Sarina Haggarty has been making music for as long as she can remember. As a young child she would regularly improvise songs while pretending to play guitar. At age four, she began learning cello with an old converted viola. From there, she branched out to piano and vocal lessons. At age 10 she taught herself guitar and has been refining her music ever since. Once a regular fixture around London Ontario’s Convent Garden Market, Sarina would regularly spend time on the weekends busking in front of the market or performing at local events. She has performed the national anthem for the London Lightening, performed on Canada Day in Harris Park, various local open mic nights and regularly uses her music ability to raise money for various charities including the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Bethany’s Hope, Make-A-Wish, London Health Science centre and other foundations locally and internationally. She was also invited to perform at a cocktail party for Chef Micheal. One thing is clear, she has no fear when it comes to performing, no matter the size of the crowd.
At the age of 9, Sarina suffered her first seizure on route to a performance. Following her second attack, doctors at the London Health Sciences Centre diagnosed her as having epilepsy. Despite anything, Sarina has never let anything or anyone stop her from performing or making her own music. At the age of 17, Sarina became a Make-A-Wish ambassador and had the opportunity to perform an original song for Canadian artist Shawn Mendes' at a sold out show of over 22,000 people @ Quicken loans Arena in Cleveland Ohio. - Becoming a Make-A-Wish internationally highlight of the year.
Even while in the hospital, she was still playing music for the nurses on the floor and even had a visit from the band; Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. She recorded a video of her performing between surgeries, which was posted to social media and has since received over 48.2k views.
She graduated from Secondary School in London. Having also attended French first language schools, she is fluent and is able to perform in both official languages.
In less than 2 years, Sarina has released two EPs - Missing Pieces (November 2016) & Compass (January 2018). Proceeds from Missing Pieces - EP have been donated brain research. Sarina plans to keep writing and release more music in the near future. Sarina will always be grateful for the local and world-wide support that is given and shown.
Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope Windsor 7 am - 7 pm
Light The Night London 5 pm - 9 pm
Address: 580 Clarence St, London, ON N6A 3N1
Light The Night Toronto 5 pm - 9 pm
Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
... and many more to be announced
SARINA HAGGARTY RELEASES COMPASS EP
Compass is Sarina's second EP released. Featuring various artist to share their love for music Sarina shared five fresh original songs... Obsessed - which was released as a single and now has been featured on many radio stations around South Western Ontario. Pretend, Drowning in Your Love - which was inspired by singer/songwriter Adele, Wanna Stay as well as a live version of Distracted, which was previously released on her first EP - Missing Pieces in 2016.
January 12, 2018 was truly a night filled with music, laughs and a whole lot of love. Various artists coming together ; Sarina Haggarty, Ben Heffernan, Jazmin Haggarty, Sarah Smith and Laura Gagnon giving the audience thrilling performances, leaving us wanting more.
Compass is available to purchase and stream on iTunes, Apple Music & Spotify
Big thank you to London Music Hall for lending the space for an amazing night full of Live music and good people.
London Music Hall
January 12th, 2018
Make-a-wish grants another surreal wish - SARINA performs an original in front of 22,000 at a SHAWN MENDES CONCERT
During the summer of 2017, Sarina had her dream come true with the help of Make-A-Wish America, Make-A-Wish Canada and Make-A-Wish SWO. Her wish was to preform on a "big stage". It was granted and she was off with her family to Cleveland, Ohio in a room of 22,000 loud fans. The family was treated to a few days of touring around Cleveland. August 2nd, it was proved that the capacity of Quicken Loans Arena was crazy and the sold out venue and show during the Illuminate tour was a major success. The whole family had backstage passes and got to attend a meet and greet along with dinner behind the scenes with the crew.
Immediately, this granted wish became a highlight of the year internationally and Sarina had the pleasure of going to Arizona, US to perform her original song "Distracted" and meet the team who made her wish happen.
Big thank you to Make-A-Wish and Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour
Quicken Loans Arena 1 Center Ct 44115 Cleveland, Ohio August 2, 2017
SARINA HAGGARTY RELEASES MISSING PIECES EP IN SUPPORT OF BRAIN RESEARCH
In the summer of 2016, surgeons at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario removed a section of Sarina Haggarty’s brain in hopes to stop her epileptic seizures.
Weeks post-surgery... at the age of only 17, Sarina recorded her first EP and released it selling out Aeolian Hall in London. Aeolian is an historic music venue in London, Ontario.
Selling many hard copies, she planned to donate some of the proceeds of CD sales to brain research. The EP includes 3 original songs written and performed by her. Distracted, Find a Way Back and Gonna Let This Small Kite Fly are soulful, beautifully melodic songs with a philosophical depth far beyond the young artist’s age. London's own producer/songwriter Ryner Stoetzer contributed a fourth track, which is an upbeat dance remix of the song Find a Way Back.
Missing Pieces is available to purchase and stream on iTunes, Apple Music & Spotify
Big thank you to Aeolian Hall for giving us the space for this amazing show!
Aeolian Hall 412 Dundas st N5X 2P9 London, Ontario November 2, 2016