Monday, 18 July 2016

UK duo Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley - Saturday 23 July 2016

The fine young UK duo Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley, is happening next Saturday, July 23rd, at the Rosemount Hall in Hintonburg. Alex & Nicola are an exciting accordion & fiddle duo performing both songs and tunes from around England. They are both recent graduates of the Newcastle University Folk and Traditional Music Degree and were New Roots Finalists in 2014.

Alex and Nicola have just released a new CD, "Across the Water" and should have it in hand, hot off the press, at the concert. They will be on their way to play the Millrace Festival in Cambridge, Ontario, and we're very pleased to have diverted them to Ottawa for this show.

When: Saturday, July 23rd at 8pm (doors open 7:30)
Where: Rosemount Hall, 41 Rosemount Ave., Ottawa
Tickets: $18 in advance from or $20 at the door.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Learn to play a traditional instrument at Almonte Celtfest! (8-10 July 2016)

"Celtfest is a fun weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment, performed in the natural amphitheater of Gemmill Park in the heart of Almonte. It is a time to share the historical Celtic traditions with today’s local performers. Celtfest also presents a select group of unique artisans and vendors of specialty goods with a Celtic flair. Donations are welcomed at the gate."

This is a great opportunity to channel your inner Celt this coming weekend at the annual Almonte Celtfest, Saturday "Celtic College."

There is a fine assortment of workshops on offer for all ages, mostly for beginners.

The workshops will run from 10:00am to 11:30am on Saturday, July 9 2016, at the Almonte Old Town Hall. Registration is $25.

Workshops include:
Learning to Love the Fiddle (Beginners) – Cindy Thompson
Taking the Fiddle to the Next Step (Intermediate) – Chrissy Crowley
Advancing your Mandolin Technique (Intermediate) – Darren McMullen
Stepping up Your Dance Game – Rachel Davis
The Key to Accompanying Tunes (Piano) – Jason Roach
Whistle – Graham Lindsey
Bodhran Primer – Perfect for Beginners and Novice Players

And don't forget to check out the great big lineup of performers!