Sunday, September 10th
10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
St. Paul’s United Church
30 Main St. South
I am honoured to be asked to perform my song “Newfoundland 9-1-1” as part of the service at St. Paul’s United Church in downtown Brampton. The song chronicles how the town of Gander, Newfoundland took in 6,500 stranded plane passengers for several days during the events of September 11th.For more information, including directions and parking for St. Paul’s, please visit http://www.stpauls.brampton.on.ca/
Thursday, September 14th
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
PAMA (Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives)
9 Wellington St East
We’ll be doing a split bill with the fantastic guitar picking harmonizing duo Ablett and Cooper, at this monthly concert series inside the historic courthouse at this multi-building art gallery. The theme for this month is “It’s a Beautiful Day”, which is a perfect fit for both artists. We’ll each do a 40 to 45 minute set, and I will be sure to advantage of this unique double bill by asking Don and Brent to join us for a couple of numbers. The concert is free with admission to PAMA ($5 adults, $4 students and seniors), so it’s great deal!Check out PAMA’s website at http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/index.asp .
Sunday, September 17th
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2168 Guelph Line
We’re excited to be returning to this historic museum in Burlington for their annual Applefest Fall Fair. We’ll be closing this free event with a special one hour “Hey Canada!” concert featuring lots of Canadian covers and original songs about Canada.
Check out all the details about Applefest at www.museumsofburlington.ca!
Friday, September 22nd
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sanderson Hall, St. Paul’s United Church
30 Main St. South
The Brampton Folk Club is kicking off its amazing 14th season with a very special show entitled “Across Canada by Song - A Sesquicentennial Journey with Mike Ford”. Mike will be playing a fun high energy mix of well-known Canadian covers with his own creative original songs about Canada’s history and culture. We’ll be doing a 25 minute opening set of our own Canadiana to kick off what should be a truly memorable evening.For information on how to get tickets (a great deal at $18 adults and $12 students/seniors) please visit http://www.bramptonfolk.ca/friday_folk/index.html.
October 20th and 21st
Folk Music Ontario Conference
Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites
5875 Airport Road
Folk Music Ontario’s annual conference returns to Mississauga this year, where hundreds of folk artists, presenters, agents, DJs, and fans converge on a hotel for a weekend filled with music – listening, playing, talking about, networking, and jamming. This year’s conference is at the Hilton Toronto Hotel in Mississauga, near Airport Road and Highway 427. I’ve been fortunate enough to be invited to perform at two late night “private” showcases, playing unplugged in a musical hotel room. On Friday, October 20th I’ll be at “The Stillhouse” in Room 21, performing a fairly raunchy 20 minute set starting at 11:40 p.m., then on the Saturday night (technically early Sunday morning) I’ll be doing a “Canadiana” 20 minute set at the “Folkin’ Cat’s Meow” in Room 28 starting at 1:20 a.m.
Check out FMO’s website at www.folkmusicontario.ca/folk-music-ontario-conference/ .