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May/June News from Scott

SCOTT MACMILLAN NEWS & GIGS
May and June 2007

May and June will see a slowing down in Scott’s performance schedule and shifting to a composing and gardening schedule. Even with this cool spring it’s time to think of vegetables in the garden. Re-emerging periodically Scott will make his 1st appearance at the Stan Rogers Festival at the end of June. He is looking forward to joining all the fabulous musicians who will be performing this year.

Scott will begin creating his musical commemorative composition of the sinking of HMCS Esquimalt of which his father was Commanding Officer. Scott and his son Ian have traveled to Esquimalt BC, PEI, Toronto, Lunenburg, and to the actual site of the sinking of HMCS Esquimalt, 2 ½ hours off Halifax between Chebucto Head and the Eastern Shore aboard the Navy Tug ‘Glenevis’. They met survivors, rescuers, widows, family members and family friends. They listened to and filmed firsthand accounts of that ill-fated day, April 16, 1945. They laid wreaths. They even met a man from the German U-boat 190 that sank the Esquimalt. Much has been learned much has been shared and felt between Scott, Ian and all of these people. So now it is time for Scott to let the muse take over and compose “Within Sight of Shore”.
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Tune of the Month: Head for the Helmsman (upswing jazz tune )
Monday May 7, 2007 Last Scott’n the Rocks till November Stayner’s Pub & Grill, Halifax, NS
Tuesday May 8, 2007 Group Guitar Classes; FASTEN YOUR FINGERS! Dartmouth, NS
Saturday May 12, 2007 Scott joins Men of the Deep with the Cape Breton Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday May 15 2007 Group Guitar Classes; FASTEN YOUR FINGERS!
Saturday May 19, 2007 Jelly Roll Jazz Band; Stayner’s Pub, Halifax, NS
Friday June 29 to Sunday July1, 2007, Stan Rogers Festival, Canso NS
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Tune of the Month: Head for the Helmsman (upswing jazz tune )
This is a tune I’ve played with ‘Scott ‘n the Rocks’ and I composed it for my father who was the navigating officer serving on board the HMCS Dunver during WWII. The theme for this tune comes from another piece dedicated to him entitled ‘The Navigator’.

Check the sheet music out on Scott’s web page http://www.scottmacmillan.ca/books.html#tunes
See/hear him play Ever Lovin’ Strathspey in his video clips at http://www.myspace.com/scottmacmillan
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Monday May 7, 2007
Last Scott’n the Rocks till November
8:30pm
Stayner’s Pub & Grill, Halifax, NS
Next to the Halifax Ferry Terminal, for info call 902-492-1800
Hear Halifax’s finest jazzers wield their way through a night of exciting new charts composed specially for this 12-piece band by Scott Macmillan and Chris Mitchell
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Tuesday May 8, 2007 Group Guitar Classes; FASTEN YOUR FINGERS!
6pm
Canadian Conservatory, 124 Main Street, Dartmouth NS
Phone: 902-496-6966 from 1 to 8 pm
Visit: http://www.canadianconservatory.com for further details and updates
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Saturday May 12, 2007 8pm
Celebrate Mothers’ Day with Men of the Deep, Scott Macmilan
& the Cape Breton Chamber Orchestra
Savoy Theatre?116 Commercial St.?Glace Bay, Nova Scotia?B1A 3C1
Price(s): $25.00 or Family of 4 for $80.00
www.savoytheatre.com
The Cape Breton Orchestra under the direction of Laura Mercer will be presents ‘All over the Map’ with the Men of the Deeps featuring special guests Scott Macmillan and Ian McNeil. The Orchestra will perform some classical works to honour many of the countries where the immigrant Cape Breton Miners may have come from. The “Men” will perform a collection of favourites, a new song from Belgium and orchestral arrangements by Scott Macmillan.
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Jelly Roll Jazz Band
Saturday May 19, 2007
Scott’s grabbing the banjo and joining Nick Fisher and friends for a night of Dixie
Stayner’s Pub & Grill, Halifax, NS
Next to the Halifax Ferry Terminal, for info call 902-492-1800
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Tuesday May 15, 2007 Group Guitar Classes; FASTEN YOUR FINGERS!
6pm $5.-
Canadian Conservatory, 124 Main Street, Dartmouth NS
Phone: 902-496-6966 from 1 to 8 pm
Visit: http://www.canadianconservatory.com for further details and updates
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Stan Rogers Festival
June 29th –July1, 2007
Scott will join a stellar line up of talent at this year’s Stan Rogers Festival
Hope to see you there!
http://www.stanfest.com/splash.asp
Stan Rogers Folk Festival
P.O. Box 46?Canso, N.S.?B0H 1H0
toll free, 1-888-554-7826