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Single Events   |   Ongoing   |   Festivals/Camps

• Friday, May 24

Swift Years, at Café Shäika (5526 Sherbrooke Street West) 7:30pm 514.482.3898

• Friday, May 31

Lucas Choi Zimbel, and Bud Rice, at Grumpy's (1242 Bishop) 9pm

• Sunday, June 2

Sharon, Bram & Friends, at Théâtre Maisonneuve 11:30 am $42.75–52.75

• Monday, June 3

Sarah Segal-Lazar, solo show, at Grumpy's (1242 Bishop) 9pm

• Monday, June 10

This Frontier Needs Heroes(Brad Lauretti), at l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E)

• Wednesday, June 12

Lucas Choi Zimbel, and Robert Santos, at l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) 9pm

• Friday, June 14

Sarah Segal-Lazar, with the Plaidversaries, at the Fringe Park (Rachel & St. Laurent) 5pm

• Thursday, June 13–Sunday, June 16

The Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal

• Friday, June 21

Joey Landreth, at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E) $20/$23 at the door/$10 students/$13 at the door. 8pm (doors 7:30) Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.916.9225

• Friday, June 28

Lucas Choi Zimbel, and Fred Peloquin, at Grumpy's (1242 Bishop) 9pm

• Wednesday, July 3

Dirty Catfish Brass Band, at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E) $15/$18 at the door. 8pm (doors 7:30) Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.916.9225

• Friday, July 5

Benjamin Dakota Rogers, at Café Shäika (5526 Sherbrooke Street West) 514.482.3898

• Monday, July 22

Andy Irvine, at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E) $40/$45 at the door. 8pm (doors 7:30) Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.916.9225

• Wednesday, July 31

Parker Millsap, at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E) $15/$20 at the door. 8pm (doors 7:30) Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.916.9225

• Saturday, October 5

Rod MacDonald, presented by Dan Behrman, at Le Quartier Général du Vieux-La-Prairie (207 rue Ste Marie La Prairie) 8pm 450.550.8419 email for tickets

• Wednesday, October 30

Loreena McKennitt, at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts, 8pm Tickets: $120, $100, $85, $70, $60 (taxes included / service charge extra) 514.842.2112 On sale May 3rd at 10a.m.

• Saturday, November 30

Gordon Lightfoot, at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, 8pm $99.50, $84.50, 69.50, $54.50 514.842.2112

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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 (808 Atwater) 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 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 2019

February 22–24: Winterfolk XIV Blues and Roots Festival (Toronto)

March 1–4: Winter Folk Camp, YMCA Wanakita (Haliburton, Ont.)

March 16–31: Festival de la Voix (Pointe-Claire, Dorval, Beaconsfield)

April 25–28: Ottawa Grassroots Festival

April 22–25: Pete Wernick's Merlefest Bluegrass Camp (Boomer, NC)

April 25–28: MerleFest (North Carolina)

May 18–19 (&20, in case of rain): NDG Porchfest

June 6–9: Midwest Banjo Camp XIV (Olivet, Michigan)

June 13–16: Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal

June 17–23: Northeast Heritage Music Camp (Starksboro, Vermont)

June 21–26: Pete Wernick's Silver Bay Bluegrass Camp (Lake George, NY)

June 28–30: Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance (Altamont, NY)

June 28–30: Chants de Vielles (Village de Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QC)

June 30–July 5: Old School Bluegrass Camp (Prince Edward County, Ontario)

July ?–?: Branches & Roots Festival (Ormstown)

July 5–7: Mariposa Folk Festival (Orillia, Ontario)

July 5–14: Tremblant International Blues Festival

July 12–14: Vancouver Island MusicFest

July 19–21: Dawson City Music Festival

July 24–28: le Festival Memoire et Racines (Joliette & St. Charles Borromée)

July 26–29: The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canso, Nova Scotia)

July 22–23: Calgary Folk Festival

August ?–?: Arts Alive! Quebec: Quebec City

August ?–?: Arts Alive! Quebec: Knowlton

August 2–4: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Dodds Farm, Hillsdale, N.Y.)

August 2–4: Blue Skies Music Festival (Ontario)

August 2–4: Teresa Doyle's Singing Camp (Rock Barra Retreat, P.E.I.)

August 8–11: Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival (Nova Scotia)

August 9–11: Kingsville Folk Music Festival (Ontario)

August 14–18: Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke

September 11–15: City Folk (Ottawa)

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

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