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

2016 - 2017 Concert Season

Our 23rd Season at Chaucer's
Map to Chaucer's (click here)


UPCOMING CONCERTS

Direct from Scotland

CAIM

(Heather Innes - vocal & bodhrán; Pauline Vallance - harp, flute & vocal)

Sunday, May 28, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's, 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

To order tickets online, click the button

Advance tickets are available now 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).

CAIM - Heather Innes (vocals, bodhran) and Pauline Vallance (vocals, clasarch, flute) first combined their talents on a live Christmas show on Celtic Music Radio in December 2013. They enjoyed working together so much that they decided to continue working together. Pauline and Heather tour regularly in England and Scotland, and are looking forward to their upcoming tours in Ontario and Australia in 2017.

Heather Innes formed CAIM in 1998 with Belfast based singer and dancer Jacynth Hammill (who still performs with the group in the UK and Europe). As well as singing on albums with other bands and duos, Heather has recorded nine CDs with CAIM and three solo albums. Her new solo CD “Here Comes The Day" is due for release later in 2017. Irish broadcaster and freelance journalist John O'Regan describes Heather Innes this way, Heather has one of those voices…timeless and highly evocative…an uplifting and refreshing experience."

Pauline Vallance has played flute for many years, in orchestras and in folk sessions. She was introduced to the clarsach (Scottish harp) in 2007 which inspired her to start writing songs. In 2009, she was a prizewinner at the Glasgow Songwright Festival. In 2011, Pauline recorded her first CD of her own songs and she has also recorded a CD of Scottish Lullabies (thanks to Enterprise Music Scotland), called ‘Golden Slumbers’. As well as performing solo, in orchestras, and with Caim, Pauline plays, sings and records in duo Witches Brew, Tomfoolery band and The Fusioneers. Tom Clelland of the Clydesdale Folk Club had this to say about Pauline Vallance, “Lovely, charming, quirky songs that made me smile. If Jonathan Richman was a Scots woman who played a clarsach, this is how he’d sound."

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


 

Doug McArthur

with special guests

Mama’s Broke

Friday, June 2, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's, 122 Carling St., London

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

To order tickets online, click the button

Advance tickets are available now 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).

This is a CD release concert for Doug McArthur's new album "Tears Like Rain." Special guests are the duo Mama's Broke (featuring Stratford-born fiddler Lisa Bates).

Doug McArthur is continuing a long and colourful career on the folk scene as singer, writer and festival organizer. His songs have been performed and recorded by artists including Valdy, Stan Rogers, Garnet Rogers, Colleen Peterson and Nancy White. His song “Tears Like Rain" was performed by Randy Bachman in the early days of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and now re-emerges as the title track of Doug’s new CD. Reviewer Mike Regenstreif recalls hearing Doug’s own performance at a Montreal coffeehouse in the 1970’s: “It had opening lines, ‘Mr. Conductor, your train runs too slow, I paid for my ticket, I’m ready to go’ and a chorus, ‘Oh Lord, tears like rain, Linda’s got the blues again,’ that have stuck with me as an earworm for about 45 years."

Mama’s Broke is a powerful folk duo that deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy.

 

For Information call 519-319-5847 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
(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 $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 greatly for your support of live music and look forward to seeing you at the concerts. – Ian Davies, Artistic Director.


What has happened so far in the 2016-2017 Season

Sun. Sept. 11 – Friends of Fiddler’s Green

Fri. Sept. 16 – 2 Worlds United Trio

(Pierre Schryer, Dermot Byrne, Adam Dobres)

Sun. Sept. 25 – Brother Sun

Thurs. Oct. 6 – Red Dirt Skinners

Thurs. Nov. 3 – Archie Fisher

Wed. Nov. 9 – Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

Sun. Nov. 13 – Scantily Plaid

Sun. Nov. 27 - Boreal (Tannis Slimmon, Katherine Wheatley, Jude Vadala)

Sun. Dec. 11 – Mairi Rankin & Ailie Robertson (of The Outside Track)

We raised $61.00 and 50 pounds of food for the London Food Bank at this concert. Thank you!

Sat. Jan. 21 – Searson

Wed. Feb. 1 – Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

Fri. Feb. 10 – Paul Langille with Paul Sims

(an Acoustic Muse Concert in cooperation with Cuckoo’s Nest)

Sun. Feb. 26 – RUNA

Sun. March 12 – Clan Hannigan

Sat. April 8 – Steel City Rovers

Sat. April 29 – Joe Crookston’s Gravel Girty Workshop

Sun. April 30 – Joe Crookston

Friday, May 5 – Alistair Brown

Sunday, May 12 – Maja & David

Cuckoo's Nest History

Rogue's Gallery

2015/2016 Season

 

Acoustic Muse Concerts

Area Concert Calendar

Links of Interest

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