Artist Residency 2021
In the midst of the pandemic and multiple lockdowns I recieved a nine month arts residency through St Benedicts table, an Anglican church in the Dioceses of Rupertsland in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The task was to write five songs around the theme of Light and Lament and it was definitely a time of of refection and tumult for myself and the world. Dear Wisdom is one of the tunes born from this time of writing and contemplating personal and collective futures. It is a plea and a prayer and lament to Wisdom, and written on my guitelele, Penelope, who makes sweet soft sounds.
Stories to Songs Project 2022
In 2021 I was approached to take part in a fabulous project celebrating seniors. Through a series of video conversations with the selected participant I was commissioned to come up with a song. It was a joy and a challenge to write something that would do justice to the life of the lovely and resilient, 88 yr old Helen Bailly who lives in a small town in Manitoba. This is a video recording of the song, Chapters. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed the process of getting to know Helen and writing a song to honour her life on the prairies.