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MICHELLE CARLISLE is an entertainer and performer, teacher, accompanist, session/studio musician, songwriter, composer and arranger.

UPDATE: Most events are being cancelled, and with everyone self-isolating and working from home, that's what I'm doing too. You can hire me to write songs, compose music, arrange tunes, and as well I am here to teach flute, piano and pennywhistle online. Please contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Michelle is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. She performs and records with her flute, piccolo, alto flute,  bass flute, Irish whistles, fifes and piano.

Michelle offers ONLINE music lessons in piano, flute, and Irish whistle (pennywhistle) from her home studio, accepting students from beginners on up, age 8 to 108+. All you need is a camera and mic, preferably a laptop which has both, and you can sign up now! Click on the "Lessons" tab above!

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What sets Michelle apart from other singers and flute players is her vivacious approach to music and life. She is adept with all of her varied instruments, playing multiple instruments during most performances.  Michelle’s vocals have been highlighted in reviews as being “angelic” and “ethereal”. See "Notable Quotes" on the Media - Press Quotes page.

Michelle connects to people in a way other performers are rarely willing to do. Because of her contagious enjoyment of music, others can’t help but be carried along with her.  She puts so much of herself into her art that you can't help but feel her passion, regardless if it's a ballad that pulls at your heart strings or her fast fingers playing an invigorating melody.


She performs with Celtic folk band, Blackthorn. In this group, Michelle adds lead vocals, all of her flutes, as well as original compositions and arrangements for the band. Blackthorn has four albums available with the newly released "Open Skies" CD now available. Her original song "Open Skies" was recorded and released to iTunes by Blackthorn on tour in Saskatchewan. Blackthornband.com

Michelle is also a part of the East-Coast Classic Rock group The Halifax Wharf Rats, where she adds keyboard/piano as well as her flutes and whistles and sings. Halifaxwharfrats.ca

With Caviar & Lace, Michelle offers a variety of styles of music for weddings, performing for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Caviar & Lace adds an elegant and sophisticated touch as well to intimate gatherings of any kind, for example anniversaries, birthday parties, corporate events.  Caviar & Lace can perform sax/piano and also flute duets. Caviarandlace.ca

Triskellion features Michelle with Rebecca Blair (Celtic/Classical Harp) and Rosie Carver (Violin). This trio performs Celtic and Classical music with elegance at concerts, conventions, corporate events, parties, weddings, funerals. Triskellion.ca

The Flanagans are a folk duo, performing Canadian and American folk classics, paired with Irish and Scottish folk music, and East-Coast flavours. Featuring Brian Flanagan of the Halifax Wharf Rats on guitar, and Michelle Carlisle, on keyboards, flute, and rich vocal harmonies.

Under Michelle's direction is her flute ensemble called Fluterrific. This ensemble made up of flute players only can rival any string quartet for beautiful timeless classical music, as well as selections of Baroque, Broadway showtunes, Celtic, Latin, Jazz and more. Fluterrific.ca

Look under the “Performance” tab for more information on each group

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