Black Walnut Folk Club

Acoustic Open Stage

“Fiddle and Swing” Was Featured June 21st at the Black Walnut

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 | 0 comments

On Friday, June 21st, Fiddle and Swing: started off the evening with1/2 hour of their lively brand of fiddle, guitar, mandolin and singing. We had our largest total attendance of the year (not a coincidence). Fiddle and Swing are a family ensemble from Downtown Kitchener, drawing musical inspiration from artists as diverse as Stan Rogers, Natalie MacMaster, Duke Ellington and the Grateful Dead. Anna, Greg and Jacob deGroot-Maggetti play in a wide variety of genres, including folk, fiddle, jazz, bluegrass and classical. We have seen Jacob and Greg at the club before. Anna has been on Rotary Exchange in Brazil since July 2012, and returned to Canada just in time for the Black Walnut evening)

On June 21 st the open stage performers were:
Nathan Few, Jim and Ben – NEW – Skura, Dan Hergott, Ryan van Dyk – NEW,
Lynn Kirby, Randy Ouillette, Jakki Annerino, Jack Guest,
After the break: Dan Kearney, Joe Wall – NEW and Joe Morton – NEW, Scott Abrams,
Cam and Pat, Jim Galway, Wayne Cheater

On Saturday July 6th at 7pm is the 13th annual Summer Campfire at Jim’s place:in St Clements, Ont. for more info or directions call Jim at 519-699-4520. Time: Gathering at 7 pm, music usually starts about 8 pm  AND remember no more Black Walnut at the Community Center Until September.  Updates will follow soon.

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Read All About the Open Stage on May 18th.

Posted by on May 31, 2012 | 0 comments

On Friday May 18th, 2012, the Folk Club was an All Open Stage. It was one of our better turnouts this year and the variety and entertainment was terrific. On a sadder note, a bike that was parked in the Hallway was reported stolen during the evening. There are lots of times when nobody from the club is in the hallway so there is a risk for any property that is left outside in the hallway. I am not aware of any previous incident like that, but it could happen again, so be warned.

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More Open Stage Updates

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 | 1 comment

Sometimes we have such a good time we don’t notice when one or two people are really messing things up for numerous other people. That is when people complain, and that is what they should do. Last month we had a couple of songs that were had offensive language and or subject matter. We arent going to identify them here. The other thing is that one performer used twice as much time as most people to do two songs. It was way more than 10 minutes.

Here is an important addition to our “Updates” for the Open Stage performers:

8.We will probably not let you know how much time you have left after you finish your first song, unless you ask. If you have less than 3 minutes left you probably should not start another song. To help you out with this, understand that if your songs are each more than 4 minutes long, you probably won’t have time for more than one song, because it always take at least a minute for you to get on-stage and ready to start your first song.

9. Black Walnut, the Mill Courtland Community Centre are family friendly. Some performers have slipped some offensive language and subjects into their songs and it does get us a bad response from people who need to let us know how offensive that is. They are right to complain. Choose appropriate material, always.

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Black Walnut on November 18 Was All Open Stage

Posted by on Nov 24, 2011 | 0 comments

On Friday October18, 2011, The Black Walnut Folk Club was host to twelve open-stage acts plus some rare encores. There were two Black Walnuts first-timers and some guests who don’t make it out to our club very often. Where was everybody else? We may never know.

Next Month we will start off with a feature length set by Scott Abrams. Scott is a native of Niagara Falls, New York and has been entertaining audiences with his eclectic collection of folk music for over 25 years. He has been treating us to his diverse collection of songs and very expressive guitar and vocals for what seems like a couple of years now and we are really looking forward to his set on Friday, December 16, 2011.

On Friday November 18 the performers were:
Jack Guest
Dan Hergott
Scott Abrams
Lynn Kirby
Jakki Annerino
Randy Ouillette
Kevin Kenalty – NEW to the club
Cam & Pat
David Maranta
Wayne Cheater
Jim Galway
Monty – NEW to the club
plus there were some extra songs by Jim & Wayne, Jack and Kevin

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Mill Race Festival July 29-31 Will Feature Black Walnuts

Posted by on Jul 15, 2011 | 0 comments

The Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music in Cambridge, ON will feature sing-a-rounds at The South Waterloo Naval Veterans Hall. 30 Cambridge Street (@ Thorne Street) on Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31 from about 1 pm – about 5:30 pm. The Black Walnut Folk Club will host those on Saturday from 1-3pm, hosted by Don Sawchuk and again on Sunday from 3-4:30pm, hosted by Jakki and Wayne. If you wish to lend a hand or sing along just meet us there. If you want to bring an instrument but don’t want to carry it around all day or leave it in your vehicle, you can deposit it for safekeeping at the the Festival instrument lock-up at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts on Thorne Street.  It is a terrific festival and it is free.

For more info on the festival please check out and buy a program. Other BWFC regulars will be involved and performing including Terry Golletz/Zubrivka, and Bob MacLean.

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