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Songs from musicals, w. vocalists Alyssa Giammaria and Leah Korkowski, Wed July 12

June 8th, 2017
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Wednesday July 12, 2017, at 8 pm, $10 /$5. Two vocalists, Alyssa Giammaria and Leah Korkowski, recent graduates from Mohawk Music, will be sharing with you their love of songs from musicals. Their band includes: Ian Brown on piano, Jesse Martel on guitar, Aoife-Louise Doyle on backup vocals, Adam Inrig on drums, and Devon Savas on bass

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Back to the 1780s! The WÖR band from Belgium, Mon July 10 at 7:30

June 8th, 2017
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Monday July 10, 2017, at 7:30 pm, $15. SPECIAL SHOW! Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online

Matapa World Festival Series presents the WÖR band from Belgium, on a festival tour in Ontario.  The musicians: Fabio Di Meo, baritone & soprano saxophone; Bert Ruymbeek accordion; Jeroen Goegebuer violin; Pieterjan Van Kerckhoven bagpipes, musette, soprano saxophone; Jonas Scheys guitar. Back to the 1780’s! If it sounded good back then, why not today?
“Wör’s album is brilliant. It’s very exciting to hear a young band reinterpreting old manuscripts in a refreshing and new way” Sam Sweeney – BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year 2015
With their finely textured arrangements WÖR injects new energy into 18th-century tunes from the Flanders region of Belgium. Their music shines an inventive spotlight, with a modern twist, on tunes from the manuscripts of De Gruijtters (Antwerp, 1746), Van Belle (Van Belle, 1743), De Prins (Leuven, 1781) and many more.    
“They’re all astonishing musicians, coaxing fantastic sounds out of their chosen instruments. But more than this, they craft intricate and fresh arrangements for each piece.” Stephen D. Winnick – Huffington Post

Event, Music, Music-Classical, Music-World, Special event

Richard Garvey, w. Teal Booth & Charlie Banjo Bean, Fri June 30

June 2nd, 2017
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Friday, June 30, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Richard Garvey, our favourite wandering minstrel is on the road again. He’s back at Artword, this time with two guests: singer-songwriters Teal Booth and Charlie Banjo Bean. A great start to your Canada Day weekend in town!  http://www.richardgarvey.ca/
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/132197854010530/

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

Guitarist Doug Murphy, psychedelic jazz fusion, Thurs June 29

June 2nd, 2017
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Thursday June 29, 2017, 8 pm, $10 reg / $5 students. Back for more of “It Is What It Is” — fusion psychedelic jazz featuring the far-out fabulous Doug Murphy on guitar, with Alana Gunn bass, Oscar Galbraith drums, Mike Ricci sax and flute. All original compositions, mostly by Doug himself. Also some free-form improvisations.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Romancing the Song, w. Loretta Bailey, James Gordon, Michael Mulrooney, Sat June 24

May 22nd, 2017
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Saturday June 24, 2017, at 8 pm, $20.
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Robert Missen presents Romancing the Song, performed by singers Lorretta Bailey and James Gordon, with Michael Mulrooney on piano, in a tribute to the wealth of musical treasures from the Great American Songbook. Three of Canada’s foremost entertainers perform popular songs from musical theatre, films and Tin Pan Alley of the early to mid-20th century, including songs by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and others. Lorretta Bailey, James Gordon and Michael Mulrooney have all had lengthy and distinguished careers in concerts and theatres across Canada.
Lorretta Bailey is one of Canada’s finest musical theatre performers came to prominence as Eponine in the Toronto production of Les Miserables. She went on to perform with all of the major regional theatre companies across Canada. She is a Founding Co-Artistic Director of the Lowville Festival, the “festival of all the arts for the artist in all of us”, which is held annually in and around the historic hamlet of Lowville in north Burlington.
James Gordon, a native of Guelph, was a founder and long-time member of Tamarack, the acclaimed Canadian folk group, Read more…

Event, Music, Special event

Jazzy blues & more, The Kirkendolls, Fri June 16

May 18th, 2017
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Friday June 16, 2017, at 8 pm, $10/ pwyc. A return visit by The Kirkendolls, a new local band: Mark Caruana on vocals and guitar, Tom Shea on bass, Jamie Shea on guitar, and Mario Laquintana on drums. The music is a mix of music from originals to jazzy re-arrangements to soulful blues and beyond. About half of their songs are originals by Mark Caruana, who was the guitar player for Big Rude Jake in Toronto throughout most of the 90s. Later he had his own jazz trio/quartet playing in the jazz clubs in Toronto to the early 2000s. Since then he has played mostly solo for private events. He moved to Hamilton a few years ago and has put this new band together.

