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Painted Lady Butterflies on Yellow Coneflower -- Photo:Holly Massie
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Flowers from the Manotick Horticultural Society
At the Manotick Farmers Market
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform "Pucelete/Je languis/Domino”, a motet by Anonymous (c1250), the most famous composer of the middle ages.
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Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at St. Barnabas Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 1st, 2013.
Videographers: Valérie Auger-Voyer, Kevin Millington.
Editing: Pierre Massie

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CD cover Audite Nova, a selection of favourite Renaissance madrigals sung by The Stairwell CarollersBest seller Yay
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Stairwell Carollers Vinyl Banner

How do you like our new banner for our Manotick Farmers Market Stall? Sam of Sam's Sprouts gave us the idea and we ordered it online from Vistaprint. It was very inexpensive, keeping our operating costs down to a shoestring. And it smells like a new doll :) They delivered it within a few business days exactly when promised and the design is spot on. We picked up a set of tablecloth weights from the dollar store to keep it hanging nicely and voila!

Advice for designing your own banner -- make sure to choose the BLEED option so that your design is full to the edge of the vinyl. I would recommend the heavier weight vinyl for outdoor use. Check and recheck your design for details and mke sure your image has a high enough DPI to avoid that pixelly JPG look when it is enlarged.

I recommend Vistaprint to anyone who wants to make a professional looking banner for an event or a small business or market stall :) They also have a lot of other cool goodies you can get with your logo on it.


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LINK up your Music - related  articles, compositions, videos, vines, Pinterest discoveries, photos, and blog posts here:) 


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Tonal Tuesday - 10 Tips to Becoming a Conductor - Esa-Pekka Salonen

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Thanks All!

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Vegetables from Fosters Family Farm at the Manotick Farmers Market



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Veggies at the Manotick Farmers Market
Veggies at the Manotick Farmers Market
So much is happening!
Tomorrow, Pete's composition Mourning Dove, will be played on the Peace Tower Carillon during the one hour concert starting at 11:00. The forecast says 40% chance of showers, which seems fitting as the tune is a melancholy piece. I'm crossing my fingers for a wee sunshine throughout the clouds.
We will be up in the tower with Andrea McCrady, our Dominion Carillonneur, as she plays the concert. It's a tiny space, just room enough for the carillon, Andrea and about six guests. A small elevator takes us up. The room is sound proofed, so we have just a muffled echo of the bells as she plays.
Andrea McCrady our Dominion Carillonneur
Andrea McCrady our Dominion Carillonneur
Saturday from 8:30 till 2:00 we are at the Manotick Farmers Market, to sell CDs and to buy our veggies and fruit for the week :P come on out to see us!
Teens in costume at the Manotick Farmers Market
Teens in costume at the Manotick Farmers Market
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Spring flowers
Spring flowers
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform "Tourdion" by Claude Gervaise (c. 1525 – 1583), a French composer, editor and arranger of the Renaissance.
Buy our CDs This version of "Tourdion" is available on our madrigals from the Renaissance CD, "Audite nova", released October 2006.
Visit our blog or our website for updates.
Audio: Tom Barnes. Recorded at St. Barnabas Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 1st, 2013.
Videographers: Valérie Auger-Voyer, Kevin Millington
Editing: Pierre Massie
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Manotick Farmers Market
Manotick Farmers Market sign facing Mill Street
The Manotick Farmers Market sits directly across from Watson's Mill, a working flour mill and museum in the heart of picturesque Manotick.

Mossy's Smoke Shop
Mossy's Smoke Shop
Mossy's Smoke Shop offers truly luscious sausage. Available in a bun as portable eats or by the pound to take home, Mossy's sausages are varied and delicious.
Medieval Marvels and Creations
Medieval Marvels and Creations
Medieval Marvels and Creations is the place to get hand crafted stainless steel wrist and neck chains swords and shields. What more could a medieval knight desire?

Whole wheat flour milled at Watson's Mill in Manotick
Whole wheat flour milled at Watson's Mill in Manotick across the street from the Market
Watson's Mill freshly milled whole wheat flour is available in 2 and 5 lb bags at an excellent price for the quality.

Halls Apple Market at the Manotick Farmers Market
Halls Apple Market at the Manotick Farmers Market
If you love apples (who doesn't?) the variety of apple incarnations at Hall's Apple Market stall is dizzying.

Halls Apple Market goodies at the Manotick Farmers Market
Halls Apple Market goodies at the Manotick Farmers Market
Fresh apples, traditional cider, apple pie and preserves and even a fizzy peach apple cider will tempt your taste buds.
Pete and Denyse at the Stairwell Carollers booth at the Manotick Farmers Market
Pete and Denyse at the Stairwell Carollers booth at the Manotick Farmers Market
Denyse visited the Stairwell Tent last week, giving us a great opportunity to catch up. Rehearsals are often so busy that we barely get a chance to say Hi and Bye before going our separate ways. A fun day! We are taking this week off from the Market, but will be there Saturday, August 16th. In our absence, we here that local theatre company, ITR (Isle on the River Review) will be there to entertain with some theatre in the park and an info booth.

Keep up the great work everyone!

Holly

22 days ago | |
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Whether you want fresh vegetables and fruit, organic eggs, fudge or even a sprout garden in a jar, the Manotick farmers Market has it all! 

Open from 8:30 am till 2:00 pm Saturdays until October 11th, 2014, the Market stands across from historic Watson's Mill in The quaint town of Manotick, south of Ottawa.

And this weekend, I will be there representing my charitable choir of 37 years, the Stairwell Carollers.

Come say Hi, and ask me about our charitable efforts which include concerts, CDs and even a cookbook to celebrate our 30th anniversary of song.
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