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New Residuals Album in the Works

»Posted on Apr 25, 2019

After four years of introspection and staff changes, The Residuals have figured out what they’re all about, and they’re ready to share more music with the world. Plug thine ears, lest the resounding “woot” deafen thee. The album will seek to define our genre, Prairie Celtic, and I’m proud to say that we plan to include several compositions of mine: the songs “The Maple Tree”, “My Town”, “Way Down Here”, and “A Long Time Gone”. There will also be a few tunes I’ve written: “The Missing Head”, “Get That Cat Outta Here”, and “Brene Brown’s Hornpipe.” More updates to come!

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The Playford Suite to be performed at Dimensions with Free Flow Dance

»Posted on Nov 15, 2018

After nearly two years, The Playford Suite, a composition of mine, is ready to be performed in its entirety, with dancers, at a Free Flow show. The show is called “Dimensions”, and for three excellent performances, Jennifer Bezaire and Kyle Severson will be dancing to my music. With me onstage will be an incarnation of Mac Talla Quartet. I am thrilled to see so much talent – musicianship, dancing, choreography, and love – applied to my music. Our performances will be the culmination of all our effort. Come see! November 23 & 24, 8:00 PM November 25, 7:00 PM The Refinery, 609 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon, SK

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New Patreon Rewards Unveiled

»Posted on Oct 12, 2018

I have newer, better rewards to offer for my patrons on Patreon. They include: Sneak-peeks at new music and fiction before it is published. Gift certificates for other prairie creators. House concerts Personalized verse. Hit the support tab to see my new Patreon page!

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Changes coming to my Patreon Page

»Posted on Sep 1, 2018

I’ll be changing up my Patreon rewards next month. Keep an eye out for better rewards, including chances to have home concerts with my bands!

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Listen to Mac Talla Quartet in Concert May 20th!

»Posted on May 10, 2018

May 20th at 2:30 at Grace-Westminster Church in Saskatoon, Mac Talla will be putting on a show. We love to do shows like this, because it gives us a chance to play the music we truly love. My favourites on our programme will be the 2nd movement of Beethoven quartet that always yanks my heartstrings, our arrangement of “The Rains of Castamere” from Game of Thrones, and of course the three Playford dance pieces I’ve been telling you about for months. I have heard a few concerts at Grace-Westminster before, and I’m also looking forward to playing with the beautiful acoustics. This will be a memorable event! 505 10th Street East, Saskatoon. For more on this event, send me an email, or visit our Facebook page. Click here!

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“The Unhonoured Dead” and “A Lofty Mind” are posted on Patreon

»Posted on Mar 21, 2018

Mac Talla Quartet and I have been hard at work making recordings of my latest string quartet pieces, “The Unhonoured Dead”, and “A Lofty Mind”. I am very proud of them, and my compatriots have played them beautifully. You can listen to “The Unhonoured Dead” here. on Patreon. You can listen to “A Lofty Mind” here, but you have to be my patron first. Hint hint.

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