Tuesday, 30 January 2018

5 jours de formation musicale avec Nicolas Pellerin, Stéphane Tellier et plusieurs autres !

Joliette (Québec)- 22 janvier 2018 - La période d'inscription débute le 1er février pour la 11e édition du Camp Violon Trad Québec qui se déroulera du 22 au 27 juillet 2018 à Plein Air Lanaudia à Saint-Côme.

Des artistes qui se sont forgés une solide réputation tels que Nicolas Pellerin et Stéphane Tellier (Les Grands Hurleurs), David Boulanger (De Temps Antan) et plusieurs autres se joindront aux fondateurs André Brunet (Vent du Nord Quintette), Stéphanie Lépine (Lépine//Branchaud) et Éric Beaudry (De temps Antan) pour former la cohorte des enseignants au Camp Violon Trad Québec. Ils vous partagent leur riche bagage musical pendant cinq jours de classes de maîtres où la musique traditionnelle est vigoureuse et où l'histoire et la culture sont bien vivantes.

Amoureux de la musique, venez parfaire votre technique tout en élargissant vos connaissances et votre aisance au violon, à la guitare et au piano. Une programmation diversifiée : concerts, jams, soirée de danse, mi-carême, etc. et une panoplie d'activités plein air telles que rabaska, canot, kayak, tyrolienne, etc. vous attendent pour des vacances uniques et mémorables !

Le camp est accessible aux jeunes et aux familles grâce à sa Bourse qui offre une aide financière aux 18 ans et moins et à son tarif réduit de 30% pour les accompagnateurs. Ne tardez pas à vous inscrire, l'année dernière le camp a affiché complet et en vous inscrivant avant le 30 avril, vous épargnez 40 $! La période d'inscription et de demandes de bourses se poursuit jusqu'au 1er juin. Depuis dix ans, le Camp Violon Trad Québec connait un franc succès et a rassemblé près de 1 400 musiciens. Soyez des nôtres en 2018 !

Informations détaillées et inscriptions sur notre site internet : www.violontradquebec.com
Pour plus de renseignements : 514 378-0918/ camp@violontradquebec.comhttps://www.facebook.com/CampVTQ/

Monday, 22 January 2018

Concert: The Trousers at LIVE! on Elgin, Sunday 11 February 2018

Join Ottawa's The Trousers at LIVE! on Elgin, Elgin St., Ottawa, Sunday 11 February, at 2PM for a wonderful ride through a grand selection of traditional acoustic Celtic music. Doors open 1:30.


Making a name for themselves as Ottawa’s hottest trad band, The Trousers are a dynamic duo that showcase music from their roots. Seasoned multi-instrumentalists Karson McKeown (right) and Ross Davison (left) are sure to have audiences unable to resist nodding and tapping their toes along to the beat of unique arrangements consisting of traditional Irish, Scottish, and Cape Breton tunes.

After forming the band in Jan. 2016, The Trousers are thrilled to have released their first EP, which unites sets influenced by the members’ most influential idols, new music, and, of course, old favourites.

Karson McKeown, who comes from a long line of fiddlers in western Prince Edward Island, began playing the fiddle at age 10 following step dancing for six years. He has a classical background, and studied music at Holland College, where he focused on jazz, blues, rock, and Celtic. McKeown loves incorporating tunes his great, great, aunts and uncles taught him into their performances.

Davison also started applying his love for music at 10 years old when he took up learning to play the saxophone. Davison attended Michigan State University to study classical and jazz. Also, he is one of few people in Ottawa who play the uilleann pipe, which isn’t typically heard live outside of Ireland. He relishes the opportunity to share such a rare instrument with music-lovers at shows.

Kyle Burghout (Facebook / webpage) Having performed across Canada, the USA, Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Hungary, Kyle Burghout has established himself as one of Canada’s best young fiddlers. Kyle and his music have been featured on CBC radio and television, as well as in Irish Music Magazine and The Canadian Fiddler. His many awards include North American Irish Fiddle Champion, runner-up at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship, and two-time finalist at the All-Ireland Fiddle Competition in Sligo, Ireland.  Learn more at Kyle's webpage!

Learn more at THE TROUSERS webpage!
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Concert: The East Pointers, National Arts Centre - Sunday 18 Feb 2018

Sunday, 3PM

There’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going.

The reason? The East Pointers - fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron – write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy.

And it’s why listening to The East Pointers’ brilliant and hotly anticipated second album What We Leave Behind – produced by superstar East Coast-bred songwriter/producer Gordie Sampson – is akin to meeting up with an old friend.

As a follow-up to 2017’s internationally acclaimed, JUNO Award-winning debut Secret Victory, (Traditional Roots Album of the Year), What We Leave Behind shares stories previously unheard but framed by a familiar context. With a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, and catchy radio-ready songs, The East Pointers reach out with open arms to a wide range of listeners, inviting them to discover a new love of folk music.

