Look UP in the night sky this weekend!

This weekend brings the peak of Summer! We’ve had the fireworks, we’ve had Pride and now the great celestial Perseid meteor show takes over…up to eighty meteors an hour and fireballs will be somehow silently whooshing over our heads this very weekend! I kid you not! So get away from the city lights if you can and enjoy the greatest show off earth…

“great fireballs of fire!” – A guide to the Perseid Meteor Shower

Actually it’s a lot more mellow than that 🙂 Here’s our tune “River of Stars” for your starry enjoyment over this beautiful Summer weekend…how I wish Summer could last forever!

 

Now for a haiku by Mike:

rainless sky for weeks

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Progress Report and Invitation 😀

Dear Friends,

Seraphina (my flute) and I have been noticeably quieter this last year and a half as I continue to recover from my little accident. (I fell off my mother’s bed while clipping her toenails and went backwards into a chest of drawers! strange but true!) Although I’m not back to performing yet, I have been enjoying writing at the piano, very much. Bill asked me to collaborate with him on a piece for the jazz festival. It’s called “Lagoon,” and I’d love to share this new piece with you. I’ll be there in the back row probably, with my ear plugs and shades…but feeling very happy! Eventually we’ll get back to the Naturals recording we were working on. Can’t say exactly when. I certainly am learning a lot about the brain though, neuroplasticity and all that. Brains are cool 🙂

Hope to see you on next Sunday, June 25 at the Atrium at the Woodwards Building! Performance is at 5pm!

Be Well,
Holly

Cherry Blossom Festival

Holly Burke performs at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival this week, and in April!
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It’s Cherry Blossom Time!
Hello Dear Friends, and happy Haiku to you! What is haiku? Well if you’d like to know more, you absolutely have to join internationally acclaimed dancer Yayoi Hirano and I to experience the poetry, petals, movement and music. Read on…
You’re invited to a delightfully intimate performance I am involved in. This will be the world premiere of Haiku Mime, a whimsical physical interpretation of haiku poetry submitted from around the world. Weaving text read by yours truly around the expressive movements of Yayoi Hirano, I love our spontaneous interplay as we illuminate these modern haiku poems together. Please join us and be a part of the blossoming of this novel cultural collaboration.

Performance Dates and Times:

Burrard Station Courtyard
March 24: 12:30 pm
(Free Admission)

Van Dusen Gardens
April 9: 11:00 a.m.
April 10: 3:00 p.m.
(Japan Fair Admission $8-$14)

And lastly, thanks to everyone who kindly contributed to our Indiegogo campaign, moving Holly Burke and The Naturals closer to completing our second recording. We’ll resume work on “Playground” as soon as I’m over my concussion. Thank you for all your good wishes!

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April 9-10 Sakura Festival

 

 

Burke goes Bananas

Happy Year of the Monkey, everybody! Super excited that we’ve broken $2500 as we begin our final push toward the Valentine’s Day weekend! Can we double that amount by then? Only with your help! Operators are standing by to take your contributions – no matter how small bananas! 🍌

Indie Go Go Here!

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Canada, Italy, Mexico,Turkey! Thanks for saying “Hi” Today!

Here’s River of Stars. Yes indeed.  I just happen to have a map if Italy around here too…where Radio Indie

International in Taranto *see map) has been playing our beloved tune all over the land. Thanks for that!

All I know is, I’d rather be in Taranto, than Toronto. Turkish and Mexican folks too, please leave your comments!

i.e.write on my site 🙂 I would like to visit and learn your language. Can YOU find “Taranto?” Isn’t this fun?images

Bill Runge is a God

Yes, he is. The reason “Serengeti” is so epic is because of his amazing talents as a writer and arranger, not to mention multi-instrumentalist! So this is very much a shared honor with the one and only Bill Runge.http://www.billrunge.com/

This is top shelf jazz, the kind that lives between 64th notes, and Burke’s virtuosity with the flute is rivaled only by her skill as a songwriter.”

The Akademia Music Awards – Los Angeles, CA

http://www.theakademia.com/april2015_bestsong_instrumentalacousticjazz.htm

Also all thanks to our wonderful engineer Ken Burke of Burkeville Productions.

Here’s Ken’s video with “Serengeti.” It’s a (literal) trip!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVFEevdFbWU

Thanks everybody! gotta go practice now…

aboard my brother’s boat “Island Roamer“of www.bluewateradventures.ca It was Mom’s 90th

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