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

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A delightful flashback to a wonderful time in Great Village

It is hard to believe that EB100 is now over a year past. The memories are still vivid and the impact is still being felt in Nova Scotia – and we’ll keep posting things about how the latter will manifest this year and in the years to come. The other day I received this delightful photograph from Rosalee Peppard (http://www.rosalee.ca/).

Rosalee Peppard and April Sharpe, Great Village, August 2011

Rosalee graced the Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Arts Festival, which took place in Great Village in August 2011, with her music and songs, including a wonderful tribute song that she wrote for Bishop’s 100th birthday. (She recorded this song on her cd VOICES – check out her website above to find out how you can get a copy of the cd.) The young lady with her is April Sharpe, of Great Village. April spent a good part of the Arts Festival at the Elizabeth Bishop House being “Little Miss Elizabeth Bishop.” She did a wonderful job, even playing “Ode to Joy” on the old pump organ in the parlour. She guided the hundreds of visitors around “her” grandparents’ house with knowledgeable enthusiasm. Seeing this image brought back a flood of memories to me. That weekend in Great Village in August 2011 was a magical time. Thank you Rosalee and April for helping to make it so.
Another update: John Scott announces on his Magpie Productions website that his adaptation of “First Death in Nova Scotia” is held over at the Coolidge theatre in Boston. Click this link to read more:

1 comment:

  1. Only just stumbled across your blog and wanted to say, the Sunday Morning 3 AM setting is hauntingly beautiful, thank you for sharing! Will have to browse some more. :)