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Ancestry In Song

Time: November 15, 2008 at 7:30pm
Location: St. Matthews Church
Street: 1479 Barrington Street
City/Town: Halifax, NS, Canada
Website or Map: http://visit: http://www.york…
Event Type: Music, &, Storytelling
Organized By: Clary Croft :
Latest Activity: Nov 8, 2008

Event Description

Concert Announcement: Ancestry in Song

The Canadian Society for Traditional Music/Société Canadienne pour les Traditions Musicales [CSTM/SCTM], will be meeting jointly with the Helen Creighton Folklore Society [HCFS] in Halifax and Dartmouth from November 13 to 16, 2008. The CSTM/SCTM is an organization that brings together scholars and performers. The HCFS is a very active society that supports various folklore-related projects and activities.

For information related to the conference in general, and for registration information, please visit:

One of the feature events of this conference is a concert entitled Ancestry in Song and features traditional and contemporary songs from the six major cultural groups represented by the Helen Creighton collection. The six groups of peoples represented are Mi’kmaq, Acadian, Anglo, African Nova Scotian, Celtic/Gaelic and German.

Performers invited to perform at this concert are: Clary Croft, host and representing the German heritage; Cathy Martin, Mi’kmaq film maker and elder; Cindy Campbell, storyteller and traditional singer with PEI roots; Melanie Ross, educator, performer and specialist in the folk song tradition of the Miramichi region in New Brunswick as collected by Louise Manny; Ron Bourgeois, Acadian singer and award winning song writer; Margo Carruthers, traditional singer and Gaelic recording artist; and Ann Johnson-MacDonald, African Nova Scotian educator and singer. The evening will also feature a young family group from Nova Scotia called Drumlin who have recently released a CD made up entirely of songs from the Creighton collection. The concert will be recorded for CBC radio.

Admission at the door - $15.00.

Just a reminder that the evening of the concert is also Halifax’s Parade of Lights in the downtown core. You may decide to take in the parade and then join us for a wonderful evening of Canadian folk music.

For additional information, contact the Helen Creighton Folklore Society President, Clary Croft at

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