Sunday, 20 December 2015

New trad jams and sessions in Ottawa region

Great news! There are two new jams of traditional acoustic music in Ottawa and Gatineau (I only recently heard of them, so they are new to me). The first is the Ottawa Celtic Kitchen Party, and the second is the Jam Trad Outaouais.

Ottawa Celtic Kitchen Party

Whether it be in the Maritimes, Quebec, the Ottawa Valley or the Western Provinces, the party often ends up in the kitchen, with lots of foot stompin’ music, singing and step dancing. The Ottawa Celtic Kitchen Party showcases live Celtic music from these regions of Canada. The primary focus is to give talented musicians and singers, joined by high level accompaniment, a chance to showcase their music. The events mainly feature a variety of instrumentalists, including fiddle, guitar, bagpipes, banjo, tin whistle, bodhran, flute, uilleann pipes and piano, with the occasional vocal tune thrown in for good measure. Our performances take place the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, at the Royal Oak at Bank and MacLaren. Hope to see you all there at some point!

Jam Trad Outaouais

Groupe sur Facebook en lien avec les jam sessions de musique traditionnelle qui se déroule partout en Outaouais. aussi site web.:

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Finest Kind "Christmas at the Black Sheep Inn" - Sunday 13 Dec 2015

Early season's greetings from Finest Kind!

We just wanted to make sure that people are aware that the Finest Kind "Christmas at the Black Sheep Inn" in Wakefield is happening as usual this year, despite the fact that we have pulled back from actively touring. We all agreed that this is something we love to do each year, and we know people look forward to it.

The date is Sunday December 13th; a 4pm matinee as usual. Tickets are available from the Black Sheep website:
As always, we advise folks to buy a ticket and get there early.

We're looking forward to it!
Ian, Ann and Shelley