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Feb
23
Sat
Roxanne de Bastion and Megan Palmer
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

Roxanne de Bastion from London, England and Nashville, Tennessee based singer-songwriter Megan Palmer are two talented singer-songwriters  teaming up for a short tour of Ontario. We are fortunate to have them stop by the Old Church Theatre.


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Roxanne de Bastion reminds us that great lyrics do have a place in pop music. With a nod to 1960’s psychedelia, Roxanne delivers thoughtful social and personal commentary soaked in piano and cello arrangements. Born in Berlin to a musical, bilingual family, she began composing and performing at the age of 15. Soon after, Roxanne moved to London equipped with her guitar, her songs, and a one-way ticket. She has been touring non-stop in Europe for the past ten years, recently played the Main Stage at Canterbury Folk Festival, has opened for Lucy and Martha Wainwright, Thea Gilmore, Hayes Carll, and many others, and has performed on The Acoustic Stage at The Glastonbury Music Festival!!

 

“One of the most perfect voices I have ever heard!” -Tom Whalley, BBC 6

“I was completely bowled over by Roxanne. As well as performing, she converses with the audience, charming everyone in the room. If you ever get the chance to go and see her live – definitely do!” -BBC Introducing Coventry

 

When Ohio-born Megan Palmer began writing songs in earnest somewhere around 2004, she was a violinist gigging with Ontario-based Luther Wright & the Wrongs, known for their bluegrass reworking of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.” This exercise in genre twisting serves as well as any to hint at the range of stylistic territory spanned in Palmer’s own music, which straddles the Americana and adult alternative radio formats while drawing from an even wider-ranging palette of influences that she blurs into original hues. Her voice, attractively austere and affectation-free, is nonetheless versatile enough to suit the varied styles housing her intelligent lyrics and deft melodies.

“She expertly communicates in her songs her sense of kindness and compassion even when there’s good reason to behave otherwise. It’s not just something she says, it’s also who she is as an artist and person.” -Aaron Lee Tasjan

“She treats her words with such a welcoming tone that the listener can’t help but be drawn in like a child to the Pied Piper” -Wannabe

Feb
24
Sun
Ryan Cook
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm

Mixing classic country music with modern satire, Ryan Cook has forged a sound between contemporary folk and dyed-in-the wool country. He has shared stages with the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Rosanne Cash, and Travis Tritt and has compiled an impressive list of awards and nominations over the year, including three Album of the Year Awards from Music Nova Scotia. His latest album is 2017’s acclaimed Having a Great Time.


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As an independent artist Ryan has received over 20 nominations in Canada, three Album of the Year awards in Nova Scotia, and written, produced and published music in Nashville, TN. Ryan has performed on many big stages including the Ryman Auditorium, Ernest Tubb’s Midnight Jamboree, CMA Music Festival, Music City Roots, Maverick Music Festival (UK), Stan Rogers Folk Festival (NS), and Cavendish Beach Music Festival (PE). Online Ryan has over a million YouTube views, 5000 Facebook followers, and 2000 Twitter followers. Ryan regularly performs a theatrical musical tribute to Hank Williams Sr. and has performed tributes to Merle Travis, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Cash. Beginning in 2007 Ryan has performed over 1000 concerts in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

Mar
2
Sat
Surefire Sweat
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

Surefire Sweat, is made up of a diverse and multi-generational roster of Toronto-based artists. The music, composed by Juno-nominated drummer, Larry Graves, is original, drawing on an amalgam of Funk, Jazz, Brass Band, Blues and Afrobeat. Inventive arrangements act as a vehicle for the all-star cast of musicians to engage listeners through improvisational explorations and danceable arrangements.


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In this age of electronic dance music and digital wizardry, Surefire Sweat forges ahead with an old-school music-making approach. Full of memorable melodic hooks and toe-tapping rhythms, listeners are carried along by a revolving door of Toronto finest, sweating it out on drums, percussion, guitars and various horns. Sometimes we even sing. Despite being dominantly instrumental in nature, each of the group’s unique pieces is propelled by a narrative: colourful journeys that emote real time metaphors of the human condition.

