ABOUT jENNIFER AND WILD MOUNTAIN THYME PRODUCTIONS
I’ve been a small business owner and freelancer since the late 80’s. My first business was Music on the Move, a pre-school music program I offered to day cares and nursery schools in around Winnipeg.
Music was my main ‘thing’ most of my adult life. I’ve been a choir director, choral and vocal adjudicator and performer with the Manitoba Opera chorus and Winnipeg Singers. There was also a lot of Celtic music-making going on here and there—my roots are deeply planted in the heather and the peat…
In 1997 I began performing traditional Celtic music full time across Canada, the US and Scotland, touring solo or with my band, Wild Mountain Thyme, releasing 3 albums of traditional tales along the way. As they say, “there’s hundreds of dollars to be made in folk music…” so I also ran a home-cleaning business on the side, which gave me the flexibility to tour as needed.
In 2002, I gave up touring (and cleaning other people’s homes) to begin this current iteration of Wild Mountain Thyme Productions, first as a multi-media producer for my partner, and since 2014, as an elearning designer and developer.
I love bringing storytelling and its rhythms into the always evolving world of elearning.