I grew up in Nova Scotia attending music shows of all kinds, from ceilidhs to raves. I began photographing live shows and that lead to a career in journalism. I worked for The Chronicle Herald, CBC Radio and News 95.7 Radio, as well as freelancing for several other publications. In 2007, I returned to my original love of music and became Communications and Membership Coordinator for Music Nova Scotia. The non-profit organization helps musicians with the business side of music - everything from gigging locally to exporting their music. Music Nova Scotia's biggest event is Nova Scotia Music Week, held every November in select communities around the province. This blog will help keep you informed about music news around Nova Scotia, sourced directly from our members! For more, go to www.musicnovascotia.ca
Downtown Halifax - Barrington Street specifically, used to be my neighbourhood. I left my beautiful two bedroom apartment there to buy my first house - in the north end of Halifax. But the thrill of 'going downtown' is still there whenever I head to the heart of the city.
It's really hard sometimes when you want to see live music, but you don't want to stay up until midnight to hear your favourite band. And where can you take your kids? Well, have no fear - there are plenty of options in Halifax - and beyond. This is not an exhaustive list, but it will certainly get you started!
By way of introduction, Music Nova Scotia is a non-profit resource for musicians, music industry members and music fans. To find out more about what we offer, go to www.musicnovascotia.ca
Nova Scotia has always been a wealth of musical talent. From the early beginnings of Celtic, Acadian and other roots music to the constantly evolving music of today, Nova Scotia continues to celebrate its artists at home and abroad.