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Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Lots of fun shows happening for me, as always seems to be the case around this time of year!

I had a great time performing as part of Sofar Sounds Toronto on November 20th. The show took place at the storied Toronto show/party house 159 Manning. A new live video of that performance is on the way, stay tuned for that! Thanks to the whole Sofar Toronto crew for having me !

My family trio kith&kin has our two annual holiday concerts coming up. We’ll bring our Holiday Wassail to the the Music Gallery for the 9th (!!) year in a row on December 17th. Info on that show is here. And we are excited to return to Burdock on December 22nd to present a night of music and a shadow puppet show by Kristine White. More info is here.

I’ve been singing backup with one of my favourite Toronto bands DIANA on their tour for the past couple weeks and it has been a total blast, and a total honour. The big release party for their new record Familiar Touch is tonight at the Great Hall. It will be amazing! You can stream Familiar Touch below.

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Monday, November 28th, 2011

Last night I stayed up stuffing CDs. It’s an activity many independent musicians know all about – assembling your own packaging saves dollars, and, if you’re in good company, can actually be pretty fun. Last night we were stuffing the remaining copies of Yet Will I be Merry: Carols and Songs of the Season, the holiday album of lesser-known carols I made with kith&kin back in 2008. kith&kin is myself, my sister Martha, and our mother Kathleen. We sing traditional music, often a cappella. You can hear our songs on the ‘music’ section of this website!

All that CD stuffing is in anticipation of kith&kin’s fourth annual Holiday Wassail on December 15th at the Music Gallery in Toronto. Our Wassail is a HUGE affair, complete with an 8-singer choir, a kids’ Mummers Play, and of course kith&kin’s beautiful 3-part harmonies. It all happens at the beautiful Music Gallery, which is housed inside St. George-the-Martyr Church. The Wassail is a wonderful musical and community event that has come to be one of my favourite days of the year! You can find all the details you need about the event here.

I’m also pleased to announce a special house concert next Sunday Dec 4th in Ottawa, which will be a split Ivy Mairi / kith&kin bill! My great friend Phil Nicolson is helping us put it on. Phil is the host of all hosts, so it should be a spectacular evening. It will be the first time Matt, Lucas, and I have all played together since I’ve been on tour with Bruce Peninsula, so I’m very excited. Space at this concert is very limited, so please email for more info.

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