Black Walnut Folk Club

Acoustic Open Stage

Ho, Ho, Ho, December 21st is the next Acoustic Open Stage

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 | 0 comments

Friday, December 21st, 8pm is the next Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage night. We will have some seasonal festive treats and probably some seasonal songs in the mix. I hope lots of you can make it out that night. Next month on January 18th we will be treated to a feature set by Rein Rutnik and Keenan Reimer-Watts who are folk musicians hailing from Kitchener/ Waterloo.

Bring your guitars, accordions, voices, acoustic instruments of all sorts or just your eyes and ears and make yourself feel at home. Do not feel shy because you have not played for us before. The doors will open and sign-up for the open stage will start at 7:30 pm. and the entrance and free parking lot are at the rear of the Mill Courtland Community Centre. Remember when you sign up you get to play/sing two songs in a set of 10 minutes or less and you need to be ready to start playing when your turn starts so you won’t lose any of your 10 minutes.

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On Nov. 16th The Cutlers Plucked

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Thanks to the Pluckin’ Cutlers for their great feature performance on Friday, Nov. 16. It was fun to laugh and sing along with Bob and Sue who were accompanied by John on bass. The size of the group more than doubled with the addition of singers and flute as shown in the pictures on the Performers Pictures page, taken by Gord Castle and I. Next month, Dec. 21st, there will be no feature act.
On November 16th our Open Stage performers were:
Human (NEW)
Gord Castle
Scott Abrams
David Maranta
Jakki Annerino
Neil Light
Ron Hammar
Richard Reinhardt
Cam and Pat
Wayne Cheater
Barb Scott

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Suggestion: Please look after your property.

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Please look after your own stuff. There have been a couple of times that we are aware of when items have been stolen from people visiting our monthly open stage event. Once a bike was taken from the hallway and once some instruments were stolen from outside the building. Neither the City of Kitchener who owns the community center, nor the Black Walnut open stage nor the Cedar Hills Community Group can ensure that personal property of guests of the Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage will not be stolen. In almost twenty-five years, we are aware of only two thefts being reported. We do try to keep an eye out for anything that we find in the hall where the performance is presented.

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The Pluckin’ Cutlers Will Be the Feature Performers November 16, 2018

Posted by on Nov 4, 2018 | 0 comments

The Pluckin’ Cutlers Will Be the Feature Performers November 16, 2018

The Pluckin’ Cutlers will be the featured performers to start off the evening with a 30 minute set of their light hearted ukulele accompanied songs, On Friday November 16th, 2018 at 8pm when we return to the Mill Courtland Community Centre for our monthly Open Stage.
Bring your guitars, accordions, voices, acoustic instruments of all sorts or just your eyes and ears and make yourself feel at home. Do not feel shy because you have not played for us before. The doors will open and sign-up for the open stage will start at 7:30 pm. Remember when you sign up you get to play/sing two songs in a set of 10 minutes or less and you need to be ready to start playing when your turn starts so you won’t lose any of your 10 minutes.

Here is a brief Bio for the Pluckin’ Cutlers:
After a friendship spanning 25+ years The Pluckin’ Cutlers (Bob & Sue) became more than friends and found they had an interest in playing music together – Bob on banjo, mandolin, guitar and ukulele, and Sue on guitar and ukulele. Then one day around 10 years ago Toronto’s Corktown Ukulele Jam, where they performed regularly, entered their lives and all other instruments moved to the back burner. They have performed at many different venues including featuring at the Lazy Cat Café in Toronto and regular monthly performances at WUPS (the Waterloo (Region) Ukulele Performance Stage) that they founded a year ago. Bob enjoys the ballads and Sue likes the silly stuff – but they both love to play the fun music. The family that plays together stays together! Contact: WUPS.info@gmail.com

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The Fair Wind Was Featured October 19, 2018

Posted by on Oct 28, 2018 | 0 comments

Thanks to The Fair Wind and all for a fine Open stage on October 19th. For more information about The Fair Wind check out our previous post and performers pictures and their site: https://www.thefairwind.com/. We’ll be back on Friday November 16th with Bob and Sue, “The Pluckin’ Cutlers to start the evening off with a feature set.

In addition to our Feature Performers – “The Fair Wind” – Bob, Carol, Mark & Ruth, on October 19th there were 14 Acts for the Open Stage including 3 Black Walnut first-timers as follows:
Dan Hergott
Rhubarb Social Club- (NEW) – Michelle, Margaret, Ed, Lorne and Scott
Don and Jim
Nikolai Linden – (NEW)
Jay Linden
Scott Abrams
Jakki Annerino
Gordon Castle
Neil Light
Cam and Pat
Victor Drawhen – (NEW)
Ron Hammar
Paul Rempel
Barb Scott

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