Just home from two weeks of work in the West.
I had a great time teaching at FiddlyNess at Ness Creek. The first annual fiddle camp there. It won’t be the last! It was a great spot and everyone was wonderful to work and play with.
Enjoyed two shows in SK with Troy MacGilliveray and Jake Charron. Good music and great laughs along the way. Two people I would love to see more of, for sure. Thank you to Cathy Sproule for setting everything up for us. She can really make things happen and DOES!
Thank you to Daria Watkin and everyone at Clear Lake for another great fiddle week. We have really become a big family there and it is a reunion every year. Thank you to all of our students and to everyone who helped out through the week.
I had to come home for a rest but I came home with great pictures and more wonderful memories.
Now….. to focus on Band work coming up!!!! I hope you’re all enjoying the summer season. We can’t complain about the heat after the winter we had.
Hope to see you all before the end of the season. Cheers, Kelli
What an incredible experience and once in a lifetime opportunity!
Now….. It’s back to work and off to Saskatchewan and Manitoba to spread more of this wonderful Canadian music!
NEXT WEEKEND: Brockville Golf and Country Club!!!!! Check out the details on my Events page… should be a great night!
So…. What’s not to love right now?
Returning from a great tour on the East Coast, it was wonderful to come home to lush green grass, overflowing trees and bright flowers!
Thank you to all of our hosts in NS, CB and NB for inviting us into your homes and communities once again. I enjoyed my time with all of you and really appreciate all of the time and effort that goes into creating events for us. You make touring so much fun and so rewarding on many many levels. Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our shows and to say hello. It feels like a bigger and bigger reunion every time I’m back in the East. It always makes me a little sad to leave at the end of a tour.
I am looking forward, now, to a busy summer of festivals, fairs and fiddle camps. I’m busy working on lesson plans and new band material. It will be a nice change of pace for me.
It will be my first experience teaching and performing in Saskatchewan so I’m excited about that. It will be fun to do a couple of shows too, with Troy MacGillivray and Jake Charron. I also love returning to Clear Lake to see everyone there and to enjoy our fiddle campers!
Somewhere in the midst of summer “gigging”, I need to find some creative time so that I can finally put a new CD out! I feel it’s long over due……. I will keep you posted and always appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Thank you for those.
Have a great summer….. I hope to see you along the way! Cheers, Kelli
Back from a GREAT tour of BC and the dust has finally settled I think. AND the snow has finally melted. woohoo! I was even driving with the windows down one day last week!
Thank you to all of our hosts in BC for giving us so many wonderful opportunities to perform. Each experience was unique and so much fun. I was really blown away by the number of people who came out to show their support. What an awesome feeling! I’m always grateful, after a tour, for the shared experiences, great friendships and for the safe travel.
I hope to get back there again next spring! It’s a wonderful way to get a jump start on the season too!
Now, doing shows in Ontario and gathering final details for our tour in NS and NB in May….. coming up very quickly now!
Anxious to get back to the East Coast again to do some teaching (Ship’s Company Theatre) with Gordon Stobbe and many other great instructors and performing with Greg Simm.
I’m still plugging away at the writing process but many ideas are still lingering. Thank you all for your ideas and encouragement. I love to share as much of my music experiences with you as I can. You keep me motivated.
I hope you all enjoyed a long and festive Easter weekend with family and friends. I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Check our East Coast details on my events page: (NS) Halifax, Rawdon Gold Mines, Dartmouth, Guysborough, St. Peters, Parrsboro, Bridgewater, Annapolis Royal, (NB) Sackville, Fredericton, Plaster Rock, Saint John.
Cheers, Kelli…. I will add a couple of photos for you too!
Well It’s official….. I’m tired of winter and I don’t think I’m alone either. But…. I’m a trooper and I’m a proud Canadian!
I’m trading in the shovel though, for my fiddle and finishing up the final details of our BC tour coming up! I head out next Tuesday and Greg and I are really excited about our almost two weeks of shows! I hope to see many familiar faces and I look forward to meeting many new folks as well…. to add to my ever growing fiddle family.
Check out our show stops on my events page: Duncan, Victoria, Port Alberni, Vancouver, Hope, William’s Lake, Mara, Chase.
As soon as we return to Ontario….. you can find us in Ottawa, Kingston and Glengarry!
Stay tuned for more dates in NS, NB and CB in May! I am so excited for spring and to get playing music again!!! Cheers everyone….. GREEN is in the forecast!!! Kelli
It’s STILL winter!!!!! Seriously???
I LOVE the snow and I even enjoy shovelling – I AM ready for spring right about now though. I’m sure we’ll all appreciate it this year more than ever.
Our BC tour is finally in place and our May tour in the East is coming together as well.
Note a few changes to the events page and please spread the word if you know people in some of the areas we’ll be hitting!
BC: Victoria, Duncan, Port Alberni, Vancouver, Hope, William’s Lake, Mara, Chase.
Thank you to everyone who is helping to bring this tour to fruition for us. Looking forward to getting out to the West coast again. Cheers…. spring is around the corner! Kelli
I’m not sure if the Groundhog saw his shadow yesterday or not but I’m pretty sure we’re all ready for spring by now!
I have been busy building a tour for BC in March and dates and details are falling into place. Please stay tuned for more…
AND stay warm and safe in this crazy winter we’re experiencing!
I hope to see you all soon…. some of you in BC in March, ON in April, NS and NB in May, Manitoba in July and more to come….. See my events page for details… Cheers, Kelli
O.k. I’m not really fiddling in the snow but I’m thinking it would make a great tune title!
I hope you’ve all enjoyed a wonderful Holiday season and I wish you all the best in health and happiness for 2014.
Looking at the calendar, it would appear that I’m not working much for the next couple of months. That would be true of “paid gigs” however this is one of the busiest times it seems.
This is the time when I am doing more office work; booking gigs, festivals and tours, working out details, website updates, song writing and arranging, choosing new band material, teaching lessons, prepping workshops etc.
Keep an eye out for dates in Eastern ON, BC, NB, NS and possibly Europe!!!!
Cheers to you all and I hope to see you soon! Kelli
Starbright with Susan Gilmour
Merry Christmas everyone! I just returned from an amazing three weeks with “Starbright” in Petrolia and Stratford. What a wonderful kick-off to the Christmas season. I hope you’ll enjoy the pictures though they can’t possibly capture the magic of the show. I had a couple of great concerts with two of my band mates as well. Now….. time to enjoy the snow, the tree and good fun, friends and family over the holidays. Best Wishes to all of you for the Christmas season. Safe travels and enjoy time with your loved ones. May the new year bring you much joy and good health. To you….. Kelli