Sunship Events

Illuminations

Illuminations

Spiritual Awakening Mystery Play

A musical theater experience tracing the storyline of spiritual unfoldment. From the beginnings of the quest, the inner journey continues through the arduous challenges of self-mastery, the onset of mystic awakening, and on to the realities of higher life.   From humble beginnings a profound magical ambience gradually emerges through the weave of songs, stories, prayers and dynamic theatrical athletics.   At times simple and ingenuous, humbly blunt and humorous, surprising or audacious, powerfully evocative, poignant, delightful, thought provoking, insightful, reverential, prayerful and ultimately inspirational.

Earth Vespers

Earth Vespers

Music for the Living Planet

Earth Vespers is a musical service in celebration of the beauty of Mother Earth, compassion for all who live here, and the interconnectedness of Life.   With fiddles, folk ballads, saxophone sing-alongs, a cappella anthems and reverential hymns, many genres of music are woven with inspiring readings in this mindful, heart-filled celebration of honour and gratitude for the miracle of Life on Mother Earth.

Seminars & Workshops

Seminars & Workshops

Intensive Self Discovery and Creative Arts Programs

An immersive experience of living and working within a community of those gathered for a time of dedicated, undistracted, full-on self-discovery, service, and transformation.   Seminars do not have a fixed program, instead each event occurs around the needs, capacities, and circumstances of the participants. Programs frequently include movements, meditation, self-observation and self-satire, specialized theatre improv, creative arts and music, dialogues, lectures and debates.

Alleluia

Alleluia

Dances of the Fourth Way Dervishes

A demonstration of rarely seen movements and music. From contemplative moving meditations to fiercely energetic dervish dances, these movements spring from living sources of ancient traditions, both East and West.   The program includes extraordinary forms of dancing meditations as well as a selection of treasured movements from the Gurdjieff legacy, carried forward to these times both as moving prayers and as a unique practice invigorating the inner striving to know oneself and cultivating the integration of body, heart, and mind.

Walk In The Light

Walk In The Light

Faith-bridging Musical Prayer Celebration

An opportunity for those of diverse pathways to join together in heartfelt celebration and Prayer. Reverential, joyful and mystically invigorating, this musical service invites a humble recognition of the Spirit that moves within all things and within all faiths. Honouring each participant’s divine connection, and at the same time remaining respectful and harmonious with many diverse spiritual traditions. The themes, readings and songs are consistent with the universal teachings on human conduct, ethics and integrity. This event aims to catalyse a powerful recognition of the Unity within all faiths, in an atmosphere of joyful celebration, inviting the participants to come together in harmonious and powerful prayer on behalf of all life on planet Earth.

Community Dances

Community Dances

Good-Spirited Traditional Music and Dancing

With a lot of laughter, a little bit of chaos, and plenty of good-hearted fun, traditional dances are a great way to celebrate and build community.

School Music Programs

School Music Programs

Inspiring Positive Change in the Next Generation

Solaris school concerts combine timeless principles of reciprocity and compassion with memorable music to inspire and encourage care and understanding in next generation of creative leaders. Although our performances are compatible with many faiths, we understand that religious or spiritual references of any kind are not always appropriate to the occasion. For schools we present a selection of songs that deliver a message of virtue, joy, and mindfulness without any specifically religious content.

Merry McKenty Concerts

Merry McKenty Concerts

Folk Music and Family-Band Jollity

Known for a delightful mix of multi-part harmonies, foot-stomping fiddle tunes, and wholesome old-time vibe The Merry McKentys are a seven-piece family band

Solaris Concerts

Solaris Concerts

Positively Transformational Roots Music

Covering a range of genres from meditative folk-ballads to hip-hop, The Solairs Project is a musical collaboration with the mission to inspire, educate and connect those striving to live rightly and in harmony with all life on planet Earth.   Solaris includes eight or more multi-instrumentalist musicians and songwriters playing acoustic guitars, keyboard, accordion, trumpet, saxophone, mandolin, drums, bass, fiddles, and more. With a solid and unique folk-rock sound Solaris puts powerful vocal harmonies behind lyrics that are insightful, healing, courageous, and quite often funny



Upcoming events

Contra Dance at Bullock Lake Farm Contra Dance at Bullock Lake Farm
Friday, Aug 17th, 2018 7:30
Bullock Lake Farm, 360 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC, Salt Spring Island BC, Canada
Illuminations at PoWR 2018 Illuminations at PoWR 2018
Thursday, Nov 1st, 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto ON, Canada
A mystery play of spiritual awakening
Walk in the Light at PoWR 2018
Thursday, Nov 1st, 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto ON, Canada
A Prayerful Celebration in Music, Movement and Meditation. To allow, and encourage the heartfelt reverence of people from many pathways to join in prayer, for humanity, for all life, for planet Earth, and for all of Creation.
Mama Earth concert at PoWR 2018 Mama Earth concert at PoWR 2018
Thursday, Nov 1st, 2018 7:30pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto ON, Canada
A Musical Celebration in Honour of The Living Planet.
Solaris Earth Vespers at PoWR 2018 Solaris Earth Vespers at PoWR 2018
Thursday, Nov 1st, 2018 7:30pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto ON, Canada
Music for The Living Planet

