Reminder: NO APRIL SESSION

A quick reminder that the  APRIL session is cancelled due to a conflict with the club’s annual Girls Rock Camp for adult women (and other non-binary people) . But here is some news that may raise your now-flagging spirits: Peter and Ann-Marie are hosting a house concert  for LATOCQ! The band features Claude Méthé (Québécois fiddler) and  David Greely (Louisiana fiddle) and Dana Whittle (guitar). Billed as “A trip inside two French traditions – from Louisiana to Québec – on fiddle and in song”, you can find more information about them, including audio and video clips, on the LATOQC website. For tickets, speak to Read More …

Session reminder for Sunday, February 18

There will be a session this Sunday, as usual, from noon to 2:45pm. Please note that the APRIL session is cancelled due to a conflict with the club’s annual Girls Rock Camp programme. This is the adult women’s (and other non-binary people’s) rock camp, so check it out and pass the word. You can register for the camp until March 15. In the meantime, there are three events you might consider attending: The 27th annual Chris Langan Weekend of Irish music happens the first weekend in March here in Toronto. See the Chris Langan website for more information, to get concert Read More …

February 2nd: David Woodhead’s Confabulation CD release

There is still time to get your tickets for David’s CD release next Friday, February 2nd, at Hugh’s Room. The show starts at 8:30. More info and tickets are available on the Hugh’s Room Live site. The new CD, Tunnels and Visions, will be available at the show or, if you ask nicely, David might just bring some to the next session. You can listen to some Confabulous tracks on David’s website. By the way, if you haven’t already done so, please change your bookmarks for Hugh’s Room from hughsroom.ca to their new site, Hugh’s Room Live (dot com). Their Read More …

Two upcoming events

Sorry to miss the pre-session reminder last week: things have been a bit mad. Glad a lot of you made it anyway, and we were thrilled to welcome two new players! We wanted to let you know about a couple of things that are happening in the near-ish future, so you can participate if you are interested. On Tuesday, October 24th, both the Scott Library (York) and the Music Library (UofT) will be hosting a Wikipedia contribution event on the theme of Canada 150: Music and belonging.  To participate, all you need is a (free) Wikipedia username. We’re not sure Read More …

July concerts in Toronto

This quick update is to let you know about two events we have heard about in the next couple of weeks. On Sunday, July 9th, Ontario-style fiddler Pierre Schryer is playing at the Tranzac Club, along with Dermot Byrne and Adam Dobres. Their group is called 3TíR. I can’t find the price posted anywhere, but I assume it’s in the $20 range. You can see them on video from their facebook page. Remember, Tranzac Club members (only $30 for a whole year) often receive discounts on admission. These gentlemen will also be at the Goderich Celtic Roots festival, and the Read More …

Change in time for April 16th session, and other stuff

Michael from Alaniaris (the band that plays after our regular Sunday session) has asked us to switch slots with them for the April session. This means that the TOQueTrad session on Sunday, April 16, will begin at 2:00 p.m. and run until 5 p.m.  This session is the only one that will be affected. Rob and Donna will be out of town for this session, as well, so we would need a volunteer host. Please email us if you would like to assume this awesome responsibility. This weekend is the annual Spring Thaw dance weekend at St. Barnabas church at Read More …