Brad McEwen’s ten comments

  • The Argyle Arms

    This is an English music session that is held from September- May on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 2-4 pm.It is hosted by The Mill Race Folk Society. www.millracefolksociety.com more…

  • Re: Louie’s On Lewis

    Please consider listing your event with www.grandriverfolk.org This is a site that has been in existence for over 10 years and where we try to keep a calendar of all folk music related events in the Grand River watershed. more…

  • The Lemonville

    I just found this discussion. Although it's very old, I'd like to add my tuppence'orth here. Jack Hayes was an Ontario fiddler who died in the 1970's. He wrote a vast number of tunes and was very active in the square dance scene all over the "Golden Tr... more…

  • Re: Why didn’t jigs make it across the pond?

    I think the title of this discussion needs to change. Jigs DID make their way across the Pond...just because some may think that they are not common in the US traditions is misleading. Canada is "across the pond" from Britain and Ireland.. My point is;... more…

  • Re: Why didn’t jigs make it across the pond?

    The Lemonville....yes, very well known in England.Most people I have encountered at sessions in England think it IS English. Written by Jack Hayes from Toronto. He died in the late 1970's. A good friend of mine, Ian Bell, used to play with him in square... more…

  • Re: Why didn’t jigs make it across the pond?

    It seems that when you say "across the pond" you are referring strictly to the USA. Canada has LOADS of jigs in our traditional repertoire. Perhaps it's because the majority of those emigrating from the British isles was later than the USA. Despite th... more…

  • 12/8 tune: The new Brunswick

    Hi: more…

  • Folk@theCafe concert series

    Toronto musician Hannah Shirah Naiman will be performing her original songs based on traditional Appalachian folk music. She was well received at last summers Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music and is going from strength to strength. Tickets ... more…

  • The Brownestone Gastropub

    English session hosted by the Mill Race Folk Society second Sunday of each month from 2-4-ish. more…

  • The Argyle Arms

    English session hosed by The Mill Race Folk Society. Held fourth Sundays of ech month from 2-4-ishpm. more…