Past events

Earth Vespers

Earth Vespers


On the eve of Earth Day, The Solaris Project is giving a free evening concert at the James Bay United Church celebrating the wonder of our living world, compassion for all who live here, and the interconnectedness of Life.

With fiddles, folk ballads, swingin' roots-rock, saxophones sing-alongs, a cappella anthems and reverential vespers, many genres blend in this musical, magical, meditative service for the living Earth.

Come to the James Bay United Church at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 21st to join us in a mindful, heart-filled celebration of honour and gratitude for the miracle of Life on Mother Earth!

Mama Earth!

Mama Earth!



Join the Solaris Project for an evening concert at O.U.R EcoVillage celebrating the wonder of our living world, compassion for all who live here, and the interconnectedness of Life.

With fiddles, folk ballads, swingin' roots-rock, saxophones sing-alongs, a cappella anthems and reverential vespers, many genres blend in this musical celebration of the living Earth.

The Merry Mckentys at The Hollyhock Coffeehouse


The Merry McKentys at Coombs Bluegrass Festival


Solaris Concert at Victoria Day of Peace Celebration

Solaris Concert at Victoria Day of Peace Celebration


Join us at Victoria's International Day of Peace celebration in downtown Victoria, BC. This inter-faith event coincides with the UN International Day of Peace, and will include participation from many spiritual traditions from the Victoria area, with music, workshops and films.

Solaris at Hollyhock SVI Conference


Solaris Concert

Solaris Concert


The 9 piece musical collaboration Solaris brings West Coast folk-roots fusion to the Larcom Theatre, in Beverly. With vibrant vocal harmonies, solid folk-roots instrumentation, and a repertoire of powerful original songs, Solaris delivers an uplifting musical message of awareness, kindness, and positive change.

Solaris Concert at International Humanities Conference


Concert at Creatively United for the Planet

Concert at Creatively United for the Planet


Enjoy a fabulous, locally-sourced gourmet four-course meal, amazing art, silent auction and two bands, including The Merry McKentys.

Merry McKentys Contra Dance at Vancouver Island Farmer Mixer

Merry McKentys Contra Dance at Vancouver Island Farmer Mixer


Walk in the Light


A Prayerful Celebration in

Music, Movement and Meditation

To allow, and encourage the heartfelt reverence of people from many pathways to join in prayer, for humanity, for all life, for planet Earth, and for all of Creation.

Presented by The Solaris Project

On our musical travels, we have participated in many different spiritual events and services, sharing the Solaris repertoire with adherents of many faiths; Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Sufis, New Thought practitioners, Pagans and agnostics, to name a few. Regardless of the differing religious contexts, we have repeatedly witnessed profound heartfelt recognition.

We have also participated in a variety of interfaith services. Each of these events was assembled from pieces of religious ritual performed by a Priest, Pastor, Rabbi, Imam, Roshi, Medicine Carrier, or ceremonial leader of the religious tradition from which it came. These services offered an experience of each tradition's prayers, and demonstrated the leadership's mutual recognition and commitment to the reality of interfaith harmony. The sincerity, tolerance and willingness to encompass spiritual diversity by both the ordained and the laity was impressive.

These events gave an inspiring glimpse at what could be possible: a simple, sincere, joyful, enthusiastic, artful and reverential service / ceremony / celebration that is at once inclusive, whole and mystically invigorating. Compatible with many faiths, consistent with the basic teachings on human conduct that all faiths share and inviting to the Spirit that moves within all things and within all faiths.

Join us on Sunday and participate in this inaugural effort to realize this possibility.

Music at Kombucha Town's Culture Café


Solaris Concert

Solaris Concert


Solaris will be opening the season of holiday music at the California state capitol building.

An Evening of Music, Magic and the Golden Rule with Solaris and Steffan Soule

An Evening of Music, Magic and the Golden Rule with Solaris and Steffan Soule


With vibrant vocal harmonies, solid folk-roots instrumentation, and a repertoire of powerful and relevant original songs, Solaris delivers an inspiring musical message of awareness, responsibility, and empowerment for positive change.

Magician Steffan Soule focuses on the power of attention and how we can use it to apply the Golden Rule in a variety of situations in this exciting, positive and educational anti-bullying presentation.

