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Opening Day - Cloverdale Surrey Heritage Rail, May 4

I am delighted to perform again this year at the Surrey Heritage Rail Cloverdale station a few times coming up. Saturday, May 4th is Opening Day …

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Caviar & Lace, Jazz Evensong on Wed Apr 24, 8pm

Every Wednesday the Brentwood Presbyterian church (1600 Delta Avenue, Burnaby) holds a special evening for jazz, and "hanging out over beverages …

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Fluterrific - Coffee house, April 26 7:30 pm

"Beats on Broadway", Acoustic Open Stage is featuring Fluterrific on Friday, April 26th, 7:30 pm. The Open Stage will invite those that want to …

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Triskellion - What a Wonderful World, April 13

Songs of wonder will be shared in a special concert at Coquitlam's Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Avenue) on Saturday, April 13th at 7 pm. A mix of…

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April cometh! and LOTS of public events to share; You Are Invited

Along with the daffodils, tulips and the glorious cherry blossoms 🌸, we welcome the return of the Spring to the Lower Mainland, and with this, many…

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You Are Invited - March 2024

Yay! It's time for some events that the public can be invited to - and you are indeed invited! Three Irish events featuring of course, Blackthorn. …

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Welsh celebrate March 1, St. David's Day

This lovely video I made right here (recorded and filmed) in Delta, BC three years ago was to celebrate the Welsh holiday of St. David's Day. Here …

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Each day is Valentine's Day - Video, Feb 14

Happy 💖 Day to everyone! Here is a short video to enjoy, whether you 'celebrate' this day of Romance or not - this should at least brighten your …

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Ceilidh with Blackthorn! ("Kay-lee") March 15, 2024

The biggest Ceilidh around is returning to Vancouver at the Hellenic (Greek) Centre in Vancouver (4500 Arbutus Street) on Friday, March 15, 2024. …

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Grrrrreat day for Scottish Music 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Here are a few photos from yesterday's Caviar & Lace gig for the folks in Port Coquitlam, including our new kilted friend Donald - "Where's Yer…

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Happy Robbie Burns day!

The most famous poet of Scotland was born this day (Jan 25) in 1759. Today we celebrate Robbie's 265th birthday. In 2021, I did a full length …

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Blackthorn returns with Robbie Burns Concert, Jan 13 - SOLD OUT

UPDATE: Thank you to those that got their tickets in advance, the event is now sold out! 😀 What has become an honoured tradition, Blackthorn is…

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Michelle celebrates 30th anniversary playing with Blackthorn!

Yes, back in 1994 I joined this fantastic group - at the same time as Dianne who played accordion, banjo, and sang with us for many years. To …

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Fluterrific performs Jan 6, 2024

Starting the new year off right, with a performance in North Delta, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Fluterrific is delighted to be asked to …

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Merry Christmas!

It's been another amazing year, full of music and I want to thank everyone who supports live music, and me! Most of my performances are private …

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December events

Most of my events are private, but there are two to share with you! Happy Holidays! 🎄

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Christmas Tree lighting video with Caviar & Lace trio

For the second year running, our trio played some uplifting jazzy holiday tunes just before Santa arrived, and the lights went on the big tree in …

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A wee peek at St. Andrew's Concert with Triskellion (Nov 26, 7:30 pm)

Here's a short video to give you a bit of a flavour before Sunday's concert at Brentwood Presbyterian church in Burnaby, BC. Tickets are available…

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Triskellion live in concert, Burnaby Nov 26 for St. Andrew's Day, 7:30 pm

Scotland's patron Saint Andrew is featured to be celebrated by the Triskellion trio of Celtic harp, violin and flutes/vocals at the Burnaby …

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November 19, Fluterrific ~ City of Delta, Fall Concert Series, 2 pm

Tickets are now available for our return to the North Delta Centre for the Arts, as part of the City of Delta's Fall Concert Series this year! We…

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White Cliffs of Dover

Last year I made a music video, recording all the parts and then heading to Langley to film. Please enjoy again this year, as Remembrance Day draws…

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You Are Invited! November & December 2023

Put on a sweater and join us for some upcoming end of the year events around town.

