Rosemary Phelan’s Woodshed Session

Golden Quill Songwriting award-winner Rosemary Phelan and accompanist Jason LaPrade joined us on the ‘Shed stage for a performance and interview in front of our live online audience. Many thanks to everyone who tuned in to the webcast!

Rosemary Phelan has run the gamut from calling square dances in the hills of northern Vermont to singing Mozart in the halls of the Royal Conservatory. Somewhere between the barn and the recital hall she found the music of her heart.

The grace and losses encountered during a tumultuous, nomadic childhood, time spent eking out a hard-won living in the bush, and her years as a community nurse in the urban core live in Rosemary’s songs. She sincerely hopes the goodness she unearthed at the root of it all can be found there, too.

A 1-minute “trailer” showing highlights of the Woodshed Sessions’ third episode is posted above. For your viewing pleasure, our production team has also edited the show into a series of short video selections.

Rosemary and Jason perform “Overwhelmed”:

Rosemary’s song “Three Wishes”:

The complete twenty-minute Woodshed Session, including an in-depth interview with Andy Frank:

Download Rosemary’s “Woodshed Organic Vegan Chocolate Moose Cake” recipe here. Watch this space and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for information about upcoming Woodshed Sessions!

Watch past episodes of The Woodshed Sessions here.

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  1. avatar
    Mae Moore 15 February, 2011 at 23:33

    Wow!!…just finished watching the whole interview with Rosemary and Jason…..thank you so much for that. Rosemary sounds so good…..best wishes and continued good health.

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    susan oppenheim 16 February, 2011 at 09:05

    what a wonderful start to my work week-rosie and jason-you have graced me today-the sounds will resonate n my head all day-thanks to roots music canada for capturing this wonderful piece of true canadian artistry

  3. avatar
    Jeanne Denton 16 February, 2011 at 14:08

    Rosemary and Jason,
    Y’all make beautiful music together. It touches the heart and spirit so deeply. Love your music!! Rosemary, the lyrics are so rich. Thank you for sharing it with us! You are in my prayers daily!! Hugs, Jeanne

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