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World Premiere of Scott Macmillan's WOODLAND REVIVAL A musical happening celebrating forest diversity

A musical happening celebrating forest diversity Scott Macmillan's new composition 'Woodland Revival' will be experiential original music derived & performed by Mi'kmaw drummers, Persian, Celtic & Classical musicians with an audience moving in & out of the woods.

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Composer, master guitarist and 2014 recipient of the Portia White Prize Scott Macmillan premieres his one-hour multi-movement music suite, Woodland Revival, highlighting forest ecology in Nova Scotia. Never sure how he would bring a musical expression to these concerns of the state of the world’s forests by 97 year old Gaelic Scholar, Sr. Margaret MacDonnell giving him her 1965 Harvard paper ‘Sacred Trees of Ireland’.  Expressing her own concern about the present state of the trees in Nova Scotia "the trees in NS are trouble and someone should compose music for them and that someone should be you!'reinvigorating Scott’s imagination and recommitted him to bring this concern.  With the assistance from Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts, Woodland Revival, this musical happening celebrating forest diversity will be premiered October 5th, 2019.

Composer/Guitarist Scott Macmillan, with Blue Engine String Quartet,, Mohammad Sahraei, Tar/Daff, Saeed Foroughi, Santur/Flute,, Nikoo Mansourifar, Daff,  Kim Rayworth, vocalist, Tom Roach, Percussion,, Kevin Dugas, Pipes, Jamie Gatti, Bass, The We’koqma’qewiska Drummers, Guitar Ensemble led by Brian Doyle.

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia.