19 July 2016

Midsummer News 2016

Midsummer News From Moira…

LIVE shows NOW

July 15-25   Lomax Project Tours in British Columbia, Canada

July 30-31   Solas @ Cambridge Folk Festival, UK

July 31    *Moira Solo @ Nest Collective SBC Rooftop, Central London, UK

*London friends!  The Southbank Centre Rooftop’s the coolest concert setting! @7:30pm I’ll premiere several new songs, visit the old, wild ones & sing with you in a 40-minute set – w/very wow! special guests. Hosted by Nest Collective (headed up by the lovely Sam Lee).  Please share/get tickets/hang w/me! Sharing the eve with exquisite cellist/singer, Dom La Nena.

August        Solas Tours in France, WI, OH, VT, CT, NY, ME, VA…

Sep-Oct      Solas Tours around the U.S.

Choral Happenings

JUST NOW:  What pleasure to lead 200 young women in high-energy singing and stomp with VOCO & conductor/composer, Andrea Ramsey at PicFest!

SOON:  I just solidified plans for 2017 collaboration with Grant Gershon’s visionary Los Angeles Master Chorale for April/June. It’s an honor & thrill to write a piece for 900 young singers + LAMC, and have my piece premiere at their 20th Anniversary “Lux Aeterna” Concerts.

MUSIC VIDEO:  We just filmed the official “Bring Me Little Water, Silvy” video – water, dust, body percussion and all!  Watch out soon for the video premiere!

Tiny News Bit

Are you getting this newsletter for the first time?  I’m hoping that with my upgraded mail program, more of you might enjoy my few, but hopefully fun-to-read newsletters about concerts, recordings, choral music and workshops!

Current news bits…I’m finishing a SOLO album this December, & ushering in new levels of solo and collaborative live shows. In early August I’m excited and humbled at the opportunity to lead songs at the Calais Refugee Camp in France as part of Expressive Arts Refuge (EAR).  In nervous, impassioned anticipation of meeting these displaced human beings, this song, ‘Refugee’ sprang forth, and I wanted to share a rough mix, un-mastered, pre-album-release version exclusively with YOU. Here is the private SoundCloud link to my song, ‘Refugee’.

Solas and The Lomax Project  are releasing lots of pretty videos this summer, and touring lots to support 2016 & 2017 albums. I’ll post links via facebookinstagram & my blog.


::  Solo Shows & Collaborations Ahead  ::

Nov 17-20 New Mexico   w/Round Mountain

Dec 9        Vermont         w/MaidenVermont

Feb 1        London, UK    w/Musical Compass

It Means So Much…

to be able to do this work every day

to embolden myself & you to sing

to hear from you & visit you

…it makes this traveler happy



Dream Intro // moira smiley & VOCO
  1. Dream Intro // moira smiley & VOCO
  2. Visa Fran Jarna // moira smiley & VOCO
  3. Chilly Winds // moira smiley & VOCO
  4. North Country // moira smiley & VOCO
  5. I Live in California // moira smiley & VOCO
  6. Mazurka // moira smiley & VOCO
  7. Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind // moira smiley & VOCO
  8. Dream Dve Nevesti // moira smiley & VOCO
  9. Deportee // moira smiley & VOCO
  10. Oj Jabuko // moira smiley & VOCO
  11. Oj Savice // moira smiley & VOCO
  12. Oh Winter // moira smiley & VOCO
  13. Orphan Girl // moira smiley & VOCO
  14. Whistle Daughter Whistle // moira smiley & VOCO
  15. Steam Engines // moira smiley & VOCO
  16. They’re Red Hot // moira smiley & VOCO
  17. Dream Outro // moira smiley & VOCO