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CANCELLED - ShamROSE Benefit Concert and Variety Show!...

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CANCELLED – ShamROSE Benefit Concert and Variety Show!

CANCELLED – ShamROSE Benefit Concert and Variety Show!

Posted by on Aug 26, 2017 in Events, Partner Events | 0 comments

This show has been cancelled by the renter. Please contact Shamrose for Syrian Culture with any questions.

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Fin de Fiesta Flamenco: Liándola

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco: Liándola

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Dance at the Registry, Events, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

presents

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco: Liándola

 

A provocative journey into Flamenco’s beating heart.

Flamenco is the living music and dance of Southern Spain, and members of Fin de Fiesta Flamenco know that when it comes to capturing the passion and intensity of this uniquely vibrant art form, there is only one place to be: Sevilla.

On the cobbled streets of the cradle of flamenco, a jubilant, heart-wrenching musical art form comes to life. Artistic director and dancer Lia Grainger was happy to trade a stable job as a journalist and comfortable apartment in Toronto for two years in a rooftop garret in Seville’s old town and the freedom to spent long, hot days in the studio and longer, hotter nights on the city’s storied streets. Guitarist Dennis Duffin gave up a career in Astrophysics to journey to Seville, where’s he’s spent the last two years working with the city’s masters and jamming with the descendants of flamenco’s great founders on dimly lit corners into the early morning hours.

It was in these informal, improvised midnight sessions that the theme of this season’s show emerged: Liándola. It is the company’s fifth production since its founding in 2012, and a celebration of the uncontainable joy and mischievousness that is at the heart of flamenco. Fin de Fiesta will tour Liándola in France in July and then across Canada this summer and fall.

The production takes its name from a popular Andalucian figure of speech used to describe boisterously unrestrained behaviour, a playful fearlessness that cannot be contained. Simply put, Liándola means taking an ordinary experience and making it extraordinary. In Liándola, the searing vocals of Alejandro Mendia (Noces Gitanes, France) are accompanied by the intricate guitar arpeggios of music director Dennis Duffin (Ventanas, Canada) and the haunting flute melodies of Lara Wong (Canada). David Sampaulo (Italy) holds down the rhythm on cahon. Dancer and artistic director Lia Grainger (Canada), brings the stage to life with fierce, sensual choreography and improvisation. Acclaimed Vancouver-born dancer Deborah “La Caramelita” Dawson — now based in France — will join the group for select performances.

“Whether performing a joyful Alegrias or a tormented Caña, Liándola means hitting the stage at full throttle and giving the performance every ounce of heart and energy you’ve got,” says Grainger. “It also means having the time of your life while you’re doing it.”

Grainger and Fin de Fiesta Flamenco certainly know a thing or two about giving it everything they’ve got — the ensemble has been busy this year. Their debut self-titled album was released in November of 2016 and accentuates the group’s unique composition and fusion of jazz elements with traditional flamenco.

The six-track album features a range of exhilarating compositions and arrangements inspired by the great artists of flamenco’s past and infused with the contemporary sounds of flamenco’s future. It is an album, drenched in pulsing rhythms and energetic melodies, that journeys through flamenco’s traditional musical and cultural roots of southern Spain, all the way to its current, modern-day forms.

The album’s title track “Homanaje” pays homage to the work of Jorge Pardo (Flamenco flute pioneer) and Paco de Lucia (Flamenco guitar master). Foot-stomping rumbas (think Gipsy Kings), bring crowds to their feet while rhythmically complex and melodically subtle traditional flamenco palos (styles) dazzle and enchant

 


Thursday August 31, 7:30 pm

Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 at the door

Call 519-578-1570 or Buy Tickets Online

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Matthew Byrne

Matthew Byrne

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Events, Folk Night, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Old Chestnuts Song Circle

and

The Registry Theatre

present

Folk Night at The Registry

Matthew Byrne

 

Since bursting on to the trad scene in 2010 with his debut recording, Ballads, Matthew has swiftly earned his place as one of Canada’s most authentic and vital traditional voices. In that time, Matthew’s music has traveled well beyond the rugged shores of his homeland. His role as singer and song-finder in The Dardanelles has brought him to many major international festival stages. His live performance offers tasteful and honest interpretations of folk songs delivered with polished guitar work and powerful vocals. His repertoire transcends time and place with traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic.

 


 

Saturday September 23, 2017 – 8 pm

Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door

 

Call 519-578-6298 or Buy Tickets Online

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Lizzy Hoyt

Lizzy Hoyt

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in Events, Folk Night, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Old Chestnuts Song Circle

and

The Registry Theatre

present

Folk Night at The Registry

Lizzy Hoyt

 

A talented multi-instrumentalist, Lizzy toured for ten years as a side musician before pursuing her own projects. She has been praised for her mastery of the fiddle, guitar and harp. CBC’s Chris Della Torre calls her “a musician’s musician” and notes “fans that want their artists to play well can find that with [her]”. Her voice has been described as “otherworldly”, “angelic”, “sweet”, and “pure” and as a singer, she has been recognized for her clarity and precision. Lizzy is a full-time musician who travels and tours throughout Canada during the year with her trio.

 


 

Saturday October 28, 2017 – 8 pm

Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door

 

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Joe Crookston

Joe Crookston

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Events, Folk Night, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Old Chestnuts Song Circle

and

The Registry Theatre

present

Folk Night at The Registry

Joe Crookston

 

Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Residence and signed to Tamulevich Artist Management along with John Gorka and Peter Yarrow. His songs are being made into films. 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.

 


 

Saturday January 20, 2018 – 8 pm

Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 at the door

 

Call 519-578-6298 or Buy Tickets Online

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