Category: Kitchener

  • Rein Rutnik and Keenan Reimer-Watts Feature January 18, 2019

    Rein Rutnik and Keenan Reimer-Watts are folk musicians hailing from Kitchener/ Waterloo. The music they play is a mix of Blues, Swing and Fiddle Tunes. You can expect to hear heartfelt singing, quirky commentary, stunning solos and perhaps whooping and hollering.We are looking forward to Rein and Keenan doing a feature set of 6 songs/30minutes max to open our Black Walnut open Stage Event January 18, 2019 starting at 8pm., on Friday January 18th, 2019 at 8pm when we return to the Mill Courtland Community Centre for our monthly Open Stage.
    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.

    The other details are outlined on our About Page. The entrance and free parking are 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 February 15th.
    If you are having any difficulty with viewing any content, please post a comment or send a private email to: mailto:wayne@blackwalnutfolkclub.com

  • A Merry Open Stage on Dec. 21st 2018

    It was merry on December 21st. Songs were sung, tunes played and prizes won. Rein Rutnik and Keenan Reimer-Watts are folk musicians hailing from Kitchener/ Waterloo. The music they play is a mix of Blues, Swing and Fiddle Tunes. They will be the feature act at our next Acoustic Open Stage Night which will be January 18th.
    On December 21, our Open Stage Performers were:
    Human
    Dan McQuade & Scott Chandler
    Scott Abrams
    Jay Collins
    Jakki Annerino
    David Maranta
    Ron Hammar
    Wayne Cheater
    Cam & Pat
    Jack Cole

  • On Nov. 16th The Cutlers Plucked

    Thanks to the Pluckin’ Cutlers for their great feature performance on Friday, Nov. 16. It was fun to laugh and sing along with Bob and Sue who were accompanied by John on bass. The size of the group more than doubled with the addition of singers and flute as shown in the pictures on the Performers Pictures page, taken by Gord Castle and I. Next month, Dec. 21st, there will be no feature act.
    On November 16th our Open Stage performers were:
    Human (NEW)
    Gord Castle
    Scott Abrams
    David Maranta
    Jakki Annerino
    Neil Light
    Ron Hammar
    Richard Reinhardt
    Cam and Pat
    Wayne Cheater
    Barb Scott

  • Suggestion: Please look after your property.

    Please look after your own stuff. There have been a couple of times that we are aware of when items have been stolen from people visiting our monthly open stage event. Once a bike was taken from the hallway and once some instruments were stolen from outside the building. Neither the City of Kitchener who owns the community center, nor the Black Walnut open stage nor the Cedar Hills Community Group can ensure that personal property of guests of the Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage will not be stolen. In almost twenty-five years, we are aware of only two thefts being reported. We do try to keep an eye out for anything that we find in the hall where the performance is presented.

  • The Pluckin’ Cutlers Will Be the Feature Performers November 16, 2018

    The Pluckin’ Cutlers will be the featured performers to start off the evening with a 30 minute set of their light hearted ukulele accompanied songs, On Friday November 16th, 2018 at 8pm when we return to the Mill Courtland Community Centre for our monthly Open Stage.
    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.

    Here is a brief Bio for the Pluckin’ Cutlers:
    After a friendship spanning 25+ years The Pluckin’ Cutlers (Bob & Sue) became more than friends and found they had an interest in playing music together – Bob on banjo, mandolin, guitar and ukulele, and Sue on guitar and ukulele. Then one day around 10 years ago Toronto’s Corktown Ukulele Jam, where they performed regularly, entered their lives and all other instruments moved to the back burner. They have performed at many different venues including featuring at the Lazy Cat Café in Toronto and regular monthly performances at WUPS (the Waterloo (Region) Ukulele Performance Stage) that they founded a year ago. Bob enjoys the ballads and Sue likes the silly stuff – but they both love to play the fun music. The family that plays together stays together! Contact: WUPS.info@gmail.com

  • The Fair Wind Was Featured October 19, 2018

    Thanks to The Fair Wind and all for a fine Open stage on October 19th. For more information about The Fair Wind check out our previous post and performers pictures and their site: https://www.thefairwind.com/. We’ll be back on Friday November 16th with Bob and Sue, “The Pluckin’ Cutlers to start the evening off with a feature set.

    In addition to our Feature Performers – “The Fair Wind” – Bob, Carol, Mark & Ruth, on October 19th there were 14 Acts for the Open Stage including 3 Black Walnut first-timers as follows:
    Dan Hergott
    Rhubarb Social Club- (NEW) – Michelle, Margaret, Ed, Lorne and Scott
    Don and Jim
    Nikolai Linden – (NEW)
    Jay Linden
    Scott Abrams
    Jakki Annerino
    Gordon Castle
    Neil Light
    Cam and Pat
    Victor Drawhen – (NEW)
    Ron Hammar
    Paul Rempel
    Barb Scott

  • Fair Wind will be the Feature Performers October 19, 2018

    On Friday October 19th, 2018 at 8pm we will be back at the Mill Courtland Community Centre for our monthly Open Stage. Fair Wind will be the featured performers to start of the evening with a 30 minute set of traditional Celtic music.
    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 November 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

    The Fair Wind…Traditional Celtic Music:

    The Fair Wind sings and plays acoustically, the traditional folk music of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Cape Breton. Comprised of Carole Pines, Ruth Shushan, Mark Pancer, and Bob Mino, they collectively play the fiddle, penny whistle, low whistle, guitar, mandolin, banjolin, Irish bouzouki, banjo, bodhran, harmonica, spoons, and mountain dulcimer. Along with their songs they treat listeners to traditional jigs, reels, and other dance forms mined from the rich heritage of the British Isles and Ireland. The Fair Wind promises to transport listeners with fine harmonies and creative arrangements.

  • 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