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2018 Summer Concerts and Rock Barra Workshops

May 29, 2018

Hello, Folks.

Summer is just around the corner. I’ve been busy planting a garden and organizing another summer of concerts and workshops at Rock Barra Artist Retreat.

Our annual fundraiser for Rock Barra, Let Them Eat Cake, is at 7:00 pm on Saturday, June 16, at The Haviland Club in Charlottetown. See details below.

The summer schedule for Rock Barra is a work in progress, but I do want to let you know that my summer singing camp will be August 10–12 this year. The workshop will begin Friday evening at 7:00 pm and go till noon on Sunday. Once again we will focus on chanting and healing sound work with a bit of vocal technique thrown in for good measure. The weekend is open to all, no singing experience necessary. Expect to sing, swim, laugh, go on beach walks, explore the labyrinth and stone circle, meditate and relax. The cost is $175. A number of people come every year. If you wish to register, kindly send an e-transfer deposit of $100 to teresa@teresadoyle.com.

Long shadows on the beach at Rock Barra Retreat

My son Patrick and I have a new musical project called Backroads with fiddler Ward MacDonald. We will be performing select Friday nights this summer at King’s Playhouse, a lovely theatre in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island. I am also doing some kirtans (call and answer chanting concerts) with multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Gallant. It feels good to be focusing on projects at home, but I do look forward to getting out on tour with October Browne in the fall, and want to get back to Australia.

Happy gardening, folks. Stay in touch and perhaps I will see some of you on the island this summer.


Let Them Eat Cake! Rock Barra Artist Retreat Social & Fundraiser

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Let Them Eat Cake! is the annual social and fundraiser for Rock Barra Artist Retreat. All are welcome to an evening of music, delicious cakes and art auction at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown, Saturday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at the door $15.00. The Haviland Club is located on 2 Haviland Street, at the corner with Water Street.

Every year we invite some of the finest bakers on the Island to whip up delicious cakes. There are so many on offer including gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free options. Some are sinfully decadent and others, like raw key lime, are filled with only wholesome healthy ingredients. With your ticket, you get to try them all!

The evening begins with music and a ‘cake parade’ followed by an art auction. Come sample the cakes, have a drink, bid on beautiful Island art, and hear some great music with Patrick Bunston, Teresa Doyle, Katlin Doyle and Jonathan Gallant.

All proceeds from this event are in support of the Rock Barra Artist Retreat summer concert series. Rock Barra Retreat is on the northeast corner of the Prince Edward Island. It is a stunning twenty acre beachside location leased to our co-op by the estate of Sam Sniderman. Each summer we host a series of concerts and workshops. Visit www.rockbarraretreat.com for full details on our summer programming.

If you would like to bake a cake for the event or contribute some art or a special item for the auction be sure to get in touch. Artists share silent auction proceeds equally with Rock Barra Retreat. For more information email teresa@teresadoyle.com.

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