Author: Wayne

  • Barry Cull Was Featured at Oct 15 Black Walnut Folk Club

    Barry Cull started started things off with his very warm collection of folk standards  and a couple of originals on Friday, October 15. Barry says that he “Was a folkie during the ’60′s in Toronto and a frequent visitor of Fiddler’s Green, Albert’s Hall and Meat and Potatoes. I have enjoyed the song circle traditions and played every chance I could get with the Friends of the Fiddler’s Green. Recently, I have rediscovered the songs of Ewan MacColl and our own Stan Rogers. I have a Youtube video of a song I wrote of my trip down the South Nahanni River:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBJfbItQXA8 “ We have finally posted a picture of Barry on our “Performers’ Pictures” page. He was  followed by  17 acts for the open stage sets. including two first-time for Black Walnut Folk Club acts.  We only had time for one song each from the last two performers. Next Month: We look forward to a feature set from Ruth Jenkins.

    On October 15 , the open stage Performers were:1) Sam Nordquist,  2) Dan Hergott , 3) Mr. Jack, 4) Terry Krentzkamp,  5) Jakki Annerino, 6) Randy Ouillette,  7) David Maranta

    After the Break: 8)Wayne Cheater, 9) Terry Golletz,  10) Al Parrish – NEW, 11)  Jim Galway, 12)  Ian Reid – NEW, 13) Dan Kearney, 14) Jeremiah, 15) Andrew Kerth, 16) John Stroud, 17) Bob Dyke

  • Folk Club Featuring K. Lynn On September 17 was a full House.

    K. Lynn started with a full house and a fine set of her own songs on Friday, September 17. “K. Lynn grew up a good girl in small town Oakville situated on the shores of lovely Lake Ontario. K. Lynn writes about her life and the people she meets as she gets through it before becoming dust and fodder for sunflowers. Her songs range from the psychologically quirky and humorous to the seriously sensitive as she explores the angst, vagaries, and loneliness of the human heart. K. Lynn can be found at open mic nights and various song circles near and far from her hometown of Oakville .”

    You can see our artistically dark photo of Lynn on our “Performers’ Pictures” page. She was  followed by  20 acts for the open stage sets. including four first-time for Black Walnut Folk Club acts.  We only had time for one song each from the last two performers. Next Month: We look forward to a feature set from Barry Cull.

    On September 17 , the open stage Performers were:1) Mr. Jack,  2)Ray Rivers , 3) Barry Cull, 4) Bruce Williams,  5) Shananigans – New, 6) Leah Morise & Mike – new,  7) Jakki Annerino, 8)Dan Kearney, 9) Phil Gravelle – New

    After the Break: 10)Wayne Cheater, 11) Randy OuilletteJohn Stroud – New,  12) Paul Schultz,  13) Murray O’Brien,  14) Ruth Jenkins,15) Bob Dyke 16) John Stroud, 17)South of 401 (John and Roger), 18) Cam and Pat, 19) Jericho, 20) Andrew Kerth

  • Even the Walnuts Have Vacations

    So we had a great “time” at The Annual Campfire on July 10 at Jim & Irena’s.   Jim and Irena want to thank everybody who participated in the apparently record-breaking event.  The turnout, the spirit, the treats, the songs,  the numbers of Walnuts who came out all combined to make a great party.

    It is summer break time now.  We will return to the Mill-Courtland Community Center for our September 17, 2010  Folk Club which will start with a feature set by Lynn Kirby. (Maybe we will have Lynn Miles some other night, but she would need to play our Open Stage first.) We hope to see you then!

    Meanwhile, don’t forget to get your tickets to the new Folk Night at the Registry Series, either from Jack Cole or From The Center in the Square box office.  AND especially make sure you book the August long weekend for the Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music in Down-town Cambridge (the old Mill Race, Dickson Street and elsewhere).  http://www.grandriverfolk.org/ has all the links that you need TTFN

  • Folk Club on June 18 Featured Brad and Robert Nelson

    Brad and Robert Nelson started us off in fine style on Friday, June 18 with their feature set of Brad’s extremely Canadian original songs and a couple of fine covers. There was a strong showing of listeners and open stage performers at the Black Walnut Folk Club.  Brad has a long history of performing, which has taken on a new life with contribution of son, Robert’s voice, flute and guitar to reinforce Brad’s own masterful guitar and vocal styles.  We got to know Brad and Robert through the Old Chestnut Song Circle and recently saw them at Folk Night at the Registry which featured them as part of its January 30, 2010 concert.  That concert featured “Timmy’s Anthem” YouTube – NelsonFolk’s Channel .  At that link you will also find my favorite, “Pot On the Stove”. They were  followed by  16 acts for the open stage sets.

