Stephen Muise is a music educator, choir director, band leader, technical director and freelance touring piano player. He’s one seriously talented, busy guy! I found out first hand a few years ago why he in such demand. We were mounting a Cape Breton Summertime Revue reunion and Stephen agreed to join us.
Tha Mìos na Gàidhlig a' tighinn dlùth ann an Alba Nuaidh. 'S e sin mìos 'nuair a nìthear greadhnachas ann an iomadh dòigh air sgàth na Gàidhlig, staid na Gàidhlig mar a tha e an diugh agus a h-uile h-oidhirp a chaidh a dheanamh air a son ré nam bliadhnaichean.
The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is a regional collaboration of people in the music industry of Atlantic Canada. It is best known to the public for the series of awards handed out at the annual celebration that travels around Eastern Canada. It is interesting to note that Cape Breton has equal status with the four Atlantic Provinces as a separate region under the ECMA umbrella and the event has taken place here four times.
Hearts are heavy today in Cape Breton and beyond with the passing of Cape Breton’s first lady of song, Rita MacNeil. Rita died last evening (April 16th, 2013) from complications following surgery, at the age of 68.
Le cuideachd Oifis Iomairtean na Gàidhlig, bidh Bebh Brett a' deasachadh dealbhan-cluich' a bhios ri 'n nochdadh a 's t-samhradh 'sa tighinn ann an Alba Nuaidh. Tha mi a' coimhead air adhart ri 'm faicinn o 'n a tha làn fhios agam cho teòma 's a tha Bebh air an obair sin.
'Nuair a thig an samhradh thig daoine gu Ceap Breatainn á iomadh àite, luchd ionnsachadh na Gàidhlig agus luchd ionnsaichte 'sa Ghàidhlig nam measg. Innsidh mi dhuibh beagan mu dheidhinn dithis aca, agus té eile ás an Eilean Cheap Breatainn fhéin.
Tonight, I was watching an episode of CBC’s George Strombolopolous show that featured Newfoundland sayings and was quite entertained. It got me thinking about our unique Cape Breton sayings and their origins.
I remember a few years back when my Dad bought a Cape Breton expressions t-shirt for my Mom for Christmas. It was filled with expressions that we Cape Bretoners use everyday and became the subject of a conversation about our favourite Cape Breton expressions including:
In my previous blog, I introduced you to Cape Breton sideman supreme, Al Bennett. Today I want to introduce you to another Cape Breton go to musician, Aaron Lewis. Al and Aaron are kind of like Cape Breton musical Ghost Busters in that regard. “Who ya gonna call?”