Black Walnut Folk Club

Acoustic Open Stage

September 21st Will be the Next Acoustic Open Stage

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 | 0 comments

The Summer Break is Over. On Friday September 21st, 2018 at 8pm we will be back at the Mill Courtland Community Centre for our monthly Open Stage. There will be no feature set this month so that means lots of time for Open Stage performers.
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.
We have posted our Code of Conduct page which we have adopted so that our event can continue in the Community Centre. The other 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 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 October 19th.
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June 15th Season Closer Featured Gord Castle

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 | 0 comments

June 15th was the last Open Stage for the 24th season of Black Walnut. Thanks to the Cedar Hills Community Group for hosting us at the Mill Courtland Community Centre. On June 15th we had a fine evening with FEATURE PERFORMER – Gord Castle with Lisa Golem and John Thompson . Their photos are on our Performers Pictures page. Our Open Stage performers were:
Mike Monaghan
Dan & Ellen Hergott and David Maranta
Doug Peterman
The Fun Pluckers – Bob & Sue, Lorraine & John
Jakki Annerino
David Maranta
Barry Cull
Ron Hammar
Jon & Adam
Wayne Cheater

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May 18th Performers

Posted by on May 29, 2018 | 0 comments

It was the annual Black Walnut for the “second homeless” on the May long weekend, plus for exceptional reasons our Committee was short-handed. Still, thanks to our faithful few a successful production was staged.  For our next date on Friday June 15, 2018 at 8pm, we will start out with a feature set by Gordon Castle, which will without a doubt be a very interesting musical event.

Thanks to our performers on May 18th, who performed extra songs. They were:

  1. Jack Cole
  2. Julie and Peter
  3. Paul Rempel
  4. Ron Hammar
  5. Cam and Pat
  6. David Maranta
  7. Dan Hergott
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April 20th Open Stage Performers

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 | 0 comments

On Friday, April 20th we had another fine turnout. Thanks for the sunshine and the music. Our performers were:
1. Ellen and Dan
2. Barb
3. Don
4. Greg DeGroot-Magetti & Richard Reinhardt
5. David Maranta
6. Jakki Annerino
7. Ron Hammar
8. Gord Castle
9. Scott Abrams
10. Wayne Cheater
11. Sean Marks (NEW)
12. David Marks
13. Cam & Pat

The next Open Stage night will be Friday, May 18th at 8pm.

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The Next Open Stage Will be Friday, April 20th

Posted by on Apr 15, 2018 | 0 comments

I am once again falling behind with my Blog maintenance a brief report on the March 16th Open Stage and feature performance by Paul Rempel are included in this post.  On Friday April 20, 2018 at 8pm we will be back at the Mill Courtland Community Centre for our monthly Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage.  We don’t have a featured performer this month so there will be time for lots of Open Stage performances.

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.
Our  Code of Conduct  and other 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 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 16th.

On March 16th we had a fine evening which started with a feature performance by Paul Rempel. There’s a new photo of Paul on the Performers’ Photos page. It was great to have Paul do that for us again. After Paul’s set, our Open Stage Performers were:
1. Dan Hergott & David
2. Bob and Sue
3. Scott Abrams
4. Gord Castle
5. Jakki Annerino
6. David Maranta & Dan
7. Ron Hammar
8. Dave Marks – NEW
9. Cam Kemp
10. Wayne Cheater
11. Walli Sawatsky

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Paul Rempel Will Be Featured On March 16th

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 | 0 comments

Paul Rempel Will Be Featured On March 16th

On March 16th, Paul Rempel will start our program off in style with a feature set. Paul closed out our last open stage on February 16th. The regular program of performers who have signed up for the Open Stage will follow Paul’s opening performance.
Paul Rempel is a local singer/songwriter and has been part of the Black Walnut Folk Club since its early days at the U of W…almost 20 years ago.
Back then he heard Jack Cole’s amazing voice for the first time – listened to Geoff Lewis sing his Irish songs (where everyone ended up dead from famine, or war or mine disasters) – or waited for Marianne Epp to show up near the end of each evening to cap off the night….so many great and inspiring performers came through the welcoming and revolving door.
Paul used to entertain at local clubs and pubs – Little Lulu’s, Fiddle and Firkin, Blue Moon, Wellington Arms – to name a few. But the Black Walnut was a supportive group – open and accepting of original music, rather that the mainstream numbers that pub crowds demanded.
Paul has also performed in more that 15 musical theatre productions with KW Musical Productions (Centre in the Square and St. Jacob’s Playhouse)
Paul spent 35 years as a teacher and school administrator, but his avocation has always been singing and song writing.
Musically, Paul’s writing spans all the genres – folk, rock, country, bluegrass – with major influences from Gord Lightfoot, Jonathan Edwards, JJ Cale, Ry Cooder, John Prine etc. – but he’d describe his music more like “Jimmy Buffet’ than anyone else.
He loves to explore relations ships and life situations – everything from their demise to sweetest surprise – and every song comes with a personal story to add perspective and an element of understanding or a touch of humour.

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.
Our  Code of Conduct  and other 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 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 April 20th.

If you are having any difficulty with viewing any content, please post a comment or send a private email to: mailto:wayne@blackwalnutfolkclub.com`

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