Jim Dorie – At Home Here in Nova Scotia

Occupation: Performer / Songwriter

Place of Birth: Westville, Nova Scotia

Currently Resides: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a coffee?

The Coffee Bean is a family run coffee, soup and sandwich shop here in New Glasgow, they make wonderful home-made lunches.

Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a pint?

The Captain’s Helm, it’s a local pub and live-music venue. Carver’s in Pictou is a great spot as well, right on the waterfront.

Where’s your favourite place to shop in Nova Scotia?

I don’t do a lot of shopping, my wife is an excellent seamstress and she makes most of my shirts. I like to look around in antique stores and craft shops so a day in Lunenburg, Mahone Bay or Chester is always nice.

Where in Nova Scotia would we stand to see your favourite view?

There is a get-away place in Scotsburn called Stonehame Chalets that has some of the most beautiful views around. You can see P.E.I. across the Northumberland Strait and in fall, the colours are incredible.

Name 3 things we’ve gotta do when we visit Nova Scotia:

1. The Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso is a must for music lovers. Three days of great music and the setting is surrounded by water.

2. Visit Sherbrooke Village. It’s a working museum, the staff dress in period costumes and the exhibited buildings house a printing press, boat shop, blacksmith shop, carpentry, quilting and so on. It’s like stepping back to a view of life a hundred years ago.

3. I always enjoy a day on the waterfront in Halifax. It’s great at any time and can be magical if your visit coincides with the Buskers Festival or when the Tall Ships are in the harbour.

What makes Nova Scotia such a special place on earth for you?

I left Nova Scotia to find work and was away for many years. Since I’ve been back, I’ve been having a wonderful time getting to know pieces of the province that I’d never seen before and in some cases, writing songs about people and events that I’m discovering.

I feel very fortunate to have come home and be accepted by the great people here, to be involved in the musical community, and to live in a place of such beauty.

For more on Jim Dorie visit his website www.jimdorie.com





  1. Wow cousin, you are getting up there with the rich and famous. CONGRATULATIONS !
    Nice tidbit of information on your tailored shirts:)
    You did a great job choosing places of interest in Nova Scotia.There are so many,must have been difficult to choose.
    I sincerely wish you great success and happiness.

    Comment by mary nisbet — April 5, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

  2. Jim, it just doesn't get any better. Congratulations.

    Comment by Paul Zwicker — April 5, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

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