Celebrations, picnics and boat races in 1955 …

During past years, different communities around this area would host grand celebration each year. Some places that I recall these happenings being held were at Pictou Landing, Cape John and yes Pictou Island. These events usually drew thousands of people from various places much like the Pictou Lobster Carnival does today. Locals from such places...

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Helios in concert at Merigomish United Church

Helios Vocal Ensemble, a five-voice a cappella classical ensemble based in Halifax, is making its first ever visit to Pictou County with its latest concert program, “Madrigal Mystery Tour.” This group of highly trained singers will bring their exceptional blend and artistry to a wide variety of Renaissance music from England, Italy, France and Spain,...

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The Navigators in Pictou Saturday night

From the rocky shores of Newfoundland The Navigators are energetic, unpredictable and unforgettable. Formed in 2000, The Navigators are two baritone lead singers Arthur O’Brien and Fred Jorgensen, complementing and contrasting each other in ways that create fluid dynamic performances of originals and traditional material also sharing acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle, tin whistles and...

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Join in the fun of Pop Classics with 70s theme

NEW GLASGOW – Pictou County Pop Classics wants the crowd to join the show. The cast and crew are inviting ticket holders to dress the part in their favorite 70s outfits to help celebrate the era being paid tribute to by the Pictou County Pop Classics! There will be a photo booth for people to...

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Young county singers in support of Fort McMurray

STELLARTON – “That’s What Friends are For – Children for Fort McMurray” is a concert scheduled for 7 p.m. on June 18 at Sharon St. John United Church in Stellarton. The concert is in support of the Red Cross for Alberta Fires Appeal. Masterminded by two of Pictou County’s leading voice and choral teachers, Ann...

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