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• Saturday, May 23

The Young Novelists, with Carly Dow and Jesse Matas, at Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur E) $15/$10 students. 8pm Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.524.9225

• Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30

True Colours, The Yellow Door Choir, at the Unitarian Church of Montreal (5035 de Maisonneuve W) 7:30pm (doors: 7) $20/senior and students $15 at the door and online The Rock Camp for Girls Montreal (RCGM) will host a bake sale during intermission.

• Saturday, May 30

Romi Mayes, at Casa del Popolo (4873 St. Laurent) Doors: 7:30pm Show 8pm $10 Hello Darlin' Productions. 514.524.9225

Jill Zmud, at Grumpy's (1242 Bishop) 10:30pm

• Sunday, May 31

Chorale Joyful Noise and Chorale MHES, at United Church (831 rue du Village, Morin Heights) 3pm 450.226.2746 (Penny Rose)

• Thursday, June 4

Red Ride Tour, with Cris Derksen, Kristi Lane Sinclair, Laura Ortman, and Beatrice Deer, at Ashukan Cultural Space ( 431 Place Jacques Cartier) doors 8pm, show 9pm $10 cover

• Wednesday, June 17

Tom Rush, Opening Night Gala (wine and cheese reception) of the Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal, at Georges-Vanier Cultural Centre (2450 Workman) 8pm  Tickets

—An intimate evening with The Echo Hunters – only 50 tickets available, at Victor Studio (1050 Lacasse) 8pm Tickets

• Thursday, June 18

Alex Cuba, Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre (2490 Notre-Dame West) 8pm Tickets

• Friday, June 19 – Centennial Esplanade (corner of Saint-Patrick & Pitt) Free
4 pm – Amos the Transparent
5 pm – Charles-Antoine Gosselin
6 pm – Who Are You
7 pm – Vishtèn
8 pm – Kandle and the Krooks

—Friday, June 19
Bruce Cockburn, at Paradoxe Theatre (5959 Monk) 9pm Tickets

• Saturday, June 20 – Centennial Esplanade (corner of Saint-Patrick & Pitt) Free
2 pm – Life in Winter
3 pm – The Bombadils
4 pm – Jesse Mac Cormack
5 pm – Sin and Swoon
6 pm – Michael Hurley
7 pm – The Stray Birds
8 pm – Basia Bulat

Sunday, June 21 – Centennial Esplanade (corner of Saint-Patrick & Pitt) Free
2 pm – Miracles
3 pm – The Slocan Ramblers
4 pm – Olivier Brousseau
5 pm – Sarah Jane Scouten
6 pm – Peter Katz
7 pm – Bon Débarras
8 pm – Jim Bryson

• Friday, July 3

The African Children's Choir, at River’s Edge Community Church (5567 Côte St. Antoine) 7pm 514.487.9696 No tickets—donations welcome

Friday, July 17

deacon George presents Café Society Blues, at the MadMonk Cafe, (MADison and MONKland, in NDG) 7:30pm (Doors at 7:00pm) Admission and refreshments are free of charge. Recommended for ages 14 years and older

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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

BBAM! Gallery(3255 St. Jacques) 514.952.6190


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 7–10: La Grande Rencontre, à la PdA au coeur des Sciences de l’UQAM

May 14–17: Ste. Catherine Street Comes Alive with One Wo/man Bands!

June 17–21: Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal

June 26–28: 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 3–5: The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canso, Nova Scotia)

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

July 3–12: Tremblant International Blues Festival

July 6–12: Sherblues & Folk (Sherbrooke, Qc)

July 10–12: Vancouver Island MusicFest

July 19–26: Cammac Summer Program (this week w/ Linda Morrison)

July 23–26: Calgary Folk Festival

July 24–26: le Festival Memoire et Racines (Joliette)

July 24–26: Dawson City Music Festival

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

July 31–August 2: Blue Skies Music Festival

August 1–9: Hudson Music Festival

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

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

August 8: Valley Stage Music Festival (Huntington, Vermont)

August 12–16: Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke

September 4–6: Shelter Valley Folk Festival (Ontario)

September 17–20: Ottawa Folk Festival

September : Branches & Roots Festival (Ormstown)

October 8–12: Les Rendez-vous ès TRAD de Québec (Québec City)

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