In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

our brilliant careers

Greg has an article in the May/June issue of Coastal Life in western Nova Scotia. It's about Windward Flutes in Shelburne, makers of highly regarded wooden flutes.

The flutemakers, Forbes and Yola Christie, told Greg about a folk musician in Newfoundland who has become a great fan of their flutes. That reference put Greg in touch with Daniel Payne, whose CD Chain was named the Celtic Connections Album of 2008 by National Public Radio in the US.

Greg interviewed Daniel and now we are looking forward to visiting Newfoundland some day and seeing him in concert. It seems like things are always weaving together, somehow. Pretty good for living on an island, eh?
You can pick up Coastal Life for free locally in southwest Nova Scotia, or from 21 Hawthorn Street, Yarmouth NS B5A 1M9 (tel.902-742-7207). To subscribe in Canada it's $30 for six issues per year.

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