Please note that this years conference begins at noon on Friday May 22 and ends Saturday evening May 23rd
Registration is Closed
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Friday Evening
John Spyder Macdonald has been performing for many years. He continues to host some of the Festival of Summer Sounds ceilidhs at the deCoste Centre in Pictou. John has worked in radio as an announcer and program host of Spyder’s Web and the cable television show Bridging The Gap. As an actor his credentials include the award winning television series Windows where he had roles in O’Hara’s Return and The Hat Trick as well as the CBC radio musical drama Honky Tonk Angels. He also played a role in Newton’s Grace, a film about the writing of “Amazing Grace”. He has  performed in the Pictou Rotary Club plays Anything Goes, Crazy For You, The Drowsy Chaperone, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Sweet Charity and The Music Man. He has also performed in the historically based Highland Dreams, The Druid Circle of Stones, New Beginnings; The Ship Hector Story and The Ships of 1801. His most recent theatrical endeavour was the one-man musical drama Salt Water In Your Socks. He performs regularly on the cruise ship Pearl Mist during it’s “Atlantic Canada” tours. John has performed for Royals, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, Lady Camilla and Princess Anne. He is always willing to give his time and talent to local fund raising. Among his awards for his community service John was made a Paul Harris Fellow.  
His cd, John Spyder Macdonald, By Sea By Land is a collection of his brother, Alastair’s songs depicting Maritime history and Celtic culture.
Saturday evening
 Our Gala Dinner will be held at the famous Summer Street Industries  Facilities in New Glasgow.  Summer Street is located in New Glasgow off of East River Road. 
 Directions:  Exit Trans Canada 104 at Exit 25 towards New Glasgow. Turn right at first light. Summer Street  Industries is on the left. 
Dave Pos is a well known and respected Nova Scotian musician and director. He directs and plays piano and keyboard with several different bands, including Working Class Band (Antigonish), HubTown Big Band (Truro) and Men About Town (New Glasgow). Dave is also  an accomplished organist and co-directs the Pictou United Church Choir with his wife Shelley.  He has a strong interest in Jazz and along with a number of Pictou County musicians, often  plays for special events and  functions throughout Northern Nova Scotia.  Dave and his trio will perform during our Gala Dinner at Summerstreet Industries
  Registration is open.
  Major Credit Cards Accepted