2018 Folkus Concert Series Lineup

The 2018 line up included Amanda Rheaume, Sussex, Big Little Lions and Kevin Closs.

January 27, 2018

Amanda Rheaume – SOLD OUT

Pakenham native Brad Scott opened for Amanda Rheaume.

Amanda Rheaume is blessed with a warm voice, an ear for a melody, and a strong sense of storytelling. We caught her touring in support of her fourth album, Holding Patterns, favourite from the past year. The songs are touching, heartfelt, and delightful.

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February 24, 2018


The Lioness of Lanark, Ali McCormick, opened for Sussex.

Sussex is the brainchild of Michael Emenau and Rob Lutes. They round out their sound with a handful of musical friends. The music is vibrant, lively, and bluesy – they call it vibrafolk. This was a slightly rowdy, funky, swampy bluesy night.

March 24, 2018

Big Little Lions – SOLD OUT

Our opener for Big Little Lions was Outside I’m a Giant, a talented trio from the Gatineau side of the Valley.

Big Little Lions bring beautiful harmonies and infectious melodies. A cross-border collaboration, featuring Helen Austin and Paul Otten. This award-winning (Juno 2014, Canadian Folk Music Award 2015) duo lifted hearts and set feet tapping!


April 28, 2018

Kevin Closs

Our opener for Kevin Closs was Flying Hórses, a nouveau-classical solo pianist.

Kevin Closs is an excellent fingerpicker, and a clever lyricist, who has turned his hand to many styles. In Deep, his latest project, reflects his time travelling up North as a musician-in-residence and Zodiac driver and includes sonic textures from the sounds of ice, ships at sea, and even the melody from a bird song.

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