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The new Brantford Open Stage began on Friday, January 6, 2006 to fill the void left
by the cessation of the Brantford Folk Club's open stage sessions.
Donald & Brenda McGeoch have devoted 23 years to creating a club with a significant audience component
and an international reputation. Many of the regular participants had expressed the hope that someone would carry on
the open stage tradition, and Dave Jensen has stepped in to organize a new club, to be known as the Brantford Open Stage.
The new club is carrying on in the same place. Here are the details:



at the
Brant Park Inn / Best Western Hotel
19 Holiday Dr., Brantford. N3T 5W5
(at the Hwy 403 and Wayne Gretzky Parkway interchange)
Every other Friday at 8 PM, September through June.
Run by Dave Jensen. 519-752-0453
Email: BrantfordOpenStage@gmail.com
(note: caps in that address are optional)
open stage format (2-song sets)
Adm: $4 (performers free)
(wheelchair accessible & smoke-free)



Mission Statement:
We are oriented to folk and acoustically-based music in general. The emphasis is on encouraging live performance.
We are an open mic forum for performers, both accomplished and developing, to present a 2-song (10-minute) set.

Additional note: Please keep in mind that as a live music venue, we discourage the use of performing to 'backing tracks'.
Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated.

(Note also; there are usually enough accomplished musicians around to put together instrumental back-up.)






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2016 schedule:

January 15 & 29       February 12 & (Sunday aft) 28       March 11 & 25      April 8 & 22      May 6 & (a Sunday aft)  22      June 3 & 17

summer break

September 9 & 23      October 7 & 21      November 4 & 18      December 2 & 16


2017 schedule:

January 13 & 27       February 10 & 24       March 10 & 24      April 7 & 21      May 5 & 19     June 2, 16 & 30

summer break



And, barring last minute changes, we may even know which rooms (maybe) we're in!

B/H is the Bell/Hillier Room - our usual, right off the lobby
PJ is the Pauline Johnson Room, behind the B/H in the hallway leading to the Grand Ballroom
Gretzky is the combined Wayne & Walter Gretzky Room - the 'cosy' one, across the lobby and around the corner from the vending machines

 

(These dates may be subject to change. Any special dates will be announced throughout the season.)

Note: We are now on Facebook; your participation would be appreciated


 
Our Mailing List - Intention is to send out a reminder
(with any other tidbits or gossip that might be relevant)
no more often than twice a month.
To be added to our mailing list, please send an email to
BrantfordOpenStage@gmail.com


Special note: The domain name 'www.brantfordopenstage.org' has been generously donated to us by Jim Elve, who is deeply involved with the Waterford Old Town Hall restoration project (now fully restored and quite possibly the best-sounding concert hall in the region).
He also has a website design & hosting business, and we are quite happy to recommend that you check out *Jelve Design* .


Archives

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Next regular BOS session:  Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8 pm (check back: some possibility this session will be changed to Sunday afternoon (Dec 18)



Recent Sessions, Event and Happenings:


BOS Performers' Roster December 2, 2016: In the cozy Gretzky Room; 75ish would be the attendance figure and 22 performer sets, including 2 newbies.

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Russ Burns - Cascades (instrumental rebranded 'Sleigh Bells' for the season); Welcome Home (both originals)

Mr. Jack - Red Sails in the Sunset (Hugh Williams / Jinny Kennedy); recitation: The Old Violin aka The Touch of a Master's Hand (Myra Brooks Welsh)

Patrick Campbell - Rain on the Roof (John Sebastian); Darkest Hour (Arlo Guthrie)

Jeff Daw
- Short Grass (Ian Tyson); The Fields of athen Rye (Pete St John)

Michael Maguire -  Orange-Coloured Sky (Milton DeLuss / Willie Stein); A Foggy Day (George & Ira Gershwin)

