25 September 2019

Nova Scotia Harp Festival 2019

Although I was unfortunately away for the first annual Nova Scotia Harp Festival, I was delighted to participate this year in its second iteration! The festival this year featured two days of workshops, an open house, and a lunchtime performance. Erin and I (Ragged Robin) played in the performance, and I was happy to teach a tune and talk a bit about my year away as part of the workshop offerings. It was exciting to see so many harpists there, including old friends, visitors to Nova Scotia, and new local harp players. Looking forward to seeing this festival continue to grow in years to come!

7 September 2019

Summer in Lisdoonvarna

Earlier this summer I spent a beautiful two months working at the Rathbaun Hotel in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland. I was part of the house band, Ceolan, which played in the hotel every night of the summer from 7:30-11:30pm. I really enjoyed the opportunity to explore west Clare and play with some fabulous fellow musicians!

6 September 2019

Art Bar with The Swallowtails

I played a lovely little show last night at Art Bar in Halifax, sharing the bill with the fabulous Swallowtails

setting up in the beautiful venue

4 September 2019

Final MA Performances!

Last week my MA program at the University of Limerick finished up with a series of final solo performances from my class. It was such a treat to hear everyone's playing and to be involved in a few others aside from my own. I've learned so much this year with the guidance of amazing tutors and classmates, and can't wait to continue building on the ideas I've gained during the program. Thanks again to Arts Nova Scotia, The Conservatory, the Charitable Irish Society, and Mark Cardiff for their wonderful support, making this year abroad possible for me!

The performances were all live-streamed and continue to be available on YouTube through the Irish World Academy Channel.