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Now that the weather is summer-like we have started to take breaks from house/practice sessions so be sure to check the website before you head out. Pub sessions will continue every Sunday alternating east and west end locations through the summer, although expect some changes for Canada Day.  The listings below will give you the scoop on when and where to find Cape Breton music and events in the national capital.  

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SESSIONS
May 13 —House Session: 2pm-5pm -No house session, we've decided to start the summer break from practice sessions a bit early this year.

May 13 —Reel Slooow Jam: 2pm-5pm- Hosted by Gary Palmer and Debbie Watson at 138 Chimo Dr. in Kanata.  Queensway 417 to Kanata, exit at Castlefrank on left at the light. Turn left on Katimavik. Turn right on Chimo, 2nd driveway on the left. Google Map Park in driveway or on side street (McClure Cres.) No parking on Chimo.  613-591-0919 BYOB. The Reel Slooow Jam is aimed at those who are new to playing fiddle (or piano or guitar) and who would like to learn Cape Breton tunes. We'll focus on tunes such as airs and waltzes, as well as playing jigs and reels from the session repertoire but at a slower learning pace with more time for those who don't read music to learn by ear. Check the Tunes page for the list of tunes often played at the slow jam.  Please click on the DOODLE app to sign up for each event. Using this helps the hosts determine the amount of seating required. If you are uncomfortable or unsuccessful using the app,contact Gary at gary.palmer@unb.ca. Also contact Gary if you are interested in hosting a future session.

May 20 —Pub Session: 2pm-5pm -Grace O'Malley's East Coast Pub 1151 Ogilvie Road Google Map A down home style social gathering, this session is a great place to meet up with friends over a pint or cup of tea while listening to a varied group of musicians play traditional Cape Breton, Irish and Scottish tunes. All players of fiddles, guitars, mandolins, whistles, accordions etc. welcome to join in. This session is mostly group playing with a few solos, let us know if you have something special to share with the group. Sheet music permitted.  Generally a pretty fast pace. ! Jam ouverte avec concentration sur le pieces de l’ile du Cap Breton, de l’Écosse et de Glengarry. Apportez un instrument ou venez partager une chanson avec nous. Ou, venez savourez la musique et notre plaisir. On ne sait jamais qui s’y présentera, mais c’est certainement toujours un groupe avec un accueil amical avec qui passer l’après-midi.


May 27 —House Session: 2pm-5pm -No house session, we've decided to start the summer break from practice sessions a bit early this year.

May 27 —Reel Slooow Jam: 2pm-5pm- Hosted by Gary Palmer and Debbie Watson at 138 Chimo Dr. in Kanata.  Queensway 417 to Kanata, exit at Castlefrank on left at the light. Turn left on Katimavik. Turn right on Chimo, 2nd driveway on the left. Google Map Park in driveway or on side street (McClure Cres.) No parking on Chimo.  613-591-0919 BYOB. The Reel Slooow Jam is aimed at those who are new to playing fiddle (or piano or guitar) and who would like to learn Cape Breton tunes. We'll focus on tunes such as airs and waltzes, as well as playing jigs and reels from the session repertoire but at a slower learning pace with more time for those who don't read music to learn by ear. Check the Tunes page for the list of tunes often played at the slow jam.  Please click on the DOODLE app to sign up for each event. Using this helps the hosts determine the amount of seating required. If you are uncomfortable or unsuccessful using the app,contact Gary at gary.palmer@unb.ca. Also contact Gary if you are interested in hosting a future session.

June 3 —Pub Session: 2pm-5pm -The Barley Mow Merivale Road. Come chill with us, bring a friend or two and enjoy some down home hospitality. Singers, pipers, and squeezers of windy boxes all welcome! From the 416 take the Maitland Ave. exit southbound, you'll end up right on Merivale Rd. There is parking in front of the building, enter off Capilano Dr. or Merivale northbound. Tons more parking just behind the building (by the gas station). On bus route 176. Website  Good food and good beer, breakfast served until 2pm.


June 10 —House Session: 2pm-5pm -No house session, we've decided to start the summer break from practice sessions a bit early this year.

June 10 —Reel Slooow Jam: 2pm-5pm- Hosted by Gary Palmer and Debbie Watson at 138 Chimo Dr. in Kanata.  Queensway 417 to Kanata, exit at Castlefrank on left at the light. Turn left on Katimavik. Turn right on Chimo, 2nd driveway on the left. Google Map Park in driveway or on side street (McClure Cres.) No parking on Chimo.  613-591-0919 BYOB. The Reel Slooow Jam is aimed at those who are new to playing fiddle (or piano or guitar) and who would like to learn Cape Breton tunes. We'll focus on tunes such as airs and waltzes, as well as playing jigs and reels from the session repertoire but at a slower learning pace with more time for those who don't read music to learn by ear. Check the Tunes page for the list of tunes often played at the slow jam.  Please click on the DOODLE app to sign up for each event. Using this helps the hosts determine the amount of seating required. If you are uncomfortable or unsuccessful using the app,contact Gary at gary.palmer@unb.ca. Also contact Gary if you are interested in hosting a future session.

June 17 —Pub Session: 2pm-5pm -Grace O'Malley's East Coast Pub 1151 Ogilvie Road Google Map A down home style social gathering, this session is a great place to meet up with friends over a pint or cup of tea while listening to a varied group of musicians play traditional Cape Breton, Irish and Scottish tunes. All players of fiddles, guitars, mandolins, whistles, accordions etc. welcome to join in. This session is mostly group playing with a few solos, let us know if you have something special to share with the group. Sheet music permitted.  Generally a pretty fast pace. ! Jam ouverte avec concentration sur le pieces de l’ile du Cap Breton, de l’Écosse et de Glengarry. Apportez un instrument ou venez partager une chanson avec nous. Ou, venez savourez la musique et notre plaisir. On ne sait jamais qui s’y présentera, mais c’est certainement toujours un groupe avec un accueil amical avec qui passer l’après-midi.

