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!

2015 Western Canadian Music Awards

Stella’s album has been nominated for a Breakout West’s, Western Canadian Music Award in the category of ‘Children’s Album of the Year!’  We can hardly believe it!  To be nominated among such artists as Fred Penner, Bobs and Lolo, Alex Mahe and Raffi is truly an honour, and Stella is thrilled.

Stella’s producer, Helen Austin, was also nominated for her album, ‘You Knew Me,’ so we are going to have a fun road trip to Victoria for the awards show in September!


Stella’s a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest!!!

We entered Stella’s song, ‘I’m Not a Bunny,’ in the Children’s category of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and Stella was chosen as one of three finalists! If you check out the link, go to the session 2 finalists and you’ll see Stella’s name. You can also listen to the winning songs, including the grand prize winning song in her category, which we thought sounded pretty cool!

Stella feels particularly proud because this was one of three songs on the album that she wrote entirely by herself!