Cyndi Devereux, John Harris & Dave Jensen w/ (eventually) Jeremiah - Jingle Bells (Johnny Marks); My Cape Breton Home (Jerry Holland) / Fields of Mono (Anne Lindsay) Buck Fever Rag; Christmas in the Harbour (Gary O'Driscoll)

Bo Basiuk w/ Larry Aul - Midnight Special; Gambler's Blues (aka St James Infirmary)

Emily Giugovaz - on ukelele: Love Story (Taylor Swift); vocal w/ Michael Maguire: Moon River (Mancini / Mercer)

*** Bev Hall - The Greatest Man I Never Knew (Richard Leigh / Layng Martine, Jr); We've Only Just Begun (Roger Nichols / Paul Williams)

Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Cyndi Devereux, Al Lindsay, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah -  (Wabash Cannonball; I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart (Patsy Montana)

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Jeremiah - The Huron Carole (English words: J E Middleton; original Wendat (Huron) words:Father Jean de Breabeuf)
                   I'd recorded this, courtesy of John Harris and put it up on Soundcloud. Hopefully, this link will take you to it, if you wish:
                   https://soundcloud.com/user-999974180/huron-carol

*** Dennis Cunningham - Sentimental Girl; Little Spot in the Universe (both original)

David Lum - An Eye for an Eye; New Tricks and Old Dogs (both original)

Stuart Oakley - In My Life (Lennon / McCartney); Farewell to the Doves (original, written to commemorate and honour the 14 women murdered at the École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989)

Gary McCourt - The Way It Is (Bruce Hornsby); She Ain't Pretty (Bryan Potvin)

Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Late Autumn Days (Steel Rail); Hard Out There (Hayes Carle)

Al Lindsay - whistle tunes: Rose of Tralee / Danny Boy; Humouresque (parody)

Don Hayter - Jamaica Farewell; How Great Thou Art

Doug Welland, John Harris w/ Jeremiah - Song for a Winter's Night (Gordon Lightfoot); w/ Dave Jensen: Silent Night

and a round of 'Happy Birthday' was sung to our long-time friend Lena Wright!

Finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Teresa McDougald



BOS Performers' Roster November 18, 2016: In the Pauline Johnson Room, unexpectedly. Originally skedded for the cozy Gretzky Room, some last minute finagling / bartering / cajoling got us back in the PJ Room with one proviso: we couldn't start til 8:30. No biggie; about 75 people in the room, 21 performer sets, including 1 first-timer (+ one not-first-timer-but-it's-been-so-long!). Kudos to John Harris for ably covering sound duties while Eric was off attending to a real live gig (and thanks to Eric as well, for coming out for setup before he had to head Hamiltonwards).

A sadness this week was the news that Leonard Cohen had passed on. Vital and creative right to the last. His songs were well-represented tonight: Hallelujah, That's No Way to Say Good-bye, Sisters of Mercy, Passing Through and Bird on a Wire.

