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

2017 - 2018 Concert Season

Our 24th Season at Chaucer's
Map to Chaucer's (click here)


NEXT CONCERT

2-time JUNO Award Winner

Jenny Whiteley

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Sunday, Nov. 26, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's, 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door

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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).

Music critics have compared Jenny Whiteley's striking vocals and songwriting to Emmy Lou Harris and Lucinda Williams, raving that she “swings effortlessly from black-hearted back-porch Americana to Laurel Canyon country” (No Depression).

Jenny Whiteley is nominated for a 2017 JUNO, and Traditional Album of the Year at the 2017 Canadian Folk Awards for her album “The Original Jenny Whiteley,” and she dedicates it to her father Chris.  She plays a mixture of traditional old-time and bluegrass, as well as original country songs.

She grew up playing in the Original Sloth Band and Junior Jugband with her father and uncle, Chris and Ken Whiteley, and her younger brother Dan. She formed the bluegrass group Heartbreak Hill in the late nineties/early eighties, then moved on to playing and recording solo, as well as collaborating with Carolyn Mark, Oh Susanna, Hank and Lily, Luther Wright, and others in the Hootenanny Revue. She has won two Juno awards: for her self-titled solo album, and for her second album, Hopetown.

VIDEOS – Morning Blues  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdirEKU798U     

     Lived it Up  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7qjyxKWX9s

Jenny and husband Joey Wright reside in their country home in eastern Ontario, with their two daughters.

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


UPCOMING CONCERTS

From Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kitty Donohoe

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featuring songs from Kitty’s latest CD “An Irishman’s Daughter”

and her favourite seasonal selections

plus our legendary TACKY GIFT EXCHANGE – please bring a wrapped item that you would like to re-gift to someone else – Everyone will receive a gift (suggested value around $10)

Sunday, Dec. 10, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's, 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

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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).

Ann Arbor based songwriter and Michigan Emmy recipient Kitty Donohoe is not an Irish or Celtic singer, but 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 singer/songwriters.” 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 mezmerizing fabric.”

Her latest album is The Irishman’s Daughter. ‘Kitty Donohoe is, like the title of the album, an Irishman’s daughter.  On this recording she explores her roots and her relationship with Ireland, it’s lore, it’s wider culture and its music.  She has a fine posse of players…and adds her guitar, cittern and piano to a number of tracks.  Kitty is making a name for herself in Irish America and you can see why from the high quality of the work here.” -  Irish Music Magazine

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Also, please bring a non-perishable food item for the London Food Bank to this concert

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


New Cumberland

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Saturday, Jan. 20, 7:30 pm

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

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

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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).

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. 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 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

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


 

Reynolds, Robinson & Lodge

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Sunday, Feb. 25, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's, 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

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).

Reynolds, Robinson & Lodge is a folk trio that evolved from three good friends (Mike, Warren & John) getting together on a regular basis to enjoy each other's company, share our passion for good music and sip a little of our favourite beverage. After we first heard and met The Kruger Brothers, Mike Reynolds was inspired to do more with some tunes he'd been tinkering with over time, and began developing them into performance pieces. Of course, using a banjo to do so has it's inherent issues, and he quickly engaged some accomplices, um ... accompanists. As our body of work grew, and given our collective and fading ability to remember things, it became apparent that Mike's music needed to be recorded for posterity, or at least for posterior use. And so along came our first CD, Into the Wind, designed to reflect the variety of our music, the depth and breadth of our passion, Mike's innate talent for creating great tunes, and sprinkled with some covers of great music we enjoy playing together.

The new album Haze Around the Moon was released in June 2017 and includes guest percussionist Cheryl Prashker of the acclaimed Celtic band RUNA. This new CD offers more vocal selections, and a wider array of musical instruments, blending the lead banjo with bass and guitar as with their prior CD, but with the addition of mandocello, mandola, baritone guitar and percussion, for a more complex and robust experience.

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


JUST ADDED

Joe Jencks & Si Kahn - Sun. March 11

Matthew Byrne - Sun. March 25

David Bradstreet & Paul Mills - Sun. April 22

Cassie & Maggie MacDonald - Sun. May 27

 

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.

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HERE IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR IN THE 2017-18 SEASON

Sept. 10 – Friends of Fiddler’s Green

Sept. 24 – Rosie Hood & Ollie King

Oct. 1 – NESSA

Oct. 15 - Alan Reid & Rob van Sante

Nov. 4 – John Wort Hannam & Scott Duncan


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