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CD - Vancouver, BC
  • CD - Vancouver, BC
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pick up will be in mid-March. We'll email you when they've reached Karla! VOCO member and Canadian song-leader Karla Mundy will have a supply of In Our Voices CDs for locals to do contactless pickup. This item should ONLY be purchased by Canadian buyers planning to pick up from Karla Mundy in Vancouver, BC. Karla will be in touch to arrange contactless pick up.

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Hallelujah

Moira Smiley & VOCO

Shape-note folk hymn recorded by Moira Smiley & VOCO as a bonus track from their new album In Our Voices (out 02.19.21)

"Time, what an empty vapor 'tis! Our days, how swift they are. Swift as the slender arrow flies, or like a shooting star"

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In Our Voices

Moira Smiley

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Five exquisitely diverse voices and thunderous body percussion bring raw urgency to songs of social justice and human connection.

Touring heavily with Tune-Yards, Solas and Jayme Stone’s Lomax / Folklife projects bore Unzip The Horizon - Moira’s 2018 solo album of lonesome, nomadic songs. An instinctual collaborator, she was ready to return to harmony singing and the joy of powerful voices in 2020 with VOCO. In Our Voices is the result of that return. Featuring: Moira Smiley, Dawn Pemberton, Karla Mundy, Gregory Fletcher, Jake Asaro with special guests Sam Amidon, Caleb Bronze, and Seamus Egan.

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Unzip The Horizon

Moira Smiley

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With 14 songs, and guests that include Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Leah & Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia, Darrell Scott, Seamus Egan, Jayme Stone, Anna & Elizabeth and Sam Lee, it’s an unapologetically personal, solo record from a woman whose voice and writing has called so many others to sing.

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workshops

Singing & Body Percussion Masterclass
  • Singing & Body Percussion Masterclass
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Mon. April 5 + Thurs. 8 + Mon. 12 @ 8pm-9pm EST

3-part Masterclass series on Zoom. Maximum 25 students/session. Each class is 60 minutes.

Across 3 focused classes, each session of this online master class will explore fresh, physical ways into singing and body percussion while at the same time strengthening confidence, clarity, and presence. Designed for anyone with interest in expanding their singing, conducting, arranging, composing, and/or teaching toolkit.

This masterclass explores body percussion, voice & theater improvisation, gesture & breath exercises as foundation. You will learn and create body percussion, melody, and text as ways to make singing and moving more embodied, true, and free. Moira is unfailingly gentle and playful when teaching movement, so ‘non-movers’ and those just learning about rhythm are encouraged to join. Many of us have shyness about moving and singing - AND creating! - so this class series is meant to strengthen resolve, build skills, and encourage more movement and song in the world!

April 5: Get to Know Each Other;  Intro to Building Blocks

April 8: Personal "Creation" Coaching, with individualized feedback

April 12: Refining & Finishing Creations;  More Feedback

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Your Own Wild Voice Masterclass
  • Your Own Wild Voice Masterclass
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$100.00

Mon. April 19 + Thurs. April 22 + Mon. April 26 @ 8pm-9pm EST.

3-part Master Class series on Zoom. Maximum 25 students/session. Each class is 60 minutes.

The human voice has astonishing range and color, and - as with our lungs & brains - we may not be using it to its full glory! This fast-paced, fun 3-part master class will playfully explode your assumptions about your own voice. We’ll sing, listen to, and discuss vocal sounds that defy singing as only ‘pretty’.  We’ll explore where singing is a tool for changing us and our world. Moira playfully draws out techniques, timbres and styles you always knew were in you as a singer or writer, but maybe hadn't felt you could bring out!

We’ll learn very old songs and we’ll make new call & response, vocal improvisation and movement. Expect group and individual singing and sound-making!

Students can approach this class two ways:  1. Learning a song that challenges you to find a wilder, freer voice. 2. Creating a song that allows you to find new ways of vocalizing.  

Registration Fee: $100 USD (email info@moirasmiley.com about sliding scale payments)

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merch

Medallions
  • Medallions
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Painted and protected laser-engraved wooden medallions, in terra cotta color. I started calling these “medallions” because they can be whatever you want them to be… they are the perfect size to become ornaments… magnets… a set of coasters… hanging decorations. Maybe hang them as ornaments today and use them as coasters tomorrow. Make them your own! Every set comes with a DIY kit of 3 wooden medallions + a package of thread + three attachable magnet discs AND a handwritten love note from Moira.

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Gift Sets
  • Gift Sets
  • Gift Sets
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  • Gift Sets
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Combinations

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Combinations of merch items, all including a set of 3 wooden medallions

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Printed Songbook
  • Printed Songbook
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$25.00

The Unzip The Horizon Songbook is companion to Moira Smiley’s 2018 solo album of the same title. The lonesome freedom and experience of years on tour were midwife to this original music; all about seeing down to the origins of anxiety and up into the freedoms we ignore. This collection of songs, lovingly arranged for a wide variety of voices and instruments, brings together the spirit of communal singing and a songwriter’s introspection. Body percussion is woven throughout the Songbook, engaging musicians on a kinetic level. This Songbook is for choirs, ensembles, bands, a cappella groups, or solo vocalists of all experiences—this collection of music invites anyone and everyone to lift their voices… and Unzip The Horizon.

122 page printed Songbook packed with exclusive features, including: Sheet music for 12 songs Lead sheets for percussion, piano & strings Exclusive study MP3s for each vocal part of every song Link to body percussion video tutorials on private YouTube page Original Artwork by Cao Minh Huy

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Dish Towel
  • Dish Towel
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$12.50

100% fine cotton Highly absorbent & Lint-free 29.5″ x 18.5″ Made with love in Vancouver, Canada by Creative Tea Towels1 Original Artwork from the Unzip The Horizon Songbook by Cao Minh Huy

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Digital Songbook
  • Digital Songbook
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The Unzip The Horizon Songbook is companion to Moira Smiley’s 2018 solo album of the same title. The lonesome freedom and experience of years on tour were midwife to this original music; all about seeing down to the origins of anxiety and up into the freedoms we ignore. This collection of songs, lovingly arranged for a wide variety of voices and instruments, brings together the spirit of communal singing and a songwriter’s introspection. Body percussion is woven throughout the Songbook, engaging musicians on a kinetic level. This Songbook is for choirs, ensembles, bands, a cappella groups, or solo vocalists of all experiences—this collection of music invites anyone and everyone to lift their voices… and Unzip The Horizon.

This 122 page digital Songbook (PDF) is packed with exclusive features, including: Sheet music for 12 songs from Moira's Unzip the Horizon Lead sheets for percussion, piano & strings (where applicable) Embedded private link to folder with Study MP3's for each vocal part of every song Embedded private link to body percussion tutorials Original Artwork by Cao Minh Huy

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