The Old Chestnuts Song Circle and The Registry Theatre present Folk Night, an exciting mix of Canadian and international performers, with singer-songwriters and traditional (and not so traditional!) musicians bringing audiences the broad and evocative music that makes up “folk”.

The Real St. Patrick’s Day with The Celts

The Real St. Patrick’s Day with The Celts

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Events, Folk Night, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Old Chestnuts Song Circle and The Registry Theatre

present

The Real St. Patrick’s Day with The Celts

Part of The Registry Roots Weekend with LENNIE GALLANT

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with The Celts, featuring Nonie Thompson, Eugene Rae, Anne Lederman, and Tom Leighton. These great a solo artists join together to perform their multimedia show “The Real St. Patrick”. It’s an Irish story through song, dance and beautiful images that are sure to take you there, as the music, songs, and dances evoke the mystical spirit of Éire.

SATURDAY MORNING WORKSHOP –

Anne Lederman – 10am Fiddle Workshop

Celebrate St. Patrick’s with a bit of the Irish-Canadian fiddle tradition. For intermediate players, but beginners are welcome to come, listen and play grooves with us. Anne Lederman has been called “a national treasure” and is one of Canada’s most talented musicians. A fiddler/singer/composer strongly rooted in many Canadian musical traditions, old and new – Metis, French-Canadian, Scottish, Irish, Old-Time Canadian, Eastern European and African.

Tickets: $20 Advance/$25 at the Door.

For more information, e-mail Jack Cole at: jack@oldchestnuts.org

 


 

Friday March 17, 8 pm

Tickets: $25

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Lennie Gallant

Lennie Gallant

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Events, Folk Night, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Old Chestnuts Song Circle and The Registry Theatre

present

Lennie Gallant

Part of The Registry Roots Weekend with THE CELTS

Lennie Gallant’s eleven albums have won him a host of awards and nominations. The Pride of PEI & Acadie, he was honoured with a 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award for his cd “Live Acoustic at The Carleton”. His latest studio recording, “If We Had a Fire” was Roots Recording of the Year from the East Music Awards. Many artists have recorded his songs, including Measha Brueggergosman, Ode de L’Acadie, The Rankins, and Jimmy Buffet. Lennie recently wrapped up the second season of his multimedia hit musical, “Searching For Abegweit – The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant”.

Now Lennie brings his songs and stories to The Registry.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP* –

Tom Leighton – 1pm Choir Workshop 

SING with Tom Leighton. Tom will provide his own chorale arrangements for some Canadian folk songs that will quickly get everyone singing together and in harmony. No choir or music reading experience is necessary, though it always helps to move things along easier. We will learn some vocal techniques and exercises along the way, but not at the expense of having fun.

Tickets $20 Advance/$25 at the Door.

For more information, e-mail Jack Cole at: jack@oldchestnuts.org

 


 

Saturday March 18, 8 pm

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Call 519-578-6298 or Buy Tickets Online

 

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Steel Rail

Steel Rail

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in Events, Folk Night, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Old Chestnuts Song Circle and The Registry Theatre

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Steel Rail

Quebec’s Dave Clarke, Ellen Shizgal and Tod Gorr return to Folk Night. Striking original material and a fresh acoustic sound have made Steel Rail a favourite of fans and critics over the last two decades. The Quebec band’s three albums have received rave reviews. Dave, Ellen and Tod have also been acclaimed for their lush harmonies, Dave’s stellar picking – he’s been hailed as one of Canada’s best acoustic guitarists – and a sound that gets its sensibility from folk, and its soul from bluegrass and old-style country. Steel Rail played for us in March of 2007 in our very first Folk Night season. Welcome back.

 


 

Saturday April 8, 8 pm

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

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Bill Staines

Bill Staines

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Events, Folk Night, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Old Chestnuts Song Circle and The Registry Theatre

present

Bill Staines

“He carries on where Woody left off – carrying on the tradition of stories and characters you wish you knew.” Nanci Griffith.

America’s acclaimed singer-songwriter has traveled across North America for 4 decades, singing his songs and delighting audiences. A New England native, he became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960s. Singing mostly his own songs, he has become one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene today. Many of Bill’s songs have appeared in school music books, church hymnals, and campfire songbooks, and he has eight songs published in Rise Up Singing Songbook. We are delighted and honoured to have Bill Staines perform at our 11th Merrick Jarrett concert, which remembers Kitchener’s icon of folk music.

 


 

Saturday May 6, 8 pm

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

Call 519-578-6298 or Buy Tickets Online

 

For more info visit Folk Night.

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