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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

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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

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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.

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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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Gil’s Hootenanny Band

Gil’s Hootenanny Band

8:00 PM Sat Jan 17, 2015

At Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave
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GIlsHootenannyBandGil’s Hootenanny Band is a four-person “social justice supergroup” consisting of Erin Saoirse Adair, Lyndell Montgomery, Elage Mbaye and Chris White. Formed in 2013, the band performs “sing-along songs of protest and songs of hope” at the annual Gil’s Hootenanny event in Ottawa and at other events throughout the year. The group is known for their rousing performances and their commitment to social justice.

Erin Saoirse (seer’-shuh) Adair is an award-winning songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist widely admired for her brilliantly-constructed songs and her highly relevant social messages.  She plays guitar, violin, ukulele and piano. Erin won CBC Ottawa’s Lynn Miles Songwriting Contest in 2012, and Carleton University’s student songwriting competition in 2014. Her submission to the 2014 CBC Searchlight competition (“The Ugly Song”) finished in the “final four” nationally.  Erin is a founding member of Three Little Birds, a three-woman folk trio nominated as “Best Emerging Artist” at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards.  She is a student in Carleton University’s Bachelor of Music program. Erin released a self-titled CD in 2012 and is following up with a release in 2015. Website: www.erinsadair.com

Lyndell Montgomery is a songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who plays violin, guitar and bass… all very expertly! Her music has taken her to Europe, India, Australia and beyond. She has performed, recorded and toured extensively with Ember Swift, the Terry Gillespie Band and Captain Dirt & the Skirt, and she appears on more than 20 albums, including works by Garnet Rogers and Ferron. Lyndell’s musical activities include composition, artist management and studio production. She works as a music educator with the Alberta’s based Rocker Girl Camp and the Ottawa Blues Festival. Lyndell is the co-author of the acclaimed book, “Boys Like Her: Transfictions”. She produces Beau’s Oktoberfest, an annual three-day celebration of music, culture, beer and community in Vankleek Hill. Website: www.dirtandskirt.com

Elage Mbaye was born in Senegal, West Africa and arrived in Canada in 1986. A descendant of a large griot family, he began playing traditional percussion instruments and rhythms at age eight. Elage and his band have performed at festivals and venues over the past ten years, and he has collaborated with artists that include Lynn Milles, Jim Bryson, Lucie Idlout, Sarah Hallman and Souljazz Orchestra. Élage released his first solo album, Aksane, in 2010. His second solo album, Diame (peace), features songs in French, English and Wolof, inspired by various periods in his life “and feelings of sorrow, joy, poverty, prosperity and betrayal”. Elage toured nationally and internationally as part of the Mighty Popo band, and won a 2007 Canadian Folk Music Award with them (“Best World Group”). He received a JUNO nomination in 2012 for his work with Souljazz Orchestra. Website: www.elage.ca

Chris White was born into a musical family and has been singing, writing songs and organizing musical events ever since! He plays guitar and “trilele” (a three-stringed ukulele), and is known for his witty lyrics and catchy sing-along choruses. He has released two CDs and is planning a children’s album. Chris co-founded the Ottawa Folk Festival in 1993 and served as artistic director for 16 years, creating numerous opportunities for festival goers to engage with music and with one another. Chris teaches courses in singing, songwriting and performing, and d directs two choirs: The Sparrows, a group of home schooled children ages 4 to 9; and Brothers Aloud, a “just-for-fun” singing group for men. He hosts the “Canadian Spaces” folk show heard on CKCU FM on Saturdays from 10:00 am to noon. Website: www.folkzone.ca

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

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


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Durham County Poets

Durham County Poets

8:00 PM Sat Oct 18, 2014

At Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave
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This 5-piece band grew out of the lively music scene of the Chateauguay Valley. Centered in historic Ormstown, Quebec, the band’s first performance was at the Ormstown Branches and Roots Music Festival in the fall of 2011.  Kevin Harvey’ s rich voice and nuanced delivery covers the scope of life…. with ballads and blues-inflected originals, some swing and genial humour. Guitarist David Whyte’s guitar solos are pure grace. The Poets  will get you dancing in the hallways, laughing, and feeling those blues.  Their new Cd will be available for sale at the concert.

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Lead singer Kevin Harvey started singing in a blues band, Blind Lemon Pie, and later on sang with Bollweevil Accoustic Band and Clarksdale Moan.

