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OUR MISSION

To enhance your quality of life  by actively creating 'LIVE' music together through drumming, singing and playing and so building community wherever we go. 

Nigel E. Harris - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   September 2020

 


 

Our present musical offerings have been modified to take advantage of this unique time

- our new Fall musical services include:

 

'LIVE' MUSIC - special needs/senior communities - Zoom platform

For a quote: https://musicalwellness.com/contact

SPECIAL EVENT music - Wedding/Birthday/Bar Mitzvah         

More info:    https://musicalwellness.com/events

RECORDING STUDIO - Sing in our 'safe' environment

More info:   https://musicalwellness.com/audio-recording 

HOUSE CONCERTS - 'Live' music at your location

More info:   https://musicalwellness.com/house-concerts

GUITAR/UKULELE VIRTUAL LESSONS - Skype/Zoom platforms

More info:  https://musicalwellness.com/guitar-ukulele-lessons  

 

Our 'ever popular' drumming circles and choir activities have been postponed until further notice. 


 

FUTURE EVENTS 

Previous events

Freiheit Care - Virtual Concert for Seniors

Online, Ottawa

Singer/songwriter, producer, and music teacher Nigel E. Harris creates movement and excitement using music wherever he goes. His business, Musical Wellness, is a catalyst for creating what he calls ‘love made visible’, the positive energy shift visible with people through the power of music.

Before the pandemic, Nigel shared the power of music with seniors’ homes, hospitals, and group homes for developmentally disabled individuals, from Kanata to Orleans. He was the musical director of a singing group for home-based early Alzheimers patients and their caregivers, through the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.

This event is FREE and held on Zoom. To register and for more information: https://freiheit.ca/en-ca/free-webinars/?lang=en-ca#nigel

Private Wedding

Private, Ottawa

'Live' acoustic music for the happy couple to exchange their vows to and laid-back background music for the event.

HOUSE CONCERT - Nigel E. Harris & Dawn Pritchard

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Join us for our second 2020 evening of thrills, spills and entertainment with a new host and downtown location. Advance sale single tickets will be $15, couples $25 at the door singles $18, couples $28

Postponed - LIVE AT KAFFE 1870 - Class of 2020 - Songwriters Workshop Grad Performance

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Kaffe 1870, 715 Riverside Drive (18.61 mi) , Wakefield, Quebec J0X3G0

Come witness the creative genius of yours truly and my songwriting mates when we strut our stuff at the end of the 8 week songwriting workshop led by Ian Tamblyn. A happy and titillating time is guaranteed for all. COST... beer,beer,beer.

POSTPONED - HOUSE CONCERT - Nigel E. Harris & Dawn Pritchard

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Downtown Ottawa

Join us for our second 2020 evening of thrills, spills and entertainment with a new host and downtown location. Advance sale single tickets will be $15, couples $25 at the door singles $18, couples $28

FROM RIO SAMBA TO THE LIVERPOOL BEAT - Davi Queiroz - Brazillian Guitarist Virtuoso & Nigel E. Harris - Canadian singer/songwriter

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Davi Queiroz started playing guitar when he was 7 years old. His first musical influence was from 'Choros', the popular music of the 1930s and 1940s in his native Brazil. At 10, he started his first rock band influenced by Eric Clapton, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. During Davi's Ottawa concert he will be performing a mixture of 'Choros', originals, and covers.

Nigel E. Harris is the consummate entertainer - through his talents as storyteller and musician/composer, he tickles audiences with his guitar, ukulele and cavaquinho.

As well as their own unique music sets, Davi and Nigel will be combining their talents playing together at times during the evening.

A fun and memorable evening is guaranteed for all.

This event managed by Musical Wellness - event location yet to be determined.

St. Vincent Hospital Musical Wellness Festive Offering

St. Vincent Hospital , 60 Cambridge St North , Ottawa, ON K1R 7A5

Come join me and the residents and families of this great hospital for an uplifting and inspirational musical offering. Sing-along to your favourite traditional, and sometimes not so traditional, songs to build that seasonal cheer. In the Atrium on the ground floor - FREE EVENT

Edgewood Care Centre Chrismas Party

Edgewood Care Centre , 9 Stevens Avenue, Ottawa, ON

The Edgewood Care Centre is designed to accommodate residents with mental and physical challenges, and provides a safe supportive environment for them with all meals, housekeeping and personal needs attended to by caring staff 24 hours per day. I have been serving this fine centre since 2013 by teaching guitar and hanging out with the folks there. The event will highlight their individual musical talents through playing and singing and will guarantee to warm your heart! By private invitation - let me know if you are interested in attending.

HEARTS IN TUNE - Community Singing, Drumming and Guided Meditation For Adults and their Caregivers

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Orleans Area

We are happy to announce the 2019 relaunching of our wonderful choir.

