May 8, 2011
Sarah Harmer is coming to The Studio Theatre in Perth May 13, 2011 for an¬†intimate solo show. Having spent the past year touring in support of her
Juno nominated album oh little fire, Sarah is once again playing this¬†special show in Perth to raise funds for the Brooke Valley School.
In the years after touring her last studio release, the Polaris¬†Prize-nominated I‚Äôm a Mountain, Sarah set music aside to focus on
environmental campaigns, helping to shepherd PERL (Protecting Escarpment¬†Rural Land). This volunteer organization was founded to stop LaFarge from
opening a massive quarry on top of the Niagara Escarpment‚Äôs Mount Nemo in¬†Burlington, ON. PERL is currently in the midst of a Joint Board hearing
alongside government agencies, which are also opposing the proposal.
In the past few years Sarah has recorded with artists such as Neko Case,¬†Howie Beck, and Great Lake Swimmers. For this special Perth show she is
excited to have Juno nominated musician Joey Wright opening the show and¬†join her for a few songs..
Tickets for this show are 25$ and available at Riverguild Fine Crafts, 51¬†Gore St E, Perth, On ‚Ä¢613-267-5237
Brooke Valley School is an alternative rural private school in operation¬†for over 30 years. Offering local families an opportunity to have their
children go to an art based -small school with 12 students and 1 teacher¬†this year, grades 1-8. No public funding means the school has to charge
tuition and fundraise for its operational budget. Benefits like this help¬†keep the school accessible to the local members of the community.