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 …

Spirit of the Narrows

When: November 24, 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 View Created and written by Anne Lederman, and performed by Anne and Capucine Onn, Spirit of the Narrows is Read More …

Kerry Fitzgerald fiddle workshop

When: November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z5, Canada

The Toronto Fiddle Collective is very pleased to have Kerry Fitzgerald back again this Thursday. Since she was with us last December, Kerry has toured the UK and the States several times with her family band The Fitzgeralds. She will be running two workshops starting at 7pm, followed by a jam. We will be gathering at the West Toronto Baptist Church (3049 Dundas St. W), Tickets are $35 cash at the door for the evening. Hope to see you all out! For more information visit: www.torontofiddlecollective.com and www.kerryfitzgerald.ca SHARE our Facebook event with you friends <—- by clicking here.

Le vent du nord concert

When: July 21, 2017 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, Concert Stage, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8, Canada

“World-renowned ambassadors of la Francophonie, Le Vent du Nord, play their “stubborn” songs (chansons têtues, in French), never shying away from political issues, love stories, or satire. Ranging from soft a capella songs to rousing arrangements, the musical world of Le Vent du Nord is rich indeed. This “northern wind” will blow you away.” (from the Harbourfront website)

3TíR in concert

When: July 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Tranac Club , 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7, Canada

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.  

FrancoFEST (Hamilton)

When: June 23, 2017 – June 24, 2017 all day
Where: Gage Park, Hamilton, 1000 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1N2, Canada

A rare chance to see the young trad group, Les poules à Colin! Rob and Donna will be calling some simple French-Canadian dances in French during the two sets of BoucharDanse, who will do two performances of a piece entitled “La gigue en souvenir”. La gigue en souvenir makes the past come alive through a journey inspired by the energy, the complexity and the vigour of the traditional Québec gigue. Six dancers perform on the music of Les Charbonniers de l’enfer, reinventing the folk tradition of the “gigue” in a contemporary fashion.” The two performances will happen in the Family Area Read More …

World fiddle day with Gemme/Falquet

When: May 20, 2017 all day

WORLD FIDDLE DAY TORONTO 2017  (More information on their website) SATURDAY, MAY 20TH at The Aga Khan Museum FEATURING GUEST ARTISTS Pascal Gemme/Yann Falquet, Kousha Nakhaei, Amely Zhou, Anne Lindsay, DnA (Diana and Andrew Dawydchak) + “Around-the-World” Fiddle Jam!! WORLD FIDDLE DAY TORONTO 2017 promises to be another spectacular event taking place on Saturday, May 20th at the prestigious Aga Khan Museum. There will be 100 fiddlers playing a multitude of tunes from all over the world, accompanied by a stellar back-up band consisting of world percussion, clarinet, and keys, all celebrating world music. Special guest artists DnA (Diana and Andrew Read More …