It’s a wrap on our 2022-23 Coming Together season, and we’re so grateful to all of our guest artists – Cameron MacDuffee, Sirens, Kierrah, and Hannah O’Donnell – for lending their voices to the shows. And many thanks to all of the folks in the audience who joined us on one of our most ambitious seasons yet.

Now, it’s getting to be summer festival time and we have a few exciting things to share. First up, we’ll be joining Catherine MacLellan’s song house as part of PEI Festival of Small Halls along with fantastic songwriters Jim Bryson, Lydia Persaud, and Noah Malcolm. And later on, we’ll be performing at the Under the Spire Music Festival as part of the Hard Times Orchestra. Check out the IN CONCERT page for all the details…

We’re thrilled that so many fans having been listening to our newest album. Released this past fall, the album is especially dear to us for so many reasons. It’s our first album to be made up of all original compositions by members of the Machine. Plus, it was recorded in our favourite acoustic space in Charlottetown, St. Paul’s Anglican. And it seems that other folks are finding it dear as well. We’re super excited that the album won two MusicPEI Awards: both for Instrumental Recording of the Year and Acheivement in Classical Music.

The album is based on the life and work of reknowned PEI architect William Critchlow Harris, who designed St. Paul’s. His attention to acoustical properties in his buildings is what makes that particular church such a delight to play music in. Underneath the chancel floor is an empty room with a single post of juniper wood that connects the ceiling to the floor, just like the soundpost in a violin.

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