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.
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].