(a non-profit organization promoting traditional & roots folk music in association with The Home County Folk League) 

2017 - 2018 Concert Season

Our 24th Season at Chaucer's
Map to Chaucer's (click here)


NEXT CONCERT

David Bradstreet & Paul Mills

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Sunday, April 22, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's, 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

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Advance tickets are available at
Centennial Hall Box Office, Long & McQuade North
(725 Fanshawe Park W.),

The Village Idiot (Wortley Village), and Chaucer's/Marienbad Restaurant (122 Carling St).

David Bradstreet - a working musician for over thirty-five years. Widely known for his work as a composer, songwriter and vocalist - fourteen albums bearing his name - a high profile JUNO Award early in his career - subsequent JUNO nominations and music credits including film and television soundtracks and scoring, talent discovery, and record production for a variety of artists set him apart as one of the great contributors to Canada's musical fabric. For years that long road was the description of David's life. Making the journey from England to Canada as a child with his parents, working the college circuit in the U.S. from 1968 on as a solo performer and achieving rising star status in Canada on the folk club trail in the early '70s. Hooking up with Lazarus and hanging with the superstars of American folk and rock - having one of his songs (Renaissance) become a standard through a hit version by Valdy - and then his career as a recording artist, which led to the JUNO for Best New Male Vocalist 1977. That late '70s phase of David's career, which included two high profile albums on A&M, (David Bradstreet and Dreaming in Colour) was one of major tours and high-profile appearances. When Bradstreet opted to go the independent route he discovered both the advantages and the disadvantages of maintaining a profile outside the major labels. He recorded another solo album (Black & White) in 1981, but then developed a completely new phase of his career. He became a record producer, releasing the first album by a then unknown Jane Siberry on his own Street Records label in 1981, and another by his former Lazarus partner Billie Hughes the same year. Hughes, along with Carl Keesee from that band continued to cross paths with David, including co-production on the excellent tribute album to Canadian singer/songwriters, Horton Bates & Best during the '80s as well.

Paul Mills recently received the Order of Canada for his many years of work as a producer and a performer. Paul has been part of the Canadian folk music scene and recording industry for over forty years.  He has produced close to 200 albums working with artists such as the late Stan Rogers (he produced all but one of Rogers’ albums), Sharon, Lois and Bram, Ron Hynes and John Allan Cameron.  He is a founding partner of the Borealis Recording Company.   He owns and operates his own production company and recording studio called The Millstream right here in London. Albums produced or engineered by Paul have earned four gold records (sales over 50,000), two platinum records (sales over 100,000), 6 JUNO nominations and 2 JUNO wins, and 5 East Coast Music Awards.  Paul is currently chair of the board for the Home County Music & Art Festival.

For Information call 519-319-5847 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com


UPCOMING CONCERTS

Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

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Thursday, May 3, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's (upstairs), 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

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Advance tickets are available at
Centennial Hall Box Office, Long & McQuade North
(725 Fanshawe Park W.),

The Village Idiot (Wortley Village), and Chaucer's/Marienbad Restaurant (122 Carling St).

Máire Ní Chathasaigh (pronounced Moira Nee Ha-ha-sig) is "the doyenne of Irish harp players" (The Scotsman) and one of Ireland’s most important and influential traditional musicians, described by the late Derek Bell as “the most interesting and original player of the Irish harp today." Her duo partner is Chris Newman described as “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists" (fROOTS).  Watch Maire & Chris in concert – CLICK HERE

Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Irish harp) & Chris Newman (acoustic guitar) have performed at most of the major folk and Celtic festivals in Europe, the USA and Australasia; at countless arts festivals; and have given almost two thousand concerts in venues large and small. Their performances - described by The Irish Times as “music of fire and brilliance from the high-wire act in traditional music" - are rooted but eclectic, emotional but adventurous: a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit. As one reviewer put it, "Fine work by this celebrated duo: Newman led us on death-defying sprints while Máire confirmed her status as one of the world's greatest harpists."

For Information call 519-319-5847 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com


Cassie & Maggie MacDonald

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Sunday, May 27, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's, 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

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Advance tickets are available at
Centennial Hall Box Office, Long & McQuade North
(725 Fanshawe Park W.),

The Village Idiot (Wortley Village), and Chaucer's/Marienbad Restaurant (122 Carling St).

Nova Scotian sisters Cassie and Maggie have been lighting up the world with their unique blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic instrumentals and vocals. Appearing on stages across North America, the UK, and Europe the sisters have enchanted audiences far and wide with lively fiddle, piano and guitar arrangements, stunning sibling vocal harmonies in both English and Gaelic, all complemented by their intricate and percussive stepdancing style. 

Watch Cassie & Maggie perform “Hangman” from their latest album – CLICK HERE.

2016 Live Ireland Radio’s “Vocalists of the Year” and “New Group of the Year”, Chicago Irish-American Newspaper’s “Emerging Artist Recording of the Year” winners, Galaxie Radio Rising Stars, Independent Music Award "World Song of the Year" nominees, multiple Canadian Folk Music Award, East Coast Music Award and Music Nova Scotia Award nominees, Nova Scotian sisters Cassie & Maggie "are among the top musical acts in demand on the Irish/American/Canadian scene"- Irish Music Magazine

"Be it their foot percussion accompanying driving Nova Scotian sets, their perfect blend of sibling harmonies, added to a stunning interplay on various instruments, a musical evening spent with Cassie and Maggie is a great night, altogether." -Irish Music Magazine. Their new album, The Willow Collection "showcases not only their musical ability, but the depth and variety of their musicianship" (IMM). Cassie and Maggie are “an unbelievably gifted duo... the train is just gathering steam and leaving the station on these new stars. It is going to be a glorious journey, and it is already well-begun." –Live Ireland Radio- Dublin, IR

For Information call 519-319-5847 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com


All concerts at begin at 7:30 pm and most are held at Chaucer's, 122 Carling Street, London, ON
(unless otherwise indicated)

Please note: The Village Idiot accepts CASH ONLY

For more information call 519-319-5847 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com

Special Advance $80 Multi-Ticket Available only at the Concerts = 5 Concerts for the Price of 4
(pay for 4 concerts and get the 5th one free)

We continue to be a completely volunteer run organization. We thank you for your support of live music and look forward to seeing you at the concerts. – Ian Davies, Artistic Director.

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HERE IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR IN THE 2017-18 SEASON

Sept. 10 – Friends of Fiddler’s Green

Sept. 24 – Rosie Hood & Ollie King

Oct. 1 – NESSA

Oct. 15 - Alan Reid & Rob van Sante

Nov. 4 – John Wort Hannam & Scott Duncan

Nov. 26 – Jenny Whiteley with Sam Allison & Kristine Schmidt

Dec. 10 – Kitty Donohoe

We collected 92 lbs of food plus $66 for the London Food Bank

Jan. 20 – New Cumberland

Feb. 11 – Paul Langille & Paul Sims – “Blue Valentines”

Feb. 25 - Reynolds, Robinson & Lodge

with special guest, Cheryl Prashker of RUNA

March 4 – Pierre Schryer & Martin Nolan

March 11 - Joe Jencks & Si Kahn

March 25 – Matthew Byrne

Sat. April 14 – RISE UP SINGING with Annie Patterson & Peter Blood


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