Shar’s Festive Rambling 2019

Shar’s Festive CONCERTS

November 28th, Thursday (1pm) – PORT CREDIT, ON
Out & About – Mississauga Chamber Music presents
Harp & Holly Trio CONCERT Mississauga
Port Credit Library
20 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga (Port Credit!)
free concert
November 29th, FRIDAY (7pm) – TORONTO, ON
Harp & Holly CONCERT Toronto
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Presents Harp & Holly
in a fundraiser for The House of Compassion.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street, Toronto
Tickets ​$26 available at the door. Children 12 and under free.
Advance tickets: ​ ​Tel: (416) 922-1167
December 1st, Sunday (7pm) – TORONTO, ON
Iona Service – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Anne Lindsay (fiddle), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)

December 6th, Friday (8pm) – CLINTON, ON
Harp & Holly CONCERT Clinton
Clinton United Church, 105 Ontario St, Clinton, ON
Tickets $25.00 at the door. Children 12 and under free
Advance Tickets $20.00 available from the Church Office
Tel: (519) 482-9553 or any Worship and Music Committee Member

December 15th, Sunday (9:40am) – OAKVILLE, ON
Lenten Recital (20 minutes before the service) – solo harp
Knox Presbyterian Church, downtown Oakville

December 19th, Thursday (7:30pm) – COLPOY’S BAY, ON
Harp & Holly CONCERT Colpoy’s Bay
We return to the best little hall in the province!
The Women’s Institute of Colpoy’s Bay presents Harp & Holly!
Colpoy’s Bay Women’s Institute Hall
Bruce County Rd 9, South Bruce Peninsula
Tickets ​$26 available at the door. Children 12 and under free.
Advance Tickets: Tara Stanton ​at 519-387-0515

December 21st, Saturday (2pm) – SAUBLE BEACH, ON
Harp & Holly CONCERT Sauble Beach
Sauble Beach United Church, 899 Main St, Sauble Beach
Tickets: ​$26 available at the door. Children 12 and under free.
Advance Tickets available at the Church Office;
call 519-422-1863 or email saubleunitedchurch@bmts.com
or Don Riddell; 519-422-1060 or email dwrriddell@hotmail.com

December 21st, Saturday (8pm) – OWEN SOUND, ON
Harp & Holly CONCERT Owen Sound
Harp & Holly is home for Christmas with their annual Owen Sound concert!
Central Westside United Church,
310 – 10th Street West, Owen Sound
Tickets: ​$25 available at the door. Children 12 and under free.
Advance Tickets available online at Eventbrite

December 22nd, Sunday (7pm) – OAKVILLE, ON
Music for a Winter’s Eve
with Sharlene, harp
& Grammy nominated Ron Korb, world flutes
A relaxing musical breath before the Christmas week
at Knox Presbyterian Church
89 Dunn Street, downtown Oakville
$20 / children under 12 free
harp@sharlenewallace.com for tickets & info

2020 Looking into next year’s Shar Sightings:

January 5 – IONA service, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church – Toronto, ON
January 12 – Kingston Symphony
January 25 – Kingston Symphony
February 1&2 – Oakville Symphony
February 2 – IONA service, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church – Toronto, ON
February 6 – Out & About CONCERT with Sharlene & Anne Lindsay (fiddle) – Port Credit, ON
March 28 – Guelph Chamber Choir
April 4 & 5 – Oakville Symphony
April 5 – IONA service, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church – Toronto, ON
April 13-18 – KELOWNA, BC – 20th Annual Spring Celtic Harp Workshop – workshop & concert with Sharlene
April 19 – CONCERT harp, flute & cantors – Knox United Church – Agincourt, ON
April 25 – Guelph Symphony
May 3 – IONA service, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church – Toronto, ON
May 9 & 10 – Oakville Symphony
June 24-26 – Sunshine Coast, BC – Sunshine Coast Retreat Workshop & Concert

Harp & Holly
Sharlene Wallace, Terry Young, Juanita Wilkins, Sandra Swannell and Rob Ritchie bring their enchanted world of Christmas reverie with stirring arrangements of ancient carols, jubilant seasonal favourites and poignant storytelling ​to the Southwestern Ontario region every December. ​
INFO

Shar’s Wintery Festive CDs
(Harp & Holly)
(Sharlene, Celtic harp &
George Koller, bass)

Shar’s Fall & Festive Harp Rambling 2019

_MG_5943
Harp & Holly fun!
Fall… a time of Thanksgiving, leaf painting, harp strings breaking, clocks changing, voting… and lots of music making!
The following are concerts that I will be giving, including a house concert next week, a hospital fundraising concert, my annual Christmas concert with Ron Korb, and the Annual Harp & Holly Christmas Concert Tour!
I hope our paths cross soon.
Harping & Rambling Along,
Shar xo

Shar’s Fall & Festive CONCERTS
OCTOBER 26th, Saturday (7:30pm) – GREY HIGHLANDS, ON
Mapleview Studio House Concert
Solo lever harp concert, Sharlene
Lots of Shar compositions, music by Alfredo Rolando Ortiz and Celtic tunes.

