mike MacSween and...
TORONTO: An acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter with over 100,000 album sales worldwide will return to the Strait area to perform next month. Matthew Barber will appear at the Shannon Studio on May 12 as part of a cross-Canada tour to promote...
INVERNESS: The eyes of the provincial arts scene were on Inverness last Thursday night as this year’s selections by the Art Bank of Nova Scotia were unveiled. “I think this is the first time the showing was done in Cape...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Rugged, raspy, and roaring with charisma, Halifax’s Ben Caplan is to folklore what smoke is to bourbon; perfectly coupled. Caplan’s songwriting is as bold in range as it is in ferocity. Fuelled by a quality of melodrama and...
MABOU: On Tuesday of last week, the twenty-second season of Mabou’s Tuesday Ceilidhs began with a tribute to pianist who’s no stranger to performing at local events and, occasionally, with legendary musicians. “We wish to recognize your unwavering humility and...
PORT HAWKESBURY: As Canada marks 150 years since Confederation, this is a unique opportunity to reflect on history and celebrate the present in surprisingly new ways. To commemorate Canada 150 and the arrival of the Tall Ships to the Port...
CAPE BRETON: The 21st Celtic Colours International Festival is scheduled for October 6-14 and, after months of waiting for the lineup and schedule announcements, tickets are finally on sale. More than 65 communities all over Cape Breton Island will host...
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