I brought percussionist Al Cerulo and cellist Aliya Ultan to the Vineyard for a couple of concerts in July of 2020 and we had a lovely time. Al premiers works internationally by modern classical composers such as Jude Traxler, Paula Matthusen, and Randy Gibson, while Aliya Ultan is an up and coming avant guard performer and composer in NYC. We got to play acoustically at the Chappaquiddick Community Center and were absolutely delighted with the sound. Thanks to all who came, it was magical. I have been visiting Chappaquiddick Island since 1987, and my brother is buried in the New Chappaquiddick Cemetery. Here's us in my backyard!
Hello Fellow Travelers
My name is Thistle. I have been called to sing and play harp, for you.
Bannerman Castle Summer Music Series
Just a boat ride from Beacon NY and then a 72 stair climb, you can check out the ruins of Bannerman "castle," which is really the crumbling warehouse for a WWI arms dealer. I will be playing in front of the Bannerman's former summer home on top of the mountain, which also looks like a little castle. Come hang! It's a lovely little island owned by the NY State Parks Dept.
$40, includes a self guided tour and boat ride to and from the island
Martha's Vineyard Art Association Weekly Group Show Opening
I'll be playing some of my own tunes without words, as well as medieval, Irish and British songs on harp. Free and open to the public. Laura Jemison's artwork will be featured among the group of artists whose work will be shown. Standard art opening fare of wine, cheese and crackers will be served if covid allows.
CCC Outdoor Concert Series
Outdoor concert. Music at 7, doors at 6:30pm. Playing as a trio tonight with percussionist Al Cerulo and cellist Nick Jozwiack. Tickets available through Martha's Vineyard Chamber Society $15 online, $20 at the door.
$15 pre-sale, $20 at the door day of
Thursday Night Music Series
My trio will be playing the Thursday night picnic series. We're so excited! I'm from this island, and we'll be playing next to the cemetery where my brother is buried. Nick Jozwiak will be playing cello, and Al Cerulo will be playing percussion. The event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the CCC.
Wilbur Art Pop Up
From 12-6 the public will be able to see art and hear music in this charming community garden in one of the most unique neighborhoods of Kingston NY. (I'm serious, it's really weird and cool down by the water over there). I am playing at 5pm. It's free to the public, but I encourage you to buy a record! xo
visiting performer at Chatham High Lit Class
Chatham High School, 50 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, New York
I am honored to be a guest speaker and performer showing these young adults how I've analyzed stories to turn them into lyrics and how I set poetry to music.
THISTLE on Bannerman Castle Island
I'm thrilled to be bringing my harp to the tippy top of Bannerman Castle Island to play my music for you! I'll be in or around the Victorian summer castle at the summit of this unique spot for two hours between 12 and 2pm. Tours are run by the NY State Parks Department and leave by boat from the Beacon Institute Floating Dock near the train station. Get your tickets now! This is a popular destination, and only a few acts get to play music here each summer season.
Parisian Gala Fundraiser sponsored by Bannerman Castle Trust
This is a Paris inspired gala fundraiser to benefit the Bannerman Castle Trust's upcoming production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame on the island. There will be hors d'oeurves, dinner, a silent auction and raffle, as well as performances by yours truly and the cast of the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
$100 for one before March 1
playing in Rasputina/ Charming Disaster tour
THISTLE w/ Mariee Sioux
Come to this authentically restored 1930's bar in downtown Kingston for an evening of goth neo-classical and First Nations singer Mariee Sioux. xo
THISTLE w/ Rasputina
I'm performing my solo music and also playing in Rasputina this evening.
playing in Rasputina
We're playing in the Steampunk Festival up near Buffalo. People are loving the harp in Rasputina and I do too. xo