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

2018 - 2019 Concert Season

Our 25th Season at Chaucer's
Map to Chaucer's (click here)


OUR NEXT CONCERT

Boreal

L to R: Jude Vadala, Tannis Slimmon, Katherine Wheatley

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plus our annual ‘Tacky Gift Exchange’

(bring a wrapped inexpensive present that you would like to re-gift)

Also, please support the LONDON FOOD BANK by bringing a non-perishable food item.

Sunday, December 2, 7:30 pm

Chaucer's, 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

To order tickets online, click the button

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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).

Reserved seating available to those who have a pre-concert meal at The Marienbad

Boreal are Tannis Slimmon, Katherine Wheatley, and Jude Vadala. Each December they team up to present a very special concert of Christmas and other seasonal music titled "Songs for the Snowy Season." These three Guelph songstresses have dug up old and new songs written about the snowy season. Their ability to pick a great song, their love of beautiful lyrics, melodies and harmonies, their combined songwriting skills, their tour de force voices and the joy they feel singing with each other all make for an unforgettable event. Join them in welcoming winter.

Boreal's show has become a Christmas tradition for many audience members. It started in Jude's kitchen. Katherine, Tannis and Jude, all with music careers of their own, decided to join forces and do a show of winter songs. The rehearsal space was Jude's kitchen table. After a few weeks of meticulously working out harmonies, singing a cappella on some songs and adding guitar on others, Boreal did its first show. That was over eleven years ago.

Individual Bios:
Katherine Wheatley plays over 100 shows a year. In addition to touring as a solo singer-songwriter, she is a member of "Betty and The Bobs" and plays guitar in Wendell Ferguson's band. She writes and records songs with kids through her Youthsongs program and has produced 20 CDs with schools across North America. This geologist-turned-musician has been singer/zodiac driver on board Gadventure's ship, The MS Expedition as it plies the seas of Antarctica and the Norwegian Arctic. Landscape and character inform her songs. "She turns pebbles of everyday life into dreamy mountains of song." - (Toronto Star)

Tannis Slimmon delivers performances that are uplifting, engaging, participatory, and reflective. As Canadian Folk Music Awards' 2008 Contemporary Vocalist of the Year, Tannis brings over 30 years of performance experience to the stage with memorable songs from her three critically acclaimed albums, Oak Lake, Lucky Blue and In and Out of Harmony. She has appeared on over 80 albums, including those by Willie P. Bennett, Valdy, David Francey and The Rheostatics, and has been a guest artist with several choirs including Kingston's Open Voices Community Choir and the Guelph Chamber Choir. Recognized as one of the best Roots Music singers in the country, she is "a breathtaking vocalist with a bright and angelic disposition." (Exclaim!? magazine)

Jude Vadala has been a tenacious member of the Guelph music scene for the past 30 years. Her musical adventures have taken her across Canada and the U.S. with the critically acclaimed group The Bird Sisters where she honed her skills as a songwriter and recording artist. She has produced four albums (Flo, Different Stories, She and She and She and Angel Songs) and has worked on 50 musical projects with artists such as James Gordon, Lynn Miles and Suzie Vinnick. Jude released her fifth album "Do You Ever" in 2010.

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


UPCOMING IN 2019

The Marigolds

(L to R – Gwen Swick, Suzie Vinnick, Caitlin Hanford)

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Sunday, January 20, 7:30 pm

Chaucer's, 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

To order tickets online, click the button

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Advance tickets are NOW 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).

Reserved seating available to those who have a pre-concert meal at The Marienbad

Charismatic! Gwen Swick, Suzie Vinnick and Caitlin Hanford, three of Canada's top singer/songwriters, have combined their talents to form The Marigolds. Accompanied by drummer Randall Coryell, the Marigolds are part bluesy, part jazzy, and part traditional country and bluegrass, specializing in angelic harmonies and gutsy playing. Delivering with skill and grace, the Marigolds are a roots-music supergroup in full bloom. In 2010 the Marigolds were nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. The Marigolds have performed at concerts and major festivals across Canada, including Mariposa, Home County, Blue Skies, Folk Harbour (Lunenberg, Nova Scotia), Northern Lights Festival Boreal (Sudbury), Folk on the Rocks (Yellowknife), and the Vancouver Island Music Festival.

"Each one of these women has loads of charisma, talent, versatility... a very powerful performance, indeed." - Don Osburn, Artistic Director, Deep Roots Festival, Nova Scotia

The Marigolds pack a diverse repertoire with a winning delivery. Each Marigold brings a unique gift to the musical table and, as a group, they run with it. They have fun on stage, and it shows. They each have a genuine affection for the timeless and classic genres of traditional country and bluegrass, Appalachian ballads and the blues. They celebrate this rich history on their second Juno-nominated CD, That's the State I'm In. The fourteen original songs are an inspired journey through lost love, found love, redemption and optimism. All members of the Marigolds also enjoy solo careers. As well, Suzie performs with Rick Fines and Betty and the Bobs, and Gwen and Caitlin perform with Quartette alongside Sylvia Tyson and Cindy Church.

"Such beauty and pure brilliance doesn't come along often... five out of five stars." - Maverick Magazine, UK roots magazine

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


UPCOMING IN 2019 – Tickets will go on Sale Soon

Sat. February 9, 7:30 pm – Paul Langille & Paul Sims - “Blue Valentines 2”

Presented by Acoustic Muse Concerts in cooperation with the Cuckoo’s Nest

Sun. February 10, 7:30 pm – Teilhard Frost (of Sheesham, Lotus & Son)

with an opening set by Amanda Lynn Stubley & Martin Horak

Sun. March 3 – Rosie Hood (from England)

Sun. March 24 – Mark Rust (from USA)

Sat. March 30 – New Cumberland

Sun. April 14 – Joe Crookston (from USA)

Fri. April 26 – Benjamin Dakota Rogers

Sun. May 5 – Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage (from England)

Sun.  May 26 – Matthew Byrne

Co-presented by the Home County Folk League

END OF 2018-19 SEASON


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.


 

Here is what has happened so far in our 2018-19 Season

Sun. Sept. 9 - Friends of Fiddler’s Green- SOLD OUT!!

Mon. Oct. 1 - North Sea Gas

Mon. Oct. 15 - The Young’uns - SOLD OUT!!

(Part of the TD Sunfest World Music & Jazz Series 2018-19 presented in cooperation with the Cuckoo’s Nest)

Sun. Nov. 11 - Sandplains Pickers- SOLD OUT!!

Fri. Nov. 16 - Kolonien

(Part of the TD Sunfest World Music & Jazz Series 2018-19 presented in cooperation with the Cuckoo’s Nest)

Sun. Nov. 25 - Naming the Twins with Tom Leighton

Cuckoo's Nest History

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2017/2018 Season

 

Acoustic Muse Concerts

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