27 May 2023

New Hermitage Tour Announcement

New Hermitage has just released the dates of our upcoming June tour! We'll be in Toronto, Guelph, Peterborough, Dawson City, and Edmonton. (Unfortunately, I can't make it to Toronto, but I'll be at the other dates.) In Guelph and Peterborough, we'll be playing with Joyful Joyful, fresh from our week of recording a new album with them!

26 May 2023

The Bombadils at the ECMAs

The Bombadils played a fun showcase at the Carleton on May 5 as part of the ECMAs in Halifax this year.

thanks to Edward for the photo!

24 May 2023

Cookie Concert

Amelia McMahon and I had a great time performing at this Musique Royale Cookie Concert! We were playing a mixed program of classical, folk, jazz, and pop songs arranged for harp and voice, with a special appearance by Scott Kingsley on bass.

18 May 2023

Fictional Music

On April 23, New Hermitage was part of Tom Richards' installation composition at the Halifax Central Libray - Fictional Music. This piece was inspired by Borges short story "The Library of Babel" and consisted of music played simultaneously on four floors by four different ensembles. The audience could walk around and explore the soundscape, mixing between the various musicians. It was very cool and will hopefully happen again!

17 May 2023

Charlie and Ellen at the Woodshed

Last month, Charlie Wilson (flute, whistle) and I played a series of concerts in the Wood Shed, a tiny concert venue right on Petite Riviere on the South Shore. It was our debut performance as a duo, playing mostly original tunes by Charlie. Stay tuned for Charlie's upcoming album of new compositions!