Our 2018/19 Season!  

Sarah Harmer - SOLD OUT!

May 4, 2019 | 7 pm

Sarah Harmer was born in Burlington, Ontario. She credits its forests and fields with her development as a songwriter and singer.  As a teenager she sang with country rockers The Saddletramps and went on to form the rock band Weeping Tile while going to university in Kingston, Ontario. Weeping Tile released three albums and toured widely in Canada and the U.S.

Sarah recorded her first solo album ‘You Were Here’ in 2000. Her debut was lovingly received and led to extensive touring. Over the next three album releases she received and Polaris and Juno nominations, and two Juno awards for All Of Our Names (2004) album and Escarpment Blues (2006) tour documentary.

In 2005 Sarah helped form the citizen group PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Land) to raise awareness about the devastation of quarries to the Niagara Escarpment, the UNESCO World Biosphere in southern Ontario where she grew up. For eight years PERL worked tirelessly to see that the ecosystems and water sources were protected from new mining proposals. In 2012 an application for a large quarry on Mount Nemo in the heart of the escarpment was denied.

Through music and active engagement Sarah has learned the power of community and song. She is currently writing songs for a new album and performing a few shows in Canada with her band - this is a rare opportunity to see Sarah live, visit her website here.

Opening this show will be Moscow Apartment. Winners of a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Toronto Independent Music Award, the Canadian Songwriting Competition (Under 18 category) and the Slaight Music It’s Your Shot award, Moscow Apartment has rapidly become one of the most exciting emerging bands in Canadian folk and indie music. At just 15 and 16-years-old, Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla are multi-instrumentalist songwriters turning heads with their mature and unforgettable songs which are driven by a mixture of sweet harmonies and belted refrains, acoustic shimmer and electric crunch. Their newest releases have had regular play on CBC, were used in the soundtracks for film and which have broken through on U.S radio, including NPR. Visit their website here.





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