Dale mead, Alberta
Nora Maidman has been playing music since starting on the piano as a child and later adding guitar and voice.
The Mandolin has become her favourite instrument. Other instruments include Flute, Fiddle, Celtic harp, U-Bass, Autoharp and Dobro. Musical influences range from classical to bluegrass, Celtic, cowboy, folk and blues.
When Nora plays in the group, they are known as the “Harmony Hounds” and she has played at Farmer’s markets, private events (weddings, dances), street festivals, music festivals, seniors’ residences, Heritage Park and the Window on the West stage at the Calgary Stampede.
Today Nora and husband, Rick share their interest in music and horses on their acreage near Carseland, Alberta.
Nora is a past president of the Foothills Bluegrass Music Society and is active in weekly and monthly jams in Calgary as well as music camps, workshops and playing regularly with the Prairie Mountain Fiddlers and the Confederation Park Ukuleles.
When Nora discovered that Cowboy Poetry includes musicians as well as poets, she eagerly became involved and is currently the Director of Membership of the ACPA.
CD – Harmony Hounds “Through The Trees” (2003)
Just released in 2018: CD – Nora Maidman “Angel of St. Mary’s”
At long last Angel of St Mary’s, my CD of original songs (12 of mine and 2 of Rick’s) is here and ready for distribution. It was an incredibly fun project. Working with Ben Crane was a delight and the fiddle tracks that Jenny Lester provided were amazing. I am so very pleased with how it turned out and I think it was well worth the financial investment. I am hoping that my friends will be interested in getting a copy and also that they can help “spread the word” since the hard part for me is the “Marketing”.
Also, I had contacted some of you to let you know about my Blog on WordPress. I have posted 18 little stories which are mostly about dogs, cats, horses and music. There are a number of new ones posted so if you looked at it before there are new things to read. Again, I need help on this as it is all a new learning experience. I think it helps if you become “Followers”. Anyway, if you like, go to WordPress and search for “Harmonyhoundsandhorses”.
Contact information for the CD, which costs $20.00, is:
Box 341, Dalemead, AB T0J0V0
Thanks to all!
CD – Harmony Hounds Through The Trees