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Sunday, January 5, 2014

WTF: It's a Marshmallow World!

Hi gang,

Happy New Year one and all! And in honour of the first blizzard of the year...

[Everyone Sings]

"It's a marshmallow world in the winter When the snow comes to cover the ground. It's the time for play, It's a whipped cream day. I wait for it the whole year round.

Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly, In the arms of the evergreen trees, And the sun is red like a pumpkin head. It's shining so your nose won't freeze.

The world is your snowball, see how it grows, That's how it goes, whenever it snows. The world is your snowball just for a song. Get out and roll it along.

It's a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts, Take a walk with your favourite girl. It's a sugar date, what if spring is late, In winter it's a marshmallow world. In winter it's a marshmallow world. In winter... it's a marshmallow world."

Surely you can see a theme here? 

...On Thursday, January 9th... the fabulous folks at the Rose & Kettle Concert Sessions will be back with their annual potluck and play-around-sing-around... inviting you to bring your favourite dish to share, a song or two or just your ears. Always fun! And a great way to start the new year!

... On Friday, January 10... the ludicrous lunatics at What The Folk! will be stealing their idea... inviting you to bring your favourite musical dish to share... a song or story or two about food. 

Your New Year's diet resolutions will be safe with us. No need to fear the calories in BLACK RUM AND BLUEBERRY PIE! There are none. As forGREEN EGGS AND HAM? They have no cholesterol, Sam I am. And you can have a HOT BURRITO #1 or a HOT BURRITO #2 or as many as you like because they are completely carb free. And gluten free! And guilt free!!

[Everyone Sings Again]

"In winter it's a marshmallow world. In winter it's a marshmallow world. In winter... it's a marsh...mallow... world."

Happy shovelling!   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.

Normal or abnormal hosts for WTF: Cindy Campbell Stone and Margo Carruthers 

January 2014 at the Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions!

The Rose and Kettle Concert Session will kick off our brand new 2014 winter season with an old fashioned potluck on Thursday, January 9. For this event ONLY we will begin at 6:30. So bring along your favourite dish to share and join us for an evening of tunes.

Our following Rose and Kettle Concert Session on January 16 starting at 7 will feature three fabulous songwriters who will be sharing their music and telling us a bit about what is behind it. Sandy Greenberg, Rose Vaughan and Nanci Ahern will be bringing a lot of warmth on a cool winter's night.

Coming up we have the husband and wife duo of Robert Campbell and Cailin Green on January 23, and John Chiasson with Scott Macmillan on January 30.

Get updates from the web. Just google search Rose and Kettle Concerts.

The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions are a scent-free venue.

Our concerts begin at 7 p.m. and admission is always by free-will donation to support the musical performance. All proceeds from the sale of home baked goods and beverages from the Rose and Kettle kitchen help support the operation of the Farm Museum. The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions are an all-volunteer based event.

The Rose and Kettle kitchen is now taking orders for custom baking. Orders may be placed in advance and picked up on Thursdays during the day or at the Concert in the evening. Details are available on the Farm web site.

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 our Blogsite.

Find our YouTube channel with more than 90 videos of performances over the past few years.

The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions are a weekly series of musical presentations held from September to June produced by volunteers with the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society.

The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions are now on Twitter: @Concertsessions

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