March 22, 2005 CANSO, NS – In 1990, the Town of Canso made headlines nationwide when the Atlantic groundfishery hit turbulent times. Now, Canso is facing a financial crisis that threatens the forced dissolution of one of Nova Scotia’s oldest towns. The Stan Rogers Folk Festival is stepping forward to help the town by working… Continue reading Songs from the Heart: A Concert for Canso
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage Rodney MacDonald will announce the first projects to be funded under the new Gaelic Activities Program on Monday. The announcement will be made at 11 a.m. at the Christmas Island Firehall. MacDonald will be joined by representatives of several of the communities and organizations that will receive funding. Traditional… Continue reading Christmas Island Firehall
‘Ciamar a tha thu’, province asks (CBC Radio) IONA, N.S. More Nova Scotians may learn to speak Gaelic under a new long-term plan to revive the language. The 20-year strategy, which was announced Monday in Cape Breton, includes $100,000 this year to help promote Gaelic and teach people to speak it. There are an… Continue reading CBC Radio
HALIFAX – Nova Scotia has a launched a $7.7-million tourism campaign with a song about its “miserable” shores. Tourism officials chose an old Gaelic tune sung by Cape Breton performer Mary Jane Lamond for television ads to air in Ontario and New England. Written by an unknown songwriter in the 1830s, the tune is about… Continue reading Province picks lament for ad campaign
By Mike Bell – Calgary Sun In this day and age of highly portable telecommunication, you never know where someone will be when they choose to call. They could be stuck in traffic or at the gym. You could even hear the tell-tale porcelain echo of someone who’s talking while tinkling. Or, there’s East Coast… Continue reading Language of Lamond
Congratulations to Mary Jane on winning the East Coast Music Award For “Roots/Traditional Solo Artist of The Year”!
Mary Jane has been nominated for an East Coast Music Award for “Roots/Traditional Solo Artist Of The Year” ! As well, Mary Jane’s webmaster, Cheryl Smith, of Gigs & Reels Productions Inc, has been nominated for an ECMA Industry Award for ‘Graphic Artist of The Year’. As one of the biggest music industry events in… Continue reading Mary Jane Nominated for an ECMA!
Mary Jane has just been contracted to program Galaxie’s new Celtic Channel which is due to launch early in 2002! Visit Galaxy’s website
Roddie MacInnis’s Gaelic contribution recognized: Jim Watson, Roddie MacInnis and Mary Jane Lamond sing Gaelic songs at the Glendale Concert on Sunday afternoon. Father Allan MacMillan, pastor at Judique, and Alice Freeman of Inverness also joined in the songs.
Mary Jane Lamond knows she will never be a pop star. But that doesn’t bother the Cape Breton-based Celtic artist, who has found a comfortable niche in the world music market. “For me, it’s always been a slower build,” says Lamond, 39, whose hypnotic vocal work on Ashley MacIsaac’s Sleepy Maggie brought her national attention… Continue reading March 15, 2000