Acoustic Muse Concerts

UPCOMING CONCERTS

PAUL LANGILLE with Paul Sims

"Langille’s songs are too good to ignore. And he plays guitar with a ferocity seldom seen these days." - Graham Rockingham, Music Editor, Hamilton Spectator

Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30 pm

Chaucers's (upstairs), 122 Carling St., London

$12 Advance / $15 Door 

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Advance tickets are available now at
Centennial Hall Box Office, Long & McQuade North
(725 Fanshawe Park W.), The Village Idiot (Wortley Village), and Chaucer's/Marienbad Restaurant (122 Carling St).


Paul Langille took to the stage at a very young age, singing and playing guitar in dance halls, service clubs, and numerous other venues in and around his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He moved to London, ON in the early '70s where he was a regular fixture at the old Smales Pace Coffee House on Clarence Street.

These days a musician and artist must utilize all the voices available to him. Paul has many voices, all emanating from the heart and soul. Here are some of Paul’s strongest assets – An emotionally charged voice – A proven history as a guitar-smith with powerful and experienced song writing skills – A man with an honest passion for his music.


This concert is presented in cooperation with the Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club and the Home County Folk League.

For Information call 519-473-2099 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com


RPR – The Big Voices of Tanglefoot

Saturday, March 4, 7:30 pm (Doors at 6:30 pm)

Jack Richardson London Music Hall of Fame Ballroom

182 Dundas Street, London, ON

$20 Advance / $25 Door 

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Advance tickets are available now at
Centennial Hall Box Office, Long & McQuade North
(725 Fanshawe Park W.), The Village Idiot (Wortley Village), and London Music Hall Box Office (519- 432-1107).

RPR – The Big Voices from Tanglefoot - are Steve Ritchie (guitar, vocals), Al Parrish (bass, vocals), Rob Ritchie (keyboard, vocals), and Beaker Granger (drums/percussion, vocals).

They rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Tanglefoot, a hard working band with a massive presence and a relentless tour schedule that earned them a fanatically loyal following throughout Canada, the US & Britain. Now Rob Ritchie, Al Parrish and Steve Ritchie have re-connected as RPR. Along with dynamic percussionist Beaker Granger, the new configuration affords the four veteran performers the opportunity to stretch their wings, indulging in musical whims and creating a memorable experience of arresting music, stories, laughter and reminiscence. It's light and shade, irreverent and poignant, gentle as a whisper and rampantly energetic. And whether it's an original country song of Al's, Steve's recollection of a Robert Plant version of an old Dylan tune or Rob's incisive musical humour, all the trademark harmony, the chemistry, the impact ...are all there.

RPR's debut CD Trans Atlantic was recorded in Yorkshire, England and Owen Sound, Ontario, and was released late in 2013. Trans Atlantic, largely comprised of skillfully crafted songs from the pens of Rob, Al, and Steve, was recorded during May and June of 2013 at Park Head Studio in Yorkshire, England when the band was on tour. “We had a lot of gigs," explained Al, “and were fortunate enough to stay in the home of our UK tour agent whose husband, Brian Bedford, who happens to be a great recording engineer, was available. We laid down almost everything there, and sent the tracks back to Owen Sound, where Beaker added the percussion tracks at Trevor Mackenzie’s studio. Then it went back to Brian for mixing, and finally back to Ontario. That’s the origin of the title, Trans Atlantic."

From spare arrangements of poignant ballads to high-powered anthems with screaming electric guitar solos, to a cappella singing with big harmonies, Trans Atlantic rises and falls from one song to the next on a sea of delightful surprise. Tucked into the mix is a chilling rendition of a Kate Campbell song, and a feel-good arrangement of Joe Crookston’s “Fall Down As the Rain." “It’s actually quite liberating," said Parrish of the variety of sounds on the disc. “All of our musical backgrounds are broad; from church choirs, to country, folk, and rock. We’re really excited about this (record). These are songs we like, played on instruments we like, with a sound that we like."

When you come to an RPR concert you will be sure to hear some of the Tanglefoot favourites as well.

For Information call 519-473-2099 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com

 


Smales Pace/Change of Pace

Reunion Concert #7

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Confirmed Performers

DAVID BRADSTREET, PAUL MILLS, NEW CUMBERLAND, NANCY SIMMONDS

More will be announced soon

Plus Silent Auction for Ken Palmer Music Bursary

(sponsored by LifeSpin and Jack Richardson London Music Awards)

 

Friday, June 9, 8:00 pm

Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St. E., London, ON

Tickets will go on sale soon

 

KEN PALMER MUSIC BURSARY

In 2014 we established a bursary fund to honor the late Ken Palmer and raised funds through a silent & live auction at the Smales Pace/Change of Pace Reunion concerts in 2014 and 2015. At the 2015 concert we had a wonderful response to the fundraising through a silent auction, cash donations, and guitars autographed by Gordon Lightfoot (donated by London philanthropist Dave Southen) as our featured live auction items. In total, we raised $2,584.05 in 2015, and as a result the bursary fund has increased to total $3,677.17.

 

The Ken Palmer Music Bursary is awarded to a graduating London & area high school student is pursuing a post-secondary music education in London (Western, Fanshawe, or OIART). The award is administered by the Jack Richardson London Music Awards, and was presented for the first time on April 17, 2016 at the JRLMA Gala. The winner was Keegan Marshall of H.B. Beal Secondary School who is going on to the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College in the fall.

For info, call 519-672-7950 or 519-319-5847 or e-mail info@aeolianhall.ca or folk@iandavies.com


Acoustic Muse Concerts - Past Events


OTHER CONCERT CALENDAR & MUSIC LISTINGS

Aeolian Performing Arts Centre - "The Aeolian"
Canadian Celtic Choir Concerts
Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club

Home County Folk League
Sunfest World Music & Jazz Concert Series

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