Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM
James Kalyn (soprano)
Tristan De Borba (alto)
Brad Reid (tenor)
Catherine Hatt (baritone)
Atlantic Canada is known for its Celtic roots. The Scottish "brogue" can be heard all throughout the region. This, when combined with the French Acadian tradition and flavoured by the influences of the many other peoples that have walked our shores, create something unique-
Similarly, The Brogue Quartet -
Scroll down to see performers’ biographies.
James Kalyn -
(also flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, guitar)
James Kalyn has built an international career over the past twenty-
Tristan De Borba -
(also clarinet, soprano/tenor sax, penny whistle)
Soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue and conductor who has performed classical saxophone throughout North America and Europe. As a pedagogue, Tristan is on faculty at Acadia University, has given masterclasses at Mount Allison University, University of Toronto and is a regular clinician at the Atlantic Band Festival. An active freelance musician, Tristan has performed most notably with: Symphony Nova Scotia, Opera Nova Scotia, Scotia Winds, and the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy. Tristan resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his wife and best friend clarinetist Elizabeth Fellows-
Brad Reid -
(also flute, clarinet, bassoon, fiddle)
Brad Reid has become known as a surprisingly versatile and capable musician and arranger. After studying jazz saxophone at St. Francis University, he spent 7 years as a musician and bandmaster on luxury cruise lines. Brad now performs around the Maritimes and across Canada with singer/songwriters, his jazz trio, the Baroque N' Fiddle String Quartet, and Jigs Start Here. He also plays with the Back Alley Big Band, led by Paul Barrett. Brad's arrangements have been played around Nova Scotia in churches, schools, theatres, and on recordings. Brad also provides horn charts for the Halifax dance band Asia & NuGruv, and fills in with the band on occasion. Brad also doubles on other woodwinds, and has worked with Neptune Theatre, on shows such as Avenue Q (Young Company), Into the Woods, and Sweeney Todd.
Catherine Hatt -
(also flute, clarinet, spoons)
Catherine is an alumna of the Mount Allison University Music Program, and the Band of the Ceremonial Guard, performing the Changing of the Guard on Parliament Hill, as well as performing in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. She has been a guest performer with New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and enjoys playing for musical theatre, where she has been able to develop her doubling skills. Catherine is currently residing in Halifax, NS where she plays as a reservist with the 36 Canadian Brigade Group Band.