The band has been active on the Toronto music scene performing at various festivals, music series and in clubs and concert venues. Currently the group is developing some new music (with support from The Canada Council for Arts and The Ontario Arts Council).

 

 

 

 

Mar
3
Sun
Over the Moon
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

Canadian roots/swing duo Over The Moon’s Suzanne Levesque and Craig Bignell are awarding multi-instrumentalists/vocalists that met, fell in love, got married and discovered their voices blend so well together that people often tear up upon hearing them sing.


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Living on a ranch in the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, it’s inevitable there will be a strong sense of place- and the rhythms of the land when you start to make music. When the couple released their debut album, the resonances were there for all to hear. reflecting the pulse of life, lived in a territory that is both dirt-hard rugged and beautiful.

Their music is a wild ride from 40’s sounding western swing and Appalachian old-time, to cowboy blues. Simple and sweet, all of their material has a common thread that speaks of the Canadian west and on their UK release, reviews were glowing. American Roots UK saying it was “Exceptional” and Country Music People adding “There’s so much to enjoy here.” The editor of Maverick Magazine told readers “You will love this” Elmore Magazine, New York “We knew we were on to something special”

Mar
6
Wed
Open Mic
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm

Open Mic is held every first and third Wednesday.  Everyone is welcome.

We are opening earlier now at 6PM and have  some food available so you don`t have to cook!

 

Mar
8
Fri
Jenie Thai
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm
Mar
9
Sat
The Northwest Passage in Story and Song
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

Cobourg-based singer-songwriter David Newland is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Inspired by his own Arctic adventures, David’s songs, stories and photographs explore the Canadian fascination with the North. David will perform his new album, Northbound in its entirety in this intimate, passionate performance!

David will be joined by Saskia Tomkins, Steafan Hannigan and Sam Allison.


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Mar
10
Sun
Sharpen the Acts IV: Table Reads
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us as we work to sharpen up three original one act plays. Table reads and audience feedback, plus a chance to see what we’re producing this summer and get involved!

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Mar
15
Fri
Jerry Leger
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm

33-year old singer-songwriter Jerry Leger has received praise in Rolling Stone, Pop Matters, Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, No Depression, Americana UK, Exclaim! and from fellow songwriters such as Ron Sexsmith and Michael Timmins (of Cowboy Junkies, who is also Leger’s producer/label head at Latent Recordings), yet he’s remained somewhat under-the-radar. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind commercial success but perhaps the career as a cult artist suits him better, as in the same fashion as songwriters like John Prine and Tom Waits. Both sold modestly but were highly-regarded artists for half of their careers before becoming musical legends; and like these writers, Leger is prolific, uncompromising and fixated on artistic success.


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The examples are throughout his already large and impressive body of work. Leger has toured Canada and the States multiple times and in 2018 made his European debut with two tours in support of his acclaimed double LP Nonsense and Heartache (Latent/Warner/Proper). They included dates with Trampled By Turtles, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers and the Take Root Fest, sharing the bill with artists such as Neko Case, Kurt Vile, Father John Misty, Shakey Graves, Alejandro Escovedo and more.

http://www.jerryleger.com

Mar
20
Wed
Open Mic
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm
Open Mic @ Old Church Theatre

Open Mic is held every first and third Wednesday.  Everyone is welcome.

We are opening earlier now at 6PM and have  some food available so you don`t have to cook!

 

 

Mar
21
Thu
Tony McManus
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm

To find a unique voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement: to do so within a centuries old idiom where the instrument has no real history is truly remarkable.

Tony McManus has come to be recognized throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. In Tony’s hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional impact of the music.


