30th Anniversary Concert with BREABACH !


FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK presents

 30th SEASON ANNIVERSARY CONCERT  !!

BREABACH (from Scotland)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016  8:00 pm.

Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St. Peterborough

Tickets: $37.50 incl.hst 
(*on sale starting June 1*)

Market Hall Box Office (705)749 1146, on-line www.markethall.org & Moondance (705) 742 9425
 
30 years to the day….September 23, 1986 Folk Under The Clock presented the very first concert with the, then unknown, Scottish folk singer DOUGIE MACLEAN.
 
We now present Scottish five-piece BREABACH who deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands!

Breabach unite the talent of Calum MacCrimmon (pipes, whistles, bouzouki, vocals), Megan Henderson (fiddle, vocals, stepdance), James Mackenzie (pipes, flute, whistles), Ewan Robertson (guitar, vocals) and James Lindsay (double bass).

Voted Best Live Act 2013 & Best Folk Band 2012 at the Scots Trad Music Awards and twice nominated Best Band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

After a whirlwind five years traversing the globe, Breabach are delighted to present their fifth studio album, ASTAR. Inspired by the people and places they have encountered, iconic venues and festivals they have performed at. ASTAR is a multicultural celebration, embracing the music of four nations in partnership with their own. The band have invited friends from Norway, Quebec, Australia and New Zealand to be part of this recording: An Australian aboriginal artist, an artist from the Maori tradition, a Hardanger fiddler from Norway and Quebec’s Le Vent Du Nord.

“Breabach once again displayed all the artfulness, ambition and imagination that set them so decisively from the pack” – Scotsman

Breabach are a truly riveting band to kick start and celebrate this 30th Anniversary Season….get your tickets early !!   Cheers !!
                                        
 Live at Celtic Connections, Glasgow, 2016  

 
The making of their new cd 'ASTAR' 
 

Here's a great video of Danu and Breabach together (incl. Donal Lunny) at Celtic Connections, Glasgow. Danu celebrated our 20th. Anniversary at the Market Hall in 2006 !
 
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Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Sunday, April 24, 7.30 pm

 
 
 
FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK presents

GORDIE MAcKEEMAN & HIS RHYTHM BOYS

SUNDAY, APRIL 24th, 2016  7.30 pm.

Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St. Peterborough

Tickets : $35 incl. hst., $25 Students

Where: Market Hall Box Office (705)749 1146 and on-line www.markethall.org  & Moondance (705) 742 9425

With flashes of flair and fancy footwork, and a blatant disregard for predictable stage presence, Prince Edward Island’s Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys deliver an ultimate concert experience filled with high-energy electrifying entertainment. With a slight bend of his knee, Gordie MacKeeman launches into song. Guided by the sharp cuts of his fiddle, his famous crazy legs shake and twist with a laughing regard for physics. The whole time The Rhythm Boys deliver surefooted roots instrumentation to accompany the spectacle.
Their 3rd studio album Laugh, Dance & Sing, features 13 original songs and traditional tunes that excel in demonstrating the group’s infectious high–energy flair, crisp musicianship and rollicking rhythm and roots sound. Featuring: Gordie MacKeeman (fiddle, cello, acoustic guitar, feet percussion, vocals), Peter Cann (guitars, banjo, vocals), Thomas Webb (guitars, bass, banjo, steel guitar, vocals) and Mark Geddes (bass, percussion, mandolin, piano).

Among a growing list of awards, the Rhythm Boys were recently honoured with the 2015 Music PEI Award for Entertainer of The Year and Touring Artist of the Year.

They have recently graced stages from Canada to the UK, Belgium, Malaysia, India and Australia.

