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UPCOMING EVENTS

February 2019

DANNY MARKS + FRIENDS

February 21 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 8:30pm Danny Marks + Friends Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 Danny Marks is somewhat of a fixture in the Toronto and Canadian blues scene. He hosted a popular TV series on HIFI TV which covered many of the regional varieties of blues across North America. In 2006, Danny was given the “Blues with a Feeling Award” for lifetime achievement in music and broadcast. Since that time, Danny hasn’t slowed down as he has since released…

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Michael Jerome Browne CD Launch with Harrison Kennedy

February 22 /8:30 pm 10:30 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Michael Jerome Browne Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner, Maple Blues Award winner and thirty-time nominee, Kerrville New Folk finalist, four-time Juno Award nominee in both the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories, MJB is a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter and a living encyclopedia of American roots music. Can’t Keep A Good Man Down is the new album released by Borealis Records and available now. It is a compilation of traditional acoustic blues culled from his albums going back to 1998. There are…

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MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE

February 22 /8:30 pm 10:30 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Advance $20 / Door $25 * “Arguably the finest acoustic blues artist in this country.” – Globe and Mail Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner, Maple Blues Award winner and thirty-time nominee, Kerrville New Folk finalist, four-time Juno Award nominee in both the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories, MJB is a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter and a living encyclopedia of American roots music. That’s Where It’s At! is the new album on Borealis Records, available February 2019. This album focuses on the connection between…

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Van Morrison Tribute with Matt Weidinger at HRL

February 23 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Born decades after Van Morrison was creating some of his most enduring music, singer-songwriter, Matt Weidinger, has a musical connection to the ’60s and ’70s, what he calls the golden age of record-making. Anyone who’s seen him perform would agree with the “old soul” label, so it’s particularly fitting that he’s taking on the songs of an old soul master with his latest tribute to the music of Van Morrison. It’ll be something of a retrospective of Van the Man’s…

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KEN WHITELEY’S GOSPEL BRUNCH: SUNDAY ALLSTARS

February 24 /2:00 pm 4:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch: Sunday Allstars $25 Advance / $30 Door * Over the almost 18 years of doing these shows, some of the guests have become almost like family to me and each other. If I could pick any group of people to sing gospel music with on the planet, it would have to include these amazing singers. David Wall has a bell-like tenor, Pat Patrick a bottom shattering bass and Amoy and Ciceal Levy can slide effortlessly into harmony with…

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ROMANI JAZZ

February 25 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Advance $25 | Door $30 * Inspired by gypsy roots, Romani Jazz seamlessly blends the traditional folk melodies of the  “Roma” people with the musical and improvisational elements of jazz to produce a unique , fusion acoustic experience. The concept of RomaniJazz was a result of the combined imagination of an eclectic group of Canadian musicians (George Koller, Robi Botos, Jozsef Botos and Nenad Bogdanovic) who share the same passion for exploring and interpreting Roma folk melodies in an unconventional way. As musical storytellers, they are able to take…

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JEFF LANG

February 26 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Advance $30 / Door $35 * “That is some of the most unbelievable stuff I have ever heard.” – Bela Flek Australian guitarist-songwriter-vocalist-producer, Jeff Lang, has built a reputation for making startling music that is accomplished, intricate, gutsy, melodic and loaded with soul. Often taking unexpected turns, he has consistently inspired his audiences by creating a stylistically diverse catalog of over 25 albums. Alone In Bad Company, Jeff’s latest album, presents the most organic union of his talents and influences…

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GET LOST JACK FROST BLUES NIGHT

February 28 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 8:30PM The Muddy York Blues Machine + Jim Dan Dee Present: Get Lost Jack Frost Blues Night Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 The Muddy York Blues Machine The Muddy York Blues Machine is a “new blues” band based in Toronto, Canada. With diverse musical backgrounds and influences, the Machine promises its music will be emotionally powerful, well performed, and always played with passion. From the muddy streets of old Toronto to the sky-scraping metropolis it has become,…

