All concerts are 8pm Saturday evenings. Doors open at 7:30.
Tickets, $20 or $15 for students unless otherwise specified, are available in advance at the Ottawa Folklore Centre or at the door.
October 23, 2010
USC Canada Benefit
Missy Burgess with Ken Voita, Kate & Hollis, Greg Kelly and the Broken Windows Philharmonic.
USC Canada promotes vibrant family farms, strong rural communities, and healthy ecosystems around the world. With engaged Canadians and partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, USC supports programs, training, and policies that strengthen biodiversity, food sovereignty, and the rights of those at the heart of resilient food systems – women, indigenous peoples, and small-scale farmers.
November 20, 2010
Prescott with special guest Adam Puddington
A sweet distillation of family tradition with an alternative sound
Prescott is Kaylen and Kelly Prescott, a brother and sister duo, third generation musicians. Their young world was a revolving door of talented musicians and songwriters, who recorded at their family’s studio. As children and grandchildren of performers, they were immersed in touring life. It seems natural that they now embark on their own musical journey.
Their debut CD, “The Lakeside Sessions” is an impressive collection of songs textured with rock and roots, heartbreak and love. Pooling their rich songwriting strengths and unique, beautiful harmonies, Prescott embody the soul of generations.
January 15, 2011
A new CD from Jenny Whiteley is always something to celebrate, but for her growing number of fans the release of ‘Forgive or Forget’ will prove more than worth the wait. Those who have heard Jenny sing as she’s crisscrossed the country over the past dozen or so years know that an evening spent listening to her songs is like a long delayed meeting with an old dear friend. Laughter and sorrow are shared, barriers dissolve, and life’s burdens suddenly don’t seem so heavy anymore.
February 19, 2011
David Woodhead’s Confabulation
Featuring David Woodhead’s fanciful instrumentals, powerful Oliver Schroer tunes, ukulele excursions and fearless improvisation.,. with occasional Lord Buckley rants and Neruda poems. Some long-term musical relationships and some brand new. The Confabulation is a unique collaboration of adventurous performance veterans with like-minded stellar young players.
March 19, 2011
Marie-Lynn Hammond with Tom Leighton
Half English, half French, Marie-Lynn Hammond has been called one of Canada’s best songwriters by no less than Estelle Klein (Mariposa co-founder) and Gary Cristall (Vancouver festival founder). A founding member of the seminal Canadian group Stringband, she crafts brilliant songs about things you’ve never heard sung about before: Catholic high-school dances, scandalous grandmothers, cats who mess with computers. Excerpts from her bilingual musical play, which toured Canada, are a highlight of her dynamic shows. Accompanied by keyboardist extraordinaire Tom Leighton, Marie-Lynn is sure to move you from laughter to tears and back again.
April 9, 2011
Stephen Fearing & Andy White
All tickets $25.
Fearing is well known within the international folk and roots music community as one of its most accomplished songsmiths, storytellers and guitarists. A double Juno award winner in his native Canada, he has experienced commercial and critical success, both in his solo career and with roots/rock supergroup Blackie and The Rodeo Kings. Along the way, Stephen has toured and recorded with everybody from Merle Haggard to Shawn Colvin.
Northern Ireland born and raised White has earned a global following for blending folk and pop stylings with a poet’s sensibility. Working with the great names of Irish music – Sinead O’Connor, Van Morrison – and writing with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Neil and Tim Finn, Andy has won Ireland’s top songwriting awards and toured the world many times. A published
author, his recent on the road journal/novel 21st Century Troubadour has scored rave reviews.
May 14, 2011
The Echo Hunters
The Echo Hunters has played festivals from Yosemite, California to Vancouver Island, British Columbia and Lunenberg, Nova Scotia and clubs and showcases throughout North America (NXNE, Folk Alliance, etc.), and along the way have opened for and backed up UK rootsman Jim Condie, roots darling Penny Lang, bluesman Rob Lutes, and in Ontario and Quebec with the UK’s Chris Jagger’s Atcha (brother of the brother). They have just recently toured in the UK, BC and Ontario. The’ve also released 2 albums.