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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tea and Tales

The Storytellers Circle of Halifax presents
A Celebration for World Storytelling Day:

Tea and Tales

Let your imagination take flight as you listen to stories from here, there and everywhere told in the oral tradition and rooted in the world of Trees, this year's international theme.

Saturday, March 31st
2-4pm
Scott Manor House
15 Fort Sackville Drive
Bedford, NS
Admission: $5.00

For more info: Linda Winham at 835-3180 or lwinham88@hotmail.com

Thank You from WTF!

Hi all,

Our 2nd anniversary party was an amazing success thanks to so many people.
Firstly... to all of you who came out to share your music & stories
and to those who just came to listen. And what listening there was to
be had!

Huge thanks go to our gracious musical host, Clary Croft, whose easy
charm, folkloric knowledge and personal anecdotes of "Life with Helen"
elevated the evening to another plane. And that voice! WoW!!! Cindy
and I have a hard act to follow!

A most grateful thank you to the artists who donated their
professional CDs for our door prizes... Clary Croft, Rosalee Peppard,
Vince Morash, David Greenberg, and Margo Carruthers. Congratulations
to all who left with one. You MUST however give them a good home. No
ultimate frisbeeing :-)

Congratulations to Don Burke who won the bonus prize for sharing a
song from the Creighton Collection... He's Young But He's Daily
Growing. No not Don... that's the title of the song. Don's way over
the hill :-)

A heartfelt thank you to Kelly Brindle and Sharon Brow for providing
the lovely anniversary cake. How they got the the Helen Creighton
Folklore Society logo iced on top is a tale worthy of Helen's
collecting!

And thanks must go to Cindy Campbell for sharing books and photos from
her personal collection of Helen Creighton memorabilia and displaying
them for all to see and peruse upstairs during break while we sampled
that enticing cake.

Those of you who were in attendance last night know that through the
generosity of your free-will donations over the past two years, WTF!
now has over $1200.00 burning a hole in our basket. Cindy announced
that it is our intention to use these donated funds to re-issue our
popular double CD... Songs of the Sea: Traditional Folk Songs and
Narratives from the Dr. Helen Creighton Collection which has been out
of circulation and much requested. Thank you all for making this
possible.

And lastly... we thank Chebucto Coffee's Mike MacInnis for his
extraordinary hospitality. Last night's party went until 10:00 and
Mike showed no signs of being the least bit inconvenienced.

Our next WTF! in April will be on Friday the 13th and fittingly we
have offered the theme of FORTUNE and/or MISFORTUNE for those of you
who want the challenge. Sadly... due to the way the calendar runs...
this will be in 3 weeks time. Then again... those of us who were there
may need three weeks to recover from the celebration! :-)

Xo Margo

Saturday, March 17, 2012

WTF! and the Not So Terrible Twos!

WTF! and the Not So Terrible Twos!

What The Folk! is two years old and there's nothing terrible about it!
We are thrilled to invite you to share in a Special Anniversary
Evening with us on Friday, March 23rd at our warm & welcoming new
home... Chebucto Coffee, 6430 Chebucto Road.

There will be no free will admission for this occasion. The party is "on
us"!

We will be giving out allegedly fabulous doorprizes throughout the
evening and who knows what else. The night's theme will be
"traditional". Bring a song or story from the Creighton Collection and
you will be eligible to win the night's bonus prize too.

Musician, author & folklorist Clary Croft will guest host this event
so you may want to arrive early to get a good seat. As always... the
music starts at 6:30 and usually goes a bit past 9:00.

WTF! is a bi-monthly coffeehouse and musical outreach program of the
Helen Creighton Folklore Society.

Songs of Protest!

The Thursday March 22 edition of the Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions
will feature a special evening of songs from the labour movements of
the 30s and 40s. Called "Songs of Protest", the evening will feature
Leo Fienstein joined by Margo Carruthers, Adele Megann, and Ernest
Laidlaw. Songs of that era were a major tool in building solidarity
amongst oppresed labourers and tradespersons as well as serving as the
"social media" of the day to spread the word throughout society of
coming social change. Come join us as we stage an "old fashioned union
meeting" and learn about how music helped change society.

Leo will also be interviewed by Bev Lamb on CKDU's Touchstone this
Saturday, March 17 at about 11 a.m. so tune in to 88.1 FM to hear more
about what we are looking forward to.
Find us at the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Farm on Poplar Drive, just
off Otago Drive in Cole Harbour across from the Cole Harbour Shopping
Centre.

Watch our blogsite for updates on the rest of the line-up, a few
youtube videos of our performances, and a few highlights from past
shows. Just google "Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions" or go to:
www.roseandkettleconcertsessions.blogspot.com

The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions are a weekly series of musical
presentations produced by volunteers in collaboration with the Cole
Harbour Rural Heritage Society and the Harbour Folk Society. All
proceeds from the sale of refreshments go to support the Cole Harbour
Heritage Farm Museum and all free-will admission donations support
the musical performance.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Annual General Meeting

The Helen Creighton Folklore Society will hold it's Annual General Meeting on Saturday, March 17th at the Alderney Gate Library,Tynes Room, 2-4pm.
All are welcome to join us and discover more about the society and the works of Dr. Helen Creighton.

Upcoming Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions

A fixture on the Toronto music scene, Dave Borins arrives at the Rose
and Kettle on Thursday March 15. This versatile singer/songwriter has
been given rave reviews everywhere he has played, and we are delights
to have him join us as winter turns to spring on the farm.

Coming up:

March 22 - Leo Feinstein and friends "Songs of Protest"

Find us at the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Farm on Poplar Drive, just
off Otago Drive in Cole Harbour across from the Cole Harbour Shopping
Centre.

Watch our blogsite for updates on the rest of the line-up, a few
youtube videos of our performances, and a few highlights from past
shows. Just google "Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions" or go to:
www.roseandkettleconcertsessions.blogspot.com

The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions are a weekly series of musical
presentations produced by volunteers in collaboration with the Cole
Harbour Rural Heritage Society and the Harbour Folk Society. All
proceeds from the sale of refreshments go to support the Cole Harbour
Heritage Farm Museum and all free-will admission donations support
the musical performance.