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Sunday, February 23, 2014

WTF: Celtic Connections with host, Leo Feinstein

On Friday, February 28th, WTF! warmly welcomes guest host Leo Feinstein, our delightfully gregarious friend from The Boston States who, in his alter ego persona... 

LEE OFEINSTEIN 

...will connect us with the Celts. And just who are the Celts?


... A mercifully brief history lesson...

The original wave of Celtic immigrants to the British Isles were called the q-Celts and spokeGoidelic. As near as we can figure out, they arrived sometime between 2000 and 1200 BC. At a later date,a second wave of Celts referred to as the p-Celts speaking Brythonic arrived. Goidelicled to the formation of the 3 Gaelic languages spoken in Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Scotland.Brythonic gave rise to two Britiish Isles languages, Welsh and Cornish, as well as surviving on the Continent in the form of Breton, spoken in Brittany.

You are a Celt if your heritage is...

IRISHMANXSCOTTISHWELSHCORNISHBRETON 

but even if you are not a Celt...

you can sing a Celtic song or tell a Celtic tale without fear of reprisals this Friday. 
We are hanging up the broadswords, and burying the hatchets. No heads will roll! 
On Friday, February 28th... at WTF!s CELTIC CONNECTIONS...
 
... the only things rolling will be the good times 

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 donations towards the Society's work.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

WTF: Kisses and Disses!

Our next WTF! falls on an actual celebratory day... a day that some truly love to celebrate while others are a bit more ambivalent. Here's a clue. 

If you like love and its many disguises

And don't mind the prices that all that comprises

There's lingerie kinky and overpriced bling

And chocolates, and cards and so many things

To boggle your mind when your minds quite confused

Thinking "... all of these choices? How can I ever choose

The most perfect trinket from my heart to say

You're the one that I love on VALENTINE'DAY"


Whether you hate to love it...but are 
                IIFOTHCHOCOLATE..
    or love to hate it... but are 
                                          IIFOTHCHOCOLAT... 
there's a song for every sentiment... 
                     and we dare you to share yours with us next Friday February 14th.

And our condolences to those of you who missed the last WTF! night when Canadian blues legend, six-time Maple Blues Award winning vocalist/guitarist Suzie Vinnick, in town for The Dead of Winter Festival, dropped by. She shared three songs and rocked Light-fingered (James) Crouses's world when she invited him up to play slide with her. Fortunately Jon Stone captured this momentous occasion on video.


Now if only Suzie would be in town for Valentine's Day. 
Whether singing sweet & sentimental or raunchy & hateful...
It would be a love-in for sure :)

XO Margo
Cindy LOVES to have the last word! So I am going to send a BIG LOVE-erly THANK YOU out to FAB singer songwriter, Vince Morash, for hosting that night!  WTF is always full of wonderful surprises - great guest hosts, new performers, talented regulars, supportive audiences, and Mike, the folkiest coffee shop owner ever...WOW! .... the nights at WTF just keep getting better and better! CHEERS! to everyone who helps make WTF the best folk venue in town!

XO Cindy
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 6:45 and goes until 9:00ish. As always... admission is by free-will donation towards the Society's work.
Normal or abnormal hosts: Margo Carruthers and Cindy Campbell-Stone.