Archive - May 2014

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Win a Jennis CD!
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Guelph Dance Festival
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Dennis Gaumond and Jennis
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Young Running
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Episode 151: Dennis Gaumond
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Guelph Celtic Orchestra
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Jennis – The Current
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Episode 150: Sarah Jane Scouten / Craig Cardiff
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Skydiggers
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Craig Cardiff
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Roots Rock Revival Party
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Folk Roots Radio
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Sarah Jane Scouten
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The Bombadils – In The Studio
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Episode 149: The Bombadils
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Drew McIvor – In The Studio
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The Bombadils
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Episode 148: Drev McIvor
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Craig Cardiff
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Riverfest 2014

Win a Jennis CD!

We have a copy of “The Current”, the new CD by Jennis to give away. Jennis is the new musical project by last week’s in-studio guest Dennis Gaumond. The Current is a great album and it could be yours if you can answer this very simple question: Please tell us the name of Dennis Gaumond’s musical collaborator in Jennis. Send your answer to us by Wednesday June 4 2014. We’ll pick a winner that day. If you include your street address, we’ll even mail the CD to you!

Don’t forget that can still catch Jennis’ Guelph area CD launch on June 6. You’ll find all the details here.

Good luck!

UPDATE: (June 6 2014). Congratulations to Rachael. Jen Gillmor is working with Dennis Gaumond in the Jennis project. A copy of their new CD The Current is now winging its way to you!

Guelph Dance Festival

The Guelph Dance Festival runs May 29 – June 2 2014. Featuring stunning and edgy works from the sublime to the unexpected, the festival will transform parks, streets, and stages of Guelph. Ticketed events, $15- $30; Pay-what-you-can events, suggested donation $15. Buy tickets through the River Run Centre Box Office or by phone at 519-763-3000 | 877-520-2408, or in person. Full schedule and performance details on the Guelph Dance Festival website at guelphdance.ca.

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Dennis Gaumond and Jennis

Guelph-based blues musician Dennis Gaumond (Gomo) joined us on Folk Roots Radio on May 24 2014 to chat about Jennis, his new project with Toronto based multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor. Jennis release their first album, “The Current”, in Toronto on May 30 and in Guelph (Eden Mills) on June 6. For more information visit jennis.ca.

Young Running

Toronto-based indie, folk-roots band Young Running will be in Cambridge on June 6 2014 for a show at the Galt Club (2nd floor above Cafe 13), 13 Main St, Galt, Cambridge at 7 p.m. Young Running have already shared the stage with Ron Sexsmith, Colin James, Terri Clark and more. They recently released their second collection, an E.P. Coming Home. The show is part of the Vinyl Cafe House Concert Series. Cover is only $10. For more information about the band visit youngrunning.com.

Episode 151: Dennis Gaumond

Folk Roots Radio on May 24 2014 (Episode 151) featured lots of great music and an in studio interview with Dennis Gaumond (Gomo) about his new project Jennis.

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Guelph Celtic Orchestra

The Guelph Celtic Orchestra hold their season finale performance and Ceilidh dance on May 31, 2014 at 7 p.m. at The Red Chevron, 34 Elizabeth Street in Guelph.  The performance will feature their award-winning Stepdancers and will be followed by a Ceilidh called by Maureen Mulven O’Leary. The Guelph Celtic Orchestra are directed by Fiona McCairley. Tickets: Adults $15 advance/$20 at the door, Children 6 – 12 $10 advance /door. Advance tickets are available at Janus Books, 10 Paisley St., Guelph or via www.guelphceltic.ca. For more information, visit www.guelphceltic.ca

Jennis – The Current

Jennis is the intriguing new project featuring bluesman Dennis Gaumond (Gomo) and cellist Jen Gillmor. They release their first album “Jennis” in Toronto on May 30 and in Guelph (Eden Mills) on June 6.

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Episode 150: Sarah Jane Scouten / Craig Cardiff

Folk Roots Radio on May 10 2014 (Episode 150) featured lots of great music and interviews with singer-songwriters Sarah Jane Scouten and Craig Cardiff.

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Skydiggers

The Skydiggers will be back in Guelph on May 30 2014 for a show at Dublin St United Church, 68 Suffolk Street W in Guelph. A year after their triumphant 25th anniversary tour, this visit will also be a bit special as founding member, Peter Cash will be touring with the band again.

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Craig Cardiff

Craig Cardiff joined us on Folk Roots Radio on May 17 2014 to chat about his latest album, Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise). Craig will be in Cambridge on Friday May 23 2014 for a show at the Galt Club (2nd floor above Cafe 13), 13 Main St, Galt, Cambridge. Tickets are $15 online from www.craigcardiff.com or $20 at the door. The support act will be The Vaudevillian. Show starts at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.).