'HEARTS IN TUNE' is a singing and drumming choir for persons with Dementia and their carers. We work in collaboration with the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.

Music Director : Nigel E. Harris - University of Ottawa BA (music concentration ) 2006

Registration will be through the Dementia society's web site https://dementiahelp.ca/get-help/programs-services/

Location TBA

NIGEL E. HARRIS in Concert at Lupton Hall

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Lupton Hall, Perley & Rideau Veteran's Health Centre, 1750 Russell Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z6

Ottawa, get ready for ‘An afternoon with Nigel E. Harris !'

This seasoned entertainer charms audiences with consumate storytelling and British-Canadian wit. The show will include material played on guitar, ukulele and cavaquinho from his first two albums with an eclectic mix of old time and contemporary favorites.

Fans are in for a treat - expect to be bopping your way home!

Tamir Neshama and Shira Choirs - Inter City Singing Reunion

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Shaare Zedek Congregation , 5305 Rosedale Ave, Montreal, QC H4V 1K4

First event of it's kind for these two choirs. Witness the combined singing force of the Tamir Neshame Choir under the musical direction of Nigel E. Harris and the newly formed Shira Choir under the musical direction of Cantor Daniel Benlolo. A not to be missed event!

HEARTS IN TUNE - Community Singing and Drumming For 50+ Adults

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Perley & Rideau Veteran's Health Centre, 1750 Russell Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z6

We are happy to announce the 2019 relaunching of our wonderful choir in the same building as the Dementia Society.

Future registration will be through the Dementia society's web site.

'Hearts In Tune' is a singing and drumming choir for persons with Dementia and their carers. We work in collaboration with the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.

Music Director : Nigel E. Harris - University of Ottawa BA (music concentration ) 2006

St. Patrick's Birthday Bash for Erin McClement With Blues Wind and Nigel E. Harris

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Don Cherry's Kanata , 320 Eagleson Road, Kanata, Ontario K2M 1C9

Gonna be joining Larry Wayne Church and 'Blues Wind' for a few numbers in Celebration of Erin McClement's birthday. Come out and support local musicians and enjoy a brew or two on this great Irish celebration! See you there!

HOUSE CONCERT - Nigel E. Harris - singer/songwriter

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SPOILED ROTTEN BnB , 1403 Shawinigan Street, Orléans, ON K4A 2L9

Versatile singer/songwriter and entertainer Nigel E. Harris is a wonderful performer of many genres of lively music. Some of my favorite songs from his repertoire are 'My Old Man and Me', a song he penned with a decidedly vaudeville flavor about how he reconciled with his dad in a British fish and chip shop and 'Queen of Vladivostok' a Klezmer tune about Boris and Sonja's long distance love.

Of course hailing from the north of England he throws in a few Beatles' covers from time to time and even takes the odd song request. Check out these two songs from his 2nd album 'Evolutions, Revelations and Illusions'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD7Q7TLyjNk&t=27s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sbzZyRKCxY&list=FLE8mhHJmlKRVFsoWqJOAdzw.

Also available at CDbaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/nigeleharris2

Nigel is currently in the studio writing and producing new work due to be released on CDbaby in the spring of 2019.

Tickets $15 advance by e-transfer to info@musicalwellness.com or $20 at door.

More info: Cathy Boretski - SPOILED ROTTEN BnB spoiledrottenbnb@gmail.com (613) 406-6395

Christmas Concert In Ashton

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Musical Wellness has been raising the spirits of the elderly and vulnerable through music since 2003. Since mid March we have not been able to operate in our usual locations and so have had to reduce our programming accordingly. We are teaching and holding some sessions virtually and welcome any tips you can spare. Thanks Nigel

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 FEEDBACK FROM SOME HAPPY CUSTOMERS! 

 

"We want to thank you for enriching our day with your music (The Turtles!, Gordon Lightfoot!, Tom Paxton!), for adding those songs to your repertoire for us, and especially for your beautiful rendition of Paul Stookey's The Wedding Song (There Is Love) during the wedding procession. You made the difference - Thank you".

David Cohen and Lisa Bogdonov, Ottawa, Canada


"You raise spirits everywhere you take your voice and instruments. Don’t stop!"

Madeleine Papineau, Ottawa, Canada 


"I want to thank you for sharing and contributing to my bday celebration calls last Friday.  You brought beautiful music, positive energy, humour, joy and a celebratory spirit to the gathering.  All really good STUFF!  We had lots of great feedback from people saying they enjoyed it."

Maryse Cohen, Ottawa, Canada


"I had such a great time yesterday during our (zoom) lesson, my husband had been doing some outdoor work and came in for a break and heard me (playing my ukulele), he too is so happy that I'm learning and having fun!" 

Melanie Parker, Ottawa, Canada 


 

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