Welcome! This site has information about ROCA House, a concert and workshop venue in East Preston, a beautiful rural setting only ~22 minutes from downtown Halifax and 10 minutes from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. We host award winning artists, creative workshops and other events. Question? Just ask!
Lots of amazing stuff going on in our ROCA world since our last blog! Our recent concert with Ian Sherwood & Coco Love Alcorn was fabulous! Great artists, great songs, great people all round. If you missed this concert, not to worry. We have more great artists coming this way soon.
Here’s a little bit of a NEW intro video to our space here at ROCA House. It is now up on YouTube to replace the OLD poor quality one. Check it out!
In the new year we will be hosting these two fine musicians, who, incidentally, are co-winners of the Music NS “Educator of the Year” Award. They will each be presenting both a Workshop and a House Concert right here and we can hardly wait:
Do you have artists you would like to see? Let us know who they are!
It has been suggested to us that we set up a carpool system so that people from Halifax, or anywhere really, can come out together. What do you think of that idea? We are always looking for ideas to get more people out to see the amazing artists we bring in. Any help would be greatly appreciated. All proceeds go the the artists so they can continue to make the awesome music they do. Suggestion welcome!
November 30th Ian Sherwood / Coco Love Alcorn
That’s right! We have the fabulous Ian Sherwood and Coco Love Alcorn coming for a full night here at ROCA House. With armloads of awards, bushels of fans and heaps of popular acclaim in tow, these wonderful entertainers take over our stage in what promises to be a very busy show!
Check out their sites www.IanSherwood.com and www.CocoLoveALcorn.com for more info then Click here to RESERVE A SPOT by making Suggested donation via C.C. or Paypal $20 / $17 SAC/MNS/ECMA/Senior. We also take cash or credit card at door but you have to notify us you are coming so we have enough chairs!!
We are fairly ‘wheelchair accessible! Just come a bit early and park on lower area at end of driveway.
Ivan Boudreau, November 1st
Ivan Boudreau, (click for PDF poster)
We’re excited to be hosting the fabulous singer/songwriter, Ivan Boudreau on November 1st, 2013 here at ROCA House. Doors at 7:15 showtime 8 pm. By suggested donation $16 / $12 for SAC, MNS, ECMA & seniors (see below for donation link)
Ivan was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and has lived in Boston, Nova Scotia, Toronto, Montreal and now resides in Vancouver. His guitar/banjo/uke driven songs tell great stories and have wonderful melodies. Ivan will play songs from ‘Tusket’ (www.Tusket.ca) and his recent works, some of which you can see and hear at www.IvanBoudreau.com
Campbell + Green will also play and feature some of their original tunes plus join Ivan on some songs for a full trio sound. Add your voices to the night and we’ll have a lot of fun and sound great! (attending ROCA concerts info here). Click here to make Suggested donation via C.C. or Paypal $16 / $12 SAC/MNS/ECMA/Senior. We also take cash or credit card at door but notify us you are coming!
November 30th Ian Sherwood / Coco Love Alcorn
That’s right! We have the fabulous Ian Sherwood and Coco Love Alcorn coming for a full night here at ROCA House. Check out their sites for more info. They are both wonderful entertainers and this promises to be a very busy show! Doors @ 7:15, Showtime @ 8.
Click here to make Suggested donation via C.C. or Paypal $20 / $17 SAC/MNS/ECMA/Senior. We also take cash or credit card at door but notify us you are coming!
We are ‘wheelchair accessible!
Thanks to Carl Moore Excavating, we have a spiffy new entrance to our lower area where our concert space is so if you have any issues with access (or just don’t like stairs!) we are good to go now! You can drive down right near the door and you’re in…
The new Entryway!
In this one day workshop, participants will learn techniques for vocal control, mic technique and performance. Each participant is expected to have one verse and chorus of an original tune to work on and deliver at the end of the workshop.
A singer/songwriter herself, Cailin has studied vocals with various coaches over the years and began her singing career at the age of 11 in the local church choir where she performed her first solo number. Since then, she has perfomed in numerous musical theatre shows, country and top 40 bands, as well as having directed and produced musical theatre. Cailin brings a wealth of experience, tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your vocal performance.
Vocal Workshop for Singers & Songwriters
Cailin is presenting a day long Vocal Workshop for Singer/Songwriters on Sunday, Sept. 29th (10 AM until 3 PM) and again in October for the DaPoPo Theatre’s ‘Live In’ 5th annual month long event. She will be covering everything from vocal technique to mic technique and performance. There are a few spots left for the 29th. More info on home page or
message us if you are interested.
Accessibility at ROCA house
Last week, our friend and neighbour hired an excavation company to put in a septic field on his property so and we piggy-backed some time with their big yellow machine to open up access to the back door so vehicles, and persons with disabilities, can visit more easily. This will Continue reading