Guelph based Ondine Chorus are releasing their first EP, “Towards a Little Light”. The E.P. features two original compositions and three stunning arrangements of traditional tunes. The CD release party will take place at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre on Saturday March 29 2014 at 2:30 p.m. (Doors at 2:00 p.m.)
Fearing & White release their second album, Tea and Consequences on March 4 2014. The album, recorded at The Cottage in Guelph in January 2013, features Stephen Fearing and Andy White with Gary Craig on drums/percussion alongside special guests Guelph-based multi-instrumentalist Jeff Bird on harmonica and Lee Harvey Osmond’s Ray Farrugia (drums). Fearing and White are on tour in Western Canada during March and April, and will surely be coming through southern Ontario later in the year. Check out the tour dates online at www.fearingandwhite.com.
“Kev Morse – Smile”
Singer/Songwriter Kev Morse will be live in the studio with us on Folk Roots Radio on CFRU 93.3fm on March 15. Kev will be previewing songs from his second solo album “In The Blood”. You won’t want to miss it!
“Guelph Celtic Orchestra – Always Welcome”
The Guelph Celtic Orchestra will be celebrating the life of St. Patrick with a performance and ceilidh dance at the Royal Canadian Legion, 57 Watson Parkway South, Guelph on March 15 2014 at 7:00 pm.
Tickets: Adults $15 advance/$20 at the door; Children under 12 $10 advance /door
Advanced tickets available at Janus Books, 10 Paisley St., Guelph and through the Guelph Celtic Orchestra website, www.guelphceltic.ca.
Fiddler and guitar duo Fiona McCairley & Bob MacLean take over Van Gogh’s Ear, Guelph on Sunday March 16 from 2-4 p.m. This pay what you can show promises to be energetic and engaging, and lots of fun. Fiona McCairley is an award-winning fiddler and Director of the Guelph Celtic Orchestra. Bob MacLean is founder of the Waterloo-Wellington Guitar Summit. The afternoon will also feature step-dancing from the McCairley sisters.
The Great Wooden Trio’s Kev Morse will be releasing his second solo album, “In The Blood” in May . He’ll be playing a couple of ‘sneak peek’ pre-release shows locally over the coming weeks. On March 15 2014 Kev will be at The Ark Coffee House and March 21 at The Roxy in Acton. Kev will also be live in the studio with us on Folk Roots Radio on CFRU 93.3fm on March 15. You won’t want to miss it!
Traditional Quebec music is coming to Guelph in the shape of De Temps Antan. Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past since 2003. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, the three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music.
The show takes place at Royal Canadian Legion, 57 Watson Parkway South, Guelph on March 17 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and can be ordered online here.
For more on De Temps Antan, visit detempsantan.qc.ca.
Storyteller Dan Yashinsky will be in Guelph on Thursday March 6 2014 to launch his latest book “Swimming With Chaucer”. The launch takes place at The Bookshelf at 7:00 p.m. Storyteller Brad Woods from The Great Wooden Trio will join him to share a few tales.
For more information on Dan Yashinsky visit www.tellery.com/dan-yashinsky.
One of the best things about doing a radio show, is hearing about some exciting new music from unexpected quarters.
Ariana Gillis is in Guelph on March 1 2014 at 8:00 p.m. for a show at Silence, 46 Essex St in Guelph. If you’ve not seen her in concert you really need to check her out. She writes really strong songs and is an amazing live performer. Her latest album is Forget Me Not. We had a chance to talk to Ariana at Folk Music Ontario in October. We’re happy to share this interview again.
For more information on Ariana Gillis, visit www.arianagillis.com.