May 19 —Canada's National Fiddle Day: A day to celebrate Canadian fiddling! All cultural expressions of fiddling in Canada will be represented at Ottawa's National Fiddle Day celebration. Get ready by learning the tune Fiddle Bill (listen) then join other fiddlers in a jam session at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre, 6095 Perth St, Richmond, Ontario at 9:30 in the morning till approx. 11:30.

OTHER EVENTS
May 18 —CD Release House Concert: 7:30pm  Join Ben Miller, Anita MacDonald and Zakk Cormier for the Ottawa release of their new album "South Haven" at an intimate house concert in Kanata. Hosted by Gary Palmer and Debbie Watson the evening will be filled with the signature sounds of this trio, and you can get your copy of their new album SOUTHHAVEN.  Recorded LIVE in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - A dynamic and powerful album that transcends the boundaries between Cape Breton, Scottish, and Acadian traditions - “One of the most important folk acts on Cape Breton Island today.” (CBC Mainstreet). Doors open at 7:00, to reserve a seat email gary.palmer@unb.ca. Suggested donation $20. Light refreshements served during intermission BYOB

June 2 —Cape Breton Club of Ottawa Annual Lobster Dinner & Dance 
Location: Montgomery Legion 330 Kent Street, Ottawa.

Time: Cocktails 6:30PM (Cash Bar); Dinner 7:00PM.
Dancing to follow the dinner with music by DJ Doug MacDonald

Cost:
CBC Member (2 lobsters): $55 per person - Guests (2 lobsters)$60 pp
CBC Member (chicken breast): $25 per person Guests (chicken breast): $30 pp

Tickets available on a first-come-basis: Ann Lemieux (East) 613-824-4707 Evelyn Garnier (West) 613-728-9098 Brent MacDonald (Central) 613-233-3047 Tickets must be purchased on or before May 25th, 2018.


Membership Application Form

The Cape Breton Club of Ottawa invites you to make a membership commitment to keep our club vibrant, so that we can enjoy the many aspects of the unique Cape Breton way of life, a home away from home.  Our club is a place to enjoy, share, and promote the best that Cape Breton Island has to offer: lively gatherings; traditional music; down-home food; delightful stories; and friendly people having lots and lots of good times together.    Candidates for new membership may fall into one or more of the following categories: Born on “the home of our hearts” Cape Breton Island; married to (friends with) a Cape Bretoner; or having a burning desire to be a Cape Bretoner  (A Cape Bretoner in “spirit")
Contact Brent MacDonald for more information: brent.macdonald@rogers.com


Open Jam Sessions: 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at locations as specified on the website. Sessions are led by Aylene, or sometimes other folks. This session is a mix of session and solo playing, let us know if you have something special to share with the group. Sheet music permitted. Generally a pretty fast pace. 

House Sessions: 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month 2pm-5pm various locations. More of a practice session, slower pace for learning new tunes. Mainly aimed at those who read music or learn by ear quickly. For intermediate/advanced players.

Reel Slooow Jams: The Reel Slooow Jam is an occasional and irregular gathering for those who are new to playing fiddle (or piano or guitar) and who would like to learn Cape Breton tunes. The focus is on tunes such as airs and waltzes, as well as playing jigs and reels from the session repertoire but at a slow learning pace with more time for those who don't read music to learn by ear. 

Jam ouverte avec concentration sur les pieces de l’ile du Cap Breton, de l’Écosse et de Glengarry. Apportez un instrument ou venez partager une chanson avec nous. Ou, venez savourez la musique et notre plaisir. On ne sait jamais qui s’y présentera, mais c’est certainement toujours un groupe avec un accueil amical avec qui passer l’après-midi.

Session à domicile:  Session à vitesse moyennement accéléré où apprender de nouveau ‘sets’ des pieces, généralement  à partir de feuilles de musique mais aussi ‘à l’oreil’. Lieu idéal pour faire l’essaie d’une  nouvelle chanson, ou pratiquer des nouvelles pieces avant de les jouer à la session au pub. C’est aussi un bon temps pour faire du ‘social’ avec des gens forts sympatiques et pour savourer des grignotines délicieuses.

Session à domicile Lent: On vise les débutant(e)s au violon (ou piano ou guitar) qui désirent apprendre le pieces de l’Isle du Cap Breton dans un millieux amical et sans pression. Plusieurs aires et valses lentes ainsi que des jigues et des reels à partir du repertoire régulier, mais à une vitesse plus lente; ceci donnera plus de temps à ceux et celles qui ne savent pas lire la musique a apprendre à l’oreil. Vérifier la page “Tunes” pour la liste le plus souvent joué au Slow Jam (“jam lent”).

                    **Un grand merci à Kay Small pour les services de traduction!**

How to Host a House Session
All you need is a space big enough to put 6-8 fiddlers in, some chairs without arms, and a willingness to listen to the same tune played over and over again as we practice. If you have a piano let us know, otherwise we'll bring our own keyboard. We can also bring folding chairs. Sessions are BYOB but usually the hosts provide some non-alcoholic beverages and a little something for snack time. Interested? Talk to Aylene or send an email to cbsession@cbsession.com.
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