Marion, Donna & Friends at Cosmic Cafe

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Cosmic Cafe, 1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia

Marion and Donna are always excited to play at Philly's best noshery on Kelly Drive/Boathouase Row! Cosmic Cafe has great food, great vibe and NOW also some great selections of beer and other drinks. Its a FREE three-hour show and Marion and Donna are sharing the bill with Autumn and Ernie (of Kicking Down Doors) and Julianne Ott, Rob Lincoln, and Jonathan Wilder who have just formed a new trio (currently dubbed by Marion as the LOW Trio but official name forthcoming!)

Guest on Joe Pzonek Radio Show- Eclectic Trainwreck (

So honored to be appearing live on Sunday, July 7, 8:00 a.m. on Joltin' Joe Pzonek's radio show (show runs from 7 - 9 a.m.) on I"ll be talking about my NEWLY RELEASED album 'Rings Around Saturn' and sharing a few songs as well! Joe has been a fixture in the radio and broadcast industry for decades with a number of highly regarded radio shows (in addition to Sunday's Eclectic Trainwreck) including Radio Nowhere and Finnegan's Wake on Blues and Roots Radio and his newest concoction Wrestling Radio!

Guest on Ron Olesko Radio Show 'Traditions'

WFDU (89.1fm or online

So honored to be appearing live on Sunday, July 7, @4:00 p.m. on Ron Olesko's 'Traditions' radio show (show runs from 3 -6 p.m.). I"ll be talking about my NEWLY RELEASED album 'Rings Around Saturn' and sharing a few songs as well! Ron's show is the longest running show on WFDU (since 1980!) and also streams on the Internet at The show features a blend of traditional and contemporary folk songs with live-in studio appearances from some of the finest singer-songwriters from the folk community. Ron also has a new operation, a 24/7 Internet radio channel called Folk Music Notebook. They stream from their website at and also have a free app available at the Apple and Google Play stores. The blend is also a mix of traditional and contemporary, a curated playlist that honors the outstanding established artists as well as place to discover the extraordinary talent that is carrying on the music for new generations. Each evening, Folk Music Notebook also offers a selection of shows from around the country including Rich Warren’s “Midnight Special”, “Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour”, “Sing Out! Radio Magazine”, “Live From Godfrey Daniels" plus shows from Sonny Ochs, Angela Page, Rik Palieri, David Rovics, Christine Lavin and Joe Jencks with a few more shows to be added.

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)

Guest on Artie Martello Radio Show 'Catskill's Cafe'

WIOX 93.1 FM or, 2335 Co Rd 41, Roxbury NY

Excited to be a guest on Artie Martello’s “Catskill’s Cafe” Radio Show Sun @3:00 p.m. (show runs 2-4 p.m. on local radio WIOX 91.3 FM or online Host Artie Martello, in addition to hosting 'Catskill's Cafe' hosts other music programming including "Mostly Folk" and "Power Folk" available through various media including Blues and Roots Radio, which allow his programming to be heard worldwide. His podcasts have been downloaded by fans in Australia, The Philippines, Tunisia, Holland, Great Britain, Canada, The USA and many countries too numerous to mention.

Guest on John Sillberg's Small Time Radio Show

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CKOL Radio 93.7 FM

Honored to appear on veteran Canadian radio host John Sillberg's 'Small Time Radio Show' to discuss my new album, Rings Around Saturn (released date July 1, 2019) and share s a few tracks. The show runs from noon to 3:00 p.m. on CKOL Radio 93.7 (no streaming information at this time - but a drive up to Campbellford Ontario to catch this on air would be worth it I"m sure!)

Huntington Folk Festival

Heckscher Park, Huntington Long Island

Very honored to be playing a short set as part of an amazing all-day line up of the region's best singer-songwriters, curated by Michael Kornfeld, at this free festival (in its 51st year!) sponsored by the Folk Music Society of Huntington. More information can be found at their website at The festival runs from 11 a.m. until late in the evening — with Loudon Wainwright III headlining.