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Hey Buster!!

Hey Buster!!

When: 3:30 PM Sun Sep 20, 2015
Where: The Art Table, 560 Churchill Ave

The Spirit of Rasputin’s and The Art Table present, in Partnership,
Hey Buster!
Sunday, September 20, 3:30 – 5pm

560 Churchill Ave. Ottawa

Online tickets $10 here… (https://www NULL.paypal NULL.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=A467B3THUQNLY)

HeyBuster-TheArtTableA big part of the folk tradition is to “pass it down”, ensuring that music of the folk is enjoyed for generations to come. With this in mind, the Spirit of Rasputin’s has in our plans to add children’s’ programming to our broad menu of folk concerts and events. We’re pleased to announce that on June 14, The Spirit of Rasputin’s is presenting Hey Buster, in partnership with The Art Table.

The show will take place at the home of The Art Table, 560 Churchill Ave. (just up the road from our familiar concert space.) Showtime is “post afternoon nap” at 3:30pm and will go to approximately 5pm. Space is limited so make your reservations soon. Weather permitting, the show may be moved outdoors to the lovely back yard at The Art Table, so bring sunscreen and hats.

Reservations can be made by paypal at www.rasputins.ca (http://www NULL.rasputins NULL.ca) , or
by emailing thearttableottawa@gmail.com (thearttableottawa null@null gmail NULL.com) .

$10/person.




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Slocan Ramblers

Slocan Ramblers

When: 8:00 PM Sat Oct 24, 2015
Where: Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave

slocan-1The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, the Slocan Ramblers have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for memorable, energetic live shows and impeccable musicianship. slocan-67

With their debut album “Shaking Down the Acorns” receiving wide acclaim (Sing Out! Magazine, Huffington Post etc…), extensive national and international touring under their belt, and a sophomore release in the works, this fearless four piece is sure to keep garnering attention far beyond the traditional bluegrass fan-base.

Tickets: $20 at the door, on this website or at the Ottawa Folklore Center at 1111 Bank Street.





Missy Burgess

Missy Burgess

When: 8:00 PM Sat Nov 14, 2015
Where: Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave

missyEven though one of Ottawa’s most renowned and talented musician, singer songwriters had moved to Sarnia, Missy Burgess will be gracing our stage with her music once again.  Her warm wit, songs and humour will keep you smiling and tapping your toes for the entire evening.  More information to come.

Tickets: $20 at the door, on this website or at the Ottawa Folklore Center at 1111 Bank Street.






Gil’s Hootenanny: Songs of Protest, Songs of Hope

Gil’s Hootenanny – Songs of Protest, Songs of Hope

When: 7:30 PM Fri May 01, 2015
Where: First Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Ave


The Elizabeth Riley Band​ will be leading this beautiful, powerful song – “Bread and Roses” – at Gil’s Hootenanny. Practise singing with the video, and then come out and sing along on Friday, May 1st at the First Unitarian Congregation.

6th annual
Gil’s Hootenanny
A May Day Sing-Along Event

Friday, May 1
7:30 pm

First Unitarian Congregation
30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa
Off Richmond Rd. east of Woodroffe. Bus #2

Featuring…
Magoo

The Elizabeth Riley Band
(Jen Gilbert, Sarah Ryan, Patricia Reynolds, Carmel Whittle)

Gil’s Hootenanny Band
(Erin Saoirse Adair, Lyndell Montgomery, Élage Mbaye, Chris White)

Mark Evenchick

… and winners of the 2nd annual
Gil’s Hootenanny Songwriting Contest
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Tickets $10 at www.rasputins.ca (no service charge), the Ottawa Folklore Centre (1111 Bank), and at the door. Admission is free for accompanied children under 16 years.




Note: Online ticket sales are processed through the Spirit of Rasputin’s PayPal account.

Website: www.gilshootenanny.ca (http://www NULL.gilshootenanny NULL.ca)

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1571815849729058 (http://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/events/1571815849729058)

Gil’s Hootenanny is a community sing-along event that takes place each year on May Day, the international day of working people. Invited musicians lead the audience to sing along on songs of protest and songs of hope.

Magoo is a much-loved recording artist, song leader and catalyst for positive change who hosts of the legendary Blue Skies music festival each year. The Elizabeth Riley Band (Jen Gilbert, Sarah Ryan, Patricia Reynolds and Carmel Whittle) recently released “Felt Through the Bone”, an album of inspired and inspiring songs about love and justice. Gil’s Hootenanny Band is a “sing-along super-group” consisting of Erin Saoirse Adair, Lyndell Montgomery, Élage Mbaye and Chris White. With a wealth of individual performing and recording experiences, they have joined forces to lead the community in singing songs of social and environmental change.

Again this year, Gil’s Hootenanny Songwriting Contest is inviting people to create new songs of protest and hope that people can sing along with easily. Presented in partnership with the Ottawa Grassroots Festival and Writer’s Bloc, last year’s contest led to the creation of 22 new songs. Several songs from this year’s contest will be performed at the Hootenanny.

Gil’s Hootenanny was inspired by Gil Levine (1924-2009), the founding national Director of Research at the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and a great lover of folk music. Gil’s vision of a better world included bringing people together to experience the collective power of song and to celebrate the stories, struggles and victories of working people. Gil saw May Day as an important time for working people around the world to gather together, speak up and sing out.

For information and interviews, please contact:

Chris White chris@folkzone.ca 613-327-9621

The 2015 Sing-along Songwriting Contest is now open!! Submit your entry here…
The deadline for submitting entries to this year’s contest has passed.  Come to the Montgomery Legion (330 Kent Street at Somerset) on Sunday, April 26 at 4:00 pm to cheer on the finalists (free admission).  And come to the Unitarian Congregation (30 Cleary Avenue) on Friday, May 1 at 7:30 pm to hear the winning songs at Gil’s Hootenanny.

 

Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

Public Service Alliance of Canada National Capital Region

Public Service Alliance of Canada National Capital Region

Canadian Union of Public Employess

Canadian Union of Public Employess


Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Greg Kelly and the Shards

Greg Kelly & The Shards

When: 8:00 PM Sat May 23, 2015
Where: Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave

Tickets: $20 available online here… (https://www NULL.paypal NULL.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PRN7BZBQSTJ62), at the door or at the Ottawa Folklore Center at 1111 Bank Street.

SoRPoster-GregKellyGreg’s songs are somewhere within the folk and country music spectrum, with an emphasis on storytelling whether it be victory, defeat, love found, love lost, or life in general, always heartfelt and genuine.

If you listen carefully go Greg’s “to the side” banter between songs you become thoroughly entertained with his spur of the moment quick wit and sense of humour.  No matter where Greg performs he gets the audience laughing, tapping their toes, in tears and dancing.

 

GregKellyJoining Greg on stage will be Hollis Morgan on Dobro and banjo,  Dave O’Heare on bass, and Jamie Gullickson on drums and percussion.

 

Greg is one of Ottawa’s most prolific singer songwriters who has two wonderful CDs, Broken Windows and Slow Horses.  He will be working on a new CD as soon.

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BrokenWindowsCoverTickets: $20 available online here… (https://www NULL.paypal NULL.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PRN7BZBQSTJ62), at the door or at the Ottawa Folklore Center at 1111 Bank Street.

 

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.