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• Friday, December 19

Deacon George Band Christmas Show, at Smoke Meat Pete's (283 1st Avenue, L'Île-Perrot) 514.425.6068

• Wednesday, December 31

Swift Years, & Belfast Andi, at l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) 9–11pm PWYC

•Friday, January 16

All Day Breakfast Stringband, at Grumpy’s Bar (1242 Bishop) 10pm

• Saturday, January 24

Michael Jerome Browne, at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E) $20/$10 students. 8pm Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.524.9225 Wintergreen Concert Series

• Saturday, February 7

Steel Rail; Bill Garrett and Sue Lothrop, at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E) $20/$10 students. 8pm Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.524.9225 Wintergreen Concert Series

• Saturday, March 21

Dave Gunning, at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E) $20/$10 students. 8pm Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.524.9225 Wintergreen Concert Series

• Friday, April 3

Durham County Poets, Sherman & Lee, at Casa del Popolo (4873 St. Laurent) 8pm $12 18+

• Friday, April 17

Durham County Poets, at Salle Jean-Pierre Houde (15 Maple, Chateauguay) 8pm $20 ($18 with residence passport) All ages

• Saturday, April 18

Jeff Davis, at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E) $20/$10 students. 8pm Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.524.9225 plus an afternoon workshop on the Warner Collection

All Day Breakfast Stringband, with w/Réveillons!, at Casa Del Popolo (4873 St. Laurent) 9pm

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It's best to call the venues and confirm these Ongoing entries before going. I don't update these unless I receive messages with information to that effect.


Mariposa…Blues Café (live acoustic performances) 7pm–11pm (5434 Côte St. Luc Road, Villa Maria metro) 514.699.5951

Belfast Andi, Bob Cussen, at Hurley's (1225 Crescent) 3–6pm (except third Saturday of each month) 514.861.4111


Belfast Andi and Bob Cussen host an Irish session at McKibbins downtown (1426 Bishop) from 1–4pm

Belfast Andi, Bob Cussen, and Patrick Hutchinson host an Irish session at the Main St McKibbins (3515 St. Laurent) 5–8pm

Bluegrass Night at Barfly (4062A St. Laurent). 514.284.6665

Bluegrass Sundays, at Grumpy's (1242 Bishop) 6–8pm Free


Chick Pickin' Mondays at Grumpy's (1242 Bishop) 9:30pm 514.866.9010

Hillbilly Night at the Wheel Club (3375 Cavendish, below Sherbrooke). Free. Begins at 9pm 514.489.3322

Traditional Irish Music at Hurley's, welcoming musicians of all skill levels (1225 Crescent,) 8–11pm 514.861.4111

Lundi Trad, at l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) around 8pm


Drop the Gloves Tuesdays (open mic) at Grumpy's Bar (1242 Bishop) 514.866.9010

Open mic at the Arts Cafe (201 Fairmount/Esplanade) 514.843.6415


Colin Perry & Blind at Barfly (4062A St. Laurent) 514.284.6665

Irish sessions, at O'Regan's Irish Pub (1224 Bishop). Something for beginners and experienced musicians. 8–11pm

Traditional music jam, at Vices & Versa (6631 St. Laurent), with Pascal Gemme, Yann Falquet (Genticorum) and guests. 9pm Free 514.272.2498


Moonshine on Thursday (bluegrass & old-time jam) at Grumpy's Bar (1242 Bishop) 514.866.9010

Coeur de Village (St. Isadore)

Mariposa…Blues Café (live acoustic performances) 8:30pm–12:30am (5434 Côte St. Luc Road, Villa Maria metro) 514.699.5951

Blues Jam Night, at the Unik Bar (805 Decarie, Ville St. Laurent) 9pm–1am 514.744.5345 Bring your instruments

Open mic night, at Coop la Maison Verte, the first and third Thursdays each month (5875 Sherbrooke W) 7–10pm Free All welcome! Beginning December 4th


Open acoustic session, from 7–9pm, at the Pub Next Door, (5175 Sherbrooke W., corner Marlowe), hosted by Belfast Andi, Bob Cussen, and Patrick Hutchinson

Open Stage at The Yellow Door hosted by Marc Nerenberg on Friday nights. Three songs or 20 minutes, whichever comes first. Come before 8:30 and sign up. No telephone sign-ups or prior reservations — just show up. Bring friends. Admission is free. (3625 Aylmer)

Finegan's First Friday: Old time/bluegrass music circle, the first Friday of the month, at 5202 Queen Mary Road

First Friday of each month: "Popular & lively Country Western evening at beautiful Kelso Hall, a not-for–profit arts centre in a beautiful old former church, brings together performers and fans of Country & Western for live music, dancing, and refreshments. 7:30pm. For all. Free admission, donations accepted. (897 2nd Concession Rd., Elgin, Qc.) For more info and directions: or 450-264-9786."

Second Friday of each month: Vintage Wine's Rock and Roll Dance Party, doors 8pm, music 9:00pm–12:30+ at The Wheel Club, (3373 Cavendish; below Sherbrooke W., NDG) $10 — tickets at the door.

Second and fourth Friday: BluesReel, at at l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) 6–8pm

Café NamasThé (Ormstown)

Side Door Coffee House (12450 Gascon, Pierrefonds) 8pm $10 Isabelle 514.658.1630 or Val 514.696.3369 (October to May)

Friday Night Hootenanny, at Mainline Theater (3997 St. Laurent) 9:45pm–11:45pm

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Festivals/Camps 2015

February 13–15: Winterfolk XII Blues and Roots Festival (Toronto, Ont.)

March 6–9: Winter Folk Camp, YMCA Wanakita (Haliburton, Ont.)

April 23–26: Ottawa Grassroots Festival

May : La Grande Rencontre, à la Place des Arts au coeur des Sciences de l’UQAM

June : Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal

June : Chants de Vielles (Village de Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QC)

June 26–28: Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance (Altamont, NY)

June 21–27: Northeast Heritage Music Camp (Starksboro, Vermont)

July : Sherblues & Folk (Sherbrooke, Qc)

July 3–5: The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canso, Nova Scotia) Cancelled

July 3–5: Mariposa Folk Festival (Orillia, Ontario)

July 3–12: Tremblant International Blues Festival

July 10–12: Vancouver Island MusicFest

July : Apple Hollow Music Fest (Franklin, Qc)

July 23–26: Calgary Folk Festival

July 24–26: Dawson City Music Festival

July 31–August 2: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Dodds Farm, Hillsdale, N.Y.)

August : Blue Skies Music Festival

August : Hudson Music Festival

August 6–9: Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival (Nova Scotia)

August 7–9: Kingsville Folk Music Festival (Ontario)

August : Valley Stage Music Festival (Huntington, Vermont)

August : Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke

August : Shelter Valley Folk Festival (Ontario)

September : Ottawa Folk Festival

September : Branches & Roots Festival (Ormstown)

October : Les Rendez-vous ès TRAD de Québec (Québec City)

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