raintree is an art-folk musical group that blends the dark beauty of celtic and classical music with earthy rhythms, lush vocals, and poetic words. Live performances often include projected images, lighting effects, and dance.  Founding members Ian Douglas (piano, vocals, hand drums) and Steve Reside (guitar, vocals, percussion) are joined by Julie Larocque (vocals), Greg Brown (violin, concertina), Brad Basnett (electric bass), and Neil Saungikar (percussion) to weave a musical tapestry of cathedral beauty and earthy darkness: songs of river & forest, anaesthesia, night circus, bird-flight, cathedral ruins, ritual passage, and longing.  Based in the Almonte area and beyond, raintree’s music has been described as cinematic, ethereal, & haunting – o t h e r w o r l d l y