(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

Red House Recording Artist
John Gorka

Listening to John Gorka sing, one can get goosebumps all over. There are many reasons - fresh lyrics, a stunning
emotional baritone voice, his twisted humour - but to focus on one limits the experience." - New York Times

Sunday, October 5, 7:30 pm
Chaucer's, 122 Carling St., London, Ontario
Tickets $15 advance / $18 Door

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From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at Godfrey Daniels, a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. In 1984 John Gorka won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk competition. In 1991 Rolling Stone Magazine called him "the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement. "

There are few contemporary songwriters that come anywhere close to the talent of John Gorka. His songs have a way of working on you long after you thought you had it all figured out. In addition to his 11 critically acclaimed albums, John released a collector's edition box featuring a hi-definition DVD and companion CD called The Gypsy Life. Windham Hill also released a collection of John's greatest hits from the label called Pure John Gorka. In 2010, he also released an album with his friends and Red House label-mates Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson under the name Red Horse. Getting high praise from critics and fans alike, it landed on the Billboard Folk Charts and was one of the most played albums on folk radio.

Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O'Connell. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His recent song "Where No Monuments Stand" is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford (1914-1993).

Red House Records released John Gorka's latest studio album, Bright Side of Down, on March 4, 2014. This is the first release in over four years from the acclaimed songwriter widely regarded as "one of contemporary folk music's leading talents" (Vintage Guitar), the album's 12 songs are beautifully produced and sequenced from beginning to end. With guest vocal appearances by Red House label mates Lucy Kaplansky, Eliza Gilkyson, Claudia Schmidt and Michael Johnson, the collection resonates with the classic, "Gorka-esque" sound and lyrical insight that has earned him generations of devoted fans and a career that has found him gracing the stages of PBS' Austin City Limits, NPR's Mountain Stage and many other venues worldwide.

Advance tickets for all concerts can be purchased at
Centennial Hall Box Office, Long & McQuade
(725 Fanshawe Park W.), The Village Idiot, and Chaucer's/Marienbad Restaurant

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

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Rogue's Gallery

2013/2014 Season

Acoustic Muse Concerts

Area Concert Calendar

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