Our Exciting 2016/2017 Season!

September 30th - A Celebration of the Dance

We are very excited to kick off our 12th season with our very first dance! In the first half, Tom, Anne and Jamie will give us some musical background on the history and styling of social dancing, then in the second set you will have a chance to try some easy contra dance steps yourself. Opening Act: Moira and Elena, doing a special a cappella set.

 

October 28th - Roots in the Round

Tonight we feature a very special “in the round concert” where our three artists take turns performing pieces near and dear to their heart in their own special style. Kirsten Jones’ songs have a country roots to them that has sometimes been called “Americana”, David Leask’s music has been described as “Celtic Soul”, while David Storey’s songs paints pictures and tells stories with a distinctive “Canadiana” element to them.

 

December 2nd - A Very Foggy Christmas  

We are excited to be presenting Toronto’s finest bluegrass band “The Foggy Hogtown Boys”, a quintet featuring some of the finest and most in demand musicians in the area. They will be presenting one of the most unique Christmas concerts you will ever experience, as seasonal favourites and lesser known pieces are given an exciting bluegrass interpretation.  Opening act: Joanne Hodgson.

 

January 27th - Exciting Blues with the Rick Fine Trio

We are honoured to be presenting one of the most celebrated blues artists in all of Canada. Steeped in roots music, Rick Fines crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul that both embraces and defies the genres that influence him. His trophy case includes Junos, Handy’s, Maple Blues and international songwriting awards. Opening act: Tanya Grant

 

February 24th - Award winning harmonizing duo Dala

We are very excited about presenting these Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year. Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine, collectively known as Dala, met in their high school music class in 2002 and have since released five albums and toured extensively across North America. You will be completely mesmerized by their charm, songwriting and angelic harmonies.  Opening act: Mark Yan and Barry Mulcahy.

 

March 24th - Music and Songs from Quebec

We are delighted to be welcoming back this popular duo as their share the music of their native province of Quebec with us. Some of you may recognize Pascal and Yann from the folk trio Genticorum that we’ve presented a couple of times before. Their joyful singing and high energy fiddle tunes will get you singing and clapping along! Opening act: Rebecca Phillips.

 

April 28th - Old time Jug band/Dixieland band The Boxcar Boys  

This group of young and talented musicians will be one of the most unique and energetic shows we’ve ever presented. The Boxcar Boys deliver an original gumbo of old-time jazz, klezmer, folk and country, on an eclectic array of acoustic instruments including clarinet, harmonica, fiddle, trombone, accordion, washboard, bass drum, banjo, tuba, and trumpet. Opening act: Carlos Medina, doing a few ragtime pieces himself.

 

May 27th

This event features a wide variety of music and lots of members of the Brampton Folk Club playing plenty of familiar and original songs. This fundraising concert helps finance the club’s participation in many community events. Stay tuned for details! (Note: This is a Saturday evening concert.)

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Tickets for all concerts are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, while a season ticket for all 8 shows is only $80. Tickets are available at the door, at the St. Paul’s church office, or through reservations by calling us at 647-BFF-FOLK (647-233-3655). You can also email us at info@bramptonfolk.ca. Tickets are also available through the City Theatre Box Office (905-874-2800).