Rozalind's full-length album is now here! This album consists of 12 original alt-folk songs for voice, acoustic guitar, flute, glockenspiel, omnichord, toy keyboard, cello, banjo, loop samples and more. Many special guest musicians have contributed to this album, making it a truly cross-Canada adventure.
**$1 from each CD sold will be donated to support African grandmothers who care for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. These proceeds will go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation**
ABOUT ROZALIND MACPHAIL:
ROZALIND MACPHAIL- BIOGRAPHY
"Hypnotic beauty. What comes through strong and clear is her sincerity and musicianship." Pat Carrabre, CBC Radio 2
“Rozalind MacPhail, St. John’s troubadour flutist, most beautiful flute on both coasts.” Wavelength curator, Doc Pickles
Rozalind MacPhail has become one of Canada’s most unique and captivating multi-instumentalist singer-songwriters. She effortlessly loops guitar, flute, voice and toy instruments into her own blend of songs and soundscapes about the people and places she has connected with.
This Toronto Island flower-child sang and danced throughout her childhood for anyone who would listen in an environment that nurtured that. The flute came into Rozalind's life at the age of thirteen, after her grandmother read an article about how playing the flute helped asthmatics learn how to control their breathing better. In fact, it did.
Rozalind pursued a performance degree for flute at the University of Toronto, studying with Douglas Stewart. She then moved to Ottawa to pursue a Masters Degree in Flute Performance with Robert Cram. As Mystery Flute Girl, she has made spontaneous guest appearances with celebrated indie music artists including Yo La Tengo, Great Lake Swimmers, Constantines, Lou Barlow and many others. With a yen for travelling, she has acquired fans from the most surprising places in Canada and abroad, having become both a long-term resident at the Banff Centre and an Artist-In-Residence at The Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, studying with Robert Dick (NYU).
In April 2009, Rozalind was invited to the prestigious Dawson City International Short Film Festival where she was an Artist-in-Residence, composing and performing original works in cooperation with Victoria filmmaker Scott Amos. Flexible and intuitive, she collaborates with experimental filmmakers and artists of all sorts.
Rozalind is currently recording a new EP in St. John’s, Newfoundland as she prepares for further tours across Canada and the rest of the world.
as Mystery Flute Girl, Rozalind has performed with:
AA Sound System
Alpha YaYa Diallo
Coco Love Alcorn
Erin Smith Band
Great Lake Swimmers
Hank and Lily
"Harmonica" George McConkey
In Support of Living
James Turner (Readable Ink)
Jennifer Claveau (Likewater)
Jon and Roy
Jon-Rae and the River
Raising The Fawn
The Mountains and the Trees
We vs. Death
Yo La Tengo