Our Annual Picnic 2017

 

 

 

 

John Duckworth and Anne Fouillard

 

invite you and all your family, friends and pets to

 

OUR 11th ALMOST ANNUAL JAZZ PICNIC

AND HAT SHOW

 

AT THE DUCKWORTH REAL ESTATE BARN

963 KINGBURG ROAD

KINGSBURG, NOVA SCOTIA

 

 ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 2017

Any time after 5 P.M. ‘till the end 

 

 

BRING PICNIC AND BLANKET AND DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

 

BARBECUES, DISHWARE AND CUTLERY WILL BE PROVIDED

 

DON’T FORGET YOUR HAT

 

  MUSIC BY THE SMOKE’N MIRRORS QUARTET   

Call 766-4670 if you need more info

 

Kingsburg Summer Concert Series 2017

 

Duckworth Real Estate hosts an annual Summer Musical Series in The Barn. Every year, the roster is different.  We try to cater to the various tastes of people of the South Shore.  Our pool of talent is primarily from Atlantic Canada, and largely Nova Scotian.  Sometimes we venture out and bring in people like Mary Barry (http://marybarry.ca) from Newfoundland.  

This 2017 summer's line-up is exciting.   

Here are tidbits on each of the performing Acts in order of performance

Book your tickets early as these concerts are usually sold out!

All tickets are $20.00

 

Erin Costelo on Sunday, July 9th at 7:30 pm

 

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Erin Costelo is an artist who is mining the truth - through writing, arranging, producing and masterful live performance. With a voice unlike any other in Canada she has the ability to successfully float between genres and stages, her unwavering vision continuously offering the best sound and voice to a feeling, idea or story. With songs that sound like they were written by your heroes, she’s had the opportunity to open for heroes like Mavis Staples, Dr. John and Bettye Lavette and has recently performed with Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Band. 

Her latest, self-produced album Down Below, the Status Quo is nominated for 4 ECMAs including  Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year and is a magical, moonlight-soaked reverie, filled with drama and intensity; in one moment a defiant cry and in the next a desperate whisper.  It has been described as "embodying the spirit of Nina Simone" and "conjuring the ghost of Donny Hathaway".

 

To hear some of Erin's music - click on the following URLs:

https://youtu.be/AUEmzrES1uY

https://youtu.be/A9_J2Evi69Y

https://youtu.be/PYy5nVK3I7Y

 

To hold your seat, reserve now!  Call Anne at 902-766-0104

afouillard@eastlink.ca

 

Ariana Nasr and Curtis Thorpe on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Who impersonates both Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel will entertain you this summer with jazz standards and some not so standards including some of her special choices.

Ariana Nasr and Curtis Thorpe will present a musical feast of jazz, funk and soul featuring Ariana's versatile singing and saxophone playing accompanied by Curtis' percussive guitar and harmonica.  Expect to hear jazz songs from greats such as Nina Simone, Cole Porter and Etta James, some of Dave Brubeck's best-loved numbers as well as hits from the likes of James Brown, Prince and Stevie Wonder.  In addition, Ariana will include a couple of numbers from her Édith Piaf show by special request! 

Curtis plays guitar and harmonica and  a crazy African percussion instrument called Asalato for special effect.  Ariana also plays accordion especially for world music.    So expect a variety of genres and soulful music!

Here is a sample of their music.

Take Five: https://youtu.be/dyGtkgF94ZQ
At Last: https://youtu.be/hBcPK11pknM
For Once in My Life: https://youtu.be/kLno5W8Agdw
La vie en rose: https://youtu.be/Zajz8Tk5IIc

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Here's what people are saying about Ariana's concerts:

“I am passionate about Ariana Nasr's amazing voice and genuine and riveting stage presence. Her show is masterful and moving. ”  - Cathy Jones (This Hour has 22 Minutes)

“…knocked my socks off. The audience loved her. Highly recommended” — Geoff Keymer (Manager of King’s Theatre, Annapolis Royal NS)

“So, so good and almost inexpressibly cool.” — Mike Campbell (Owner of The Carleton, Halifax NS)

Visit Ariana's website  http://www.ariananasr.com

To hold your seat, reserve now!  Call Anne at 902-766-0104

afouillard@eastlink.ca

 

Mike Cowie and Trio on August 17th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

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Cowie is a vocalist and trumpet player with a unique style and sound that gets deep into a song and makes it his own. Gerry Carruthers has been playing piano with Mike for 25 years and the musical chemistry and understated fireworks between the two musicians is at the core of the group's sound. Upright Bassist Ronald J Hynes is a young phenom of 24 years of age who has already toured with Jimmy Rankin, George Canyon, and Ben Kaplan as well and being a regular member of Paul Lamb's popular band Wreckhouse and The Monday Night Jazz at the Shoe Shop group.

The music will feature original arrangements of classic rock and R&B tunes, American songbook standards and New Orleans roots that take a creative leap bringing out new interpretations from well known songs. The selections chosen in real time during the concert will draw from over 400 songs written by Sting, The Rolling Stones and Beatles, Prince, Leonard Cohn, Johnny Cash, The BeeGees, The Gershwins, Rogers and Hart and many more.

 

Mike Cowie's Vibe trio is going into his 4th year of Fridays and Saturdays at The Press Gang and 2nd year of Sundays at Morris East in Bedford.

 

To hold your seat, reserve now!  Call Anne at 902-766-0104

afouillard@eastlink.ca

Tickets are $20.00 per person.

 


 

Lecture Series with Professor Sean Kennedy

 

As a new permanent resident to Kingsburg, we are lucky to host a series of talks by Sean Kennedy.  Sean is a Professor of English with a specialisation in modern Irish literature and culture. He has published widely on the work of Samuel Beckett in Irish contexts, is the founder of the binennial Queering Ireland conference organisation (2009-present), and is interested in psychoanalysis, queer studies and feminisms. His latest project, ‘Ireland and the Erotics of Austerity’, is a psychoanalytic study of the discourses of austerity in an Irish context.  He is certain not to disappoint.

Poetry and Psychoanalysis:

Three Lectures

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

1: A queer bird?: Gerard Manley Hopkins’ ‘The Windhover’

What is queer theory? What does it mean to ‘queer’ a text? This lecture will begin to answer these questions by way of a close, orgasmic reading of Hopkins’ classic poem, ‘The Windhover’.

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

2: Why Narcissus must die: Ted Hughes’ ‘Echo and Narcissus’ in the Age of Trump

What is narcissism, and who ‘suffers’ from it? This lecture will address these questions by reading Ted Hughes’ poem in the light of psychoanalytic theory.

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 7:30 pm

3: The dead mother: a reparative reading of Paula Meehan’s ‘The Pattern’

What is reparation? How might poetry address itself to the reparation of human bonds? This lecture will seek to answer these questions in the light of Paula Meehan’s extraordinary poem, ‘The Pattern’.

 

All are welcome.

 

Free of charge.