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Monday Special Blend
Monday May 15th, 2017 with Trish Bolechowsky and Matthew Armitage
Ron Mills in the studio! Cynthia Tauro in the studio! Mark J. Nyvlt in the studio! Share the morning with us!! Plus music from Georgian Bay, Chris McLean, Julie Corrigan, Kelly Sloan, The Artichoke Hearts and Hillsburn if we can fit it all in.

Georgian Bay - Patience Canadian
Where I'm Sittin'
Ron Mills - Duff Road - in MT Canadian New
Ron Mills stops in to join us in the studio after the 7 am news.

4 Ottawa singer-songwriter types sharing tunes in a round at Irene's on Friday, May 19 at Irene's Pub, 885 Bank St.

9:30 show start, a couple sets, $10. Spring time.

Ron Mills Music :: Ron’s songs are a blend of traditional folk, old country, blues and storytelling music that reflects his Northern Ontario upbringing.

Mark Fossen :: Mark Fossen is an alt-folk singer-songwriter currently based out of Ottawa, Ontario. Originally from the small suburban town of Port Moody on Canada's West Coast, he spent his early twenties as a busker, honing his craft on the world's streets.

Kate Greenland :: Local folk and bluegrass musician, Kate performs with several groups and solo. A member of Aiken & Beggs and The Munroe Sisters.

Jamieson Mackay :: Ottawa musician with Shadowhand and How Far To Mexico, performing solo songs reminiscent of travels and dreams.
Farmer's Blues
Ron Mills - Duff Road Canadian New
Play Me That Song
Ron Mills - s/t Canadian
Far Away
Cynthia Tauro - s/t - YT 5:07 Canadian

Cynthia Tauro joins us in the studio just after 7:30 am

She's playing Girls to the Front at Irene's Pub in the evening!
Monday May 15th, 8 pm, pass the hat
Julie Corrigan, Lucila al Mar and Cynthia Tauro

Lucila Al Mar:

Julie Corrigan:
Like That
Cynthia Tauro - s/t - YT 4:20 Canadian
Light of Home
Mark J. Nyvlt Band - s/t - YT 4:24 Canadian New
Just after the 8 am news Mark J. Nyvlt joins us in the studio to talk about the Event he is presenting

Light of Home:
The Mark J. Nyvlt Band includes Robert Libbey, Zeek Gross, Ken Kanwisher and Alvaro De Minaya.

Fundraising event for Syrian families – Black Sheep Inn, Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 3:00-7 p.m.

No one ever wants to leave one’s mother land. The Syrian crisis has taken a toll not only on Syrian families caught in the crossfire, but also on many other countries, neighbouring and afar. The crisis is, in many ways, a call to good will amongst worldwide countries. Each can play a part, no matter the size of contribution.

I have organized a fundraising event for Syrian families in the Wakefield and Chelsea areas on Sunday, May 21 at the Black Sheep Inn from 3-7 p.m. Paul Symes at The Black Sheep Inn has graciously allowed us to use this wonderful stage and venue to host this event, and we are very grateful. The afternoon will consist of live music from various artists:
Mark J. Nyvlt Band
Chris MacLean
Tariq Anwar
EniiD Goodman
Matthew Chaffey
Housam Attar

I wish also to acknowledge Tara Heft for designing the poster (soon to come), and to Michael Geisterfer for filming the YouTube video below. Everyone has been very generous with the talent and time for this cause.

We encourage you to make donations on the Wakefield For Refugees and Chelsea for Refugees websites: or Alternatively, you can make a donation at the event itself, and we will forward the donations to the Centre.

Our immediate goal cannot be to restore Syria to its original state, but we can at least help refugee families transition well into the Canadian culture. Good will always prevails in the end.
Salt and Stone
Chris McLean - Procrastinator - SC 4:50 Canadian 4:50
Small Town
Julie Corrigan - The Language - in MT 3:23 Canadian

Meet us at the Record Centre for a CKCU sponsored Appreciation Night,
Music Provided by Julie Corrigan, Paul Anthony Roberto and guests.
And Kelly Sloan and Curtis Chaffey,
Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 PM

Doors at 6pm, Live remote CKCU broadcast at 7 pm to 8:30 pm

This is a Free event being presented by CKCU for all the Volunteers and Donors from the last Funding Drive.
Doors 6 pm
Kelly and Curtis play at 7 pm
Julie, Paul and guests play 7:45-8:30

Luigi will catering a healthy snack.
Like usual, store events are dry! but there will be Espresso and various refreshments served.
Be the Woman & the Man
Kelly Sloan - Big Deal - in MT 2:49 Canadian
Long Time Coming
The Artichoke Hearts - Conquer Then Divide Canadian

Elly Laberge, from Indie City Madness, publishes a great weekly on music events in Ottawa

Midnight Vesta’s Seconds Tour is making a stop at Pressed Cafe this Thursday night and this time around the Toronto-based four-piece will be sharing the stage withBToronto singer-songwriterrooklyn Doran and Ottawa indie folk trio The Artichoke Hearts.
Run Down
Hillsburn - In the Battle Years - YT 2:35 Canadian

Halifax indie folk band Hillsburn will be playing at Live on Elgin this Saturday night, May 20th, and sharing new material as they prepare to release their sophomore record later this year. The group will be joined by country/roots/bluegrass/folk project the Jessica Pearson and the East Wind, who’ll open up the show.

8 pm at Live! on Elgin, 220 Elgin St., above Dunn's
$10 advance, $15 at the door

Hillsburn had a big year in 2016, releasing their debut full-length album, In The Battle Years, and winning a Canadian Folk Music Award for “New/Emerging Artist of the Year.” The Halifax-based quintet plans to unveil a follow-up later in 2017.
ECMA Fans’ Choice Video of the Year, Hillsburn - "Run Down"

Kaleigh Watts 'Hung Me Dry' Album Release Show w Mack & Ben
Sunday, May 21 at 7 PM at LIVE on Elgin
Local indie folk singer-songwriter Kaleigh Watts is set to release her second album ‘Hung Me Dry’ on May 21st, 2017 with a performance at LIVE On Elgin. Watts will be accompanied by double bassist Caleb Smith and drummer Alexy Guérer. Sibling duo Mack and Ben (formerly Monday I Retire) will be opening the evening.

‘Hung Me Dry’ is a collection of songs composed during and inspired by Watts’ five years living in the city of Ottawa; a memory of a mid-sized metropolis.

7pm Doors / 8pm Show

Ticket Info:

$15 General Admission
$20 General Admission (includes a ‘Hung Me Dry’ CD)





Highway 417 Revisited
May 24th at The Rainbow Bistro, 9 pm
CKCU FUNDRAISER! May 24th at the Rainbow Bistro!
Highway 417 Revisited
All Dylan all night long
The Ramblin' Valley Band & a whole bunch o' guests
(guests to be announced)
There will be a raffle at the show.
Interactive CKCU
Mike Mercer
Hey Trish it's another new week! Yesterday a special day for the Mother's next month it's Daddy's turn!:}}}}}}}}}}} Matthew welcome back!

7:15 AM, May 15th, 2017
Trish Bolechowsky (host)
Thanks Mike!!! We'll be gearing up for Father's Day soon

8:13 AM, May 15th, 2017