Private concert at The Studio Space


Interfaith Choir Festival - International Day of Peace Concert

Interfaith Choir Festival - International Day of Peace Concert


Merry McKentys at the Quadra Fall Fair

Merry McKentys at the Quadra Fall Fair


Join us for a merry contra dance with enlivening live music at the Quadra Island Fall Fair! More info about the event can be found at http://www.quadraisland.ca/fall-fair

Merry McKentys & Solaris Concert and Contra Dance

Merry McKentys & Solaris Concert and Contra Dance


Solaris Music


Guest music for the morning service at the Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace.

Merry McKentys  Concert and Contra Dance

Merry McKentys Concert and Contra Dance


Join us for a lively evening of traditional dancing and live music! Contra dancing is fun, energetic, and easy. Our cheerful caller will have you kicking up your heels in no time! Sweet fiddle harmonies and happy foot-stomping dance tunes from The Merry McKentys.

Get advance tickets at Rufus' Guitar Shop or Highlife Records, or online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Find out more about contra dancing on the Merry McKentys Contra Dance page.

Solaris Concert and Merry McKentys Contra Dance

Solaris Concert and Merry McKentys Contra Dance


Fundraiser concert and contra dance for the UVic meditation club. Click here for ticket info

Find out more about contra dancing here: http://www.merrymckentys.com/contra-dance.php

Concert with Solaris and The Merry McKentys

Concert with Solaris and The Merry McKentys


Merry Mckentys - Contra Dance and CD Release Party

Merry Mckentys - Contra Dance and CD Release Party


Join the Merry Mckentys for a free Christmas Contra Dance and the release concert of their first studio album Out of the Woods. Live music, organic refreshments and dancing for the whole family. Everyone welcome!

A Gathering of Friends

A Gathering of Friends


An uplifting evening of down-to-earth inspirational music celebrating the quest for truth and purpose in life. Original and thought provoking acoustic music with a merry band of radical young pilgrims.

Could It Be

Could It Be


Timeless questions, contemplations and discoveries, fresh lyrics and memorable melodies. This heart warming evening covers the spectrum; subtly simple, ingenuously amusing, revelatory, profound.
The Wild Canadians

The Wild Canadians


Accordion, violins, mandolin and guitar join in boisterous harmonies, playing perhaps the cheeriest set of traditional tunes you ever heard.
Village Dance

Village Dance


Up-beat traditional dances and hoppin' fiddle tunes with the "Merry McKentys". No experiance neccesary.
Shine On

Shine On


Three sets of live music: Contra dance & fiddling, spirit folk songs, and unclassic guitar.
Along The Way

Along The Way


Original songs & stories. Paradoxes, humiliations, follies, inspirations and revelations Along The Way.
Alleluia

Alleluia


A demonstration of ancient and contemporary methods of
remembrance in movement and music.

Homeschool & Unschool Family Festival

Homeschool & Unschool Family Festival


An afternoon with Cortes Island homeschoolers.
Fun and educational activities for children, teens & adults.
Games, presentations, workshop-lets and more.

Contra Dance & Comedy

Contra Dance & Comedy


Hilarity. music and dancing with Todd Butler, virtuoso guitar-picking songwriter and former host of CBC's "Madly Off in All Directions"  followed by a great set of village dances and toe tapping traditional tunes.

Broadband: Music, Movements, Spirit

Broadband: Music, Movements, Spirit



Fiddling - Laughing - Dancing - Original Songs
Music - Movements - Prayer

  A Very Merry Contra Dance

A Very Merry Contra Dance



Kick up your heels to lively traditional fiddle and acoustic music and do-si-do your way through country dance favorites old and new! Square dancing without the squares! Fun for ages 2-200.
Get the live event CD here!
 Mishra Concerts & Class

Mishra Concerts & Class


Master sitarist Pandit Shivnath Mishra and his son Deobrat Mishra visited Cortes Island during their 2006 summer tour. Based in Varanasi, India, the Mishras tour widely through Europe and North America. Sunship Productions hosted an outdoor Kirtan concert after their regular performance in 2006. In the summer of 2005, Deobrat Mishra gave a workshop on Indian devotional singing at the IDEA gallery on Cortes Island.

Sunship Rising

Sunship Rising


A ceremonial presentation of songs, chants, work rhythms, exercises, zikhr & meditation in motion.

What's Possible - What's likely -   WHAT'S  NEXT

What's Possible - What's likely - WHAT'S NEXT


Global ecosystems awareness, bio regional networking. Local realities - local action.

What on Earth is going on?

What on Earth is going on?


A visual, informational and musical presentation on the state of the world.

15 Global maps, 100 charts & graphs, images and video clips, live music, poems and narration, questions and answers, informative hand outs and gourmet organic goodies.


Tags: events, concerts, live events, sunship event listings