Kingston Brewing Company, 34 Clarence St. (Celtic Venue)
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Jessica Wedden & Jon McClurg
Fifteen year old Jessica, fiddler, step dancer, guitarist and composer has an upbeat Celtic, Ottawa Valley and East Coast style, and Jon McLurg provides a soft but smooth voice for his folk songs and elegant finger-style guitar playing, singing songs of truth, reflection, melancholy, contentment, and spirituality. They share a passion for music which can be heard in every note!
This songwriter/multi-instrumentalist (vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, trumpet) is probably best known for his skills on his first instrument – the fiddle (started at the tender age of five). You’ll hear music from his classical violin origins making their way into contemporary songs! He is currently working on the follow up to 2002’s solo CD “For the Folks”.
This quartet first played together in 2012 after noticing we were contrasting pairs: each couple had a fiddle player and a vocalist/string player, but of opposite gender! We are a play in contrasts: male and female fiddlers in harmony: male and female vocalists, one high, one low; guitar and tenor guitar. (Brent Schneider, Mary Kennedy, Alice Ching-Chew, Ted Chew)
Henry Joys (Irish Folk Club)
Formed by the Kingston Irish Folk club in March of 2018, this community-based Celtic group features the music of Ireland and Newfoundland.
On a road trip which started in Cape Breton some time ago, and with stops at the Lower Deck and the Olde Dublin Pub; and now destined for the bright lights of Bancroft and Eganville. Maritime tinged Scots/Irish music and guitar instrumentals. Andrew Macdonald, with Mark Waldron and Andrea Greek. Guitar and mandolin music rooted in the Celtic tradition.
Celebrating the joys and sorrows of our ancestors, Dun Leary is a community ensemble of musicians with a deep love of traditional Irish, Scottish and Canadian East Coast music. Dun Leary opens the Kingston Irish Folk Club’s Celtic jam sessions. Current members are Anne Powers, Janie Harrop, Ronda Candy and Sharon Meehan.
Sessioneers (Ian Leslie)
THE SESSIONEERS are three traditional Irish session musicians who play regularly together in the Kingston region. Reels, jigs, hornpipes and airs make up the core of traditional Irish tunes that they perform. The group features Meghan Balogh on fiddle, Ian Leslie on uillean pipes & low whistle, and Curtis LeBlanc on guitar, flute, and low whistle.
Irish Roots plays primarily Irish, Scottish and East Coast music. They have been playing in the Kingston area and throughout south central and eastern Ontario for the last eight years. Irish Roots features Mary Kennedy on fiddle and mandolin, Brent Schneider on the bodhran, bass and vocals and Paul Gillespie on guitar, mandolin, bodhran and vocals.
Tom MacIntosh and Friends
Originally from Cape Breton, I’ve been playing guitar since 1975, I enjoy playing and singing songs that folks know and can sing along with, so far I cover other folks music, most genres … I aspire to play like Chet Atkins, but brain-to-fingers pathways don’t move that way, yet. Tom will play with Dennis Wilson (guitar and banjo) and Kathleen Logan-Rebelo (vocalist and percussion).