Event, Music, Music-Blues

Andrew Aldridge – Planet of the Loops, Thur June 15

May 17th, 2017
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Thursday June 15, 2017, at 8 pm, $tba (call 905-543-8512). Noted guitarist Andrew Aldridge is bringing back his legendary Planet of the Loops  live at Artword Artbar with special guests: Tim Tickner, Wally Jericho, Steve Wood, Andrew Aldridge.
Join us for a night of live improvised recycling of sounds!
Anything can happen, and frequently does! Planet of the Loops was established in 1998 in Toronto and continues with Looping events in various cities with all different musicians ‘looping’ their sounds together to create an experience that’s never, um… repeated *pun*. Seating is limited. To reserve, call Artword Artbar (905-543-8512). https://www.andrewaldridgemusic.com/

Andrew explains: “In 1998 (in Toronto) I started a Collective event called Planet of the Loops. It’s an improvisational/ experimental night consisting of 3-4 players. Read more…

Event, Music

José Contreras + Paul Linklater, Sat Jun 10

May 16th, 2017
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Saturday June 10, 2017 at 8 pm, $10. José Contreras of By Divine Right and Paul Linklater of the Pinecones bring their respective solo acts to Artword Artbar. These veteran performers thrive on thwarting the sonic convention of the strumming troubadour!
www.paullinklater.com
http://www.bydivineright.ca/

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

CONCERT: Cootes Paradise, Fri June 9

May 16th, 2017
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Friday June 9, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512 or  BUY_tix_buttonBook online
The powerhouse band of familiar faces returns to Artword Artbar:
Cootes Paradise, a collective of six musicians who chose to play together, combining their many talents. Their music is roots-based: bluesy, funky, and filled with soul. Band members are: Amy Di Nino (drums), Wayne Krawchuk (guitar/vocals), Sue Leonard (vocals), Lily Sazz (keyboards/vocals), Ian Taylor (bass), Mark Volkov (flute, violin, sax). PLUS an opening set by the noted Hamilton musician and songwriter Michael J. Birthelmer.
http://www.cootesparadiseband.ca/

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-folk, Music: singer-songwriter

Bolivian charango player Willy Rios, Thurs June 8

May 15th, 2017
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Thursday June 8, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve call 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Special event! Willy Rios, master charango player from Bolivia, is visiting Artword Artbar. He will be performing with Hugo Larenas (flamenco and classical guitarist) and Daniel Emden (percussionist). The charango is the Andean traditional stringed instrument in the lute family.  www.willyrios.com
A musician for 35 years, Willy Rios began his musical career at the Masis cultural centre in Sucre, Bolivia, with the charango as his main instrument. In 1988, he travelled with the group Los Masis in South America, Europe and finally Canada, which became his adopted country. While in Montreal in 1993 he joined various musical projects and later performed internationally, in Japan, Australia and other countries. In 2008, he was invited to join the TV project The Symphony of the New World  (Ici ARTV). The same year, Cirque du soleil invited him to participate in recording the CD Totem. His last album, Para Ti, earned Willy the World Solo Artist of the Year Award at the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Willy has recorded over 15 CDs with artists in Canada and Japan.

Event, Music, Music-World

Beats Workin’ duo David Hurley & Charly Chiarelli, Thurs June 1

May 4th, 2017
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Thursday June 1, 2017, 8 pm. $10. Beats Workin’ is a duo from Kingston: David Hurley on seven-string guitar and vocals and Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. They perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz

Celtic duo Mairi Rankin & Ailie Robertson, Tues May 30, 7:30

May 2nd, 2017
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Tuesday May 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm, $15 door/ $10 adv.
To reserve in advance call 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
A special concert by Celtic duo Mairi Rankin and Ailie Robertson, on tour in Canada. They are part of the Celtic band Outside Track, who played at Artword Artbar last year. Now they are doing a little tour as a duo (after a full tour with the whole band).
Mairi Rankin, from Cape Breton, one of the legendary Rankin Family, plays fiddle, sings and also step-dances up a storm.
Ailie Robertson, from Edinburgh, is one of Scotland’s leading young traditional musicians and clarsach (celtic harp) virtuoso.

