(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)


NEXT CONCERT

The Marigolds

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

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Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Chaucer's, 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

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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 CONCERTS

Paul Langille

with Paul Sims

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Sat. February 9, 7:30 pm

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

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

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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

Paul Langille & Paul Sims present "Blue Valentines 2 - Now, It's Personal." This follows last year's sell out of the first "Blue Valentines" concert. More songs about love and its trials and tribulations.

Over the years, Paul Langille has won numerous accolades and awards, including the prestigious AMPAC (Advertising Music Producers Association of Canada) award for 1986 and was nominated for the COCA (Canadian Organization of Campus Activities)Top Contemporary Artist of the Year award, 1988. In recent years, Paul has been nominated 8 times in the Singer/Songwriter and the Blues category at the Jack Richardson London Music Awards (now known as the Forest City London Music Awards). He was also nominated 11 times for the London Music Awards in various categories. In 2008, Paul won the Jack Richardson Award for best Contemporary Singer/Songwriter. Paul's recording "Pine & Locke" pays homage to his hometown of Hamilton, ON. His latest recording is "Live at the Princess Avenue Playhouse" and is available from www.paullangille.com

These days a musician and artist must utilize all the voices available to him. Paul has many voices, all emanating from the heart and soul. Here are some of Paul’s strongest assets … An emotionally charged voice – A proven history as a guitar-smith with powerful and experienced song writing skills – A man with an honest passion for his music.

This is concert is presented by Acoustic Muse in cooperation with the Cuckoo’s Nest

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


Teilhard Frost

(aka Sheesham Crow of Sheesham, Lotus & Son)

with an opening set by Amanda Lynn Stubley & Martin Horak (of Heartaches String Band)

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Sun. February 10, 7:30 pm

Chaucer's, 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

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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

Teilhard Frost is best known as 'Sheesham Crow' of the old-time trio Sheesham, Lotus and Son. Teilhard co-founded the band Flapjack in 1997, playing washboard, bones, and harmonica. Flapjack played mainly Canadian fiddle tune repertoire. During this time, he and bandmate Sam Allison became fast friends, playing the old-time music of Appalachia and the Mississippi Valley. Then, he and Allison formed their internationally successful group Sheesham, Lotus, and Son with Brian Sanderson on Sousaphone. Together, they have released seven albums as Sheesham, Lotus and Son, the Kings of Old Time!

Teilhard’s latest solo recording, "As the Crow Flies", is a collection of traditional music found in the Appalachian highlands. The songs have strong ties to the British Isles while the fiddle tunes draw on ancient Scandinavian and northern Scottish modal settings and tunings, conjuring a feeling of mystery and drama.

A multi-instrumentalist and instrument maker, he specializes in traditional Appalachian old-time music. He was raised on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, spending time with the elder fiddlers in the area. At the age of three he was given a jaw harp and harmonica by his father, and his mother gave him a fiddle and a record of Kentucky fiddle tunes. He felt a responsibility to take his Great-Grandfathers fiddle out of the closet and get re-acquainted with the old tunes. He has continued to play them all ever since. With music as his ambassador, Teilhard has toured throughout North America and Europe for over twenty years. His music has taken him as far away as Africa, India and Mongolia, studying and teaching. He lives on Wolfe Island in the St Lawrence River with his partner and their two daughters.

For this concert there will be an opening set by the husband & wife duo Amanda Lynn Stubley & Martin Horak (members of the Heartaches String Band).  Amanda Lynn and Martin will yodel their way into your heart with their twang-filled acoustic sound. Built around close-harmonies and songs with stories, this husband-and-wife duo explores lost treasures of Canadiana, traditional and original stringband music. You'd be crying in your beer, if your toes weren't tapping!

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


Direct from England

Rosie Hood

with multi-instrumentalist Tom A. Wright

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Sun. March 3, 7:30 pm

Chaucer's, 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

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Advance tickets are available SOON 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

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated Rosie Hood is a folk singer/songwriter from England known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances. Immersed in traditional music most of her life Rosie released her critically acclaimed debut album “The Beautiful & The Actual” in 2017. Rosie’s evocative vocals will be accompanied by the sensitive guitar and banjo of multi-instrumentalist and producer Tom A. Wright. Tom has performed and recorded with the likes of Eliza Carthy and Nancy Kerr, as well as being a member of the most recent line-up of folk-rock legends The Albion Band. Rosie and Tom will be performing traditional and new folk songs from Rosie’s debut album as well as other new work, arranged specially for this tour.

A folk singer/songwriter from Wiltshire, Rosie Hood is known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances. A BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having learnt folk songs from an early age, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. June 2017 saw Rosie Hood release her first full-length solo album The Beautiful & The Actual, a collection of old and new folk songs, described by The Guardian as “rural ballads and poetic class” ****.

Here are a couple of recent videos of Rosie Hood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_8Z_7UoJGo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=debs9Ak3sqA

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


This concert is part of the TD Sunfest World Music & Jazz Series 2018-19

(presented in cooperation with the Cuckoo’s Nest)

ROSIE & THE RIVETERS

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Wed. March 20, 7:30 pm

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

$25 Advance / $30 Door

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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

Rosie & the Riveters never planned to get political. But opening a newspaper or watching the news these days made it impossible to see the status of women around the world and stay silent. The result is Ms. Behave – a collection of gritty, sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world.