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Sunday @3! with Fluterrific, October 1 in Ladner

Fluterrific comes to the Ladner United Church as part of their ongoing concert series! This beautifully acoustic church has lots of room for you…

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Music on the train platform - last run of the year for Connaught interurban! Sept 9

The Connaught is extra special and can only be run occasionally. Come for your ride on this old gal, and while there enjoy music with Michelle. …

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Labour Day Video is up

Monday's Livestream celebrating songs of work, toil and employment - plus quitting- 🙃 is now a video to watch on my YouTube Channel: …

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Photos from IOAD event, Langley August 31

The International Overdose Awareness Day event happens in all cities, but Langley had a particularly large event with a big turnout for the four …

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"We See You" Overdose Awareness Day, Douglas Park Langley - August 31

I was asked to be part of a group called "Hidden Voices", which is a small ensemble featuring 5 vocalists, keyboard, flute, drums and bass - in …

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New Painting Added - #17 "24 Coulsdon"

For Father's Day this year, I painted the home my Dad first knew in Surrey, England - "24 Coulsdon". This was my first real look at painting …

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North Delta free outdoor concert with Halifax Wharf Rats, August 17, 7 pm

Enjoy an evening with Brian, Brendan, Matt and Michelle playing East-Coast, Canadian & American folk and Classic Rock music on Thursday, August…

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August 19, Surrey Heritage Rail welcomes back the Halifax Wharf Rats to the patio platform, in Cloverdale

The music is free on the beautiful patio at the Surrey Heritage Rail station in Cloverdale BC, right behind the Clydesdale Inn. Train tickets and …

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September 4th LIVESTREAM! 7pm on Youtube AND Facebook

My latest Livestream endeavour will focus on "Labour Day" for a theme, including songs about work, labour and toil. Join me for a singalong that …

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Blackthorn in Burnaby, Aug 3 12 -1 pm

Free summer concerts this summer are being held in Burnaby at Confederation Park (250 Willingdon Ave.) - "by the spray park". 💦 Presumably not TOO…

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Summer Music Updated ☀️

Here is the list of public events, please be invited!

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Halifax Wharf Rats Trio at Fraser Valley Heritage Railway, Cloverdale July 16

Surrey's Heritage Rail at Hwy 10 and 176A Street in Cloverdale not only features train rides and more, but the patio is now a hub for live music! 🎶…

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Fluterrific performs at Burnaby's Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, June 25 12 noon

We are invited back to perform again this year for the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, held at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre at 6540 Thomas …

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Halifax Wharf Rats Dinner Dance event, Friday, June 23 in Newton

Events are returning to the Newton Seniors Centre, located across from the library, at 13775 70 Avenue in Surrey. Register now for this fun event,…

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Blackthorn at ScotFest BC, Coquitlam June 16 & 17

Blackthorn will be on the Big Tent Stage both dates; Friday at 5:15 pm and Saturday at 4:15 and 6:00 pm. We will be joined by piper Tim Fanning and…

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Fluterrific - West Vancouver performance, June 9

On Friday June 9, Fluterrific flute ensemble will be performing as a septet at the fun Folk Music at the Beach club, held at the Hollyburn Sailing …

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June music - You Are Invited!

The calendar includes a fun mix of events, and you are cordially invited to attend ~ from Langley to West Vancouver, Coquitlam, Surrey and …

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Porter's Bistro - feature performance, Michelle Carlisle, June 8

Mic'd Up Murrayville continues to bring live music to Langley on Thursday nights. On June 8, Michelle will be backed up by the house band to …

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Cloverdale Market Days - May 27 10:15am

Cloverdale is back hosting their epic series of market days, beginning with Saturday, May 27. Musicians, food, drinks, goods and lots to see and …

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Burnaby Blooms - free outdoor music May 27, 3pm 🌸

Formerly the Rhododendron Festival, Michelle will be playing music halfway up Burnaby Mountain, on Saturday, May 27, from 3-3:45 pm. For more …

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You Are Invited - May 2023

Hooray for May! Here are a bunch of lovely events coming up that you are invited to.

