Music at the Market- Pat Spaulding

Pat Spaulding is not your typical East Coast acoustic musician, calling Pictou County his home, he writes most of his songs about life in the county. Over the last few years his passionate performances of his original material have been captivating many crowds at venues all across the province. Pat has appeared at the Pictou Lobster Carnival, has also been featured on East Coast rocks with Bo Presley and recently performed in the sold out performances of the Pictou County Pop Classics 60’s show.

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We are lucky to have Pat join us at the New Glasgow Farmers Market on a regular basis. Pat loves playing with us as much as we love having him.   He says, “From the vendors and the patrons of the market  to all the wonderful smells and all the great local products, people are genuinely happy when they enter the market and I get to be a part of that.” If you haven’t has a chance to listen, grab a snack, pull up a chair and enjoy the music.

Find him at the Market next on July 1st at the Market’s Canada 150 Bash beginning at 9 am!

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Pat Spaulding is an artist you don’t want to miss out on.

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Music at the Market- Tristan Legg

Tristan LeggTristan is a well know musician based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Known for his rich, powerful voice, strong acoustic guitar playing and outgoing personality on stage, he is a captivation act to catch.
Currently living in his home town in the Musquodoboit Valley, Tristan was influenced deeply by the albums his parents had of British & American rock and folk artists.
Steeped in the love of the blues and traditional music, Tristan has developed his own style of playing and writing songs that has a new but familiar feeling to them. Tristan has had the honour & privilege to share and play the stage with many great artists over the past years with such members from the Gig Dogs, McGinty, Evans & Doherty, Bruce Timmins, Fleur Mainville & Dave MacIssac. 

Catch Tristan at the Market from 12pm until 2pm at our Canada 150 bash on July 1st!

 

Come and Visit Us

The smell of spring is in the air. We dream of warm, lazy summer days on the beach and enjoying all the farm fresh bounty that our fields have to offer. The smell of fresh baked breads, unique creations by our talented artisans and cultural culinary delights that tingle the taste buds are plentiful. Local music, laughter and friendship are always in abundance at the Market. Here, everyone is family.

As you plan your Maritime vacation or staycation, be sure to add the New Glasgow Farmers Market to your trip. It’s the perfect start to any weekend! After your trip to the Market, be sure to visit our surrounding communities on the Northumberland Shore to take advantage of the beauty, talent and experiences our region has to offer.

Our farmers, food producers, artisans and musicians are ready to welcome you!

See you at the Market!

 

 

Music at the Market- Niki V

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This week we are excited to welcome yet another very talented musician to the Market!

Niki V is a singer/songwriter from Pictou County. She is a multi-instrumentalist and has been performing at various venues throughout the county for the past few years.

Her passion for performing is obvious and her energy is contagious. She has written several originals, along with performing many of the classics we all know and love. Niki lives for her music, and is grateful to come from such a supportive and caring community.

Find her on facebook: www.facebook.com/nikivmusic

Music at the Market- Regan Keay

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Regan Keay is an 18 year old from New Glasgow and she has been singing since she could talk! You may have seen her at the Market for the past two years, as well as the new Glasgow music festival.

Much of her music career has been spent performing for the residents at Glen Haven Manor. You’ll be seeing Regan and her Guitar this Saturday but while she is at school, you will spot her without her guitar and with her girls from the Caledonia’s (Queen’s University A capella group).

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Music At The Market- Glen Jackson

As we begin our new season, it’s time to bring back our Music at the Market segment!

We are very fortunate to have a very large pool of talented local musicians in our County…and beyond! They come to the Market each week and provide you with live, local music while you eat, shop and visit with your friends and neighbours. They are a very important part of the whole Market experience and a large part of what makes the Market so special and unique.

Every time we welcome a new musician or group to play for us, we like to introduce you to them. Our buskers are not paid, but they come to the Market for the joy of sharing their music and artistry with you. They play open case and often have their music available for purchase, so please don’t be shy to show your appreciation for them.

Now that we have expanded, we are very happy to be able to showcase two fantastic musicians every week!

This week, May 28, 2016 we are happy to have Glen Jackson playing with us.

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Glen Jackson is a singer/songwriter from Pictou, NS.

 Although it had always been within him, it was only when Glen moved to Pictou, Nova Scotia in 2004 that he found his home and true passion in music.  Over the past six years he has been writing and performing including his original material and entertaining crowds near home.

 In April of this year he released Revisionist History, which his debut EP comprised of four songs he wrote and recorded over the course of 2014-15.  You can find Revisionist History on iTunes, cdbaby.com, Spotify, Google Play and more!

Two of the songs found on Revisionist History were entered into CBC’s Searchlight contest in past years, Nothing’s Harder Than Goodbye and Fall.

Grab a bite to eat or a drink and then sit and enjoy the entertainment!  It’s all part of your Saturday morning destination.

 

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Keeping Market Youthful

As you know, the New Glasgow Farmers Market is an incubator for small homegrown businesses. It is where new ideas are born and tested. We love and appreciate our community and we want to foster innovation and promote entrepreneurship and that begins with our kids.

Did you know we offer a table specifically for youth? We have a $15 under 15 program that allows youth to come to Market with items that they have made, baked or grown themselves at a special youth rate. Whether they are growing fruit & vegetables, making food or crafting items…we’d like to give them a start.  It’s a great place for kids to learn how to conduct business and interact with their community.

In order to qualify for the $15 table rate, youth vendors must 15 years or younger and again, the products must be made, baked or grown by the students. Items for sale are subject to approval and applicable regulations, school groups and 4-H groups are also welcome to apply.

To find out more information, qualifications and to see if this might be a fit for you, please contact Kristi at ngfarmmarket@gmail.com

And don’t forget, if you have a school group or community group like 4H that is looking to raise funds, you may also want to check into our Market Kitchen availability.

