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The Great Canadian Song-a-Long

The Great Canadian Song a Long

When: 7:30 PM Fri Apr 17, 2015 - Sat Apr 18, 2015
Where: Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave

A better poster will follow, but time’s moving quickly, so I’ll give you a heads up on this years themes.

  1. Holding My Breath
  2. Inside Out
  3. No Love Lost
  4. You Can’t Take it With You
  5. Bad Luck

Song Along will be taking place at the Westboro Masonic Hall on the corner of Churchill and Byron Avenues, on Friday April 17th, and Saturday, April 18th.

Please contact:

  • Greg Kelly gregoryk100@rogers.com,
  • Tony Turner: tony@tonyturner.ca

Let us know which evening you prefer….Friday or Saturday.

Thanks everyone. Really looking forward to this years songs!

It’s that time of year where we write a song or two specifically to perform for the Great Canadian Song Along, 2015.

Ron Hynes

Ron Hynes

8:00 PM Sat Mar 14, 2015

At Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave
There is a map at the bottom of this event.

Tickets $30 available online here… (https://www NULL.paypal NULL.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=TYEHVDCPREXKQ)

SoRPoster-RonHynes-webOne of Canadas premier singer-songwriters, Ron Hynes has created beautifully crafted signature songs for more than 35 years. He has crafted a collection of remarkable songs that not only echo a life in Newfoundland and Labrador, but resonate with people everywhere.

Best known for his folk classic Sonnys Dream, Ron Hynes’ songs have been recorded by artists world-wide including Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, Christie Moore, Denny Doherty, Murray McLauchlan, John McDermott, Prairie Oyster, The Cottars, Hayley Westenra and many more.

RonHynes3With eight solo albums and numerous collaborative projects to his credit, Ron Hynes is a six-time East Coast Music Award winner, a Genie Award winner, and a past JUNO, CCMA and Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee. He was recipient of the 2008 SOCAN National Achievement Award for songwriting career success, and holds an Honorary PhD from Memorial University for his contributions to the cultural life of his beloved Newfoundland and Labrador.

RonHynesIn the words of author, Donna Morrisey, Ron Hynes is a grand voyeur in this rough, sweet life, a melody writer of the first order, a story teller, a philosopher, a poet and a kick-ass performer.

 

Tickets $30 available online here… (https://www NULL.paypal NULL.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=TYEHVDCPREXKQ)  the door or at the Ottawa Folklore Center at 1111 Bank Street.

 

Shirt Tearing Boys

Shirt Tearing Boys

8:00 PM Sat Feb 21, 2015

At Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave
There is a map at the bottom of this event.

Online Tickets $20 are SOLD OUT!!! Thank you!
A few tickets will still be available at the door. Please arrive early to obtain any of these.

SoRPoster-ShirtTearingBoyshttps://myspace.com/shirttearingboys (https://myspace NULL.com/shirttearingboys)
A Woody Guthrie memory from the early 20’s – carefree schoolboys escaping the heat and boredom of summer, shedding garments as they race to a cool, refreshing swimming hole. An innocent image from an era when lonesome country tunes spilled out of muffled tube radios. Acoustic blues channeled the pain of hard working folks. And jazz-infused tunes filled crowded Saturday night dance halls with laughter and hope.

Cool, refreshing musical moments of the last century are the heart and soul of Shirt Tearing Boys. Toe-tapping little gems picked up along the dirt roads of our collective past. The Boys (and Girls) dust off tunes penned by likes of Loesser, Tillman, Wills and Walker. Mixed with a dash of original tunes for good measure and infused with lively, fun spirit creates a refreshing musical blend that transports listeners to an almost forgotten, yet very familiar place.

About these fine musicians:

Ann Downey

Singer extraordinaire with Ottawa trio Finest Kind and accomplished on upright bass & claw hammer banjo, Ann can be heard live and on recordings with Sneezy Waters, The Old Sod Band, among many others.

Fred Guignion

Fred doesn’t like to talk about music in the past tense (Fat Man Waving, Ian Tamblyn, Hammerheads, Lynn Miles, et al). He just plays the dobro…beautifully.

