Black Walnut Folk Club

Acoustic Open Stage

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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Fair Wind will be the Feature Performers October 19, 2018

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 | 0 comments

Fair Wind will be the Feature Performers October 19, 2018

On Friday October 19th, 2018 at 8pm we will be back at the Mill Courtland Community Centre for our monthly Open Stage. Fair Wind will be the featured performers to start of the evening with a 30 minute set of traditional Celtic music.
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 November 16th.
If you are having any difficulty with viewing any content, please post a comment or send a private email to: mailto:wayne@blackwalnutfolkclub.com

The Fair Wind…Traditional Celtic Music:

The Fair Wind sings and plays acoustically, the traditional folk music of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Cape Breton. Comprised of Carole Pines, Ruth Shushan, Mark Pancer, and Bob Mino, they collectively play the fiddle, penny whistle, low whistle, guitar, mandolin, banjolin, Irish bouzouki, banjo, bodhran, harmonica, spoons, and mountain dulcimer. Along with their songs they treat listeners to traditional jigs, reels, and other dance forms mined from the rich heritage of the British Isles and Ireland. The Fair Wind promises to transport listeners with fine harmonies and creative arrangements.

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Open Stage on September 21, 2018 Was Lots of Fun

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 | 0 comments

We started off our 25th season of the Black Walnut on Friday, Sptember 21st. Most performers played 3 songs. We’ll be back on Friday October 19th with “Fair Wind” to start the evenieng off with a Celtic traditional feature set. On September 21st, our Open Stage performers were:
Dan Hergott
David Maranta
Rachel (NEW) with Dan McQuade
Lawrence Cresswell
Gord Castle
Jakki Annerino
Rick Hehner
Ron Hammar
Wayne Cheater
Cam and Pat
Dan McQuade

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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.
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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