Author: Wayne

  • Open Stage on September 21, 2018 Was Lots of Fun

    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

  • September 21st Will be the Next Acoustic Open Stage

    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

  • June 15th Season Closer Featured Gord Castle

    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

  • May 18th Performers

    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
  • April 20th Open Stage Performers

    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.

  • The Next Open Stage Will be Friday, April 20th

    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

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

  • 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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  • Friday February 16th, Long Weekend

    Friday February 16th, Long Weekend – Great Music. Our performers were:
    1. Doug Peterman
    2. Barb Scott
    3. Jakki Annerino
    4. Neil Light
    5. Gord Castle
    6. Sean Purdy – NEW
    7. Wayne Cheater
    8. Ron Hammar
    9. Cam and Pat
    10. Paul Rempel

    We’ll be back for the next Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8pm, with a feature set by Paul Rempel.  

  • Next Black Walnut Open Stage Is Friday February 16, 2018

    I am falling behind with my Blog maintenance but this is the important thing: On Friday February 16, 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.

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

  • Here’s Who Played January 19, 2018

    We had a lovely evening on Friday, January 19th. We missed a few regulars but had some great visits from folks that we have been missing and a first-time performer. Our performers were:
    1. Sue
    2. Bob (Sue and Bob had guests, it was hard to keep track of who was actually on-stage)
    3. Scott Abrams
    4. Jakki Annerino
    5. David Maranta
    6. Jay Collins
    7. Gord Castle
    8. Neil Light
    9. Ron Hammar
    10. Barb Scott
    11. Lenny Everson – NEW & Rebecca Nickerson
    12. Cam Kemp
    13. Wayne Cheater

    We’ll be back for the next Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8pm.