Look how handy he is. You know what Red Green always said, ‘If the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy’. Lucky for this one he is both handsome and now we find out, also…Read more
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Community Strong’; a series presented locally by The Strange Valentines (contemporary folk duo).
Focusing on the incredible strength, resilience, and cultural relevance of our Nova Scotia communities, and featuring some of the beautiful community halls dotting rural countrysides across the province that have been pillars throughout our history, each episode affords a taste of local history and culture, followed by a song played in the empty hall by The Strange Valentines.
Each episode begins with an interview considering the past, present, and future roles of the community hall with a local representative who is knowledgeable with the building and history, and concludes with a song played to the empty hall. The goal is to expose these amazing communities and halls, highlighting their history and present role for people who may not have known, and providing hope and encouraging thoughts for the future. Possibly even more relevant in COVID times, as more people find themselves working from home, considering more rural locations to live, the community halls may become busier and more relevant than ever. Our communities are where we started, possibly where we might find ourselves again.
[The community hall is as important to the dissemination and teaching of country music traditions in the Maritimes as the conservatory system is for classical music….The community hall still serves both the apprentice system and the sense of belonging.] Virginia Beaton & Stephen Pedersen, Maritime Music Greats, Nimbus Publishing, 1992