“This band is a real breath of fresh air and fun. Given the generic ‘roots’ label, there are heavy influences of bluegrass, western swing, Celtic and even Scottish country dance music in here. It all adds up to a mighty fine package”. –Maverick Magazine, UK

Gordie and the boys are on the cover and feature article in the latest (Winter 2016 )Penguin Eggs Magazine (Canada’s Folk, Roots and World Music Magazine) www.penguineggs.ab.ca

The band are at the top of today’s vibrant old-time music revival, don’t miss this concert, a wonderful way to finish off our 29th. Season at Folk Under The Clock.
www.gordiemackeeman.com   www.crazylegs.ca

Information on Folk Under The Clock’s 29th. Season www.folkundertheclock.ca

Fantastic double Bill with MARTYN JOSEPH (Wales) & DAVE GUNNING (Nova Scotia)


FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK presents

World Class Songwriters
Double bill

MARTYN JOSEPH & DAVE GUNNING

Sunday, April 17, 2016  7.30pm

Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St. Peterborough

Tickets : $35 incl.hst, Students $25

Where: Market Hall Box Office (705) 749 1146
& on-line www.markethall.org and
Moondance (705) 742 9425

 
 

Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer-songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics.

With a career spanning 30 years,32 albums, over half a million in record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music.

A jaw dropping guitar player, a powerful show stopping voice, he has been called ‘The Welsh Bruce Springsteen”.  His latest album ‘Sanctuary’ is one of the best yet.

 Let Yourself Trust is a vision he had to help fund some beautiful and life giving projects globally and in the UK. He has currently been working in Guatemala. www.letyourselftrust.net

 “One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain today…tough and passionate “ – Tom Robinson  BBC6 Music

 
 
Dave Gunning from Pictou, Nova Scotia is a working class hero of songwriters and his name is now included with the likes of Ron Hynes and Stan Rogers. Writing from a menu that includes flavours of Irish, Scottish, folk and country, Dave transcends genre with songs that fill your senses and touch your soul.

His 11th and latest album ‘Lift’ is getting great reviews and will be a contender for many awards.

Dave’s tenth album ,’No More Pennies’ was a album he co-wrote with the likes of David Francey, Lennie Gallant, Bruce Guthro and Karine Polwart.  The lead signature track, ‘These Hands’ co-written with George Canyon is a ‘call to action’ style song reminiscent of Pete Seeger to inspire us to make good in this world.

The album won the 2013 Music Nova Scotia Award and ‘These Hands’ was awarded ‘Song of the Year’ at the ECMA’s

This concert feature two of the most passionate, charismatic and environmentally conscious songwriters in the music business ! Let’s hear it ! Don’t dare miss it !

Information on the 29th Season at www.folkundertheclock.ca

 

The Pride of St. John's, Newfoundland - AMELIA CURRAN to play Folk Under The Clock !



FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK presents

AMELIA CURRAN & band

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016 

(*note a 4.pm show*)

Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St. Peterborough

Tickets : $35 incl hst $25 Students

Where: Market Hall Box Office (705)749 1146 and on-line www.markethall.org  & Moondance

Amelia Curran received her first Juno Award for Hunter, Hunter in front of an adoring hometown crowd in St. John’s, NL, in April 2010. The album, which solidified Amelia’s reputation as an heir to Leonard Cohen’s songwriting throne, also received a total of four ECMA nominations, 4 Music NL awards, 3 Music NS awards, a spot on Exclaim’s Wood, Wires & Whiskey coveted year-end and a place on the 2010 Polaris Long List. With the release of Spectators in 2012, Amelia was once again nominated for a Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year.

They Promised You Mercy (2014) is the newest collection of songs by Amelia Curran, Canada’s master contemporary songstress. On this album, Amelia’s knife-sharp lyrics find peace and even cheerfulness amidst lush layers provided by producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda’s nuanced studio vision. The album is a poised, focused and consummate work that showcases Amelia’s singular songwriting talent. They Promised You Mercy was nominated for the 2015 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year.

www.ameliacurran.com                 www.folkundertheclock.ca
 
 

Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Sunday, April 24 at 7.30 pm


 
 
FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK presents

GORDIE MAcKEEMAN & HIS RHYTHM BOYS

SUNDAY, APRIL 24th, 2016  7.30 pm.

Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St. Peterborough

Tickets : $35 incl. hst., $25 Students

Where: Market Hall Box Office (705)749 1146 and on-line www.markethall.org  & Moondance (705) 742 9425

With flashes of flair and fancy footwork, and a blatant disregard for predictable stage presence, Prince Edward Island’s Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys deliver an ultimate concert experience filled with high-energy electrifying entertainment. With a slight bend of his knee, Gordie MacKeeman launches into song. Guided by the sharp cuts of his fiddle, his famous crazy legs shake and twist with a laughing regard for physics. The whole time The Rhythm Boys deliver surefooted roots instrumentation to accompany the spectacle.
Their 3rd studio album Laugh, Dance & Sing, features 13 original songs and traditional tunes that excel in demonstrating the group’s infectious high–energy flair, crisp musicianship and rollicking rhythm and roots sound. Featuring: Gordie MacKeeman (fiddle, cello, acoustic guitar, feet percussion, vocals), Peter Cann (guitars, banjo, vocals), Thomas Webb (guitars, bass, banjo, steel guitar, vocals) and Mark Geddes (bass, percussion, mandolin, piano).

Among a growing list of awards, the Rhythm Boys were recently honoured with the 2015 Music PEI Award for Entertainer of The Year and Touring Artist of the Year.
They have recently graced stages from Canada to the UK, Belgium, Malaysia, India and Australia.

“This band is a real breath of fresh air and fun. Given the generic ‘roots’ label, there are heavy influences of bluegrass, western swing, Celtic and even Scottish country dance music in here. It all adds up to a mighty fine package”. –Maverick Magazine, UK

Gordie and the boys are on the cover and feature article in the latest (Winter 2016 )Penguin Eggs Magazine (Canada’s Folk, Roots and World Music Magazine) www.penguineggs.ab.ca
 

The band are at the top of today’s vibrant old-time music revival, don’t miss this concert, a wonderful way to finish off our 29th. Season at Folk Under The Clock.


Information on Folk Under The Clock’s 29th. Season www.folkundertheclock.ca

 

HARRY MANX AT FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK

 
 
FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK presents

29th Season –World Class Songwriters

Blues, World Music Songwriter

HARRY MANX

Friday, February 5, 2016   8pm.

Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St.  Peterborough

Tickets : $39.50 incl. hst

Where: Market Hall Box Office (705) 749 1146 & on-line www.markethall.org and Moondance

Harry Manx has been dubbed an “essential link” between the music of the East and West, creating short musical stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas.

In the mid 80’s he began a five-year tutelage with Rajasthani Indian musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Grammy winner with Ry Cooder for ‘A Meeting By The River’) and began playing the Mohan Veena (20- stringed sitar /guitar hybrid.

Manx is a prolific artist with nine albums in eight years. He has received seven Maple Blues Awards and his albums have garnered five Juno nominations. His latest album ,’20 Strings and the Truth’ is a mostly instrumental album, which fans had been asking for.

His music is hard to resist, easy to digest and keeps audiences coming back for more !  www.harrymanx.com

“Watching Harry play tonight I feel like I learned something new…” - Bruce Springsteen  (after seeing Harry perform “I’m on Fire”)

“Canada’s most versatile and expressive blues player” - Billboard Magazine

Information on the 29th Season at www.folkundertheclock.ca
 

OUR 29th SEASON ! 2015/2016

We are thrilled this season to present some of the folk world's finest songwriters in uniquely paired and solo concerts.
 
New this season is a seating arrangement which has all tables on the floor, in an intimate cabaret setting. Get your tickets early to secure these intimate tables close up to the performers !   
FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK presents


The 29th Season-World Class Songwriters


A double bill-Canadian Songwriters !

LYNN MILES & IAN TAMBLYN
Friday, September 25, 2015  8pm.


Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St. Peterborough

Tickets : $35 incl hst $25 Students

Where: Market Hall Box Office (705)749 1146 and on-line www.markethall.org  & Moondance


LYNN MILES is one of Canada's most accomplished songwriters. She has 13 albums to her credit and is the winner of a Juno Award for 'Solo Roots Album of the Year'. She is also the winner of four Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Lynn tours North America and Europe, has produced albums for 3 other artists and written songs for theatre. Her song, 'Three Chords and the Truth' was recently featured on the BBC TV Show 'Case Histories'. Her latest album is 'Downpour' from 2013.
"Lynn Miles sings lusciously...smart lyrics abound as she expounds on love lost and gained, sketched with dark hues and rising tempos" - Billboard Magazine. 
www.lynnmilesmusic.com

 

IAN TAMBLYN has released a staggering 38 albums as well as acting as producer for dozens of other artists. He has also written 14 plays and over one hundred theatre soundtracks. Currently he is writer in residence at Carleton University, teaching songwriting and composition to fourth year students.

In 2012 Ian was made a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society for his guiding and creative work in the Canadian Arctic. He has an honourary doctorate from Lakehead University and a Distinguished Alumni Award from Trent University.

In the spring of 2014 Ian finished work on his cd ‘The Labrador’, completing the last of his wonderful  ’Four Coast Project’. His latest album, ‘Walking in the Footsteps” (#38) Celebrates the Group of Seven and was commissioned by the Art Gallery of Sudbury.


 


 


Blues, World Music Songwriter

HARRY MANX

Friday, February 5, 2016   8pm.

Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St.  Peterborough

Tickets : $39.50 incl. hst

Where: Market Hall Box Office (705) 749 1146 & on-line www.markethall.org and Moondance

HARRY MANX has been dubbed an “essential link” between the music of the East and West, creating short musical stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas.

In the mid 80’s he began a five-year tutelage with Rajasthani Indian musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Grammy winner with Ry Cooder for ‘A Meeting By The River’) and began playing the Mohan Veena (20- stringed sitar /guitar hybrid.

Manx is a prolific artist with nine albums in eight years. He has received seven Maple Blues Awards and his albums have garnered five Juno nominations. His latest album ,’20 Strings and the Truth’ is a mostly instrumental album, which fans had been asking for.

His music is hard to resist, easy to digest and keeps audiences coming back for more !  www.harrymanx.com

“Watching Harry play tonight I feel like I learned something new…” - Bruce Springsteen  (after seeing Harry perform “I’m on Fire”)

“Canada’s most versatile and expressive blues player” - Billboard Magazine

 



Double Bill-International Songwriters

MARTYN JOSEPH & DAVE GUNNING

Sunday, April 17, 2016  7.30pm

Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St. Peterborough

Tickets : $35 incl.hst, Students $25

Where: Market Hall Box Office (705) 749 1146

& on-line www.markethall.org and Moondance

MARTYN JOSEPH is a powerful singer-songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics.

With a career spanning 30 years,32 albums, over half a million in record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music.

A jaw dropping guitar player, a powerful show stopping voice, he has been called ‘The Welsh Bruce Springsteen”.


“One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain today…tough and passionate “ – Tom Robinson  BBC6 Music


 

DAVE GUNNING from Pictou, Nova Scotia is a working class hero of songwriters and his name is now included with the likes of Ron Hynes to Stan Rogers. Writing from a sonic menu that includes flavours of Irish, Scottish, folk and country, Dave transcends genre with songs that fill your senses and touch your soul.

Dave’s tenth album ,’No More Pennies’ is arguably his finest collection of songs to date. He co-wrote many of the songs with the likes of David Francey, Lennie Gallant, Bruce Guthro and Karine Polwart.  The lead signature track, ‘These Hands’ co-written with George Canyon is a ‘call to action’ style song reminiscent of Pete Seeger to inspire us to make good in this world.

The album won the 2013 Music Nova Scotia Award and ‘These Hands’ was awarded ‘Song of the Year’ at the ECMA’s

This concert feature two of the most passionate, charismatic and environmentally conscious songwriters in the music business ! Let’s hear it ! Don’t miss it !


 


 
 
 
 
Information on the 29th Season at www.folkundertheclock.ca
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cheers and thanks for your support for all the years  !

Mike Barker
Folk Under The Clock