Kingston folk duo Kyra and Tully spent the last four years writing their latest album, Journey Home. This highly anticipated 5 song EP is their fourth release and continues to explore the themes of love, nature and the mysteries of human existence. Produced by Queen’s prof and electro acoustic artist Matt Rogalsky (PS I Love You, The Gertrudes), adorned with the incredible cover art by Kingston artist Mike Bayne (seen above and yes, that is a painting!), and filled with the musical talents of over twenty Kingston musicians, this album is a truly local project.
You may recall that Kyra and Tully were featured in this month’s #ygkPlaylist and also included in our Top 5 Things To See and Do in Aprl 2015. Since then, the duo has released a new single, Write About It and a new video for their song Love in All These Things in anticipation of tomorrow night’s release party at Chalmers United Church. The concert will feature a performance by The Diaries and will be headlined by Toronto award winning singer songwriter Matthew Barber. But this show isn’t just about the music. Kyra and Tully are on another mission: to build a new school in Kingston. The school, named Kingston Mosaic School (Meaningful Opportunities, Social Awareness, Inclusive Culture) is intended to provide
a holistic program of care, education and vocational training for children and youth with developmental disabilities. All set within the context of a social therapeutic community setting. Inspired by the Camphill movement worldwide.
Kyra and Tully have worked hard to grow a supportive group of community members who are working together to see this dream become a reality. The group holds public meetings at 7:30 on the first Tuesday of every month at The Mulberry Waldorf School (25 Markland St.). A short presentation will be made at tomorrow’s release party sharing the vision of the Kingston Mosaic School and proceeds from the concert will go towards the cause.
Tomorrow night’s concert (Saturday, April 18th) will take place at 7:30pm at Chalmers United Church (212 Barrie St.). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at Brian’s Record Option and online. Here’s a little taste of what to expect.
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