** The Halifax-based band, DICEY RILEY, has jus finished recording its most recent CD.
** The Halifax-based band, PAPILIO, have begun recording their debut CD at Studio C, with Glenn Coolen.
** The Tattoo has received a number of queries from individuals about playing pipes or drums in the Tattoo.If you are interested
you can find information about the Pipes & Drums posted on the Tattoo's Website: www.nstattoo.ca
You have to click on the area titled "Call for Pipers and Drummers" to see the details and instructions.
** NEW DANCE SCHOOL: A new dance school has opened up in Halifax....Diaga Irish Dance: a school of traditional Irish dancing.
Their vision is to build a grass-roots community of dancers and their families who are interested in connecting with the rich
Celtic heritage of the Maritime provinces. Classes take place at the historic St. George's Anglican Round Church hall. The
entrance for the St George's Anglican Church hall is located on Maitland Street just off Brunswick Street.
See www.diaga.ca for details.
** VIRTUAL MUSEUM FEATURING NOVA SCOTIAN BAGPIPES ...... Barry Shears is a respected piper & expert on the history of traditional
piping in Nova Scotia. He has recently launched an online museum which features photos of early bagpipes brought to, or made
in, Nova Scotia in the 18th & 19th centuries. Follow this link to his site: http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/caper/pages/museum.htm
** CELTIC MUSIC CLIPS. COM ...... A new website has been launched from Halifax called "Celtic Music Clips". The goal of this
website is to gather interesting Celtic music from some of the top and / or up-and-coming musicians around the world. It was
started as a passion project by Ian MacMillan, of KORVUS Sound Explorations Inc. . Its first Celtic music podcast will be
broadcast soon. Check it out at the link above: www.celticmusicclips.com
** NEW CD -"DECADE" ...... Wizard of string-things, Darren McMullen has released a wonderful debut solo CD called, "DECADE".
Darren plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, octave mandolin, bouzouki, basses & whistles. Check it out at: www.darrenmcmullen.com.
** THE NEW TUNE SOCIETY ...... The band, "THE NEW TUNE SOCIETY" (formerly know as "TUIG") has recorded 6 tracks for their
debut CD at The Sonic Temple in Halifax, and Studio C in Dartmouth. Their debut CD, will be released in 2011. The New Tune
Society is: Patricia Murray, Glenn Coolen, Seph Peters, & Colin Carrigan.
** CELTIC MUSIC WORKSHOPS, HALIFAX ...... Due to the success of the first 8 Workshops, New Tune Productions & KORVUS Sound
Explorations Inc. will be hosting "THE 9th HALIFAX CELTIC MUSIC WORKSHOP" in conjunction with the "RE-JIGGED" Festival, October
21 & 22nd, 2011. Please click on the WORKSHOP link (to the left.).
** THE METRO PIPER'S CLUB, DARTMOUTH; The "Pipers Club" 2011 winter season has begun. The intent of this series is to have
a featured performer each night, possibly other presentations, and then leave the floor open for some 'ceilidh' playing....any
instrument welcome. There is a bar as well.
>> Location: The Christ Church Hall, 61 Dundas Street -off Ochterloney St., in downtown Dartmouth.
>> Admission: $5.00 for adults/ $3.00 for students (free admission if you bring an instrument to play for the ceilidh portion
of evening.) Children under 10 free.
>> Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m., for meet and greet.
>> Next Dates :
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Saturday, March 12
Saturday, April 2
>> Phone: 452-7473 (PIPE) for further information.
** MacCrimmon's Revenge's newly-released CD "ECSTASY" was nominated for an East Coast Music Award; in the category of "Best
Instrumental Recording". ECSTASY is available by visiting itunes or www.cdbaby.com online. The band has begun recording its
** SCAIP NA CLEITI ...... "Scaip na Cleiti" -the Irish Set Dancing group in Nova Scotia has a webite which is a great resource
for finding out what's going on in the local set dance community!!! : www.setdancingns.com. They have two weekly activities:
a Sunday afternoon dance & music session at the Old Triangle & a Monday evening class.
** THURSDAY NIGHTS!! "Irish Eddie & The Highland GAC": is now a PODCAST via CKDUs website & www.celticmusicclips.com. Halifax's
only Celtic/ World music radio show/internet broadcast can currently be heard Thursday Evenings from 6 to 7pm AST, on CKDU
Radio @ 88.1 FM. Now 22 years in the running! CKDU has just increased its broadcasting power & can now be heard over a much