The always popular Friends of Fiddler's Green will kick off our 2016-2017 concert series in fine style, with their entertaining blend of laughs and great music, at The Mill Road Community Space in Chelsea, QC, on Friday, September 9th.
"The Friends" boast six versatile musicians, five singers, three songwriters, a brilliant joke teller, the occasional fiery dragon, one Order of Canada, two Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medals and one of the longest track records in Canadian Folk Music. This totally uncategorizable collection has been together, with a few personnel changes, since their inauguration at Toronto's Fiddler's Green coffeehouse in 1971. Nobody, not even the Friends themselves, can predict what might happen during one of their concerts, but it always includes humour, powerful vocal harmony, great musicianship, social commentary and an irresistible urge to dance.
"The Friends" were recipients of the 2003 Estelle Klein Award, given by the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals for service to folk music in Ontario. This year they celebrate 45 years of song and laughter.
When: Friday September 9, 2016 at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
Where: Mill Road Community Space (Chelsea United Church),
8 Chemin Mill, Chelsea, QC (Google maps link)
Tickets: $20 in advance from www.ottawacontra.ca, or $25 at the door.
More on the Friends/recordings here: www.ianrobb.com/FOFG
Watch/listen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA4M216Wtd0
See you in September!