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Monday, August 22, 2011

WTF: What The Folk! shares FAVOURITES !!

The Helen Creighton Folklore Society Presents:

WTF: What The Folk! shares FAVOURITES !!
folksongs . folktales . folkcraft . folklore

Friday, August 26th
6:30pm Gathering and grabba cuppa
7:00 - 8:30pm – Performances
Just Us Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Road

Our theme this week is
FAVOURITES !
[really no theme at all as you can bring whatever you like to this musical potluck]


Arlo threw open the doors of what was left of ALICE’S RESTAURANT and shrieked “PEOPLE GET READY, there’s a train a-comin’. Again!” He had been ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER and the signs were BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND. “It’s that GD CANADIAN RAILROAD TRILOGY. With two down and one to go, here’s hopin it’s the SOUTHBOUND TRAIN.”

“IF I HAD A HAMMER”, said Pete, “WE SHALL OVERCOME these MASTERS OF WAR.” Arlo chuckled to himself as he wiped down the tables with his I’M FIXIN’ TO DIE RAG, “ Poor deluded Pete thinks HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS, don’t he know we’re on THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION?”

“WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?” demanded Pete of the hoardes of THIRSTY BOOTS still seated round the bar. OUTSIDE OF A SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS TALKING VIETNAM BLUES no one was listening. “You can’t be on BOTH SIDES NOW”, chided Pete, ”That ain’t no PEACE TRAIN BOUND FOR GLORY.”

Phil had had just about enough of this tiresome old fart. “FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH I AIN’T MARCHIN’ ANYMORE.” Tom echoed the sentiment. “That’s THE LAST THING ON MY MIND too.” Amid the rubble, Bruce pondered…
WONDERIN’ WHERE THE LIONS ARE when you really need ‘em.



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.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ghost Story Writing Contest! - deadline August 27th!!

22nd Annual Ghost Story Writing Contest!

Ages 7-15
Enter your spooky tale or shivery story in the 22nd annual ghost story writing contest presented by the Halifax Public Libraries and the Helen Creighton Folklore Society.

Make up your own story or retell a story that you’ve heard before, in your own words. The best ghost stories will spook you and have you looking over your shoulder – without a lot of blood and gore.

Pick up an entry form at your local library branch or print one from the website. Entries can be mailed or dropped off at any branch between July 5 - August 27. For more information call 490-5748.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lies, Fibs and Tall Tales!

Celebrating the art of oral storytelling, the Storytellers Circle of Halifax meets the second Thursday of the Month at Just Us Cafe on Spring Garden Road, Halifax.

Lies, Fibs and Tall Tales!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
6:30 grabba cuppa
7pm stories start!

Bring friends, family, spouses, partners, neighbours.
Come tell a tale or listen along....much better than sittin' in front of a T.V. or pullin' weeds!

The Storytellers Circle of Halifax is a proud member of Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada.
Listen Up and be Amazed: That's the Art of Storytelling!

WTF: What The Folk! goes TIME TRAVELLING !!

The Helen Creighton Folklore Society Presents:
 
WTF: What The Folk! goes TIME TRAVELLING !!
folksongs . folktales . folkcraft . folklore

Friday, August 12th
6:30pm Gathering and grabba cuppa
7:00 - 8:30pm – Performances
Just Us Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Road
 
Our theme this week is
YOUTHFUL MEMORIES !
[songs & tales about people, places & things you’ll never forget… no matter how much you try]


JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH couldn’t believe his eyes! Here he was IN THE YEAR 2525, and they were ALL here… THE GOOD… THE BAD… AND THE UGLY.
The STONED SOUL PICNIC Reunion was on!!!

GRAZING IN THE GRASS of MacARTHUR PARK was that ANGEL OF THE MORNING… MRS. ROBINSON. “YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY,” she snorted,
“This is way better than the grass at INDIAN LAKE”.

She was more than HALFWAY TO PARADISE when the HURDY GURDY
MAN crawled over to her with a full can of CLASSICAL GAS.
“LIGHT MY FIRE,” he begged. I’ve got INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS.“

Anyone else would have panicked at the thought of imolating all that CRIMSON AND CLOVER but she wasn’t afraid. She was counting on there being FIRE AND RAIN. After all… it WAS the dawning of the age of…
AQUARIUS.

 
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.