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Single Events   |   Ongoing   |   Festivals/Camps

• Tuesday, August 29

Megan Bonnell, at La Vitrola (4602 St. Laurent) 8:30pm (doors 8:00) $15/$18 at the door/$10 students/$13 at the door. 18+ venue. Presented by Hello Darlin' 514.524.9225

• Friday, September 8

Declan O'Donovan, CD Release, at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E) $13/$15 at the door/$10 students/$12 at the door. 8pm (doors 7:30) Hello Darlin' Production. 514.524.9225

• Thursday, September 19

Bruce Cockburn, with special guest, Terra Lightfoot, at Club Soda (1225 St. Laurent) 8pm (doors:7) $53.25 514.286.1010

• Thursday, October 2

Matthew Byrne, at Casa del Popolo (4873 St. Laurent) 8:00pm (doors 7:30) $20/$23 at the door/$10 students/$13 at the door. Presented by Hello Darlin' 514.524.9225

• Monday, October 6

Patrick Murray, CD launch, at L'entre Nous (4557 Papineau) 514-521-0762

• Tuesday, October 7

Oliver the Crow, with The Brother Brothers, at Le Cagibi (5490 St. Laurent) 8:00pm (doors 7:30) $15/$18 at the door/$10 students/$13 at the door. Presented by Hello Darlin' 514.524.9225

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It's best to call the venues and confirm these Ongoing entries before going. I don't update these unless I receive messages with information to that effect.


Mariposa…Blues Café (live acoustic performances) 7pm–11pm (5434 Côte St. Luc Road, Villa Maria metro) 514.699.5951

Belfast Andi, Bob Cussen, at Hurley's (1225 Crescent) 3–6pm (except third Saturday of each month) 514.861.4111

BBAM! Gallery(3255 St. Jacques) 514.952.6190


Belfast Andi and Bob Cussen host an Irish session at McKibbins downtown (1426 Bishop) from 1–4pm

Belfast Andi, Bob Cussen, and Patrick Hutchinson host an Irish session at the Main St McKibbins (3515 St. Laurent) 5–8pm

Bluegrass Night at Barfly (4062A St. Laurent). 514.284.6665

Bluegrass Sundays, at Grumpy's (1242 Bishop) 6–8pm Free


Chick Pickin' Mondays at Grumpy's (1242 Bishop) 9:30pm 514.866.9010

Hillbilly Night at the Wheel Club (3375 Cavendish, below Sherbrooke). Free. Begins at 9pm 514.489.3322

Traditional Irish Music at Hurley's, welcoming musicians of all skill levels (1225 Crescent,) 8–11pm 514.861.4111

Lundi Trad, at l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) around 8pm


Drop the Gloves Tuesdays (open mic) at Grumpy's Bar (1242 Bishop) 514.866.9010

Open mic at the Arts Cafe (201 Fairmount/Esplanade) 514.843.6415


Colin Perry & Blind at Barfly (4062A St. Laurent) 514.284.6665

Irish sessions, at O'Regan's Irish Pub (1224 Bishop). Something for beginners and experienced musicians. 8–11pm

Traditional music jam, at Vices & Versa (6631 St. Laurent), with Pascal Gemme, Yann Falquet (Genticorum) and guests. 9pm Free 514.272.2498


Moonshine on Thursday (bluegrass & old-time jam) at Grumpy's Bar (1242 Bishop) 514.866.9010

Coeur de Village (St. Isadore)

Café Mariposa (live acoustic performances) 8:30pm–12:30am (5434 Côte St. Luc Road, Villa Maria metro) 514.699.5951

Blues Jam Night, at the Unik Bar (805 Decarie, Ville St. Laurent) 9pm–1am 514.744.5345 Bring your instruments

Open mic night, at Coop la Maison Verte, the first and third Thursdays each month (5875 Sherbrooke W) 7–10pm Free All welcome! Beginning December 4th