November 2nd & 3rd – OAKVILLE, ON
Oakville Symphony

November 3rd, Sunday (7pm) – TORONTO, ON
Iona Liturgy – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Sue Piltch (flute), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)

November 16th, Saturday (7:30pm) – KINGSTON, ON
Kingston Symphony

November 17th, Sunday (2pm) – OAKVILLE, ON – SOLD OUT
TEMPO – A Musical Afternoon in support of the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
A special event featuring performances from some of our hospital’s most talented staff, doctors and music volunteers. Guest artist, Sharlene.
John Oliver Auditorium
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
3001 Hospital Gate, Oakville
Tickets $15 including Parking
Children under 12 free
Proceeds benefit the Oakville Hospital Foundation

November 28th, Thursday (1pm) – PORT CREDIT, ON
Out & About – Mississauga Chamber Music presents
Harp & Holly CONCERT
Port Credit Library
20 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga (Port Credit!)
free concert

November 29th, FRIDAY (7pm) – TORONTO, ON
Harp & Holly CONCERT
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Presents Harp & Holly
in a fundraiser for The House of Compassion.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street, Toronto
Tickets ​$26 available at the door. Children 12 and under free.
Advance tickets: ​ ​Tel: (416) 922-1167

December 1st, Sunday (7pm) – TORONTO, ON
Iona Service – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Anne Lindsay (fiddle), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)

December 6th, Friday (7pm) – CLINTON, ON
Harp & Holly CONCERT
Clinton United Church, 105 Ontario St, Clinton, ON
Tickets $25.00 at the door. Children 12 and under free
Advance Tickets $20.00 available from the Church Office
Tel: (519) 482-9553 or any Worship and Music Committee Member
INFO

December 15th, Sunday (9:40am) – OAKVILLE, ON
Lenten Recital (20 minutes before the service) – solo harp
Knox Presbyterian Church, downtown Oakville

December 15th, Sunday (1:30pm & 4:30pm )- OAKVILLE, ON
Oakville Symphony

December 16, 17, 18 (7:30pm) – KINGSTON, ON
Kingston Symphony

December 19th, Thursday (7:30pm) – COLPOY’S BAY, ON
Harp & Holly CONCERT
We return to the best little hall in the province!
The Women’s Institute of Colpoy’s Bay presents Harp & Holly!
Colpoy’s Bay Women’s Institute Hall
Bruce County Rd 9, South Bruce Peninsula
Tickets ​$26 available at the door. Children 12 and under free.
Advance Tickets: Tara Stanton ​at 519-387-0515
or colpoysbaywi@gmail.com
INFO

December 21st, Saturday (2pm) – SAUBLE BEACH, ON
Harp & Holly CONCERT
Sauble Beach United Church, 899 Main St, Sauble Beach
Tickets: ​$26 available at the door. Children 12 and under free.
Advance Tickets available at the Church Office;
call 519-422-1863 or email saubleunitedchurch@bmts.com
or Don Riddell; 519-422-1060 or email dwrriddell@hotmail.com
INFO

December 21st, Saturday (8pm) – OWEN SOUND, ON
Harp & Holly CONCERT
Harp & Holly is home for Christmas with their annual Owen Sound concert!
Central Westside United Church,
310 – 10th Street West, Owen Sound
Tickets: ​$25 available at the door. Children 12 and under free.
Advance Tickets available online at Eventbrite

December 22nd, Sunday (7pm) – OAKVILLE, ON – save the date!!
Music for a Winter’s Eve
A moment before the 
Christmas week to relax and breathe… and enjoy beautiful festive tunes and original music
with Sharlene, harps & Ron Korb, flutes
at Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville
more info to follow

December 24th, Tuesday (11:30pm) – HAMILTON, ON
Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King
714 King St West, Hamilton
Midnight Mass
Sharlene & Máté Szigeti, flute

