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

2015 - 2016 Concert Season


Our 22nd Season at Chaucer's
Map to Chaucer's (click here)
(artists and dates may be subject to change)


 

NEXT CONCERT

Direct from Sweden

ODE

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Sunday, February 7, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's Pub, 122 Carling St., London

$15 Advance / $18 Door

 

To order tickets online, click the button

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Advance tickets can be purchased 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)

 

ODE is a new band consisting of three glimmering stars in the Swedish folk music sky: Olle Linder (percussion, guitar, vocals), Dan Svensson (percussion, vocals, guitar) and Emilia Amper (nyckelharpa and vocals). Their chemistry as persons and musicians is extraordinary and their captivating songs, contagious groove and charming stage presence makes audiences smile, cry and dance. Their repertoire is built solely on their own newly composed material, and their texts are inspired by things that concern here and now. The setting and sound is full of rhythmical influences from Sweden, West Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, from traditional music, contemporary folk and pop.

 

Check the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=3&v=MMS8IsauZ6Y

 

For Information call 519-473-2099 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com

 


UPCOMING CONCERTS IN 2016 

 

FRASER & GIRARD

Allan Fraser & Marianne Girard

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Sunday, February 28, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's Pub, 122 Carling St., London

$15 Advance / $18 Door

 

To order tickets online, click the button

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Advance tickets can be purchased 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)

 

Musicians Allan Fraser and Marianne Girard crossed paths for more than thirty years. One evening in August 2013, over tea, they met again under a Japanese maple tree on College Street in Toronto and the two well established and highly regarded Canadian songwriters joined heads, hearts and their two lifetimes of music.

Fraser & Girard show all the magic that can occur when two gifted singer-songwriters join forces. Both have great songs. Both have everything it takes to completely satisfy an audience on their own. Together they offer an abundance of riches. And while each of them complements the other’s songs in ways that reflect their own strong musical identity, both are focused only on the song at hand. The resulting musical chemistry unfolds in spontaneous and unpredictable ways, creating one moment after another of unexpected grace and joy. You can listen to music from their new CD "Fraser & Girard" at http://www.fraserandgirard.com/music

 

Check the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcOHhxJEhsM

 

For Information call 519-473-2099 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com

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NEW DATE - Sunday, March 20, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's Pub, 122 Carling St., London

$15 Advance / $18 Door

 

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North Atlantic Drift is an exciting new Celtic band of instrumental wizards with influences, spanning music traditions from Ireland, Scotland and the east coast of Canada. The group is made up of Cape Breton fiddler (gone Irish) Dan MacDonald, Highland-to-Uilleann bagpipe convert Ross Griffiths and string guru Brian Taheny from the Irish music mecca of Sligo, Ireland. Together they are an entire Celtic orchestra in a trio. In one sitting you’ll hear Cape Breton fiddle, Sligo fiddle, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, Irish Uilleann pipes, Scottish Highland and Border pipes, whistles and bodhran. Along with this impressive display of multi-instrumental talent is the striking blend of the separate traditions at work from players with deep roots in those traditions. A powerful Celtic current, North Atlantic Drift traces the waves of Irish and Scottish sounds as it reaches the North American Coastline. The group's second CD has just been released.

 

For Information call 519-473-2099 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com

 

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CANAL STREET STRING BAND

Sunday, April 24, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's Pub, 122 Carling St., London

$15 Advance / $18 Door

 

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With three voices, fifty-five strings and a pair of cow bones, The Canal Street String Band puts a brand-new shine on some seriously fun old American music. Fiddle tunes....sea shanties ....cowboy songs....canal ditties....mountain music....western swing...and originals too, with banjo, fiddle, twin mandolins, string bass, dobro, guitar, octave mandolin, assorted "pocket" instruments, and three-part harmonies. Stellar musicianship combines with an undeniable sense of adventure and plenty of hokum to produce an irresistibly good time.

Phil Banaszak plays fiddle, mandolin and guitar, and sings. A New York State fiddle champion and member of the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame, Phil has the lowest-pitched singing voice ever, and a world-class mustache to boot. Dave Ruch, a full-time usician/performer/music researcher/teaching artist, sings and plays mandolin, guitar, banjo, octave mandolin, bones, spoons, jaw harp and probably some other things too.  Jim Whitford, a Buffalo Music Hall of Famer and sideman to the stars (Peter Case, Tarbox Ramblers, Gurf Morlix, Linda McRae), rocks the string bass as well as playing dobro and guitar and singing out with all he's got. His dogs have names like Hazel and Merle.

“Loved the songs and the performance was outstanding!" - WELLSVILLE CREATIVE ARTS CENTER, WELLSVILLE NY

“Two standing ovations and encores. In one word, 'Amazing!'" - GOLDEN LINK FOLK SOCIETY, ROCHESTER NY

“Three of the area’s best stringed-instrument players…about as folksy fun as it gets" - ARTVOICE, BUFFALO NY

For Information call 519-473-2099 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com

 

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From Nova Scotia

CASSIE & MAGGIE MacDONALD

Sunday, May 29, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's Pub, 122 Carling St., London

$15 Advance / $18 Door

 

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Born to a family with a rich musical heritage and raised in Nova Scotia, a province steeped in musical culture and traditions, Cassie & Maggie have used their unique up bringing as a springboard for their own brand of Celtic Roots music. Equally at home playing tunes passed down through generations of musicians, as seamlessly weaving themes from the Moonlight Sonata into sets of sure fire reels, Cassie and Maggie are turning heads wherever they go.

 

And the music community has taken note; 2015 Live Ireland Radio “NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR". 2015 “Emerging Artist Album of the Year" winners from the Chicago Irish-American News, “WORLD SONG OF THE YEAR" nominees at the Independent Music Awards, Galaxie Radio Rising Star award winners, Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for “Young Performers of the Year", two time East Coast Music Award nominees for Traditional Album and Trad/Roots group album and double Music Nova Scotia Award nominees for New Artist and Roots Album of the year, their accolades and awards speak of a young duo that will surely continue to do great things.

 

For Information call 519-473-2099 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 N6A 1H6
(unless otherwise indicated)

Please note: The Village Idiot accepts CASH ONLY

For more information call 519-473-2099 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com

Special Advance $60 Multi-Ticket Available only at the Concerts $60 = 5 Concerts for the Price of 4
(applies to regular priced concerts only)


Concerts that have happened in our 2015-16 Season ... so far!

Sun. Sept. 13 - Friends of Fiddler's Green

Sun. Sept. 27 - The Moulettes

Sun. Oct. 4 - NUA

 

Sun. Nov. 15 - Lou & Peter Berryman

 

Sun. Nov. 22 - Dan McKinnon

 

Sun. Dec. 13 - Finvarra's Wren

We collected $72.10 and 132 lbs of food for the London Food Bank Drive

Thanks to all for your generosity!

 

Sun. Jan. 17 – Gathering Sparks (Eve Goldberg & Jane Lewis)

 

Thurs. Jan. 21 – Ten Strings & A Goat Skin

 


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