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.

Ambrotype photograph of a young man playing the fiddle. Bound in a brown leather frame.

Courtesy: MidnightBeliever on Flickr

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 once again gnarl traffic and make crossing Bloor very difficult. Suggestions, mostly TTC-based, include getting off at the Museum station and walking (it being on the right side of the street, you see) or catching the streetcar from Spadina station one stop south of Bloor, and walking. Alternatively, you could come early… the parade doesn’t start until 12:30. The crowds can be quite fierce, mind.

And a reminder that right after our session, at 4 pm, the Hart House Singers will present a free concert of folk songs of Canada, accompanied by Louis Schryer (fiddle) and Erin Leahy (piano) as well as Conrad Gold, conducted by David Amot-Johnston. As at all their concerts, they do a collection of non-perishable food items in support of the University of Toronto food bank.

And Anne Lederman has what looks to be a WONDERFUL series of concerts, the Spirit of the Narrows, at Small World Music Centre (180 Shaw St., suite 101 map). “Created and written by Anne Lederman, and performed by Anne and Capucine Onn, Spirit of the Narrows is the story of one woman’s journey into the world of Aboriginal fiddling.” Buy tickets to specific show (there are only three) online for $25. Seating is very limited.

Look forward to seeing you Sunday!  Bon courage. (Be undaunted.)

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Rob and Donna