TICKETS HERE (note: ludicrous Ticketmaster fees, likely a lot cheaper if you can hit the box-office, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 9pm)

(text lifted from their Facebook page, give them a Follow! : https://www.facebook.com/EastPointersMusic/ )

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Choral Concert: Atlantic Voices presents “Age of Sail” - Sunday 28 Jan. 2018

Atlantic Voices “Age of Sail” concert pays tribute to Canada’s East Coast seafaring heritage

Ottawa, Ontario (January 19, 2018) — Atlantic Voices, a local community choir with a repertoire consisting mainly of Newfoundland, Maritime and Celtic songs and music, today announced its January concert “Age of Sail” themed around the seafaring heritage of Canada’s East Coast and premiering songs by composer Patrick O’Shea.

The “Age of Sail” concert will take place at Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street, on January 28, 2018. The concert pays tribute to the seafaring heritage of Canada’s East Coast with the Atlantic Voices choir singing songs about the joys and hardships of the sailor’s life.

The concert also features the world premiere of a new set of rousing Newfoundland sea songs by composer Patrick O’Shea. Patrick O’Shea is a Professor, Music Department Chair and Director of Choirs at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and a member of the American Composers Forum, the American Choral Directors Association and the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, among other accomplishments.

Showtime is 3:00 p.m., with pre-show entertainment by The Fumblin' Fingers starting at 2:15 pm. The Fumblin' Fingers are an Ottawa band with Atlantic Voices’ roots that plays traditional music from Canada's East Coast and the UK.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, as long as available.
Advance tickets can be purchased at The Leading Note, 370 Elgin Street, or by calling 613-722-9240. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

A silent auction and reception with light refreshments follow the concert performance.
Visit www.atlanticvoices.ca for more information.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

"25" card game - Ireland's National Card Game = 21 Jan 2018

Learn how to play, and play (!) Ireland's national card game, "25" ! Supportive friendly group of those wanting to learn or recapture the fun they had in Ireland playing this card game. 

Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/Ottawa25Drive/

See also: https://www.facebook.com/irishradioca/ 

Ye Banks and Braes: A Concert in Celebration of Robbie Burns - Sunday 28 Jan 208

Sunday, January 28 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(If you can't make it this day, there is another concert the day before)

Venue: Mill Road Community Space, 8 chemin Mill, Chelsea, QC

Join Hibernia and special guest Graham Lindsey for an evening of song and music in honour of Scotland's National Bard, Robbie Burns!

Featuring Susan Toman and Ellen MacIsaac (director of the Ottawa Celtic Choir), and Graham Lindsay (just back from Sweden, and any other place you can find on a map)

Where: Mill Road Community Space, Chelsea, QC
When: 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $20  Eventbrite Tickets

Wide Waters, Hibernia's new CD, will also be available for sale!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/376321632815076/

Concert: Duncan Ross Cameron - Friday 26 Jan 2018

Friday, January 26 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Venue: Log Drive Cafe, Abbortsford House, 950 Bank St Ottawa

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Duncan Cameron creates fresh and detailed folk music. His compositions and adaptations of old songs in both French and English reveal the depth and contrast of emotions in lyrics as well as instrumental music. To that end, his arrangements and compositions draw not only from Celtic roots but also classical music, funk, and other popular styles.


Doors open at 7pm

$10 at the door.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Concert: Aerosmith Robb Trio - 21 Jan 2018


A quick note to wish all our regular concert goers a joyful and peaceful festive season, and a very happy new year. Thanks as always for your support over the past year, and we hope you will continue to enjoy some great Old Sod concerts in the New Year.

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A reminder that our 2017-18 season continues on Sunday Jan 21st with a concert featuring a quite new transatlantic trio: Jess and Richard Arrowsmith from Sheffield England, with Ottawa's own Ian Robb. The trio are getting together on this side of the pond for a deep mid-winter recording session in the Gatineau hills, and are doing a couple of concerts in Ottawa and Toronto to help finance the trip.

Watch the Arrowsmith Robb Trio sing Jess's composition "All the Salt".

Further details and tickets for this concert are available HERE

We hope to see you in January!

The Old Sod Concert Committee:
Catherine Burns
Ed Kingscote
Nev Miller
Ian Robb
Roger Williams

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Concerts: Hibernia Robbie Burns concerts - 27 & 28 January 2018

Robbie Burns is rightly called Scotland's National Bard, for the way he captured the Scots temperament and dialect and because many of his poems and songs continue to be popular across the world. 

Join Ellen MacIsaac, Susan Toman, and special guest Graham Lindsay for an evening of songs and music in tribute to Robbie Burns. Graham joins us on mandolin, flute, whistle, and bodhran.

First concert:
Where: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa
When: Saturday January 27, at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $20 in advance, $24 at the door
Link to purchase tickets in advance: http:// https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hibernia-robbie-burns-concert-tickets-41630489916

Wide Waters, Hibernia's new CD, will also be available for sale!

Second concert:
If you can't come on January 27th, you have one more chance to hear the program:
Where: Mill Road Community Space, 8 rue Mill, Chelsea, QC
When: Sunday January 28, at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $20 (tickets at the door only)

To find out more about us, visit us on the web at www.hiberniamusic.com