Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Manotick Farmers Market -- a success story


At the Manotick Farmers Market

What a great day we had at the Manotick Farmers Market! We met some new fans who signed up for the newsletter, sold some CDs and cookbooks and even met fellow musicians. All told, a fantastic day!

Our fellow vendors were so friendly and offered this newcomer perks like 1.00 coffee (really good coffee) from Coffeys Coffee (still only 1.50 for everyone else) and a dollar off a bag of crunchy Empire apples from Hall's Apple Market -- Yum!

Book lovers will appreciate the huge Carriage Shop used book sale in the building behind my tent (see pic below). I popped in briefly, but was too busy (yay) to shop -- next time!

Stairwell Caroller booth at the Manotick Farmers Market
Stairwell Caroller booth at the Manotick Farmers Market

I will definitely return -- and am planning next Saturday for sure! Open from 9:00am till 2:00.
The fun does not stop at the market -- there are lots of reasons to visit Manotick. Here are just a few events connected to Watson's Mill. It's a happenin' town

Here's a walking tour :)

I recommend anyone who wants to sell their produce, crafts, art work etc. at the Manotick Farmers Market to get involved now. The season goes till October 11th rain or shine and if you don't delay, there will still be room for a new vendor or two. Hint to vendors -- show up well before 8:30 for setup or you'll be jostling early market goers for parking space!

8:30 am at the Manotick Farmers Market
8:30 am -- the quiet before the storm

Thanks to Jack of Jack's fudge and 2 Broke Boys for inviting the Stairwell Carollers to join the party!

 The organizers from Watson's Mill, located just across the street, have even supplied us with a tent -- very posh. I got to have fun in the sun without giving up the lovely shade -- the CDs appreciated that for sure.

Nice tent at the Manotick Farmers Market
Nice tent at the Manotick Farmers Market
See you at the Mill!

Holly :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

August 27th 2014 Stairwell Caroller Fall Auditions -- book your 15 minutes Now!

We are presently looking for voices for our upcoming Christmas season and recording sessions in January 2015 for our next Christmas CD

If you live in the Ottawa/Hull area and love to sing, set up your audition with us now!

We are auditioning ALL parts this time around -- Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses please contact us to book an audition slot. 

Thus far we have ONE night left for auditions, Wednesday, August 27th 2014. Don't delay!

Email Holly at info@stairwellcarollers.com.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Stairwell Carollers Square up at the Manotick Farmers Market

Photo copyright Holly Massie, all rights reserved
Patty and Holly, altos, take a spring walk near Manotick
Come see me, Holly, at the Manotick Farmers Market this Saturday, July 19. I'll be meeting and greeting, setting up auditions for the fall, and selling CDs and cookbooks too!

Manotick Farmers Market
Manotick Farmers Market

We will be premiering the use of Square register to take credit card payments on site! So we can now accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and even American Express! You can easily use Square at events and locations with WiFi or even your data plan -- feel free to ask me how it's done.
Square logo, property of Square,Inc.

Come on down, check out the organic vegetables, fudge, work by local artisans and of course, our music. And, you can ask me about the 37 year journey of our charitable choir, the Stairwell Carollers, created and directed by my husband, Pierre Massie.
Audition for the Stairwell Carollers, Ottawa area, Ontario, Canada
Audition for the Stairwell Carollers, Ottawa area, Ontario, Canada
If you love to sing -- and early music is your thing -- we'd love to see you at an audition!
Just email Holly at info@stairwellcarollers.com to set up your 15 minute audition Wednesday evening, Aug 27th 2014. We will be auditioning at St. Columba church, 24 Sandridge Rd. Ottawa.


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