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!
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 to share our news with you. Welcome to our 2019 season.
Folkus season’s passes will go on sale Monday, November 12, both here on our website and at Mill Street Books. Season’s passes bought at Mill Street Books come in a beautiful package suitable for gift-giving.
Individual tickets will be available the first week of January. All our regular season shows are held at the Almonte Old Town Hall.
We feel really lucky when we get to help our friends, right?
We got to help out Jim Bryson. He’s coming to town for a special, intimate, show at Equator.
The Folkus 2018 season got off to a great start on January 27th. Pakenham native Brad Scott opened the show with his infectious style of playing, and Amanda Rheaume’s trio had the hall on its feet with an extended set at this sold out concert. What a great way to beat the winter blues.