Musician Claire Morrison (S. Thacker CBC)
Maybe it's because CBC host Ismaila Alfa has three daughters, or maybe it's the luck of the draw, but on SCENE on Air this weekend, it's Ladies Night!
From former Wyrd Sister Lindsay Jane, to fiddler/songstress Sierra Noble, to Christine Fellows and Oh My Darling, there's something for everyone.
Special guest Claire Morrison is one half of the duo Fire and Smoke. Involved in music from a young age, and proficient at languages, she realized while she was enrolled at university that she'd never be happy unless she was doing her music.
So she dove into it full time. Morrison talks to Ismaila Alfa about her journey, her early fear of performing, finding confidence on stage and her hopes for the future.
With plans to move to Montreal in the spring, Morrison sees more opportunities there but appreciates what she's had here as well. "I love playing in Winnipeg and it's great to be in a city where you can perform a lot...and in other cities where there's more competition you really have to learn to sell yourself." Morrison maintains she's up for the challenge.
Claire Morrison opens for Oh My Darling's EP release at the West End Cultural Centre, 8pm, on Saturday January 26. Then on Sunday morning she'll appear at the Big Fun Festival at the Free Press Café.