A Brief History
Loril has always had a deep love and respect for the traditional Celtic Music of her heritage - music that extends from the medieval era to the present day. She likes to emphasize the Celtic harp’s power and strength as well as its gentle side as she chooses her music from many eras.
Although she is fluent in many styles of music, including classical and contemporary, it's the wild and haunting Celtic songs that speak to her heart.
Selected favourite performances include the pre-show for Ashley MacIsaac and the Barra MacNeils at the Kincardine Scottish Festival, the Hamilton Music Awards Celtic Showcase, Bell 100th Anniversary Gala at The Sanderson Centre and the Toronto Winterfolk Roots Festival.
Loril currently performs solo harp (and in ensemble), playing public and private venues in Canada, and she feel lucky to live in the place she loves best - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Although she studied classical music at the Royal Conservatory, Loril's love was playing the more untamed, improvisational traditional songs of the Celtic countries (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Isle of Man). She plays several instruments, including keyboard, harpsichord, krumhorn, recorder and trombone.
Loril enjoys performing at "theme" events (historical, movie, TV etc.) since she is also no stranger to the theatre. She has performed with comedy troupes on stage and radio as well as being a musician/actor for improvisational theatre.