Sherbrooke to Host Songwriters Camp

first_imgCalling all songwriters — Sherbrooke Village wil host the inaugural Sherbrooke Now Songwriters Camp, from Monday, July 2, to Thursday, July 5. The camp is being produced in partnership with the Stan Rogers Folk Festival and will feature Maritime writers Dave Carroll, Rose Cousins and Clary Croft along with Jason Wilber from the mid-western U.S. Mr. Carroll and Mr. Wilber are featured artists at Stanfest this year and Ms. Cousins performed a last year’s Stanfest. “Troy Greencorn and Stanfest have been great friends of Sherbrooke Village over the years,” said George Brothers, acting director of the museum. “Since it is our community that Stan Rogers was referring to when he wrote Barretts Privateers we thought it only fitting to give more people a reason to wish they were in Sherbrooke — and this camp should certainly make songwriters want to do just that.” Clary Croft is a name commonly associated with the Lunenburg Folk Festival, but his ties to Sherbrooke are strong, in fact Mr. Croft was once a strolling minstrel in the historic village and also plied the weaver’s trade. Mr. Croft’s remarkable command of Nova Scotia Folklore made him a natural addition to the lineup of the Sherbrooke Now Songwriter’s camp. “We’re very excited to welcome Clary back to Sherbrooke,” said Lynn Hayne, program administrator at Sherbrooke Village, and the person responsible for the logistics of the camp. “Clary is part of our extended musical family and I know he’ll not only be right at home, but will make others feel at home as well.” “We’ve been hosting guests here on learning vacations for many years so the move to a musical learning vacation is not that big a shift,” said Ms. Hayne. “Sherbrooke is a very special place and we know our staff and student writers will all benefit from their time spent with us. We’re pretty confident they’ll leave here singing I wish I was in Sherbrooke Now.” For information or to register, contact Lynn Hayne at 1-888-743-7845 or e-mail haynelm@gov.ns.ca .last_img

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