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• August 31–September 21

Matthew Barber and Justin Rutledge, will perform on stage during the production run, music they've composed for the Segal Centre for Performing Arts' adaptation of The Graduate 5170 Côte Ste. Catherine Road 514.739.7944

• Thursday, September 4

Swift Years, at Coeur de Village (680 St. Régis, St. Isidore) 514.400.5351 8pm w/ open stage

• Friday, September 5

Beulah, an evening of Spirituals, performed by The Deacon George Band, 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

• Thursday, September 11

Swift Years, at l'Escalier (552 Ste. Catherine E) 10pm PWYC

• Saturday, September 13

All Day Breakfast Stringband, CD Release Party, at Casa Del Popolo (4873 St. Laurent) 9:30pm

• Monday, September 15

Shawna Caspi, at Grumpy's (1242 Bishop) 9:30pm 514.866.9010

• Friday, September 19

Swift Years, at Café NamasThé (37 Lambton, Ormstown) 450.374.4775 7:30pm open mic

• Saturday, September 20

Swift Years, (The Punch Show) accompanying juggler, Bernard Lebel, at Galerie BBAM! (3255 St. Jacques) 3pm PWYC

• Thursday, October 16

Loreena McKennitt, The Stories Behind the Songs: an intimate evening of words and music, at Théâtre Maisonneuve – Place des Arts 8pm Tickets: $91.50, $81.50, $66.50 (taxes & service charges included) at the Place des Arts box office, at 514. 842.2112, and at ON SALE THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 30th AT NOON

• Thursday, November 20

Gordon Lightfoot, at Place des arts, 8pm $99.50, $79.50, $59.50* (taxes included / service charge extra) at the Place des Arts box office, at 514.842.2112. *A limited number of VIP Fan Xperience tickets are available at $129.50… includes VIP seating, early entrance to venue at 6:30, pre-concert reception with desserts & coffee, collectable tour poster, prize draws with emcee, and three draws for chances to meet Gordon.

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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


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


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 9:00pm 514.489.3322

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


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

Celtic and beyond, open sessions with Belfast Andi and Patrick Hutchinson at Honey Martin Pub (5916 Sherbrooke W.) 7:00–10:00

Irish sessions, at O'Regan's Irish Pub (1224 Bishop). Something for beginners and experienced musicians. 8:00–11:00

Traditional music jam, at Vices & Versa (6631 St. Laurent), with Pascal Gemme, Yann Falquet (Genticorum) and guests. 9:00 Free 514.272.2498


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

Celtic and beyond, open sessions with Belfast Andi and Bob Cussen at Honey Martin Pub (5916 Sherbrooke W.) 7:00–10:00 (temporarily suspended)

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 acoustic session, from 7:00–9:00, 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 2014

February 14–16: Winterfolk XII Blues and Roots Festival (Toronto, Ont.)

February 28–March 3: Winter Folk Camp, YMCA Wanakita (Haliburton, Ont.)

April 25–27: Ottawa Grassroots Festival

May 8–11: La Grande Rencontre, à la Place des Arts au coeur des Sciences de l’UQAM

June 18–22: Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal

June 27–29: Chants de Vielles (Village de Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QC)

June 27–29: Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance (Altamont, NY)

July 9–12: Sherblues & Folk (Sherbrooke, Qc)

July 4–6: The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canso, Nova Scotia) Cancelled

July 4–6: Mariposa Folk Festival (Orillia, Ontario)

July 4–13: Tremblant International Blues Festival

July 11–13: Vancouver Island MusicFest

July : Apple Hollow Music Fest (Franklin, Qc)

July 19–21: Dawson City Music Festival

June 22–28: Northeast Heritage Music Camp (Starksboro, Vermont)

July 24–27: Calgary Folk Festival

August 1–3: Blue Skies Music Festival

August 1–3: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, (Dodds Farm, Hillsdale, N.Y.)

August 2–10: Hudson Music Festival

August 7–10: Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival (Nova Scotia)

August 8–9: Duckstock Independent Music Festival (Laurentians)

August 8–10: Kingsville Folk Music Festival(Ontario)

August 9: Valley Stage Music Festival (Huntington, Vermont)

August 13–14: Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke

August 29–31: Shelter Valley Folk Festival (Ontario)

September 10–14: Ottawa Folk Festival

September 26–28: Ormstown Branches & Roots Festival

October : Celtic Harmonies International Festival (Eastern Townships)

October 9–13: Les Rendez-vous ès TRAD de Québec(Québec)

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