One of Scotland’s top singers will perform Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Digby East Fish and Game Association clubhouse in North Range.
Ted Christopher, who has an international following, is making his first visit to Canada and will also sing April 7 in the Legislature when it marks Tartan Day in Canada.
Christopher is expected to perform ‘Follow The Wild Geese Home, a song he wrote for last year’s inaugural Nova Scotia Week in Scotland. The song can also be heard on his website.
Christopher is in Nova Scotia to help organizers promote this year’s ‘Nova Scotia Week’ in Scotland.
This September, a delegation will travel to Scotland on a mission to strengthen Nova Scotia’s obvious, yet underutilized, bond with its founding country. Through the organizers’ access to some of Scotland’s and the UK’s leading decision makers, Nova Scotia Week participants have the chance to meet one-on-one with investors and other key contacts.
During last year’s Nova Scotia Week, Christopher was the headline performer at a gala celebration in Stirling in which Nova Scotia Day was officially declared.
Nova Scotia Week will be held Sept. 8-16 in Stirling. The event is the creation of Digby resident Ian Russell, and grew out of the visit to Stirling in 2006 by a delegation from the Digby Area Board of Trade.
Christopher's visit coincides with Tartan Day on April 6, a Canadian commemoration of the Scots’ contribution to this country. The idea originated with Jean Watson of Lower Sackville, and Bill Crowell of Yarmouth.
The Nova Scotia House of Assembly became the first government body in the world to proclaim Tartan Day in 1987, and the idea has since spread to all provinces in Canada and parts of the U.S.
This year, the 23rd anniversary of that initial proclamation will be marked at Province House on April 7, a day late due to the budget.