Pleased to have spoken with Stephen at Celtic Life Magazine. Great write up about the latest Selkie Girls release.
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The Known World Project
The Known World Project is a collaboration of musicians from all over the world. Organized by myself and Dave Ervin, the goal of the project is to create music even in this time of physical social isolation. "Alli and I started this project as a way to keep our sanity and have fun recording songs, all while living in the social distancing lock down of the 2020 pandemic." In the midst of uncertain times, music can be a stronghold, an anchor, both for the makers and the listeners. We hope to continue this online project and share some music with the world. Stay tuned for future events, shows, recordings and the like.
Sonder the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own
We chose this concept to describe our current project. While we are living in era of self-isolation due to the pandemic, we have become more aware of one another's circumstances and challenges. Even when we are apart, there is opportunity for connection. Sonder speaks to the essential truth that we are complex and nuanced, and through artistic expression, compassion, and community, we can create something inspirational.
“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” - Desmond Tutu
New Year. Same old me. But armed with new goals, renewed passion, and focus. I hope your 2019 was good; I hope you learned something new about yourself, did something you were proud of (or many things!), and that you are filled with some hope for next year.
Goings on, etc.
The HouseCats are back and booking for 2020. Never heard of us? That's because we took an 11 year hiatus while raising our two kiddos. They're getting older now, and the acoustic duo engine has revved up once again. www.facebook.com/housecatsmusic
We're booking for wineries, pubs, and other great listening rooms. We play a mix of atmospheric originals and tasteful covers, spanning from rock to pop to folk to Americana and beyond. We make a great opener, too.
I'm keeping busy with a full studio of students, through my own Skype lessons from my home, a full roster at the New Song School of the Arts, and my choirs and private students at the School of Irish Music, too. I can never decide which I love teaching the most - ukulele, piano, voice, or guitar. Or maybe it's just that I love them all and really enjoy the people I get to work with.
The Selkie Girls are releasing our newest album this spring, tentatively in time for the St. Paddy's season of festivals and shows. Go check out all the fun there at www.theselkiegirls.com for more info on that.
Take care and see you all next year! The best is yet to come!
Finally, our newest album is here. We've worked for over a year and a half on the album and are deeply proud to share this with our fans. This was a carefully curated selection of our favorite Celtic pieces, including traditional Christmas songs and some you may never have heard before. Order here: www.theselkiegirls.com/store