Sally Robinson

Once an essential ingredient of the Toasted Westerns, Sally is known around town for her smokin’ jazz and blues backing herself on keyboards, accordion and clarinet – but not all at once. Quirky, sad, irreverent and blissed out – experience the many moods of Sally.

Charlie Sohmer

Banjo-ist, songwriter (six albums and over 500 songs), teller of tall tales. Please don’t laugh at his stories – it only encourages him.

Tony Turner

Melodic stories delivered with his bari-tony voice are the stock & trade of singer/songwriter and guitarist Tony, now with two CDs under his belt and many more tunes in his head.

George Laing

Folks may know George from his Black Donnelly days or currently mining Tin Pan Alley and early jazz favourites with the Lazy River Swing Band.  George serves up delicious fiddle riffs along with tasteful harmonica pieces to surprise & delight the senses.

 

Tickets are $20.  Purchase online from this website, at the OFC or at the door.

Door open at 7:30pm.  Show starts at 8pm.

Come along for a magical evening and support our very talented local performers.

 


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Christmas cancellations

The Folk Jams on December 23 and 30 are cancelled. Folk Jams resume on January 6.
The Next Stage on January 2 is cancelled. The Next Stage resumes on February 6.

Note: The Open Stage continues unabated every Monday evening throughout the holiday season.

Leila Goldberger and Brian Loyer

The Next Stage is presented in cooperation with The West End Well

Leila Goldberger and Brian Loyer

8:00 PM Fri Dec 05, 2014

At West End Well Co-op, 969 Wellington Street West

There is a map at the bottom of this event.

Leila Goldberger
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Copyright_LGoldberger_8bsoft218_highres_0219120822092_16x9_620x350An award-winning singer, songwriter and emerging artist on the Canadian music scene, Ottawa’s Leila Goldberger has been writing and performing her own songs since high school and is currently working on her debut album. A published poet and formally trained fine artist, Leila is inspired by the simple things in life, and believes that creating music is about being yourself and having fun. She notes that her writing process usually involves her dog, Juniper, who always proves to be a captive audience.

Brian Loyer

 http://martinandco.wordpress.com/ (http://martinandco NULL.wordpress NULL.com/)
01521Brian started playing the guitar and writing songs as a youth, and his style has evolved and matured into a unique improvisation of jazz, country, folk, and original pieces. His natural musical talent extends to other stringed instruments – mandolin, acoustic bass, and the fiddle, as well as vocals.


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Jolliest Jinglebell Hootenanny

Jolliest Jinglebell Hootenanny

11:00 AM Sun Dec 14, 2014

At City Hall – Jean Piggot Hall, 110 Laurier Ave.

There is a map at the bottom of this event.

Goal: To beat the world record of the most people singing & ringing Jinglebells set as 488 on December 12, 2012 in Albany New York

  • 11 am Welcome / Vivian speaks / More to Life Than You Can See
  • 11:05 am -11:20 am Seventh Exit
  • 11:20 am – 11:35 am Francis Eugene
  • 11:35 am – 11:55 am Ottawa Folklore Centre guitar choir led by Kurt
  • 11:55 am – 12:00 pm announcement and start of break
  • 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm set up for shout Sister DJ TUNES by Mo
  • 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Shout Sister starts their set and gives time for EVERYONE to gather into Jean Piggot Hall AND tentative short speech by Mayor Jim Watson
  • 12:30 pm RECORD BREAKING SINGALONG OF JINGLEBELLS FULL 2 VERSES
  • 12:40 pm – 1 pm Shout Sister continues their set
  • 1:00 pm – 1:20 pm Kristine St Pierre
  • 1:20 pm = 1:35 pm Mark J. Nyvlt
  • 1:35 pm – 1:50 pm Heather Adeney
  • 1:50 pm – 2:10 pm Nigel Harris
  • 2:10 pm – 2:25 pm Kery Peterson
  • 2:25 pm – 2:40 pm Pat Moore
  • 2:40 pm – 2:55 pm Geoff johnson
  • 2:55 pm – 3:00 pm thank you’s

This event is organized by SoR member Vivian Sollows. Contact: viviansollows@gmail.com


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