Robert Catto

Canadian photographer in Sydney Australia, specialising in arts, events and locations.

permalink Had a wonderful couple of weeks earlier in the year with visiting Canadian singer-songwriter Jane Siberry, organising a series of house concerts here in Wellington; and the ever-generous Jane has just sent this note to her friends and fans…
dear everyone,imagine a pine tree in the foresta few winter birds hop among the branchestree tops catch the wind and translateyet stillness aboundsyou remembera bunny is busy with something beneath the treelook! a present for you! love,jane siberry
So here’s a link to download two of her albums, Shushan The Palace (hymns of earth) and Child (Music for the Christmas Season) - which is one of my favourite albums of  hers, especially at this time of year.   I found it in a shop in Sydney  in 1997, and it reintroduced me to the greatness of Jane.  I had  forgotten.
So, enjoy!  Share!  Say thanks on her Facebook page!  All of the above!

Had a wonderful couple of weeks earlier in the year with visiting Canadian singer-songwriter Jane Siberry, organising a series of house concerts here in Wellington; and the ever-generous Jane has just sent this note to her friends and fans…

dear everyone,
imagine a pine tree in the forest
a few winter birds hop among the branches
tree tops catch the wind and translate
yet stillness abounds
you remember
a bunny is busy with something beneath the tree
look! a present for you!
 
love,
jane siberry

So here’s a link to download two of her albums, Shushan The Palace (hymns of earth) and Child (Music for the Christmas Season) - which is one of my favourite albums of hers, especially at this time of year.  I found it in a shop in Sydney in 1997, and it reintroduced me to the greatness of Jane. I had forgotten.

So, enjoy! Share! Say thanks on her Facebook page! All of the above!

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RT @bekitty: Jim Mora interviewing @janesiberry on National Radio earlier today: http://tinyurl.com/yfd22ow

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Out by the BBQ, singing a @janesiberry song about Barkis (y’know, from David Copperfield) as the sun sets over Lyall Bay. Nice.

permalink Our final Wellington salon with Jane Siberry was last night, so today we bid her farewell as she heads north to Paekakariki, Taupo, Waiheke Island and Auckland on tour with kiwi singer Monique Rhodes, then on to Australia and WOMADelaide.
Tour dates & details are at Jane’s site - and thanks again to everyone who helped out with our five nights, especially Alex & Loren from Truby King House, Ian Hull-Brown who provided our beautiful Bose audio system, Dan Adams for finding us an electric piano and recording each night (as well as opening two shows), and Rosy Tin Teacaddy, Milkthistle and Charlotte Yates for being our guests on the other evenings.
And of course thanks to everyone who came!  Fabulous shows, each different to the one before - but I was really pleased that we had exactly the right venue for the right number of shows, full each night but we didn’t have to turn anyone away.  Perfect.
If you want to keep in touch with Jane and her albums, touring and adventures, you can follow her on Twitter (@janesiberry), or visit her on Facebook.  Cheers everyone!
* UPDATE - just heard there’s a Wednesday night show (10 Feb) in Paekakariki as well now, for anyone who missed out in Wellington… *

Our final Wellington salon with Jane Siberry was last night, so today we bid her farewell as she heads north to Paekakariki, Taupo, Waiheke Island and Auckland on tour with kiwi singer Monique Rhodes, then on to Australia and WOMADelaide.

Tour dates & details are at Jane’s site - and thanks again to everyone who helped out with our five nights, especially Alex & Loren from Truby King House, Ian Hull-Brown who provided our beautiful Bose audio system, Dan Adams for finding us an electric piano and recording each night (as well as opening two shows), and Rosy Tin Teacaddy, Milkthistle and Charlotte Yates for being our guests on the other evenings.

And of course thanks to everyone who came!  Fabulous shows, each different to the one before - but I was really pleased that we had exactly the right venue for the right number of shows, full each night but we didn’t have to turn anyone away.  Perfect.

If you want to keep in touch with Jane and her albums, touring and adventures, you can follow her on Twitter (@janesiberry), or visit her on Facebook.  Cheers everyone!

* UPDATE - just heard there’s a Wednesday night show (10 Feb) in Paekakariki as well now, for anyone who missed out in Wellington… *

permalink Jane Siberry’s salons in Wellington are nearly over - only Sunday night left!  We’re taking tomorrow off because, frankly, One Love have a much bigger amplifier than we do, and they’re just down the hill.
Some fantastic moments this week, and to send us into our two-day break we had Charlotte Yates - completely unrehearsed - doing gorgeous backing vocals on Calling All Angels, leading into a full-crowd singalong to wrap up the night.
Great to see Charlotte again - she should be the next one to do a series of salons in the gorgeous room at Truby King House we’ve haunted all week!

Jane Siberry’s salons in Wellington are nearly over - only Sunday night left!  We’re taking tomorrow off because, frankly, One Love have a much bigger amplifier than we do, and they’re just down the hill.

Some fantastic moments this week, and to send us into our two-day break we had Charlotte Yates - completely unrehearsed - doing gorgeous backing vocals on Calling All Angels, leading into a full-crowd singalong to wrap up the night.

Great to see Charlotte again - she should be the next one to do a series of salons in the gorgeous room at Truby King House we’ve haunted all week!

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RT @chawnerb: This week seems to have turned into a practice for the NZIAF: Sun Joanna Newsom, Wed The 39 Steps, tomorrow @janesiberry.

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RT @fyimusic: Jane Siberry takes NZ one tea-cup at a time: http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=20129

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RT @ptorrsmith: Saw Canadian singer-songwriter-performer @janesiberry last night in Melrose. Inspirational, enlightening.