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The Greenbank Folk Music Society
2019-2020 Concert Listing
GFMS regrets to inform patrons that all township halls such as Greenbank Hall have been closed due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Consequently, our March concert scheduled for March 28 and starring Danny Michel has been cancelled.
Those who have paid for tickets can have their money refunded by calling 647 746 8097.
Watch this space for news about our April and May concerts.
Thank you. Wishing everyone peace and good health!



October 19, 2019
Keith Glass Band

The sound of Keith Glass Band can best be described as rock and roll - with all that term encompasses: R&B, country, folk, blues, rock - all fused into Keith�s original songs.

Keith is an old friend of Greenbank audiences who has visited us before as a solo act as well as with another old friend and favourite, Lynn Miles. A singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, bass), producer, and a founding member, guitarist and songwriter of Prairie Oyster, he is a member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

Alistair Dennett was the first drummer in Prairie Oyster. He has been playing in bands with Keith since high school. Upon landing in Ottawa, Alistair has played with Brock Zeman, Sneezy Waters and His Excellent Band, Ball and Chain and Morningwood Trio. He is also an accomplished bodhran player/teacher

Steve Trecarten is one of Ottawa�s premiere tenor and baritone sax players, and an accomplished blues, jazz and rock keyboardist.

Mike Turenne is a consummate veteran bassist from the Ottawa area.

We are delighted that the Keith Glass Band can join us for our opening night of the season! Don't miss it!

"The KGB group is locked in tight and present Keith's best songwriting to date. As comfortable as slippers and satisfying as a good meal. Run, don't walk, to their next gig!" Gary Brown

Opening: Dennis O'Toole



November 16, 2019
David Francey

Another favourite of Greenbank audiences returns by popular demand!

From the website:

"Francey's clear, simple songs speak volumes to his followers. After a decade in music, David Francey is known as one of Canada's finest tunesmiths and a champion of the Everyman, admired for his less-is-more approach to writing. It's amazing how he manages to address deep stuff with such spare ingredients" The Edmonton Journal

Opening: Shawna Caspi



December 7, 2019
Boreal (Tannis Slimmon, Katherine Wheatley & Angie Nussey)

From the web site:

"This November and December, Guelph musicians Tannis Slimmon and Katherine Wheatley will be joined by their new bandmate Angie Nussey from Orillia to perform their show "Song's For The Snowy Season". The show celebrates the coming of winter and the spirit of the holiday season.

These three Canadian songstresses have dug up old songs and written new ones about the snowy season. Their lyrics conjure up vivid sights and sounds that every Canadian would fondly recognize: pine branches bending low, squirrels� footprints in the snow, winter�s hush, the icy breath that accompanies shovelling, the sound of slap shots off the boards, the angel truck drivers who lead us home in blizzards.

Boreal's rapport, with each other and with the audience, is warm, friendly, and genuine. Their love of melodies and harmonies, their combined songwriting skills, their tour de force voices, and the joy they feel singing with each other all make for an unforgettable event. It is the perfect antidote to a cold winter�s night.

Opening: TBA



January 25,2020
The Andrew Collins Trio

From the web site:

�Light of touch, fast of wit, copiously imaginative, and a musical scholar of the highest distinction, Toronto mandolin virtuoso pulls out all the stops� The Toronto Star

"Simply put, this is a stellar band that resists categorization and one that will expand the listener's range and appreciation of style." Earshot

"Raw and grooving bluegrass music played with the grace and sophistication of a classical string quartet." R2 Magazine



February 22, 2020

Kobo Town is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born amid the boastful, humorous and militant chants of roaming stick-fighters. Situated near the fishermen�s wharf, the area was a site of constant defiance and conflict, a place where sticks and stones, songs and verses clashed with the bayonets and batons of colonial rule.

Founded and fronted by �migr� Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town�s music has been variously described as �an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass� (Guardian) and a �unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.�(Exclaim!) From their home in Toronto, the JUNO Award winning group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia.

At once brooding and joyous, intensely poetic and highly danceable, Gonsalves� songs betray deep roots in Caribbean folk music, while the band delivers them with an indomitable energy that has earned them a considerable following far beyond the niche of world music enthusiasts and calypso fans.



March 28, 2020
Danny Michel - CANCELLED


GFMS regrets to inform patrons that all township halls such as Greenbank Hall have been closed due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Consequently, our March concert scheduled for March 28 and starring Danny Michel has been cancelled.

Those who have paid for tickets can have their money refunded by calling 647 746 8097.

Thank you. Wishing everyone peace and good health!

