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Friday, November 18, 2016

WTF: Ups and Downs

From folk luminary Bob Dylan's winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature to the death of one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries, Leonard Cohen... these last few weeks have seen unparallelled ups and downs in the world of folk music and beyond.

On Friday, November 25th, WTF! acknowldges recent extraordinary world events with the theme of UPS & DOWNS. You can bring songs by Bob or Leonard, of course... any song at all regardless of the theme OR...

... you can choose songs or stories from another artist about the UPS & DOWNS that life visits upon all of us... maybe something with the words UP or DOWN in the title OR...

... bring your own composition... a song or story inspired by your own UPS & DOWNS or the UPS & DOWNS of friends or neighbours. Like Bob and Leonard and the electorate of the USA... none of us are immune to the vagaries of life.

Xo Margo

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WTF! is an artistic outreach program of the Helen Creighton Folklore Society. 
Now in its 7th year, WTF!
 is primarily an acoustic unplugged open-mike session for performers of all ages in the traditional & folk music vein... singers, instrumentalists and storytellers in particular.

Co-hosted by the ever-jovial Cindy Campbell-Stone & Margo Carruthers with occasional guest hosts, WTF!
meets every second and fourth Friday of the month at Spencer House Community Centre, 5596 Morris Street in Halifax where sing-a-longs are known to spontaneously erupt and laughter is always a given. 

Come anytime after 6:30pm. Entertainment starts around 7:00
 and goes until 9:00ish. As always... admission is by free-will donation 
towards the Society's work. All proceeds from the sale of baked goods and beverages from the Spencer House kitchen will go to help support the operation of Spencer House.

Parking is available on site behind the building after 6:00pm, and on some of the neighbouring streets. Avoid areas displaying Permit Parking signs.