Sunship Events

Upcoming events

The Merry McKentys Concert
Friday, Jun 16th, 2017 9:00pm
The Nanaimo Folk Connection, 2174 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo BC, CANADA
The Merry McKentys
Saturday, Jun 17th, 2017
James Bay Farmers Market, Victoria BC, CANADA
The Merry McKentys Private House Contra Dance
Saturday, Jul 1st, 2017 6:00
Blue Croft Farm, Courtenay BC, CANADA
The Merry McKentys
Sunday, Jul 9th, 2017
Gorge Harbour Resort, Cortes Island BC, CANADA
The Merry McKentys
Saturday, Jul 22nd, 2017 6:00
Private Event , Cowichan Valley BC, CANADA
The Merry McKentys at Coombs Bluegrass Festival
Friday, Aug 4th, 2017 Various
Coombs Bluegrass Festival, 2601 Alberni Hwy, Coombs BC, CANADA
The Merry McKentys at Tatla Jam
Friday, Aug 11th, 2017 Various
Tatla Community Hall, Tatla BC, CANADA
The Merry McKentys
Friday, Aug 18th, 2017
Princeton Traditional Music Festival, Princeton BC, CANADA
The Merry McKentys
Sunday, Sep 3rd, 2017
Quadrapalooza, Quadra Island BC, CANADA
The Merry McKentys
Saturday, Sep 16th, 2017
Private Event, Cortes Island BC, CANADA
The Merry McKentys
Saturday, Sep 30th, 2017
Metchosin Apple Festival, Metchosin BC, CANADA

Past events

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.
Along The way

Along The way


Simple spirit folks songs.
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.


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