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March 2019

Mia Sheard’s “Song’s are Like Tattoos” Joni Mitchell Tribute

March 1 /8:00 pm 11:00 pm
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One event on March 2, 2019 at 8:00pm

Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
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Roberta Joan Mitchell, professionally known as Joni Mitchell, is one of Canada’s most iconic and influential singer-songwriters. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell’s songwriting touched on social and environmental ideals and often delved deeply into personal confessions of romance, confusion, disillusionment and joy. She has received innumerable accolades, notable among them being an impressive collection of no less than nine Grammy Awards. AllMusic has stated that, “When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important…

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Mia Sheard’s “Song’s are Like Tattoos” Joni Mitchell Tribute

March 2 /8:00 pm 11:00 pm
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One event on March 2, 2019 at 8:00pm

Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Roberta Joan Mitchell, professionally known as Joni Mitchell, is one of Canada’s most iconic and influential singer-songwriters. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell’s songwriting touched on social and environmental ideals and often delved deeply into personal confessions of romance, confusion, disillusionment and joy. She has received innumerable accolades, notable among them being an impressive collection of no less than nine Grammy Awards. AllMusic has stated that, “When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important…

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PINK FLOYD’S THE WALL

March 3 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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David Celia is long-established as one of Toronto’s most accomplished guitar players and respected singer/songwriters. He grew up on classic rock and honed his guitar skills as a youngster playing along to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd records. He has incorporated many covers into his repertoire over the years, culminating in a recent concert where he performed The Wall in its entirety for the first time. The response from the audience was ecstatic. “By chance I had a gig offered to me…

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JAMYZ BEE WINTER TIKI PARTY

March 5 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Jamyz Bee Winter Tiki Party Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 The Tiki Collective is a group of individuals who make music that is a blend of Exotica (Polynesian), Pop, Classical, Surf and Jazz. The Tiki Collective members are based in Toronto, Canada and have been performing together live since 2016. Their debut CD, Muse, has just been released and is available for listening and purchase now at http://smarturl.it/tcmuse. This March, you won’t find a better way to break up a…

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CYNTHIA TAURO CD RELEASE

March 6 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Cynthia Tauro CD Release Advance $15.00 / Door $20.00 * Cynthia Tauro is a Toronto-based vocalist, pianist and composer who performs in a wide range of solo and collaborative projects. Born into a musical family, she has performed alongside jazz icons including Guido Basso, Terry Clarke, Bernie Senensky, and Robi Botos. Classically trained, Cynthia began to specialize in jazz in early years, and then branched out to Latin Jazz at Carleton University. She was the first female leader of a…

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

March 8 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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International Women’s Day Featuring Laila Biali, Eliana Cuevas, Miss Emily, Joni Nehrita, Suzie Vinnick Advance $20.00 / Door $25.00 * Right now is a great and important time in history to do everything possible to help forge a more gender-balanced world. Women have come a long way, yet there’s still more to be achieved. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for…

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STEVEN BOWERS CD RELEASE WITH MARY STEWART

March 13 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Steven Bowers CD Release with Mary Stewart Advance $15 / Door $20 * Steven Bowers Steven Bowers writes songs that are as hooky as they are thoughtful, with a novelist’s grasp of the human condition, and a melody junkie’s thirst for pretty sounds. Born and raised in Newfoundland and living now on Vancouver Island, Bowers has just wrapped production of his fifth full length album, forthcoming in February 2019, produced by Jason Mingo and JUNO award-winning producer Colin Stewart (Dan…

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Avataar + Surefire Sweat at HRL

March 14 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Surefire Sweat Surefire Sweat is made up of a diverse and multi-generational roster of Toronto-based artists. The music, composed by Juno-nominated drummer, Larry Graves, is original drawing on an amalgam of funk, jazz and a variety of global influenced rhythm. Inventive arrangements act as a vehicle for the all-star cast of musicians to engage listeners through improvisational explorations. The danceable arrangements are propelled by a narratives: colourful journeys that emote real time metaphors of the human condition. Brad Eaton- trumpet…