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Celebrate Mothers - Livestream on BOTH YouTube and Facebook

On Thursday, May 11th at 7pm Pacific Time, I'll be back with a brand new Livestream, celebrating upcoming Mother's Day here in Canada 🇨🇦 and …

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Happy Earth Day!

Last year I made a Livestream to celebrate the World and the Earth. Here it is to celebrate again this year. Click here or on the video …

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Flute(s) plus choir 💦

For three concerts I will be playing all SIX of my flutes, accompanying the wonderful Langley Community Chorus as they celebrate their 30th …

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Happy Easter!

Enjoy the weekend, and help me sing this great tune from Irving Berlin. 🥚🐣🐇 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut67St5Lb-o

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New Video premiering March 17 - 11 am PT

My version of an Irish classic, "Galway Bay" - not available until exactly 11am on Friday, March 17 - St. Patrick's Day! Don't forget to tune …

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Irish Singalong Livestream, March 15, 7 pm ☘️

Unpack all your green decorations (and orange!) and join me for an "Irish music singalong" this coming Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 7 pm Pacific …

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Celticfest Ceilidh returns! March 17 🍀

Hellenic Community Centre4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver Doors open 7pm Celebrate St. Paddy's Day at the biggest Ceilidh west of the Rockies …

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Folk Music at the Beach, March 3

Blackthorn returns to bring Celtic and French Canadian/Canadian folk music to this lovely intimate venue, right on the beach in West Vancouver. In …

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Robbie Burns Celebration with Blackthorn, tickets available! Jan 14, 2023 7:30 pm

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-celebration-of-robbie-burns-with-blackthorn-tickets-392870725917 Information for tickets: …

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Halifax Wharf Rats back at Seymour's in North Vancouver, Jan 13

Dancing and more, come join us this Friday - yes it's the 13th! 😄 NO COVER, 9pm - midnight

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2023 starts with more live events

Happy New Year! Thankfully live music is still happening, we don't let a little winter stop us. Attached is the updated "You are Invited" for …

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Winter Celebrations - Ceilidh Dec 30

Blackthorn is back at the Anvil Centre in downtown New Westminster, bringing you an actual Ceilidh! That means, not just a concert but also the …

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NEW CHRISTMAS LIVESTREAM! Dec 22

I'm returning to Livestreams after a hiatus - and to bring back an old favourite; the Virtual Christmas Caroling! You can send in your requests …

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In the Bleak Midwinter

Both a winter song and a Christmas one too, this is a beautiful song to celebrate at this time of year. Please enjoy my newest video: …

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I'll Be Home for Christmas, new video

The holiday season begins to gain momentum and I've got a new video coming EVERY THURSDAY until Dec 22 when I'll be back with a Virtual Caroling …

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Winter in Steveston Village

There's nothing like outdoor music to add to the increasing excitement of the impending festivities! For something different, I'll be playing …

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Fluterrific - Fall Series Concert in North Delta, Saturday, November 19th, 7:30 pm

Fluterrific is delighted to be back on the fabulous stage at the (still fairly new!) North Delta Centre for the Arts. Our entertaining mix of …

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Brand new music video dropping Nov 11

I've recently been in the recording studio and filming for this exciting new release! "There'll be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs of Dover" is…

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Caviar & Lace Quartet in Ladner concert Oct 2

"Sunday @3!" is back at the Ladner United Church, a great venue for live music with wonderful acoustics and a bright airy room. Come join Caviar …

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Go West - Video!

