Attending public school in upstate NY, with an excellent music program, Candice started playing 1st chair violin with the Jr high orchestra. Switching to viola in high school, she maintained her 1st chair with both. She won many awards playing in all state orchestra. After graduation, she taught violin in a private school. She continues teaching and expanding her musical abilities, playing with various genres, such as black gospel, bluegrass, blues, and rock. Certified in the O'Connor method, Candice continues to teach both children and adults. She also enjoys repairing and restoring antique violins in her spare time.

singer, song writer, keys, guitar

Joseph  Osborne

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Playing beautiful hand drums with his Latin influence, his island and salsa inspiration beats the heart of the band. During the day, our bilingual drummer works in social services.  

hand drums percussion

Pedro Atonetty

Honorary Puffins have included:

Almost 2 decades of life as a glass artist (Magic Moonshadows Stained Glass) Cynthia was still writing songs and childrens' stories, singing when time allowed. Inspired by the moonlit fires and dancing drum circles enjoyed at art and music festivals, Cynthias' whimsical chants and soulful songs bloomed when collaborating with several talented musicians...Sofeya and the Puffins came to be. She grew up singing gospel in church, playing the piano, and singing solos in an award winning high school choir. She performed on local radio in elementary school, and cultivated her vocal range of 3+ octaves singing opera in college. Writing songs began when she was gifted her first guitar as a mom of three, then came the ukellele... 

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Cynthia Beatty, aka Sofeya Puffins

violinist, song writer

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Sofeya and the Puffins

Billy Bardo (songwriter, muse)
Jasper Mae Corcoran (harp)

Jamal Sawab (Vocals)

Amber Fetteroff (Hand Drums)

River Barry (hand drums, magician)

Kenny White (bass)

Bill Wasch (electric lead guitar)

Jay Kirssen (bass)

Dwayne Jackson (drums)

Clinton Daub, aka, Eli Charelston (lead, slide guitar)

Dave Patterson (bass, lead guitar)

Rick Kushner (songwriter, guitar)

Criston O'Leary Rock (guitar)

Greg Ferrar (mandolin, violin)

Obrogio (bass)

Billy Woods (percussion)

Tony Sferlazza (harmonica)

Jonathan Frazier (keys, flute)

Everet Warren (bass)

David Gill (percussion, guitar, singer/songwriter)
John Protopapas (percussion)

Adam Beatty (bass)


Candice Blake

singer, song writer, ukulele, guitar, keys, ocarina, percussion

Playing keyboards and guitar for longer than he can remember, Joe played ten years with UnaRose, an Irish band. He has sung with the Collegium Musicum at Dickinson College and played recorders in Renaissance consorts. He is transitioning to writing musical theatre as he retires from his antique keyboard restoration business. Puffins is by far the most fun of any ensemble he has played with.

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2016

Jan 14    8pm  Alma Mater Bar, Restaurant and Concert Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Feb 6    8pm St. Thomas Roasters Coffee House, Linglestown, PA

Mar 5   8pm St. Thomas Roaster Coffee House, Linglestown, PA

Apr 2   8pm St. Thomas Roasters Coffee House, Linglestown, PA

Apr 9-10 11am   Festival of Legends, Raleigh, North Carolina

Apr 29    3pm   Spoutwood May Day Fairie Festival, Glen Rock, PA

Apr 29    7pm   Spoutwood May Day Fairie Festival 25th Anniversary Banquet, Glen Rock Mill Inn, Glen Rock, PA  (limited)  

May 7   8pm St. Thomas Roasters Coffee House, Linglestown, PA

May 14   1pm Baltimore Faerie Faire, Church of the Guardian Angel, Baltimore, MD 

Jun 2   8-10pm   St. Thomas Roasters Coffee House, Linglestown, PA

Jun 11-12    Maryland Faerie Festival, Darlington, MD

Jun 17-18   Avalon Faerie Fest,  Avalon Resort, Paw Paw,  WV 

Jun 24-26  New York Faerie Festival, Ouaquaga, NY     

Jul 12-18    Starwood Festival, Wisteria Camp Ground, Pomeroy, Ohio

Sept. 4   Kipona Festival, Paddlewheel Cafe, City Island, Harrisburg, PA   3:30-4:30pm

Sep 17    Central NY Pagan Pride Day Festival, Long Branch Park, Syracuse, NY

Sep 18   DC Pagan Pride Day, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC   3:15pm

Oct 1    Puffins House Concert , Halifax, PA , Love Shack  7pm

​​Oct 22   Mystery Trance Festival, Mossy Point Campground, Elysburg, PA    3pm  

Nov 15   Sofeya Puffins at Private Holiday Concert, Elizabethville, PA

Dec 11 and 18    Standing Rock Benefit, HMAC, Harrisburg, PA   1pm

Dec 17    Teds' Bar and Grill, Allentown Blvd. Harrisburg, PA   9pm​

Dec 20   Goddess Mountain Sanctuary, Montague, MA   7pm 

Dec 24   Garnet Hill Lodge, North River, NY   7pm

2017

Feb 24   Millennium Music Conference and Showcase, Midtown Scholar Bookstore.  Harrisburg, PA   8:30pm

Mar 29   Oddfellows Home, Middletown, PA   2pm

May 24   Oddfellows Home, Middletown, PA   2pm

Jun 9   4pm Private Wedding

Jun 9-10   Avalon Faerie Fest,  Avalon Resort, Paw Paw,  WV 

Jun 23-25    New York Faerie Festival, Ouaquaga, NY

Jul 11-17   Starwood Festival, Pomeroy, Ohio, Wisteria Campground

Aug 12  7pm  Rock and Gem Show and House Concert, Linglestown, PA

Sept 7   Middletown Home,  percussion therapy with Sofeya Puffins at 1pm

Oct  14   6-9pm Royal Oaks Winery and Vineyard, Lebanon, PA

Dec 5   8:30McKays Cave, Carlisle, PA


Sofeya and the Puffins combine singer/songwriter lyrical mojo, soulful harmonies, with unusual instrumentation. The strings of the uke, guitar bloom genres ranging from gypsy punk rock, swinging blues, world beat ballads, indie folk, and contemporary spiritual. Projects so far:

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