Hear the story behind the song …

When Bruce Guthro comes to town it’s almost like he’s coming home. Although he was born and raised in Cape Breton and has been calling Halifax home for the past two decades, Guthro holds a special place in the hearts of Pictou County residents. If for no other reason than his song Ivey’s Wall, which...

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Friends of the Northumberland Strait benefiting from CD featuring Atlantic Canadian artists

Dave Gunning says he “can’t wait to hear the whole thing.” He is referring to a CD in which one of his songs are featured — as are songs by other ‘who’s whos’ of the Atlantic Canadian music scene — all of whom have donated a track. The project is a fundraiser for Friends of...

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Suzanne Vega, Donovan Woods, Jeremy Dutcher to headline Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso

CANSO – The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Canada’s Songwriter Festival, is excited to announce its 2019 headliners: Suzanne Vega, Donovan Woods and Jeremy Dutcher, at its 23rd event in Canso from July 25 to July 28. Known internationally for songs like “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner,”  Vega has pushed the boundaries of folk music throughout her 30-year career. Sarnia-born Donovan Woods is a contemporary...

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Guthro’s back at deCoste

Bruce Guthro has made a career out of entertaining others with his song writing, singing and playing musical instruments. Yet he’s managed to help promote not only his music, but the music of other very talented East Coast musicians with his increasingly popular Songwriter’s Circles. The deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou is becoming one...

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Storytellers and their songs hosted by Guthro at deCoste

It’s no secret that East Coast musicians are known for their famous storytelling songs of all genres. It is this story and inspiration that makes events like Bruce Guthro’s Songwriters Circle so magical for the audience. During a normal show on stage, Guthro might share a little bit about his songs but what he likes...

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Songwriters Circle at deCoste to feature Bruce Guthro, friends

(EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS STORY IS BeING RE-POSTED FROM AN EARLIER VERSION DUE TO AN IN INCORRECT DATE.) PICTOU – Bruce Guthro has been hosting iconic and talented musicians at his songwriter circles for a dozen years, even hosting a nationally televised CBC series. On Tuesday, July 3 he will invite audience members into the intimate...

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