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SWEET BABY JAMES: A TRIBUTE TO JAMES TAYLOR

March 15 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Friday, March 15, 2019 A Man Called Wrycraft Presents Sweet Baby James: A Tribute to James Taylor Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * James Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the No. 3 single “Fire…

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RANT MAGGIE RANT

March 16 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Rant Maggie Rant Advance $25 / Door $30 * Since their 2008 debut, Traditional Folk/Roots Award winners, Rant Maggie Rant, has consistently won over audiences at folk/Celtic festivals, folk clubs, town halls, churches, concert halls and symphonic stages. Traditionalists love their approach, as they respect the time honoured styles of the seven Celtic nations and beyond. New listeners are drawn to RANT MAGGIE RANTS’ fusion of world influences: Latin and Mediterranean rhythms, African hand-drumming and percussion, blues/rock guitar backdrops, revved up tempos…

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RORY BLOCK

March 17 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Rory Block Advance $25 / Door $30 * “Her playing is perfect, her singing otherworldly as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows and legends.” – The New York Times Heralded as a living landmark (Berkeley Express), a national treasure (Guitar Extra), and one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists (Blues Revue), Rory Block has committed her life and her career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world. A traditionalist and an…

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ROSIE + THE RIVETERS

March 19 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Rosie + The Riveters Advance $20.00 / Door $25.00 * Rosie & the Riveters never planned to get political. But opening a newspaper or watching the news these days made it impossible to see the status of women around the world and stay silent. The result is Ms. Behave – a collection of gritty, sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world. Produced by Joshua Van Tassel (Rose Cousins, Sarah Slean, Great…

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DOUGLAS CAMERON + DAVID MACFARLANE PRESENT: THE DOOR YOU CAME IN

March 20 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Douglas Cameron + David MacFarlane Present The Door You Came In: Songs + Stories From The Danger Tree Advance $25 | Door $30 * The year, 2016, marked the 25th anniversary of the publication of a book that Alice Munro once described as “about the best prose to come out of this country for my money.” 2016 also marked the 100th anniversary of the battle that sits at the heart of The Danger Tree – the Battle of the Somme.…

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AN EVENING FOR JACK WITH PAUL REDDICK

March 21 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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An Evening for Jack with Paul Reddick Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * On November 19, 2018, my husband, Jack, died of cancer. He has been most of my life for the past nine years and during the last fourth months of his battle, he was my entire life. I want part of my recovery to involve real action. Part of that action will come through awareness campaigns to draw attention to legislative failures on the topic of medically-assisted suicide, and another will be through fundraising for…

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Stephen Fearing at HRL

March 22 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Stephen Fearing was born in 1963 in Vancouver, British Columbia and grew up in Dublin, Ireland where his schoolmates included future members of U2. In 1981, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and immersed himself in the music scene, learning the fundamentals of songwriting and performing, all while washing dishes to stay alive. By 1984 he was back in Vancouver, determined to become a professional musician. In the years since, he’s been named one of the finest songwriters in Canada and…

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JULLY BLACK

March 23 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Jully Black Advance $45.00 / Door $50.00 Jully Black is a true Canadian Icon. Named as one of ‘The 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever’, (CBC Music) she has been dubbed ‘Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul’. As a platinum selling recording artist, her music career has yielded multiple singles reaching the Top 10 pop, R&B and dance music charts. She has taken home Juno and Gemini Awards, earned innumerable industry accolades and was hand selected to sing for the Queen of…

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DON STEVENSON PRESENTS THE MUSIC OF MOBY GRAPE

March 24 /8:00 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Don Stevenson Presents the Music of Moby Grape Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * Before co-founding Moby Grape, the legendary rock group from the 60’s, Don Stevenson and Jerry Miller were band mates in the Seattle group called  “The Frantics” which enjoyed local fame and records produced by Dolton. In 1966, virtually at the very beginning of the San Francisco music scene, Don and Jerry relocated to San Francisco and, with the addition of Bob Mosley, Skip Pence and Peter…

