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Thursday, May 26

Ol' Savannah, w/The Slowinks and Santosh Lalonde, at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E) 9pm (doors: 8pm) $15 in advance/$20 at the door 514.844.1010

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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.


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

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


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

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


Blues Jam Night, at the Unik Bar (805 Decarie, Ville St. Laurent) 8pm 514.744.5345 Bring your instruments

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

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 2021—many may be occurring online

February 18–20: Winterfolk XIX Blues and Roots Festival (streamed)

March 19–April 10: 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 ?: Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal — 2020 Virtual Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 3–12: Tremblant International Blues Festival (QC)

July 7–10: Winnipeg Folk Festival (Manitoba)

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

July 8–10: Vancouver Island MusicFest virtual

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

July 21–24: Calgary Folk Festival (Alberta)

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

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

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

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

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 13–15: Kingsville Folk Music Festival (Ontario)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 10–12: Dawson City Music Festival

September 17: NDG Porchfest

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

November ?–?: City Folk (Ottawa)

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