Author Archives: Dan

BOOK OF MEMORIES

A special project was completed this summer by our Castle Publishing arm. In August the 1956 Graduating Class of Mount Saint Vincent College marked its 60th Anniversary with a Reunion in Halifax. Dan MacDonald’s wife, Nancy, is one of its … Continue reading

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PICTOU ACADEMY 200TH ANNIVERSARY

Honours were heaped on his hometown’s famous school, Pictou Academy (PA), on completing its second century of educational excellence at the beginning of a week of get-togethers, reunion parties and seeking/bumping into old classmates and friends in Pictou at the … Continue reading

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The Politics of Culture

The following is a draft version of two excerpts from books-in-progress, The Politics of Culture. The first is about the beginning of events which would lead to the separation of Canadian Actor’ Equity Association (CAEA) from the U.S. union, Actors’ Equity Association. The second deals with the awakening of the collective bargaining concept following an unpleasant season with the Stratford Festival.

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SPEAKING ABOUT DAYS AT FAMOUS PICTOU ACADEMY

Dan spoke in Pictou, Nova Scotia, recently at a book launch for Cradle of Knowledge, the story of that shiretown’s famous Pictou Academy (PA), which celebrates 200 years of service in 2016. The book, by prolific Pictou County author, Monica … Continue reading

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Welcome

Welcome to our Tioram Enterprises Inc. website. Tioram Enterprises Inc., is a company founded to foster creative endeavours in the areas of entertainment and writing for the Arts. Tioram Enterprises Inc. has 3 divisions. They are briefly described below. Castle … Continue reading

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FILM INDUSTRY DEALT DEATH BLOW BY GOVERNMENT

Many will already be aware of the devastation caused by a Nova Scotia Provincial Budget unceremoniously dropped on the film industry in this most beautiful part of Canada this spring. The following is my article from the Summer Edition of … Continue reading

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EXCERPT FROM THE HEALER BLOG

This is a contribution to The Healer blog contributed by Dan. He played Larry in this new feature film. The accompanying shot is the property of the film company. THE HEALER Happenings – Posted July 3, 2015
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ARTISTS’ GREETING CARDS CONTINUE

In operation since November of 2010, the Artists’ Greeting Cards Project continues. In establishing the project as an ongoing money-raiser for PAL Canada Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing assistance to older members and associates of the performing arts, Castle Publishing undertook to donate any profits from the sales of these cards to PAL. We were able to cut a donation cheque during early operations though sales have been sluggish lately.

Profits are to be donated each fiscal year-end and, as sales allow, we hope for  meaningful increases over the years.

Castle Publishing adds additional cards to its catalogue from time to time. Presently there are over a dozen cards available and discounts are available for larger orders. Cards may be purchased online or through our agent in Toronto, at LULLIDAZA in Stirling, Ontario, directly from the publishers in Hubbards, Nova Scotia or through the purchase order on the Artists’ Greeting Cards page.

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The Healer Shoot Draws to a Close

An especially happy experience working with writer/Director, Paco Arango, leading actors Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Camilla Luddington and a highly talented supporting cast, along with a first-rate Bluenose crew on this heart-warming comedy. Due for release in 2016, this film is … Continue reading

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Failte Cloinn Raonall Vol 2, #2 May 2012

Click here for Clanranald Newsletter May/12 in PDF format

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