Why Poetry? by Kate Rogers

A lot of writers and artists make Northumberland County home! One important reason my husband and I chose to settle here after two decades abroad is the many poets and visual artists who practice their craft here. What is poetry? According to Margaret Atwood, “Poetry is condensed emotion.” Poets often focus on epiphanies—flashes of understanding…

2019 Festival Highlights: Marie-Lynn Hammond and San Murata

As we confirm the program for NFOTA’s upcoming festival, to be announced soon, we look back on previous festivals. Here is a song from singer song-writer Marie-Lynn Hammond and San Murata, artist and jazz violinist. Northumberland Festival of the Arts will take place across Northumberland County from September 16 – October 2, 2022. Northumberland Festival…

Spread the Word by What Fun!

In the spirit of collaboration and celebration, Northumberland musicians Lynn C. Bilton, Christopher Cameron and Marie-Lynn Hammond got together to record Lynn’s new song, Spread the Word. The trio had so much fun creating this music video at Northumberland Music Studio in Warkworth that they decided to name their group What Fun! You’re invited to sing along, join the fun and…