MARION HALLIDAY is a recovering lawyer, native Kentuckian, and now songstress and troubadour splitting her time between Philadelphia, PA and Louisville, Kentucky. She has been a singer her entire life, initially as a classical chorale ensemble and madrigals performer; then for several years she was lead singer of the regionally acclaimed trad Irish band, My Darling Asleep (cdbaby.com "My Darling Asleep"). After establishing a home in Philadelphia, Marion co-founded a Celtic band, The Molly Blooms (with Lisa Timmons, Rosie McNamara-Jones, and Donna Bostock). In 2016, Marion formed Trickster Sister with her sister in Louisville, KY, and another musician in Philadelphia, to feature her original music, which she began writing in 2015 for her Irish band. In 2018, Marion was named "One of the Ones to Watch" by the Nashville Songwriters' Association International; that year, too, she was chosen by Ron Olesko of WFDU FM Radio to perform at the highly-regarded NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance) Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase; and she was finalist in the 2018 Best of Philly Live Performance competition, securing the runner-up slot in the Folk/Country Category. In July 2019, Marion's debut solo album Rings Around Saturn music landed at #3 on the Folk Radio DJ charts as well as garnered Marion the #3 artist slot. In November of 2019, Marion appeared in the juried Semi-Formal Showcase at Northeast Regional Folk Alliance in Stamford Connecticut.
JANE HALLIDAY (janehalliday@youtube) is a versatile musician with extensive performance experience in a variety of musical genres. She studied violin with Paul Kling, Philipp Naegele, Peter McHugh, and Timothy Baker, and has performed with orchestras and ensembles throughout Kentucky. She has a B.A. in English from Smith College, and a B.M. in music performance and an M.A. in Humanities & Civic Leadership, both from the University of Louisville.
Jane has a rich background providing support to artists such as Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Smokey Robinson and Rachel Grimes, played many shows for the Broadway series at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, and currently serves as Artist-in-Residence at Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville KY. She also has an avid interest in “early music” which she has pursued over the years as a vocalist, a baroque violinist and as a viola da gambist, through study and performance with various early music ensembles.
Besides her work as a classical musician, Jane is a superb jazz violinist specializing in “gypsy jazz”which honors the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli. She is an original member of Swing ‘39, an ensemble devoted to this unique genre of swing jazz.
DONNA BOSTOCK has spent the last 23 years immersed in Caribbean culture; studying percussion and dance, while integrating that knowledge into performance and education. Donna is a working performer/musician, music arranger/composer and music educator. She specializes in world rhythms and music. Donna helped found the musical groups Ellas y Amigos, The Molly Blooms and The Bostock Band and is a free lance musician. She currently Directs the Pit Orchestra for The Academy of the New Church and has done so for the past 8 Musical Theater productions. She also teaches at The Philadelphia School, and the Bryn Athyn Elementary School. Donna has organized and participated in study programs in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Spain and Brazil in order to expand her capacity to perform and disseminate Afro-World Rhythms.