I Sing Therefore I Am (ISTIA)

What is I Sing Therefore I Am? It is many things:  A Gathering of people who love to sing An Opportunity to I Sing Therefore I Am is based on three foundational principles: And a fourth one – fun! Everyone is welcome. No previous singing or choir experience is necessary. No preparation is necessary –just “drop in and sing”. Songbooks are provided. ISTIA is … Read more

Professional Performances

Professional Performances Offered Hire a Storyteller:  Arrange for a storyteller to perform at your event, conference, festival. Hire a storyteller for a workshop or professional development. Performances can be based on a theme or with traditional stories from Helen Creighton collected materials. Oral storytelling (stories told, not read) is a traditional art form. Hire a Songster, … Read more


Collage of Historic Nova Scotian Life

The Helen Creighton Folklore Society respectfully acknowledges that it operates on the ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq. We recognize with respect and honour, the contributions of the Elders and Tradition Bearers of the First Peoples of Canada. We celebrate through story, song, music, and by listening to each other with appreciation and understanding. The Helen … Read more


The activities of the Helen Creighton Folklore Society include festival and conference organization, an annual ghost-story writing contest, grant dissemination, provision of traditional music awards, publication, and hosting a folk music open-mic night. In 2008, the HCFS hosted the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music. In 2010, the HCFS was involved in … Read more