The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum

by Wendy Lill

Celtic music, love, black humour, and coal dust – 1931: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia is the atmospheric setting for a love affair between a traditional bagpipes player and the feisty daughter and sister of coal miners. A sharp but surprisingly funny examination of the waning of an age in Canada’s labour history, full of passion, dreams, Celtic music, and a distinctive Maritimes sensibility. Based on Sheldon Currie’s recent novel and the inspriation for the award-winning film starring Helena Bonham-Carter, Margaret’s Museum.

November 17 – 27, 1999