LATOQC music workshop

When: May 26, 2018 all day
Where: TBA

Peter and Ann-Marie are hosting a music workshop 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 on the LATOQC website. For tickets, speak to Peter or Ann-Marie. But do it soon: the limited seating is selling quickly. The exact time and location is still to be determined, but we do know that there is a maximum of  15 participants per workshop. So if you are Read More …

LATOQC house concert

When: May 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Peter and Ann-Marie's place in the west end of Toronto

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 on the LATOQC website. For tickets, speak to Peter or Ann-Marie. But do it soon: the limited seating is selling quickly. Date: Friday, May 25th Where: Bloor and Ossington area Doors Open at 7:30, concert starts at 8:00 Price: $20 Seating is limited so please contact Peter and Ann-Marie. Read More …

MAZ et les Poules à Colin

When: March 23, 2018 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Hugh's Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. Toronto, Ontario

 

Dan MacDonald CD release

When: March 26, 2018 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Hugh's Room Live, 2261 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1X6, Canada

One of our favourite local fiddlers, Dan MacDonald is releasing his new CD at Hugh’s Room. He grew up playing Cape Breton fiddle out east, and now plays with North Atlantic Drift and with the Irish dance show Brogue. We’d go far to hear his fabulous fiddling, and his sparkling humour. You can watch him playing fiddle with Brogue on YouTube.

Mariposa Folk Festival (2018)

When: July 6, 2018 – July 8, 2018 all day
Where: Tudhope Park, 500 Atherley Rd, Orillia, ON L3V 7Y1, Canada

On the shores of the lovely and swimmable Lake Couchiching in Orillia, the Mariposa Folk Festival is held this year from July 6 to 8. There are free shuttle buses from downtown, and for the past few years you can camp onsite in your tent or trailer (register early!). While there are some trad acts, this is not a trad-music-only festival, but it is a lovely way to spend a summer weekend!

Confabulation CD release

When: February 2, 2018 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Hugh's Room , 2261 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1X6, Canada

The Confabulation – “Tunnels and Visions” CD release With co-confabulators David Woodhead, Doug Wilde, Colleen Allen, Anne Lindsay, Bob Cohen, Rich Greenspoon, Fern Lindzon and Rebecca Hennessy.

Chris Langan weekend

When: March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – March 4, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

One of the big Irish music events of the Toronto calendar, the annual Chris Langan weekend happens 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 even dance a bit. Check out the schedule for instrumental and other workshops on the Chris Langan website.

Chantez-vous bien chez nous 2018

When: February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – February 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Where: L’église, 408 Rue Principale, Saint-Bernard-de-Michaudville, QC J0H 1C0, Canada

For this, the 15th festival, the programming is slightly different. Instead of a two-day festival with a dance on Sunday, Michel and his organising committee have decided to simply hold all the events on Saturday (trad jam from 1pm – 4 pm at the school, concert from 7pm at the church next door), with a dance on Sunday (Jean-François Berthiaume with RéVeillons!). The school is a very short walk from the church, where the concert is held. St.-Bernard-de-Michaudville is a tiny village. Here is the lineup for the Saturday concert. Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 Jam (free) from 1-4 pm at the Read More …

Spirit of the Narrows

When: November 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw St #101, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5, Canada

SPIRIT OF THE NARROWS by Anne Lederman Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw St., Suite 101 Friday, Nov. 24, 8pm: https://www.picatic.com/SpiritOfTheNarrows2017 Saturday, Nov. 25, 2pm: https://www.picatic.com/event15097341773460 Saturday, Nov. 25, 8pm: https://www.picatic.com/event15097344588483 “The Best of 2015”  Vivid, layered, intimate and, at points, mystical. . .The musicians she meets and the complexity and pathos of their experiences as individuals and as First Nations people are beautifully brought to life. The two actors navigate time, space, clashes of identity, culture and musical tradition into one skillfully woven performance. Allison Jones, The ViewCreated and written by Anne Lederman, and performed by Anne and Capucine Onn, Spirit of the Narrows is the Read More …

Spirit of the Narrows

When: November 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw St #101, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5, Canada

SPIRIT OF THE NARROWS by Anne Lederman Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw St., Suite 101 Friday, Nov. 24, 8pm: https://www.picatic.com/SpiritOfTheNarrows2017 Saturday, Nov. 25, 2pm: https://www.picatic.com/event15097341773460 Saturday, Nov. 25, 8pm: https://www.picatic.com/event15097344588483 “The Best of 2015”  Vivid, layered, intimate and, at points, mystical. . .The musicians she meets and the complexity and pathos of their experiences as individuals and as First Nations people are beautifully brought to life. The two actors navigate time, space, clashes of identity, culture and musical tradition into one skillfully woven performance. Allison Jones, The ViewCreated and written by Anne Lederman, and performed by Anne and Capucine Onn, Spirit of the Narrows is the Read More …