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Nov 12 – Dinuk Wijeratne Trio @ The Norfolk Library (CT, USA)

Don’t miss this exciting performance of jazz/world music by the Dinuk Wijeratne Trio on Sunday, November 12, at 4:30 p.m. The Trio includes Dinuk Wijeratne on piano, Nick Halley on drums, and Jon Suters on bass. Dinuk Wijeratne is an award-winning Sri Lankan-born Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor. His boundary-crossing work has taken him to… Read more »

October 21 – Upstream Music Concert, Halifax

The Canadian duo Flying Pooka (pianist Florian Hoefner and winds/vocal improviser Dani Oore) will be joined by guest artists Nick Halley (percussion) and Lukas Pearse (bass) in a concert presented by Upstream Music. Tickets & details at

Roots of Strings: Music of Syria (Nazih Borish Trio)

World percussionist Nick Halley and Juno-nominated Canadian jazz and classical bassist Roberto Occhipinti join their dear friend Nazih in an enchanting collaboration to benefit Capella Regalis in this second annual “Nick & Friends” fall fundraising concert. Tickets & Info:

July 23-28, 2023 – Boxwood Festival, Lunenburg NS

The Boxwood Festival is back for its 28th season! Nick Halley will be teaching and playing percussion at workshops and concerts through the week of July 23 – July 28, 2023. Headed up by Chris Norman, Boxwood brings together fabulous musicians from around the world for a week-long summer music festival in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia… Read more »

June 6 – William Walton Facade – Scotia Festival of Music

Nick Halley will appear in the Scotia Festival of Music’s Highlight Concert #8 as one of two “reciters” narrating William Walton’s Façade, performed with an ensemble of instrumentalists. With Façade, Walton (at the age of only 20 years old!) captured the spirit of the 1920s, setting to music the riotously funny surrealist poems by the… Read more »

June 18 – Season Finale Concert – Capella Regalis Choirs, Halifax

Come hear the newly-formed Girls Choir alongside the Men & Boys Choir at their end-of-season concert, the finale of their four-day tour of Nova Scotia! Expect a feast for the ears including selections from the choirs’ Evensong repertoire this year, songs of the sea, fabulous Paul Halley arrangements for choir, organ, piano, and percussion, and… Read more »