Celtic folksters The Cottars’ new album Feast was chosen as a “Pick of the Week” on wnyc.org last week. New York’s WNYC is America’s most listened-to public radio station reaching over one million listeners each week.
Local artist and musician Elizabeth Patterson brought the news of Breton Books’ 100th publication to the readers of the Chronicle Herald.
Ashley MacIssac has been winning rave reviews for his performance during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games last week and is praised in this story from the Vancouver Sun for his incendiary slot the next night at the Atlantic Canada Kitchen Party on Granville Island.
Darren Stevens, a guidance counsellor at the Eskasoni High School has headed to the Vancouver Olympics to do hockey commentary in Mi’kmaq for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
The Easy Bleeders’ song “Time to Breathe” reached #4 on the East Coast Countdown Charts this week, making the top ten after being chosen by listeners from a field of over 120 current tracks from maritime musicians.
Matt Minglewood band is heading for Alberta for 5 shows in Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray beginning February 26th and ending the 6th of March.
The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design is seeking nominations for its annual Awards for Craft. The awards are the principle form of recognition for leadership and excellence within the craft sector on Cape Breton Island and are given annually during the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design annual general meeting. Deadline for nominations is March 15th.
Frank MacDonald, author of the critically acclaimed Forest for Calum and longtime publisher of the Inverness Oran, will be featured on CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter on the program’s two weekly airings February 22 and 27. CBC personality Shelagh Rogers recorded the interview with Inverness native Frank Macdonald last fall. The Next Chapter airs Mondays 1-2 p.m. and Saturdays 4-5 p.m. on CBC Radio One or you can grab the podcast here.