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Skye Consort & Emma Björling, Sat Nov 2, 3 pm & 8 pm

September 11th, 2019
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Saturday November 2, 2019, TWO SHOWS: 3 pm & 8 pm. $20 reg, $10 students. To reserve tickets (and seating),  Book online BUY_tix_button

or call 905-543-8512, or email artword@artword.net

Skye Consort & Emma Björling perform trans-Atlantic arrangements of traditional Nordic/Celtic/Québecois music as well as original compositions. Voices, fiddle, nyckelharpa, cello, bouzouki, banjo, and percussion. whirling polskas, groovy reels, passionate love songs, breathtaking hymns, and more. www.skyeconsort.org/
Amanda Keesmaat (cello & vocals) is a member of La Nef, a vibrant presence in the Montréal early music community, and has recorded and performed with many prominent singers and renowned ensembles.
Emma Björling (lead voice, shruti box, perc.) is an award-winning Swedish singer, composer, arranger, active in the renowned Scandinavian bands Kongero and Lyy. Both bands have toured the world, and are busy in the European Folk/Trad scene. Emma teaches and conducts workshops all over the world.
Seán Dagher (cittern/bouzouki, banjo & vocals) is the artistic director of La Nef and an active performer, arranger, and composer of music from various folk and classical music traditions. He participated in the Adisq-winning CD, La Traverse Miraculeuse with La Nef and Les Charbonniers de l’enfer.
Alex Kehler (fiddle, nyckelharpa & vocals) is a member of La Nef, Soulwood, a Kehler Williams duo, Les Siffleurs de nuits, and also busy playing with Suzie LeBlanc, Jeremiah McLane, Timmothy Cummings.

Event, Music, Music-folk, Music-World

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley, cd release, Fri Nov 1

September 10th, 2019
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Friday November 1, 2019, at 8 pm. Tickets $20.
To reserve tickets (and seating), call 905-543-8512, or  Book online BUY_tix_button

 

Two of our favourite performers, vocalist Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley (guitar, trumpet) are returning to Artword Artbar with a new blues CD with G-ThreeJazz Label. The CD is called Gold Cadillac and the theme of the album: unique & funny blues tunes.

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz

Acoustic Moments, w. The Riddim Riders Unplugged, Thurs Oct 31

September 6th, 2019
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Thursday October 31, at 8 pm. Admission $15 if you wear red, gold and/or green. General admission will be $25.
Mr. Jay hosts another fabulous Acoustic Moments show, featuring world-class reggae music by The Riddim Riders Unplugged.
Band members Franklin Joseph (guitar), Mike Rajczak (lead vocals, drums), Lauren Mikayla (background vocals) and Carl De Souza (bass). The Riders break away from their usual reggae-rockers vibe with this configuration, presenting an acoustic-soul vibe featuring acoustic and classical guitars, djembe, conga and hand percussion and a big focus on rich vocal harmonies. This event will be hosted by Mr. Jay from the Artword Theatre Ensemble (James Street, Scroogissimo) and host of the I.R.S. radio show (International Reggae & Soca) on CFMU 93.3 FM.
Artword Artbar has been the venue for this event for the past four years. Come and take in some sweet reggae vibes one more time before they close their doors for good in December 2019.

Event, Music, Music-Soul/R&B, Music-World

Brownman’s HALLOWEEN THRILLER, Wed Oct 30 at 7:30

September 5th, 2019
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Wednesday October 30, 2019, early show 7:30-10:30 pm. Brownman’s HALLOWEEN THRILLER. Acclaimed jazz / hip-hop trumpet player Brownman Ali leads an all-star quartet through his popular annual HALLOWEEN THRILLER concert! Tickets: $15 advance, $20 door, $10 students. Advance tickets call 905-543-8512, or,  Book online BUY_tix_button

With Nick Maclean keyboards & ghoulishness; Max Wilson electric bass & creepiness; Agneya Chikte drums & ghastliness. The BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO + 1 will perform the entire Michael Jackson Thriller recording, interpreted and re-worked in the Miles Davis-esque fashion. In addition to performing Thriller from top to bottom, other MJ classics will be featured through the night.
For this unique Halloween jazz party, costumes and Thriller video dance moves are encouraged!  It’s a spectacular not-to-be-missed event!
www.Thriller.Brownman.com

Event, Music, Music-Jazz, Music-pop-etc.

Sophia Perlman and Adrean Farrugia, Sat Oct 26

September 4th, 2019
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Saturday October 26, 2019, at 8 pm, $15/10. For our 10th Anniversary concert series, our all-time favourite dynamic duo of Sophia Perlman and Adrean Farrugia are essential. They will perform “our usual eclectic mix of songs we love, and some of Sophia’s originals” says Adrean.
They first played at Artword Artbar on July 21, 2011 (see photo left taken at that concert by John Douglas, a jazz fan). Here’s what we posted then from their publicity: “Sophia Perlman has made a name for herself as one of Canada’s most promising young vocalists, impressing audiences and seasoned musicians alike with her musical maturity and her impressive ability as an improviser. Multi-award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Fusing many diverse musical influences he has forged a personal sound which generates a uniquely individual creative statement.”
And several concerts later, in fall 2014, Sophia and Adrean capped off our Steel City Jazz Festival week (photo right). And on… we are big fans.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Stuart Laughton’s Radio Dial, Fri Oct 25

September 3rd, 2019
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Friday October 25, 2019, at 8 pm $15. To reserve tickets (and seating), call 905-543-8512, or  Book online BUY_tix_button

Stuart Laughton brings us another edition of Radio Dial for our 10th Anniversary season. Always wonderful, always full of surprises.

Special guest for Oct 25 is music veteran Denis Keldie on accordion (photo right), who calls the evening “a fantastic musical adventure.”
And the usual Radio Dial gang: Rebecca Campbell on vocals/guitar, Martin Worthy on drums/vocals, and Steve Lucas on bass, and of course multi-instrumentalist Stuart Laughton on everything else.

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz, Music-roots, Music-singer/songwriter