Event, Music, Music-World

Ronley Teper’s Lipliners, w. Dave Gould, Sat May 20

April 18th, 2017
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Saturday May 20, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. From Toronto, the surprising and delightful Ronley Teper’s Lipliners, plus a special guest opening set by Hamilton’s ever-inventive Dave Gould. Children at heart who love comedic, poetic, theatric, yet at times provocative storytelling, alongside truly magical music and visuals (by Saul Lederman), should prepare themselves for the surprising world of Ronley Teper’s Lipliners. Ronley Teper guitars, voice; Ben Bowen trumpet; Aly Livingston flute; Tim Posgate (of So Long Seven) banjo; Ben Hermann percussion.   http://www.ronleyteper.com

Event, Music, Music-folk, Storytelling, Theatre

Mother’s Day Special, Raine Hamilton & Piper Hayes, Sun May 14 at 2:30

April 15th, 2017
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Sunday May 14, 2017, at 2:30 pm, $10. To reserve in advance call 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Singer-songwriter-violinist Raine Hamilton is on tour from Winnipeg. She teams up with Piper Hayes from Hamilton for a special Mother’s Day Sunday afternoon concert.
Raine‘s music is resonant, acoustic folk with an other-worldly edge and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humour and grace.  http://www.rainehamilton.com/
Piper Hayes is a critically acclaimed performer, singer- songwriter in the folk-pop mode, now based in Hamilton. In the past few years she has toured all over Canada and the USA, and has headlined three international tours. In 2016 she released her second EP Goodbye Mister Nice Guy, which was in the top 10 of CFMU 93.3 charts. http://pipersings.com/

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

JAZZ: vocalist Julie Michels & pianist Adrean Farrugia, Sat May 6

April 8th, 2017
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Saturday May 6, 2017, at 8 pm, $15/$10 students. To reserve in advance call 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Pianist Adrean Farrugia has invited renowned Toronto-based jazz vocalist Julie Michels to heat up the stage at Artword Artbar. Julie Michels is a unique and important feature on the Toronto jazz scene. Pat Collins joins in on bass.  http://www.juliemichels.com/
Award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. He plays occasionally at Artword Artbar and teaches music at Mohawk College, as well as juggling his busy touring schedule.  http://adreanfarrugia.com/

Julie Michels began her life humming in tune with the radio … and she hasn’t stopped since.  Her “glorious holler” (Mark Miller, Globe and Mail) has been a unique and important feature on the Toronto Jazz scene for more than two decades. She settled there after studying with legendary bassist Richard Davis at the University of Wisconsin, and spending time performing across Europe and North America. As a recording artist, Julie has worked with bassist George Koller (Singing Naked, 1995, and Bass and Voice, 2011), Read more…

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

The Acoustics, accordion-based music, Thurs May 4

April 6th, 2017
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Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. The Acoustics, a lively band from the Hamilton area, play their own original folk-rock, world-roots music. Alfonso Spoto on accordion, Bonnie Bell on violin, and Vince Spoto on guitar/vocals. For the past 14 years, they have been cultivating their own unique music for local fans and venues. During this period they have released three studio CDs, their debut CD A Thousand Yesterdays  (Dec. 2003), Forever and a Day (Dec. 2007), and Erie Long (Jan. 2013).

Event, Music, Music-World

Corin Raymond + Treasa Levasseur & Brian Kobayakawa, Sat Apr 29

March 21st, 2017
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Corin_Raymond_3961251_cadSaturday April 29, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve. Or book online https://www.corinraymond.com/shows
Singer/storyteller Corin Raymond will be joined by Hamilton-based keCorin_Raymond+HoboJunglehjfd-coveryboardist and songbird Treasa Levasseur, along with upright bassist Brian Kobayakawa, for an entertaining evening of new songs and old. Warning: Corin may very well still be celebrating the Juno nomination for his album Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams, as well as sharing some songs as yet unrecorded. “Corin Raymond is a storyteller who by the end of the night you’ll have known your whole life.” – The Globe and Mail.     http://www.corinraymond.com/

Event, Music, Music-folk, Music: singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriters Gina Horswood & Karen Morand, Wed Apr 26

March 17th, 2017
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Singer-songwriters Karen Morand, from Windsor, and Gina Horswood, on tour from Australia, are coming to Artword Artbar on their Ontario tour. Gina and Karen are not just a couple of chicks playing guitars. Their Saints and Sinners tour finds them rambling down highways‚ unraveling stories and songs with powerhouse vocals and infectious beats. Their original songs echo dusty roads, dark bars and creaking church pews. A night of gritty gospel and earthy blues will be sure to leave ya with a satisfied soul.
www.karenmorand.com         www.ginahorswood.com

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-folk

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