21 February 2019

OBEY Convention XI

Despite New Hermitage being scattered across the globe, a new release went out on Monday! It is a live recording of our performance at OBEY Convention back in May. It is available to listen to and to order (cassette format) on bandcamp and should be coming to Spotify soon!

27 January 2019

Celtic Connections on Campus

This week, myself and two fellow students from the Irish World Academy traveled to Glasgow, Scotland to perform a short set as part of the lunchtime concert series Celtic Connections on Campus. Lizzy Hewitt (vocals), Olivia Budd (fiddle and vocals), and I formed a new band for the occasion - Síle! The performance was broadcast on Celtic Music Radio. Thanks to the Irish World Academy and Celtic Connections on Campus for making this trip to Scotland possible!

Síle's debut 

Lizzy, Ellen, and Olivia

9 December 2018

End of Semester One!

This week marks the end of my first semester at the University of Limerick! The end of term requirements included a solo performance, an ensemble performance, a performance accompanying vocal ensemble, an assessment of a new short harp and dance piece, two presentations, and a few written assignments. I'm looking forward to the break and coming back in January for round two! Thanks again to the people who supported my studies here this term: The Conservatory, Arts Nova Scotia, The Charitable Irish Society, and my friends and family.

22 November 2018

Darkest Midnight

Today at lunchtime, the Irish World Academy presented a fundraising concert in support of Rape Crisis Midwest. I joined songwriter Aoife McAtamney and countertenor Ivon to premiere Aoife's beautiful song "Orange", arranged for voice, harp, and piano.