(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 

CANAL STREET STRING BAND

Sunday, April 24, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's Pub, 122 Carling St., London

$15 Advance / $18 Door

 

To order tickets online, click the button

 

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).

 

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. Check out the video – click here!

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 musician/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

 

 

SEASON FINALE CONCERT

 

SCALLYWAG

CD Release Concert

Sunday, May 15, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's Pub, 122 Carling St., London

$15 Advance / $18 Door

 

To order tickets online, click the button

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).

 

Bernie Gilmore, Bob Cunningham, Doug Long and Barry Nunn - combine for decades of experience on the London-region folk scene. All four are splendid multi-instrumentalists and singers who combine wonderful harmonies on original and traditional material touching on Celtic, traditional and contemporary folk favourites. They sing hearty pub songs with gusto and encourage any able bodied man or woman to get up and dance.

This concert celebrates the release of Scallywag's first CD "Sea Fever" and the album was produced by Paul MIlls at Mill Stream Studios right here in London. You can sample the album at this link http://scallywagmusic.ca/music.php

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

 

Sun. Feb. 7   ODE

 

Sun. Feb. 28 – Fraser & Girard

 

Sun. March 20 – North Atlantic Drift

 

Fri. April 15 – Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

(English duo’s first Canadian concert)

 


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