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Jeremiah w/ John Harris - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Archie MacArthur w/ Doug Welland & André Paraskevas - Everybody's Reaching Out for Someone (Allen Reynolds / Dickey Lee); Move On Over (Hank Williams)
Al Lindsay - whistle song: Johnny McIldoo; Where the Hell Are we Going to Live? (Paul Wright)
Don Hayter - medley: Lonely, Lonely Blues / Let the Four Winds Blow; Bo Diddley (Bo Diddley)
Bo Basiuk - Love in Vain (Robert Johnson); Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Diane Kennedy - Song for Peace (Allister MacGillivray); The Green and the Blue (Alan Reid)
Laurie Laframboise & her Dad - Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen); Years Go Fast / Years Go Slow (did not get the name of the song or the writer)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, John Harris, Cyndi Devereux & Jeremiah - Gold Ribbons (Roy Payne); Worried Man Blues (during which many of the other vocalists present flash-mobbed the stage and a mighty and harmonious voice was raised!)
Cyndi Devereux w/ the aforementioned - fiddle medley: Tam Lin / Catharsis (Amy Cann)
Shannon Mclean - Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound (Tom Paxton); Dreams (Stevie Nicks)
(This was the last appearance for Shannon for a while: her Canadian sojourn is coming to an end and she's bound back to Scotland. A bouquet of roses said hurry back from us.)
Ashley LeBlanc - Don't Worry, Baby (Brian Wilson / Roger Christian); Better with Me (original)
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Patrick Campbell - Last Thing on My Mind (Tom Paxton); New Lover (Josh Ritter)
Mr. Jack - San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller); Old Rivers (Cliff Crofford)
Luanne Ashe - Sisters of Mercy; That's No Way to Say Good-Bye (both Leonard Cohen)
*** Neil Light - Passing Through (Leonard Cohen); I Heard a Voice (original)
Stuart Oakley - Sister Golden Hair (Gerry Beckley); Yesterday (Lennon / McCartney
Gary McCourt - Peaceful Easy Feeling (Jack Tempchin); Tangled Up in Blue (Bob Dylan)
Cyndi Devereux (fiddle) & John Harris - Inisheer (Tom Walsh); Another Rain Song (Ruthie Foster)
Tim McDougald - Book Club (Arkells); Settle Down (?)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Cyndi Devereux, Al Lindsay, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Good-Hearted Woman (Waylon Jennings / Willie Nelson); I'll Fly Away
Shannon Mclean - dragged up for one more song; Jensen's making her work for those roses! She chose 'The Gambler' (Don Schlitz) and one heck of a back-up chorus.
Finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & Tim McDougald



BOS Performers' Roster November 4, 2016: In the Pauline Johnson Room, been in that room wonderfully regularly. Gotta been 75 people in the room, 25 performer sets, including 2 first-timers.

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Michael Maguire -  Bye Bye Blackbird (Ray Henderson / Mort Dixon); Until the Real Thing Comes Along (Holiner / Nichols / Cahn / Chaplin / Freeman)
Russ Burns - Bridges; Showdown (both original)
*** Ashley LeBlanc - Am I The Only One (Who's Ever Felt This Way?) (Dixie Chicks); Better with Me (original)
Stewart McPhail (guitar today!) & Larry Aul (mandolin) w/ John Harris - Colored Aristocracy; Whiskey Before Breakfast
Bo Basiuk - Abeline (Gibson / Stanton / Brown / Loudermilk ); Hot Tomales (Robert Johnson)
Stuart Oakley - I've Got Today (original); The Gambler / Desperado
Gary McCourt - I've Been There (original?); The Blues Keep Fallin' Like Rain (Eric Anderson)
*** Dennis Cunningham - 'Til Kingdom Come (Coldplay); Still Dancing Today (original)
Mark McNeil - Newsboy; Private Riley (both original)
Dave Jensen w/ Cyndi Devereux (fiddle), John Harris , Eric Bower & Doug Welland - Candlelight & Wine (Dermot O'Reilley); The Mermaid
Doug Welland w/ the afore-mentioned crew - Song for the Mira (Alistair MacGillivray); Mr Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker)
Cyndi Devereux (fiddle) + crew - fiddle tune, didn't get title; Lovers' Waltz (Jay Unger)
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Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) w/ David Lum - Kelvin Grove; When It Comes My Turn (David Miles)
David Lum - A Life Flashed Before My Eyes; Let Me Count the Ways (both original; 2nd song with Cyndi Devereux joining)
Ross Culp - Senior Moments (Golf Brooks); That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine (Gene Autry / Jimmy Long)
Shannon Mclean - Goodbye (original); Whiskey & You (Chris Stapleton)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Drive-In Movie (Fred Eaglesmith); Church Street Blues (Norman Blake)
Louise Chaisson (alto saxophone) - Embraceable You (George & Ira Gershwin); So In Love (Cole Porter)
Al Lindsay - Where Have All the Flowers Gone (Pete Seeger / Joe Hickerson); Mrs McGrath
Archie MacArthur w/ Larry Aul - Daniel (Elton John / Bernie Taupin); Garden Party (Rick Nelson)
Don Hayter - Bless 'Em All; Amazing Grace
Diane Kennedy (guitar today) - Rose of Alandale; We Will Sing (Maureen Ennis / Mark Murphy)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Cyndi Devereux, Al Lindsay, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie); I'll Fly Away
Finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & John Harris



