Kingston Brewing Company, 34 Clarence St. (Celtic Venue)
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Not your average harp and voice duo, Janine Dudding and Susan Sweeney Hermon sing in English, French, Spanish and Gaelic, accompanying themselves on Celtic harps and guitars. Their programme is a journey of traditional and contemporary tunes, from the Scottish Highlands to the Peruvian Altiplano, and includes their own material.
This Kingston-based quintet (Brian Flynn, Steve Kennedy, Jon McLurg, Chris Murphy and Noah St. Amand) boasts over a dozen instruments and a wealth of great original & traditional music. Individually, they’ve shared the stage with the likes of David Francey, Sarah Harmer, Ron Hynes, J.P. Cormier, Fred Eaglesmith, Leahy, and Masterless Men.
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.
Since arriving from Yorkshire 35 years ago, he’s been involved in a number of musical endeavours – usually ‘the guy off to the side plunking away on the bass!’ This time, with a little help from friends, he’ll be front & centre to share with you a taste of his often-a-little-quirky interpretations of traditional and contemporary celtic songs and tunes.
Celebrating the joys and sorrows of our ancestors, Dun Leary (formerly the Roddy McCorley’s) 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 Erin Forbes, Sharon McLaughlin, Anne Powers, Janie Harrop, Ronda Candy and Sharon Meehan.
In Kingston since 1982, John played in a few musical groups over the years, also penning a few tunes, in various genres, including Celtic, Folk, Blues and Jazz. Lately the focus has been show tunes, jazz standards (twenties through forties), and classic blues (twenties and thirties). John plays an informal mixed show most Tuesdays at the RCHA.
With Andrea Greek and Ian Leslie, he offers guitar and pipe tunes, with perhaps a song or two thrown in for good measure. Regular participants of the ‘Tuesday Night Session’ at Sir John’s, they’ve played individually or collectively everywhere from the Stag & Doe Beverage Room in New Waterford to the World Renowned Irish Festival in Watertown, New York. Slainte!
These three traditional Irish session musicians play together frequently in the Kingston region. Reels, jigs, hornpipes and airs make up the core of traditional Irish tunes tin their repertoire. The group features Meghan Balogh on fiddle, Ian Leslie on uillean pipes & low whistle, and Curtis LeBlanc on guitar, flute, and low whistle.
Best known for his rich baritone voice, Shane Dunne has been a familiar face on the Kingston Irish/Celtic scene for nearly 20 years, mainly with the Kingston Ceili Band (www.ceiliband.com), but also as an occasional solo performer.
Together since 2012, we do a ‘rumbling’ of Celtic and other music, focusing on harmonies and interesting arrangements. The musicians are: Tom MacIntosh – guitar & vocals; Ted Chew – violin; Sharon Buffett – guitar, mandolin & vocals; Kathleen Logan-Rebelo, vocals and percussion.
Seventh Town performs traditional and contemporary folk songs, reels, and jigs from Irish, Scottish, and Canadian traditions. Formed in 2008, Seventh Town has performed at historic events, ceili dances, and concerts throughout eastern Ontario. Featuring Martin Smit (guitar/vocals), Trisha Elliott (vocals/tin whistles), Meghan Balogh (fiddle/vocals), and Fraser Hardman (bass/vocals). www.seventhtown.ca