Spring & Summer 2016

We’ve got lots happening here these days. Hopefully you can make it out to one of these events! Pre-purchase reserves your seat closest to artist in order of booking. Tickets here.

  • Ian Sherwood, April 30 – Concert
    • 2013 ‘Contemporary Singer’ Cdn. Folk Awards, 2012 ‘Best Male Artist’ Int’l. award
  • Lindsay Kupser, May 7/6 – Concert 6th & Workshop 7th
    • Canadian touring singer/songwriter “…striving for depth through simplicity”
  • Makayla Lynn, Kevin Davison, Rowan Ayers Songcircle, May 26
    • Country songwriters in the round, Award winners and up & coming
  • Katey Brooks, June 8/9 – Workshop 8th & Concert 9th
    • World touring British artist, “Love this lady’s voice” Joss Stone
  • Laura Smith w/ Kim Dunn, June 18th – Concert
    • Too many ECMA awards and Juno nominations to list here
  • Orit Shimoni, July 20/21 – Workshop kids 20th & Concert 21st
    • The vibrant Shimoni is an incredibly talented writer, entertainer and educator
    • Details and costs pending
  • Lynn Miles, July 22/23 – Concert 22nd plus Workshop 23rd
    • Juno Award winning performer and incredible songwriting instructor
    • Details and costs pending

Questions? Just ask!

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May 7, 2016
  • Lindsay Kupser in Concert

    Starts: 8:00 pm  Ends: May 7, 2016 - 11:00 pm
    Location: ROCA Music House, 147 Glasgow Rd, Lake Major, NS B2Z, Canada
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May 8, 2016
  • Lindsay Kupser - Songwriting workshop & sharing

    Starts: 1:30 pm  Ends: May 8, 2016 - 7:00 pm
    Location: ROCA Music House, 147 Glasgow Rd, Lake Major, NS B2Z, Canada
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May 21, 2016
  • Choir concert

    Starts: 6:00 pm  Ends: May 21, 2016 - 11:00 pm

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May 26, 2016
  • Makayla Lynn, Kevin Davison, and Rowan Ayers - Songcircle

    Starts: 7:30 pm  Ends: May 26, 2016 - 10:00 pm
    Location: 147 Glasgow Rd, Westphal, NS B2Z 1J5, Canada
    Read more
June 8, 2016
  • Katey Brooks - Songwriting Workshop

    Starts: 6:30 pm  Ends: June 8, 2016 - 10:30 pm
    Location: ROCA Music House, 147 Glasgow Rd, Lake Major, NS B2Z, Canada
    Read more
June 9, 2016
  • Katey Brooks - In Concert

    Starts: 7:00 pm  Ends: June 9, 2016 - 10:00 pm
    Location: ROCA Music House, 147 Glasgow Rd, Lake Major, NS B2Z, Canada
    Read more
June 18, 2016
  • Laura Smith with Kim Dunn - Concert

    Starts: 12:00 am  Ends: June 18, 2016 - 11:59 pm
    Location: 147 Glasgow Rd, Westphal, NS B2Z 1J5, Canada
    Read more
July 19, 2016
  • Orit Shimoni - Workshops & Concerts

    Starts: 12:00 am  Ends: July 21, 2016 - 11:59 pm
    Location: ROCA Music House, 147 Glasgow Rd, Lake Major, NS B2Z, Canada
    Read more
July 22, 2016
  • Lynn Miles - Concert

    Starts: 7:30 pm  Ends: July 22, 2016 - 10:30 pm

    Read more
July 23, 2016
  • Lynn Miles - Workshop

    Starts: 10:00 am  Ends: July 23, 2016 - 5:00 pm

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Ian Sherwood in concert April 30th

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Ian Sherwood April 30
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Concert & Workshop with “Infinitely More”


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Infinitely More in Concert
April 21st

There’s a lot we could say about the duo but their website has it all so check it out here www.InfinitelyMore.ca

Download PDF of Poster here

Tickets below

Songwriting Workshop
April 20th

It’s been said that great songs aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Sometimes the best tool in a songwriter’s belt is a great mentor. Infinitely More will Continue reading

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Spring & Summer concerts booked

We’ve been busy recording video & audio projects for folks (plus our own writing & painting of course!) and we are now happy to let you know about some concerts & workshops coming to ROCA House in the next few months!
Check out Calendar page for details!!

Infinitely More – Concert & workshop April 20/21

http://infinitelymore.ca Presents their songwriting workshop on Wednesday night and concert on Thursday. Allison & Duane are accomplished wirters in many styles. They will present some secular and some non-secular work and their workshop will be on songwriting in general as well as for worship. Both events suitable for all ages and musical tastes!

