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cornucopia1 thumb .jpgCome to the X for a cornucopia for delights starting with the myth-making of Sean Virgo and finishing with the Healing Hearts of Laurie Lynn Muirhead, with the music of Ray Bell and Tahnis Cunningham tucked in between.


Sean%20virgo.jpgSean Virgo was born in Malta, and grew up in South Africa, Malaya, Ireland and the U.K. He immigrated to Canada in 1966 and became a citizen 1972. He has lived on the Queen Charlotte Islands, Newfoundland, various Gulf Islands, the Bruce Peninsula and--for the last few years--in Southwest Saskatchewan. His first publications were poetry, and while he still sometimes performs as a poet, he is better known for his short fiction: White Lies, Wormwood, Waking in Eden, A Traveller Came By, and a novel, Selakhi. A new collection of stories, Begging Questions, was published in the Fall of 2006.

"It's a joy to see a fiction writer deploying his imaginative powers to the full in an age when-given the dominance of fact-the imagination itself is under suspicion." Patricia Robertson, National Post, January 2007.

Guitarist, composer, producer and guitar instructor, Ray Bell is best-known for his impressive flat picking and finger picking styles.

Tahnis started performing with her family as the Cunningham Family Band touring Canada and Europe. She has also played in Celtic Punk and Bluegrass bands. Tahnis's vocals are warm and intimate covering a variety of styles.

Both Ray and Tahnis are instructors at Regina's Music in the House. They have performed at the Regina and Moose Jaw Casinos, the Ananda Arthouse music series in Forget, SK, and were featured on the CBC Living Room Sessions.

Laurie Lynn Muirhead is an emerging poet--and her son is just fine now.


Find out about the CBC great Canadian song quest here. And listen to Jason Plumb sing the song again,here.