tis the season of so much !

December is always a busy month for me, and this year is no different! I’ve got a bunch of recent/upcoming shows and things to share…

This past weekend was one of back-to-back awesome shows. Saturday night I joined Isla Craig and her amazing band (featuring a Soul Sisters revival of sorts – 4 out of the 5 were there!) at the Great Hall for the December edition of Long Winter. LW is an amazing local series that mashes up all kinds of cool music, art and experiences. And it’s all ages – something that Toronto needs so badly since most of the downtown all-ages venues of my high school days have closed.

On Sunday kith&kin celebrated the 8th anniversary of our annual Holiday Wassail at the Music Gallery. As always, it was a beautiful show, and the building was jammed with friends and good feelings.

I’ve got a couple more shows coming up in the next week as well. On Dec 16th I’ll do some singing with my friend Tim Moxam at Burdock. He is celebrating the release of the video for his new single Meant to Be, which I had the pleasure of singing on (check it out below). And on December 22nd I’ll be back at Burdock with kith&kin and friends for a special seasonal tribute to two of our  favourite folk singers: Jean Ritchie and Leadbelly. There’s more info on that show here.

Another fun thing to share: my friend and collaborator Rene LaVice (who put out his new record Play With Fire recently) has a new podcast, and on the 2nd episode he called me up to talk about how we made our song The Calling. Take a listen here !

Source: Ivy Mairi