Opening ceremonies

Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Special Olympics Summer Games was held Tuesday at the Keating Millenium Center at St. Francis Xavier  University in Antigonish with a packed house. Athletes, supporters, officials, dignitaries, volunteers and fans enjoyed the event which showcased Maritime hospitality at its best with guest performances from Charlie A’Court, among others. (Photo by […]

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Celtic Christmas with Ashley MacIsaac & Friends

PICTOU – Celebrate the Christmas season at the deCoste Centre with a musical performance sure to be remembered. One of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time, having sold in excess of 500,000 albums, Ashley MacIsaac brings his Celtic Christmas show to the deCoste to close their Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 19 […]

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Lennie Gallant at the deCoste on Thursday

PICTOU  – Multi-award winning songwriter and 2017 East Coast Music Awards Entertainer of the Year Lennie Gallant tours Searching For Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories this fall and will be at the deCoste on Thursday, October 26 for a 7:30 p.m. showtime. The critically acclaimed production, Searching For Abegweit, stars Gallant presenting his folk-rock-roots […]

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Music & Technology

‘Anatomy of a Recording — Part 1’ session of Music & Technology series with local musician Alex MacNeil (drop-in) March 9 and 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Glasgow Library. This part of the Music & Technology series hopes to help people take their song they’ve written and turn them into a record the DJs are going […]

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Soprano “honoured” to be performing for African Heritage Month

Just old enough to have witnessed the death and subsequent resurrection of vinyl, Measha Brueggergosman never really expected to see her music on a 33rmp LP, and yet, here we are. “People give me records all the time,” she said, “because they assume — I don’t know if I give off, like, retro (vibes) — […]

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McDermott coming back to deCoste stage

With his untamed mane of salt and pepper hair, fondness for plaid jackets and traditional Celtic music, John McDermott may not be the first name one thinks of when they think ‘cool’ but the Irish-rooted, Scottish-born, US Congressional Medal of Honor Society award-winning Canadian tenor is cool. Even in his casual moments around the breakfast […]

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