Julia Howl Haines with Matoaka Little Eagle


Sat, Jul 13, 2024    
2:00 pm-3:30 pm


Rail Trail Cafe
310 River Rd. Ext. , Rosendale, NY, 12401

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Julia Howl Haines and Matoaka Little Eagle will bring delight and beauty to you with their cross cultural adventures, interweaving music, voice, and stories. Their unique collaboration is magical, serendipitous. Really! So beautiful!

Soar with your spirits as you hear original compositions and stories from Julia on the lever harp. Matoaka complements Julia’s music with her Native songs, vocals, and stories. Join the fun in the Fox Song and story. Travel with your minds in the “Circle of the Sky”. Remember “The times” of love and romance in their “49’ers” medley of love songs.

From 6:30 to 7:00, Julia will do a solo concert featuring more of her original compositions, in the lovely setting in the woods of the Rail Trail Cafe.

Julia Haines has a unique approach to the lever harp. Called a “harper among harpists” and a ‘hip harper” by the Irish press, she won First Prize for harp and voice at the O’Carolan Festival, Keadue, Ireland. Her radiant music fuses world, folk, rock, classical & improvisational influences.

Matoaka Little Eagle (Tewa, Apache, Chickahominy) is a culture bearer and educator. She celebrates diverse Native American cultures through song, dance, and story, promoting respect and tolerance. She has collaborated with David Amram, Pete Seeger, John Sebastian, John Cage, The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, The Vanaver Caravan and many others, bringing great joy and inspiration to her audiences, here and abroad. Matoaka is proud to play Grandma Jingle Dress in the award winning contemporary pop “Distant Thunder”.

Music events at the Rail Trail Cafe are by donation. See website for full calendar of upcoming events. Outdoor venue: events will be cancelled or rescheduled in case of heavy rain. Check Facebook page for updates.