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Self taught from childhood, initially through listening to the family record collection, McManus abandoned academia in his twenties to pursue music full time. The session scene in Glasgow and Edinburgh provided the springboard for gigs around Scotland and a studio set for BBC Radio, frequently rebroadcast, began to spread the word.

Tony’s first self titled recording in 1996, followed by Pourquoi Quebec in 1999 led to worldwide recognition. However, it was with the release of Ceol More in 2002 that Tony’s stature as a first class musician reached a new level. Critics hailed the focussed, spell-binding nature of the music, from the plaintive Jewish hymn “Shalom Aleichem” to the ingenious arrangement of the Charles Mingus classic “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”. Having been nominated as Musician of the Year by both the BBC Folk Awards and The Scottish Traditonal Music awards, in 2002 “Ceol More” hit the Critic’s Album of the year list in Acoustic Guitar magazine and named “Live Ireland Awards” Album of the Year.

Tony’s work has come to represent Celtic music in the guitar world, making regular appearances at guitar specific events where just a few years ago jigs and reels would be unheard of. He is invited annually to the Chet Atkins Festival in Nashville, has appeared at Guitar Festivals in Soave and Pescantina, Sarzana and Francacorta Italy; Frankston, Australia; Issoudun and Bordeaux France; Kirkmichael, Scotland; Bath and Kent, England; Bochum and Osnabruck, Germany. In 2004 he appeared at the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in the “All Star Guitar Night” featuring Steve Morse, Bryan Sutton, Muriel Anderson, Béla Fleck and Victor Wooten and headlined by the legendary Les Paul.

His ability to reach audiences unfamiliar with traditional music is remarkable- he is quite comfortable at predominantly classical events such as the Dundee and Derry Guitar Festivals (appearing six times between the two) the Uppsala Guitar Festival and even The Bogotá International Guitar Festival where he followed virtuoso Eduardo Fernandez.

Today his live work ranges from intimate solo performance through his trio with brothers Gary and Greg Grainger to the quartet Men of Steel (with fellow guitarists Dan Crary, Beppe Gambetta and Don Ross). He is an enthusiastic collaborator both as a leader and as a sideman having worked with, among many others Dougie McLean, Phil Cunningham, Mairi MacInnes, Liam O’Flynn, Martin Simpson, Kevin Burke, Alison Brown, Martyn Bennett, Natalie MacMaster, Patrick and Jacky Molard, Mairead ní Mhoanaigh and Dermot Byrne, The Nashville Chamber Orchestra, John Jorgenson, Jean Michel Veillon, Catriona Macdonald, Seikou Keita, Xosé Manuel Budiño, Ewen Vernal and Andy Irvine.

He is also in great demand as a studio musician having contributed to over 60 albums. In addition to his solo output Tony has worked with both singers and instrumentalists providing his distinctive sound on many successful projects.

His 2009 release “The Makers’s Mark” saw him showcase 15 of the finest luthier built guitars available. Recording a solo piece on each instrument, the project caught the attention of the mainstream rock guitar press in a way that acoustic work rarely does.

The following year, a chance hearing on Irish radio led to an invite to contribute music to the soundtrack of Oscar winning director Neil Jordan’s film “Ondine” starring Colin Farrell.

Never one to be typecast, Tony’s new album “Mysterious Boundaries” is his most ambitious to date. An encouraging challenge from mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall to learn the Bach E Major Prelude on guitar led to an exploration of classical and baroque music – seemingly very different to the jigs and reels that he grew up with. By examining the boundaries between genres and sticking to his steel string guitar (rather than the conventional classical guitar) McManus has produced a work of great originality and beauty, hailed by his peers as “a masterpiece” (Renbourn), “beyond beautiful… it’s PERFECT!” (Tommy Emmanuel) and which contains a truly remarkable rendition of Bach’s colossal Chaconne in D Minor – one of the greatest compositions of any age.

Whatever work McManus brings within his scope the listener is assured a journey into the depths of the music in the company of a great talent.

