Black Walnut Folk Club

Acoustic Open Stage

Christmas Season Treats, Prizes, & Markus Michelucci Feature Performance

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017 | 0 comments

On Friday December 15th, 2017 at 8pm we will be back at the Mill Courtland Community Centre for our monthly Open Stage. Markus Michelucci will be back to start off the evening with a feature performance.  It has been a while since we have seen or heard from Markus who has been in Europe with his group, Sound Refuge”  We are glad that he has agreed to do a set for us during his visit back to Canada.

“Led by Canadian Markus Michelucci, Sound Refuge is an eclectic mix of performers who come together to play engaging, thoughtful folk music from the calm and reassuring to the passionate and cerebral. They create an alluring world of instrumentation with powerful lead moments, harmonies and hopeful, inspiring lyrics. Often likened to Cat Stevens, James Taylor and Passenger.

Markus Michelucci & Sound Refuge perform at festivals & events throughout the UK such as Barnival, Greenwich Tall Ships Festival, Rochester Sweeps Festival, the Minehead Musicians Festival and more. Markus has performed live on BBC Radio, Shoreditch Radio and regularly on the streets of London at Borough Market, Southbank Centre and London Farmers Markets. Having toured France last summer, they’ll be touring Germany later this year to support the new release. The duo also performed for Sofar Sounds in Edinburgh early this year! Watch the video here;

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 January19th.
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November 17, 2017 Open Stage Roster

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 | 0 comments

November 17, 2017 Open Stage Roster

We had a fine turnout with enough time for most performers to do 3 songs each. I like to take photos of first time performers. This time it was Rein Rutnik with his harmonicas, who also joined in on a song with Gord Castle. We’ll Be back with some seasonal treats and even prizes on Friday December 15th when Markus Michelucci will perform a feature set to start the program.  The performers on Friday, Nov 17, 2017 were:

1. Neil Light
2. Son & Wilson
3. Scott Abrams
4. Lawrence Cresswell
5. Jakki Annerino
6. Gord Castle
7. Rein Rutnik – NEW
8. Wayne Cheater
9. Ron Hammar
10. Cam, Pat & Carol McMulle

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Lots of Old Friends and a Tribute to Gord Downie on October 20th

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 | 0 comments

On Friday, October 20th we were missing lots of our core group to set up and produce the show.  Thanks to Scott, Lois, and Jakki who did everything.  We’ll be back with the next Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage on Friday, November 17th. On October 20th our Open Stage performers were:

  1. Jack Cole
  2. Mike & Tamara
  3. Don, Bob & Sue
  4. Son & Reid
  5. Gord Castle
  6. Jakki Annerino
  7. Ron Hammar
  8. Doug Peterman

We took a short break and then restarted with the “Spur of the Moment Band” consisting of Wayne Cheater, Scott Abrams Denise & Chris B. who led the gathering in a sing-a-long of “Wheat Kings” in tribute to the memory of Gord Downie. This was followed by the following Open Stage performers:

  1. Cam & Pat
  2. Denise & Chris B.
  3. Chris B.
  4. Wayne Cheater
  5. Adam Lang
  6. Scott Abrams
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