I will be singing up a storm with the Balkan Choir Gradina at Statewide Folk Dance Festival, 10:30 in the Kafana.
Harmony Festival, Goddess stage 2:00
I will be sharing the stage with fellow songstresses Joann Rand and Teresa Tudury, accompanied by bassist Jeff Martin.
Studio E, Sebastopol, 7 pm
I am delighted to announce that I will opening for the legendary Irish troubadour Andy Irvine. Get tickets early because this one will definitely sell out! Contact email@example.com or call Studio E at (707 ) 823-5316.
I will be doing a CD signing at the Allegro/Music Design Booth at the International New Age Trade Show (INATS).
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Songs From The Witches Wood is released!
I am delighted to (finally!) announce the release of my vocal retrospective.
The songs included have been reworked and and reinvented, so even if you are
familiar with the material, you'll here it in a fresh way.
Songs from the Witches Wood
SOUNDTRACK: The Legend of Secret Pass
The film I worked on last year will finally make it into the theatres this year. It is a beautiful animated film about a Native American boy who becomes the Guardian of the Portal between the worlds. I sing the voice of the Spirit Wind who flies into the boys heart and teaches him the chant that unlocks the gate. When I sang the chant I nearly broke into tears it w as so powerfully beautiful. Peter Kater composed the soundtrack and it was an extraordinary experience to get to work on this film with him. Release date is still undetermined, but it should be soon!
Melissae Ensemble and Gradina
I have returned to my first musical love- Balkan music. About a year ago I joined an 11 voice Balkan choir that is based in Sonoma called Gradina (means garden in Bulgarian.) The music is unbelievably beautiful and singing in an ensemble is a transcendent experience for me. I am also honored to be in a small offshoot of Gradina that performs pre-Christian Bulgarian rituals- talk about transcendent! If you have interest in booking either of these ensembles, please contact me.