Ian Sherwood plus guest – Concert April 30

http://iansherwood.com Ian is a multi-award winning artist who tours the world continually. We are lucky to have him return for a concert with us. Opening for Ian will be (TBA)

Lindsay Kupser plus guest – Concert & workshop May 7/8

http://lindsaykupser.com  – You’ll love her depth and connection in her songwriting and clear performance. Opening for Lindsay will be (TBA)

Orit Shimoni – Concert & workshop July 20/21

http://www.oritshimoni.com aka ‘Little Bird’ – Concert for all ages plus a workshop (details pending) Opening for Orit will be (TBA)

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We are Open for Bookings!

housesmHalifax development approval has been achieved!

We are now approved to host concerts, workshops and events for 60 attendees. We want to help you present a great show, workshop or special event.  Please contact us and tell us what you need and we will make it happen.
The business license is hanging on the wall and doors are open.

Audio and video recording and online broadcast options are all available.

Please give us a call! 902.406.6460

Email: info@rocamusic.ca

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Roca Music & Art House is Now offering Art Classes!

LeavessmArt Classes with Cailin, Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 9:00pm – beginning November 3rd
PayPal Link at end of page!
All levels welcome – oils, acrylics, drawing, and mixed media (adults only)
Explore your creative side with artist Cailin Green in these art classes designed to challenge your creative thinking while having fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn new techniques and approaches to art and get motivated! All levels welcome, from beginners to advanced.

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We’re live!

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BBQ party and songwriting….

We had our SAC regional writers group meeting / party last night. Summer meant a small turnout but what a lot of fun!

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Chuck Brodsky in Concert!

chuck-bannerDue to Stanfest cancellation we have confirmed Chuck will be here on Monday. www.ChuckBrodsky.com for the extensive bio, many reviews & accomplishments and samples.

Doors @ 6:30 / Show @ 7:30
Email : info@rocamusic.ca to book a seat. Suggested donation ($20 ?) at door
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Tillers Folly in Concert, August 7th

www.TillersFolly.com and on their Tiller’s Folly page.
Great playing, great writing, great performance. We are pleased to be getting this fabulous trio before they feature at the PEI 150th Anniversary celebration concert in Charlottetown.

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Cash or credit cards accepted at door as well once reserved via email.
Show start 7:30, doors 6:30
Thursday, August 7th

Here on capitol hill, Ottawa as BC’s representatives

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Tillers Folly Are:
BRUCE COUGHLAN – songwriter, vocals, guitar

This Pacific-Canadian born songwriter and sixth generation Canadian possesses a profound connection to his Celtic roots. Bruce Coughlan is a true bard (a collector of songs) and the founding member of Tiller’s Folly.

As principle songwriter and vocalist for Tiller’s Folly, Bruce has navigated the band through a long succession of subtle, yet defining changes. From performers of Celtic music to interpreters of the genre, into an influential entity in the course of progressive Celtic and Canadiana music.

With a growing list of commissioned works and soundtrack credits, this composer/lyricist is a creative force of rare ability. Bruce Coughlan is a multifaceted talent and will undoubtedly be recognized as a great Canadian songwriter in the league of Gordon Lightfoot and Stan Rogers.

NOLAN MURRAY – fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster

Nolan has a long history as a multi-instrumentalist gun-for-hire who at an early age, parlayed an impressive list of championships into a touring/recording career that has spanned decades.

Throughout that time, he’s left his musical imprint with a long list of iconic performers including Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, John Fogerty ,The Irish Rovers, Randy Travis, John Cowan, Ricky Van Shelton, David Frizzell, Patricia Conroy, Gary Fjellgaard, Jess Lee, Funk Brother’s Bob Babbitt, Wrecking Crew’s Larry Knechtel.

Highlights of awards include Oregon State fiddle Champion, Top ten Grand Masters Champion, Top ten US National Fiddle Champion, International World Bluegrass Championship Band. BCCMA Instrumentalist of the Year 89,90,92, Western Canadian Bluegrass Fiddle Champion and CCMA Citation – All Star Band. Beyond his explosive improvised solos, lies a broad pallet of richly diverse influences. In joining Tiller’s Folly in 2002, Nolan Murray caused Tiller’s Folly to encompass an ever-widening range of musical style

LAURENCE KNIGHT – bass, vocals

A forty-year veteran of Western Canada’s vibrant music scene who’s first love is Rhythm and Blues. Early in his career, Laurence earned a solid reputation in Vancouver’s Blues music community, touring and recording with the Foreman Young Band, Jim Byrnes and the legendary Long John Baldry, just to mention a few.

In a shift from R&B to Folk music Laurence once again found his stride while performing and recording with many of the West’s most iconic artists, including Roy Forbes, Shari Ulrich and Ferron.

Laurence is an expressive bassist, and energetic performer who adds his soulful, rhythmic signature to the Tiller’s Folly blend.

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