The Halifax Rejigged Festival is back (live and online) this year with a great lineup! I was thrilled to be interviewed for the Between The Jigs Podcast discussing my other novel Chief O’Neill. Enjoy!
Helen Creighton (1899 – 1989) was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia— a time and place near to the action of Poor Farm. Her life is full of interesting stories but she is primarily remembered as a folklorist. She collected over 4,000 traditional songs and stories in a career spanning several decades, publishing many books and articles on Nova Scotia folk songs. Much of the music featured in Poor Farm is from the Helen Creighton Collection.Read more