Roots Rock Revival Party

The Funky Mamas, four great Guelph folk-roots musicians who focus on producing music for children, are part of a very special show at the ANAF club, Guelph on May 24 2014. And this time… they will be playing music for adults! The event billed as a Roots Rock Revival Party is a fundraiser for both the Guelph Children’s Festival and the Seed Community Food Hub. Also on the bill are Chesterfield and the Sofa Kings and Monk-E Zoot. The event kicks off at 9 p.m. Admission is only $5 (PWYC) which sounds like a great deal for a great cause!

Folk Roots Radio

We’ve just completed 100 posts on our new website. We hope you are enjoying it. As always we’d love some feedback – whether it is a suggestion for music to play, artists to invite into the studio or a Guilty Pleasure – that song you still love although you think others will find it unfashionable. Take it from me, there are a lot of people out there who will enjoy hearing your Guilty Pleasure, and learning why you still like it. We’ll catch up with you on Saturday morning, bright and early with a new mystery theme, a couple of interesting interviews and lots of great music. You won’t want to miss it!

Sarah Jane Scouten

Sarah Jane Scouten will be in Guelph for a show at Magnolia Café on Thursday May 22 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Sarah has just released her second album “The Cape”. Joining Sarah for this show will be her Brilliant String Band featuring Sarah Frank on fiddle, Luke Fraser on mandolin and Mathieu Lacombe on bass. Tickets are $10. Due to the intimate size of the venue, reservations are recommended. Call 519-766-4663 to reserve your place.

For more information, visit sarahjanescouten.com.

The Bombadils – In The Studio

Montreal-based progressive celtic/bluegrass band The Bombadils joined us in the studio on May 10 2014. Their music draws from Québecois, Irish, and bluegrass folk influences but as a whole it’s pure Bombadils; a decidedly contemporary sound that combines soaring melodic lines, tight rhythmic energy, and virtuosity.

Formed in 2009 at McGill University, the band has performed regularly since then around Montreal in pubs and cafés while completing their studies in jazz and classical music. They released their debut CD “Fill Your Boots!” in 2012 and will release their new album, tentatively called Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet (after a Yeats poem that forms that basis for a song on the new album) later this year.

For more information, visit thebombadils.com.

Episode 149: The Bombadils

Folk Roots Radio on May 10 2014 (Episode 149) featured an in studio appearance by Montreal-based progressive celtic/bluegrass band The Bombadils and lots of great new music.

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Drew McIvor – In The Studio

Owen Sound based musician Drew McIvor joins us on Folk Roots Radio for a chat and a few live songs from his great new album “Porchlight”. Drew should well-known to Guelph listeners as a member of reggae-acid-funk combo House of Velvet. These days however, Drew front’s his own band ElectroNova and also spends time with Mambo Nation, Nicehaus, and the Mackenzie Blues Band. For more information, visit drewmcivor.com.

The Bombadils

Montreal-based progressive Celtic/bluegrass band The Bombadils bring their 2014 Ontario and the North-Eastern States tour to Guelph for a show at Magnolia Café on Saturday May 10 2014 at 8 p.m.

The Bombadils describe themselves as a charismatic bunch of kind-hearted rascals. They write and perform tunes that blend their strong musical conviction, drawing from Québecois, Irish, and bluegrass folk styles. It’s a decidedly contemporary sound that combines soaring melodic lines, tight rhythmic energy, and virtuosity.

Formed in 2009 at McGill University, the band has performed regularly since then around Montreal in pubs and cafés while completing their studies in jazz and classical music. The Bombadils released their debut CD “Fill Your Boots!” in 2012.

Tickets are $12. Due to the intimate size of the venue, reservations are recommended. Call 519-766-4663 to book your place.

For more information, visit thebombadils.com.

The Bombadils will be our special guests during the second hour (9-10 a.m.) of Folk Roots Radio, Saturday May 10 on CFRU 93.3fm.

Episode 148: Drev McIvor

Folk Roots Radio on May 3 2014 (Episode 148) featured our mystery theme, lots of new music and a fabulous studio appearance by Drew McIvor.

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Craig Cardiff

Craig Cardiff will be in Cambridge on Friday May 23 2014 for a show at the Galt Club (2nd floor above Cafe 13), 13 Main St, Galt, Cambridge. Tickets are $15 online from www.craigcardiff.com or $20 at the door. The support act will be The Vaudevillian. Show starts at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.). Promises to be a great night.

Riverfest 2014

Riverfest Elora turns six this year and to celebrate it’s turning into a two day festival with a great line up! This year, the 2014 festival takes place on Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23 in Elora’s Bissell Park.

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