Category: Kitchener

  • Report On The September 21, 2012 Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage

    Our 2012-13 season got off to a fine start on September 21. Most people found the new temporary driveway on Stirling Avenue got them in without dealing with the road construction. We had great turnout and were treated by one new performer and a return from Three folks that we used to see and hear on a regular basis. (more…)

  • We Are Going to the Millrace

    The Millrace Festival of Traditional Folk Music, in Cambridge August 3-5 is the biggest Local Festival. Check it out. For info go to http://www.millracefolksociety.com/

    In addition to lots of concerts and work shops featuring top musicians from a wide variety of traditions there are dances, playing sessions and sing-a-rounds, all in the beautiful downtown Galt area of Cambridge. Plus it is free of charge. So, check it out, buy a program, make a donation, sing some songs and join the Millrace folk Society.

  • The Twenfth Annual Black Walnut Campfire is on Saturday July 7

    Well folkies, the club is off for the summer until September 21, 2012.
    BUT: The twelfth Annual Campfire is on Saturday July 7, 2012. For more info, check your email. If you aren’t on our email list you could call Jim at 519-699-4520 for more info.

  • The Last Open Stage For the Season Was June 15th

    We had a great evening with top notch performances and announced a new name for our event. Starting immediately our monthly music event will no longer be called the “Black Walnut Folk Club”. The new name is (drum-roll please) the “Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage(more…)

  • Don Sawchuck Was the Featured Performer April 20, 2012

    Those who chose to drive around the “road closed” signs on Friday night were treated to a fine opening set by Don Sawchuk. They also found that there is actually no construction happening around the Mill Courtland Community Centre or the access to the driveway on Mill Street. Don was accompanied by Don Pharoah on percussion and Gwen Potter on Viola. We got to hear some of Don’s work at the Black Walnut Folk Club last year and at an open sing-around that he hosted for us at the Millrace Festival in August, it was clear that Don’s musical ability was outstanding. Don is a singer-songwriter who grows on you some more each time you get to see him perform. You can see him on Youtube including this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/feature-spotlight-maxwells-open-mic .”

    Some of our regular open stage performers did not make it but we had 15 open stage acts after Don was finished. Apologies to the last two performers who were limited to 1 song each because we ran out of time. We even had two first time Black Walnut performers as follows:

    Nathan Few
    Dan Hergott
    Dan Kearney
    Gwen Potter
    Randy Ouillette
    Russ Bishop
    Scott Abrams
    Robbie Hancock – NEW
    David Maranta
    Wayne Cheater
    Bruce Williams
    Kim Ellis
    Ruth Jenkins
    Peter Light
    Dan Pharoah – NEW

    Next Month on Friday May 18, we’ll be back with an all open stage evening.

  • The Black Walnut Was All Open Stage On Friday March 16th

    The Black Walnut was all open stage with a total of 15 performances on Friday, March 16th. Next month we will feature Don Sawchuk, who will start the evening with a set of 6 of his great songs. We got just a sample last Friday night. The open Stage performers were:

    Jakki Annerino
    Don Sawchuk
    Dan Hergott
    Gwen Potter & Russ Bishop – NEW to BWFC
    Jack Guest
    David Maranta
    Peter Light and Gwen Potter
    Randy Ouillette
    Cam and Pat (followed by a short break)
    Wayne Cheater
    Kim Ellis
    Scott Abrams
    Ted Shapiro
    Shawn Masterman
    Jim Galway

  • Friday February 17th, Black Walnut Was All Open Stage

    The Black Walnut was all open stage with 17 a total of performances on Friday February 17th.

    The performers were:
    Randy Ouillette
    Peter Light – (NEW)
    Dan Kearney
    Jim Skura
    Dan Hergott
    Lynn Kirby
    Jakki Annerino
    Don Sawchuk
    Peter van der Maas
    David Skura
    David Maranta
    Kim Ellis – (NEW)
    Jack Guest
    Shawn Masterman – (NEW)
    Milosz Skora – (NEW)
    Scott Abrams
    Wayne Cheater

  • Tom Massiah Was the Featured Performer January 20,2012

    On Friday, January 20, Tom Massiah started the evening at the Black Walnut Folk Club with a 30 min set of mostly original songs. We had a good size of audience and they were all treated to a fine set of Tom’s songs, his mellow voice and his artful guitar accompaniments. Tom Massiah is a singer/songwriter who lives south of Woodstock in Otterville. He has been playing off and on at BWFC for 8 or 9 years.  We have a photo of Tom on our “Performers’ Pictures” page.Click here to play a recording of Tom’s set:

    The open stage had 13 performers and followed Tom’s set. Next month on February 17 we will have another evening of all open stage.

    On January 20, 2012 the open stage performers were:
    Jack Guest
    Dan Hergott
    David Skura
    Dan Kearney
    Randy Ouillette
    Glen & Mary Gifkins
    David Maranta (followed by a short break)
    Jakki Annerino
    Lynn Kirby
    Scott Abrams
    Cam and Pat
    Wayne Cheater
    Jim Galway

  • December 16. 2011 Folk Club Started With Scott Abrams

    Scott Abrams started the night with a set of songs that got bigger and wilder as he made his way toward the end. Unfortunately we did not get a recording to share, so you just had to be there.  We now have a photo of Scott from his performance on our “Performers Pictures” page.

    It was a great night with good attendance with at least two other open stage type events going on and Christmas parties and related seasonal activities. We had some seasonal music, candies and door prizes to celebrate. Next Month on January 20, 2012,  Tom Massiah will be the featured performer.

    The Dec. 16, 2011 open stage performers were:
    Dan Hergott
    Loretta
    Barry Cull
    Randy Ouillette
    John Stroud
    Jakki Annerino
    Jack Guest
    David Maranta
    Lynn Kirby
    Wayne Cheater

  • October 21 Black Walnut Was All Open Stage

    We had a ball at the Mill-Courtland Community Centre on Friday night. It took us a little extra time to get a new sound board set up so that it was safe to open the doors but after that we got the open stage started by 8 o’clock. We had all 16 time slots filled by performers including 3 first-time Black Walnut performers.

    Thanks to Dan for getting the sound set up just right and to Karen for being our new MC and to everyone else who helped out, or performed or listened to the music. We had a great night.

    The open stage performers were:
    Jack Guest
    Glenn & Mary Gifkins – NEW
    Dan Hergott
    Dan Kearney
    Bruce Williams
    David Lum – NEW
    Lynn Kirby
    Randy Ouillette
    Jakki Annerino
    David Maranta
    Maeva Rousseau
    Anna Gack – NEW
    Wayne Cheater
    Cam and Pat
    Scott Abrams
    Jim Galway