folkus concert series

The Weather Station concert in Almonte

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A great lineup across all of the lovely small halls in Eastern Ontario, and we’re especially thrilled to have The Weather Station joining us at the Almonte Old Town Hall:

The Weather Station
Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 7.30pm
Tickets $30 advance / more at the door
Cash bar

See the full Festival of Small Halls 2019 lineup.

The Weather Station concert poster for September 2019 in Almonte

2019 is SOLD OUT!

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As of today’s writing, the season is officially sold out.

We’re delighted with the fantastic interest in this year’s line up and look forward to our next three concerts!


2019 season is nearly sold out

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As of the time of writing, all physical tickets from Mill Street Books have SOLD OUT. There are a few tickets remaining online from Eventbrite, as follows:

  • Greenbank (February show) – 3 tickets
  • Betty and the Bobs (March show) – 1 ticket
  • David Myles (April show) – SOLD OUT

We’re delighted with the fantastic interest in this year’s line up and look forward to our next three concerts!


Big Little Lions with s/g Outside I’m A Giant

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Big, little, giants…we have an unintended theme for this show. Both groups feature soaring sounds — Big Little Lions feature strong vocal harmonies, while Outside I’m A Giant build on fiddle, pedal steel, and a deep baritone voice.

Big Little Lions are Helen Austin and Paul Otten — they work long distance (she’s in BC, he’s in Ohio), but sound like they’re always side by side. They’re currently touring in support of their fourth album, Alive and Well, released February 23rd. Like their previous album, Just Keep Moving, it is beautifully crafted, balancing a range of instruments (guitar, banjo, violin, and keys, along with whistles, handclaps, accordion, and harmonica) in support of their voices and lyrics.

Our opener for this show will be Outside I’m a Giant, a talented trio from the Gatineau side of the Valley. They released their first full-length recording, Point Comfort at the Black Sheep Inn this fall. Their folky sound is anchored by deep baritone voice of lead singer-songwriter Jérémi Pierre Caron, multiple instruments in the hands of Samuelle Desjardins, and the haunting pedal steel of Pascal Desgagné.

Amanda Rheaume concert sets Folkus 2018 in motion

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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.

Click to enlarge photos (by Rick Scholes).

Don’t forget to get your tickets to the Sussex show on Feb 24th. It promises to be another fantastic night of music.

Amanda Rheaume show SOLD OUT!

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The first of four shows in the 2018 Folkus Concert Series has sold out, but there are still three more to come! Make sure you buy your tickets early online or at Mill Street Books in Almonte.

See you there!

Our 2018 season is featured on CKCU

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Sandy Irvin, Artistic Director of the Folkus Concert Series, was interviewed this morning on CKCU 93.1. If you’d like to have a listen, you can do so here:

Monday Special Blend

Monday January 15th, 2018 with Trish Bolechowsky
Chat with Ali McCormick – at Irene’s Friday. Chat with Sandy Irvin – Folkus Series. Chat with Olga Tkachuk about Food Sharing Ottawa.

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