Harpist

22 April 2018

Rachel Taylor Voice Recital

Rachel Taylor performed a spectacular recital last night at St. Andrew's church. It was the final performance of her music degree at Dalhousie and it was a treat to join her for a piece for soprano and harp by Isabella Colbran.

18 April 2018

Video from West Dublin Concert

Mark Currie and I just received some video footage from our concert back in October at the West Dublin Community Hall. Many thanks to Jude and Jim for your audio and video expertise! Here is a set of reels (more to come):


16 April 2018

Mirror of the Heart in Lunenburg

On Saturday night in Lunenburg the Manning Chapel Choir performed its Mirror of the Heart repertoire for the second time. Central United Church is an acoustically beautiful place to perform and was the perfect location for the final concert of the Chapel Choir's season. Thank you to John Scott and the members of the fabulous choir for including me in these concerts!



15 April 2018

New Hermitage and Jeff Reilly

On Friday evening, New Hermitage performed at the Halifax Music Co-op with special guest Jeff Reilly on bass clarinet. It was our first time in that excellent venue! Poster art by Andrew MacKelvie.

Andrew and Ross at the soundcheck

13 April 2018

Nourish NS

Last night I was introduced to Nourish NS, a great organization that helps to bring healthy breakfast programs and vegetable gardens to schools across the province, among other initiatives. I was very pleased to play at their spring supper! You can read about their work here: nourishns.ca

8 April 2018

Student Recitals

Harp students played in a couple of lovely recitals this week. On Friday at Acadia, a combined guitar and harp recital, and on Saturday at the Conservatory, a junior recital open to all instruments. Congratulations to all the performers!

tuning up for the recital at Manning Chapel

1 April 2018

Mirror of the Heart

This past Friday evening, I had the pleasure of playing with the Manning Chapel choir in their concert, Mirror of the Heart. The program included Holst's "Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda" for harp and women's voices. This concert will be repeated on April 14th in Lunenburg!




26 March 2018

Sunday afternoon

The usual Henry House crew at it again on a Sunday afternoon.

18 March 2018

St. Patrick's Day at Finbar's

Dusty and I played for the keen early morning crowd at Finbar's Irish pub in Bedford yesterday.

16 March 2018

Homeplace

Erin and I were delighted to perform at Pier 21 last night for the opening reception of Homeplace, a new dance piece choreographed by Kathleen Doherty for Votive Dance and inspired by her time spent in Ireland. Keep track of Votive Dance's exciting work here: facebook.com/VotiveDance/

25 February 2018

Way to Grace CD release

Dusty performed his CD release show for Way to Grace last night to a packed house at the Old Triangle. Many thanks to Dusty for involving me on this project for the last couple of years. Check out his new album below:


31 January 2018

Sailing on Strings

Eastlink TV recently aired this 20 minute documentary about Cheryl Reid O'Hagan, my first teacher and founder of the Nova Scotia Harp Ring. Through performing, recording, teaching, and connecting people with instruments, she has created a large and thriving community of Nova Scotian harp players in the span of 20 years. The work Cheryl has done is truly amazing, check out her story below:

10 January 2018

Recording with Jeremy Finney

I had a fun morning yesterday at New Scotland Yard, doing a bit of recording for Jeremy Finney's upcoming album! The album consists of original compositions by Jeremy and will be released in April. Stay tuned!

6 January 2018

New Hermitage at Open Waters Festival

Last night, New Hermitage kicked off Open Waters Festival 2018 with a performance at the Dunn Theatre. The festival is a celebration of new and improvised music, and this year it features 20 performances in five different locations around Halifax. The festival runs Jan 5-10, and the schedule is here: http://www.upstreammusic.org/concert-series/open-waters-festival-18