Danny Michel's thoughtful lyrics & charming performances have earned a devoted fan base, multiple nominations for Junos, The Polaris Prize, CBC�s "Heart Of Gold", and most recently winning the CFMA's "Producer of the year" and "Oliver Schroder Pushing the Boundaries" Awards. But Danny considers his career highlights to be the unique real life moments like performing for Jane Goodall�s 85th birthday party, touring with Stuart Mclean and working with charities close to his heart. �When I was eleven, I spent a month living in Khartoum, Sudan. It was there I was exposed to a very different world�and music beyond Rock & Roll� �By this point, singer/songwriter Danny Michel must be a bit weary of being ranked as one of this country's undiscovered musical treasures. But it's true" THE TORONTO STAR

Opener: TBA



April 25, 2020
Kerri Ough and Christine Bougie

Kerri grew up outside Port Hope and lived there until off to university in London. For a decade after school, she lived in Toronto. It was there that she met her husband and formed her band Good Lovelies. In 2013, she moved to St. John�s, Newfoundland, bought her first house, and spent her free time exploring Newfoundland. In early 2019, she sold their house and moved back to Ontario.

As noted on their web site, the JUNO Award�winning roots-pop combo of Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough, and Susan Passmore - the Good Lovelies - are more than a decade into a career that has yielded four widely acclaimed studio albums, two Christmas collections (including 2019�s gorgeous Evergreen), two EPs, a live album, and a #1 single (�I See Gold� from 2018�s smash album, Shapeshifters) plus devoted fans in Europe, Australia, the U.S. and homeland Canada, where performances alongside the Toronto Symphony Orchestra are not unheard of.

The trio is poised to soar even higher in the roaring 2020s on every conceivable front. There�s recording new material and touring, sure, but also tangible green initiatives, a plan to achieve gender parity in the studio, a bold embrace of the digital age, and the release of their �Live Taping Show� from February 2019 which found the Good Lovelies and their five-piece band in peak form before rolling cameras on a gorgeous stage in Huntsville, Ontario.

Kerri Ough is a vital part of the Lovelies featuring her lead vocals, keyboard, banjo, acoustic guitar, and omnichord. Her solo album �One Day Soon� came out last March. To support the release, she toured in support of Royal Wood on the East Coast of Canada. "Thrilled doesn�t even cut it. I�m over the moon," she said. "I�ve been waiting a long time to put this music out."

Christine Bougie is an accomplished guitarist with one main guitar. She�s also an in-demand lap steel player with one go-to lap steel. Yet while her approach to instruments is admittedly minimalistic, her approach to instrumentation � be it the lush soundscapes of her solo output or the aural textures she adds to the work of a myriad of well-known artists � is quite the opposite.As a solo artist and composer, Bougie has released four albums of instrumental music. In August 2019, she released Love Songs with the Queer Songbook Orchestra on 7� vinyl, which features two of her lap steel compositions, backed by a 10 piece chamber orchestra.

What a thrill it is for us to welcome Kerri & Christine to Greenbank!



May 23, 2020
Catherine MacLellan

From the web site:

Catherine MacLellan, one of Canadian folk music�s true gems, returns with her anticipated seventh album, COYOTE. This self-produced release is a travelogue through heartbreak, loss and the joy of life.

COYOTE contains 14 songs that are reflective, poignant and hopeful. They were all recorded and produced by Catherine at her home studio in PEI.

�It�s a dream home, a big old farm house with a long history of music. In the early days, there were big kitchen parties, with someone always rocking the piano and people square dancing. When I moved here, I really got the sense the house wanted things to be happening, and music to be played.�

COYOTE adds some of that traditional East Coast instrumentation of accordions, fiddles and bouzouki. The songs touch on themes of change, vulnerability, and letting yourself be seen; the good, the bad, the pretty, and the ugly.

The past four years have been a busy and important time for Catherine, she set aside her own songwriting to celebrate the life and legacy of her late legendary father, Gene MacLellan. During this time, she recorded and released the album, If It�s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan; produced a stage show by the same name; and an award winning documentary, The Song and the Sorrow � all in tribute to him. Gene MacLellan is recognized as one of Canada�s most celebrated songwriters with worldwide hits including, Snowbird made famous by Anne Murray, and Put Your Hand in the Hand by Ocean.

Though the acclaim for Catherine�s own work was already significant, it reached new levels when she took home a Juno Award in 2015 for her standout album, The Raven�s Sun. This was an intimate look into her musical work with long-time collaborator, Chris Gauthier. Catherine has also been recognized with multiple East Coast Music Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards, and Music PEI Awards.

Catherine MacLellan, is a musician�s musician, respected by her peers since releasing Dark Dream Midnight, her first solo album, in 2004. As with many performers, Catherine feels most at home on stage. That moment of connection is what matters most.

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