Mar
24
Sun
Kingstown NEW Mississippi
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm

Kingstown NEW Mississippi’s music is rooted in the blues and sways from punk to rockabilly. We are loud and fast yet everyone from the “college” crowd to “senior citizens” have no problem getting involved and getting excited  about the music. Great dancing happens at any age.


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Earl “Street Corner” Coleman (lead guitar), Freddie Vendetta (vocal and rhythm guitar), Duke Dorey (bass) and Gary Lavallee (drummer) doing a little something new and original to the traditions of the Blues. You’ll like where they are coming from and you’ll like where they’re going, especially, if you LOVE to DANCE. Yes! original music you can really dance to.

 
 

 

Mar
31
Sun
Tony Vani and the Holy Blues Band
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm
Tony Vani and the Holy Blues Band @ Old Church Theatre | Quinte West | Ontario | Canada

Tony Vani has been making music in the Belleville area for decades. Folks in the music community know him as a versatile performer, cranking out blues and classic rock with the Stir, gospel blues with Tony Vani and the Holy Blues Band, solo performances and some work with slide guitarist Kenny Pauze.


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“Tony is a respected singer and guitarist, but it is his harmonica playing that really grabs me by the throat with harmonica lines that seem to emanate from the depths of a troubled soul. The best description for his playing is ‘authentic.’ I hear flashes of Charlie Musselwhite and the immortal Little Walter in some of his playing.” – David Reed, Belleville Intelligencer.

The Holy Blues band members consist of harmonica/vocalist Tony Vani, guitarist Matt Smith, bassist, Vitas Slapkauskas, and drummer Chris Lingard. Join them as they interpret the likes of Gospel Blues singers Fred McDowell, the Staple Singers and Reverent Gary Davis in a rootsy style that’s clearly close to their heart as well the bands R&B musical roots.

Apr
3
Wed
Open Mic
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm

Open Mic is held every first and third Wednesday.  Everyone is welcome.

We are opening earlier now at 6PM and have  some food available so you don`t have to cook!

 

Apr
7
Sun
Nicole Lisa Craig with David Henman
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm

David Henman (April Wine) joins Nicole Lisa Craig for her return to the Old Church.  She describes herself as super sensitive to the world around her, at 6’3″ Nicole Lisa Craig stands tall and strong and can belt out a song with so much emotion and passion, taking her audiences on an emotional journey. Her songs have content beyond the typical song topics, offering messages of self empowerment, global awareness and universal connectivity.

Nicole love’s the music of the 60s and 70s, grew up with the alternative music of the 90s and has studied classically performing in symphony orchestras for over 7 years. These varied influences in her life, have come together to create a one of a kind musical experience, her latest album LIFT.


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This album blends the emotion and dynamics of classical music with the storytelling of folk music, the edginess of alternative rock and the open creativeness of modern day underground pop. It features David Henman (co-founder of April Wine who is a Juno recipient and a Canadian Hall of Fame inductee) and Juno award winner Howard Baer on bass.

It’s music for our times crossing all borders, carrying a message that Nicole hopes will give listeners a sense of connection and a lift to a better place. This is especially important to Nicole since she has suffered personally with and has been surviving a winning battle against depression. We can all use a lift sometimes she says.

Apr
12
Fri
Taylor Angus
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm

The first thing that grabs you is the voice. Crisp yet emotive and utterly indifferent to gravity, it glides then soars over a deceptively simple foundation of guitar and piano alternately conjuring jazzy pop and poppy jazz with a smidge of folk that’s utterly unlike anything you’ve heard before but something you instantly want to hear again.

​This is the music of Taylor Angus, the fast-emerging duo featuring namesake singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Angus and her partner, guitarist/songwriter Logan Brown.


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Together, the pair – by their reckoning, spiritual cousins to Buckingham Nicks but musically closer to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass – crafts original songs so unique yet accessible that their brilliant new six-track EP, Sympathy For You, can be viewed as both an artistic statement and a statement of intent.

