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STOP PRESS - 2011
May 18th 2011. For one night only Artisan is coming out of retirement to take part in a fundraiser for Norma Waterson who has been severely ill and hospitalised for months. Please come and support our efforts. It's a great lineup and every penny raised will go to Norma.
NIGHT FOR NORMA
Wed May 18th 7.30 pm
Square Chapel, Halifax
Artisan 5-Year Reunion Tour... has now ended...
1st July to 17th September 2010
Thanks to all those who came to shows and bought new CDs (if you haven't, we've got some left...)
Available to order now on our album page here: http://.www.artisan-harmony.com/albums.htm
When Lunenburg Festival in Nova Scotia invited Artisan to reunite to perform at their 25th Anniversary Festival in August 2010 it was just too good an offer to turn down. Lunenburg has always been one of our favourite places to play since our first appearance there in 1995. So we said YES PLEASE! And then Owen Sound Summerfolk Festival in Ontario - another of our favourites - booked us, too.
It will be five years between Artisan's retirement concert in 2005 and the 2010 tour, so there was a lot of rehearsals - which involved much laughter roiund the bedford's kitchen table and a lot of tea and coffee being drunk. The response was fantastic. Thank you, bookers, for your confidence and enthusiasm.
So how did it go? We loved it, working on new songs as well as old ones. We recorded a new CD, called 'Random Play'.
We had some new promo photos taken. Aargh! We all hate having our photo taken and invariably when we see the results each one of us will say (of the same pic.), 'How come you two look great when I look dreadful?' Now, let's see... spectacles on or off for the camera?
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