Discography

Time (2020)

Time, Kyra and Tully

Journey Home (2015)

Journey Home Album

Wildlife (2010)

Wild Life Album

Far Away (2009)

far away cover

Kyra and Tully (2006)

debut album cover

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“Everyone should get to hear this sweet and truthful music.” — Bruce Cockburn

“Kyra & Tully’s insidiously hooky songs have a way of sticking with you long after the disc stops spinning.” — Now Magazine (Toronto)
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Time (2020)

As they gear up to release their fifth studio release, Time, in November 2020, folk artists Kyra and Tully are giving their audience a taste of what’s to come. Beginning in February 2020, the Kingston-based husband-and-wife duo will be releasing one single per month until the album’s formal launch.

Album artwork: Original wildlife drawings by Lisa Ferguson. Photo by: Chantal Fatouh Berlin 2019

The album’s 11 original songs span more than two decades of work, ranging from before the pair had met to the present. They are songs filled with heartfelt voices and plenty of harmonies woven in orchestral instrumentation. The lyrics, which explore everything from the joys and challenges of parenting to the delights of nature, also acknowledge a shared humanity.

Time was recorded at Leopard Frog Studio, in Battersea, Ontario by co-producer and engineer Chris Coleman (Nightsun, Nuvu Music), who also did some of the mixing at his studio in Iqaluit, Nunavut. From May to November, 2019, Kyra and Tully and their musical friends continued to add to the album, working on it between stays in a cabin nestled in the woods on a 100-acre biodynamic farm and travels in Europe.

A transformative musical journey, Time is inspired by the changing weather of the seasons, exploring inner and outer landscapes, it is at once self-reflective and observing of the wider world. With the album, both Kyra and Tully seek to share the gift of their music and its present, all through Time.

Reviews of Time

“Another heartfelt and varied harvest of songs by Skeleton Park’s own Kyra and Tully. From song to song, from folk to pop to blues and back, their voices fuse, diverge, wander and reunite with moving sincerity.” — Steven Heighton
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Journey Home (2015)

Album artwork: Original painting by Mike Bayne. That’s right, it’s not a photo!!

In April 2015, Kyra and Tully released a critically acclaimed five song EP called Journey Home. All five songs received radio play! Journey Home has a stellar sonic flare, thanks to co-producer Matt Rogalsky (PS I Love You, Gertrudes). It sees them delving back into themes of love, nature and the mysteries of human existence. The songs are rich and melodic, beautifully capturing the fragility that lies in the space between sadness and hope. At once upbeat and melancholy, Kyra and Tully’s sincere songwriting will keep you humming along.

Journey Home includes musical contributions from Spencer Evans (Cowboy Junkies), Amanda Balsys (The Wilderness of Manitoba) Danielle Lennon (Calamity Janes), Gord Tough (Kathleen Edwards) and many others.

Reviews of Journey Home

“There’s something distinctly Ontarian about Kyra and Tully’s fourth release, Journey Home between Kyra’s stunning, Sarah Harmer- esque vocals, the winter weather -inspired lyrics and the laid back banjo arrangements (and perhaps their history of being featured on CTV’s Degrassi Junior High, this Kingston -based husband -wife duo is central Canadiana to the core...” — Sarah Towie / Exclaim. ca

“…Husband and wife duo Kyra and Tully of Kingston, Ontario make music with the same “sugary sweet” appeal as many before them. Like the hippie countercultural music of the 1960s, Kyra and Tully’s five-song EP Journey Home is meant to inspire hope in their listeners. Brought to life by dozens of accompanying musicians, the songs on Journey Home are uplifting and filled with love. Kyra and Tully’s music expresses love in all forms, whether it’s romantic love, love for the beauty of nature, or a love of life.”The Ep’s title track “Journey Home” is a proper Canadian folk tune, using Lake Ontario as the setting for a melancholic song about love, it’s reminiscent of Joni Mitchell’s music-down tempo and melodic, glazed with a tint of sorrow and a feeling of loss. On “Journey Home” Kyra’s vocal performance is largely featured, along with string accompaniment. Her careful and flawless transition between chest and head voice and gentle pronunciation of each word make the songs nature inspired lyrics all the more poetic..” — Elysse Cloma / Grey Owl Point
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Far Away (2006)

“Kingston-based twosome Kyra Walker and Michael “Tully” Pearson craft a beautifully understated marvel of handmade folk invention that sounds every bit as sweet the silver-embossed cardboard package looks.” — Now Magazine (Toronto)

“The Kingston, ON couple’s melodies also contain a trace of wistful sadness that might just touch you in your tender places if you’re not careful. Sung with the utmost sincerity, the duo’s lyrics are sweet (but not cloying) and employ the vocabulary of nature’s ebb and flow — the morning sun, the twinkling stars, the rushing river — to tackle matters of the human heart and the universal struggles of daily life.” — Exclaim! (Toronto)
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Additional and Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • Kyra and Tully were named as a regional finalist in CBC’s Searchlight 2014 contest.
  • Kyra and Tully’s music has been featured in CTV’s Degrassi, in the CBC Television series ‘Moving On’, and in the documentary film, ‘Coming Out Again’
  • Their music appears on compilation albums including, Friends of Skeleton Park (2008), The Skeleton Park Community Songbook (2011) and Artists for the Algonquin Artists (2008), featuring Daniel Lanois and Bruce Cockburn.
  • Senior music supervisor (at time) of Toronto NOW Magazine 2006 included Kyra and Tully’s self titled debut on his TOP Ten Albums of 2006!
  • Kyra and Tully have performed as part of North by Northeast, Canadian Music Week, and the Brampton Indie Arts Fest, among many other festivals. They have played with heavy hitters such as Bruce Cockburn, Jenn Grant, Stephen Stanley (Lowest of the Low).