​Recorded over a few intense days in winter 2017 at Hamilton’s Catherine North Studios with bassist Oscar Ansetti guesting, Sympathy For You is a snapshot of Taylor Angus and Logan Brown’s total convergence as a duo after performing solo: she at Ottawa Bluesfest and recording a demo with legendary producer Thom Panunzio at Interscope Studios in Los Angeles, and he winning multiple guitar and songwriting awards across Ontario.

​The duo’s easy harmony is palpable in songs like ‘Cry Me A River’ which finds Angus’ voice draped like a shawl across Brown’s supple acoustic guitar, and in the earwormy and sprightly ‘Your Choice’ which, along with plaintive ballad ‘Lay Down,’ features Brown sharing lead vocals for the first time.

​Though they tend to write songs separately, Angus and Brown confirm their status as a couple impacts their music. “There is a chemistry people pick up on,” Brown says. “We love each other and we love the songs and, without getting too cheesy, that’s prevalent whenever we perform. People just seem to get into a good mood… whether we’re playing a pub or a concert hall.”

​That Sympathy For You comes with 3D glasses to better enhance its cover image is further proof the couple follows their instinct no matter what. “It is an undertaking to include the glasses in the CD,” Angus laughs. “But we thought it would be cool.”

Sometimes, cool is enough… especially when you boast the inimitable sound and style of Taylor Angus.

Apr
13
Sat
Andrew Mack Band Fundraiser for Wounded Warriors
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm

This is a special fundraiser event to raise money for Wounded Warriors military personnel. All profits will go to the fund. 


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Apr
17
Wed
Open Mic
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm
Open Mic @ Old Church Theatre

Open Mic is held every first and third Wednesday.  Everyone is welcome.

We are opening earlier now at 6PM and have  some food available so you don`t have to cook!

 

 

Apr
18
Thu
Moonfruits – Kate Weekes Double Feature
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm

Lovers of folk music and storytelling, join acts Kate Weekes and Moonfruits for a cozy bilingual evening of laughs and reverie. Both based in Eastern Ontario, Weekes and Moonfruits are crossing paths on the road and joining forces for a sweet double bill at Church!


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Moonfruits

Fronted by partners Alex Millaire and Kaitlin Milroy, Ottawa-based Moonfruits are makers of art-folk bilingue. In a forest of banjo, guitar, kalimba and glockenspiel, their voices burrow and soar. Here is a reverie, tender and powerful, beckoning listeners to elevate the stuff of everyday life.

Four-time 2019 Trille Or nominees, Moonfruits have toured Canada coast to coast, moving audiences with a live show that mixes French and English organically, playfully, intentionally. Their début full-length Ste-Quequepart (2017) \saint-kehk-pahr or Saint Somewhere\ is an elaborate small town fiction that explores the faces of gentrification, isolation and community.

“… a tremendous live act. They bring an emotional passion and authenticity to their music that truly makes their show come alive … they absolutely brought the house down.”Jan Hall, Folk Roots Radio

“… their ability to convey authentic emotion transcends any form of linguistic barrier”Ommie Jane, Ottawa Showbox

 

Kate Weekes 

With the release of her third solo album, Taken by Surprise (2019), singer/songwriter and guitarist Kate Weekes expertly maps the musical spot where landscapes and emotions converge via accessible, jazzy folk/pop inspired by the planet’s northernmost locales and the people in them. Alongside producer and multi-instrumentalist James Stephens, Weekes has created a dazzling sonic scrapbook of experiences which are buoyed by Weekes’ inimitable performance style and flair for storytelling.

