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Roots duo Scarlett Jane find their groove

Toronto musicians, Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire had solo careers of their own before they united in the fall of 2011 to become Scarlett Jane. They had been friends for some time, occasionally performing together and even appearing on each other’s albums. After separately spending years honing their skills writing music and performing, it was […]

Marvest: Steaming up the oil jugs

You wake up early in the log cabin Uncle Rod said you could use for the week. It was sunk down deep in the dark green; your car stalled twice bouncing down the sludgy potholed roads that you navigated into it. The birds got you up, their chirping like a swarm of audible spotlights. You […]

Marvest: Terry McLeish sings about “the everyday dilemmas of everyday people”

Marvest is an offshoot of the CityFolk festival that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. These mostly free shows feature local artists, and we’ll be profiling some of those artists. Folk singer-songwriter Terry McLeish will be bringing his funny, lively performance to the upcoming CityFolk Marvest festival. McLeish got his […]

Marvest: Spend a night in the intimate wing of Ottawa’s Dynamite Motel

Marvest is an offshoot of the CityFolk festival that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. These mostly free shows feature local bands, and we’ll be profiling some of those bands. Singer-songwriter, Dynamite Motel (a trickily-woven anagram for Mindy Amelotte) is something of a veteran on the Ottawa music scene. With […]

Marvest: Apt613 presents Moonfruits

Two years ago, at Strathcona Park under a moonlit sky, Alex Millaire and Kaitlin Milroy discovered they had an instant musical chemistry, as they sat with a guitar and voices bonded in a natural blend of ideas. The two admitted that magical moment happened during “The Sunny Side Of The Street”, which opened the floodgates […]

CityFolk Festival: What’s New and Our 6 Picks

With just over two decades in the saddle, this year’s rendition of Ottawa’s Folk Fest will showcase two significant changes. The first is a location leap from the grassy banks of Hog’s Back Falls to the now-buzzing and more central locale of Landsdowne Park. This is not the first time the fest has changed locations. […]

Marvest: Get a taste of Baberaham Lincoln, Steamers + Zoo Legacy at Unrefined Olive

Marvest is an offshoot of the CityFolk festival that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. These mostly free shows feature local bands, and we’ll be profiling some of those bands. Guest post by Rose Ekins from Jackpine. On Saturday, September 19th The Unrefined Olive is hosting a free Cityfolk Marvest […]

Marvest: Apt613 Presents Kelly Sloan

Kelly Sloan had never fully intended to become a musician… she never had it in her plans. But often, these things happen when you least expect them. As a child growing up in her hometown of Almonte, she was always singing, and was put into voice lessons by the age of 10. Her musical studies […]

Marvest: The Lionyls bring funk to CityFolk’s Marvest series

Marvest is an offshoot of the CityFolk festival that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. These mostly free shows feature local bands, and we’ll be profiling some of those bands. Avid CityFolk show-goers themselves, The Lionyls are pumped to perform in the “Marvest at CityFolk” show series. Drawn to each […]

Marvest: Apt613 presents the MATT dorgan PROJECT

Marvest is an offshoot of the CityFolk festival that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. These mostly free shows feature local bands, and we’ll be profiling some of those bands.  CityFolk asked several local cultural producers, including Apt613, to curate shows at Marvest.   Matt Dorgan’s love for the saxophone […]

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