Monday, April 27, 2020
7:30 PM
Goodwood Museum and Gardens


Genres: folk, pop

Opening Nights In Class
“Dala can sing! What beautiful flights of melody and harmony.”— Dennis O’Toole, The Peterborough Examiner

Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. These two best friends who met in high school music class have since released five albums and toured extensively across North America. Darlings of the Canadian music scene, Dala is bringing a fresh brand of acoustic pop music to the world. Drawing upon influences like The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Dala writes songs that are both catchy and insightful. Amanda’s ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila’s velvety alto, creating the lush harmonies that have become their trademark. The sheer joy with which they perform is infectious, turning first-time listeners into instant fans. Dala is equally entertaining between songs, telling funny and down to earth stories that make every show unique. “We go to some emotional places in our music,” Walther says, “Humour serves as a relief from that, and a way to give the audience permission to laugh.” “The more spontaneous the dialogue between songs,” Carabine adds, “the better the performance and the more memorable the evening.”

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