30 April 2018

Tip the Bottle CD Launch

In the second CD launch of the weekend, Jeremy Finney released his debut album "Tip the Bottle" yesterday evening at the Old Triangle. The album contains an awesome array of brand new fiddle tunes, and I play on one very beautiful composition of Jeremy's: Stony Brook, the first tune of the second track: https://jeremyfinneymusic.com/track/1455465/the-daydream

Check out the whole album, or purchase it here: jeremyfinneymusic.com/album/747942/tip-the-bottle ! 

29 April 2018

Pennybrook album release and farewell show

Pennybrook released their new album "This Old House" at the West Dublin Hall last night. Heather Cameron (fiddle) and myself joined them for the second set of the evening. They've written lots of fantastic original tunes and the album also features traditional and cover songs with gorgeous harmonies. Last night may be their last concert together for some time and so the evening was also a celebration of their time together over the past years. 

22 April 2018

Rachel Taylor Voice Recital

Rachel Taylor performed a spectacular recital last night at St. Andrew's church. It was the final performance of her music degree at Dalhousie and it was a treat to join her for a piece for soprano and harp by Isabella Colbran.

18 April 2018

Video from West Dublin Concert

Mark Currie and I just received some video footage from our concert back in October at the West Dublin Community Hall. Many thanks to Jude and Jim for your audio and video expertise! Here is a set of reels (more to come):

16 April 2018

Mirror of the Heart in Lunenburg

On Saturday night in Lunenburg the Manning Chapel Choir performed its Mirror of the Heart repertoire for the second time. Central United Church is an acoustically beautiful place to perform and was the perfect location for the final concert of the Chapel Choir's season. Thank you to John Scott and the members of the fabulous choir for including me in these concerts!

15 April 2018

New Hermitage and Jeff Reilly

On Friday evening, New Hermitage performed at the Halifax Music Co-op with special guest Jeff Reilly on bass clarinet. It was our first time in that excellent venue! Poster art by Andrew MacKelvie.

Andrew and Ross at the soundcheck

13 April 2018

Nourish NS

Last night I was introduced to Nourish NS, a great organization that helps to bring healthy breakfast programs and vegetable gardens to schools across the province, among other initiatives. I was very pleased to play at their spring supper! You can read about their work here: nourishns.ca

8 April 2018

Student Recitals

Harp students played in a couple of lovely recitals this week. On Friday at Acadia, a combined guitar and harp recital, and on Saturday at the Conservatory, a junior recital open to all instruments. Congratulations to all the performers!

tuning up for the recital at Manning Chapel

1 April 2018

Mirror of the Heart

This past Friday evening, I had the pleasure of playing with the Manning Chapel choir in their concert, Mirror of the Heart. The program included Holst's "Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda" for harp and women's voices. This concert will be repeated on April 14th in Lunenburg!