Celtica: a Lobby Concert Saturday, February 25, 7:00 PM

Celtica-2017-smThe Osprey and The Pipers Guild present Celtica – an intimate concert in the Osprey’s lobby dedicated to all Celtic music including Irish, Breton, Scottish, Welsh and many other Celtic regions.

Featuring Pat Melanson (small pipes, acoustic guitar, tenor banjo, Irish whistle, bodhran) and Alex Buchanan (piano, accordion) with voices and percussion by Melissa Strachan, Merrie Howe, Patricia DeMolitor and Jan Pulfrey.

Tickets only $15 adult, $7 student
Available at the door only, however, you can call 902-875-7826 or 902-874-1134 to reserve a seat.
A limited number of 50 seats are available.

Pianist, Walter Delahunt Saturday, March 18, 7 pm at the Trinity United Church

waldoPresenting award-winning pianist, Walter Delahunt performing an all Beethoven program. This event is brought to us by the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP) where Delahunt is currently the pianist-in-residence. He has played with some of the world’s greatest musicians, including Zara Nelsova, Gidon Kremer, Martha Argerich and the legendary violinist Ida Haendel, with whom he has played several times in Japan, Korea, Israel, the United States and Canada. He was professor at the Vienna Academy of Music between 1984 and 1997 and has recorded for Panton (Prague) and BMG Japan.

The Osprey will be presenting this event off-site at the Shelburne Trinity United Church, 36 John Street.

Tickets: $20 adult, $7 student
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SEED, The Untold Story (documentary film) Sunday March 19, 7 pm

PrintFew things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
Gorgeous photography and compelling story telling gives this documentary a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Reviews:
“… a gorgeously made film, put together with as much care as its subjects devote to saving the remaining varieties of seeds.” Los Angeles Times.

“… a beautiful piece of art, careful, deeply colored, and poetic…” Hollywood Report Card.

coopers-web-bannerThis event is generously sponsored by The Coopers Inn in Shelburne. Thank-you!

Tickets: Only $6 adult, students get in free!
All are encouraged to bring a donation to the food bank.
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Manitoba Hal – performs in the lobby Saturday, April 1, 8:00 PM

hal-pic-onepageShelburne resident and ukulele pro Manitoba Hal will perform an intimate house-concert style show in the Osprey’s lobby. Get ready for a powerful, up-close performance with one of the ukulele greats!

Manitoba Hal is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter, but he is best known for his ukulele chops. After his grandfather gave him a uke in 1995, Hal found that it transferred easily to his blues guitar style, complementing his combination of finger picking and strumming, as well as his gospel vocals. Some don’t think of the ukulele as a blues instrument, but Hal takes out all the hula, leaving only deep blues in its place. Hal uses a looping technology to produce a one-man band experience, adding background beats to his extraordinary ukulele strumming and riffing.

Tickets: $15 adult, $7 student
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Classical guitarist, Emma Rush Thursday, April 6, 7:00 PM

jtp-emma39-820x596Over the past decade, Emma Rush has established herself as one of Canada’s preeminent classical guitarists. Known for her innovative programming and powerful stage presence, along with her warm sound and virtuosic technique. She is a compelling and engaging performer, a passionate educator, and a dynamic arts impresario. Join Emma for a performance at the Osprey on Thursday, April 6, 7PM.

Emma Rush’s career has commanded world recognition. Highlights of her 2014-15 season include a ten-day, 4-city tour in China, appearances at guitar festivals including Festival de Guitarras Lagos de Moreno (Mexico), Guitarfest Peru, the Lonestar Guitar Festival (Texas), ’Women of the Guitar’ Festival (Buffalo, NY), and a prestigious concert at the Internationales Gitarren Symposion, Iserlohn (Germany).

Tickets: available soon

Killick – Twenty Years On Saturday, May 6, 8:00 PM

photo-2017-01-11-4-45-59-pmIn the beginning, there was chaos.  Then ….. Killick!  Starting back in 1997, this group started blazing a musical trail across the Maritimes, and beyond!  This once in a lifetime show will feature members and music from every era in Shelburne’s own Celtic, Acadian and traditional band’s colourful history.  Great songs and tunes from all three albums and countless live performances will fill the evening.  This will be an Osprey exclusive: once it’s done, it’s done!  Don’t miss this great show.

Tickets: $20 adult, $7 student
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Verdi’s Rigoletto – Maritime Concert Opera Tuesday, June 20, 7:30 PM

rigoletto-titleMaritime Concert Opera returns to the Osprey with Verdi’s great tragedy, Rigoletto.

A curse follows the court jester Rigoletto, whose attempts to keep his precious daughter Gilda out of the hands of the lecherous Duke of Mantua bring tragedy.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.
The cast features baritone Andrew Tees as Rigoletto, coloratura soprano Suzanne Rigden as Gilda, tenor Jason Davis as the Duke of Mantua and Lunenburg mezzo soprano Nina Scott-Stoddart as Maddalena.

Tickets: available soon.

Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound Saturday, July 8, 8:00 PM

newroxy-625x220Back by popular demand after an incredible rockin’ performance at the Osprey in 2016, Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound brings the music of Motown, Soul, R’n’B, Funk and all things groovy to the Osprey stage! This tight 8-piece band from Halifax has won many Music Nova Scotia awards with their vocal powerhouse Roxy Mercier and a full rhythm section to back her up. Their debut album, “Don’t You Know?” was produced by award winning musician and songwriter Erin Costelo.

The five foot firecracker of funk, ‘Roxy’ on lead vocals is backed by Ian Bennett (bass), Matt Gallant (drums), Andrew MacKelvie (sax) and Adam Hewey (guitar) to make up the band promising a night of grooving and good vibes. Winners of the Galaxie Rising Star Award 2014 (TD Halifax Jazz Festival).

Tickets: $20 adult, $7 student
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Osprey Youth Art Camp Aug. 7-11 & Aug. 14-18

Paints and brushesExplore your inner artist and let your creativity shine! The Osprey presents a brand new art camp for youth with artist instructor Melissa Strachan-Boutin. Participants will create art using a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, and clay. There are two week-long day camps, one for ages 5 to 8 and another for ages 9 to 13. At the end of each week, campers will present their created works in a gallery exhibition in the Osprey’s Lobby Gallery. No experience necessary, all youth are welcome!

Camp 1: Ages 5-8 – August 7-11, 10:00AM-3:00PM
Camp 2: Ages 9-13 – August 14-18, 10:00AM-3:00PM

$75 per week for participants. Contact the Osprey box office to register. Camps fill up fast!
Scholarships are available, ask for details.

20160220_3820_edited_sm_bwInstructor, Melissa Strachan-Boutin
Artist-in-residence and ceramic instructor at Studio 138 in Shelburne. Along with ceramics Melissa specializes in printmaking and fiber. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Regina and holds a visual arts certificate from NSCAD University. She has facilitated many workshops for youth of all ages and looks forward to art camps at the Osprey this summer.

Dock Street Uke Camp Gala Concert Saturday, September 16, 8:00PM

UkeCampGalaThe popular Dock Street Uke Camp, organized and run by acclaimed ukulele bluesman Manitoba Hal is on its fifth anniversary this year. To celebrate, they are hosting a monumental gala concert on the Osprey stage. This is a performance you won’t want to miss. Featuring Mike Diabo with the Urban Surf Kings, Manitoba Hal and Nigel D’Eon.

Tickets on sale soon.