Guitarist David Whyte teaches both guitar and saxophone and has played in many bands over the past 40 years, including Hog Wild.

Guitarist Neil Elsmore is a chef and artist and played in Bollweevil Accoustic Band and church gospel groups with Kevin.

Bassist Carl Rufh plays in many bands including The Echo Hunters, Jimmy James, Sonja Ball, Grouyan Gombo and others.

Percussionist James Preimel is the latest addition to the band and plays with Coyote Yodel and other bands.


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Terry McLeish with Terry Tufts

Terry McLeish with Terry Tufts

8:00 PM Sat Nov 15, 2014

At Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave
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Online tickets $20 available now!!
Singer/songwriter Terry McLeish is an Ottawa Valley icon whose songs have won international acclaim and have been recorded and performed by others.

Raised in a military family and growing up in the 60’s, Terry couldn’t help being influenced by the great songwriters of the era and as well , the often humorous trials and tribulations of those who just want to live their lives their own way.

His songs reflect those battles that include cowboys and cowgirls, hobos and misfits, small towns and folks who just can’t win for losing. Having just got off a recent two-year stint with The Stone Fence Theatre, Terry is currently performing and writing for his second album to be released in the coming year.

Accompanying Terry McLeish will be Terry Tufts, legendary Canadian songwriter, performer and guitarist. Tufts continues to wow audiences with his songs and guitar playing and has been performing with McLeish for two years.

Grant Tomkinson, bass player extraordinaire, has been making a living solely as a musician for over 30 years. Grant’s playing is in great demand by some of Ottawa’s best bands including his own outfit, The Rockerfellas.

Tickets are $20.  Doors open at 7:30pm.  Show starts at 8pm.


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Bruce Wozny and Pete Bugden and Chris Lok

Bruce Wozny and Pete Bugden and Chris Lok

8:00 PM Fri Nov 07, 2014

At West End Well Co-op, 969 Wellington Street West
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Sept17 2011 030Bruce Wozny is an Ottawa singer-songwriter with a fondness for great songs of any genre.  He is currently a member of originals country rock band Lost Colt and of The Rose Trio, a Celtic-based intrumental group.  Some of Bruce’s songwriting heroes are Gillian Welch, Tom Waits, John Prine, Dave Frishberg, Roger Miller and Duke Ellington.

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Pete Bugden and Chris Lok

SEVENTH EXIT – Peter Bugden and Chris Lok
Seventh Exit is an acoustic roots project, started by Peter Bugden and Chris Lok in 2014 that features mostly original material peppered with a few special covers that showcase their acoustic roots and blues style and vision.

Peter Bugden
Peter is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, where his first guitar was picked out by Jim Henman, a founding member of April Wine. After a few years, he ended up as a singer/song writer playing solo and in duos around the city. He co-founded and fronted a jump blues band called the Floorboards where he shared the stage with the likes of Jeff Healy, Carson Downey and the Joe Murphy Blues Band. He then took time to raise a family and develop a technical career which took him to Europe as well as the bottom of the Arctic Ocean in a three man submarine. In there somewhere was a move to Ottawa, Ontario where he now resides.

A love of music and performing could not be held down forever. After joining several song writing circles, Peter started performing as a singer/song writer yet again. He has been invited to several writer’s show cases around the city to present his material and the story continues. Current projects include a fledgling roots band called Seventh Exit and an audio production company utilizing his home studio where he works on producing demos and other sundry projects for local song writers. Peter plays guitar, bass, slide guitar, mandolin, ukulele and is a drum and synthesiser programmer.

Chris Lok
Chris hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, where his first guitar was picked out by his mom. She, alas, was not much of a musician and, as Chris soon discovered, his new steel stringed acquisition – with its 1 inch action – was more an instrument of torture than one to make music with. Nonetheless, he persevered and at the ripe old age of 12, in Cairo Egypt, he had his first gig. He continued to play in various rock and folk groups throughout his teens and into his early 20’s.

As he raised his own family, and pursued a profession which took him to all corners of Canada, Europe and Asia, music took a back seat. But eventually the call of the muse grew too strong and he began performing again as a solo artist in Vancouver. After moving to Ottawa he began writing and performing his own material and developing his skills in digital audio recording. It was there that he and Pete crossed paths. After accompanying each other at a few gigs, they launched Seventh Exit. Chris plays acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, Weissenborn-style slide guitar and mandolin.


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