These Super Touching Musical Tributes For Nova Scotia Will Make Your Heart Swell (VIDEOS)

"Farewell Nova Scotia" is being played across the country.
Nova Scotia Shooting Inspires Musical Tribute From Banff Church & Others

In the wake of a tragedy, Canadians are showing their support through music. The Nova Scotia shooting left the country reeling, but people are coming together to show their love. That includes sending out numerous versions of a famous Nova Scotia anthem.

On April 20, Heather Jean Jordan, who plays the bells at St. George in the Pines Anglican Church in Banff, Alberta, played songs as a tribute to the people who lost their lives in the shooting that occurred from April 18 to April 19.

"So much love going to all those hurting in Nova Scotia, Canada," Jordan wrote on YouTube. "A special selection of Nova Scotia songs played on the carillon bells at St. George in the Pines, Banff, AB."

These included "I Love This Town" by Nova Scotia native musician Joel Plaskett, "Working Man" by Rita MacNeil, and the classic folk song "Farewell To Nova Scotia."

Jordan's rendition of the tune began trending on Twitter, with people sharing a video taken from outside the church. Commenters called Jordan's musical tribute "heartbreakingly beautiful," and a "haunting tribute."

Other renditions of the song followed. Twitter users shared both their own versions of the songs, and some performed by other artists, including Gordon Lightfoot, Stan Rogers, and the Irish Rovers.

"'Farewell to Nova Scotia' ~ All of 🇨🇦 are with you during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with the fallen, their families and the community ♥️ #NovaScotiaStrong" wrote @JovDoviz, who shared a video of himself playing the song.

"My heart goes out to all the victims and their families, especially during this time of suffering and hardship. #NovaScotiaStrong #novascotiaproud" wrote @FenrirWing, who shared Lightfoot's take on the folk tune.

The folk song was adapted from an old Scottish tune known as "The Soldier's Adieu," which was written in 1803.

The Nova Scotia version was first heard by Helen Creighton in the 1930s, although its actual origin remains unknown.

The 12-hour shooting that took place at numerous locations in Nova Scotia left at least 18 people dead, including RCMP officer Heidi Stevenson.

The province's premier has announced that a crisis line is available 24/7 for anyone in need of support at 1-888-429-8167.

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