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Folk Friday #8

I’ve been off track with Folk Friday lately, what with vacation followed by work craziness and family responsibilities, but it’s time to get back into a routine now. I’m looking forward to a busy fall, teaching ESL full time and working on my goal of having the rough draft of Shattered finished by March Break. I’ll also be putting on a set of four workshops at Northwood, a local seniors’ centre. The workshops have a theme of ‘passion in our lives’, and I’ll be using McShannon’s Chance as a springboard to get attendees to tell stories about the places, activities and people they have been passionate about in their lives. Some of these people will be war veterans and war brides, so I’m hoping they’ll be able to relate to my characters. I’m certainly looking forward to hearing their stories.

Dad is home from the hospital now and doing well. I can’t say often enough how grateful I am. For me, Thanksgiving will have more meaning this year than it’s ever had before.
For this week’s Folk Friday I’ve chosen a clip by Ardith and Jennifer, a Nova Scotia harp duo who manage to put me under a spell every time I hear them. I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never heard them play in person. To me, there’s something magical about the sound of a harp.

Enjoy this clip. Happy autumn to all.


  1. Kelly Boyce
    September 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Glad your Dad is doing well!

  2. Ann Stewart
    September 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm


    The workshops sound wonderful and think of all the great story ideas you'll walk away from. Enjoy your year in ESL and I look forward to reading all of Shattered by March.


  3. Anne MacFarlane
    September 19, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Jennie, sounds like a busy month ahead for you. Glad to hear your Dad is out of the hospital. The class for Northwood sounds very interesting. Good luck with it.