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 on an old converted viola. From there, she branched out to piano and vocal lessons as well. 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 and other local foundations. 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 nine, 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 the seizures, Sarina has never let that stop her from performing or making her own music.
Now 18, Sarina has graduated from Mother Teresa Secondary School in London, Ontario. Having also attended French first language schools, she is fluent in both French and English and is able to perform in both official languages. During the summer of 2016, Sarina underwent two invasive brain surgeries to help subside her seizures. Even while in the hospital, she was still playing music for the nurses on the floor and even had a visit from recording artists 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 40k views. Sarina has released her EP Missing pieces and has donated proceeds back to brain research. She is now working on releasing her album in December 2017. This is her official web page where you can find all socials and updates to follow her every step of the way.
Vocals, Instrumental / Sarina Haggarty
Label / H6 Production
Producer / Ryner Stoetzer
- Nov 6, 2016 EP Release Nov 6, 2016
- September 2017
- Oct 18, 2017 Fitzrays: Indie Wednesday's Oct 18, 2017
- Nov 4, 2017 Budweiser Gardens local artisans and performers showcase Nov 4, 2017
- Nov 25, 2017 Fireside Grill & Bar Nov 25, 2017
- December 2017
- Jan 12, 2018 Album Release Jan 12, 2018
- February 2018
- Mar 10, 2018 Sarina Haggarty - Open A Legend/Chuck Leavell - Finals Mar 10, 2018
- Mar 16, 2018 del Boca Vista Social Club with Special Guest Sarina Haggarty Mar 16, 2018
- Mar 30, 2018 Best of Indie Night - Sarina Haggarty & Flight of the Songbird Mar 30, 2018
- April 2018
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News & Updates
SARINA HAGGARTY RELEASES COMPASS EP
Compass is Sarina's second EP released. Featuring various artist to share their love for music Sarina has created five songs; Obsessed, which is has been featured on many radio stations around South Western Ontario. Pretend, Drowning in Your Love, Wanna Stay and a live version of Distracted, which was previously released on Missing Pieces EP.
February 3, 2018 was truly a night filled with music, laughs and a whole lot of love. Various artist 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
February 3, 2018
SARINA SINGS LIVE ON STAGE DURING SHAWN MENDES CONCERT IN CLEVELAND, OHIO
During the summer of 2017, Sarina had her dream come true with the help of Make A Wish America and Make A Wish Western, Ontario. Her wish was to preform on a big stage. It was granted and she was off with her family to Cleveland, Ohio for the big show. The family was treated to a few days of touring around Cleveland. Some highlights were attending the Rock and Roll hall of Fame, Spa treatment and of course, singing and watching the Shawn Mendes and Charlie Puth Concert the second evening at Quicken Loans Arena. The capacity of the arena was over 20k people and the concert 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.
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.
Now, just a few months post-surgery and at the age of only 17, Sarina has recorded her first EP,
Missing Pieces, and she hopes to donate some of the proceeds of CD sales to brain research.The EP includes 3 original songs written and performed by Haggarty. 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 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 12, 2017