The 11th annual Homegrown Live Music Festival SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019.
Kingston Brewing Company, 34 Clarence Street. (Celtic)
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Solange & Shea
Both raised in Kingston, Solange and Shea met at a local open mic and the two have played music together ever since. Through a combination of guitar, fiddle, and harmonies, they perform a variety of classic jigs and reels and modern acoustic melodies.
Danie’s music can be defined as “Celtic with a twist”. With her bright smile and charming personality, she strives to create an engaging and charismatic show for her audience. Her experience recording and performing with other artists, as well as her career as a music teacher has helped her to master and develop her art. More info.
Jessica Wedden is a 16-year-old upbeat Celtic, East Coast and Ottawa Valley style fiddler, trick fiddler, step dancer, composer, 2016 & 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition semi-finalist. Appeared on Breakfast Television Toronto, Rogers TV-Daytime Ottawa. Performed at Ottawa’s Marvest for CityFolk, Toronto’s WinterFolk, opened for fiddler Ashley MacIsaac. Fiddling is her passion! More info.
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.
Kingston Ceili Band
From concerts at venues like the RCHA, The Cove, and The Royale Theatre 1000 Islands, to weddings and wakes, The Kingston Ceili Band charms audiences with its thoughtful arrangements of traditional and contemporary celtic music. Current configuration is Anne Archer (flutes, whistles), Maggie Clark (fiddle), Bonnie Dawson (accordion), Shane Dunne (guitar, vocals), Maggie McIver (fiddle), and Dennis Wilson (banjo, vocals). More info.
THE SESSIONEERS are Ian Leslie on uilleann pipes and whistles, Martin Smit on guitar and keyboard and Meghan Balogh on fiddle. The trio plays regularly together for local Irish ceili dances. Ian and Meghan are regulars on the Kingston traditional Irish music scene, playing often with others at the Tuesday night Irish session at The Toucan. Martin and Meghan are half of local folk Celtic band Seventh Town. The three have several decades of a variety of musical experience and backgrounds between them, but they all enjoy playing the traditional tunes of Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton.
Tuesday Night Session
The Tuesday Night Session has been taking place for over 20 years, presently meeting at the Toucan pub on Princess Street every Tuesday evening at 8:30. The Session is a chance for musicians to play Irish, Scottish and Celtic inspired instrumental music in a ‘session’ like setting.