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Books by Authors we know and admire touch a range of topics from living in the far north to Oregon festivals celebrating the didjeridu (or didgeridoo) to learning the basics of Scottish dress and playing the pipes and drums. A collection of short stories brings humour, tales of coping and meeting adversity head on.  

 Keep watch on More Books as we add titles from our talented friends.  These are good reads by unique Canadians celebrating life with all its tribulations, celebrations and achievements.

 

artistic full-colour look at InDidjInUs a coming together of the didegeridoo community held in Orgon. Fund-raise created by John C. Watson of Vancouver, Canadar..InDidjInUs - Gathering of the

 Didjeridu Tribe

80 pages, 9.5 x 8

Perfect Binding, Paperback, Colour  $45.00 US

ISBN 978-0-9865489-6-3

 

This beautiful, artistic full-colour book captures all that is good about a coming together of of performers, artisans and music lovers.  InDidjInUs was born in 1996 from a dream of creating a gathering to bring together the didgeridoo community.  Held in a remote location near the central Oregon coast it brings together like-minded folks from Australia, Canada, the United States and many more parts of the world. A fund raising project to help cover costs involved in the creation of a wonderful, donation driven gathering of creative people. Our love of the Australian didjeridu brings us together each year for a weekend of music, creativity, joy and community. 100% of profits go directly to the event organizers so they may continue to bring the tribe together. We thank you for helping continue the adventure!  

 

The Creator: Vancouver, British Columbia photographer John C. Watson not only co-ordinated and designed this beautiful work of art, he also took many of the photographs and journaled some of the creative writing that tells the story of a unique event and coming together of the “tribe.”  John photographs many of the book covers featured on books listed in our Seacroft Bookstore.  For more about John and his photography please go to www.imps.ca

 

 

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  Living in an Inuit society and culture was extremely interesting, challenging and most of all, rewarding
The REAL Northern News
By Robbie MacInnis

200 pages 6 x 9 
B & W perfect binding, paperback. $16.98
ISBN 978-0-9687092-7-6

The REAL Northern News is a collection of articleschronicling a two years span that the author spent living in Iqaluit, Nunavut during 2003-05 These articles were published in the Pictou Advocateand tell a humour and enlightening account ofthe differences and similarities of living in two different cultures.Scottish-Nova Scotia and Inuit-Nunavut From the plane ride into the Great White Northto the plane ride home, his stories will take you from playing the Iqaluit Lotteryto the Red Light District of the Arctic. Nothing is as it should be as you will see If you ever wondered what the Arctic lifestyle would offer youjust sit back and enjoy this one persons perspectiveon what it was like for him.

The basic premise behind each column was to show the similarities to our two cultures while still drawing out the differences. It was kind of a way to help people appreciate how wonderful the lifestyle in Pictou County is. People tend to forget the positives and focus mainly on the negatives of living in small N.S. communities and this was a great opportunity to showcase the positives.

Living in an Inuit society and culture was extremely interesting, challenging and most of all, rewarding.

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  This workbook is to provide an economical introduction to learning the Great Highland Bagpipes and/or Scottish Drums. It will provide the basic theory, methods, and exercises required to play your first tune on either practice instrument.

Introduction To Piping and Drumming

Work Book

By:  Robbie Maclnnis  and  Terry Gottshcall

 8.5 x 11,  35 pages

Stapled, Paperback, Colour $12.00

ISBN 978-0-9865489-5-6

This workbook is to provide an economical introduction to learning the Great Highland Bagpipes and/or Scottish Drums. It will provide the basic theory, methods, and exercises required to play your first tune on either practice instrument. 

It is not intended to be a do-it-yourself manual, unless you have previous musical training. It is encouraged to be used with a qualified instructor as not to pick up bad habits at the onset. 

The workbook also provides a basic understanding of the history of piping and drumming, the anatomy of each instrument and identification of basic highland dress. 

Successful completion will hopefully encourage and enable you to continue your studies with a local pipe band or instructor.

Capt. Robbie Maclnnis, MB, CD and Sgt. Terry Gottshcall, CD compiled this workbook. Both are avid players and instructors with over 30 years experience each in military and civilian pipe bands. They have worked closely drafting, implementing, and instructing training programs for youth and adult piping and drumming, such as the Canadian Cadet Program locally, regionally, nationally and numerous Nova Scotia pipe bands.

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  Peek into the private lives of 18 professional writers from the North West Territories to Prince Edward Island in this anthology of short stories

Prose to Go: Tales from a Private List

anthology of short stories

 

B & W 6x9,

Perfect Binding, Paperback, 168 pages, $17.95

ISBN 978-0-9866522-1-9

 

Peek into the private lives of 18 professional writers from the North West Territories to Prince Edward Island in this anthology described by the New York Journal of Books as an "eclectic mix of memories of shared love, laughter, and hope (that) should appeal to a wide readership". Drive through the North West Territories with Helena Katz as she drives a herd of alpacas to their new home in her backyard. Join Trudy Kelly Forsythe at the Rolling Stones Big Bang Tour and Barbara Florio Graham in her encounter with actor Peter Falk (aka Columbo). Watch award winning cookbook author Julie Watson wrestle with a lobster on TV. Cry with Barbara Bunce Desmeules Massobrio as she describes My Life Now and with Hilda Young as she comes to terms with her son's suicide while Irene Davis deals with a vanished voice and Fred Desjardins with growing older.The New York Journal of Books stated this volume "deserves to find a place in every public library collection.........The tone is personal and intimate in a way that effectively bonds author and reader together, so that reading this book becomes a life-enhancing experience."

 

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