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Book Review: “For the Love of It: 60 Years of the Miramichi Folksong Festival” by Susan Butler

Book Review: “For the Love of It: 60 Years of the Miramichi Folksong Festival” by Susan Butler

The Miramichi Folksong Festival has been held continuously for 60 years now, making it the longest standing folk song festival in Canada. Its director (and a performer) of the past 35 years is the irrepressible Susan Butler, a true Miramichier if there ever was one. Now, she has compiled the Festival’s history as well as her own in a self-published book entitled For the Love of It: 60 Years of the Miramichi Folksong Festival. Read more »






Book Review: “In the Country” by Wayne Curtis

Book Review: “In the Country” by Wayne Curtis

New Brunswick author Wayne Curtis has released his latest title, In the Country (2016, Pottersfield Press) a collection of short stories, twelve in all, that will resonate with anyone familiar with the Miramichi River area where the author was born some 73 years ago. Read more »






Book Review: “The Call of the Ocean” by Jim Wellman

Book Review: “The Call of the Ocean” by Jim Wellman

Flanker Press recently released an invaluable book penned by Jim Wellman of twenty-eight fascinating profiles of people who are (or were) involved with the modern ocean fishery industry in one way or another. There are stories of lives lived on the sea, lives lost at sea, lives saved at sea, boat builders, both young and old, women who fish & more. Read more »






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