“Kate Weekes has the ability to capture the Canadian state of being with deftly placed imagery like a painter covers the canvas in extraordinary colour. Totally an engaging human being, she is one of the new generation of new artists that have shaken the older generation of songwriters and music fans with clarity of purpose.” — Mitch Podolak, Home Routes

Apr
27
Sat
Fraser & Girard
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

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GROUCHO MARX liked Allan Fraser’s music so much he invited him for dinner at his home in the Hollywood Hills.

The New York Times said of Fraser’s songs,

“…with this range of feeling, dense imagery and unexpected depth, these words may well find a place in the oral tradition of poetry.”

Fraser’s compositions have been recorded by Tom Russell, Garrison Keillor with Andra Suchy, of Prairie Home Companion, Cal Hand with Leo Kottke, Pat Donahue, Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson, The Duhks, Penny Lang and Ron Hynes.

NPR listed Allan’s signature song, Dance Hall Girls, as one of the 10 best songs of all time. Songwriter Hall of Fame member John Oates recorded Dance Hall Girls on two recent albums which he calls a tribute to the songs that shaped his career.

Fraser is best known as one half of Fraser & DeBolt who toured extensively and recorded two influential albums with Columbia Records.

 

CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS nominee Marianne Girard has recorded three solo albums and appeared on many compilation albums, as artist and session musician. She has toured her music in North America and Europe to such praise as:

“This Canadian Nightingale has not left my player in weeks” –RTL Radio Belgium.

“… a revelation … served exquisitely by a voice that’s unequivocally pure and unrestrained.” –Toronto Star

“Consistently stellar performance.” –All Music Guide

 

THESE TWO HIGHLY REGARDED CANADIAN singer/songwriters crossed paths many times in their solo careers. Two years ago they met again over tea under a Japanese maple in Toronto.

Joining minds, hearts and two lifetimes of music, Fraser & Girard emerged.

Both write great songs. Their storied pasts of life on the road, of raising families, of a deepening sense of beauty and art, weave a moral and artistic fabric that is indestructible. Their enduring strength moves audiences to laughter and to tears. Together, they offer an abundance of riches. The resulting chemistry unfolds in spontaneous and unpredictable ways.

Audience and industry enthusiasm were apparent from the beginning. As the London Free Press describes them as “…an incomparable couple, both on and off the stage.”

Soon after their initial performances in 2014, they began recording with producer Paul Mills. The album Fraser & Girard, was released in June 2015, and continues to generate inspired media response.

Allan and Marianne have been living in Italy and Yucatán for the past year, composing and recording in preparation for their next album. They look forward to sharing their adventures at this homecoming concert.

“Best folk duo mix since Ian and Sylvia … when the voices and talents match up, the results are spectacular.” – Bob Mersereau, CBC arts.

“The wonderful Allan Fraser finds a new partner in the remarkable Marianne Girard.” – No Depression: The Roots Music Authority

 

May
1
Wed
Open Mic
May 1 @ 7:00 pm

Open Mic is held every first and third Wednesday.  Everyone is welcome.

We are opening earlier now at 6PM and have  some food available so you don`t have to cook!

 

May
3
Fri
Tales from Bell Island
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tales from Bell Island @ Old Church Theatre

The Old Church Theatre is proud to present Tales from Bell Island, two productions from Dr. Ian Feltham and an opportunity to draw on the roots of Ian’s love for theatre born of Newfoundland and Labrador.Nightshade is written and directed by Ian and will be followed by Robert Chafe’s Butler’s Marsh where Ian once again wears his director’s hat.


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Butler’s Marsh can be found on Bell Island in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. It is just a short drive and ferry ride from St. John’s where Ian Feltham grew up. Ian first saw Robert Chafe’s play Butler’s Marsh almost 20 years ago at the LSPU Hall in downtown St. John’s. This spooky, atmospheric play has stuck with him ever since.

Ian’s love of theatre germinated in the cold snowdrifts of Labrador where he first performed with the Mokami Players. Since his arrival on the “Mainland” he has had the privilege to act,direct and write for the stage in Belleville, Trenton and Brighton.

