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Thursday, February 24, 2011

What the Folk Cools Off!

The Helen Creighton Folklore Society Presents:
 
WTF: What The Folk!  COOLS OFF !!!
folksongs . folktales . folkcraft . folklore

Friday, February 25th
6:30pm Gathering and grabba cuppa
7:00 - 8:30pm – Performances
Just Us Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Road 
 
Almost everyone loves a good summer song, but what about winter songs?
Poor old much maligned winter is the Rodney Dangerfield of the seasons…
It just don’t get no respect!

So…

Let’s all sing a SONG FOR A WINTER’S NIGHT with Gord or play some HOCKEY with Jane. Neil says there’s no need to feel HELPLESS unless you’re FROZEN IN FROBISHER BAY or Jame’s Bay.

Simon says “IT’S A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER” so open up your COLD, COLD HEART like OL’ Hank and come out and play some Dylan with this GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY.
But…

For Heaven’s sake… unless you wanna be zappa’d good… please
DON’T EAT THE YELLOW SNOW.

 
Format: Open mike unplugged. Cost: free will donation 
If you are free on Friday, please join us. Tell your friends and family. 
The space is cozy, the coffee is great and the fun is contagious!
 
Yours in folk,
Host/co-ordinators: Margo Carruthers 425-3828, Cindy Campbell 466-0157
 
WTF: What the Folk! meets, same time and place , every second and fourth Friday of the month.

A Maritime Ramble with Two Irishmen!

It's a Maritime Ramble with Mossie O'Scanlain and Cian O'Morain from Ireland!

Irish Workshop: Songs and Stories
Thursday, March 3rd, at 7:00 pm
The Rose & Kettle Concert Sessions, Cole Harbour Heritage Farm
Price: By donation as always

An Evening of Music, Song and Story
Friday, March 4th, at 8:00 pm
The Music Room, 6181 Lady Hammond Road, Halifax
Price: $20.00, tickets or further info call 240-5278, tickets at the door
Sponsor: An Cumann / The Irish Association of Nova Scotia

Irish Storytelling Workshop
A talk on the history and tradition of Irish storytelling in both English and Irish, as well as a sampling of the stories of Eamon Kelly. Some lively tunes will round out this afternoon.
Saturday, March 5, from 2-4pm, $20.00
St. Mary's University - Atrium Room AT216
Sponsors: Storytellers Circle of Halifax/ Dept. of Irish Studies SMU

Bio's:

Mossie Ó Scanláin was born at the foot of Mount Brandon on the Dingle
peninsula. He was immersed in Irish music and culture from the cradle
and has carried that with him despite having spent forty years as an
emigrant. He sings with passion the songs that he grew up with in his
native Corca Dhuibhne and relishes the opportunity to promote the
language and culture where ever he travels. He has released two
albums, written an autobiography in his native language and toured in
Australia, Europe and the US. Please take the opportunity to visit his
website at www.mossiescanlon.com


Cian Ó Móráin is one of the new generation of Irish musicians. Also
hailing from the Dingle peninsula he grew up surrounded by music and
song and from a young age developed a passion for Irish culture and
tradition. He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing low whistles, guitar
and uilleann pipes. He was aware of Mossie's music through his CD's
and local radio and when Mossie returned from Australia sometime ago
they met by chance in a local bar.They quickly realized they had a
common love of the local music, song and language and the rest is
history.

Join these two natives, and let them take you back through the mists
of antiquity.

Monday, February 7, 2011

WTF: What The Folk! Loves You!

The Helen Creighton Folklore Society Presents:

WTF: What The Folk! Loves You
folksongs . folktales . folkcraft . folklore

Friday, February 11th
6:30pm Gathering and grabba cuppa
7:00 - 8:30pm - Performances
Just Us Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Road

Be Our Valentine.
Bring a love song or a song you love.
If you can't be with the song you love then love the song you're with.


Format: Open mike unplugged. Cost: free will donation
If you are free on Friday, please join us. Tell your friends and family.
The space is cozy, the coffee is great and the fun is contagious!

Yours in folk,
Host/co-ordinators: Margo Carruthers 425-3828, Cindy Campbell 466-0157

WTF: What the Folk! meets, same time and place , every second and
fourth Friday of the month.