Music Distribution (Toronto)
Direct orders of Norm's music CDs and other fine albums and
distribution to stores
- now includes
secure web orders! or email for mail order
- for a special highlight page on Orange
prepared by Festival Distribution (our previous distributor).
Note - listen to mp3 excerpts from each of Norm's available music
CDs right on Norm's website - links are on lyrics
- Iridescent Music, Toronto
- Raincoast Books
publisher of Norm Hacking's book (with CD single), now available
in new paperback edition in both Canada and the U.S.; the earlier acclaimed
hard cover edition was released October 2004 in Canada and April 2005
in the U.S.:
When Cats Go Wrong
by Norm Hacking, illustrated by Cynthia
(ISBN 1-55192-917-1 / ISBN13: 978 1-55192-917-0, full size paperback,
with CD single)
(ISBN 1-55192-729-2, hardcover, with CD single, essentially out of print)
Raincoast does not sell directly to the public:
Canadian order desk (booksellers): 1-800-663-5714 (toll-free in Canada)
or (604) 323-7106.
U.S. booksellers order from Publishers Group West, 1700
Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, 1-800-788-3123.
See Raincoast's web page for additional contact info, including setting
up new accounts.
Norm's page about the book includes
an mp3 excerpt.
- Kirk Elliott
Norm and Kirk issued the CD Orange Cats Make the Very Best Friends
in late 2002. Kirk recorded, mixed and co-produced most of the
CD, added a tasty ton of instrumentals (from fiddle to koto) and wrote
and performed his wacky song "What the Cat Dragged In."
Kirk is half of the award-winning family entertainment duo Kirk and
Kirk is also well known for his own instrumental playing and
recordings, mixing Celtic and other influences - for more, including
his instrumental recordings, see Kirk's website at
5 Cashel Crescent
Brantford, Ontario, Canada N3T 6K9
Recording services and label issuing Norm
(NOTE - not seeking other artists for the label)
Descriptions of feature performers from Norm's
open stages and links
to their webpages are on this site for
Norm's Living Room at the Silver Dollar
(2001-2002) and the Tranzac
series; links are updated if known.
Gregory Furan Lutherie
Gregory Furan's handmade guitars (Toronto).
plays a beautiful Storyteller guitar (named in Norm's honour)
that Greg made on a challenge from materials that include scrapwood
from a skid for the back! Greg makes classical and acoustic
steel-string guitars from fine materials.
- Northern Journey website
Gene Wilburn's guide to almost everything about Canadian folk music!
- Annex Cat Rescue
Contact the non-profit Annex Cat Rescue if you can make a tax-receiptable
donation or adopt a cat or kitten in Toronto. They can even use your
Air Miles® (quote collector number 8007 288 7808 to cashier) and
Canadian Tire Money to buy needed supplies. The website also includes
lots of tips on cats. Yes, this is the wonderful organization that gets
a donation for every Orange Cats CD sold.
Or leave a message at 416 410-3835 and specify the subject of your inquiry.
- ArtsCan Circle
The ArtsCan Circle is an independent, volunteer-run group working to
link creative artists with Native youth at risk in Canada. Their
hope is to encourage self-esteem amongst Native youth in isolated communities
through a cooperative exploration of the arts. You can help by donating
used musical instruments, accessories (picks, strings, tuners, cases,
etc.), music books or money (to send musicians to work with the youth)
or by organizing a benefit event. This registered non-profit organization
can issue Canadian tax receipts for monetary donations or instruments
accompanied by a written estimate of worth (over $25).
Updated October 22, 2008