What a wonderful summer...

Well this summer has been filled with great things. On a personal note, the birth of our niece Jupiter (Kamila's daughter!), our sister Sophie's wedding, tons of family visits and great weather. 
On a musical note (heh heh), getting to perform at the Halifax Jazz Festival, the Mosaiq Multicultural Festival in Moncton, and the Festival sure le Canal in Montreal, plus a number of really nice shows around Nova Scotia from Cape Breton to Annapolis Royal.

Lots of exciting events still to come this year.  First off we are greatly looking forward to the Deep Roots Music Festival in Wolfville Nova Scotia where we will be performing the entire PIAF show at Grand Pré National Historic site (Multimedia Theatre) on Wednesday Sept 23rd, plus a set on the main stage on Friday night.  Visit the Deep Roots site for ticket information on both events.

Next up we will be doing a song each at the Night Kitchen in Wolfville on Oct 3, which will be headlined by our sister Sahara Jane & Daunt Lee, plus our friend Tim LaBorie. 
Then we will be performing an Andy and Ariana house concert in Lunenburg at Flavin Chiropractic on Sunday Oct 4 at 2pm.

After that we are heading to Ontario for a couple PIAF shows.  One will be held at Sans Souci in Belleville on Friday Oct 16 and one at The Pearl Company in Hamilton on Friday October 23, plus some other performances in neighbouring towns (check calendar for latest additions).

In November we will be bringing the PIAF show to Roadside Willie's in Truro NS on Nov 7 and to Goose Bay Labrador (!) on Nov 14 at the Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre.
We will also be performing at the Alliance Francaise gala in Halifax on Nov 19.

A sampler video in case you haven't seen the new show:

Other shows we are involved in which are taking place in Wolfville NS include:

  • 3 ORO Orkestra dances at the WFM building on Oct 2, Nov 20 and Dec 11,
  • TripALady's Hallowe'en Dance at the Old Orchard Inn Barn on Sat Oct 31
  • Sarah Pound Gaetz's CD Release at the Baptist Church on Nov 6,
  • Ruby Throated Records' release of "Let the Good News Ring", a Christmas compilation CD featuring valley artists on Nov 28 at the Al Whittle Theatre,

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Montreal Folk Festival sur le Canal

We're getting geared up to perform our original set at the 8th annual Montreal Folk Festival this Saturday June 20 at 7:30pm! We'll play songs from Eye to Eye, Good to Be Home, and maybe a couple from our new CD...

This is a free event so come on down and enjoy lots of great music Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday!  There is also some ticketed concerts at the festival.  Check out the website for more info: http://montrealfolkfest.com/performers/schedule/



La Vie en Rose CD Released

Ariana's new CD "La Vie en Rose" (produced by Andy!) was successfully released with two full houses at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville at the end of April.  Check out some of the feedback from the shows here.

We're getting geared up for another at the Chester Playhouse this weekend, Sat May 16. Here is a video from the Wolfville show:

Ariana Nasr chante PIAF avec Andy Flinn!

This winter we have developed a new show.  We're calling it Ariana Nasr chante PIAF but it is still the two of us doing the performing. This full length show presents the music of France's best-loved popular singer Édith Piaf.  The songs are all in french but the show includes song synopses and other relevant info in English. For performance dates visit http://www.ArianaNasr.com/

And, we are almost finished the CD!  The CD has 11 of PIAF's famousest songs recorded by Andy and Ariana and an arsenal of instruments.  Ariana has done a lot of arranging for this one!  Stay tuned for samples. 

The official hometown releases will take place on Friday and Saturday April 24th and 25th at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville Nova Scotia.  Visit http://www.ArianaNasr.com/buy-tickets to get tickets!

Here is some video we got at the inaugural performance at the Noodle Shop on February 14th:

Cape Split

This is a new song, written about Cape Split and performed at the annual War Child benefit in Wolfville Nova Scotia.  Thanks to Colleen Dagnall and Jeffrey Dreves Jr. for the cellphone footage!

Take Five - No Faux

A few weeks ago we performed a little show at No Faux, the new vintage fashion studio in Hortonville...


Early Morning Gaspereau (in Harbourville)

A couple weeks ago we were lucky enough to perform at the lovely North Mountain United Tapestry church in Harbourville NS.  Here is that evening's South Mountain song.


New Videos from CD Release

I have started editing some videos from the Eye to Eye CD Release show we performed with Mark Bezanson last year.  Here are the first two, there will be more!


Eye to Eye Illustration

Summer in Nova Scotia is the best.  So on our last trip to Cape Breton, where we were privileged to attend the always fantastic Hawg and Hen in St. George's Channel, we were informed that our friend Dana had received an illustration for her birthday drawn by the great Matthew Goodmanson (or should i say Greatmanson?) of our song Eye to Eye.  If you've heard the song (which you can at the upper right corner of this site) you will recognize the characters in this amazing depiction!  We got permission to show it to you, here it is:

Kempt Shore

We're looking forward to the Acoustic Maritime Festival at Kempt Shore this weekend!  Our Andy and Ariana set is on Saturday at 2pm.  We will be selling CDs and hopefully USB sticks with our last 3 albums as well!

