Session: Sunday, January 19, 2020

Happy new year to you all.

We are delighted to welcome you all to the regular session this Sunday, but we would like to inform you of some changes for this weekend only.

This weekend, the new, non-profit Speak Music Be Kind Canadian music festival is taking over the Tranzac. They have kindly agreed to let us hold the session anyway, but have asked us to stop by when we arrive and tell them we are playing in the session. They will give us a wristband (the festival is a paid event). Check out the line-up on their website.

The festival’s goal is to “create a festival for music lovers and music-makers who are kind, or want to be kind“, so we should get along just fine! They are also looking for volunteers… email Pam McCord if you would like to help out.

You can connect with them on Facebook, Twitter (@ SPEAKMusicPR ) or Instagram (SPEAKMusicPR ).


  • The 29th annual Chris Langan weekend happens at the Tranzac March 6 to 8. It’s always a great weekend of music and workshops. This year, Québécois-Irish duo Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan are among those featured.
  • Mango chaud is playing at a contradance at St. Barnabas with caller Kris Rosar from Guelph on Saturday, February 8 (starts at 7:30, with a lesson a half-hour before).
  • Remember Anne Lederman’s last-Thursday French-Canadian jam Amico’s (1648 Queen St. West upstairs, near Queen and Roncesvalles) from 7L:30-10 pm.

See you all soon, and Happy New Year!

Rob and Donna

Happy new year: Wishing you a happy new year banner, over top of a horseshoe.
Courtesy: Toronto Public Library, Osborne Collection