Robert Chafe is a Governor General’s award winning playwright from Newfoundland. His work has been seen by audiences across Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. With “Butler’s Marsh” he has woven an intimate tale that connects some of the folk legends of rural Newfoundland with a search for answers to questions that may best not be asked.

To complement the production of Butler’s Marsh, Ian has written Nightshade. It also takes us to the woods with a “seasoned” couple on their first date. A strange place for a first date but it is all innocent enough, isn’t it?

May
4
Sat
Tales from Bell Island
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tales from Bell Island @ Old Church Theatre

The Old Church Theatre is proud to present Tales from Bell Island, two productions from Dr. Ian Feltham and an opportunity to draw on the roots of Ian’s love for theatre born of Newfoundland and Labrador.Nightshade is written and directed by Ian and will be followed by Robert Chafe’s Butler’s Marsh where Ian once again wears his director’s hat.


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Butler’s Marsh can be found on Bell Island in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. It is just a short drive and ferry ride from St. John’s where Ian Feltham grew up. Ian first saw Robert Chafe’s play Butler’s Marsh almost 20 years ago at the LSPU Hall in downtown St. John’s. This spooky, atmospheric play has stuck with him ever since.

Ian’s love of theatre germinated in the cold snowdrifts of Labrador where he first performed with the Mokami Players. Since his arrival on the “Mainland” he has had the privilege to act,direct and write for the stage in Belleville, Trenton and Brighton.

Robert Chafe is a Governor General’s award winning playwright from Newfoundland. His work has been seen by audiences across Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. With “Butler’s Marsh” he has woven an intimate tale that connects some of the folk legends of rural Newfoundland with a search for answers to questions that may best not be asked.

To complement the production of Butler’s Marsh, Ian has written Nightshade. It also takes us to the woods with a “seasoned” couple on their first date. A strange place for a first date but it is all innocent enough, isn’t it?

May
5
Sun
Tales from Bell Island
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tales from Bell Island @ Old Church Theatre

The Old Church Theatre is proud to present Tales from Bell Island, two productions from Dr. Ian Feltham and an opportunity to draw on the roots of Ian’s love for theatre born of Newfoundland and Labrador.Nightshade is written and directed by Ian and will be followed by Robert Chafe’s Butler’s Marsh where Ian once again wears his director’s hat.


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Butler’s Marsh can be found on Bell Island in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. It is just a short drive and ferry ride from St. John’s where Ian Feltham grew up. Ian first saw Robert Chafe’s play Butler’s Marsh almost 20 years ago at the LSPU Hall in downtown St. John’s. This spooky, atmospheric play has stuck with him ever since.

Ian’s love of theatre germinated in the cold snowdrifts of Labrador where he first performed with the Mokami Players. Since his arrival on the “Mainland” he has had the privilege to act,direct and write for the stage in Belleville, Trenton and Brighton.

Robert Chafe is a Governor General’s award winning playwright from Newfoundland. His work has been seen by audiences across Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. With “Butler’s Marsh” he has woven an intimate tale that connects some of the folk legends of rural Newfoundland with a search for answers to questions that may best not be asked.

To complement the production of Butler’s Marsh, Ian has written Nightshade. It also takes us to the woods with a “seasoned” couple on their first date. A strange place for a first date but it is all innocent enough, isn’t it?

May
8
Wed
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
9
Thu
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
10
Fri
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
11
Sat
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
12
Sun
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
15
Wed
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

Open Mic
May 15 @ 7:00 pm
Open Mic @ Old Church Theatre

Open Mic is held every first and third Wednesday.  Everyone is welcome.

We are opening earlier now at 6PM and have  some food available so you don`t have to cook!

 

 

May
16
Thu
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
17
Fri
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
18
Sat
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
19
Sun
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
22
Wed
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
23
Thu
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
24
Fri
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
25
Sat
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
26
Sun
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
29
Wed
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
30
Thu
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

May
31
Fri
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

Jun
1
Sat
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

Jun
2
Sun
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

Jun
5
Wed
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exibit
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

Open Mic
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm

Open Mic is held every first and third Wednesday.  Everyone is welcome.

