5 August 2017

Albert Herring with Halifax Summer Opera Festival

Tonight is the opening night of Albert Herring! Under the direction of conductor Nicholas Gilmore, Danbee Ko (piano), Trevor Brandenburg (percussion), and myself will be joining singers from across the country for this comic opera by Benjamin Britten. There are four performances with two different casts: August 5, 8, 11, and 13. More information about the production can be found here: halifaxsummeroperafestival.com

3 August 2017

Boxwood Festival 2017

I spent a wonderful 4 days in Lunenburg last week, attending workshops with the brilliant Irish harp player Michael Rooney as part of Boxwood Festival. I am very grateful to the Conservatory for the professional development fellowship supporting these studies!

2 August 2017

Best of Halifax nomination

Such a nice surprise to see that New Hermitage got nominated for "Best Experimental Band" in the 2017 Best of Halifax awards by The Coast! Voting happens here: http://thecoast.secondstreetapp.com/l/Best-of-Halifax-2017


30 July 2017

Ragged Robin at the Celtic Tea Room

Erin and I spent another delightful evening at the Celtic Tea Room in St. Ann's Bay, Cape Breton! The audience was so warm and engaging, and it was great to have the chance to play a couple of sets with Paul Cranford at the end of the night. Delicious treats and beverages were served, and we were made most welcome by everyone at the church. We were so pleased to be invited back for our second year with this excellent summer series.

 this summer's lineup

a photo of the church from its facebook page