Blue Engine String Quartet and Guest Artist Scott Macmillan
October 3, 2019 / 7:30PM
Mystic Lines: Sufi Poet Rumi and the Gaels Entwine
October 4, 2019 / 7:30PM
‘Woodland Revival’ World Premiere of Scott Macmillan’s Musical Happening Celebrating Forest Diversity
October 5, 2019 / 3:00PM
Guided Hike Through An Old Cape Breton Acadian Forest with Ruthe Macauley and Bill Oprel
October 6,2019 / 9:00AM (Sold Out)
Film Screening of ‘Call Of The Forest – The Forgotten Wisdom Of Trees’
October 6, 2019 / 3:00PM / Inverness Fire Department Hwy 19
October 6, 2019 / 5:00PM
All-Terrain with Scott Macmillan, Brian Doyle, Jamie Gatti interspersed with forest-nature related readings
October 6,2019 / 7:30PM
Macmillan’s “Woodland Revival” will include multitude of musicians.
Scott Macmillan will hold the world premiere of his “Woodland Revival” during the inFlux Cross Cultural Arts Festival, Saturday, Oct. 5, 3 p.m. at the Inverness County Centre For The Arts.
The hour-long piece celebrates forest diversity in a time of ecological challenge and features Macmillan on guitar and banjo; the Blue Engine String Quartet; Mohammad Sahraei, tar/daff; Saeed Foroughi, santur/flute; Nikoo Masourifar, daff; Kim Rayworth, songwriter/vocalist; Tom Roach, percussion; Kevin Dugas, pipes; Jamie Gatti, bass; Brian Doyle’s guitar ensemble and the We’koqma’qewiska Drummers.
Macmillan’s “Woodland Revival” is just one of the concerts taking place during the festival.
The Inverness County Centre for the Arts and Macmillan will present the third annual inFlux Festival of the Arts, Oct. 3-6. The festival is comprised of a combination of four ticketed concerts at $20 each (cash only at the door) and three free ticketed events, and is designed as an immersive, four-day event with audiences as an integral part of the experience.
The festival starts on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. with Halifax’s foremost string quartet, Blue Engine String Quartet, performing Haydn’s The Lark and music of Beethoven. Scott Macmillan will join them for jigs and reels.
On Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Gaelic bard Lewis MacKinnon will meld Gaelic translations of Sufi mystic Rumi with ancient melodies performed by Persian artists Mohammad Sahraei and Saeed Faroughi with Macmillan.
Sunday features three free events, a guided hike, a film screening and inFlux picnic. At 9 a.m., there will be a guided hike through an old Acadian forest with local woodland owners Ruthe Macauley and Bill Oprel. At 3 p.m (Sold out)., it’s the film “Call of the Forest – The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees” at the Inverness Fire Hall.
Then at 5 p.m., it’s the inFlux “bring your own picnic” to the arts centre.
Visit the gallery, meet creators and artists, and stroll through the woodland paths with a fresh perspective. Doyle, Gatti, and Macmillan go All Terrain at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, playing a wide variety of music interspersed by forest and nature-inspired readings by local writers and poets.