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The Grapevine Questionnaire: Raine Hamilton

The Grapevine Questionnaire: Raine Hamilton By Susan Wedlock Raine Hamilton will play at the Evergreen Theatre in Margaretsville, NS on Sept 17. For ticket information visit evergreentheatre.ca You are a singer and violinist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Is that where you started out? I got my start in Winnipeg, yes. It is a musical and welcoming place for artists. I’m lucky this is my home. It is also flat, and that has done a lot to shape my understanding of physics. What genre would you say your work fits into best? Acoustic folk, singer-songwriter. How is your personality reflected in…
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Library Notes

Library Notes By Angela J. Reynolds, Community Engagement Coordinator, Annapolis Valley Regional Library As we gear up for Fall storytime season, music comes to mind. After all, what would storytime be without music? Of course we share lots of books at storytime, but we also love our songs and rhymes. We know that kids love music, that we humans enjoy a good sing-along. We start with the babies — Windsor and Wolfville offer Babies & Books storytimes, and in Berwick, storytime starts with toddlers. Tuesdays in Wolfville means Book in the Nook, with stories and songs, often with Troubador Lisa playing…
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The Grapevine Questionnaire: The Door You Came In

By Susan Wedlock Author David Macfarlane and musician Douglas Cameron have created an extraordinary performance of spoken word and music based on Macfarlane’s 2001 historical memoir *The Danger Tree*. The title of this performance piece is “The Door You Came In: Songs and Stories From The Danger Tree” and it plays at The Evergreen Theatre in Margaretsville, July 22. More info: evergreentheatre.ca* Susan: David, why did you originally write *The Danger Tree*? What did you want readers to learn from it? David: When I was a boy our family went to Newfoundland for our summer holidays because that’s where my…
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Grapevine Questionnaire: Gabrielle Papillon

by Susan Wedlock Hailed as “one of the finest new songwriters in Canada” (Tom Power, CBC), singer-songwriter Gabrielle Papillon sings stories real and imagined. Her latest album was voted 2015 Music Nova Scotia Awards’ Recording of the Year. Gabrielle recently played at the Evergreen Theatre in Margaretsville. What are you most proud of? That’s a tricky one, actually. Personally, there are two moments I can think of offhand which make me proud. The first is the moment my thesis advisor came out of the room, minutes after the panel deliberated, to tell me my Master’s thesis (in American History) had…
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