Session: Sunday, June 16, 2019

So, as you know, we have been having our regular session but forgetting to blog about them this year. We are still alive! Lack of blog or email notification does not mean there are no sessions! You can always trust the Tranzac calendar of events or our TOQueTrad calendar page to tell you which Sunday to come to play tunes. We are continually grateful to the Tranzac for hosting our session since the beginning of 2012. To show our appreciation, we ask for a token donation to the Tranzac Club (recommended: $3.00 or so). The sessions start just after noon Read More …

Session: Sunday, January 20, 2019

A quick reminder that we are getting together to play some tunes this coming Sunday from noon to 2:45pm in the Main Room of the Tranzac Club as usual. Hope to see you there to play in the new year. As you may have seen in a previous post, Rob set up a YouTube channel to for tunes, of which he has published only one, Boucher de St-Ambroise. See you all soon. Rob and Donna

Session: Sunday, November 18 (Santa Clause parade)

This is a reminder about the session this Sunday. This is the session that co-incides with the annual Santa Claus parade, so be prepared to take evasive manoeuvres. Museum is the closest subway station which let out south of Bloor. Consider going to Spadina and taking the streetcar to the first stop, which is south of Bloor. Arrive early: The road is closed from 12:30, so if you make it across by noon you should be fine. This is the route from last year. Bonne chance à toutes et tous ! Hope to see you all soon. Rob and Donna

Session May 20 and World Fiddle Day events at Hugh’s Room Live

Just a quick reminder of the session at the Tranzac this Sunday, May 20, noon to 2:45 pm. It will be great to see you all there! Tonight, there is a concert at Hugh’s Room Live featuring Abebe Fikade (Ethiopian masenqo), Okan (Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne and band, originally from Cuba,  and our own Shane Cook from Dorchester, Ontario. Visit their site for tickets and more information. Tomorrow night, May 19, Hugh’s Room Live is hosting  World Fiddle Day event: morning for workshops with Shane Cook and Elizabeth Rodriguez (Cuban music)  and an afternoon jam. Again, you can visit their site 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 …

Session this Sunday, January 21

A little reminder of the upcoming session… This Sunday we meet, as always, from noon to 2:45 pm at the Tranzac Club. In case you are new to our group, we wanted to let you know about Comhaltas’ slow (Irish) session, which also happens at the Tranzac on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, starting at 7pm. One of the big Irish music events of the Toronto calendar is coming up, too: the annual Chris Langan weekend, March 2-4, 2018. This is the 27th year people have been meeting to play music, listen to concerts, talk about music, learn tunes, and Read More …

Session this Sunday: November 19 (and a warning)

Reminding you all of our regularly-scheduled get together this Sunday at the Tranzac Club from noon to 2:45. If you hurry, you can catch the Toronto Fiddle Collective‘s performance by fiddler Kerry Fitzgerald. She will be running two workshops UPDATE: Thursday night tomorow night (Friday) starting at 7pm, followed by a session at the West Toronto Baptist Church (3049 Dundas St. W). Tickets are $35, cash at the door, for the evening. The first workshop is for original tunes, the second for Newfoundland tunes. (facebook info).  Sorry for the late notice, y’all. Warning: REMEMBER THE PARADE! The 113th annual Santa Claus parade will Read More …

Session reminder: August 20, 2017

A quick reminder about the session this weekend, from noon to 2:45 pm at the Tranzac Club. This week’s session might be sparsely attended, as Rob and Donna are off to the Festival violon traditionnel Sutton, Pascal’s festival in the Eastern Townships. (You can follow this festival vicariously, through their facebook page.) It’s also an AlgomaTrad week, for those lucky enough to get up there… So, we hope you can soldier on without us this week, and we’ll be looking forward to joining you in September, on the 17th. Rob and Donna