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Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 18 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of thegreeninterview.com and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. He also teaches a Green Rights course at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence.

Art & Music

The Second Coming of Joella Foulds

Last night I heard Joella Foulds sing at the Celtic Colours concert in Port Hawkesbury. She’s a splendid pianist, and she has a rich, powerful voice. In addition, she’s a fine songwriter, which I hadn’t known. She’s spent the last 22 years off the stage, working in arts administration, notably in shaping the Celtic Colours Festival itself, for which work she won the Order of Canada and an honorary doctorate from Cape Breton University.

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Celtic Mass for the Sea

Composed in 1988, premiered in 1991, The Celtic Mass for the Sea has become a contemporary choral classic. Combining a chamber string orchestra and choir with a Celtic ensemble of harp, pipes, mandolin, fiddle and guitars, the Mass is an exuberant celebration of the teeming life in the waters covering our planet – and a warning of the dangers of abusing it.

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Hear The Celtic Mass for the Sea!

In an upcoming Green Interview, composer Scott Macmillan and librettist Jennyfer Brickenden talk about their magnificent environmental composition "The Celtic Mass for the Sea." The Green Interview will also be posting a complete video of a live performance of the Mass, captured on video on June 9 on the Halifax Waterfront, as one of our Special Presentations.

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Robert Bateman!

Date:July 5, 2011

Our Green Interview with Robert Bateman has just been posted – more than an hour of reflection on art, education, wildlife, the shaping of consciousness in young people, and appreciation for the natural world. Bateman is among the world’s foremost interpreters of nature through the medium of visual art – and, because of his many books and his controversial decision to allow his work to be inexpensively reproduced, one of the world’s best-known and most-loved nature artists.

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The Rights and Wrongs of Copyright — Sunday column, November 21, 2010

“Did you always intend to be a writer?” asked the student. “No,” I said. “ The idea never crossed my mind. One of the things I learned in school was that to be a writer, you had to be British and dead.” The phrase “Canadian writer” was an oxymoron, as silly as “jumbo shrimp.” I vividly remember when the idea did occur to me.

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