23 November 2020

New Hermitage Halloween Show

This is a very late post, but New Hermitage had a fantastic time on Halloween night in Wolfville this year! We improvised a score to excerpts from the 1922 Swedish film Haxan, about the history of witchcraft - part lecture, and part mesmerizing dramatization. The show was put on by Music in Communities, and presented at the Al Whittle Theatre.

26 October 2020

Emerge: Word Up! Poetry Jam

New Hermitage was lucky enough yesterday to be the house band for a powerful afternoon of poetry on Neptune Theatre's studio stage. The event was part of Emerge Fest, a multi-day festival and conference featuring Halifax artists, songwriters, and performers. The impressive lineup of poets included General Khan, Killa Atencio, Niambi Tree, Mateo Ferguson, Allysa Flint, and Martha Mutale.

7 October 2020

Cello + Harp Concert

Last night, India Gailey and I played a fun program of cello/harp duo music - Harrison, Morlock, Pärt, MacKelvie, and some improvisation. The concert took place at Government House downtown and we were there as representatives of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust, a fabulous organization that has supported both India and I in our musical studies. The whole thing was livestreamed and a video of the entire performance is below (music starts at 13:35).

30 September 2020

Canning Kitchen Party

 This weekend Canning Kitchen Party presented a beautiful little outdoor concert at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. I really enjoyed the chance to play some tunes with Tatsu in the first half, and to hear an amazing collection of harp solos by Màiri Chaimbeul in the second. We were able to have a bit of a socially distanced session afterwards which was lovely. Thanks to Orla for the photos, and to Kim for organizing this!