From the President

Welcome to Spirit of Rasputin’s, Ottawa’s folk music society. We’re an active group of music lovers — including many musicians and songwriters — whose tastes include not only folk but many other kinds of music as well.

Our Monday night Open Stage brings together singers, instrumentalists, reciters and fans for an evening when you’re as likely to hear a Celtic harp or a didgeridoo as guitars and mandolins. You’ll hear folk, blues, country, pop, standards, poetry, original songs and works in progress. It starts at 7:00 pm Mondays at the Whispers pub at 249 Richmond Rd. in Westboro.

Whether learners or seasoned performers, everyone is assured of a warm welcome from their fellow performers and the music lovers who come just to listen.

If you’d like to jam with your fellow musicians, try our Tuesday night Folk-along Jam, which starts at 7:00 pm every Tuesday at the Montgomery Legion Hall at 330 Kent St. Players of all instruments and of any skill level are welcome to join in.

Our name Spirit of Rasputin’s is a tribute to the original Rasputin’s, the beloved Bronson Avenue folk club that closed in 2008 after a fire. A community group resolved to keep the spirit going, and we’re proud of the role we’ve continued to play in Ottawa’s musical life.

Each year we produce our Featured Artists Series, which brings headline artists to local audiences. We’re now lining up some outstanding talent for our 2017-2018 season, which will begin in the fall.

Spirit of Rasputin’s is a presenting partner in the annual Great Canadian Song-Along, a songwriting challenge, and in Gil’s Hootenanny, the May Day festival of songs of protest and songs of hope.

For news of all our doings, watch this website (which we’re currently renovating) and fill out the form to the right of this message to get on the mailing list for our newsletter.

If you have questions or comments, I’m at president@rasputins.ca (president null@null rasputins NULL.ca) and I’d be delighted to hear from you.

Susan Sweeney Hermon
President, Spirit of Rasputin’s

Bluegrass Mondays at Pressed

Anyone looking for bluegrass is in luck. There is a thriving bluegrass night every Monday at Pressed Urban Sandwich Bar , 750 Gladstone Ave. 8-10pm. For schedule of bands check Facebook Bluegrass Mondays page.   Run by SoR member Pat Moore and Kate Greenland.

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.

Cabaret Matinée: Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson

3:30 PM Sun Dec 15, 2013

At Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave
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Show starts 3:30pm.  Doors open 3:00pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.  Ticket price: $10

Touring since the eighties, singer-songwriter-parking lot attendant Jamie Anderson has played her warm and witty songs in hundreds of coffeehouses, concert halls, colleges and festivals in four countries and forty seven states. She has ten recordings including her newest Dare.This will be a CD release show with Ken Kanwisher joining her on bass.

Her music has been featured on Good Morning America, the Dr. Demento radio show, NPR’s Car Talk, and stations all over the world. Jamie loves being a musician, so she doesn’t really park cars, but her mama said she should have something to fall back on.  http://jamieanderson.com/
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Chrysalis

Chrysalis

8:00 PM Fri Nov 08, 2013 - Sat Nov 09, 2013

At Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave
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Ottawa area songwriters singing songs written by other Ottawa area songwriters. Hosted by Ottawa’s Greg Kelly.

Chrysalis has become a two day affair because of its popularity.  Anyone who wants to participate is welcome to do so.  Its all about celebrating Ottawa’s Folk Song writers.

To sign up contact Greg Kelly 613-680-6163 / grgr2swtr@yahoo.ca

This is a Pass The Hat event.


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Cabaret Matinée: Terry McLeish with Terry Tufts

Terry McLeish with Terry Tufts

3:00 PM Sun Sep 22, 2013

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

Doors open at 2:30pm  Show starts at 3pm.

Tickets are $10 available at the door.    “Children 15 and under are free”.

Terry McLeish with Terry Tufts

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www.TerryMcLeish.com / www.TerryTufts.com


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