Modern Grass Christmas

Just recently Analog Songs went to the Rossignol Cultural Centre in Liverpool NS to record a couple of songs with The Modern Grass whilst they were on a tour of farmers markets around Nova Scotia.

To celebrate the festive season we’re releasing their version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (check out their latest Christmas album). We shot this one in the English Room at the RCC, which is reconstructed from the old Lambert and Butler tobacco shop in Covent Garden, London England.

After this shoot we got the chance to see the band perform at Lane’s Privateer Inn in Liverpool and they put on an awesome show. Probably the first time I’ve witnessed a standing ovation and 2 encores in Lane’s. You should not miss these guys if you have the opportunity to see them play.

And if you’ve never been to the Rossignol Cultural Centre, well, what can I say?! You’re missing out! This place is a real treasure in our community; it’s full of the most amazing pieces from Sherman Hines’ personal collection (as well as others) and the dioramas are breathtaking. I’m ashamed to admit that I’d never been the the RCC before this shoot, but I will certainly make a point of returning there many times. There’s such a lot to see, from taxidermy, folk art, hunting and local artefacts to the incredible outhouse museum and the cultural village featuring replica tents and cabins from around the world.  And I hear there are plans to do even more – follow them on facebook for updates.

Big thanks to Liz Brown and Sherman Hines from the RCC for letting us use this incredible location for the video shoots.

Don’t forget to check the Analog Songs website to see all the other sessions we’ve done.

Wine harvest

It’s all been about wine here at the picture house these last few days.  On Saturday we went to the wine harvest festival at Lane’s Privateer Inn in Liverpool with our cameras for a short piece we’re putting together for them.  Susan Lane had brought in an array of local wine, beer and food for tasting from all around Nova Scotia and it was a great celebration of what we have here in the province.  Meanwhile Jeromy, the chef, cooked up some delights on the BBQ and we were all entertained by local group The 909.  A brilliant way to spend a sunny afternoon on the river.

On thanksgiving Monday we followed the Lane’s team (Susan, Corinne and Jeromy) to their grapevines in Beach Meadows where there was a mass harvest and pot luck going on.  I can’t decide if I was disappointed that we didn’t get to crush grapes with our feet!  Now we’re looking forward to tasting the results.

We’ll be putting the video together soon so look out for updates.  In the meantime here are some photos from the weekend’s events.