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Monday Special Blend
Monday December 5th, 2016 with Trish Bolechowsky and Ka Charlton
Danial Arthur Trio, Lynne Hanson, Coco Love Alcorn, Lynn Miles, Andy Shauf, Melanie Peterson, David Dino White, Devil Makes Three, David Francey

Women In International Security-Carleton University is holding a donation drive for a women's shelter in Ottawa. They are collecting female hygienic and other toiletries as well as gently used purses. There is a donation box in the NPSIA Resource Office (The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs), 5306 River Building until December 10th and there will be tables in the Atrium on Dec 5 and 6th from 11 am-2 pm. 16 days of activism 2016 From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. - See more at:
Daniel Arthur Trio - Live Canadian New

From Montreal, performing for the first time in Ottawa at Pressed Cafe, 750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON, on Wednesday, December 7th starting at 8 pm, $5
Daniel Arthur - Piano/Compositions
Ethan Cohn - Bass
Eric Maillet - Drums
Bruce Enloe’s Old Fashions Christmas Carol Singalong
December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Pressed Cafe, 750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON

Remember when we all used to sit in a circle and sing Christmas Carols? Bruce is hosting a good old fashioned Christmas Carol singalong at PRESSED on Gladstone in Ottawa on Wednesday December 14th! And you’re all invited! Cover is ‘by donation’ (aka tip jar) and acoustic instruments of any shape size or pattern (even ukuleles) and singing voices are invited as well (songbooks provided)

He’ll start and end the evening with a brief set of his originals, but the rest of the night belongs to everyone there!

Jolliest Jinglebell Sing along 2016
Saturday, December 10 at 11:30 AM - 4 PM at Southminster Church, just off Bank street south of Landowne, 15 Alymer Avenue
11:30 am for music and the record breaking singalong of Jinglebells. The current record is 488 people made on 2012 in Albany New York.
An enchanting collection of bells will be available for purchase along with christmas gift bags for that unique gift for that someone special until 4 pm. Goal is to launch an accessible music program.
Vivian Sollows is organizing this event which takes place during Ochsfest.
2nd Ochesfest, 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday, December 10th
(Tickets for the 3:00 pm concert featuring Garnet Rogers and Lynne Hanson are $25 at

Named in honour of the late, legendary American topical songwriter Phil Ochs, Ochsfest 2 will offer free activities, discussions and sing-along sessions throughout the day on the themes of inclusion, empathy and human rights. This event is presented with the Ottawa International Writers Festival and proudly supported by CKCU (93.1 FM) and CHUO 89.1 FM

1:00 pm — Book Launch featuring Garnet Rogers (“Night Drive”) and Lynne Hanson (“friday haiku”). Admission is free.

2:00 pm — “Free Your Voice” — A fascinating group experience led by “vocal life coach”, Barclay McMillan — see Voice Emergent
River of Sand
Lynne Hanson - River of Sand Canadian
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

FESTIVAL: “Creating Positive Change Through Art”

20 FREE workshops, performances, children’s activities and panel discussions.
Southminster United Church (15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank). 3 concurrent stages.
Free admission. Child care available. Southminster Church is wheelchair-accessible.


Zachary Stevenson, Eve Goldberg, Ian Tamblyn, Erin Saoirse Adair, Tony Turner, Daemon & Ayrdri, Vela, Greg Greenway, The Elizabeth Riley Band, Larissa Desrosiers, Moonfruits, Rebecca Campbell, Tito Medina, Jesse Stewart, Glenn Nuotio, Brothers Aloud, Scary Bear Soundtrack, Robbie Anderman, Stella Bell-Murray, Heather Lynn Song, Arthur II, and more… with special guest… Sonny Ochs

Here is the complete schedule…
Arboretum Festival presents:

I Can't Believe It's not: TALKING HEADS
with special guests The Luyas, Fiver

ICBIN returns for its 6th edition with a 13-song live dance party celebration of inimitable new wave pioneers TALKING HEADS, featuring seminal tracks from REMAIN IN LIGHT, SPEAKING IN TONGUES, FEAR OF MUSIC, '77, and MORE SONGS ABOUT BUILDINGS AND FOOD.

Performed live by members of The Acorn, The Luyas, Jon Hynes, Kristy Nease, Belle Orchestre, Jerusha Lewis, Neema Mugala, YellowJacketAvenger, Pascal Delaquis, and more TBA.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
St. Albans Church (454 King Edward Ave)
$20 adv/door | All Ages/19+

Event is fully accessible.
That Old Feeling
Coco Love Alcorn - s/t - in usb Canadian
Coco Love Alcorn - Wonderland Canadian

"We are all stronger than we realise. Let's gather strength from each other and strength from within and stand up for what is right.

The idea for this video came from a drawing session I had with my daughter Ellie. We printed out photos of ourselves and drew on them with coloured markers, which was super fun!!

Thanks for listening!

~ Coco Love"

- written by Coco Love Alcorn and Ian Sherwood
- produced by Andy Sheppard

The Vanier Playboys are at the Kaffe 1870 for another round of Zydeco fun and frolic on Friday, December 9th starting at 9 pm. There'll be six of us on the band stand and we the club will be as full as the stage so arrive early. Zydeco or cajun or swing dancing or you just want to move to the music, join the Vanier Playboys for a great evening.
Just Let It Snow
Lynn Miles - Winter Canadian
Dec. 16 and 17 starting at 8 pm at Irene's Pub, Lynn Miles in concert with Keith Glass & the Crusty Mitten String Quartet
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door if there are any left
There is a matinee show on Dec. 18th at 3 pm also.
Eyes of Them All
Andy Shauf - The Party Canadian

Andy is at NAC Presents on Thursday, December 8th. The show is sold out.
Santa's Sleigh
Melanie Peterson - s/t Canadian
David Dino White - Hair of the Dog - 4:14 Canadian New

Avant-Garde (135 Besserer St) in the byward market , Friday, December 9th, 9 pm
join Ottawa locals, Alanna Sterling, Communicating Circus, & Masters of None in celebrating the release of David Dino White's latest EP, 'Hair of the Dog'!

Entry: $10, Doors: 8:00
Communicating Circuss: 9:00
Alanna Sterling - Singer/Songwriter: 10:00
David Dino White: 11:00
Masters of Nothing: 12:00

'Hair of the Dog' marks David Dino White's second studio effort since they took the northern Ontario scene by force with their debut album, “ Alone Together, ” in July, 2015. Recorded by juno-nominated produced, Ben Leggett, in the basement of North Bay's Capitol Centre.

released November 17, 2016

David White - Lead Vocals, Guitars
Andrew Sowka - Back-Up Vocals, Bass
Ben Leggett - Drums & Percussion
Hold Me
David Dino White - Hair of the Dog Canadian New
Christmas Makes Me Miss Your More
Lynn Miles - Winter Canadian
For My Family
Devil Makes Three - Devil Makes Three
Blue Girl
David Francey - Empty Train - in MT, Laker Music Canadian

David Francey won the Canadian Folk Music Award this past weekend for Best Solo Artist and Contemporary Album of the Year for his latest release, Empty Train.

He's playing at The Black Sheep Inn in Thursday, December 8th. Tickets are $30 and there are some still available, best to purchase in advance.
David Francey - Empty Train - in MT, Laker Music Canadian
The Money Boys
David Francey - Empty Train - in MT, Laker Music Canadian
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