Our Exciting 2017/2018 Season!

September 22nd - "Across Canada by Song"

We are very excited to kick off our 14th season with a very special all Canadian Concert. Mike will be playing a fun high energy mix of well-known Canadian covers and his own creative original songs about Canada’s history and culture.  Opening Act: Glenn McFarlane, who’ll do his own special brand of Canadian songs.

 

October 27th - Super-group Betty and the Bobs

Betty and the Bobs was formed as an extracurricular vehicle for a group of Toronto musicians and friends who had worked together in different combinations.  The mandate is to do all the songs they have ever wanted to do, but would never get around to doing in their own bands.  This includes a bunch of old tunes they grew up with -- country, blues, R&B, Beatles, gospel, old jazz, as well as some wacky original songs Opening act: TBA.

 

December 1st - "Frost and Fire" 

You’ll want to buy your tickets early for this one, as we welcome back this brilliant Celtic group, and their amazing Celtic interpretations of seasonal pieces. This Stratford based group smashed records for us four years ago when they last entertained us. Their Celtic fusion instrumentation includes fiddle, guitar, recorder, and percussion as they celebrate the joy of the season with an unforgettable evening of “Frost and Fire”.  Opening act: Triangl.

 

January 26th - Swing Night!

Prepare for a mid-winter thaw as we heat things up with a double bill of exciting swing music. While both groups perform swing music from the same era, their musical styles are quite different. Moo’d Swing specializes in Western Swing music popularized by artists such as Bob Willis, while Brampton’s own Hot Swing Caravan pays homage to the Gypsy Jazz swing played by the likes of Django Reinhardt.

 

February 23rd -  Dirty Dishes

  • Harmony Driven Bluegrass and Country Trio

Imagine the Andrew Sisters and the Stanley Brothers having triplets... The result would be none other than these sharp-witted ladies with a 1950’s Nashville sound and killer charm.  Bringing a shine to every space they fill with their beautiful blend of country-bluegrass-gospel sounds and extraordinary energy, you’ll love their down-home music, tight harmonies and sassy style. Opening act: Fiddle and Frets featuring Neil Sharp and Alan McKnight.

 

March 23rd- Matthew Byrne

  • Traditional Singer and Guitarist from Newfoundland

We are extremely lucky and honoured to be bringing in this interpreter of traditional Newfoundland music from his native province. In just a few short years Matthew has swiftly earned his place as one of Canada’s most authentic and vital traditional voices. His live performance offers tasteful and honest interpretations of folk songs delivered with polished guitar work and powerful vocals, while his repertoire transcends time and place with traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic. Opening act: TBA.

 

April 27th - The Main Street Market Band

  • Music from Around the World

We are very excited to be presenting this versatile Ottawa based world music quartet. With band members from Brazil, Chile, Benin and Canada, they play a blend of jazz, folk, African and Latin styles of music, while singing in Portuguese, English, French and many West African languages, —a real United Nations of music! Opening act: TBA.

 

May 26th

This event features a wide variety of music and lots of members of the Brampton Folk Club playing plenty of familiar and original songs. This fundraising concert helps finance the club’s participation in many community events. Stay tuned for details! (Note: This is a Saturday evening concert.)

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Tickets for all concerts are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, while a season ticket for all 8 shows is only $95. Tickets are available at the door, at the St. Paul’s church office, or through reservations by calling us at 647-BFF-FOLK (647-233-3655). You can also email us at info@bramptonfolk.ca. Tickets are also available through the City Theatre Box Office (905-874-2800).