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THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL

March 25 /8:30 pm March 26 /11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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The Life and Music of Joni Mitchell Advance: $20.00 | Doors: $25.00 Dr. Mike Daley is a musicologist and sought-after lecturer known for his encyclopedic knowledge of musical history. He is also a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. In this new discussion and concert series, Mike discusses the life and music of Joni Mitchell, Canada’s own legendary singer-songwriter. Mia Sheard, known for her popular Joni Mitchell Tribute at Hugh’s Room Live, will join Mike…

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ENTER THE HAGGIS

March 26 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Enter The Haggis Advance $20 / Door $25 * For the better part of two decades, Toronto’s Enter The Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctively eclectic sound, praised by The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Their songs offer singalong melodies and deep, meaningful lyrics which tell the stories of everyday hard working people, often faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges. Signature songs like “One Last Drink”, “Gasoline”, “Down With…

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Danielle Knibbe CD Release at HRL

March 27 /1:00 pm 4:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Blending folk, roots, and country sensibilities, Danielle Knibbe’s songs win, and then all too often, break your heart. There’s an intimacy and familiarity to her music; her stories may not be about you, but you’ll think they are. Tackling topics like mental illness, loss, heartbreak, estrangement, and countless others, Danielle Knibbe has developed a following by being as genuine and open in her songwriting as she is onstage. Her songs invite the listener into what feels like an intimate conversation…

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Brock Zeman + David Olney at HRL

March 28 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Brock Zeeman “Americana Pioneer” singer-songwriter/recording artist, stream-caster and actor David Olney is well-known worldwide for his indelible songs and powerful live performances. One listen to the brand new album, “This Side or The Other,” and you’ll know David Olney is a man familiar with the wandering life and yearning heart of a poet. After more than 30 years in music, he’s had as many incarnations as you can imagine. His resume has expanded to include acting, poetry and a popular…

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Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost at HRL

March 29 /8:00 pm 11:30 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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***Ticket proceeds (after costs) from this event will be donated in memory of our friend Colleen Jenish to the Sashbear Foundation, in support of mental health initiatives*** http://www.sashbear.org/en/ ---------------------------- We are very excited to be heading to Hugh's Room during the very Celtic month of March in 2019. Come celebrate 'Music with a Celtic Heart' like it's still Paddy's day as we celebrate life, and help raise funds for mental health. Tickets/seats are available to purchase online! ---------------------------- Old Man…

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Allison Lupton at HRL

March 30 /8:30 pm 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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Acclaimed Scottish musician Archie Fisher shared that “Allison Lupton’s balance of strong composition and sensitive musicality makes her a fine contemporary songwriter and interpreter of the tradition and the works of her fellow songsmiths.” Her interest in music began in the rural Ontario community of West Zorra Township where she learned to sing harmony in the church choir. She got her start playing folk music with the band Killiecrankie which was regularly featured on CBC Radio’s legendary Max Ferguson Show.…

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Dave Gunning at Hugh’s Room Live

March 31 /8:30 am 11:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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“Truly, what makes Gunning so remarkable as an entertainer is his rare gift to be able to befriend the audience as a whole from the stage throughout the course of the concert. And, indeed, you do feel as though he’s as good of a friend as any after a night of songs, stories and lighthearted laughs.” – The Guardian Call it the silver lining in the cloud of a brutally cold Nova Scotia winter. When acclaimed folk singer/songwriter Dave Gunning…

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Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch: Sacred Steel

March 31 /2:00 pm 4:00 pm
Hughs Room, 2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X6 Canada
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“Sacred steel is one of the most exciting forms of music today and Nikki D. Brown and her sisters are some of the most amazing proponents of the style. I first met Nikki through Toronto’s jazz luminary, Jane Bunnett, who had invited her to come and jam with some of Cuba’s best young jazz women so it made sense to have Jane come and play with us as we explored a unique afternoon of original and traditional gospel and jazz.”…

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