There’s a popular song that celebrates “raisin’ the jar and raisin’ hell, there’s plenty of stories that they could tell” as it recounts good times “along the shores of Hogoma”. Hogoma is what the Gaelic settlers called Whycocomagh, a Mi’kmaq word for “head of the waters”, and a lively community which has hosted sold- out concerts since the Festival began. The song is a Rankin Family favourite, and one fiddler Howie MacDonald knows well, having played with them for many years. Whycocomagh’s own Stephanie MacDonald lends some local flavour on fiddle with Susan MacLean from nearby Washabuck on piano, and Scottish quartet Rura continues their whirlwind visit to the Island. North Shore singer-songwriter Buddy MacDonald will tie it all together with some songs to make this night along the shores of Hogoma complete.