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Jane Halliday

Jane Halliday

JANE HALLIDAY 
Jane Halliday (janehalliday@youtube) 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 but still very intertwined with her Louisville, Kentucky family and musical roots.  She has been a singer her entire life, initially as a classical chorale ensemble and madrigals performer.  In 2006, she became 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 regionally recognized Celtic band, The Molly Blooms.  In 2016, Marion began focusing in earnest on songwriting and formed Trickster. Sister to feature her original music.  In January 2018, Marion was named one of the "Ones to Watch" by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.  Also in 2018, Marion's music has been featured on various radio shows in several states (Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York) as well as several prominent festivals and venues including Huntington Folk Festival, Ladybug Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, as well as an appearance in Inverness, Scotland, at the historic music venue, The Market Bar.

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.