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Cassidy and Jazz Band: Feeling Good in the Hallway

Following Amy’s Adele cover, Cassidy brought the house down with this rendition of Nina Simone’s classic, “Feeling Good.” Happy Spring Break!

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Lunchtime Jams: Resurrected!

Lunchtime Jam w/ Jacquie, Donya & Olga 06.07.11

2010 Lunchtime Jam

Over the last few years, Gleneagle Music has made a habit of sharing live performances with the Ontario-based K12 web radio station, 105 the Hive. Our  Introduction to Guitar class has presented recitals on the air, we stream almost all of our concerts each year, and our ensembles and choirs shared tour stops in California live to listeners in Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and South America. By special request from a Gleneagle parent on vacation in Ireland last spring, we shared the entirety of the Voices Benefit Concert so he could hear his son play drums on a cover of Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog.”

This Fall, a group of graduating seniors have been plotting a return of one of the early traditions of web radio in the choir and band rooms: the Lunchtime Jam.

Beginning this Thursday (October 3rd) on lunch hour, you’ll be able to stream live music directly from Gleneagle Music on 105 the Hive. Stay tuned, or say Hi! to our @GleneagleMusic Twitter feed, and join us via any of the means listed here to enjoy:

Listen to 105 the Hive

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Kicking things off on Thursday are members of Gleneagle’s Alluvium, who may be joined by the guys from Knit Me a House.

Here’s Alluvium at last year’s Voices concert:

Listen to the Christmas Concert on Live Web Radio

You can tune in to tonight’s Gleneagle Music Christmas concert on 105 the Hive, a distributed K-12 web radio station developed and maintained by Ontario teachers Andy Forgrave and Heather Durnin, along with Clarence Fisher and a few other teachers across Canada. Inspired and brought about by the same technology (and some of the same people) that first broadcast Gleneagle events on #ds106radio, we’re excited at the prospect of sharing the warmth of the MPR tonight with a new audience.

Tune in by opening this playlist in an Internet browser or with a media player (like iTunes or VLC): http://radio.shoutcastcloud.com/tunein.php/hedurnin/playlist.pls 

You can read about the last few years’ experiments in K12 Web Radio at Gleneagle here.

Gleneagle joins the Six String Nation


We were lucky tonight at Gleneagle to be paid a visit by Jowi Taylor and his wonderful project, the Voyageur Six String Nation Guitar.

After meeting Jowi this summer at theUnplug’d conference, it was a great pleasure to have him tell this Canadian story as a fundraising event involving so many learners and parents in the Gleneagle family, gathered to bask in music created on a mythical instrument. Having been in the shoes of someone invited to play Voyageur at an evening like this, I was excited and anxious to share this particular aspect of the experience with two young musicians at school. It is a terrific honour to play after knowing the origin and essence of so many of the instrument’s parts, and manages to supply a perfect and personal moment of Canadiana for performer and audience alike.

Iris and Andrew each wowed the audience tonight, with Iris playing an original of her own, and Andrew delivering a deft cover of a City and Colour song. It was a joy to see them bringing the guitar to life and smiling through it all for their friends in the audience, and they should be commended for putting a perfect cap on a great evening celebrating community.

Mass Choir Rehearsal with Scott Leithead at Powell River Vocal Summit

Concert Choir at the Powell River Vocal Summit

Solo by Nicholas Van der Velden, accompanied by Mr. Trovato.

Gleneagle’s Got Talent Teaser