Igniting courage and connection
Hi, I’m Gianetta Baril. My life has been devoted to making music and sharing it’s transformative power around the world. In response to the pandemic, I turned a van into a self-contained rolling home/concert hall and with my harp, Amadei and cat, Misty, took the comfort of live harp music on the road — stopping wherever people were in need of hope and inspiration.
Since setting out in September of 2020, I’ve travelled over 45000 kms in my Ford Transit van “Mary” and performed nearly 250 covid-safe events at seniors residences, hospitals, schools, private homes and in parks. The response has been full of beauty and magic. One young girl said “The music made my heart feel like I can do anything.” My cat, Misty is now enjoying his retirement back in Calgary. He was a perfect partner for much of the journey but he was ready to rest. I miss him of course but am happy to be travelling again. Now it’s just me, my harp and I. 🙂
If you would enjoy some consolation and beauty, please contact me to see how we can organize a special concert in your community.
For me, this trip is about creating a surprising and joyful experience that opens hearts to discover creative and courageous perspectives.
Follow the music...
It all started as an idea sparked by the pandemic. Between the suffering and struggle, I saw an opportunity to bring people together and ignite special moments with music. Until at least fall of 2023 I am continuing to travel across the continent—with my harp, Amadei. Follow our journey on the map to see where we’ve been and where we’ll be playing next. It may be near you! Please look at my videos on Youtube as well as more photos and stories on Facebook , Instagram and my other website Harptoheart.ca . Here’s a link to the story of the Epic First 6 months on the Road…By the way, if you spot my van anywhere, please take a photo (when safe to do so!) and tag me. Let’s connect to share some joy together on this wonderful journey called life.
Watch past performances
CTV Ottawa Interview
The First Harp to Heart Journey
Stairway to Grace
Girl at the Mill Bay Ferry
Harping with Fast Friends