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The legacy of Nina Cohen and the Centennial Celebrations

Meaghan Beaton grew up on Rigby Road in Sydney. She recently finished her PhD in Canadian Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Her work explored how the country's centennial celebrations shaped Nova Scotia's history through the state's development and implementation of cultural policy.

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Appalachia's folk music traditions
Fiddler, Bruce Molsky and percussive dancer, Nic Gareiss


Wendy learns the traditions of Appalachia from two of the world's experts at Celtic Colours 2011.

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The Celtic Blues
John Campbelljohn


He's a Cape Bretoner, but he's been cut from a plaid of a very different color.

Join Wendy as she explores the hues, pigments and tones of John Campbelljohn.

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Taylor Burton

TaylorBurton.jpgTaylor Burton is a 18 year old singer/songwriter from Sydney Nova Scotia. He was the winner of the regional library's songwriters competition, and the 2nd place winner of the Next Big Thing Talent Search back in May of 2010. He recorded his first single "Let's Talk About Now" with ECMA winning engineer Jamie Foulds. The song was chosen as a producers pick on the East Coast Countdown, and appeared on 94.9 The Cape's Best Songs of 2010 List. He is currently working with a small band that features; Fiddler Erica MacNeil, and Percussionist Dylan Krszwda.
On November 15th Taylor is hosting his debut concert to raise funds to produce his first studio album to be released in 2012.

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