    On June 18 , the open stage Performers were:1) Barry Cull,  2) Dan Hergott, Ellen and Randy, 3) Jay Collins, 4) Jeremiah,  5) Terry Golletz, 6) Jakki Annerino,  7) Randy Ouillette,

    After the Break: 8)Polly Edwards & Richard Garvey, 9) John Stroud – New, 10) Roger Gilbert & Karl Fuss, 11)Ed Sonnenburg – new (accordian), with Randy,  12) Ruth Jenkins, 13) Karl Fuss,  14) Jim Galway,  Terry, & Al Pritchard 15) Wayne Cheater 16) Andrew Kerth

    Next two months. July and August there is no folk club.  We get to go to all of the music festivals where we can find our way through the gates. AND on July 10 there will be the 10th Annual, Black Walnut Folk Club Campfire,  If you don’t know about that send us a message or call.

  • May 21 Folk Club for the 2nd Homeless Was a Blast With Terry Golletz

    On Friday, May 21 a fine crowd of the 2nd homeless stayed away from cottage country in favour of the Black Walnut Folk Club.  Terry Golletz http://www.myspace.com/terrygolletz gave us a fine set of songs and poetry and some visual arts.   Terry’s  songs are mostly his own compositions and definitely unique to him.  We are always glad to welcome Terry who is a major player in the live acoustic music scene both open stages, including the one that he hosts each Tuesday evening in Fergus and the two bands in which he performs. Terry’s fine set was followed by  16 acts for the open stage sets.

    There’s a photo of Terry taken by Lynda Golletz on our Performers’ pictures Page.

    On May 21, the open stage Performers were:1) Meg Tennant – New,  2) Barry Cull, 3) Peter Mandic, 4) Lynn Kirby,  5) Dan Kearney, 6) Jakki Annerino,  7) Randy Ouillette,

    After the Break: 8)Wayne Cheater, 9)Roger Gilbert & Karl Fuss – New, 10) “Jericho” – Jeremiah & Eric Bower, 11)  Jack Guest, 12) Karl Fuss, 13)  Cam and Pat, 14) Ruth Jenkins – New, 15)Tom Molloy – New, 16) Ken & Ellen Hadley

    Next month. on June 18th, we will feature Brad Nelson with his son Robert as our featured performers.

  • Black Walnut on April 16 Featured Sylvia Chapman

    On Friday, April 16 Sylvia Chapman treated us to six of her adaptations which were definitely not “cover songs”.  She has an amazing voice and she sure does use it well.  Thanks to Sylvia and also to Dan Henshaw who added his fine mandolin and some vocals harmonies to Sylvia’s vocal and guitar. Then we were treated to 15 acts for the open stage sets.

    There’s a photo of Sylvia with Dan on our Performers’ pictures Page. Our recording of Sylvia’s set is ready now. The  download is found above their picture on the performer’s pictures page. To listen to the set, click on this player:


    On April 16, the open stage Performers were:

    1) Mr. Jack,  2) Dan Hergot with Randy, 3) Cambridge Guitar summit (4 piece with John & Jill Nelson +? +?), 4) Lynn Kirby,  5) John & Jill Nelson, 6) Jakki Annerino,  7) Randy Ouillette with Dan,

    After the Break: 8)Terry Golletz, 9) Wayne Cheater, 10) Jay Collins, 11)  Dave Maranta, 12) Dan Kearney, 13)  Cam and Pat, 14) Real Paquin, 15)Rapper Rhyme

  • Randy Ouillette Rocked Out The Folk Club On March 19

    Friday, March 19 was a great night for folkies who stayed close to home for the Spring Break.  Randy Ouillette on Guitar and vocals was backed up by Dan Hergott who added his guitar and vocals.    Their set was full of bright guitar picking and slide playing. Dan even sang a couple of the songs, which was not a surprise since Dan and Randy have been performing as a team for several months at the BWFC. Then we were treated to 12 acts for the open stage sets.

