Claire Hunter Returns with Something to Give - theHumm February 2019
Claire Hunter Returns with Something to Give - theHumm February 2019
Singer/songwriter Claire Hunter now lives in Toronto, but she grew up and went to school in Almonte, where she developed her musical skills playing at coffeehouses and appearing in such ADHS productions as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Since then she has returned to play a sold-out and very well-received opening slot at the Folkus Concert Series, and to open for the Great Lake Swimmers at the Festival of Small Halls. In February, she will be releasing a new EP and travelling to the Ottawa area to play a couple of shows. On February 7 she will be at Avante-Garde Bar in the Byward market, and on February 8 she will be at Batstone’s Northern Ramble in Renfrew. Her new EP, Something to Give, will be out on February 19 and copies will be available at Mill Street Books in Almonte.
According to Claire, “growing up in Almonte, I was given many opportunities to perform at local events and fundraisers. The arts community in Almonte is very supportive of young artists and played a huge role in my decision to pursue music as a career. I’m thrilled to be returning to the area to play two shows with my band in February.”
Claire’s work has a way of drawing out memories that are often lost or forgotten in the everyday shuffle of life. Her gift for capturing the shared human experience through song is enhanced by the conversational tone of her writing. Each of her songs contains multiple layers, despite having a refreshing, down-to-earth simplicity.
With the support of the Toronto Arts Council in 2016, Claire released her début EP Something Safe, which received radio play across Ontario. She has since played a number of shows in Canada and the US. For more details on the shows or to hear some of Claire’s music, please visit clairehunter.com .
By Sally Hansen
Art… and Soul
theHumm is celebrating this awards season by commending Almonte’s beloved and esteemed Don Wiles for his interest in his community and the contributions he continues to make that enrich its cultural and intellectual life.
Journalists should never miss a chance to invite a nonagenarian to share their most treasured piece of advice. Soon to be 94, Dr. Wiles was momentarily surprised at my invitation, and then counseled, “Be interested.” He is a persuasive example of the wis......
Knit with Love… - theHumm February 2019
By Sarah Byrne
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Join this unforgettable young cast of characters while the plot builds as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back agai......
By Dana Ruprecht
A very wise and witty play is coming to Studio Theatre Perth this month.
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Out of Order at the Station Theatre Keeping You Warm on a Cold Winter’s Night - theHumm February 2019
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Director Lynda ......
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Fulton’s invites current and forme......
Paper Birch aka Canoe Birch, White Birch, Betula papyrifera, Wiigwaas (Anishinaabe) - theHumm February 2019
By Susie Osler
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By Karen Schecter, Librarian
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By Christa Lowry, Mayor, Mississippi Mills
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Mount Pakenham Adaptive Ski Program
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Dec 8 - 10 Christmas Craft & Art Show
Dec 9 - 10 MAG Christmas Show & Sale
Dec 10 Multicultural Meet & Greet
Dec 15 - 16 Ambre McLean Xmas Concert
Dec 16 Kintail Country Christmas
- The Highs and Lows of Mary Loos
- Celebrate the Written Word — Readers and Writers Connect!
- Ava-lunch, a Snowfall Fable Family Puppet Show at the Almonte Library
- Winter Market at Brooke Valley School
- Union Hall Crafts atAFM Christmas Market
- “No Gift Is Too Small”
- A Musical Celebration of Christmas
- A Delicious Holiday Open House
- Holiday Wishes from Climate Network Lanark
- Folkus — Give the Gift of Music!