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BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?

GUEST,Knappo 04 Feb 03 - 09:18 PM
momnopp 04 Feb 03 - 10:36 PM
mg 05 Feb 03 - 01:37 AM
mooman 05 Feb 03 - 04:08 AM
GUEST 05 Feb 03 - 08:18 AM
GUEST,Knappo 05 Feb 03 - 08:35 AM
GUEST 05 Feb 03 - 08:41 AM
GUEST 05 Feb 03 - 08:46 AM
mooman 05 Feb 03 - 08:50 AM
GUEST 05 Feb 03 - 08:55 AM
gnu 05 Feb 03 - 09:13 AM
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Subject: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: GUEST,Knappo
Date: 04 Feb 03 - 09:18 PM

My family and I are planning to visit Nova Scotia for the first time in July. I was wondering if anyone had info on any festivals that might be going on or music venues in a town. Folky-acoustic stuff is more what we're into. I looked on the web for festivals but didn't have much luck. Thanks a lot. Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: momnopp
Date: 04 Feb 03 - 10:36 PM

OOOOH, oooh, I know this one!!!! I can answer somebody's music question! I'm so excited!!!!

Sorry, I usually only post in the less-than-strictly-music threads because someone always gets there first...but I was just looking up some stuff in Canada.

The Stan Rogers Folk Festival is July 4-6 2003 in N.S. click here for the intro page. Garnet Rogers is ACTUALLY going to play at the festival this year.

I'm considering trying to go, too. In fact I went and found this site for regional info!

Enjoy!

Peace,

JudyO


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Subject: RE: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: mg
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 01:37 AM

I wound up at a lovely fiddle festival one summer in Cape Breton. It is held every other year. But I can't remember where. But it was just lovely. To get there we drove down this road with wild roses going all the way down to the sea. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: mooman
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 04:08 AM

I think you may just miss the Lunenberg Festival, which is excellent. However I'm sure someone will know the dates for that and post them as I'm not sure (living here in Belgium!).

In any case there should be musical events and small festivals all over NS in July. At least there was on the last couple of occasions we were there during that period.

All the best,

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 08:18 AM

The NS government has a very good guide to events of all kinds in Nova Scotia. You can also check out the website for the Town of Lunenburg..but I think you will be too early for the Lunenburg Folk Harbour festival. Check local Newspapers in towns like Bridgewater, Liverpool, Baddeck, The Cape Breton Post and so on. Do you plan to stay on the mainland or head to Cape Breton. There are a few good Pub venues in Halifax as well.
   Enjoy your stay..it is a grand place.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: GUEST,Knappo
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 08:35 AM

Well, I think we will take the ferry into Digby than head up to Cape Breton then work our way back. Problem is we only have about a week maybe a week and a half, which I know isn't enough to do it up right. But, better than nothing. BTW, we plan on tent camping; any tips on good camping places preferably without RV's running us down, (no offense)would be greatly appreciated.

JudyO: Thanks for the info and I know your excitment, I usually can't help out much here either.

In fact, thanks to all for the help.

Cheers, Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 08:41 AM

I would suggest you use the Provincial Parks...RV's are not a problem there. There is a very good one at Cape Blomidon..in fact there are lots of Good ones. If tou go to Lunenburg County there is an excellent one at Rissers Beach. This is a great location as it is near soem of the Best Beaches on the Maninkand and is near to The towns of Liverpool, Bridewater and Lunenburg. There is a Ferry at Le Have that makes the trip to Lunenburg much quicker.

    If you go tenting in Cape Breton there is a wonderful private campsite called MacLeod's beach. It is about ten miles from Inverness on the side of the Island where there is lots of Music and you are near the start of the famous Cabot Trail. BTW where are you coming from? Where do you plan to go once you leave Digby ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 08:46 AM

The best source of Info is the "doer and Dreamers Guide to Nova Scotia" It contains a wealth of information and it is free from the Government of Nova Scotia Dept. of Tourism. Nova Scotia also has some fabulous Gov't web sites...loads of stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: mooman
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 08:50 AM

If I remember well there is also a good campsite just outside Cheticamp (a good musical town too) on the northwest coast of Cape Breton which is close to the start of the Cabot Trail.

If you're coming via Digby, I could also recommend a trip down to Briar Island at the end of Digby neck. You'll have to negotiate two very short car ferries but it is worth it. The scallops in Digby are the best I have tasted too.

Best regards,

mooman


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Subject: RE: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 08:55 AM

I agree about the Digby Scollops (NOT scallaps , as some americans say) They are the world's finest. There is also whale watching at Briar Island. If heading down the Cheticamp stop at the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, you will some GREAT music there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: gnu
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 09:13 AM

Check out the recent thread "BS: Dutch invasion of Nova Scotia".


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Subject: RE: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 10:28 AM

Good music at the Old Tringle Pub in Halifax.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: GUEST,Knappo
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 11:42 AM

Wow, thanks for all the info. I'm more excited at each post.
Also, thanks alot for the camping info. Without a recommendation its hit or miss with good campgrounds sometimes.

Guest: We are coming up from Connecticut.

Again, thank you very much.   Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Music venues/festivals in Nova Scotia?
From: meg
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 06:28 PM

We had fun at the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou. Their schedule gets published in the local papers. And order that "Doers and Dreamers" guide. It was incredibly helpful in planning.


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