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Jane Halliday

Jane Halliday

 

JANE HALLIDAY
Jane Halliday is a versatile musician with extensive performance experience in a variety of musical genres.  She studied violin with Paul Kling, Philipp Naegele, Peter McHugh, and Timothy Baker, has performed with orchestras and ensembles throughout Kentucky, and currently serves as Artist-in-Residence at Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville KY.  Besides her work as a classical musician, Jane plays jazz violin and is a member of Swing ‘39, a quartet specializing in “gypsy jazz” (Swing39.com). Also, since her introduction to it in music school, Jane has continued to explore early music - as a vocalist, a baroque violinist and as a player of the viola da gamba  - through study and performance with various professional early music ensembles.  She has a B.A. in English from Smith College, and a B.M. in music performance and an M.A. in Humanities, both from the University of Louisville.  Besides being a regionally recognized musical talent, Jane's other claim to fame is being the older sister to Marion - they often gig together when Marion is in Louisville visiting the family

Marion Halliday

Marion Halliday

MARION HALLIDAY
Marion Halliday is a recovering lawyer, now songstress and troubadour living in Philadelphia PA but still very intertwined with her Louisville, Kentucky family and musical roots, traveling out of state several times a year for various shows.  She has been a singer her entire life, initially as a classical chorale, ensemble and madrigals performer. In 2006, she joined her first band as lead singer of the Louisville, Kentucky based regionally acclaimed trad Irish band, My Darling Asleep (cdbaby.com “My Darling Asleep”).   After moving to Philadelphia in 2009, Marion joined forces with Lisa Timmons, Donna Bostock and Rosie McNamara-Jones to found The Molly Blooms, which plays a fusion of celtic, folk and bluegrass music. The band has appeared on various local and regional stages and festivals as well as on the XPN Folk Show several times. In 2014 Marion began writing songs for the band, many based on historical aspects of her new home in Philadelphia. Most recently, Marion has begun to focus on songwriting and is now performing her work on her own, as well as in Trickster Sister. 

Donna Bostock

Donna Bostock

 

DONNA BOSTOCK
Donna Bostock has spent the last 23 years immersed in Caribbean culture; studying percussion and dance, while integrating that knowledge into performance and education. Donna is  a working performer/musician, music arranger/composer and music educator. She specializes in world rhythms and music. Donna helped found the musical groups Ellas y Amigos, The Molly Blooms and The Bostock Band and is a free lance musician. She currently Directs the Pit Orchestra for The Academy of the New Church and has done so for the past 8 Musical Theater productions. She also teaches at The Philadelphia School, and the Bryn Athyn Elementary School. Donna has organized and participated in study programs in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Spain and Brazil in order to  expand her capacity to perform and disseminate Afro-World Rhythms.