Jul 262021

The Power of Song – 25 Years of Stanfest by Troy Greencorn was launched Saturday night in an epic way and I was invited. What an honour it was to be in the seats of the deCoste Performing Arts Centre alongside a dear friend and fellow writer to celebrate the book, music and people!

A live event that was a long time in the making, Greencorn invited Còig, one of Atlantic Canada’s hottest musical acts, and Carl and Derek, to perform to a captured audience and the acts admitted to be just as delighted to be on stage once again. This wonderful mix of story telling, friendship, music and, above all, passion worked beautifully to make it a night to remember.

A festival in memory of the great Nova Scotia talent Stan Rogers, StanFest celebrates folk music in Canso where careers have been launched, friendships formed and memories made and shared. The MC of the night is well known to festival attendees, Stephen Antle took the stage with humour, grace and shed some collective tears with musicians, fans and organizers.

It was definitely a book launch I’ll remember for many years and, along with the book itself, the night made me eager to experience the festival in coming years.

Thanks for the music, the laughs and the memories,

Sarah Butland

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