Danse Neige : no Toronto Session

Just letting you all know that there will be no session this weekend.  But there is a great recurring event called Danse Neige, which is a usually a great dance weekend in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.  This year, it is this weekend, online, and free to sign up.The learning sessions have already started, but it’s not too late to join.On the program:Today SATURDAY 20 MARCH 2021 WORKSHOPS Virtual Room A Virtual Room B 10h Accordéon intermédiaire | Gino Lavoie Gigue 3/2 | Yaëlle Azoulay 11h Volon intermédiaire | Lisa Ornstein Chanson | Nicolas Boulerice 12h Conte | Donald Dubuc 13h Read More …

Session: Sunday, February 21, 2021

It’s time once again for another session to sweep away the cabin fever. During the best of times, the February chill and short days can drive most anybody to the edge. This pandemic has added a new layer! Want to get away? There’s no-place that will have you, without significant political blow-back! So come to the Sunday February session. I know, it’s on Zoom, so it’s not quite like the real thing, but take heart, it will remind you of better times and you’ll be glad you joined us. Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021Time: Noon – 3PM EasternWhere: Online via Read More …

Session: Sunday, January 17, 2021

We’ll be hosting another online session this coming Sunday for the first of 2021. Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021Time: Noon – 3PM EasternWhere: Online via Zoom. Send email request for link. As always, all are welcome to join us to play your favourite Quebecois tunes. This month, we’d like to highlight a recent request by the fantastic AlgomaTrad organization on the glorious St. Joseph’s Island in Northern Ontario on the shores of Lake Huron. They have been doing some amazing arts advocacy and education, and have built an incredible dance floor on their property. Now they have the opportunity to Read More …

Session: Sunday, December 20th, 2020

Once again, we will be hosting our holiday session, and once again, the internet will have to substitute for our beloved Tranzac Club. We miss the hectic atmosphere of the Holiday Craft Sale and the kids preparing for the evening Mummer’s Play at the Annual Tranzac Holiday Celebration (still on at 8PM on YouTube the evening of December 20th). We will be overjoyed to have you join us for a smattering of our favourite Québecois tunes, tomorrow: Date: Sunday, December 20th, 2020Time: 12:00 noon Eastern timePlace: online Zoom link – contact us at toquetrad@gmail.com for the link. Normally, Elizabeth brings Read More …

Session: Sunday, November 15, 2020

A reminder that this weekend’s session will happen via Zoom on Sunday, November 15, from noon to 3 pm. Lead a tune, request a tune, or just come and listen. If you would like to join us, contact toquetrad@gmail.com for the link to the session and feel free to share! Sign up for the mailing list (at right) to get these posts emailed to you. See you all soon. Rob and Donna

Session on Sunday, July 19th

Again with the late notice! Summer is here in full force, and a bit of relief is certainly called for. To take your mind off the heat and the plague, there is a ToQueTrad online session tomorrow (Sunday, July 19, 2020) at noon. We will be using the same Zoom format we have used in the past. Contact toquetrad@gmail.com for the link to the session and feel free to share! That being said, there is a lot going on this week and we want to be sure that, in your excitement to attend our session, you don’t miss out on Read More …

Session: Sunday, May 17, 2020

Our last session in April was our first test of remote session online. We are happy to report it was not a complete failure! As such,we are happy to report that we will try this great musical and social experiment again on Sunday, May 17th, with another TOQueTrad session from the comfort of your own home! Again, the session will be an online session. We’ll be doing a Zoom conference where we can each lead a tune or set, and all others can play along. As all but the leader are muted during the tune, each participant will hear themselves Read More …

Session: Sunday, April 19, 2020

Has it been a month already? Our last session in March was the last time I left the house for anything other than shopping for food or to walk the dog. When would we see each other again? Well, the answer is, “This coming Sunday!” Join the T.O.QueTrad session from the comfort of your own home! How? We will have an online session. We’ll be doing a Zoom conference where we can each lead a tune or set, and all others can play along. As all but the leader are muted during the tune, each participant will hear themselves and Read More …

Session: Sunday, February 16, 2020

To confirm: there IS a session this Sunday afternoon at the Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto) from just after noon until 2:45 pm. Rob and Donna will not be leading the session, however, because they are attending a family gathering. A reminder that the Chris Langan weekend is the first weekend in March (March 6-8), also at the Tranzac. And that Anne’s French-Canadian jam at Amico’s is the 27th of February. Do have a lovely session, and see you all in March (if not before). Rob and Donna