Frozen under Ice, Nova Scotia in January 2022

 

This is our new pup, Mochi.  The expression on his little face is exactly how I am feeling these days. At the best of times, Nova Scotia in January is a hard place to be because of the weather, which…

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Conversations with Leah

Today I did a fun thing and did a ZOOMTUBE  interview with my friend and colleague Leah Roseman, a first class violinist who plays with the NAC Orchestra in Ottawa. Leah and I went to McGill together, and I always…

Teaching on ZOOM

This past weekend I taught a ZOOM nyckelharpa workshop for the American Swedish Institute- a great honour I can tell you, as I am a relatively new player and teacher when it comes to  the nyckelharpa.  I have worked hard…

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Exposure or Fee? Just Pay Me Please.

It’s been a bit of a trying week.  Being stuck at home, reading the latest Covid updates, and talking to friends who are having a tough time during this Pandemic is making it challenging to stay positive, particularly during my…

February in the Maritimes

 

It’s February, my least favourite month of the year- March isn’t much better in the Maritimes. Being from Victoria, BC is not helping me at this time of year! Out there cherry blossoms are blooming and Spring is already in…

Working out to Polska Rhythm

As a young child, I remember always having some sort of rhythm going through my head when I was doing any kind of exercise, whether it be dancing (yes, that’s obvious!) or just walking or running around the neighbourhood. This…