Natalie MacMaster named to Order of Nova Scotia

A frequent performer in Pictou County has been nominated to receive the Order of Nova Scotia. Inverness County native Natalie MacMaster is among the six Nova Scotians who will have their contributions honoured. Lieutenant-Governor Arthur J. LeBlanc, Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, made the announcement on Monday. “On behalf of the Queen and...

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Wintersleep wins Album of the Year at ECMAs

Wintersleep, Tim Baker, Neon Dreams, Natalie MacMaster, Eastern Owl, and Jacobus are among the winners of the 2020 East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs). Hosted by Mary Walsh, the 2020 East Coast Music Awards Show presented by TD featured performances from a number of artists, including Wintersleep which features drummer Loel Campbell. Throughout the broadcast, the...

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Gunning, Cormier, Wintersleep get ECMA nods

There will be a Pictou County connection to the East Coast Music Awards this year. Wintersleep has been nominated for seven ECMAs, followed by Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier. The lsit was unveiled this morning in St. John’s, NL. Here are the categories and nominees: Album of the Year Neon Dreams – Sweet Dreams Till Sunbeams (Producer:...

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Curtain falls on 30-year career

Darlene MacDonald helped to raise the curtain on worldwide entertainment for Pictou County. She is a virtual walking encyclopedia when it comes to who’s entertained at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. And she should be. She spent 30 years as its general manager. Recently retired, MacDonald has been witness to a lot of changes over...

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Artist makes broad strokes

It’s a far cry from the crayons and colouring books of her youth, but today Nancy MacDonald’s colouring has broader appeal. MacDonald, originally from Trenton, is the marketing director at MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc. in Lunenburg and she is responsible for getting the word out about all of the publisher’s products, including Colour Nova Scotia,...

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MacMaster returns for special show at deCoste

PICTOU – Natalie MacMaster has become synonymous with fiddling music in the Maritimes. The young prodigy was performing on the deCoste Centre stage in her teens, touring throughout North America and continues to perform 100 shows per year throughout the US and Canada. That may not seem like a lot but add to that six...

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