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Monday Special Blend
Monday January 15th, 2018 with Trish Bolechowsky
Chat with Ali McCormick - at Irene's Friday. Chat with Sandy Irvin - Folkus Series. Chat with Olga Tkachuk about Food Sharing Ottawa.

Come in From the Cold
Ron Mills - Duff Road Canadian

Ron Mills plays at the Ali McCormick Birthday Bash
Clean Water
Ali McCormick - Clean Water Canadian
Ali McCormick Birthday Bash at Irene's, Saturday, January 20 at 8:30 pm

Opening Act
Aly Marguerite of Old Time Honey,
host of Montreal's hit show "Chick Pickin' Mondays", will be performing to get things started.

“From the streets to the circus, Aly's style of romance and raw roots music from times forgotten intertwine intricately to create an original sound that is heavily layered with nostalgia...

Special Guests:
Ottawa’s own Ron Mills!
Ron Mills songs are blend of folk, old country, blues and storytelling music that reflects his Northern Ontario upbringing. An artist not to be missed.

Jazmyn Wykes of “Champaign Sundays” from Ottawa On!
The Spark
Ali McCormick - Clean Water Canadian
Tackle Box, Saw, Chain & a Knife
Ali McCormick - That Place You Know Canadian New

First song of the spring 2018 album release "Bear on a Bike"

Aly Marguerite of Old Time Honey opens Ali McCormick's Birthday Bash
Wolf of Time
Amanda Rheume - Holding Patterns Canadian

(show note: in MT)
Faded Love (Cover)
Bradley D. Scott - s/t Canadian

Sandy Irvin

Since 2002!

All of the Folkus concerts are held in the Old Town Hall in Almonte, Ontario. Built in 1884, the auditorium’s soaring ceiling of hand-hewn Douglas Fir beams offers an acoustic setting unparalleled in the area. The space has been used for recording classical and pop concerts for CBC Radio 2, folk albums by local artists, and even rock albums by visiting artists.

Four concerts every winter, all held on Saturday evenings. Show time is 8:00 pm with doors opening at 7:30 pm.

JANUARY 27, 2018
Amanda Rheaume, Pakenham native Brad Scott will be opening.

FEBRUARY 24, 2018
Sussex, The Lioness of Lanark, Ali McCormick, will be opening

MARCH 24, 2018
Big Little Lions, opener will be Outside I’m a Giant, a talented four-piece band from the Gatineau side of the Valley.

APRIL 28, 2018
Kevin Closs, with opener Flying Hórses, a nouveau-classical solo pianist.
Superman's Escape
Sussex - Parade Day Canadian

Sussex is the brainchild of Michael Emenau and Rob Lutes. The two renowned musicians were childhood friends and high school bandmates in New Brunswick. After graduation, they went their separate ways—Michael to Tokyo, San Francisco and Paris, where he made a name for himself as a world-class jazz percussionist and composer; Lutes to Montreal, where he has recorded six albums and earned a reputation as one of Canada’s finest songwriters and roots performers.

Reunited in 2012, the pair began to write together for the first time in 20 years. Encouraged by the results, they decided to make a record.
Outside I'm a Giant play Irene's Pub Friday, January 19
Doors 8:30 pm, music 9:30 pm
Their first show at Irene's
Jamieson Mackay (Shadowhand) opens the show
Human Beans
Washboard Hank - Human Beans Canadian
Olga Tkachuk drops into the studio to tell us about Food Sharing Ottawa

Foodsharing Ottawa is a non for profit organization that fights food waste in the Ottawa region. Dedicated volunteers pick up food from the stores and share it with charities and the Foodsharing network.

Since Foodsharing was founded in January 2016 they have saved over 15,000 pounds of food from the bin.
If Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" was about Food Waste
Global Citizen - sét
If Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" was about Food Waste watch for ad at the front of this video - cue it!!
Love a Lonely Banana: A Song About Food Waste
Kathryn - Going Zero Waste - s/t
Interactive CKCU