Black Walnut Folk Club

Acoustic Open Stage

September 9, 2017 – Revised Code of Conduct

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Here we are at the start of a new season. On September 1st we posted a new Code of Conduct for the Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage. We did that because we need it to continue with our event. This has been prepared in consultation with the Mill Courtland Community Centre and the Cedar Hills Community Group. On September 9th we made two small revisions, one to allow for any future change in the admission fee and another to clarify that we do take photos during our event.

If you ever feel that you have been subjected to behavior that is offensive or which does not comply with the Code of Conduct please feel free to advise one of us who are presenting the program for that evening or you may contact the Community Center directly, if you prefer.

Read More

We Will Be Back On Friday, February 17th

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 | 0 comments

On Friday February 17th, 2017 we will be back at the Mill Courtland Community Centre for our monthly Open Stage. There will be no featured set so there will be more time for the 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.
The details are outlined on our About Page. The parking is free at the back of the Mill-Courtland Community Centre and admission is still $3 at the door. The facility is wheel-chair accessible, alcohol, smoke and peanut free and every show is different. If you don’t come, you’ll miss it.

Read More

Ho Ho Ho, December 16, 2016 Acoustic Open Stage

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 | 0 comments

On Friday, December 16, we had a terrific evening with some Prizes and fine performances from 13 Performers, including a first timer. Most of them did 3 songs each this month. We will be back with our Acoustic Open Stage on Friday, January 20 at 8pm. On December 16th, the Open Stage performers were:
1. Mike & Tamara Monaghan
2. Lawrence Cresswell
3. Dan Hergott
4. Gianni Salvador
5. Jakki Annerino
6. Randy Ouillette
7. Gord and Ann
8. David Maranta
9. Mike Hergott5 – NEW
10. Ron Hammar
11. Cam and Pat
12. Mike MacLellan
13. Wayne Cheater

Read More

June 17th Was Our Last Open Stage Before the Summer Break

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 | 0 comments

On Friday, June 17th we had a great time trying out a brand new Bose compact speaker system.  It greatly reduced the amount of gear and clutter and in spite of some hiccups (Mistakes), it sounded fine.  Dan got a couple of us to come back this week to experiment some more with the system and we agreed that it will be a big improvement.

On June 17th, we had a smaller turnout than usual, with a lot of other stuff happening that night. We a mostly did three songs each and managed to finish out the evening before 11pm. The open stage performers were.

1. Paul Horton
2. Dan Hergott
3. Lawrence Cresswell
4. Scott Abrams
5. Randy Ouillette
6. Jakki Annerino
7. Jack Cole
8. Scott Chandler & Dan McQuade
9. Ron Hammar
10.Wayne Cheater

Read More

Onion Honey, Opened with Great Performance May 20th

Posted by on May 23, 2016 | 0 comments

On Friday May 20th, 2016 “Onion Honey” started our evening with a 30 minute set. “A pair of pseudo-gingers with banjos, Esther Wheaton and David Pike started playing music together around the same time they started cooking together and watching dozens of astronomy documentaries together; the result is a deliciously stellar blend of old-time and traditional folk tunes that will tug at heartstrings and set feet a-tappin’.

They have played all over Southern Ontario and toured the Maritimes – downtown streets and uptown theatres, sunny fields and dingy cafés, living rooms, farmers’ markets, and once a hot air balloon festival.

Originally a duo, Onion Honey have lately grown to four with the addition of local folkies Michelle Horel and Stuart Cybulskie. We will post a photo of Esther, David, Michelle and Stuart on our “Performers” page.

Their warm and engaging manner and playing of the banjo, mandolin, guitar, banjolele, double bass, and washboard in their pursuit of the sounds of the past stuck the sweet spot for us on May 20th.

Our next Acoustic Open Stage evening will be Friday, June 17, 2016. After the feature set, on Friday May 20th, we enjoyed a fine open stage session, including 2 first timers as follows:

1. Rick Hehner
2. Paul Horton
3. Jack Cole
4. Randy Ouillette
5. Lawrence Cresswell
6. Jakki Annerino
7. Ron Hammar
8. Jeremy Maloney – NEW
9. Wayne Cheater
10. Scott Abrams
11. David Maranta
12. Cam and Pat
13. Mike MacLellan – NEW

Read More

Onion Honey Will be the Feature Performers at Black Walnut, May 20th

Posted by on May 11, 2016 | 0 comments

On Friday May 20th, 2016 we will be back to the Mill Courtland Community Centre for our monthly Open Stage. “Onion Honey” will start our evening with a 30 minute set. “A pair of pseudo-gingers with banjos, Esther Wheaton and David Pike started playing music together around the same time they started cooking together and watching dozens of astronomy documentaries together; the result is a deliciously stellar blend of old-time and traditional folk tunes that will tug at heartstrings and set feet a-tappin’.

They have played all over Southern Ontario and toured the Maritimes – downtown streets and uptown theatres, sunny fields and dingy cafés, living rooms, farmers’ markets, and once a hot air balloon festival.

Originally a duo, Onion Honey have lately grown to four with the addition of local folkies Michelle Horel and Stuart Cybulskie.

The band play banjo, mandolin, guitar, banjolele, double bass, and washboard in their pursuit of the sounds of the past.”

At about 8:30pm, Onion Honey will finish up their set and we will start-up our Acoustic 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.

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

Read More