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Another Bloody Folk Club, Toronto 

Over the past several years of mainly touring in bands with my violin, it has been rare that I play solo harp shows. So when Mary and Paul Read invited me to be one of their featured guests at Another Bloody Folk Club's third season kick-off in Toronto's west end and said I could do anything I wanted, I decided it would be a great opportunity to do just that. So last night, Sunday October 5th, I lugged out the many-stringed beast and played songs by Nick Drake, Metallica, and Joanna Newsom, and ended with…

Great reunion with Scarlett Jane 

Last Thursday June 5th I played with Scarlett Jane and their new smokin full band (Sly Juhas, Tom Juhas and Ryan Gavel) at The Drake Underground, and it was a great, rockin' show. I had a great time trading solos with Tom and it was nice to be reunited with the ladies. It had been several months since our last show together, and a full year since the last time we'd played in Toronto (at Yonge and Dundas Square at the end of May, 2013). They're getting ready for a Canadian tour as a duo, and we have some…Read more

My new music buddy, Jay Aymar 

I've been playing with Jay Aymar lately. He's a great singer/songwriter and a pretty hilarious guy. Recently I joined him for a big show in Toronto at Hugh's Room, and this summer I'm looking forward to joining him on tour in Alberta and British Columbia. Here are a few pics from Hugh's Room, courtesy of Dale Sood: 



the rock gig was fun 

Last Wednesday April 30th I played as part of a showcase for Steve Costello at the Horseshoe, in Toronto. It was really fun! My long-time buddy Robert Sibony was drumming and got me in on the gig as a return favour for his part in recording the music for my music video.

There were several photographers there including another friend of mine, Paul Reid, and a rather famous photographer called Robert Knight, who has been shooting rockstars for the past 40 years. Both took some great pics.

Photo by Paul Reid…

St Patrick's was epic 

Monday was St Pat's Day, and the first one I've been home for in 3 years. Always a busy day for fiddle players, I played between 11am and 10:30pm at two different Irish Pubs in Toronto: The Overdraught on Front Street, and The Brazen Head in Liberty Village. The first gig was pretty nice, playing with a friend of a friend, who I'd never played with before, and the lunch crowd was nice and appreciative. The second gig I joined an old buddy, Peter James Fox, who I've known for years, but it was also our first…Read more

Highlights from 2013 

In my further effort to tidy up but still preserve the information that has been on my HOME page for a while, here are the musical highlights from 2013:

The Fugitives: Toronto to Halifax tour, October to November (16 shows)
Scarlett Jane: Toronto to British Columbia tour, June to August (33 shows) 
The Tartan Terrors: USA tour, March to April (12 shows)

With The Fugitives I was part of video recordings for Much Office Sessions and Exclaim! TV. Watch them here.

I recorded a 'This City Live - In One Take' video…Read more

Remembering 2012 

Now that we're getting deeper into 2014, it feels like 2012 is old news, but because it was such a memorable year of musical opportunities, I'd like to post the highlights for posterity: 
Looking back on 2012:

Two thousand twelve was a wonderful year which brought Sahra on many musical adventures with a lot of great artists.
Here is a list of some of the highlights:

Tartan Terrors (USA tours, March & throughout June - December)
Nelly Furtado (Barbados, April)
Marta Pacek (Canada and USA tours, May - June &…

New Video & Website Update 

I've been updating my website the last few days! Made lots of additions and design changes, I've posted videos and new content and there's more to come. The latest and greatest achievement is my new music video! Filmmaker Dale Sood and I got busy over the winter filming this cover of one of my favourite songs by Joanna Newsom, The Book of Right-On, and I'm very pleased with it. 

http://vimeo.com/83997164

I have posted the new CD 

 I've finally put the music from my new CD, Born of a Summer's Day, up on my site-wide player, so you can have a listen if you missed the CD Release Show back in June.  It is for sale directly through me, and is also available out in the world at Musideum, a really cool music store and museum of amazing world instruments, located at Richmond and Spadina in Toronto (401 Richmond St. W, www.musideum.com).  In the next few months it will become available for sale online and digitally.  Please have a listen and…Read more