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

2014 - 2015 Concert Season


Our 21st Season at Chaucer's
Map to Chaucer's (click here)
(artists and dates may be subject to change)


Next Concert

Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee for “Traditional Singer of the Year”

LIZZY HOYT

with Ivan Rosenburg (dobro)

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She has the voice of an angel and weaves stories through melodies rooted in

Celtic and folk traditions accompanying herself on fiddle, harp, mandolin, and guitar.

 

Saturday, March 28, 7:30 pm

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

$15 Advance / $18 Door

 

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Lizzy Hoyt is an award-winning Canadian vocalist and songwriter who also happens rank among the top Celtic instrumentalists in the country. Lizzy’s music has been recognized on both the national and international level. She won “Best Female Artist” at the 8th International Acoustic Music Awards (a contest that saw over 11,000 applicants), was a Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee for “Traditional Singer of the Year” and has been named a finalist in both the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the USA Songwriting Competition. In addition to these, Lizzy was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding contribution to commemorating Canadian veterans and history through music.

 

Lizzy delivers music and stories with soaring melodies rooted in Celtic and folk traditions, and sings like an angel. Lizzy’s fourth album New Lady on the Prairie (produced by John Reischman and Lizzy Hoyt; was released Oct. 1st, 2014) demonstrates a mature and refined ‘transatlantic’ sound that blends influences from Celtic, bluegrass and folk traditions. This is her first concert in London, Ontario. Please come!

 

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)

Call 519-473-2099 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com


 

Upcoming Concerts

 

Irish America Singer/Songwriter

KITTY DONOHOE

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Sunday, April 26, 7:30 pm

Chaucer's, 122 Carling St., London

$15 Advance / $18 Door

 

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Ann Arbor based songwriter and Michigan Emmy recipient Kitty Donohoe is not just an Irish/Celtic singer, although she clearly draws from that part of her heritage, as well as her American roots, as an artist. Iconic WFMT-Chicago folk DJ Rich Warren calls Kitty “far above and beyond most singersongwriters.” She writes music that has been called “earthy, luminous and compelling” (The Weekender) and she’s been praised in the press equally for her voice, her musicality, and her songwriting. Sing Out!, one of the oldest and most respected folk music magazines in the industry, says that Kitty is one of the rare singer-songwriters to sensuously weave words and melody into a strong and mesmerizing fabric.”

 

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)

Call 519-473-2099 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com


 

SCANTILY PLAID

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Sunday, May 31, 7:30 pm

Chaucer's, 122 Carling St., London

$15 Advance / $18 Door

 

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Scantily Plaid is a remarkable fusion of Celtic and roots music - traditional and original, old and new - a hundred years of musical experience, played now, with joy, with respect, and from the heart. The Celtic harp with the pure, beautiful vocals of Ruth Sutherland, the robust vocals, and myriad of other instruments (drums, guitar, harmonica, djembe, banjo and sitar) played to perfection by Doug Feaver, the authentic, inspiring piping styles of Alan Eaton and the Celtic fiddle of Stephan Fuller all add to create this varied and magical music. Scantily Plaid has been playing festivals, highland games, Celtic festivals, concerts and clubs for 15 years, with their travels taking them across Canada, the US, and to Britain, France, and Uruguay.

 

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)

Call 519-473-2099 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com


 

Direct from England

THE DOVETAIL TRIO

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Sunday, June 21, 7:30 pm

Chaucer's, 122 Carling St., London

$15 Advance / $18 Door

 

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Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, Fred Jordan Memorial Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.  Barnsley's Jamie Roberts is renowned for his narrative singing and driving guitar rhythms. In 2007 he joined folk quartet Kerfuffle with Hannah James and Sam Sweeney, and in 2013 was a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee with duo Gilmore & Roberts. Rosie Hood's pure voice and engaging performances are garnering widespread acclaim. With a keen eye on the history of the songs she sings, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, she has performed at a number of the country's leading festivals and folk clubs, and opened for the Cecil Sharp Project. Multi-instrumentalist Matt Quinn has been playing the melodeon, mandolin and fiddle, and singing his way around the English folk scene for the last seven years in various bands including Dogan & the Boombox Karavan, The Mighty Quinns and the Eliza Carthy Ceilidh Band.

 

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)

 

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: Only Centennial Hall and on-line ticketing accept Credit Cards .... all other outlets are 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 2014-15 Season ... so far!

Sunday, September 7 - Friends of Fiddler's Green

Sunday, October 5 - John Gorka

Sunday, November 16 - Kettle's On

Sunday, November 30 - Joe Crookston (with Cheryl Prashker of Runa on percussion)

Sunday, December 14 - Boreal (Jude Vadala, Tannis Slimmon, Katherine Wheatley)

As a result of the generosity of patrons attending our Christmas concert, we donated 135.5 pounds of food and $65.10 to the London Food Bank. THANK YOU!

 

Sunday, January 18 - EH?! (Anne Lederman, James Stephens, and Joe Phillips)

 

Sunday, February 15 - Allison Lupton Band (Ian Bell, Allison Lupton, Denis Rondeau, Andrew Collins, Shane Cook)

 

Sunday, March 15 - ALAN REID & ROB VAN SANTE (ex-members of Scotland's legendary Battlefield Band)

 

 


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