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Folk Music Nova Scotia

SPB-Cooperator 28 Jul 18 - 05:26 PM
Jim Carroll 28 Jul 18 - 05:54 PM
JMB 29 Jul 18 - 10:19 AM
Charley Noble 29 Jul 18 - 10:24 AM
SPB-Cooperator 29 Jul 18 - 10:39 AM
SPB-Cooperator 29 Jul 18 - 10:48 AM
GUEST,Marcia Palmater 29 Jul 18 - 08:11 PM
meself 29 Jul 18 - 08:24 PM
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Subject: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 28 Jul 18 - 05:26 PM

Just over a month before my better half and I go to Nova Scitia for a holiday. We are still looking, without much success, for folk clubs/sessions we can visit. Any advice, useful web sites etc?


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 28 Jul 18 - 05:54 PM

If you have no luck I can let you have some quite good recordings of songs and music but you will have to wait till I come back from Tipp in a few days
PM me with an e-mail adress
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: JMB
Date: 29 Jul 18 - 10:19 AM

Whereabouts in Nova Scotia are you going?
Antigonish - Townhouse Brewpub has a weekly Celtic session. Paddy's Pub in Kentville and Wolfville both have the same thing, Celtic jams every week. There would be a lot on Cape Breton Island. I'm based in Truro, NS myself with family roots in Antigonish.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Jul 18 - 10:24 AM

It's a pity you're missing the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival which begins August 8th. Judy and I will be there, for the first time in some 10 years. It's a great Festival for sampling what's going on with music in Canada.

Cheerily,
Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 29 Jul 18 - 10:39 AM

We are staying in Hubbards so looking for anywhere around there and Halifax - but we are also staying 2 nights in Sydney when we visit Cape Breton Island


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 29 Jul 18 - 10:48 AM

Antigonish would be a bit of a trek getting back at night, but Kentville or Wolfville would be a possibility is we tie it in with a visit to Bay of Fundy.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: GUEST,Marcia Palmater
Date: 29 Jul 18 - 08:11 PM

There's more and better music in Cape Breton than anywhere else on earth! Highest per capita ownership of violins ... concerts and dances every night ...


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: meself
Date: 29 Jul 18 - 08:24 PM

... although ... things are pretty spread out in Cape Breton ....


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 30 Jul 18 - 04:11 AM

I'll pack my whistles


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 30 Jul 18 - 02:01 PM

I have found some bars listed in Halifax that seem akin to bars in Temple bar in Dublin, and are predominantly Celtic Music, so this could be a plan B, as I wold really like to listen to traditional/contempary Canadian music/song.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 30 Jul 18 - 03:19 PM

In Sydney, Govenors pub has a pretty good session on Wednesdays. Gillian Head is a great fiddler that plays there. It's just across from the Holiday Inn and Cambridge Suites.

Most of the dances and trad music is found in Inverness County. Do a search. The best dances are at Brook Village, West Mabou, and the famous Glencoe. The Red Shoe Pub in Mabou has live music in the summer. A fun spot.

In Halifax, the Old Triangle has live music every night. The college crowd don't hang out there like some of the other pubs.

If in Halifax on Sept 4th, the lovely and talented Tommy Emmanuel is playing at the Dalhousie Arts Centre. Tickets are very reasonable and he is the greatest guitarist/entertainer you'll see. Look him up if unsure.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 30 Jul 18 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for that, unfortunately |I don't fly out until 8th. I will have to look up when our two nights on Cape Breton |Island are.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jul 18 - 10:23 PM

Music Cape Breton


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: GUEST,harpy
Date: 31 Jul 18 - 11:12 PM

Way, cool. . Peggy Bulgar is up there.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 01 Aug 18 - 03:27 AM

This is great - so much to choose from, so little time.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 09 Aug 18 - 11:17 AM

I've found some great Acadian fiddle music on YouTube which I have started to listen to in preparation for our trip. Let me know if anyone is interested in some blue clickies.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 11:10 AM

Less than 2 weeks to go. We have located our cottage on googlemaps, on the Aspotogan peninsiula.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 12:52 PM

Should be able to make space in my Dropbox to send you what I have SB
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: robomatic
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 07:30 PM

One of my favorite memories is listening to a band in Halifax doing a rousing rendition of Barrett's Privateers and announcing that indeed we were singing on a Halifax Pier! What a lovely city on a lovely part of the planet.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: GUEST,SPB at work
Date: 28 Aug 18 - 05:36 AM

Planning to leave work and politics behind for 2 weeks and focus on beautiful scenery, interesting history, good food, good music and the company of my partner.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: meself
Date: 28 Aug 18 - 10:25 PM

Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit play every Monday night at the Old Triangle in Halifax, 7:30 -10:30. I saw them last night - don't miss'm!


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 29 Aug 18 - 03:57 AM

Will be visiting Halifax on the first Monday of our trip - need to know how late we can get back to the park and ride - 2nd Monday we will be on Cape Breton Island.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: meself
Date: 29 Aug 18 - 09:55 PM

Also at the Old Triangle: A session/open-mike on Tuesdays - supposed to be not bad - Jimmy Sweeney & Kevin Roach on Wed. & Thurs. - well worth taking in.

I would recommend a GPS or navigation app for getting around Halifax, btw ... !


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 30 Aug 18 - 02:45 AM

I have a GPS app on my smart phone, but I am not sure how quickly it would use up my contract live data allowance in Canada. Meself? doyou have the venues address, and do the musicians you recommend perform predominantly Canadian or Irish music?-

I am going into Central London today to buy a Nova-Scotia guide book and map.


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 30 Aug 18 - 03:29 AM

Have just linked you to dropbox as promised - let me know when you have what you want
Have a fabulous trip
Jim


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Subject: RE: Folk Music Nova Scotia
From: meself
Date: 30 Aug 18 - 09:08 AM

Here's a link to The Old Triangle .

Louis Benoit & Dave MacIsaac are doing pretty much solid Cape Breton music these days. Louis plays back-up guitar; Dave picks out fiddle tunes on acoustic and electric guitar, and plays fiddle.

Jimmy Sweeney is an Irish singer/guitarist in the Clancy Brothers vein (I believe he is related to that family). Kevin Roach plays anything with strings, including fiddle, Irish-style.


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