Swift Years, at l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) second Thursday each month 10pm


Open acoustic session, from 7–9pm, at the Pub Next Door, (5175 Sherbrooke W., corner Marlowe), hosted by Belfast Andi, Bob Cussen, and Patrick Hutchinson

Open Stage at The Yellow Door hosted by Marc Nerenberg on Friday nights. Three songs or 20 minutes, whichever comes first. Come before 8:30 and sign up. No telephone sign-ups or prior reservations — just show up. Bring friends. Admission is free. (3625 Aylmer)

Finegan's First Friday: Old time/bluegrass music circle, the first Friday of the month, at 5202 Queen Mary Road

First Friday of each month: "Popular & lively Country Western evening at beautiful Kelso Hall, a not-for–profit arts centre in a beautiful old former church, brings together performers and fans of Country & Western for live music, dancing, and refreshments. 7:30pm. For all. Free admission, donations accepted. (897 2nd Concession Rd., Elgin, Qc.)" For more info and directions or 450.264.9786

Second Friday of each month: Vintage Wine's Rock and Roll Dance Party, doors 8pm, music 9:00pm–12:30+ at The Wheel Club, (3373 Cavendish; below Sherbrooke W., NDG) $10 — tickets at the door.

Second and fourth Friday: BluesReel, at at l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) 6–8pm

Side Door Coffee House (12450 Gascon, Pierrefonds) 8pm $10 Isabelle 514.658.1630 or Val 514.696.3369 (October to May)

Friday Night Hootenanny, at Mainline Theater (3997 St. Laurent) 9:45pm–11:45pms

The Yellow Door

Gigzz Musique-Resto (55 Lambton St., Ormstown) 8–9:00pm. Open mic 7:00 and 9:00pm. Please call Christine/Kevin for reservations at 514.217.1465/514.800.4244. A reservation means you will be dining. Seats are not guaranteed without a reservation.

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Festivals/Camps 2017

February 17–19: Winterfolk XIV Blues and Roots Festival (Toronto, Ont.)

March 3–6: Winter Folk Camp, YMCA Wanakita (Haliburton, Ont.)

March 21–29: Festival de la Voix (Pointe-Claire, Dorval, Beaconsfield)

April 7–9: FestiTrad(Ville de Saint-Gabriel)

April 20–23: Ottawa Grassroots Festival

April 27–30: MerleFest (North Carolina)

May 20–21: NDG Porchfest

June 14–18: Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal

June 18–24: Northeast Heritage Music Camp (Starksboro, Vermont)

June 23–25: Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance (Altamont, NY)

June–September: Arts Alive! Québec (various locations and dates)

June 30–July 2: Chants de Vielles (Village de Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QC)

June 30–July 2: The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canso, Nova Scotia)

June 30–July 2: Branches & Roots Festival (Ormstown)

July 2–7: Old School Bluegrass Camp (Prince Edward County, Ontario)

July 7–9: Mariposa Folk Festival (Orillia, Ontario)

July 14–16: Tremblant International Blues Festival

July 8–10: Vancouver Island MusicFest

July 27–30: Calgary Folk Festival

July 21–23: Dawson City Music Festival

July 26–27/28–30: le Festival Memoire et Racines (Joliette)

August 4–6: Blue Skies Music Festival

August 4–6: Teresa Doyle's Singing Camp (Rock Barra Retreat, P.E.I.)

August 4–6: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Dodds Farm, Hillsdale, N.Y.)

August 9–13: Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke

August 10–13: Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival (Nova Scotia)

August 10–14: Pick 'N' Ride Bluegrass Festival (Ottawa Valley)

August 11–13: Kingsville Folk Music Festival (Ontario)

September 1–3: Shelter Valley Folk Festival (Ontario)

September 14–17: City Folk (Ottawa)

October ?: Les Rendez-vous ès TRAD de Québec (Québec City)

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