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‘Twas Weeks Before Christmas- A Farmer’s Market Poem

‘Twas Weeks Before Christmas”
-A Farmer’s Market Poem

‘Twas weeks before Christmas, when all through the town,
Citizens were asking, where are the best gifts around?;
The New Glasgow Farmers Market has gifts made with care,
Items are one of kind, so unique and rare;

The vendors were nestled all snug by their tables,
From jellies to jewelry to authors selling fables;
Woolen slippers from Lismore and MeMaws selling caps,
One of a kind gifts, that would not overlap.

When out of the door there arose such a tune,
With melodies so catchy you couldn’t help croon .
Away to the kitchen, the people ran to eat,
Outside they waited for the friends they would meet.

Pat’s cookies and coffee to take on the go,
“Hey, don’t forget my beer from Uncle Leo’s!”,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
A nice bottle of wine from Petite Riviere!

Lakenman’s Farm, service so friendly and quick,
You just can’t resist eating all their fresh picks.
More rapid than eagles, seasons went and they came,
So happy to see patrons, they were called by their name;

“Now, SHEILA! now, BRENDA! now, AMANDA and SHARON!
On, PAT! on PAUL! on, JOHN and KAREN!
To the back of the dome! to the front of the wall!
Now shop away! shop away! shop away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they met with an obstacle, moved around to the side,
So around the market with precise skills they flew,
Filling reusable bags with local gifts and great food.

At MacD’s Bees they found lots of honey so sweet,
Then they got free range beef at BLM Meats.
Mister Products had sauces and condiments galore,
To go with Little Dorset’s farm fresh turkey and more.

Fresh breads and pies baked by Rita and Rilda,
And a scarf for mom that was Handcrafted by Melissa.
Eat Chapel Cove Chocolate and you’ll never look back
You’ll hide it and hoard it right in your pack!

The customer’s eyes — how they twinkled! They looked so merry!
That would be Ironworks liquor made from fresh berries!
Under the weather or not feeling like you?
Be sure to ask Conny, she’ll know just what to do.

So many talented artists the market does boast,
It’ll definitely be hard to tell which you like most;
Photography by Heather or Art By Dionne,
Maybe a sketch from James Fraser, I could go on and on!.

Big Cove Foods, they have your spice,
No matter which you choose, it’s sure to taste nice!
Too many vendors to mention, there’s not enough space,
So be sure to come meet them and talk face to face.

If you’re at a loss and you can’t give more ties,
Get a Farmers Market Gift certificate, it’s just the right size!
There’s one important thing about which we are vocal,
No matter what you do, strive to always buy local!

Our volunteers they will greet you and continue to work,
You’ll always get a real smile and never a smirk!
We appreciate our shoppers, they’re such a great sight,

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!

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Music at the Market- Al Gallagher

Al Writes mostly easy listening songs and ballads, is not caught up in any genre of musical styles, he loves to listen to and write original songs.

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In the fall of 2004, Al created a song cafe where songwriters were challenged to write a song every week. He was Talent co-coordinator, seminar co-coordinator & VP of the Songwriter’s Association of Nova Scotia from 1998-2002
Al also hosted A Song Circle at Windsor Imperial Theatre Oct.2002 Featured performer at No Smoke Folk, put on by the Harbour Folk Society, March 2002, Appeared on Breakfast Television Nov 2001
Al is currently writing songs and making demo’s in Nashville.Top 3 are demos, currently pitching songs to recording artists.
Al’s Song “I’m a Soldier” written with Ed Oakley, was given honourable mention with special recognition in the 2011 International Songwriting Competition!. Al has recorded his first CD called The Pepperell St.Sessions.

Find out more about Al and take a listen by checking out his website.

Catch him this Saturday, August 29 when he makes a special appearance at the New Glasgow Farmers Market!

Music at the Market- Ferrona

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Ferrona is a musical duo comprised of sisters Lynn and Sandra DeCoste. They are accomplished singers/songwriters who keep their audiences captivated and entertained throughout their performances.

Lynn is the younger of the sisters, who sings the lead vocals and plays piano/keyboards. Studying music at Dalhousie University, Lynn is also an accomplished Piano/Voice teacher. Keeping the tunes moving, Sandra plays a Celtic drum called the bodhran, as well as the shaker, while singing backing vocals. Ferrona’s strong family harmonies blend like no other.

Music is something they’ve been doing together all of their lives and their love of that really shines through. It’s definitely something that runs in the family. Their father, Berkley and his siblings had a family band called “The Surf Siders” back in the seventies. They have an older brother, Scott, who performs regularly around Nova Scotia in various music groups. On occasion, one can catch all three DeCoste siblings singing with their rare energy and that blend of family harmonies. The show can really get interesting when all of the DeCoste siblings add their eight combined children on stage, who all share their love of music.

They have recently recruited a new member, Pam LeBlanc, who is a local fiddler and well known music teacher. She has been playing the fiddle for almost twenty years and likes to stick to her strong Cape Breton roots with her music. Pam has been practicing with Ferrona for only the past month and is already a valuable asset to the group!

Stylistically, Ferrona’s interest lies in many different types of music. Besides their folk-rock originals, they enjoy playing a wide variety of music from the 1960’s to the present, and throughout the styles of rock, classic rock, celtic and country. Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”, Stevie Nicks “Landslide” and the Celtic toe tapper “Mairi’s Wedding” are just a few great examples of their song choices.

Ferrona has performed at many different venues including The New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee, as well as many weddings, corporate events, private parties, local festivals, pubs and lounges. You can catch them tomorrow at the New Glasgow Farmers Market!