Songs of cowboys & cowgirls and the dusty trail - click here or on the video link below to enjoy the edited Livestream video. (Original airing …

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Triskellion Pop-up Concert West Vancouver, Aug 16

Join Rosie, Rebecca and Michelle as Triskellion, featuring Celtic, Classical and Broadway surprises, on the water-side deck of the Silk Purse Art …

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Against the Wind - Halifax Wharf Rats video

Some rare footage from the Heritage Grill in New Westminster (sadly, a venue that is no longer around thanks to a massive fire in 2021), here you …

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Go West - August 18, 2022 Livestream 🤠

Ride off in to the sunset with Music with Michelle, as we celebrate songs of the prairie, horses, dogies and more. Ee-haw! Break out your stetson …

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Fluterrific - Folk Music at the Beach July 8

An amazing evening of music in West Vancouver, Hollyburn Sailing Club is coming up on Friday, July 8th. Featuring not only Fluterrific as the main …

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Halifax Wharf Rats free outdoor concert, July 7

City of Delta summer concerts are back, and the Halifax Wharf Rats are thrilled to be invited to perform. Memorial Park in Ladner is where you'll …

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Video available, Tracks & Trains

The Livestream from June 23rd is now edited and up on YouTube - enjoy this fun program, including train songs and interesting railroad trivia, and …

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New original track available to download

This piece I wrote about two years ago is now ready for the world. It came about during the pandemic, and so was a challenge to get the musicians …

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April Livestream video done! 🌎

All the great songs about the World and Earth Day trivia and fun all wrapped up in this edited video. To support my YouTube Livestreams and …

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Events coming back!

I'll be adding more Events to my website soon - here's one coming up in May. Cloverdale Market Days are back on track and supporting live music …

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Sneak Peak for tonight's Livestream!

https://youtu.be/uzXf5I91YIc

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Easter Parade video updated for 2022

Back when the pandemic started and there was zero work for musicians, I set up my keyboard in my living room and made some videos. My goal was to …

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Triskellion Concert a Delight

Live music is back! Although it's coming back fairly slowly, and some people aren't quite ready to get out there amongst the public, we had a great…

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Triskellion in Concert, April 9

Live music concerts are back, although still with some caution - feel safe as you attend our special performance at Coquitlam's Place des Arts …

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Colours Livestream video is up!

February was the theme "Colours" and featured two special guests; Jason with Cycle Driven Gardening and Rebecca speaking about the fascinating way …

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Blackthorn at Celticfest, March 20th 3pm

Celticfest is back this year with live events! Last year Blackthorn performed on the Livestream which is still available to watch on their …

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Love the Livestreams!

Here's the link to the edited video from Feb 14 plus a reminder link for tomorrow's Colours Livestream on Youtube (Feb 24)! Feb 14th Valentine's…

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Welcome to My Music Studio - new video!

It was time to make an updated virtual tour of my music teaching studio. Not only has the room itself changed with new paint and improved layout, …

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Valentine's Day music, Feb 14, 7pm ♥️🎵

Whether you have a sweetheart or not, music about love is still something that touches most people's hearts in a special way. Join me on FACEBOOK …

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Colours Livestream, Feb 24, 7pm

It's a new year and Livestreams are back! Thursday, February 24th at 7pm PT. Join me on YouTube for Music with Michelle presents songs about …

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Quand le Soleil song video

Happy New Year, friends, family and fans! I've made this video as one of my favourite songs to sing, and as well a wee bit of promo for my next …

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Short film about my musical life

I was recently filmed by Eastlink/Delta Cable for a segment in their series"Made in Delta", since I am a local resident. Kevin Adlem did the …

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Christmas singalong video now up

Livestream "Spirit of the Season" #2 from Dec 23, 2021 is now a fond memory but one that can be revisited as many times as you like - on my YouTube…

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And.. this Thursday's Livestream Link!

