Nova Scotia

Bearly's plays 8 hours of blues for Miss Ally victims

A large crowd gathered to listen to eight hours of blues at a bar in Halifax on Sunday to raise money for the families of five Woods Harbour fishermen who died in February when their boat overturned.

A large crowd gathered to listen to eight hours of blues at a bar in Halifax on Sunday to raise money for the families of five Woods Harbour fishermen who died in February when their boat overturned.

Several local Halifax musicians took the stage at Bearly's House Of Blues on Barrington Street.

"When something like that happens on that scale it affects everybody," said artist Mark Green.

"Everyone feels for the families and it affects the community in general. So it's just a good cause and we wanted to help support it and help out."

Katlin Nickerson, Billy Jack Hatfield, Joel Hopkins, Steven Cole Nickerson and Tyson Townsend died when their vessel the Miss Ally overturned.

Their bodies were not recovered.

An event in Yarmouth raised nearly $5,000 for their families last week.

Green said he believes they will match that number.

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