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Helen and Pete

An evening of music, songs and stories to celebrate the lifelong friendship of folklorist, Helen Creighton and folksinger, Pete Seeger.

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Ochterloney Street Ochterloney Street Dartmouth, NS B2Y Canada

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Helen and Pete Concert

The Helen Creighton Folklore Society in collaboration with the Dartmouth Heritage Museum will stage “Helen and Pete: A Celebration of the Lifelong Friendship of Helen Creighton and Pete Seeger”

An evening of music, songs and stories will be held at Christchurch, Dartmouth, on Friday, October 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets for this event are $25 and are available through Eventbrite.

The researcher, writer and narrator for the event, Clary Croft was Dr. Helen Creighton’s protegé and biographer and through his decades of work has carried on the tradition of Canada’s “First Lady of Folklore”. Clary says this event has been years in the planning and although delayed by the pandemic will now be presented.

Clary says, “Helen and Pete, are two greats from the world of folk music; their friendship was warm, sometimes rocky, but always came back to mutual respect and affection.”

Using their own words from diaries, letters and commentaries, this production also features many of the songs pivotal in their era. Special guest, Geoff Kaufman currently based in Rhode Island, will share his experiences and songs of his time working with Pete.

Other performers besides Geoff Kaufman and Clary Croft are musicians, singers and storytellers Leo Feinstein, Patricia Dickson, Sandy Greenberg, Jim Smith and MITE Theatre directed by Janice Cruddas.

“Christchurch is the perfect venue for this wonderful presentation.”says Clary, noting that it was the family church for Dr. Creighton.

For further information, please contact the Helen Creighton Folklore Society at hcreightonsociety@gmail.com or by visiting www.helencreighton.org or our Facebook page.

Please contact us if you have any problems in purchasing tickets for this concert: hcreightonsociety@gmail.com

A Note on Masking

Masking is encouraged but not mandatory, however, there will be seating set aside for folks who are masked and prefer a dedicated area.