Marion Featured at Malelani Cafe Open Mic

Malelani Cafe, 6734 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

Rusty and Jan host Malelani's weekly open mic. Every week they will highlight a featured performer from the Malelani family with a 20 minute set around 8:30. Marion is the feature on this night.

Sign-up starts at 6:30. All art forms welcome! Come out and sing a few songs, read a few poems, or tell some jokes. Or just listen if you'd like! Collaborations are encouraged.

Malelani offers a very warm and welcoming atmosphere for the development of the arts in Mt. Airy. Enjoy one of their reasonably priced high-quality, unique dishes. They have soft drinks for sale but you are also welcome to BYOB. This event has no cover charge so, please remember to SUPPORT THE VENUE by purchasing one of their fabulous food or beverage items.

Love Park - Dell Center Celebration

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Love Park, Arch Street, Philadelphia

I'm honored to be appearing alongside a couple of other bands at an event sponsored by the City of Philadelphia in newly refurbished downtown Love Park celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Dell Center's renovation. If you work downtown, what a great way to spend your lunch break!

Marion and Friends at Cosmic Cafe

Cosmic Cafe, 1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia

I don’t always get to play gigs literally in my back yard but its pretty darn close on Saturday, June 1, from 12:00 till 3:00 I’ll be hanging and playing some great original music with a few select covers thrown in, joined for the fun by Matthew Gordon and Lee Vuotto. We will be making some music on the deck of Cosmic Café, located on beautiful Kelly Drive at the top of Boathouse Row. Always LOVE this privately owned and socially conscious venue which serves de-lish locally produced food and beverages. Should be a beautiful late Spring day – perfect though for a run or bike along the river trail!) - Hope to see you there! Check out the menu at or on FB at

Marion's CD Release with Meghan Cary!

Philadelphia Folksong Society, 6156 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia

PMC Presents: Marion Halliday & Trickster Sister CD Release with Meghan Cary & Analog Gypsies Saturday, July 13, 2019 Doors 7:00pm | Music 7:30pm $10 for Members Advance | $12 Not-Yet-Members Advance | $15 Doors | Kids 12 and under $5

MARION HALLIDAY, a native Kentuckian, moved to Philadelphia full-time in 2013. Along with her band, Trickster Sister, Marion is proud purveyor of her own special blend of bluegrass and bourbon-infused Americana. She has found great inspiration in her new home-town, writing a range of songs that touch on Philly’s rich history. She has also written on more universal topics such as domestic abuse, gun violence, suicide, and the scourge of addiction ravaging our country. Much to the dismay of her young adult children, too, Marion’s music includes amusing reflections on relationships, as well as an abiding love of bourbon. A seasoned veteran singer-performer with a background in Celtic music (Marion was lead singer in Kentucky-based Celtic band My Darling Asleep as well as a member of Philly -based Molly Blooms), in late 2017 Marion released her debut EP of original music with her band Trickster Sister, ‘Walking in Tall Grass’, Several tracks from this debut album received airplay on a number of folk radio channels across the Northeast. Building on this EP release in 2017, in January 2018 Marion was named “One of the Ones to Watch” by NSAI for her songwriting; then in November, she appeared in the highly regarded NERFA Folk DJ Radio Showcase (nominated by WFDU host Ron Olesko). Most recently, in December, she was named runner-up for 2018 Best of Philly Live Performer (Folk/Country Category). Marion’s newest full-length CD exemplifies the range of her songwriting and will draw in the listener through her insightful story-telling, lush lyrics, and instrumentation.

Meghan Cary and Analog Gypsies Winning over audiences from the fields of Philly Folk Fest to NYC’s infamous Bleecker Street, Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies is equal parts folk, rock, gypsy jazz and jam band playing award-winning original tunes ranging from lean-in-and-listen ballads to get-up-and-shake-your-booty jams. At the core of the band are Meghan Cary and Peter Farrell. The Keyboard and guitar duo lays down a big musical footprint with cool grooves and tight vocal harmonies. Add to that the unique bass musings of Jocko MacNelly, the rhythmic melodies of drummer Quint Lange, the not-your-typical-bluegrass banjo playing and vocal harmony of Stacy Weathers, and the soulful and rhythmic harp and flute lines of Bob Beach, and you have the Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies experience: an evening of great tunes, fun stories, singing in your seat, and dancing in the aisles. As one critic exclaims: "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll beg for more!" (Critic's Pick - The News and Observer)