Two Christmas request singalong Livestreams, "Spirit of the Season", are happening this December 2021. Please join me this Thursday, December 23rd,…

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Dec 16 Livestream Video

It was fun - sorry if you missed it! Here is a link to the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozuf5Mf1FXk&t=30s

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Tomorrow, Thurs Dec 16 Request Christmas Livestream

Welcome back to the Holiday Singalong! Send in your requests ahead of time to Michelle@MichelleCarlisle.ca or do them during the event by logging …

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Give the gift of music

Some people are very tricky to find a great present for at Christmas (or any time of the year)! But if they love music and either "used" to play …

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Fluterrific performs Baroque music Dec 5

Join us and many other talented performers for an afternoon of Baroque music at the Cloverdale United Church, on Sunday, December 5th, at 3 pm. …

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'Spirit of the Season' Livestreams in December

Two Thursdays this month will feature requests for Christmas and holiday songs and carols, from 7pm PT on both Thursday, December 16th and …

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Video up for What's the Forecast Livestream!

Thursday, Nov 18th's Livestream with all things weather-related is now a video to enjoy on my YouTube Channel! Music, "Guess the Song" game, …

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What's the Forecast? Nov 18 livestream

Since ever there were humans, there has been discussion of our favourite topic: The Weather! Join me on my YouTube channel for a live concert with…

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October Bounty - livestream video

Oct 21 was the Livestream featuring Autumn, Harvest, Oktoberfest and more.😀 The video link is below - enjoy! If you care to donate, you can …

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Fluterrific - Concert on Nov 21!

It's been many years in the making, but we are finally going to be performing our "Afternoon of Flute Music" at the new North Delta Centre for the …

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New video - Look to the Moon 🌙

https://youtu.be/CchXVmBx88g Thursday's fun moon-themed Livestream is now available as an edited video to enjoy on YouTube. 🌝

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September Livestream - Look to the Moon

Join me (Music with Michelle) on Thursday, September 23rd at 7pm PT for another fabulous show, including music, Special Guests and our new "Guess …

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Online Music Lessons!

Michelle now offers ONLINE music lessons in piano, flute, and Irish whistle (pennywhistle) from her home studio, accepting students from beginners on…
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Blackthorn at the Rogue

https://www.roguefolk.bc.ca/concerts/ev21121020

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A Trip to the Beach - Video is up!

From last Thursday's (August 12) Livestream, now you can watch the whole show, with added graphics and information. Donations - …

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BC Day songs on Facebook Live

Join me on Monday, August 2nd at 7:30 pm for a wee concert featuring BC Day songs. Some interesting tunes here from our Beautiful province of BC! …

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New Short video -Western!

Check out my brand new short video, 49 seconds of Western fun on flutes! For my other videos, head to YouTube.com/MichelleColinda. #shorts …

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Brand new Video - Halifax Wharf Rats

For those of you who caught my Livestream last night (June 24), you were witness to the World Premiere of the new video from my group, The Halifax …

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New members for Fluterrific

Fluterrific, my flutes only ensemble, is open to new members! If you play the flute (and especially piccolo, alto, bass flutes as well) let me …

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New short video 🌺

As always, my videos are on my YouTube channel.. YouTube.com/MichelleColinda. The warm weather inspired me to make an arrangement for flutes of …

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Michelle at the Glades

Live Music continues

It isn't easy, but thank you to the various venues I have been able to continue to perform at, either solo or with musical colleagues. Since April…

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Fluting in the park with Michelle

Fluting in the Park

Fresh air and spring flowers - I was playing my various flutes in Darts Hill Park in Surrey for a City of Surrey event. This video I created is of …

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Book a Concert with Michelle

Private concert with Michelle

Did you know that I am available to perform for you? Either socially distanced in person - or by Zoom; a pre-recorded selection of your favourite …

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New Website!

When I started this venture of being a full-time music teacher, performer and composer, I knew I had to have a website. And it's been a valuable …

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New Art by Michelle

Since the world slowed down in early 2020, she has taken the time to get involved in exploring creating acrylic paintings, mainly of landscapes.
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