Ebb & Flow

Indigenous and settlement stories by music, song and writings

Co-founders Amanda Mark (musical director) and Laurie Murphy (artistic director) present Ebb & Flow: Tides of Settlement on PEI at Farringford House (The Haviland Club) in Charlottetown on Monday evenings this summer from July 17–August 14. The show runs from 7–9:30 pm. The all-ages show, now in its fifth year, presents music, song and writings of Indigenous and settlement stories about PEI and its people. 

Julie Pellessier-Lush
Julie Pellessier-Lush

“The music of Ebb and Flow 2023 draws on many cultures and creators,” says Mark, “from Bach to Billy Strayhorn, Irish, Scottish, Chinese and Mexican traditional, Latin jazz, and beyond. We create an expressive backdrop and supportive framework for the personal and community stories, poetry and visual creativity of PEI’s inhabitants, past and present.”

Tiffany Liu [Weiqi Tang]
Tiffany Liu [Weiqi Tang]

Through photographs, video, song and music, the show presents stories by an ensemble of musicians, singers, and storytellers, including Tiffany Liu (pipa player), Julie Pellissier-Lush (storyteller, singer, author), Nico Romero (guitar), Amanda Mark (flute, bass, vocals) and Laurie Murphy (vocals, songwriter, percussion). Weekly guests include Dutch Thompson (July 17), Tim Hamming (July 24), Shane Pendergast (July 31), Scott Parsons (Aug 7), and Luisa F. Güiza (Aug 14). Technical direction is by Pat Caron. 

Ebb & Flow tickets are available in advance at marram.ca and at the door on show dates (if available) starting at 6 pm. Seating is limited. The venue is with accessible with parking nearby. Farringford House is located at 2 Haviland Street, Charlottetown. Info: @EbbandFlowPEI (Twitter); @EbbandFlowShow (IG)