25 October 2015

"Pop Goes the Easel" at the AGNS

Catherine Little and I met some keen kids this afternoon at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. We played a small concert for children and families, which was presented as part of a joint project by the AGNS, Symphony Nova Scotia, and Long and McQuade. There was an "instrument petting zoo" in another room which was awesome. The event is called Pop Goes the Easel, and happens once a month: https://www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/events-programs/pop-goes-easel

Halifax Pop Explosion with Jenn Grant

Had an amazing night last night playing with Jenn Grant at the Halifax Pop Explosion!! Such a great crew of people onstage and a very lovely audience.

24 October 2015

Michelle Mulcahy at Re-jigged Festival

Re-jigged Festival brought in Michelle Mulcahy this year to teach and perform in two concerts. It's very exciting that Nova Scotia is now starting to attract more international harpists and providing more opportunities to learn from them! Seven of us came out this morning to participate in Michelle's workshop, and we learned O'Carolan's Cup. She told us she'll be back again soon for Boxwood Festival in the summer, which is great news!

11 October 2015

Celtic Harmonies Festival

Heading home now from a few days of Irish music in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Erin and I (Ragged Robin) opened for Michael Tubridy, Patrick Ourceau, and Tony McManus on Thursday evening which was a great night of tunes at the Lakeview Inn in Knowlton. On Saturday we joined our friends Karen Iny and Steve Jones (Faine) to play some of our favourite tunes and songs as an opener for Manigance and Mike Burns in Waterloo. I'm really hoping to be back to the townships soon... love the people and the music there. Many thanks to Celtic Harmonies festival for having me.

Photos: Sylvain Lair

5 October 2015

Via Rail

Back on the train to Quebec this weekend with Via Rail's onboard entertainment program!

3 October 2015

Art Zone Gallery

Warda Limaye and I played at the Art Zone Gallery (artzoneweb) last night for their latest exhibit, featuring the beautiful vibrant paintings of Andrea Pottyondy. The gallery has been open for 6 months now and is a great addition to Barrington St. Check out their member shows once a month at 1673 Barrington St, second floor!