    The download links will go right over their picture on the performer’s pictures page. To listen to the set and the encore click these 2 players:

    Feature Set: 

    Encore: 

    Next month we will welcome Sylvia Chapman as our featured guest on April 16th.The open stage Performers were:

    1) Carol McMullin,  2) Mr. Jack, 3) Barry Cull, 4) Jakki Annerino, 5) Dan Kearney, 6) Wayne Cheater,

    After the Break: 7) Randy Ouillette and Dan Hergott (encore) 8)Terry Golletz, 9) Cam and Pat, 10) Jay Moore, 11) Mad Melly (new), 12) Rapper Rhyme (new)

  • Feb. 19 Was a Big Turnout for Jay Moore

    Friday, February 19 was big turnout for a big turn-on thanks to Jay Moore.  Jay treated us to a finely crafted  selection of original songs and old chestnuts.  Then we were treated to a full slate of 16 acts for the open stage sets.

    Here is a player that will allow you to listen to our recording of most of Jay’s set.

    To download the file click on this link:  Jay_Moore_Black_Walnut_19_Feb_2010_-_final-320kb

    Please let us know what you think of this and the other totally non-commercial recordings on our site by making a comment below. We mostly just need to know how you find the quality and convenience of the file postings.

    Thanks to Jay for a still photo from his video of the set which is now posted on the performer’s pictures page.

    Next month we will welcome Randy Ouilette as our featured guest on March 19.

    The open stage Performers were:

    1) Dan Hergott,  2) Wayne Cheater, Mike Henderson (new) & Brian Westwood 3) Terry Krentzkamp & son, 4) Barry Cull, 5) Jakki Annerino, 6) Jay Collins, 7) Randy Ouillette,

    After the Break: 8)Jim Galway & Bill Muir, 9) Jack Cole, 10) Dan Arnott (new) Polly Edwards (new) & Richard Garvey, 11) Dan Kearney (new), 12) David Maranta, 13) Jill (new) & John Neilson, 14) Mr. Jack, 15) Peter J. Slack (new) , 16) Cam and Pat

  • We Had a Big Night with Paul Schultz and Bob MacLean

    Well, lots of people were looking forward to seeing Paul Schultz and Bob MacLean perform. They turned out in great numbers to do that on January 15 and they really were not disappointed. Bob accompanied on 3 guitars that he selected from his collection and added some vocal harmonies as Paul sang and strummed his way through some of the greatest of roots standards.  Barb even completed the trio for one song.  Then we were treated to a full slate of 16 acts for the open stage sets.

    We posted our photo of Paul and Bob  on the performer’s pictures page.

    To listen to their set. click on the player, below:


    Next month we will welcome Jay  Moore as our featured guest on February 19.

    The open stage Performers were:

    1) Dan Hergott,  2) Sylvia Chapman – NEW 3) Richard Garvey , 4) Lynn Kirby, 5) Jakki Annerino, 6) David Maranta, 7) Randy Ouillette,

    After the Break: 8)Wayne Cheater, 9) Jay Moore, 10) ___, 11) Jeremiah, 12) Mr. Jack, 13) Ray Rivers – NEW, 14) Jim Galway, 15),  Cam and Pat, 16) Rosie

  • Final Black Walnut Folk Club for 2009 Featured Jack Cooper

    Jack Cooper heated up the hall on a cold night with original songs from his CD, entitled “Land of Plenty”, one cover song and some new original songs.  Jack is an accomplished singer-songwriter and one of the founding members of the Black Walnut Folk Club. He has released CDs of original songs and you can check out his varied activities , including music publishing at www.jack-cooper.com  We had a fine turnout for 1 weeek before Christmas.  The club celebrated with some door prizes and festive candy treats.

    We posted our photo of Jack Cooper on the performer’s pictures page.

    The open stage Performers were:

    1) Mr. Jack, 2) Dan Hergott, 3) Jim Rolston , 4) Jim Galway, 5) Jakki Annerino, 6) David Maranta, 7) Randy Ouillette,

    After the Break: 8)Wayne Cheater, 9) Barry Culb, 10) Cam & Pat, 11) Anonymous Performer, 12) Jay Linden