The Arts in a Pandemic

Well. Wow. Yep. Things are sure different now! This time last year it would have been the happy chaos of planning and packing for all the camps, workshops, festivals and shows that would be just about to ramp into high gear. This year, in fact, would have been the most busy work schedule of my life to date, and then the covid hits, and every single one of those jobs no longer exists. I will miss Continue Reading

Summer and Fall 2019!!

Such an incredible summer so far! Started out with the Mission Children's Festival and a sneaky trip to Gabriola Island, then dove into running the ONTS Theatre Camp for Kids, session one. We created an amazing play entitled, "Al Dente, a culinary caper" that the kids wrote and performed themselves. So so fun! Then on to teaching at Beyond Trad music camp where music was made, shenanigans ensued, Continue Reading

Happy Fall 2018!

Yep, we've hit sweater weather, and I have to admit, I love it! After such an amazing summer of festivals, music and theatre camps, it's great to get back into the studio and get ready for even more fun stuff! Here's some neat upcoming fun: I'll be teaching an adult comedy improv class this fall, starting Nov. 7. It's a six week course on wednesday evenings, and it'll be a riot! Designed for those Continue Reading

Summer 2017!

I'm so excited and looking forward to all the amazing projects this summer! Loads of fun gigs and camps on the way! I will be running the Opening Nite Theatre camp for Kids in July and August, the July camp is "Adventures in Storyland" for ages 8-11 (sold out!) and the August camp (aug. 21-25) still has a few spots for kids ages 12-15 who want to do an Improv Comedy day camp! (go to Continue Reading

The 2016/2017 Season is here!!!

Annwyn Studios is bustling with wonderful fiddle students making music come alive in the lesson room! There have been some amazing gigs too, and more to come! Every Sunday I'm always excited to host at Sisto's with such an array of incredible co-hosts and open mic-ers! Make sure you come see us there! Upcoming co-hosts include Ari Neufeld, Damian Brennan, John Welsh, Tony O'Hara, Pat Chessell and Continue Reading

The 2015/2016 Season is here!!!

What an incredible summer we had! The Castlegar Fiddle Camp was a blast, amazing new friends and tunes! I ran 2 Theatre Camps for Kids with Opening Nite Theatre which was also a ridiculous amount of fun, we're doing that again for sure!! Loads of gigs all over BC with wonderful musicians and bands like The Doolins, Roads Unknown, John Welsh, Boilie's Goat, Murphy's Lagh and Ari Neufeld (more of Continue Reading

Upcoming Events!!

So much coming up in the next few months! I am very honoured to have asked to perform in Ontario once again with the Karen Schuessler Singers! They are hosting an evening called "Come to the Ceilidh" Saturday, 2015 March 28 which will be a kitchen party like no other! Rollicking Celtic music—including favorites like Fare Thee Well, Mairi’s Wedding and Tell me Ma, as well as featuring myself on Continue Reading

BC Winter Games Theme song released!

After being commissioned to compose, record and perform this year's BC Winter Games theme song, it's exciting to hear it being broadcast! "Bring on the Games" is a group project bringing together professional area musicians, up and comers, and even a youth ensemble comprised of Fraser Valley student performers! We'll be performing it live at the opening ceremonies held on the evening of Thurs. Continue Reading

Summer 2013!!

Here we go, folks! Such an eventful summer lies ahead! Trips to Lopez Island, a tour with the fabulous Tim Readman on Vancouver Island, teaching at the wonderful Hornby Island fiddle camp, "Fiddles 'n Fun" ....(seems to be a strong island theme here!) Don't worry, there are still pub shows as well as festival shows to enjoy, go check out the events dates for all the details! Have a great and Continue Reading

Countdown to St. Patrick’s month!

Several of the bands I perform with are in deep preparation for what we love to call, "The Great St. Patrick's Marathon" !!! This year, I'll be playing with Damian Brennan in Murphy's Lagh, The Streels, Sloe Gin Sideshow and Copper Sky, to name a few! Check out the events page for all the performance dates during the great Vancouver Celtic Festival, and also other upcoming fun-ness! Continue Reading