Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Old Sod Concert News: Duncan Cameron, Laura Risk, Nicholas Williams - 30 March

Another Old Sod double header concert, with Duncan Cameron plus Laura Risk and Nicholas Williams.

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Another Old Sod double header concert on March 30th, featuring singer and multi-instrumentalist Duncan Cameron, plus the great Montreal-based fiddler Laura Risk and Genticorum's Nicholas Williams.

Date: Saturday, March 30th 2019, at 8:00pm. (doors open 7:30 pm)
Location: Rosemount Hall, 41 Rosemount Ave. in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighborhood
Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 at the door. HST included.

Tickets are now available for this concert from

Listen to/watch Duncan
Listen to/watch Laura and Nicholas

Monday, 25 February 2019

Kevin Dooley & Friends - St. Patrick's Day at the Westboro Legion

Kevin Dooley & friends will perform on St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17th from 3 to 6 pm at the Westboro Legion, 391 Richmond Road, Ottawa.

-  a traditional concert of tunes, songs and stories
-  food served
-  all proceeds to the Legion Veteran projects.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Harp Workshops with Susan Toman - March through June 2019

Harp Workshops

SATURDAY MARCH 2, 11:30-12:30
Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns

SATURDAY APRIL 6, 11:30-12:30
Chord Reading "Jam Session"

SATURDAY MAY 4, 11:30-12:30
Playing by Ear

SATURDAY JUNE 1, 11:30-12:30
Ensemble Playing, with prepared material

NOTE: Maximum of 5 participants per workshop, so register early!

~ Participants must bring their own harp and music stand

~ Payment required 2 weeks in advance to secure your spot: $35 by e-transfer to

Workshop location: my teaching studio in Barrhaven

Workshop Registration

Susan Toman, Tyson Chen, Kyle Burghout - Concerts for March 2019

St.Patrick's day is just around the corner, and I have some exciting CONCERTS you won't want to miss!

Kyle Burghout (fiddle), Susan Toman (harp), Tyson Chen (piano)
Mill Road Community Space, 8 Rue Mill, Chelsea QC
Tickets: $20

SUNDAY MARCH 10, 7:00pm
Kyle Burghout (fiddle), Susan Toman (harp), Tyson Chen (piano)
House Concert in Kanata, contact to reserve

SUNDAY MAY 12, 2:30pm
Susan Toman, Celtic harp solo concert
Traditional music from Ireland & Scotland
Glebe St.James United Church, 650 Lyon St. South, Ottawa
Tickets: $15/10, at the door

Choral: Star of the County Down - Saturday 2 March 2019 (Kingston)

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Cantabile at "Star of County Down"! Help us welcome Irish conductor, Bernie Sherlock, conductor of one of Europe's finest award-winning choirs, New Dublin Voices, Sat. Mar. 2 7:30 at the Spire, when she is guest conductor of the Cantabile Teen and Adult voices. A delightful programme of adventurous contemporary works by Zoltan Kodaly, Jake Runestad, Anuna's Michael McGlynn, plus charming Irish folk songs arrangements. Tickets: (613) 549-0099; Novel Idea, Church Book Room

Sat March 2, 2019
The Spire, 82 Sydenham St., Kingston, ON

Communiqué pour diffusion immédiate- Camp Violon Trad Québec


Camp Violon Trad Québec- 5 jours de formation en violon, guitare, mandoline et piano ! Inscris-toi !

Joliette (Québec)- 4 février 2019, La période d'inscription est lancée pour la 12e édition du Camp Violon Trad Québec qui se déroulera du 21 au 26 juillet 2019 à Plein Air Lanaudia à Saint-Côme.

Les co-fondateurs Stéphanie Lépine, André Brunet et Eric Beaudry accueilleront dans la cohorte des enseignants des artistes d'expérience et de réputation tels que les violoneux Louis-Simon Lemieux, David Boulanger et Dâvi Simard, le guitariste André Gagné et la pianiste Rachel Aucoin. Une nouveauté cette année, une classe de mandoline qui sera menée par nul autre que Michel Bordeleau. Violon Trad Québec aura la chance d'accueillir également pour une classe de maître, Madame Danielle Martineau, artiste et médiatrice du patrimoine vivant, spécialiste des chansons et des danses traditionnelles de l'Amérique française. De plus, se joindra en tant que Porteur de tradition, Daniel Lemieux. Ils vous partageront leur riche bagage musical pendant cinq jours de formation où la musique traditionnelle est vigoureuse et où le patrimoine est bien vivant.

Venez parfaire votre technique tout en élargissant vos connaissances et votre aisance au violon, à la guitare, à la mandoline et au piano et vivez toute une expérience de partage musical et de rencontres entre passionnés de la musique traditionnelle québécoise. Concerts, jams, soirée de danse, fête de la mi-carême, souper chantant et plus sont au programme ainsi qu'une panoplie d'activités plein air telles que le rabaska, canot, kayak, tyrolienne 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 son tarif réduit de 35% pour les accompagnateurs non musiciens. De plus, en vous inscrivant avant le 30 avril, épargnez 50$ ! La période d'inscription et de demandes de bourses se poursuit jusqu'au 1er juin. Depuis ses début le Camp Violon Trad Québec a rassemblé plus de 1500 musiciens d'ici et d'ailleurs et a offert près de 35 000$ en bourse à près de 160 jeunes de la relève ! C'est un rendez-vous !
Inscriptions : - Renseignements : 514 378-0918/

Chamber Pints: Anna Ludlow - Saturay 2 March 2019

This pay-what-you-can event is on March 2nd, and will feature Anna Ludlow, an internationally renowned fiddler and vocalist from Nova Scotia, currently the lead fiddler for the Toronto production of Come From Away.

This bar-concert in two parts begins at 5pm and will be at the Rainbow Bistro in the Byward Market. For more information, please visit our website at or you may reach me at 613-234-8008 ext. 241 or by email at


Thursday, 7 February 2019

Concert: Aerialists team up with locals From Away for night of prog-trad music - Saturday 9 February 2019

Transatlantic quintet Aerialists meld their ferociously creative harmonic sensibilities and deep love for folk traditions into a post-rock coloured sound called prog-trad. Featuring Scottish harpist Màiri Chaimbeul (Darol Anger), and Canadian neo-folk innovators Adam Iredale-Gray (Fish & Bird) on guitar and Elise Boeur (Jenny Ritter) on fiddle with a stellar rhythm section, the group draws from the wells of Nordic and Gaelic music, adding expansive textures and meticulously sculpted arrangements to create captivating, genre-defying new music.

From Away is a Trad/folk duo with captivating original sounds and its roots in tradition. Graham Lindsey is a tune-writer, performing and session musician and Trad session host. Four of his tunes have been performed on the Carillon (the 53 bells) in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill where he was welcomed as guest composer in 2019. Kristan Couture is originally a Saskatchewan girl where she won the 2018 Saskatchewan Country Music Award for Fiddler of the Year, and received final ballot nominations for her roots album "You Just Fooled Me". She performed as a classical violinist with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra for four years, as well as toured and performed with local country bands and folk artists across Canada.

In From Away, a new blend of voice, fiddle, guitar and gorgeous Canadian hand-crafted mandolins will take you back and forth between the timelessness of the prairie folk singer and upbeat jigs and driving reels.

Bar Robo (Chinatown), 692 Somerset St. W.

Show at 9pm
$15 at the door

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