We will also be performing with Ask Your Sister, a family band with a new CD! :)

Summer News

Well, here we are. We're back for another amazing NS summer! We were a little slow starting but we're getting together some gigs around the province during the warmer months, check the shows page for updates.

As you may know, this winter we were away working on a project with Ariana's sisters called Ask Your Sister. Their new CD will be released July 10, 12 and 13 in NS, plus both Andy and Ariana and Ask Your Sister will be appearing at the Kempt Shore Acoustic Maritime festival this year!

Last Night Kitchen (for us)

Last Saturday Andy and I presented our last Night Kitchen.  The reins have been handed over to the Dead Sheep Scrolls so you can attend their first show on Saturday January 4 2014!  They will be running the show on the first Saturday of the month until June, and then from September on.
Here are the videos of our performance...

These two with the Funtime Brigade!

Band Concert at CPA

Ok, that was very cool. We had a fantastic time talking, rehearsing and performing with the students in the Charles P. Allen Wind Ensemble ♥ at their school. Here is Eye to Eye (one of the songs that Nathan Beeler arranged), filmed from the sound booth way up high.

Concert at Charles P. Allen High School!

We're very excited to be performing at the new Charles P. Allen high school on Thursday Nov 7 with the Charles P. Allen High School Wind Ensemble!  They will be performing a set, we will be performing a set and we will be performing two of our tunes with them!  How cool...  Nathan Beeler - band teacher extraordinaire, has scored 2 of our original songs for wind ensemble!

All are welcome, the concert begins at 7pm in the Charles P. Allen High School Performance Space (200 Innovation Drive, Bedford)  and it is free admission (donations gratefully accepted).

Summer Fun...

So this weekend we were at the Acoustic Maritime Festival at Kempt Shore NS.  Mark Bezanson joined us for a set on Thursday and here is some video footage we found to prove it (Thanks PhotogAE!)

In other news our Echo died (permanently) on our way to the festival on Friday so RIP little Echo. No more Going on the Road for you.  I feel some A/C in our future...

Rising with the Moon in Ontario

Ontario this spring was super fun, we got to see lots of new places and faces.  One of these was Mark Brewer of ImageFM in Hamilton who made some live videos of us while we were there. (Thanks Mark!) Wait, here's one now:

After which we went and had a great show at Artword Artbar.  Any Hamiltonians out there who have yet to visit should go now.  Other good times had are too numerous to mention so i'll just leave it at that!

New CD now available online

Eye to Eye is now also available on ITunes and CD Baby!

If you are not an ITunser you can order the CD (by mail) or download in a variety of formats (mp3, flac, ogg). Digital download is name your price so if you don't have a credit card, or moolah, just enter 0 and you won't need it.

Upcoming Shows

Here's a lowdown on concerts yet to come
(more on our shows page)

Fri May 3rd at Trellis Cafe in Hubbards 7:30pm

Thurs May 16 at Sharon Hope United Church (ON)

Sat May 25 at 8pm at Magnolia Cafe in Guelph

Wed May 29 at Artword Artbar in Hamilton

Sat June 1 at Flyer's Cafe in Dunnville

Tues June 4th at Tranzac (Main Hall) in Toronto at 8pm.  With Chris Gartner, and Micah and Delia opening!


New Music Video

Our new CD "Eye to Eye" is coming out in April!  Here is a music video of one of the new songs.

New Album coming in April!

Happy Winter everybody!  This January/February finds Andy and I hard at work on our upcoming release.  It's going very well and we will have samples posted shortly.  Confirmed release dates include: Sat April 20 at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville NS and Sat April 27 at Union St. Cafe in Berwick NS.  More to follow.

In other news, we plan to be touring in Ontario in May and June this year so contact us if you'd like any more info on that, or if you have any great ideas for us.


Live Video from Rose and Kettle

Here's a video posted by the kind folks at the Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions (a fantastic weekly event in Cole Harbour)


New Videos

A few videos from this summer's performances:

From The Music Room in Halifax:

At Lahave Folk Festival:

From The Music Room in Halifax:

It's Good to Be Home!

Well, we successfully completed our "Good to Be Home" CD Release Tour of Eastern Canada.  It was a blast and we're glad to be home.

The new CD can be found at TAN Cafe and Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville, and online from Bandcamp and CD Baby.

This summer we're looking forward to a variety of gigs around Nova Scotia, including an appearance at the Acoustic Maritime Music Festival on Thursday July 20th and one at EVOLVE in Antigonish on Sunday July 22nd!  On Sunday Sept 2 we will also be taking part in the Lahave Folk Festival.  For other shows check our calendar.

The Nirvana in Fredricton NB

This Tuesday, we performed at Nirvana in Fredricton. What a place! Ariana had herself a yoga lesson with Marchell Coulombe, yoga instructor extraordinaire, while Andy enjoyed local organic brew products and some of the most awesome vegan cuisine north of the south pole. The show was attended by local Quakers and Yogis and a great atmosphere. We're starting our Ontario string of shows this Friday with a shared bill in Kitchener.