Category Archives: Music Archive

James Gordon and Jeff Bird: 40 Years Down In The Folk Mines Sunday November 26, 2017 Yes, it was 40 years ago that two young U of G students met in the Carden Street Cafe, (which James happened to own )- and they started a musical friendship that has endured. They played as a duo for a year, then with Randy Sutherland formed Tamarack. Jeff left that band to join Cowboy Junkies, which is still going strong, and he’s played on many of James’ solo projects over the years. This anniversary concert will feature music that spans their entire musical journey together, along with road stories, surprises, and a stage-full of instruments. This promises to be a memorable evening! Onion Honey and Shawna Caspi with Special Guest Keenan Reimer-Watts Sunday November 19, 2017 Onion Honey makes folk music, sharp and sweet and mixed in are banjo and mandolin, washboard and…

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Silence Presents: Kitchen Orkestra and CROW Friday October 27, 2017 Influenced by tastes of Balkan, Celtic, Bluegrass, and Latin music,Toronto-based Kitchen Orkestra engages, entertains, and entices audiences with surprising Folk arrangements and lively original music. Proud of their unique mix of fiddle, mandolin, vocals, upright bass, cajon, and percussion, these four inspired musicians enjoy testing the creative possibilities of their instruments and combining them artfully, cooking thoughtful blends of grooves, textures, instrumental melodies, and vocals. By casting strong flavours and vivid stories into musical moods – ranging from danceable, to contemplative, to cinematic – Kitchen Orkestra delivers an engaging experience that will whet any musical appetite. This quirky Canadian folk quartet released their first album, Entree, as a heartfelt snapshot of the music the band has been creating and performing in the past year. While their repertoire is diverse, their performance ultimately offers a quality of raw danceability, musical expression, and…

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Kazoo! Presents: Jerusalem in My Heart & Scattered Clouds Saturday September 30, 2017 Jerusalem In My Heart (JIMH) is a live audio-visual performance project, with Montréal-based producer and musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and Montréal-based filmmaker Charles-André Coderre at its core. Jerusalem In My Heart release their music on Montreal label Constellation Records. JIMH have released three studio albums, Mo7it Al-Mo7it (2013), If He Dies, If If If If If If (2015) and a self-titled album with Suuns, released on Secretly Canadian. Freedom Singer Thursday September 28, 2017 A Project: Humanity Production Embarks on a Fall 2017 National Tour featuring JUNO nominee Khari Wendell McClelland, JUNO nominee Tanika Charles and acclaimed Vancouver guitarist Noah Walker KASHKA Saturday September 23, 2017 KASHKA presents her new album, Relax. With special guests LCON. Star Triptych Thursday September 21, 2017 Star Triptych is Elisa Thorn (harp), David Riddel (guitar) and Laura Swankey (voice). The trio explores…

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Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo Thursday July 27, 2017 Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, this performance features the unrivaled guitar artistry of two of the finest players of their respective generations. Their music is carefully balanced between blazing virtuosity and sheer beauty. Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque recorded two CDs together, Macedonian Blues and 7 Boats, to great critical acclaim, even getting the nod as top best acoustic guitar albums 2004 from acoustic guitar magazine. Both have both been so busy that they have not been able to play again together for years. “We Are Women” Cabaret Show Wednesday, July 12, 2017 We Are Women is coming to Silence on 46 Essex Street! WE ARE WOMEN A Cabaret Show celebrating women! We Are Women’s mission is to give back to local women’s charities as well as connect, empower and…

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William Parker & Patricia Nicholson Parker June 30, 2017 William Parker and Patricia Nicholson make music, dance, poetry, as it comes through them, in order to uplift encourage and inspire the listener to enter the realm of their higher self. So they in turn may, in their own lives and work, act as a force for good. The ultimate goal of the art is for all who listen to it be filled with compassion. Ensemble Atlantica June 29, 2017 Ensemble Atlantica presents Impressions: Ontario Tour 2017. Meet us at Silence Sounds in Guelph for our fourth performance of our tour. Join us for an evening of new sounds by young Canadian and international composers, along with a special piece featuring guest artist, clarinetist Jana Starling! Our program, conducted by Baptiste Boiron, will consist of six new works of colourful variety by the following composers: Myles Skinner, James Lowrie, Jossée MacInnis, Pascal…

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Silence Presents: Moonfruits and Georgian Bay May 31, 2017  Escorted by a variety of stringed instruments and soaring harmonies, bilingual duos Moonfruits and Georgian Bay tour New-Brunswick, Québec and Ontario this summer in support of Moonfruits’ May 2017 release Ste-Quequepart and Georgian Bay’s 2016 Polaris Prize nominated album Patience. Spinning tales of Canadian mysticism where ideals and imagination intertwine, these longtime friends and collaborators invite you into their world to discover the wilderness of Georgian Bay’s shores and the stories of imaginary maritime village Ste-Quequepart. Moonfruits Escorted by a banjo and a parlour guitar, Moonfruits’ soaring harmonies captivate listeners and celebrate common ground. Partners on and off stage, they summon music from a place where ideals and imagination intertwine. Artists as Activists: Turkwaz and Nauroz Tanya Saturday, May 27, 2017 Turkwaz is a unique combination of four musician/singers, immersed in diverse traditions from mysterious Sufi devotional love songs, to rousing Thracian…

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Silence Presents: My Misshapen Ear with Special Guests April 29, 2017 My Misshapen Ear is a collective trio featuring Anthony Argatoff on alto saxophone, Andrew Furlong on bass, and Joe Sorbara on drums and percussion. Their music ranges from minimalism to free jazz to chamber music through swinging, blues-inflected, nose-crinkling-neck-rocking grooves as often as prick-up-your-ears noise experiments. The band plays music composed by its three members whose strength as both composers and improvisers is on full display here. Russell Scott Concert April 28, 2017 “Russell’s thought-provoking lyrics, skillful acoustic guitar work, and well crafted arrangements blend smoothly to provide deeply satisfying listening pleasure. If you like the song writing and technical brilliance of musicians like Bruce Cockburn and Don Ross, you will certainly enjoy Russell Scott! -Bob Froese, Organizer, Newmarket Main Street Folk and Blues Festival. Foreign Resort April 26, 2017 The Foreign Resort are Denmark’s finest musical export of…

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