"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Interview about Elizabeth Bishop Legacy Recording campaign on CTV Morning Live!

This morning (9 August 2012), Suzie LeBlanc and I were interviewed by Heidi Petrack on CTV Morning Live (Atlantic) – http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/ctv-morning-live-1.687875 – about the Elizabeth Bishop Legacy Recording project. It was a great opportunity to spread the word about the fundraising campaign – see the campaign website at www.eb100legacyrecording.blogspot.ca. We are hoping to be able to link to or post a video of this interview at some point – we’re working on it. Stay tuned! Heidi was incredibly supportive of the Elizabeth Bishop Centenary celebrations in 2011, and we are grateful for her continued interest in the EB100 legacy. Thanks, Heidi!

Just over a week after we launched the campaign, we have reached 10% of our goal – that is $6,000. Thanks to all the people who have already contributed, helping us get the momentum going. As I mentioned in my last post, we will be putting up an HONOUR ROLL page next week, one way we can publicly thank everyone who has contributed and will contribute. We also have some fun video to post over the next few weeks. Our dear blog master, John Barnstead, has had a well-earned break this week (even so, he has managed to post a few “Todays in Bishop.”

Suzie and her fabulous team of musicians are doing another recording session next week here in Halifax, at lovely St. David’s Church (http://saintdavids.ca/). Their session in June recorded the John Plant songs. This session will record the Christos Hatzis songs. There will be a third session in September to record the Alasdair MacLean and Emily Doolittle songs. Not only is the fund-raising campaign gaining steam, but the recordings are happening – tremendously exciting to have this project manifesting.

We still need your support – the campaign will continue through August and September and we will be posting updates and other information. Keep watch on this blog and also check out the EB100 Legacy Recording blog (www.eb100legacyrecording.blogspot.ca) – it is there that you can learn about our progress and all about the “Perks” we’ve collected as thank yous for your contributions! Check them out!

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