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Thursday, March 21, 2013

WTF! Spring!

Hi gang,

Finally... and not a moment too soon... SPRING arrives on Tuesday
so... on Friday, March 22nd, WTF! will welcome spring in all it's many
incarnations. Bring whatever song, tune or tale that springs to mind.
Spring it on us! We love surprises!!

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                    According to the OED...
          the word SPRING has many variations.
                            Among them...

1. the place of rising or issuing from the ground; the source or head
of a well, stream or river; the supply of water forming such a source.

2. the action or time of rising or springing into being or existence;
the appearing or coming on, the first sign, of day, morning, etc; the
dawn. Also, the beginning of a season.

3. a young growth on a tree, plant or root; a shoot, sprout or sucker;
a small branch, sprig or twig; the rudimentary shoot of a seed.

4. rise, beginning or birth (of something)

5. an elastic contrivance or mechanical device, usually consisting of
a strip or plate of steel (or a number of these) suitably shaped or
adjusted, which when compressed, bent, coiled or otherwise forced out
of its normal shape, possesses the property of returning to it.

6. some kind of dance; a tune upon the bagpipes or other musical
instrument; especially a quick and lively tune; a dance tune.

7. a snare or noose.

8. to change place or position by sudden and rapid movement without
contact; to move with a sudden jerk or bound; to dart or fly.

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So... as you can see there are many ways to look at SPRING. It's not
all mud and slush and thawing doggy doo although... it would be wise
to put a spring in your step as you bound over what's springing up
under your feet. But should you make contact, you can always clean up
at the spring and put your feet up on your bed springs to dry.

Margo


WTF! is an artistic outreach program of the Helen Creighton Folklore
Society. We meet every second and fourth Friday of the month at
CHEBUCTO COFFEE, 6430 Chebucto Road, corner of Chebucto & Kline in
Halifax where Mike's extraordinary culinary fare is approaching
legendary status. Come early for a bite and stay for the entertainment
which starts around 6:30 and goes until 9:00ish. As always...
admission is by free-will donation towards the Society's work.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Caleb Miles at the Rose & Kettle!

This Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. the Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum welcomes the return of Dylan Cormier. A young man with an "old soul", Dylan is an acoustic performer in the style of the old-time greats of blues and folk.
Currently based in Lunenburg, Dylan has been getting rave reviews from audiences across the province,

Coming on March 14, we will feature Caleb Miles. Caleb was born and steeped in the musical culture of the US South West. Following a musical journey through many corners of the US, he came to settle in Nova Scotia in 2005. He discovered a vibrant music scene here and has performed solo or with others as well as turning his hand to producing  Definitely a multi-talented performer who will impress our audience.

Over the coming weeks we will be featuring:

March 21 -  Robbie MacNeill and Jim Dorie
March 28  - Suzie Vinnick
April 4  - Jason Macdonald with Colin Grant
April 11 -  Margo Carruthers
The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions are now on Twitter. Just go to our blogsite to sign up. (www.roseandkettleconcertsessions.blogspot.com)

Our concerts start at 7 and admission is by free will donation.Proceeds from kitchen and gift shop sales support the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Farm.
Watch our blog site for updates on our 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

Find our YouTube channel with more than 85 videos of performances over the past two years at:
http://www.youtube.com/yourshantyman
The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions are a weekly series of musical presentations produced by volunteers with the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society. All free-will admission donations support the musical performance.

Tales of Fortune and Fate

Tales of Fortune and Fate

 
Round and Round and Round it goes! Where will fortune’s wheel take you? Will fate decide?

Celebrate World Storytelling Day 2013! with the Storytellers of Halifax.

Come for soup. Stay for stories.

 
Friday, March 15, 7pm – 9pm.

Chebucto Coffee, 6430 Chebucto Rd, Halifax

For further information, contact Elinor Benjami: elinorbenjamin@gmail.com

 

Monday, March 4, 2013

WTF: K(n)ight of the Living Trad!

Next Friday, March 8th... WTF! goes Trad!

Bring songs, tunes and stories either from traditional sources or inspired by the traditional. This will be a night to surpass all nights as our gregarious guest host Mr. Bill Plaskett is a Knight to surpass all Knights. Please see the attachment of the illustrious Sir Gadabout Galahat if you have the slightest doubt .

"Let the projectiles come!" commands Sir Knight, "Tally Ho and WTF! Verily I am prepared." Although his fashion sense is without peer, he will not require this suit of armour regardless of the rumours as we will be strictly enforcing our new ban regarding the throwing of projectiles at guest hosts. So... dust off your melancholy lute... saddle up your milk white steed... and come to where the lusty Lords and Ladies love to meet.
You dare not miss "The (K)night of the Living Trad" with Bill Plaskett as the Knight in question or perhaps... the questionable knight??? Come to think of it... the whole night might be in question but it sure will be fun.

WTF! is an artistic outreach program of the Helen Creighton Folklore Society. We meet every second and fourth Friday of the month at CHEBUCTO COFFEE, 6430 Chebucto Road, corner of Chebucto & Kline in Halifax where Mike's extraordinary culinary fare is approaching legendary status. Come early for a bite and stay for the entertainment which starts around 6:30pm and goes until 9:00ish. As always...admission is by free-will donation towards the Society's work.

Written by Margo, Posted by Cindy (your usual or normal co-hosts…err, almost normal)