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NEWS FLASH! East and West have switched schedules! Beginning in October, sessions on the first Sunday of each month will be in the east end and sessions on the third Sunday will be in the west end location.
SESSIONS | WORKSHOPS | FESTIVALS Oct 7 —Pub Session: 2pm-5pm -Grace O'Malley's East Coast Pub 1151 Ogilvie Road Google Map Thanksgiving Sunday - and we'll be giving thanks for music, friends and fun times. Everyone is welcome to join us, either to play tunes or just listen in, if you haven't got somewhere else to be come join us for some family friendly fun. We'll be playing the usual mix of traditional Cape Breton, Irish and Scottish tunes. We'll be dedicating tunes this day to the late Ron Price, who was a faithful follower and supporter of our group. 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.
Oct 14 —Reel Slooow Jam: 2pm-5pm - Hosted by Gary Palmer at 138 Chimo Dr. 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 nearby streets. 613-591-0919 BYOB Please RSVP Contact Gary at email@example.com for more information or if you are interested in hosting a future session. The Reel Slooow Jam is a gathering for those who are newish to playing fiddle (or piano or guitar) and who would like to learn Cape Breton tunes. The focus is on playing all the regular 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. 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”).
Oct 14 —House Session: 2pm-5pm- Hosted by Volunteers Needed BYOB This is 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. Session à domicile: Session à vitesse moyennement accéléré où apprender de nouveau ‘sets’ de 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 de 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.
Oct 21 —Pub Session: 2pm-5pm -The Barley Mow Merivale Road. 1541 Merivale Rd, Ottawa ON, K2G 5W1 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.
Oct 19-21 —Gatineau Hills Fiddle Festival Oct 21 Featuring guest musicians from across Canada and the USA, this will be an exciting weekend of concerts, workshops, and jamming, happening only 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa amongst the beautiful fall colours of Gatineau Park! Tickets are available online at www.gatineauhillsfiddlefest.ca, for individual concerts/workshops as well as full festival passes. Any questions can be sent to festival director, Kyle Burghout, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 27 —Workshops: Fiddler Martin Aucoin will be presenting workshops in Cape Breton (10am to noon) and Quebecois (1 pm to 3pm) fiddling on Saturday Oct. 27. Workshops are hosted by Sherryl Fitizpatrick at 125 Prem Circle. These workshops are for Intermediate-Advanced players. Space is limited. To Register, please contact Sherryl at email@example.com. Cost is $20 per session or $30 for both sessions. Born in Beresford (NB) into a musical family and now living in Lévis (QC), Martin Aucoin has been playing fiddle and guitar by ear since his teens. His influences are deeply rooted in French-Canadian music of Atlantic Canada. Well involved on the traditional music scene, he is active in two reputable non-profit cultural organizations as an administrator and project manager. Martin loves to pass on his tunes to anyone interested and he has been teaching his passion since 2012. His experience has led him to perform in concerts and dances in Canada and the U.S. with keynote musicians such as Rachel Aucoin, Sabin Jacques, Normand Legault, Paul Marchand, Guy Bouchard and many others. His authentic repertoire and natural style carries the music from heart to feet, from dusk until… dusk!
Oct 28 —Reel Slooow Jam: 2pm-5pm - Hosted by Gary Palmer at 138 Chimo Dr. 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 nearby streets. 613-591-0919 BYOB Please RSVP Contact Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you are interested in hosting a future session. The Reel Slooow Jam is a gathering for those who are newish to playing fiddle (or piano or guitar) and who would like to learn Cape Breton tunes. The focus is on playing all the regular 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.
Nov 4 —Pub Session: 2pm-5pm -Grace O'Malley's East Coast Pub 1151 Ogilvie RoadGoogle 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.
Nov 10-11 —Concerts|Workshops|Dances: Dara MacDonald and Adam Young will be in Ottawa and will be presenting workshops, concerts and playing for a square dance. Details and ticket sales will be coming soon. If you have questions contact Gary at email@example.com. Dara is a great teacher, and a fabulous dance player, you won't want to miss these events.
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