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.
Matt Anderson plays Massey Hall with David Myles on March 1 2014. Matt’s latest release, “Weightless”, was recorded in Halifax with Grammy-winning producer Steve Berlin. The album features co-writes with Joel Plaskett, David Myles, Dave Gunning, Tom Wilson and Keith Mullins.
For more on Matt Anderson visit www.stubbyfingers.ca.
Folk Roots Radio on February 15 on CFRU 93.3fm (Episode 137)
Mystery Theme: “Surviving Winter”
Every so often, an album crosses your desk that makes you sit up and take notice. Megan Bonnell’s new album “Hunt and Chase” definitely fits into that category. This is an acoustic version of “We
Are Strangers Now”. Enjoy. For more information on Megan Bonnell, visit meganbonnell.ca
The O’Schraves will be in town for a show on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at St David and St Patrick Church, 520 Speedvale Avenue, Guelph. Tickets: $15 ($20 @ The Door). Call Judy at (519) 763 2494 or email [email protected].
New Country Rehab are in town on Thursday February 13 2014 for a show with Joys Kill Sorrow at Van Gogh’s. Their most recent album is 2013’s fabulous Ghost of Your Charms. They are a great live band. Check them out if you’ve not seen them. We have an interview with the band in the works. Stay tuned.
For more information on the band, visit newcountryrehab.com.
The Season Singers, a theatrical choir for children, present their new musical “Home Is Where Your Honey Is” on Sunday, February 23 2014, at the Guelph Little Theatre. The Guelph Youth Dance Apprentice Company will also be featured during the performance.
Every Saturday morning we kick off the show with our mystery-themed first set – five or six songs with something in common, we just don’t tell you what it is until after the fact. It maybe the titles, topic, lyrics or possibly a combination of all three. Put on your thinking cap and try and work out what they have in common.
One of the best things about doing Folk Roots Radio is inviting musicians into the studio to play live and/or chat. Join us for a live session or in depth conversation as we go ‘Overtime’ on Folk Roots Radio every Saturday from 10-11 a.m. on CFRU 93.3fm.
If you are interested, get in touch. We’d love to have you join us!
These guys are amazing. Check them out in concert if you ever get the chance.
Hillside Inside, a smaller more intimate version of the summer Hillside Festival runs from February 5-7 2014 in a variety of downtown Guelph spaces. Featuring contemporary Aboriginal music, dance, indie rock, folk and Afro-Columbian music, all wrapped up in a full weekend of free activities, from street side musical performances to Hillside hockey and hip-hop lessons, and all in downtown Guelph, there is something for everyone. Check out the full Hillside Inside schedule HERE Read More
Ross McKitrick and Rick Avery from Guelph-based celtic band The Wild Oats joined us in the studio on December 7 2013 to play a few songs from their latest CD, “Dog-eared Hymnal Vol 1” and play a few songs. Dog Eared Hymnal Vol 1 features 29 hymns and folks tunes arranged into medleys of jigs, reels, waltzes and airs. The CD celebrates the musical connection between the English hymnal and the traditional Celtic repertoire. Beloved hymn tunes handed down for generations come alive in their alter ego as reels, jigs, waltzes and airs. The Wild Oats are Ross McKitrick (small pipes, pennywhistle and bodhran), Rick Avery (guitar), Jonathan Avery (fiddle), Nicole Ensing (piano), Tom Van Milligen (bass) and Daniel Warren (trumpet). Proceeds from the release of Dog-eared Hymnal will help support the work of World Vision Canada.
Katherine Wheatley, Tannis Slimmon and Jude Vadala get together once a year for Folkway Music’s Annual Christmas Concert. “Songs for the Snowy Season” features songs – old and new, all written with the winter season in mind; it is a wonderful Guelph holiday tradition and shouldn’t be missed.