We are so disappointed to have lost half our season to COVID-19, but we want to share some delight in the first two concerts of the season. We now have some great photos by our resident photographer Dennis to share from the January and February shows, which were amazing. Good times!
Updated April 14th: We now know that the April show will also be impossible to hold. We hope everyone is staying well.
Like all of you, we are currently watching how the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation unfolds.
We can tell you that the Town of Mississippi Mills has chosen to close the Almonte Old Town Hall as of the evening of Friday, March 13th and will re-assess the situation on April 1st. Full details about closures affected by the Town’s decision can be seen on its website.
This means our next show, scheduled for March 28th, will not take place as planned.
Leap Day is coming soon and Folkus ticket holders are in for a treat. This will be a lively evening of singing and storytelling.
Campbell Woods is a troubadour with roots in the Ottawa Valley, currently based in Montreal. He’s a listener and a storyteller; his songs bring out the secret joys and ordinary tragedies of life with carefully crafted melodies and seemingly simple turns of phrase. He gets compared to Townes Van Zant and John Prine a lot; he also reminds us of early Fred Eaglesmith.
Kate Weekes seems to live stories on the way to telling them. She hitchhiked her way to the Yukon, collecting stories along the way. She has been a dog-musher in Norway, toured China with a swing band, and has paddled from Whitehorse to Dawson City. Weekes describes her latest album, Taken by Surprise , as the sonic scrapbook of a bold life lived to the fullest. “Wherever I am traveling comes out in my songs,” she says. For this evening, Weekes will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist and producer James Stephens. Kate is bringing a trio or quartet including fiddler James Stephens.
Check out both acts on YouTube on our 2020 Lineup page.
Will this be your first Folkus concert? Get the low down on our concerts here.
We’re so excited that The Good Lovelies will open this season, along with The Space Between on Saturday, January 18th, 2020.
The Good Lovelies could very well be Canada’s sweethearts. This will be an intimate, stripped-down, trio show with a focus on harmony.
“Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore, and Caroline Brooks – immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right; however, it’s their voices interwoven in harmony – powerful and pure, organic and inspiring – that elevates the Good Lovelies from impressive to peerless.”
The Good Lovelies won a Juno in 2010 for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year and are four-time Canadian Folk Music Award winners.
Although the season has sold out, there is a waitlist option for up to 20 tickets at each show.
Special guests The Space Between will be opening. Hometown girl Sonja Seiler brings her duo project, The Space Between, to Almonte. Nestling in a rootsy pocket somewhere between Appalachia and Toronto, their sound is clean and pure.
Check out videos for our January acts on the 2020 Season page.
Doors open 7:30, concert begins at 8pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Almonte Old Town Hall. Get the details on our concert space and amenities.
We are excited that our 2020 Season is SOLD OUT! This is a good problem to have, but we also realize it could be disappointing for some folks.
Ticket sales have ended! Thank you to everyone who purchased a season pass for your support.
We are looking forward to welcoming you for our 2020 season.
Have you purchased your Folkus season pass yet? It makes for a great Christmas gift: supporting the arts and shopping local!
Sneak Peek! Folkus Series Launches this week
|To start off our season, we’re holding a launch party Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at Equator Coffee Roasters, to celebrate our season and to celebrate our wonderful sound man, Brendan Gawn. |
He never gets to mingle at shows because he’s working too hard. Brendan is an excellent sound person because he listens. He listens well because plays a mean bass. And he’ll be playing bass with the Brindled Cats, along with guitarist Rob McMurray. They may bring a few friends.
Join us for a pint or a coffee and possibly a bite to eat!
Folkus 2020 Launch Party
Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Doors open 7pm; expect to end around 10pm
January may seem a good way off, but we’ve got the 2020 folkus lineup announcement to look forward to! November 1st always brings some wonderful surprises.
All of the lovely small halls in Eastern Ontario have a super lineup this season. We’re thrilled to have The Weather Station in Almonte on September 26th.