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Ross Creek Annex, 2182 Sheffield Rd, , Canning, NS

Quilting is an improv band with a unique mix of instruments and styles featuring Kim Barlow on Guitar and Banjo, Brian Borcherdt on a mix of electronic and acoustic sounds, Mairi Chaimbeul on harp, and Sahara Jane on sarangi, vocals and moutharps.

Quilting is completely improvised music and we welcome people to come and bring yoga mats, pillows or anything they would like to help them settle in and enjoy the ride! Tix at the door, $15 or PWYC

Sahara Jane and Ken Shorley at Dawn Oman Gallery

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Dawn Oman Art Gallery, 298 Granville Street, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia

Join us at the amazing Dawn Oman Art Gallery! The space is both grand and cosy, with beauty and colour inspiring at every turn. We love playing there and we are looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing some new compositions and some old favorites! Doors open at 6:15 Contact Dawn and Scott at or call 902-588-2002 for tickets

The Dome Project (Upstream Music Association)

Experience Upstream Music Association's "The Dome Project" for One Night Only!


To boldly listen to what no one has heard before...

With music provided by accomplished improvising musicians from varied traditions, this event will feature the interplay of interstellar imagery will both incorporate the Discovery Centre’s astronomy imagery as well as live experimental video provided by Upstream’s Artistic Director, Lukas Pearse.

Musicians will include:

Evan Syliboy, electric guitarist for Mi’kmaw band Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers

Sarah Frank, violinist for the contemporary bluegrass / Canadiana group The Bombadils

Taral Naik, classical tabla player

Sahara Jane, genre-fluid sarangi player

Tom Richards, jazz trombonist

Brian Borcherdt, indie electronics performer from bands including Dusted and HOLY F*CK

Audiences are encouraged to consider the parallels between scientific and artistic exploration, and to embrace the shared experience of the sky while honouring our own unique trajectories and orbits…

Sahara Jane and Ken Shorley

West Brooklyn, NS

Sahara Jane and Ken Shorley return to one of their all time favourite venues for a night of music, stories, friends and beautifully blended specialty drinks made from the magic of local gardens. The Speak-easy is a special experience! Doors open at 7:30, tix $20.

Quilting Album Release in Halifax

Radstorm, 2117 Gottingen Street , Halifax

Quilting is an instrumental improv group made up of Sahara Jane on sarangi and mouth harp, Kim Barlow - guitar/banjo, Mairi Chaimbel - celtic harp and Brian Borchardt playing all manner of things. On November 10th they celebrate their new release on vinyl which just came out on Telephone Explosion Records. They are joined by guitarist Sam Wilson, and trombonist AJAX (Andrew Jackson) Doors open at 7:00

$20 or PWYC

On October 21 our instrumental/expimental improv group, Quilting, are throwing ourselves a party at Gaspereau Community Hall!! Quilting is made up of Kim Barlow - guitar/banjo, Mairi Chaimbel - celtic harp, Brian Borchardt - all manner of things..., and Sahara Jane on sarangi and mouth harp.

zhorli (Ken Shorley) is opening the show and celebrating his own ep release and DJ HJ BJ (Brian Borcherdt from holy F) will DJ vinyl after. It’s a multi-layered night that will end with dancing! Tix at @musicincommunities $20 or pay-what-you-can