Wednesday, April 19, 2006

We're delighted to announce the release of Clearing by Noon's album of peace songs, entitled Singing for Peace, to take place Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 at St. Matthew's Church, Barrington at Spring Garden in Halifax, NS. The project is a fundraiser for local peace organizations.

There will be no admission charge for the concert, although we will be happy to accept donations, and of course our CDs will be available for sale. All proceeds from the sale of the album net of expenses will go to the Halifax Peace Coalition and the Voice of Women for Peace - Nova Scotia.

For those living outside of Halifax, CDs can also be purchased by mail. The cost of the CD is $20; shipping to Canada is $3, to the US $4 and to the UK $7 (for other countries, please contact Please make your cheque payable to: Clearing by Noon, Box 31374, Halifax, NS B3K 5Z1.

The CD will also be available at the World Peace Forum in Vancouver in June. Clearing by Noon has been invited to perform at the Forum and will be the final act at the Saturday night concert there.

The album features original songs by all of the members of Clearing by Noon, along with songs by Pete Seeger, Ed McCurdy, Woody Guthrie and Buffy Sainte-Marie, and some traditional folk songs. Also featured is the song "People of the World," co-written by Rose Vaughan and Cheryl Gaudet, who has recently released a new CD of her own entitled "South Shore Moon." Gaudet will also appear at the CD release concert.

We will have four generations of women singing at the concert: also on the bill are the Halifax Raging Grannies, who sing irreverent and hilarious songs about politics and reality, and the Grade 5 members of the Sir Charles Tupper School Choir, who sang with us on the album. In addition to our long-time musical friend Cheryl Gaudet, our daughters Lise Cormier, Fiona Talbot-Strong and Nika Vaughan (who also sang on the album), will be joining us as well.