What a nice surprise!

This morning we were surfing the web together to see when the applications for the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards were open and we saw a photo of our performance in Edmonton on their home page!  Thank you, CFMAs!  What a lovely surprise!!!  Visiting Edmonton for the 2015 CFMAs was one of the highlights of our year and we are so grateful to have so many great memories of our experience. 

Library Tour


We hope that everyone is enjoying a fabulous beginning to 2016!  We are excited to be participating in Family Literacy Week again this year.  We will be doing a Library Tour, starting in Nanaimo at the Wellington Branch on Saturday, January 23rd at 2:00 p.m..


The following week, we will be hitting our local libraries with shows at 10:30 am on the 27th in Courtenay, the 28th in Comox, and the 29th in Cumberland.

We’ll have CDs to sell, stickers to give-away, and of course lots of LIVE MUSIC to share!

We hope to see you there!


The Canadian Folk Music Awards

Stella and her family traveled to Edmonton at the beginning of November for the Canadian Folk Music Awards and had an absolute blast!!!  Not only did we meet amazing musicians and perform to one of our favourite audiences EVER, our producer, Helen Austin, came home with the award for Best Ensemble of the Year for her band, Big Little Lions!!!  Congratulations Helen and Paul!

Here are some shots from the showcase, followed by a video recording of the entire set!

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CFMA nomination!!!

Stella and her family band were just nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award!  ‘I’m Not a Bunny,’ has been nominated for the Children’s Album of the Year!  We are so excited that the folks at CFMA thought that our album was worthy of such a nomination.  Here’s a shot of Stella and Romeo after they heard the good news!



Stella & Romeo

A July full of Music!

Stella and her family band are so excited about their musical summer! It all starts tomorrow, when Stella and Sophie get to sing with Helen Austin and a group of fabulous kids at Vancouver Island Musicfest’s opening ceremonies.

Then we head to Bella Coola for their Music Festival and Strings workshop, and then it’s back to Comox for the Filberg Festival at the end of the month! We have more dates lined up for August, and they’re all listed under ‘dates’ on this website.

Last month, Stella and Sophie were delighted to meet Raffi at the Salt Spring Island market, so we thought we’d include a little photo for you!

Raffi & Swansons

We hope everyone gets out and enjoys some LIVE music this month!