27 November 2017

Henry House continues

Erin, Colin, and I are still going strong at the Henry House, every Sunday afternoon, 2:30-4:30! This week, Mark Currie filled in for Erin, and next week, Seán Ó Feinneadha will be filling in for me.

photo by Colin

26 November 2017

Tune thy music to thy heart

St. David's Presbyterian church in downtown Halifax has been presenting a new series this year - "Saturday Afternoon Concerts". Yesterday, countertenor Andrew Pickett and I played the penultimate concert of the season, a program of English lute songs and French air de cour. It was a joy to work on this repertoire with Andrew!

23 November 2017

New Hermitage in Antigonish

On Tuesday evening we took a little road trip to Antigonish! Andrew led a workshop with New Hermitage and St. F-X music students, and then we played a show in the University Art Gallery with the fabulous Robyn Gale Quartet. The show took place inside "Fencelines", a collaborative installation piece that has its current home in the gallery.

6 November 2017

Conservatory Traditional Music Ensemble

Yesterday, I met the Traditional Music Ensemble at the Conservatory to teach a couple of tunes to the group. This expanding and dedicated ensemble, led by Jennifer Publicover, was a delight to work with and they perform in a variety of venues throughout the year. You can find some information about them here: maritimeconservatory.com/music/classes-ensembles-music/ They are currently working on a music video which will be released soon!

the ensemble in performance last year

4 November 2017

Best of Local Fundraiser

Last night was Autism Nova Scotia's big annual fundraiser: the Best of Local 2017. I was pleased to play for the dinner portion of the evening, following an amazing performance by the Maritime Bhangra Group. You can learn more about ANS and their events and services here: autismnovascotia.ca/