Sarah Jane Scouten in Concert followed by Chris Wood

At age 5, Sarah Jane Scouten was sitting on the dining room table, singing “Lace and Pretty Flowers,” by Canadian country-folk musician, Willie P. Bennett. Hank Williams and Stan Rogers were her greatest inspirations, both a staple at Sunday morning pancake breakfast and afterward, singing bluegrass and gospel music with her father and sister Anna Scouten on Bowen Island, BC. Her talent for performing came naturally, and as chance would have it, so emerged a knack for songwriting. Bringing us up to date, Sarah Jane Scouten is an internationally touring songwriter, loved by audiences across the Northern Hemisphere.
Self-taught on guitar and violin, he is a lifelong autodidact — and his independent streak shines through in his composition and studio work. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. His work is typified by his trust in the space music can create and a gift for lyrical understatement. He cites his major influence as “Anon”.
Tickets £12/£10 CONCESSIONS OR PAY AT THE DOOR or ring 01848 200272 to reserve a seat
When: Fri November 18 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Jaywalkers in Concert

Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face…. The music Jaywalkers create is in­novative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating.
When: Sat November 19 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Past Events

The Horsenecks

Hard hitting transcontinental Old Time and early Bluegrass stringband music.
With roots in Portland, OR and Liverpool England, the Horsenecks play a varied and dynamic mix of American roots music that they bring to life with the high-energy performance of a group of people who love the music they play. Top-shelf musicianship and a love of the lost art of Old Time music are swiftly making them a well-loved and highly respected staple in the traditional music scenes in the US and the UK. Playing as a duo or a four-piece, multi-instrumentalists Gabrielle Macrae and Barry Southern swap effortlessly between fiddle, banjo, and guitar, and round the sound out with the booming rhythm section of Liverpool’s finest, Chris Marshall and Alan Wright.
Start time: 8pm
Tickets: £7 on the door or phone The Craigdarroch Arms Hotel.
When: Fri February 26 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Old Timey Musical Instrument Summer Workshops

Instrumental tuition on clawhammer banjo, fiddle and bass from The Corn Potato String Band plus Gerry Hastie on mandolin and Gordy Reynolds on guitar.
Workshops 11.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00 followed by a slow jam 16.00-17.00.
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When: Sat July 2 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Corn Potato String Band In Concert

Old Timey music at it's best from one of America's leading exponents of the genre.
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When: Sat July 2 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Tuttles in Concert

“Molly Tuttle blew away the unsuspecting crowd with her rapid fire bluegrass guitar work that would put even the most talented shredders to shame. It was a marvel to see such incredible technical skill combined with a sweet voice and fun, barn-storming songwriting. She reminded me a bit of Nickel Creek, if all three members were transformed into a single bluegrass superhero.” - Write to the Beat, review of Milk Carton Kids & Molly Tuttle concert

"At Gettysburg they received 3 standing ovations and were introduced for their second set as the surprise discovery of the festival. Their instrumental wizardry almost made me laugh out loud in sheer amazement." - Bluegrass Music Association of Canada, Dave Porter, V.P.
When: Wed July 13 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

8th Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival

MMBF will again play host to a great selection of bluegrass and old timey bands. Keep an eye on the website for details of the performers. Free workshops will take place on Saturday 24th September and jamming sessions will spring up as musicians arrive to enjoy this wonderful boutique festival.
When: Fri September 23 7:30 pm - Sun September 25 1:00 pm

Ragged Union in Concert

Ragged Union’s hard-driving bluegrass, with a tinge
of the traditional and a healthy dose of the blues,
has become a favourite for quite a few music lovers
since their inception a few years ago.
Band members Christina Union (lead and tenor vocals),
Jordan Ramsey (mandolin, vocal), Chris C-Bob Elliot
(Banjo), Pat Hoeper (fiddle), and Michael Sivcovich
(upright bass), have created a sound that is masterful in
the hands of seasoned musicians and with an appeal that
is infectious. Audiences are responding.
When: Fri October 21 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm