20 November 2023

Sheet Music Store

This week I launched a new sheet music store on Etsy! Following the Huron Harp Festival, I received a few specific requests for sheet music, so I have made those pieces available here: www.ellengiblingharp.etsy.com

So far, only Duine Air Call and Garden River are for sale, but I'll continue to add arrangements as requests come in. The arrangements are for solo harp, written just as I would play them in performance. However, I'm working on some more pedagogical material... stay tuned!

photo by Jamie Kronick

9 November 2023

Fauré Requiem

This weekend, Capella Regalis Choirs presented a very beautiful free concert of the Fauré Requiem at All Saints Cathedral, conducted by Nick Halley. Photo by Vitaminbea.

8 November 2023

Bombadils and Magpies

The Bombadils shared a bill at the Carleton last week with a lovely band from the UK - The Magpies! This has been an exciting time for the Bombadils, as they just won Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the year from Music Nova Scotia and have been nominated in three categories at the Canadian Folk Music Awards: Vocal Group of the Year, Ensemble of the Year, and Single of the Year (for Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming). 

7 November 2023

Elizabeth Fry Society Gala

I recently was introduced to the work of the Elizabeth Fry Society through playing at their fundraising gala. I was very impressed by the scope of the programs they run, and the amazing team of staff with lived experience who are doing important work on the ground! Check out their website to learn more about them and donate if you are able. Thanks to Seymour Snaps for this photograph!

6 November 2023

Folk Music Ontario

In October, I joined the Bombadils for a whirlwind showcase at Folk Music Ontario. The conference took place this year in London!

5 November 2023

False Knight Gaza Fundraiser

About a decade ago, I recorded my first solo album "The False Knight & Other Tunes". It is a collection of music I was playing in the Montreal metro system as a busker and includes tunes from Ireland, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Scotland, the Hebrides, Asturia, England, and Quebec. 

I never released it beyond selling it while busking and at concerts! I've just now made it available on bandcamp: digital copies and limited physical copies.

100% of the proceeds from these album sales will go the Humanitarian Coalition, a group of 12 aid organizations pooling resources to help with crises internationally, and now in particular with the humanitarian catastrophe faced by Palestinians in Gaza. Until November 12th, the federal government is matching donations to the coalition, so contributions have twice the impact. I will cover all postage, payment, and bandcamp fees.

I’m very grateful for everyone out there right now organizing for peace and human rights, for the release of hostages, and calling for an immediate ceasefire as the bare minimum. http://ceasefirenow.ca/about

Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to this fundraiser!

3 November 2023

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

New Hermitage and Carbon Arc combined forces again this year for the 4th annual Halloween Silent Film! This year's film was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920).

1 November 2023

The Bay Runs Far Up

Jude Pelley wrote a brand new chamber music piece for bouzouki, harp, nyckelharpa, flute, organ, and percussion which we premiered at Manning Chapel last week!