Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Cape Breton Concert and Dance with Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald - 27 Feb 2016

On Saturday, February 27, if you're looking for an evening of great music and tons of fun that will NOT cost you an arm and a leg, then just grab a couple of friends and come on down to the Montgomery Legion in Ottawa. Anita MacDonald (fiddle, vocals, step dancing), Ben Miller (pipes) and Tyson Chen (piano) will be giving a short concert and then cranking out tunes for a Cape Breton dance! Our own Ernie Fraser will also be playing some celtic guitar in between sets, too! And no need to worry about not knowing how to do the Cape Breton square set dances - there will be lots of people there who will be MORE than willing to help show you! Hope to see lots of you folks there!!
(from Diane Fraser)

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Monday, 15 February 2016

Concert: Carleton Goes Celtic - Sunday 6 March 2016

Enjoy a concert of Celtic music put on by the teachers and students at Carleton University's new Celtic Music Performance Programme, along with a few special guests. We're looking forward to showcasing some great young talent in the Ottawa area! "Carleton Goes Celtic" is taking place at Live on Elgin, Sunday March 6 at 2 pm. Tickets are available from Live on Elgin.

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Concert: Allison Lupton Band - 12 March 2016

The Allison Lupton Band will be delighting concert goers on March 12th at the Rosemount Hall. Once again you can save $5 by purchasing your ticket in advance.

Traditional and contemporary musician Allison Lupton is an Ontario native who got her start playing folk music with Windsor-based band Killiecrankie.

She is a featured performer at various festivals and venues including Mariposa, Lunenburg, and CBC's Vinyl Cafe. Most recently, Allison's "One More Day" was the English overall winning song in the 2015 Folk Music Ontario's Songs From the Heart competition. Her most recent recording is "Half My Heart".

Allison's band is composed of a stellar group of musicians, including renowned veteran of the Canadian folk scene Ian Bell, acclaimed bass player Denis Rondeau, Grand North American Fiddle Champion Shane Cook, and CCBA's Mandolin Player of the Year Andrew Collins.

Delighting listeners with their beautiful renditions of traditional and original songs and tunes, the group features exquisite, three-part vocal harmonies and captivating arrangements highlighting flute, fiddle, guitar, accordion, mandolin, banjo and acoustic bass

Date: Saturday Mar 12, 2016
Time: 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm)

Location: Rosemount Hall, 41 Rosemount Ave (Google maps link)

Tickets: $20 when purchased at http://www.ottawacontra.ca/ or $25 at the door

Website: www.allisonlupton.com and VIDEOS.