30 July 2017

Ragged Robin at the Celtic Tea Room

Erin and I spent another delightful evening at the Celtic Tea Room in St. Ann's Bay, Cape Breton! The audience was so warm and engaging, and it was great to have the chance to play a couple of sets with Paul Cranford at the end of the night. Delicious treats and beverages were served, and we were made most welcome by everyone at the church. We were so pleased to be invited back for our second year with this excellent summer series.

 this summer's lineup

a photo of the church from its facebook page

28 July 2017

New Hermitage Greenhouse Concert

On July 18, New Hermitage played a concert in my new favourite performance location - the KCIC Greenhouse. Surrounded by plants and an intimate audience, we captured a live audio and video recordings. Stay tuned for those!

11 July 2017

Turn Styles

Around this time last year I did some recording in Shelburne with Naming the Twins. The album, Turn Styles, is out now and you can give it a listen or buy it here: namingthetwins.bandcamp.com/album/turn-styles! The harp makes an appearance on The Marriage, Somewhere Near, and The Last Song. They've got quite a few performances coming up in Nova Scotia this summer! Visit their website for more information: namingthetwins.com.

10 July 2017

Carole King Cover

Yesterday, Erin Costelo released a new video from the same shoot as Quiet the Bombs - a beautiful rendition of Carole King's "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?. She kindly invited me to play along, so there are a few little harp sounds in there! This song is one of my favourites, and I love Erin's version. Check it out below!

9 July 2017

Ragged Robin at Tuesday Night Tunes

This was Ragged Robin's third year playing at Tuesday Night Tunes. We were so happy to be back and to have such an enthusiastic audience, most of whom stuck around despite being rained on partway through! Many thanks to the Museum for having us and for organizing such a fun free concert series. You can see the list of programming for the rest of the summer here.


Thanks to Noelle for the photograph!

4 July 2017

Harp Celebration Concert

This year, as a fundraiser for Boxwood Festival, Chris Norman organized a harp-themed concert. Cheryl Reid O'Hagan, Alys Howe, Lydia Maksym, and myself all performed at the Lunenburg Academy concert hall on Friday. It was a treat to be joined by Mark Currie on bodhran and I really enjoyed playing with Alys her arrangements for two harps! It was a super fun evening - so great to hear everyone and help bring yet another amazing harpist to Boxwood (Michael Rooney this year).
Mark and I

3 July 2017

Train station wedding

This week I had the new experience of playing a wedding in a train station. Congratulations Jenn and Andrew!

warming up