Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Music Festival Continues in Rural Quebec – featuring concerts of music for classical guitar, flute, violin and voice

Join us for our 3rd annual festival in this beautiful region. We started this festival with Harris Becker and the response to our concerts and teaching has been wonderful. The region is very special and we have made many good friends there. Here is the web site:

 From August 4 to August 10, the farm lands, fields and forests of south-west Quebec will be awash with the sounds of music. The festival. “A Midsummer Music Dream/ Songe d’été en musique” will feature concerts of music for solo guitar, guitar with flute and voice, violin and piano.  The performers are professional musicians from New York who are regular visitors to the region. 

In addition to the concerts, festival participants can also enroll in  classes such as technique and chamber ensemble, and rock guitar. Instruction will also be given in voice, piano, violin, flute and harpsichord.

The festival will take place at the junction of the Beauce and Eastern Townships region of Quebec which is approximately 1 1/2 hour drive south from Quebec City, 1 1/2 hour drive north-east from Sherbrooke and a 1 1/2 hour drive north from the Maine border crossing. Events are taking place in the villages of Courcelles, Lambton, Lac-Drolet and La Guadeloupe. The venues are the Moulin Bernier, a museum of art and culture in Courcelles, Église St-Vital in Lambton, the Moulin at Domaine La Guadeloupe, the Maison du Granit in Lac-Drolet, which is also a museum.

Listen to Soundclips from the festival in 2007: 

DOWNLOAD A POSTER!! Midsummer Music Dream Poster

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Baroque Across the River selected for GEMS 2nd annual showcase

"Baroque Across the River", an ensemble devoted to performing early music on period instruments, has been selected as one of 9 ensembles chosen to perform in the second annual showcase of New York's finest early music ensembles. The concerts are presented by GEMS, Gotham Early Music Scene and will be held at one of the city's newest concert halls, The Times Center located on 41st Street just east of 8th Avenue.

The ensemble is directed jointly by Kathleen McDonald and Michele Eaton. Their concert is scheduled for Sunday, September 28 at 4:00 PM. They will be joined by Martha McGaughey and Arthur Haas.

Visit their website:

For a full list of concerts visit the GEMSsite:


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Welcome Visitors

Greetings Visitors!

Welcome to our blog.  I will try to keep you up to date on Kathy and I. This blog will include news, site recommendations, and all the usual blog, videos(maybe) and sound clips. 

I will keep you posted here on the progress of our soon-to-be released CD, "Hill of Slane - Psalms, Sonatas & Sojourns. The next posting will be a self-styled press release for you to read.

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