Who: Paper Beat Scissors w/ Tanya Davis + Moscow Apartment
Where: The Carleton, Halifax, NS
When: Sunday, August 26, 2018
The Halifax Urban Folk Festival (HUFF) kicked off Sunday night with Paper Beat Scissors, joined by a 6-piece chamber ensemble (comprised of David Christensen, Lauren Park, Michael Chisholm, Rosanna Burrill, Warda Limaye and Lukas Pearse). Opening for the collaboration was Tanya Davis and Moscow Apartment.
Now living in Montreal, Tanya Davis is a poet, musician and performer who has been on the Halifax music and arts scene since 2006. She began the night with a poem, and then performed many songs, including a handful of ones written about experiences in Halifax.
Moscow Apartment is an award-winning duo from Toronto featuring Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla. Only fifteen and sixteen years old—they are definitely a group to watch for in the coming years.
Tim Crabtree began his musical project Paper Beat Scissors after a move from Britain to the Canadian East Coast. He has toured Canada and Europe and shared the stage with many notable musicians such as Great Lake Swimmers and Dan Mangan. The 6-piece chamber ensemble added beautiful sounds that many don’t hear very often on a night out.
HUFF continues until Sunday, September 2nd. For a list of free and paid-for shows going on throughout the week be sure to view the schedule here.
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I’m Shayla, and I was born in Saskatoon but moved to Halifax in 2013 for University, and since decided to stay here for a while. I recently received a Bachelor of Design, after studying photography for a year or two as well. I love everything about music and how it has the ability to bring so many people together from across the country and even the world. My passion for music is one of the reasons I moved East to pursue a photography and design career, as I would love to do graphic design and photography within the Canadian music industry.