Friends’ events

Tunes After Noon

Greg Kelly hosts this series on Saturdays from the end of September to the end of May at Moose McGuire’s. More information

 

Song circles hosted by Jay Kassirer and Rita Finnigan

Carlingwood Public Library Song Circles

Usually held on the second Monday of each month (September 17 and October 15 are exceptions) from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Carlingwood Public Library (ground floor event room): 281 Woodroffe Ave. near Carling Ave. (613) 725-2449.

This is a drop-in; no need to reserve ahead. There is no charge. As we go round the circle, each participant has a turn to sing, lead or request a tune, or pass. Unless otherwise instructed by the current song leader, the group sings along, adding in rich harmonies and also instrumental leads. When it is your turn, you call the shots – so you can sing a song yourself, ask us to come in on the choruses only, or whatever your heart desires. All acoustic instruments and musical styles are welcome.

• Monday September 17

• Monday October 15

• Monday November 12

• Monday December 10

Churchill Recreation Center Song Circles

Held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Churchill Seniors’ Recreation Centre, 345 Richmond Road at Churchill Ave. (613-798-8927). You do NOT need to be a senior to join us.

This is a drop-in; no need to reserve ahead. There is a $3.00 admission charge that they charge to cover their costs. As we go round the circle, each participant has a turn to sing, lead or request a tune, or pass. Unless otherwise instructed by the current song leader, the group sings along, adding in rich harmonies and also instrumental leads. When it is your turn, you call the shots – so you can sing a song yourself, ask us to come in on the choruses only, or whatever your heart desires. All acoustic instruments and musical styles are welcome.

• Thursday September 27

• Thursday October 25

• Thursday November 22

• Thursday December 27

Britannia Coffeehouse

The Britannia Coffeehouse and Beachconers, 273 Britannia Rd. No cover charge. Vegan, gluten-free and decaf options available.

Details: http://cullbridge.com/music.html

• Sunday, September 30 (1:00 PM to 3:30 PM) Two singer-songwriter acts:

(1) Mark Evenchick (a prodigious writer of stories in song, with well over one hundred songs penned) http://markevenchick.com/ and

(2) Clarissa Fortin (original lyrical odes to spiders, birds, turtles, and occasionally humans; remarkably sweet voice) https://clarissafortinmusic.wordpress.com/

Third Sundays of each month:

• October 21 Kenny Hayes (1:00 PM to 3:30 PM). A self-accompanied, award-winning, folk/pop/musical-theatre-style songwriter that will surely have you singing along!) www.facebook.com/Kenny-Hayes-123270778465390/

• November 18: Guy Major (1:00 PM to 3:30 PM). Originals, and singer/songwriter classics) Guymajor.bandcamp.com

• December 16, 2018: Three Acts (1:00 PM to 3:30 PM). JP Lacroix, Melissah Hucul and Jack Pyl are Flootweed Mick, a cover band featuring rich vocal harmonies, guitar, flute, percussion, and a sense of humour. Melissah and JP, who also front The Homestead Band, perform a mix of original novelty songs and covers both solo and as a duo. And then there’s Phaat Chants. With his African kalimbas, Jack invites YOU to time travel through popular music, making the familiar strange and the obscure accessible. Phaat Chants: www.facebook.com/Phat-Chants-585900238223537/