2020 Looking into next year’s Shar Sightings:
January 5 – IONA service, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church – Toronto, ON
January 12 – Kingston Symphony
January 25 – Kingston Symphony
February 1&2 – Oakville Symphony
February 2 – IONA service, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church – Toronto, ON
February 6 – Out & About CONCERT with Sharlene & Anne Lindsay (fiddle) – Port Credit, ON
March 28 – Guelph Chamber Choir
April 4 & 5 – Oakville Symphony
April 5 – IONA service, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church – Toronto, ON
April 13-18 – KELOWNA, BC – 20th Annual Spring Celtic Harp Workshop – workshop & concert with Sharlene
April 19 – CONCERT harp, flute & cantors – Knox United Church – Agincourt, ON
April 25 – Guelph Symphony
May 3 – IONA service, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church – Toronto, ON
May 9 & 10 – Oakville Symphony
June 24-26 – Sunshine Coast, BC – Sunshine Coast Retreat Workshop & Concert

Harp & Holly

Sharlene Wallace, Terry Young, Juanita Wilkins, Sandra Swannell and Rob Ritchie bring their enchanted world of Christmas reverie with stirring arrangements of ancient carols, jubilant seasonal favourites and poignant storytelling ​to the Southwestern Ontario region every December. ​

King Edy Sunday Brunch
And… you can hear Sharlene most Sundays at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto, while enjoying a delicious Sunday Brunch!
10:30am – 2:30pm
October 20, 27
November 10, 24
December 1, 8, 22, 24, 25, 29

Listen & Buy!
Shar’s Wintery CDs:
(Sharlene & George Koller, bass)

Summer Harp Ramblingette

Summer greetings, Ramblingers!!!
The following are concerts that I will be giving and workshops I will be teaching over the next few months… I look forward to our paths possibly crossing this summer…
Rambling Along,
Shar

Shar’s CONCERTS & WORKSHOPS

June 27th, Thursday at 12pm noon – PORT CREDIT, ON
Out & About Mississauga Chamber Music Concert Series
Solo harp concert, Sharlene
Port Credit Library
20 Lakeshore Rd East, Mississauga
free!

July 15th – 20th – LAC MACDONALD , Quebec
CAMMAC – annual harp workshop retreat week with Sharlene

July 23rd – OAKVILLE, ON
OSO Outreach Concert at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

August 2nd, 11:00-12:30pm – MAXVILLE, ON
Glengarry Highland Games – harp workshop

August 17th – PRINCE GEORGE, BC
Prince George Harp Community presenting a harp workshop & concert by Sharlene.

August 19th – 23rd, WELLS, BC
33rd Annual International Island Mountain Arts International Harp & Cello School
Sharlene Wallace – advanced harp
Tristan Le Govic – intermediate harp
Seumas Gagne – intermediate harp
Marilyn Rummell – beginner harp
Morag Northey – cello

September 4th, Wednesday 2-4pm – ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland
We Play For You Interactive Concert
at The Rooms – Level 3 Atrium
Included in price of admission
We are filling The Rooms with music all summer long. Come hear us play for you! From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent as they fill The Rooms with music and song from our province’s rich musical heritage. You can sing along, tap your toes or just sit back and delight in the experience. On Wednesday, September 4 from 2 pm – 4 pm, join our visiting special guest, Canadian harpist and composer, Sharlene Wallace.

September 4th-6th, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland
CBS Harps – harp workshops & concert

September 8th, Sunday 7:00pm TORONTO, ON
Iona Liturgy – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Anne Lindsay (fiddle), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)

October 4th-5th, GODERICH, ON
Huron Harp Festival – workshops & concert

October 6th, Sunday 7:00pm TORONTO, ON
Iona Liturgy – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Anne Lindsay (fiddle), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)

October 26th, GREY HIGHLANDS, ON
Mapleview Studio House Concert – solo harp
INFO (more to come)

November 2nd & 3rd – OAKVILLE, ON
Oakville Symphony

November 3rd, Sunday 7:00pm TORONTO, ON
Iona Liturgy – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Anne Lindsay (fiddle), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)

November 17th, Sunday 2:00pm, OAKVILLE, ON
CELEBRATION – A Musical Matinee in support of the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, is a special event featuring performances from some of our hospital’s most talented staff, doctors and music volunteers. Guest artist, Sharlene.

November 29th, TORONTO, ON
Harp & Holly CONCERT
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

And… you can hear Sharlene most Sundays at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto, while enjoying a delicious Sunday Brunch!
10:30am – 2:00pm
June 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 11, 25
September 8, 15, 22, 29

IMG_4994.jpg

Spring & Summer Shar Sightings!

