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Wednesday, December 7

Black Umfolosi, at Chalet Bellevue (Morin Heights)

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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 detailing any change.


Original Music Showcases, at Grumpy's Bar (1242 Bishop) 9:30pm–12:00

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

BBAM! Gallery (808 Atwater) 514.952.6190


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

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

Stanbridge East Coffee House, every 4th Sunday except July & August (17 Maple, Stanbridge East) 5pm


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


Singer/Songwriter open mic, at Grumpy's Bar (1242 Bishop)

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


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) 8pm 514.744.5345 Bring your instruments

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)

Original Music Showcases, at Grumpy's Bar (1242 Bishop) 9:30pm–12:00

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 l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) 6–8pm

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

The Yellow Door

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Festivals/Camps 2023

February 17–19: Winterfolk XIX Blues and Roots Festival

March ?–April ?: Festival de la Voix (Pointe-Claire, Dorval, Beaconsfield)

March 30–April 2: Regina Folk Festival (Saskatchewan)

April 11: Islands Folk Festival (Duncan, B.C.) virtual

April 23–25: Ottawa Grassroots Festival

April 28–May 1: MerleFest(North Carolina)

June 4–6: Midwest Banjo Camp XVII (Olivet, Michigan)

June 8–12: International Indigenous Music Summit (Virtual)

June 17–19: Montreal Festival on the Canal

June 17–19: Roots to Boots Festival (Chéticamp/Louisbourg, NS)

June 19–25: Northeast Heritage Music Camp (Starksboro, Vermont)

June 24–26: Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance (Altamont, NY)

July 1–3: Chants de Vielles (Village de Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QC)

July 2–3: Almonte Celtfest (Almonte, Ontario)

July 3–7: Old School Bluegrass Camp (Prince Edward County, Ontario)

July 7–10: ShazamFest XV.V (Barnston West, QC)

July 7–11: Maritime Fiddle Festival (Dartmouth, NS)

July 7–10: Winnipeg Folk Festival (Manitoba)

July 8–10: Mariposa Folk Festival (Orillia, Ontario)

July 8–10: Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival (St. John's)

July 8–10: Vancouver Island MusicFest virtual

July 14–16: Tremblant International Blues Festival (QC)

July 15–17: Folk on the Rocks (Yellowknife, NWT)

July 24–26: Tottenham Bluegrass Festival (Ontario)

July 14–17: Acoustic Maritime Music Festival (Kempt Shore, NS)

July 15–17: Vancouver Folk Music Festival (B.C.)

July 21–24: Calgary Folk Festival (Alberta)

July 22–24: Mission Folk Music Festival (Mission, B.C.)

July 22–24: The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canso, Nova Scotia)

July 27: Brandon Folk, Music & Art Festival (Manitoba)

July 27—31: le Festival Memoire et Racines (Joliette & St. Charles Borromée)

July 29–31: Blueberry Bluegrass Festival (Stony Plain, Alberta)

July 29–31: Coombs Bluegrass Festival(Coombs, B.C.)

July 29–31: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Dodds Farm, Hillsdale, N.Y.)

July 29–August 1: Blue Skies Music Festival (Ontario) virtual

August 1–7: Goderich Celtic Roots Festival (Ontario)

August 4–7: Miramichi Folksong Festival (Miramichi, NB) virtual

August 4–7: Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival (Nova Scotia)

August 4–7: Edmonton Folk Music Festival (Alberta)

August 5–7: Teresa Doyle's Singing Camp (Rock Barra Retreat, P.E.I.)

August 12–15: Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke

August 12–14: Bear Creek Folk Fest (Alberta)

August 13–15: Kingsville Folk Music Festival (Ontario)

August 19–21: Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival (Owen Sound, Ont)

August 19–21: Peterborough Folk Festival (Peterborough, Ont)

August 20: Sounds of the Valley Festival (Riverfield, QC)

August 20–22: SuperFolk Morin-Heights Festival (Morin-Heights, QC)

August 26–28: Rogersville Bluegrass Festival (Rogersville, NB)

August 27: Upper Canada Folkfest (Prescott, Ontario)

August 28–September 4: Halifax Urban Folk Festival (Halifax, NS)

September 8–10; 15–17: City Folk (Ottawa)

September 10–12: Dawson City Music Festival

September 17: NDG Porchfest

October 6–10: Les Rendez-vous ès TRAD de Québec (Québec City)

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