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The Arts

The Second Coming of Joella Foulds

Posted on Oct 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Last night I heard Joella Foulds sing at the Celtic Colours concert in Port Hawkesbury. She’s a splendid pianist, and she has a rich, powerful voice. In addition, she’s a fine songwriter, which I hadn’t known. She’s spent the last 22 years off the stage, working in arts administration, notably in shaping the Celtic Colours Festival itself,...

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Pete Seeger: Farewell to a Giant

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 | 0 comments

Pete Seeger died Monday, January 27, 2014. This is a newspaper column I wrote about him in 2001. SINGIN’ OUT FREEDOM In June, 1969, I was rattling away at my old Remington manual typewriter when my five-year-old daughter Leslie wandered into my workroom.  “What are you doing?” she asked.  “I’m writing a letter to Pete Seeger,” I said. I was hoping that...

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Robert Bateman!

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 | 1 comment

Our Green Interview with Robert Bateman has just been posted – more than an hour of reflection on art, education, wildlife, the shaping of consciousness in young people, and appreciation for the natural world. Bateman is among the world’s foremost interpreters of nature through the medium of visual art – and, because of his many books and his...

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