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Mel's Matinee!

Well, that was fun! Mel's Matinee at The Carleton raised $550 for the Brain Injury Association of NS. That money will go directly to their Music Therapy program. Despite the wintry weather, we had a great turnout! Ian Sherwood, Leona…

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Stay tuned for upcoming shows and news!

Music-filled months!

Well, I've had a busy few months, filled with music and magical experiences! In April, me and my Baby Taylor guitar headed to Nashville for an incredible 3-day songwriting workshop with one of my favourite songwriters, Emily Saliers, of the…
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Nashville bound!

I'm off to Nashville shortly for a songwriting workshop with one of my favourite songwriters, Emily Saliers of The Indigo Girls. Can't wait!!
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Hope for Wildlife Documentary Series

Very happy to say that my song, 'Don't Break Your Heart' will be featured in Episode 4 of the new season (season 7) of the Hope for Wildlife Documentary Series on the Love Nature channel. The episode is called 'Stepping…
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Bluebird North was a blast!

Well, another fun Bluebird North took place on July 11. We had a stellar line-up of Tom Terrell, Susan Crowe and Lynn Miles. The wonderful Rachel Sermanni was in town and joined Tom for a song. And legendary Ian Tamblyn…
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SAC Songwriting Challenge completed!

Hi! Mel Farrimond here. I made it to the finish line! Somebody bring me some water...

The hardest part of the challenge for me was the recording/production part. Though I have recorded in a studio, I have never tried home…
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SAC Songwriting Challenge Week 6

Merry Christmas, everybody! Ho ho ho! Well, this week I opted to write a Christmas song to see if I could shake the urge to throw my broken shovels at the nearest snow plow. Not that any of those were…
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SAC Songwriting Challenge Week 5

This week's challenge was to write a song to pitch for a new series described as a 19th Century “Dexter” with a female lead. Think love, lust, hate, danger. I started from scratch, came up with a few chord progressions…