We are opening earlier now at 6PM and have  some food available so you don`t have to cook!

 

Jun
15
Sat
Michael Schatte
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets TBA

It is no exaggeration to say that Michael Schatte (pronounced SHAW-tee) has emerged as one of the most compelling guitarists and singer/songwriters on the North American roots music scene. Since early 2015, when he was a top-eight finalist at the Memphis International Blues Challenge and performed at Tennessee’s historic Orpheum Theatre, Schatte has appeared on some of the continent’s best festival and theatre stage’s

michael Schattewinning new fans and a reputation for world-class musicianship by way of more than 200 concerts in Canada and the United States. Though Schatte loves the blues (and evidently does it well), it’s just one ingredient in what he calls Eclectic Electric Roots Music, a brew of original rock, blues, celtic, bluegrass, country and rockabilly he’s been writing, recording, and performing throughout his career.

This unique blend of genres is delivered with stunning impact on his latest studio album, Turn Back the Vikings. Recorded in his home base of Toronto and mixed in Austin, Texas by Simon Tassano (the live and studio engineer of choice for folk-rock legend Richard Thompson, whose Sam Jones is the sole cover song on Vikings), the new album is Michael’s finest work to date, prompting Britain’s Blues Matters! magazine to call him “one of the best undiscovered songwriters of our times.” Intelligent lyrics, hook-filled arrangements, and Schatte’s rich singing voice certainly have a way of capturing attention, but it’s his work on a certain six-string plank of wood that ties it all together musically.

Lee, Mark Knopfler and of course the aforementioned Richard Thompson as major influences on both his electric and acoustic fingerstyle playing. Reviewing a recent concert at Aeolian Hall in London, The Beat Magazine described Schatte as “one of Canada’s best-kept secrets and certainly one of its most skilled rock performers,” citing his “masterful manipulation of the guitar” and a vocal style “as polished as his picking.”

 

Jun
19
Wed
Open Mic
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
Open Mic @ Old Church Theatre

Open Mic is held every first and third Wednesday.  Everyone is welcome.

We are opening earlier now at 6PM and have  some food available so you don`t have to cook!

 

 

Jun
21
Fri
Ken Yates
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets TBA

Since first planting roots within the Canadian music scene in 2011, Ken Yates has steadily grown a reputation as one of the country’s brightest singer/songwriters. He has just been nominated for  “Songwriter of the year” and “New/Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 2017  Canadian Folk Music Awards.  His sound offers the complete package—unforgettable melodies, emotionally charged storytelling, and top-notch guitar chops—all gloriously displayed on Yates’ new album, Huntsville.

Produced by Jim Bryson (Weakerthans, Kathleen Edwards), Yates’ second full-length effort is a major stylistic step forward, with its 11 tracks capturing his artistic evolution amid extensive touring over the past three years. “Keep Your Head Down,” with its subtle, driving groove, opens the album like a train pulling out at dawn, with vast, open vistas lying ahead. Those come into focus on other key tracks such as “Once More To The Lake,” “Roll Me On Home” and “The Best Part Of Leaving.” Yet, everywhere on the album, echoes of the Canadian songwriting tradition, from Gordon Lightfoot to Bruce Cockburn to Ron Sexsmith, are apparent, proving that with Huntsville, Ken Yates is ready to join that exalted company. A native of London, Ontario (a few hours’ drive south of the actual Huntsville), Yates studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. His first release, The Backseat EP, came out in 2011, followed by his full-length debut, twenty-three in 2013. One track on that album caught the ear of fellow Berklee alum John Mayer, who commented in a lengthy blog post, “Ken Yates wrote a song called ‘I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love.’ This song moved me when I first heard it, and it still does today.”