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Blog: August 2011 Archives

Michael Anthony's
Lucy MacNeil & Susan MacLean

lucy macneil.jpgTwo-Hundred Eighty-two notes.

That's how many Lucy MacNeil put to paper when she composed a tune for fiddler Michael Anthony MacLean.

Those 282 notes will bring the people who want to learn more about the island's celtic arts and their studies closer together.

It's part of a major study by the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society, and it's called the Treasures of Youth Fund.

It's a fundraiser AND and awareness raiser and it's what we're talking about this weekend at the Sunday concert of the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association.

Lucy MacNeil & Susan MacLean.mp3

Eric Angus Whyte

ericanguswhyte.jpgMusician Eric Angus Whyte has been out of the Country for a while, living in Ireland.

He came home for a summer vacation and dropped by the studio to share his good news.

Philip Glass

Thumbnail image for PhillipGlass.jpgPhilip Glass has lived in Cape Breton for the summer for more than 40 years, but last Friday night, he played his first ever concert on the Island.  Philip Glass is regarded as  the most influential composer of our generation.  He has received three academy Award Nominations for the work he has done in film, his work has been staged  on every continent in  the world.

And on Friday night, he himself performed, in front of an audience of about 40 people,  for the first time ever in Cape Breton at the Normaway Inn in Margaree.

This was a concert fiddler Ashley MacIsaac arranged as a fundraiser for a group that wants to do more research into the Gulf of St Lawrence.

After the concert...we had a chance to speak with Mr Glass.

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