Category Archives: Music

People come to the music

Whenever I hear music coming from somewhere I want to follow it. It could be someone practicing the piano, drums or bagpipes, or a lone guitarist; a lonesome soul listening to some Billy Holiday, hip hop on full bass bouncing

People come to the music

Whenever I hear music coming from somewhere I want to follow it. It could be someone practicing the piano, drums or bagpipes, or a lone guitarist; a lonesome soul listening to some Billy Holiday, hip hop on full bass bouncing

Curtis Driedger & the Mandolin Society of Peterborough

Curtis Driedger’s Mandolin Society

Don’t let Curtis Driedger fool you. He comes across as modest, folksy and a little comical but the man is a musical genius. He started the Mandolin Society of Peterborough in 2003 and this week it celebrates its 10th anniversary

Curtis Driedger & the Mandolin Society of Peterborough

Curtis Driedger’s Mandolin Society

Don’t let Curtis Driedger fool you. He comes across as modest, folksy and a little comical but the man is a musical genius. He started the Mandolin Society of Peterborough in 2003 and this week it celebrates its 10th anniversary

Stories from the Union Theatre

Union Reunion

Once in a blue moon, a place becomes a magnet for artists and creative activity and galvanizes a community with remarkable spinoffs – think of Lapin Agile in Paris, The Riverboat Coffeehouse in Toronto, The Cedar Tavern in New York City.

Stories from the Union Theatre

Union Reunion

Once in a blue moon, a place becomes a magnet for artists and creative activity and galvanizes a community with remarkable spinoffs – think of Lapin Agile in Paris, The Riverboat Coffeehouse in Toronto, The Cedar Tavern in New York City.

The Burgess Shale

The Burgess Shale CD release

They played a fine, rollicking set at the 2012 Peterborough Folk Festival and it was standing room only at the Spill and the Garnet for their performances of  Eight Days Lost – The Tom Thompson Multimedia Project last year during

The Burgess Shale

The Burgess Shale CD release

They played a fine, rollicking set at the 2012 Peterborough Folk Festival and it was standing room only at the Spill and the Garnet for their performances of  Eight Days Lost – The Tom Thompson Multimedia Project last year during

R. Murray Schafer

R. Murray Schafer

In 1983 I was lucky enough to be given tickets to a performance of RA by R. Murray Schafer. It was an all night affair that took place at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto from sundown to sunrise the following

R. Murray Schafer

R. Murray Schafer

In 1983 I was lucky enough to be given tickets to a performance of RA by R. Murray Schafer. It was an all night affair that took place at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto from sundown to sunrise the following

Triple Threat

I first met Colin MacAdam at a dinner party. He made an impression on me by singing acapella and from memory every verse of Stan Roger’s ballad Barrett’s Privateer, the chorus of which I will never forget:

Triple Threat

I first met Colin MacAdam at a dinner party. He made an impression on me by singing acapella and from memory every verse of Stan Roger’s ballad Barrett’s Privateer, the chorus of which I will never forget:

The Peterborough Folk Festival

It’s hard to believe that the folk festival genre hasn’t really been around all that long. Today you can enjoy a summer folk festival in every part of the world from Newport to Reykjavik. One of the longer running folk

The Peterborough Folk Festival

It’s hard to believe that the folk festival genre hasn’t really been around all that long. Today you can enjoy a summer folk festival in every part of the world from Newport to Reykjavik. One of the longer running folk