The band’s 2018 sophomore record, Ms. Behave, remained in the Top 10 US folk music charts for 17 weeks, peaked at #3 on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20, and was featured in publications such as Parade Magazine, Pop Matters, No Depression and Rolling Stone Country. With songs addressing sexual assault, the gender pay gap, and the policing of women’s behaviour, it’s clear why Billboard Magazine called them, “powerful and daring.”

“Rosie & the Riveters never fail to give their audience an astounding show. The songs are great, the harmonies tight, and the performance has so much humor, edge and honesty that each audience member feels that the show was made just for them. One of my favorite new acts to play the club in the past several years!” – Matt Smith, Club Passim Cambridge, MA

“Rosie and The Riveters are a trio of incredibly empowering women. Their show is bold, unapologetic, nuanced, powerful, and sensitive, and their banter is witty, relevant, and undeniably engaging. They deliver a great show with an important message.” — Gillian Moranz, Wise Hall Vancouver, BC

For Information call 519-319-5847 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com or info@sunfest.on.ca


Mark Rust

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Sun. March 24, 7:30 pm

Chaucer's, 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

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Advance tickets are available SOON 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

In the 1970s Mark was a regular performer at Change of Pace Coffee House and on June 5, 2015 took part in the Smales Pace/Change of Pace Reunion concert at Aeolian Hall. Here is a vintage video recording of Mark singing his song “My Family” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFjialkWFRs

Mark Rust comes from a musical family. His grandmother immigrated to America in the 1920's, and later opened a nightclub called "Swiss Trudy's." Everyone in the family performed in the musical acts. As Mark grew, he joined the family's entertainment. He was the youngest member of the traveling Rust Family. They traveled and performed widely at concerts and festivals.

Mark Rust’s music and stage presence reflect the harmonies of nature, and the simplicity and beauty of life as he has known it growing up in the Catskill Mountains. Mark has become a versatile performer on a variety of instruments. He possesses solid proficiency on guitar, piano, banjo, fiddle, mountain dulcimer, and hammered dulcimer. A prolific songwriter of nearly 200 songs, he has been called "one of the Northeast's great undiscovered songwriters" by OP Magazine, a periodical devoted to independent music.

As a solo act, Mark has performed across the country, in Canada, and in Japan. Mark has released several recordings. They include "Songs of America" for Golden Books, "Home Fires" featuring Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) and Jay Ungar (PBS Civil War Series), "Legacy" with songs of family & growing up, and his most recent CD "Live at The Ithaca Festival." Mark gives over 100 performances a year at colleges, schools, festivals, and clubs. He has been honored with a nomination for a "Campus Entertainment Award" by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA).

Over his long career he has appeared in People Magazine in concert with Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul & Mary, and has been a featured guest on the Phil Donahue Show. Mark performed several shows in New York City to promote the release of the film "A Prairie Home Companion". He has been involved in many theatrical productions. He joined the National Touring Company of the Broadway hit "Pump Boys & Dinettes", starring in the lead role, and playing a variety of instruments. He has served as musical director of many musicals across the country. Mark was commissioned to compose original music & lyrics for a production of the ancient comedy "The Rope" by Plautus.

Mark lives near Woodstock NY with his wife Terry. They have two daughters Siena and Christina.

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


New Cumberland

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Sat. March 30, 7:30 pm

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

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

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Advance tickets are available SOON 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

Featuring inventive solo work, driving rhythms and three-part vocal harmonies, New Cumberland’s musical integrity and joy in playing together resonates in every performance. The resumes for the various individuals in New Cumberland include bluegrass stints with The Dixie Flyers, Rural Retreat and Cumberland Wail – as well as wide ranging experiences outside bluegrass in rock and folk music. New Cumberland’s members are Tom Burns (guitar/vocals), Blair Heddle (mandolin/dobro/guitar/vocals), Paul Hurdle (banjo/vocals), Tom Rutledge (bass), along with special guest Darrin Schott (fiddle/mandolin). Here are a couple of live videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYFvN3KSVSg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hmO_b1rDYE

“The boys in New Cumberland never fail to deliver an entertaining mix of classic bluegrass songs along with lots of great material pulled from other traditions – old and new. Solid lead vocals, sweet harmony singing, and some of the finest instrumental playing you’ll hear anywhere. It’s always a great show.” - Ian Bell, The Crooked Stovepipe, Villa Nova

Proficient in the straight-ahead driving bluegrass of Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin, New Cumberland also stretches the genre in directions taken by The Seldom Scene, John Hartford and Jerry Garcia’s Old and in the Way. Songs from non- bluegrass artists such as the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Willie P. Bennett are also liable to appear on a New Cumberland set list.

The group’s leader Tom Burns says, “We have a current repertoire of over 100 songs and tunes. Audiences at our shows will get a chance to hear some traditional bluegrass, along with songs by a wide range of diverse songwriters ranging from Bill Monroe and John Hartford to Steve Earle. Jerry Garcia, Robbie Robertson and Neil Young. We also feature some original material as well. We’ll do what we always do, play with heart and energy in order to make the best possible music we can. Our music is driven by the live interaction of the musicians on stage. Everybody plays with what we call ‘big ears.’ We listen to each other in order to make the music come alive in the moment. We hope to see friends both old and new at this welcoming venue.”

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


COMING SOON

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 (from Newfoundland)

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

Sun. Dec. 2 - Boreal

(Jude Vadala, Tannis Slimmon, Katherine Wheatley)

Thanks for your support of London Food Bank – 121 lbs of food was donated and we raised $200 in cash

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