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Planter Conference: registration now open

Registration is now open for the Cobequid Planter 250 conference being held at the Marigold Cultural Centre on June 10th and 11th.

Conference Overview

Concert on Friday, June 10

David Greenberg and Chris Norman Duo in Concert at the Marigold Cultural Centre. Two dynamic performers in traditional and early music join forces to present a program that runs the gamut from renaissance, baroque, traditional and original music incorporating flutes, violins, pipes, keyboards, and voice. ($30.00 – Buy tickets)

Two of the most imaginative and dynamic performers in traditional and early music join forces to present a program that runs the gamut from renaissance, baroque, traditional and original music incorporating flutes, violins, vielles, pipes, keyboards, and voice. David Greenberg has gained the reputation in Cape Breton music circles as being one of the few people from outside the Nova Scotia island to have achieved a fluent command of the Cape Breton idiom. He has been lauded as “one of the most impassioned folk-fiddlers you’ll ever hear” (James Manishen, Winnipeg Free Press). These two extraordinary performers have played together as sparring partners for more than a decade on the concert stage and recording studio.

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Conference and Dinner on Saturday, June 11

Day: Conference at the Marigold Cultural Centre. An impressive line-up of local, national, and international speakers providing a unique look at the Planter experience ($75.00)

Evening: Delicious Planter Dinner with Entertainment ($15.00) followed by guided tour of Colchester Historical Museum’s “New Beginners” exhibition (Free)

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Registration Information

Special offer: all-inclusive Early-Bird Price of $100.00 for first 90 registrants

(Offer valid when purchasing tickets to all three main events – concert, conference and dinner)

Register for this conference:

  • By Phone: 902-897-4004
  • At the Marigold Centre Box Office: 605 Prince St., Truro, Nova Scotia
  • Online: www.marigoldcentre.ca (service charges apply)

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Saturday Conference Agenda

8 am-8:45 am: Registration & Check-In

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8:45 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

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9 am9:45 am: Speaker #1

Carol Campbell, local historian and author

Women of Cobequid – “A Wheel, a Reel, Two Pots and a Pan”

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9:45 am 10:30 am: Speaker #2

David Greenberg and Chris Norman, musicologists specializing in 18th century music

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10:45 am 11:30 am: Speaker #3

Jim Smith, local historian and author

John Fulton’s Garters – The American Revolution Around the Cobequid Bay

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Break for lunch

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1 pm 1:45 pm: Speaker #4

Amani Whitfield, author and Associate History Professor (Univ. of Vermont)

Slavery in English Nova Scotia before 1783

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1:45 pm 2:30 pm: Speaker #5

Kerr Canning, author

The Planters Influence – Dykeland Agriculture Around the Cobequid Bay

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2:45 pm 3:30 pm: Speaker #6

Jenny and Jayar Milligan, Bear River N.S. costume specialists

A Special Presentation on 18th Century Clothing and Lifestyle

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5:30 pm: Planter Dinner

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