Black Walnut Folk Club

Acoustic Open Stage

April 19, 2019, The Way It Was

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019 | 0 comments

On Friday April 19, 2019: It was indeed Good Friday with 17 performances, including two first times at the Black Walnut and four who performed in the first year 1994/95. We are asking them to talk about what they did in that first year and maybe repeat one of those songs. Here is a link to our face book group which has photos and more frequent updates : On Friday, April 19th the performers were:
1. Matthias Schonlau
2. Ed Barrington
3. Randy Ouillette
4. Jim Penny
5. Dan Hergott & Ellen
6. Jakki Annerino
7. Gord Castle
8. Jay Moore
9. Mark & Jeff – NEW
10. Wayne Cheater
11. Richard Reinhardt
12. Paul Rempel
13. Human
14. Cam & Pat
15. Ron Hammar
16. Adam Onmandy – NEW
17. Rebecca & Larry

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March 15, 2019 Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 | 0 comments

This is how it was. On Friday night we had a time of reflection for memorial songs and some Irish themed songs, even some singing along. Mostly there were lots of performers including 3 first timers for Black Walnut and Jay Collins with his newest guitar that he built and strung in time for the Black Walnut. We ran out of time, so the last 4 performers who signed up after we started the event only got to sing one song each. The next Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage will be Friday, April 19, 7-30 – 10 pm. On March 15th the performers, in order of appearance were:
Carol McMullen
Jake Willis
Ron Hammar
Hayley Nordquist – NEW
Jakki Annerino
David Maranta
Gordon Castle
Wayne Cheater
Neil Light
Cam & Pat
Scott Abrams
Jay Collins
Angie & Darrell – NEW
Richard Reinhardt
Dan Hergottt
Matthias Schonlau
Candice – NEW

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Crossgrain was featured Feb. 15, 2019 at Blackwalnut Acoustic Open Stage

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 | 0 comments

Thanks to Crossgrain and lots of Performers and Helpers February 15th

We tried out an early start time of 7:30 pm and found that only about one third of people got the message, so we actually delayed the start until 7:40 pm. I understand that next month, on March 15th, there will be no mercy If you’re late, you will miss the start of the show.

Crossgrain was the featured performer, consisting of Doug Peterman, Shane Purdy & Mike Ryan who played a wide variety of selections on 6 different instruments that were passed around on-stage. We will post a snapshot of the group on our Performers Pictures page, thanks to Joanne. Our Open stage performers were:
Wayne Cheater
Patrick LeBlanc
Greg DeGroot-Magetti
Ron Hammar
Gordon Castle
David Maranta
Jakki Annerino
Dan Hergott
Cam and Pat
Richard Reinhardtt
Matthias Schonlau – NEW

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See Crossgrain Feature February 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 | 0 comments

See Crossgrain Feature February 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Crossgrain is Sean Purdy, Mike Ryan and Doug Peterman plus seven instruments and counting. Doug says, “We like lots of different music. We also like to hear and play music in new ways. If you come listen to us you are bound to hear some old friends, but they might be wearing new clothes. And you might just find some new friends too.”

We are looking forward to Crossgrain doing a folk inspired, feature set of 6 songs/30minutes max to open our Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage Event January 18, 2019 starting at 7:30pm. Please check our website: for more details.

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 7:15 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.

The other details are outlined on our About Page at The entrance and free parking are at the back of the Mill-Courtland Community Centre and admission is still $3 at the door. the facility is wheelchair accessible, alcohol, smoke and peanut free and every show is different. If you don’t come, you’ll miss it. The next open stage will be March 15th.
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