Betty Belmore, Gordon Stobbe and Doug Romans Concert

Written by Betty Belmore.

A clear, cold night in November was warmed by tunes from three of the original members of the infamous Mighty Oak String Band. Lively, acoustic songs and entertaining stories from some of Nova Scotia’s best musicians filled our cozy hall, to the delight of a small but mightily appreciative audience. The Romans family and friends generously donated many silent auction items which added to our fundraising efforts with the concert. Many thanks for their kindness!

Belmore gets relaxed, reflective

Written by Stephen Cooke.

Listening to These Fields, the new CD from country-folk singer Betty Belmore, the first word that comes to mind is “homespun.”

Not just for the way its largely acoustic soundscape unspools under the guiding hand of her co-producer, fellow Mighty Oak String Band member Greg Simm, but also for its recurring themes of family, love and loss.

Betty Belmore – At Home Here In Nova Scotia

Written by Sea and Be Scene.

Occupation: singer/songwriter/make-up artist

Place of Birth: I was born in my grandmother’s parlour in Wittenburg, Nova Scotia. I grew up in Caribou Gold Mines, a tiny remote community in Nova Scotia. My father was a gold miner and my mother taught in the one room school. Our family home, built by my great grandfather, was the post office, general store and hotel during the turn of the century boom days.