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An update from JM Drama Alumni regarding COVID-19 (“coronavirus”)

POSTPONED – Folk Night: James Keelaghan & Jez Lowe

POSTPONED – Folk Night: James Keelaghan & Jez Lowe

Date:Mar 21, 2020 Contact:519-578-6298 Price: Time: Location:

Hello Folk Night supporters,

It is with a heavy heart that today I must announce the postponement (but not cancellation 😊) of the remainder of Folk Night Season 14. In just a week I have moved from thinking that we could salvage the rest of season, to sadly realizing that this whole thing will prevent concerts and travel well past our May 2 final concert.

But there is some good news! Thanks to the patience and cooperation of The Registry Theatre and the performers, we are able to treat this as a delay of Season 14, rather than a cancellation. We are going to pick up the season in early October, with only one change in artists.

♦ Eileen McGann, who was scheduled to play our Merrick Jarrett concert on May 2, will launch Part 2 of our season on Saturday October 3.

♦ One For The Foxes, who were planned for April 18, cannot be scheduled for the fall, but we hope they will make their Folk Night debut in 2021. Taking their place on Saturday October 17 will be the one and only Dave Gunning.

♦ James Keelaghan, who was scheduled for March 21 (with Jez Lowe) will play a solo or duo concert for us on Saturday November 14.

♦ Ian Tamblyn “Chasing the North”, an audio/visual concert scheduled for the afternoon of April 18 (and not part of the series pass), will appear on the afternoon of October 17.

A shortened Season 15 of Folk Night will then kick off in January 2021. Series passes for Season 15 will go on sale early in the fall.

Tickets for Keelaghan/Tamblyn/Foxes/McGann will be honoured for the new show dates, and I am hoping that this will minimize returns and refunds. However, if these changes mean that you cannot attend a show and cannot find someone to use your tickets, please send me an email, and we will work it out.

(The Registry’s Roots Weekend show on April 17th with Michael Jerome Brown will be rescheduled for April 16 or 17 in 2021. If you bought a ticket through folknight.ca, you can use it for the re-scheduled date, or contact me for a refund.)

As difficult as this has been for us, it is a nightmare for the performers and for The Registry. Both will have lost a significant portion of their income, and I encourage you to support the theatre, and live music, once this craziness has passed. Check performers’ web sites for merchandise, downloads, or (in some cases) the opportunity to donate to directly support them.

Please watch the web site (www.folknight.ca) and Facebook for news and updates, and please be patient as this has generated a huge amount of work for us.

Thank you for your support!

Jack and the Folk Night volunteer team.

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