Everyone lives such busy lives today. From waking up early in the morning to putting in a long day’s work, from dealing with daily demands of life to supporting our family and friends, both young and old. It is hard to feel like there is a moment to breathe let alone enjoy the day or the hours that live within it. Life then seems to become even more complicated with hardship in our personal lives and the tragedies that keep happening around the world. The weight of it all can, at times, seem almost unbearable.
I know that none of us are exempt from the trials of humanity. This is one of the main reasons I do what I do. I try to create spaces in concerts with my harp and voice where people can breath and relax. A place where they can forget, even just for one moment, all the adversity in life. A place where we can remember and focus on the light and happiness that also comes with our precious time here on earth.
Music during the holiday season
Despite our challenges, Christmas is a time to remind us why we value traditions, why we value family and why we hold onto hope. It is a time to reflect, a time to appreciate and a time to remember that the sun really will come up tomorrow.
This is why I am so excited to announce that this year, I will be touring “A Prairie Christmas”. Kim Robertson (lever harp) and Joaquin Ayala (nyckleharpa, symphonie and harmonium) are once again joining me in celebration of our joy of making music together, our long friendship and the holiday season. We will be performing seasonal and traditional pieces that reflect our diverse musical and personal backgrounds.
And, most of all, we look forward to sharing it with you.
Christmas Concerts Dates
We will be performing ten concerts in British Columbia and Manitoba. All of our dates can be found here: Prairie Christmas Tour. Check out any of our concerts in and around Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast, Winnipeg and some surrounding towns.
Tickets are already on sale at some of the venues and they are going quick!
There is something truly magical about harps and Christmas so this year, Kim and I are both excited to announce that we are each releasing Christmas albums! There will be more info about that coming soon as it might be a wee bit early for most of us to listen to songs of the season in September. We dive into the harp and the season in our own unique ways to create albums suited for different moods and energies during the season.
So bring your loved ones of all ages. Get away from the screens and share an evening of music with the the children and adults in your life.
Thank you for supporting our music. We all hope and look forward to sharing with you or new show this year!
As Martin Luther King said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Let’s bring in the light and love this December. Looking forward to having you join us.