(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

STEEL CITY ROVERS

Saturday, April 8, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's (upstairs), 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).

The Steel City Rovers are Celtibilly; the cross-pollination of the Celtic and North American traditions. The band features sophisticated and hypnotizing musical arrangements, and expressive and clever lyrical compositions. In their ambitious first few years, the Rovers have risen to perform internationally on coveted stages, to be nominated for numerous music awards and to have their original works top the traditional radio charts.

Check out a VIDEO and Listen to some music.

The Rovers are warm and engaging performers who are simply electric to witness in person. Ryan McKenna is a powerful baritone and is joined on harmonies by his guitar-playing brother Joel McKenna for that inimitable familial vocal blend. The rest of the band often harmonizes as well, creating a classic Celtic feel. Mark Fletcher is a multi-instrumentalist, rotating quickly between wind, strings, keys and even the Scottish smallpipes. Dave Neigh on fiddle is lightning-quick and incredibly precise. Dave Gould on percussion plays a dynamic setup of own invention. This act is always fresh, familiar and fun.

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


SPECIAL EVENT

Joe Crookston

Workshop @ Chaucer’s (upstairs)

Sat. April 29, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Book your spot now

Now only 3 spaces are still available - $35 per person (+ s/c)


 

JOE CROOKSTON

Sunday, April 30, 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).

He’ll surprise you and awaken the cynics.   He’s plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist.  His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.

Check out Joe’s song “Fall Down Like the Rain” - VIDEO

HE BELIEVES IN STORIES - Come to a show. Mystical, historical, and humorous roads, twisting through vivid cinematography.  Short 4:00 films. Visual, artful and human. Brooklyn in July, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, turbary thieves, Galway heather, meter maids and drunk roosters. At the end of the night, you’ll leave inspired.  “The Long Note” is a phrase in Irish culture.”The Long Note” is that place of resonance and transcendence where the music, the voices, the instruments, and the community ALL come together and unite.

THERE IS A LONG NOTE & JOE IS REACHING FOR IT - Whether he’s picking his 48 Gibson, weaving through lap slide songs or looping his fiddle, he will draw you in.  It happens every time.  Watch a YouTube video. It’s good, but it’s not the same. You gotta come to a show.  With unwavering courage to be himself, he is literate, poignant and funny as hell.

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

 


ALISTAIR BROWN

Friday, May 5, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's (upstairs), 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).

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


MAJA & DAVID

David Boulanger of La Bottine Souriante, and

Maja Kjær Jacobsen from Danish fiddle trio Fru Skagerrak

Sunday, May 14, 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).

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


 

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).

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

Cuckoo's Nest History

Rogue's Gallery

2015/2016 Season

 

Acoustic Muse Concerts

Area Concert Calendar

Links of Interest

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