Tripoly is a project of Glenna Hunter, Elizabeth McNally & Doug Hendry.
Performing a selection of music from the folk, traditional and popular realms, Tripoly features Elizabeth's stunning, haunting voice; luscious harmonies and carefully crafted instrumentation.
The acoustic trio
(Violin, 'cello, vocals)
Born into a musical family, Glenna inherited her love of celtic music from her dad, pianist and tipper maker Jim Hunter, and studied fiddle with the incomparable Denis Lanctôt. Singing on stage with Stan Rogers at age 4 was Glenna’s introduction to the world of performing. While earning her degree in Psychology, Glenna enjoyed playing in an Early music ensemble. Once her daughter, Ursa, was old enough to hold a fiddle, the mother and daughter duo returned to celtic roots, becoming founding members of the Maplewood Ceilidh Band. Glenna was a founding member of Fiddlehead Soup and with them played shows from one end of Canada to the other. She now brings her lovely voice and violin and 'cello to grace Tripoly.
Elizabeth's voice has to be heard to be believed. And, once you have heard it's rich tone, you might be surprised to find out that until she started singing with Tripoly, Elizabeth's singing was confined to the four white walls of the shower. She is thoroughly enjoyed flexing her new-found vocal freedom and embracing songs from the traditions of the UK, new takes on classic songs and quirky versions of popular music. Her voice blends beautifully with Glenna and Doug and together, they make a powerfully lush harmonic sound,
(12-string guitar, cittern, vocals)
Since the age of four Doug has been drawn to entertaining crowds with his musical talent, beginning by singing with a choir in his native Scotland. As a teenager, the 12 string guitar beckoned and he made his way playing street corners and folk clubs throughout Britain and Europe. Doug emigrated to Canada in 1991 and played regularly in various bands. Doug is now involved in numerous local folk and acoustic (and some not-so-acoustic) ensembles in Eastern Ontario and has been known to encourage total strangers to dance together by calling at renaissance and ceilidh dances. Bringing his 12-string guitar and cittern to Fiddlehead Soup was a natural progression and he now brings the same musical sensitivity to Tripoly.
Here is our first single, with lyrics written by Glenna as a way to capture the feelings overwhelming her while sitting by her daughter Ursa's bedside in the hospital after Ursa's stroke.
Proceeds from sales will go towards Ursa's rehabilitative therapy.
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