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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: 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: 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: Reaping a fine harvest from Jonathan Becker & The North Fields

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. Jonathan Becker and the North Fields are excited for the inaugural edition of Cityfolk’s Marvest, describing it as “something new […]

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: Alt-rock locals Tindervox worry about noise complaints

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. Dynamic alternative-rock and shoegaze group Tindervox will be part of the Marvest shows at City Folk this […]

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: 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 […]

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: 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 […]

Marvest: Local talent The Brook release new EP

After two years of performing together, indie folk-rock band The Brook will be playing at the CityFolk/Marvest (formerly the Folk Festival) for the first time. Started by singer-songwriter Sarah Murphy, whose musical influences range from her grandfather, Newfoundland musician  Peter Barron, to Led Zeppelin, she is joined by drummer Zac Delamont and bassist Robin Russell. CityFolk […]

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