Sunday, February 8, 2015

February 8, 2015
Toronto, ON

I'm so excited to announce the launch of "Adventures In Sweetland" my first book of photography coming February 28, 2015. The book launch party and gallery opening will take place on said date at the Fleishman Gallery in Toronto, ON. Books will also also be available online. Check back for links to buy coming soon... And visit my tour page for more event info.

Adventures In Sweetland the book ... Coming soon.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 13, 2014
Toronto, ON

I'm home at last from my epic journey, and what an adventure it was. I seem to be she of little words these days, but many photographs. For all the details of my trip have a peek at the latest photos from my eternal Adventures In Sweetland as well as my Instagram series. You can follow me all the way across Canada to the top of Vancouver Island, onto the ferry up the Inside Passage, along the Stewart-Cassiar highway to the Yukon wilderness, then far North of the Arctic Circle -  and all the way home.

For those of you in Toronto hope to see you at Hugh's Room this Thursday, December 18th for the Ladies In Waiting "Jingle Ma Belle" album release show.

Happy holidays!


On the Road ... more photos here

Monday, November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014
Whitehorse, YT

Greetings from the glorious Yukon wilderness! 

Today I'm so proud to announce the release of "Jingle Ma Belle" the Ladies In Waiting collective's brand new holiday compilation album. We're going to put on a big show for you on Thursday, December 18th at Hugh's Room in Toronto.

I recorded a beautiful tune for the album with the amazing Derek Downham and I just can't wait to share it with you all...

Purchase or download your copy of "Jingle Ma Belle" on the LIW website:

And buy advance tickets for the show here:

In other news, last night was the first night of my Home Routes house concert tour of the Territory. Nine shows to go and pointed towards the Arctic Circle! Stay tuned to my Adventures In Sweetland series for all the glory.


Jingle Ma Belle!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014
Toronto, ON

Hello at long last,

And happy almost summertime! I know I've been a silent Sweetland for quite a while now... There is much to catch you up on. As the solstice nears on Saturday, I'm getting prepared for all my upcoming plans for the warm season. I have a few adventures in store with Captain Dirt & The Skirt, as well as some sweet solo sojourns.

First on my agenda is Fiesta Flamenca! my year-end flamenco dance recital with the amazing Esmeralda Enrique Academy of Spanish Dance. We've been working hard on our choreographies since September and I have butterflies of excitement just thinking about it. Not to mention I have my very first castanets solo and a beautiful new flamenco skirt I can't wait to show off for you. For more info about the performance on June 28th please visit the ASD website.

My next gig is a Canada Day party on July 1st at my favourite tiniest bar in Toronto, Not My Dog. Joining me for the soirée are dear friends Andy White and Maria Ryan. Because what better way to celebrate being Canadian than with a tall Irishman and a beautiful American? Hope to see you there.

Soon after that I'll be heading out to hook up with my musical gypsy road sister DarlenYa for some shows and shenanigans. We'll both be back to Toronto in time to rock the Cameron House with Captain Dirt & The Skirt and Dede and the Dreamers July 16th. That will be a show you definitely won't want to miss!

And I'm very much looking forward to Captain Dirt & The Skirt's performance at Blue Skies Music Festival this year. That festival is a truly magical place and I can't wait to behold its glory once more. We're on the mainstage Friday, August 1st at 9:30 pm.

After Blue Skies I head East on the train via the VIA Rail Artists On Board program. I'm riding the rails from Montreal to Halifax and back again. In between I set sail for beautiful Newfoundland - a place I have yet to visit- on a seriously Sweetlandish adventure. I'll also be playing the Company House in Halifax on August 14th with local pal Jont.

Upon my return to Ontario I'll be pointing North for a big show in Lavigne, ON, with my magnificent Ladies In Waiting. For more details about all my upcoming performances please visit my tour page here.

And here's some news, is going to be getting a makeover soon! I have some exciting projects coming up over the rest of the year -both musically and photographically- and the new website will make it easier for me to share them with you. Stay tuned.

Speaking of photography, my latest Adventures In Sweetland self-portrait series is called Space and Time and features my recent fascination with Astrophotography. As we know, I've always been a space nerd, but I've really been getting into my studies lately. So keep your earthly eyeholes peeled for new Sweetlandish star photos and an article I'm writing about all my recent astronomical adventures... Coming soon.

Till then,


Self-portrait with Meteor.
At the Carr Astronomical Observatory near Thornbury, ON.
More Space and Time photos here.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 10, 2014
Toronto, ON

Happy birthday to me. I'm waking up slowly and recovering from the raging party I threw at Casa Sweetlandia last night... Wish you were there. Amazing performances by Melanie Brûlée and the incredible Ventanas, with a serious dose of foot-stomping flamenco dancing in my living room. I am a lucky girl. Today will be mellow with coffees and manicures and a nice dinner at my favourite romantic restaurant in town -Julie's Cuban.

You will be hearing lots more from me in the coming weeks and months. I've got some grand touring plans and really exciting artistic projects coming up over the coming year... So stay tuned.

In the meantime a really great way to keep up with me is via my Instagram page. I try to post at least one magically Sweetlandish photo a day. And of course you can always tell what I'm up to via my eternal self-portrait series Adventures In Sweetland. My latest adventures seem to have taken me to a galaxy far far away... See for yourself in Space and Time.

I've also joined the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, so expect more tales of the Universe to follow soon.

One year wiser!

Thank you... Find more of my Instagram photos here.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014
Toronto, ON

Springtime is an exciting time for Captain Dirt & The Skirt. We have lots of shows coming up including our April residency at the Cameron House in Toronto. Every week we'll be featuring a different special guest including: Annabelle Chvostek, Megan Lane, Ambre McLean and Katie DuTemple. And if you're up in Capital City hope to see you at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival on April 26th.

See you somewhere!


Friday, February 14, 2014

February 14, 2014
Toronto, ON

Happy Valentine's Day Lovers,

I hope this finds you all well and weathering the wild winter like troopers. I've been in hibernation mode here at Casa Sweetlandia working hard and writing up a storm. I've just finished an article for my brilliant pal Aurora Jane's new arts and culture website'll find within the tale of my recent Polar Adventures In Sweetland and accompanying photographic series. Plus artist interviews, delicious recipes and much more...

I'll be crawling out of my dark hole soon enough however for a big show on February 19th at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (as part of their new Bare Bones and Upfront Indie Music Series.) Joining me on the bill for the evening is the handsome and talented Paul Reddick. Have a peek at the hilarious promo video the TCA shot with me here

Stay warm out there,


Hope to see you on February 19!