22 August 2016

Eurythmy by the Sea

This week I spent a few days in Seaforth and Dartmouth playing for a 4-day workshop titled Eurythmy-by-the-sea. It was an intimate international gathering of Eurythmists and Eurythmy-enthusiasts culminating in a powerful public performance on Saturday.

3 August 2016

Celtic Tea Room, Cape Breton

Erin and I had a blast last night playing a concert at St. Ann's Bay United Church in Cape Breton. The Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs are a fantastic series of intimate concerts run by David Papazian in support of the church throughout the summer. Check out the lineup for the rest of the summer here: Celtic Tea Room Ceilidhs

the view up towards Cape Smokey this morning

31 July 2016

Festival workshops in July

Just wrapped up a couple of weeks of workshops at the Creative Music Workshop in Halifax (part of the Jazz Festival) and Boxwood Festival in Lunenburg. I brought the cross-strung harp to CMW and had the chance to explore improvising in a smaller ensemble with dancers, singers, poets, and musicians. At Boxwood, I was part of the Irish harp class with Michelle Mulcahy and enjoyed especially learning about dadgad guitar, and playing in the sessions with new visiting musicians and old friends.

the multi-disciplinary ensemble at CMW
late-night bandstand session in Lunenburg

30 June 2016

Recording Session with Naming the Twins

Yesterday I traveled down to the south shore to add harp to four tracks of Naming the Twins' upcoming album. The session was with Harbourtone Productions, at their beautiful studio in Shelburne. I had so much fun in the studio. Really looking forward to hearing the whole album!

29 June 2016

Tuesday Night Tunes

Erin and I really enjoyed playing at Tuesday Night Tunes yesterday evening! Tuesday Night Tunes is a free outdoor concert series that takes place throughout the summer, hosted by the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Ragged Robin's first performance was for Tuesday Night Tunes last summer, and it was exciting to see how much we've changed since then.