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Music at MERA - Japhy Sullivan

A native son of Lanark County (musically speaking) is preparing for a special appearance at MERA Schoolhouse this spring. Singer-songwriter and fiddler extraordinaire, Japhy Sullivan is a familiar figure to many local music fans, who will have the opportunity to catch up with his
current craft when he performs a solo show in the Music At MERA Sunday concert series at 2:00
pm on Sunday May 28, 2023.
Sullivan grew up immersed in the Ontario folk music community, from a very young age adding the sound of his fiddle to jams, sessions and showcases. He attributes much of his early interest to becoming a member of the Blue Skies Fiddle Orchestra, originally led by Carolyn Stewart, and presently under the baton of Cindy McCall.
Sullivan has performed at concerts and on festival stages accompanying many stalwarts of the Canadian Folk Music scene including: David Ross Macdonald, Irish Mythen, Scott Cook, David Newland, and Kate Weekes.

He studied Music at Concordia University in Montreal, and in 2018 he travelled to Cork, Ireland, where he immersed himself in the local fiddling and singing traditions.
His work focuses on intimate folk song-writing, traditional-style narrative ballad singing,
traditional Irish dance tunes, and exploring creative free improvisation. Japhy is currently based in Montreal, where he is hard at work crafting his debut album, Fiddler Jones, which is expected to be released in early 2024. Tickets for the Sunday Schoolhouse Concert featuring Japhy Sullivan are $25 and will be
available at the door. They can also be purchased in advance from Tickets can
be reserved at Tickets Please and held for pick-up at the door.
The MERA cafe will be offering their usual array of tea, coffee and delicious baked treats.
Visit Music at MERA for more information about this performance and all other music events at

When: Sunday, May 28, 2023
Event Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: MERA Schoolhouse
Cost: $25.00
Purchase Tickets Online:

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