Cookie Concert: Clary Croft
Musique Royale presents a Cookie Concert
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2 pm
at the Lunenburg School of the Arts with Clary Croft
Musique Royale invites you to join us for the afternoon for Nova Scotia songs and folklore with Clary Croft.
The concert will showcase Nova Scotia’s rich and diverse folk song heritage. Songs of love, sorrow, humour, and wit abound from the collection of famed folklorist Dr. Helen Creighton. Clary Croft will explore these songs from the Mi’kmaq, Acadian, Anglo, Celtic, German and African Nova Scotian repertoires.
Clary Croft is a performer, author, folklore researcher, recording artist, and producer. The Encyclopaedia of Music in Canada has recognized Clary’s contribution to Maritime folklore studies and his ongoing research into the traditional music of the Maritime Provinces. He is best known for his continuing work with the collection of his late mentor, Dr. Helen Creighton, the Nova Scotian-born, internationally renowned Canadian folklore pioneer. In addition to working with Dr. Creighton for the last fifteen years of her life, Clary was also responsible for cataloguing her collection at the Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management. The Halifax Mail Star calls him, “the acknowledged master of one of the richest repertoires in Canada.”
Cookie Concerts – combining originality, fun and engaging musical and artistic presentations – are designed for the whole family to enjoy. Admission to the performance is $5 at the door (4 years and under free). Admission also includes a time to socialize with artists and friends as you enjoy the unique atmosphere in one of Lunenburg’s newest artistic spaces at 6 Prince Street, Lunenburg…. and a freshly baked cookie! Advance reservations can also be made by calling the Musique Royale Box Office at 902-634-9994.
Musique Royale gratefully acknowledges the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, Arts Nova Scotia, the Lunenburg School of the Arts, Peggy Corkum – major season benefactor, the Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation, the Craig Foundation, anonymous contributors, corporate and individual sponsors, committed volunteers and all patrons for their kind and generous support of Musique Royale.