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NEW ALBUM is HERE!

"There's a Calling" is Amber Darland's 5th studio release and her second solo full length album. With this release, Amber yet again delivers heartful and inspired music. From upbeat singalongs to meditative mantras, these songs were made to stir your soul and put a smile on your face! 

Amber will be taking these new songs on the road in 2020! Be sure to keep an eye out for show listings. If you would like to host a house concert or you have venue connections in your area, please send a note to: amber@amberdarland.com

Original album art "Intuition" by Jessica Olson

Original album art "Intuition" by Jessica Olson

Previous events

Oct13

The Sweet Goodbyes - Heliotrope Art Extravaganza

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Heliotrope Hotel, 2419 Elm Street, Bellingham

Allied Arts of Whatcom County is celebrating 40 years of supporting our creative community and to celebrate we are throwing one heck of a party! We are invading the Heliotrope Hotel on October 13th and want you to help us lead the charge. Artists and organizations will take over the rooms and create interactive art displays, performances and music will be all over the hotel grounds, and food trucks will keep everyone’s bellies full.

The Sweet Goodbyes will be playing music at 4:30pm.

Sep21

The Sweet Goodbyes - International Day of Peace

The Majestic, Bellingham, WA

https://www.whatcompjc.org/international-day-of-peace.html

Hundreds in Whatcom County gather every year on International Day of Peace in solidarity with people around the world. In 1982, the United Nations declared this day an annual worldwide 24-hour cease-fire to envision what our world can look like without weapons, violence, and oppression.

Silent auction and info fair from 6-7 p.m. ​Twenty community organizations will be on hand during the social hour to connect with you.​

Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award This award has been given annually since 2005 to a local peacemaker whose life's work is in the spirit of Howard Harris, one of the founders of Bellingham's peace vigil.

Music by the Sweet Goodbyes & more The program also features music from local duo the Sweet Goodbyes, an update from the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, and more.

Sep3

Toddler + Preschool Music Fall Session Begins

Improv Playworks Studio, 1011 Girard Street, Bellingham, WA

Join local singer-songwriter + performer + kid enthusiast Amber Darland as she leads a music class for you and your kiddo(s) age 1-5 years old. We will sing classic children's songs as well as introduce you to songs that you've never heard before. There will be instrument playing, singing, movement and plenty of fun! Instruments will be provided. $45 per 6 week session. Accompanying sibling? Ask about the sibling discount. Class is limited to 10 children (with accompanying adult). These classes fill up! Please reserve your spot for a 6 week session by emailing: musicwithamberdarland@gmail.com

Note***Toddler classes are geared towards 1 - 3 year olds and Pre-school classes are geared towards 3 - 5 year olds. Slightly younger or older kiddos are welcome in the classes - just know that there may occasionally be a song or activity that doesn't fit your child's interest/abilities. Email: musicwithamberdarland@gmail.com with any questions.

*babes in arms welcome at no additional cost

Aug16

The Sweet Goodbyes w/Nels Andrews

The Firefly Lounge, Bellingham, WA

We are excited to be sharing this early show with Nels Andrews (www.nelsandrews.com) on Friday, August 16th. Music is from 6-8pm. The Sweet Goodbyes will be playing a 50 minute set of music beginning promptly at 6pm. $10 at the door. 21+

Apr16

Toddler + Preschool Music Spring Session Begins

Improv Playworks Studio, 1011 Girard Street, Bellingham, WA

Join local singer-songwriter + performer + kid enthusiast Amber Darland as she leads a music class for you and your kiddo(s). Enjoy connecting with other local families as we sing songs and make music together. There will be instrument playing, rhythm counting, movement and plenty of fun! Instruments will be provided. $45 per 6 week session. Accompanying sibling? $68 per sibling pair. Class is limited to 12 children (with accompanying adult). Classes fill quickly! Please reserve your spot for a 6 week session by emailing: musicwithamberdarland@gmail.com

Current classes are offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 1011 Girard Street, Bellingham, WA

Album Fundraising Concert w/The Sweet Goodbyes

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Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Road, Bellingham, WA

Join us for an evening of music with Amber Darland, The Sweet Goodbyes and special guest musicians from the Bellingham Center for Spiritual Living. This event is a fundraiser to support local singer+songwriter Amber Darland as she raises funds to release her upcoming spiritual album. $10-$20 suggested donation at the door. Bring extra cash or check for pre-sales of the new album!

Apr9

Beginning Ukulele Class

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Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Road, Bellingham, WA

Join us for this 6-week class facilitated by local singer+songwriter+musician+teacher, Amber Darland. Both classically trained and self-taught, Amber has over 20 years of experience playing and teaching a variety of instruments. Ukulele is a perfect instrument for beginners and students of all ages. The small body makes it effortless to hold and its narrow neck allows for playing that is easy and comfortable. In a fun and friendly learning environment, you will discover the basics of the Ukulele, including proper playing position, basic chords, finger picking and strumming patterns.

No prior musical experience required. All ages (8+ years recommended). Class is limited to 15 students. You must bring your own instrument (contact Amber for guidance if needed). For more info or to reserve your spot, email: musicwithamberdarland@gmail.com

What: Beginning Ukulele Class

When: Tuesdays from 7-7:45pm (April 9 - May 14th)

Where: Bellingham Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Road, Bellingham, WA 98229

Cost: $80-$140 sliding scale (you pay what you can/want on that scale)