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Single Events   |   Ongoing   |   Festivals/Camps

• Saturday, August 17

BluesReel, at M Montreal Hostel (1245 St. André) 9:30 pwyc

• Wednesday, August 21

Swift Years, at l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) 10pm pwyc

• Friday, August 23

Bule (formerly, Caribou Stew), at La Vitrola (4602 St. Laurent) 9pm (doors 8:30) Tickets $10 advance / $15 door Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.916.9225

• Sunday, August 25

The Maes with Mike McKenna Jr, at Casa Del Popolo (4873 St. Laurent) 8pm (7:30) Hello Darlin' Productions. Tickets $20 / $23 at the door 514.916.9225

• Saturday, August 31

Leeroy Stagger, CD release, at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E) Tickets $20/$23 at the door 8pm (doors 7:30) Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.916.9225

• Sunday, September 8

Fred Eaglesmith, starring Tif Ginn, at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E) Tickets $25 8pm (doors 7:30) Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.916.9225

• Wednesday, September 11

Sarah Jane Scouten, w/ The Arnold Sisters, at Quai des Brumes (4481 St. Denis) 9:30pm (9) Tickets $12 in advance/$15 at the door 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

• Friday, October 11

Old Man Luedecke, at Le Ministère (4521 St. Laurent) 8:15pm (7:30) Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.916.9225

• Saturday, October 19

Zachary Lucky, at Casa Del Popolo (4873 St. Laurent) 8pm (7:30) Hello Darlin' Productions. Tickets $15 / $18 at the door 514.916.9225

• 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.

• Tuesday, November 26

Rising Appalachia, at L'Astral (305 Ste. Catherine W) 8pm (7:00) $20+ to $85+ presented by Evenko

• 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 13–16: Roots to Boots Festival (Chéticamp/Louisbourg, NS)

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 27–30: Chants de Vielles (Village de Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QC)

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

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

July 5–7: PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival(Dundas, PEI)

July 5–7: Almonte Celtfest (Almonte, Ontario)

July 5–8: Maritime Fiddle Festival (Dartmouth, NS)

July 5–14: Tremblant International Blues Festival (QC)

July 11–14: Winnipeg Folk Festival (Manitoba)

July 12–14: Vancouver Island MusicFest

July 12–14: Folk on the Rocks

July 14–16: Tottenham Bluegrass Festival (Ontario)

July 18–21: Acoustic Maritime Music Festival (Kempt Shore, NS)

July 19–21: Dawson City Music Festival

July 19–21: Tay Creek Folk Festival (Tay Creek, NB)

July 19–21: Red Clay Bluegrass Festival (Tignish, PEI)

July 19–21: Vancouver Folk Music Festival(B.C.)

July 20–22: Brandon Folk, Music & Art Festival (Manitoba)

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

July 25–28: Calgary Folk Music Festival (Alberta)

July 26–28: Mission Folk Music Festival (Mission, B.C.)

July 26–28: Islands Folk Festival (Duncan, B.C.)

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

July 22–23: Calgary Folk Festival

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 2–4: Blueberry Bluegrass Festival(Stony Plain, Alberta)

August 2–4: Coombs Bluegrass Festival (Coombs, B.C.)

August 4–9: Miramichi Folksong Festival (Miramichi, NB)

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

August 8–11: Edmonton Folk Music Festival (Alberta)

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

August 9–11: Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival (St. John's)

August 9–11: Regina Folk Festival (Saskatchewan)

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

August 16–17: Summer's End Folk Festival (Grand Manan Island, NB)

August 16–18: Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival (Owen Sound, Ont)

August 16–18: Peterborough Folk Festival(Peterborough, Ont)

August 16–18: Bear Creek Folk Fest(Alberta)

August 23–25: Rogersville Bluegrass Festival (Rogersville, NB)

August 24–25: SuperFolk Morin-Heights Festival (Morin-Heights, QC)

August 25–September 1: Halifax Urban Folk Festival(Halifax, NS)

September 11–15: City Folk (Ottawa)

October 11–14: Les Rendez-vous ès TRAD de Québec (Québec City)

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