BIRDSupsidedown copy
Q&A CD by Celtic harpists Sharlene Wallace & Kim Robertson

April – OKANAGAN, ON
adjudication


April 5th, Friday – KELOWNA , BC
concert 7:30pm
Benvoulin Heritage Church
2279 Benvoulin Rd
info


April 5th-6th – KELOWNA , BC
19th Annual Spring Celtic Harp Workshop – workshop with Sharlene
info


April 7th, Sunday – 7pm – TORONTO, ON
Iona Service – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)


April 27th – GUELPH , ON
Guelph Symphony Orchestra


May 3rd – OAKVILLE ,ON
OSO outreach in the schools – solo harp!


May 4th-5th, OAKVILLE, ON
Oakville Symphony Orchestra


April 7th, Sunday – 7pm – TORONTO, ON
Iona Service – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Sue Piltch (flute), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)


May 4th-5th, OAKVILLE, ON
Oakville Symphony Orchestra


May 5th, Sunday – 7pm – TORONTO, ON
Iona Service – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)


June 2nd, Sunday – 7pm – TORONTO, ON
Iona Service – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)


June 27th, Thursday – 12pm – MISSISSAUGA, ON
Out & About Mississauga Chamber Music – solo harp concert, Sharlene
Port Credit Library
20 Lakeshore Rd East
Mississauga
info


July 15th-20th – LAC MACDONALD , Quebec
harp workshop retreat with Sharlene – CAMMAC


August 2nd, MAXVILLE, ON
Glengarry Highland games – harp workshop


August 19th-23rd, WELLS, BC
33rd Annual International Island Mountain Arts International Harp & Cello School
Sharlene Wallace – advanced harp
Tristan Le Govic – Intermediate harp
Seumas Gagne – Intermediate harp
Marilyn Rummell – Beginner harp
Morag Northey – cello
info

New Year’s Joy

Our Harp & Holly CD is now available on itunes!

Harp & Holly

This chickadee is a woodblock engraving by the wonderful artist Wesley Bates.

Wes created this piece for our brand new album “Here is Joy”. Our new collection of ancient carols tells the Christmas story through the eyes of the animals and nature that surround it. The chickadee, a native of Ontario, symbolizes truth, knowledge and the courage to grow. Its sweet distinctive song actually lowers its body temperature in winter’s coldest weather, a reminder that we all have infinite potential to adjust and adapt no matter the conditions.

We are so grateful to Wes for capturing the spirit of this album in this image.

Check out Wesley’s impressive work at wesleybates.com.

For album and concert details please visit www.harpandholly.com.

Here is Joy

Harp & Holly has just released a new CD: Here is Joy

Harp & Holly

2018 Harp & Holly tour in The Grey Bruce, Ontario:

December 13th – Wiarton (7:30pm)
December 16th – Wasaga Beach (7:30pm)
December 22nd – Sauble Beach (2pm)
December 22nd – Owen Sound (8pm)

check HERE for details.
sneak preview

Sharlene Wallace, Celtic harp
Sandra Swannell, fiddle, viola, vocals
Terry Young, finger-style guitar, vocals
Rob Ritchie, keyboard, vocals

Oakville Concert Announced!

Shar & Ron Nov 25:18

November 25th, Sunday – 7:30pm – OAKVILLE, ON
Music for a WInter’s Eve
with Ron Korb, world flutes
& Sharlene Wallace, harps
Knox Presbyterian Church
89 Dunn Street, downtown Oakville

Magical, Merry Music for the Christmas season.
Celtic, Latin and original music for Classical and world flutes & harps. Join Ron & Sharlene in festive style!

tickets: $20 / under 12 free
information & tickets: 416-346-6600 / harp@sharlenewallace.comwww.sharlenewallace.com http://www.ronkorb.com

Well well Wells…

Familiarity is profound.
Many summers and some winters I have traversed to Wells, British Columbia. Plane. Train. Bus. Car. Many views and perspectives to get there. Just like the town itself. The modern town. The recreated town. The historical town. The artist’s town. The prospector’s town. The visitor’s town. I feel not so much stepping back in time, but onto another world. One main road in, into the Cariboo Mountains where gold and art meet at the edge of the clouds and mountain air. I always feel myself here. I can breath. I can think. I can walk for hours. Through the meadow. Along The Cariboo Wagon Road. I return encouraged. Perhaps that is the profound.

That… is familiar.

So, I return .

 

The Cariboo Wagon Road – by Sharlene Wallace

 

Reflecting on my week in Wells, BC to teach a harp class for Island Mountain Arts’ International Harp & Cello School – Sharlene Wallace, August 2018