BOS Performers' Roster October 21, 2016: In the Pauline Johnson Room; more than that, I cannot say as I wasn't in attendance. Many thanks to Diane Kennedy for keeping track of the performers for the evening.

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Archie MacArthur w/ Larry Aul - Changes (Phil Ochs); Darcey Farrell (Steve Gillette)
Shannon Mclean - Lost Without Her Years (original); The Gambler (Don Schlitz)
Pat Campbell - I Recall A Gypsy Woman (Bob McDill / Allen Reynolds); Turquoise (Donovan Leitch)
Doug Welland & Rosemary Todd - Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyson); Feels Like Home (Randy Newman)
Bo Basiuk - Love in Vain (Robert Johnston); Bantam Rooster
*** Emily Guigovaz w/ Mike McGuire - I Am Yours (Jason Mraz?); At Last (Etta James)
Michael Maguire -  Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams); Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans? (Eddie DeLange / Billie Holiday)
Liam Trotter - When it Falls (original); Riverboat Fantasy (David Wilcox)
Dave Jensen w/ Cyndi Devereux (fiddle), Al Lindsay, John Harris & Doug Welland - Excursion Around the Bay; Al - Fiddler’s Green, penny whistle; Cindy - Tam Lin, “Stompin’ Tom Connors”; Al - Muckin’ o’ Geordie’s Byre.
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Louise Chaisson (alto saxophone) - On the Street Where You Live (Lerner / Lowe); The Way You Look Tonight (Jerome Kern / Dorothy Fields,)
Cindy & Jeff Shrubb - None (Goo Goo Dolls); Lost Boy (Ruth B)
Stewart McPhail (5-string banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) w/ John Harris - Cold Frosty Morning; Mole in the Ground
Diane Kennedy (Celtic harp) - Hannah, Loving Hannah (trad); a capella song: Spacesuits (David Roth)
Russ Burns - Whatever Happened to You?; Some Folks Got It Made (both originals)
Mr. Jack - Rock Island Line (Huddie 'Leadbelly' Ledbetter); San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller)
John Harris - Another Rain Song (Ruthie Foster); Almost A Kiss (instrumental, original)
Stuart Oakley - Sugar Mountain, (Neil Young); Forever Young (Bob Dylan)
Don Hayter - Sonny’s Dream (Ron Hynes); Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Allan Edgar w/ Cyndi Devereux, Al Lindsay, John Harris & Doug Welland - Wabash Cannonball (); Don’t Be Angry with Me, Darling
the crew - accordion tune
Finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & John Harris



BOS Performers' Roster October 7, 2016: In the Pauline Johnson Room, 80 folks or so from the get-go! 23 performer sets, including 2 first-timers and some beautiful moments!

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Dorothea Smith w/ David Lum - World of Hurt (Beth Nielsen Chapman); The River and The Boat (Dorothea Smith)
Dominique Millette - song in French, translates as "Like a Fire in the Hearth"; A Shantyman's Life (Tamarack)
Patrick Campbell - To Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan); Home to Me is Anywhere You Are (Tom Paxton)
Al Lindsay - Old Blue; Piddling Pete
John Ludgate - Time Can't Stand Still; Gun-Totin' Land of Peace & Love (both originals)
Michael Maguire - Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen); Oh, What a Beautiful Morning (Rogers / Hammerstein)
Scott Cameron Smith - Dixie Bound (original); Ain't It a Shame
*** Leith Ross - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (King / Goffin); My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (Robbie Burns)
                           Lieth, grand-daughter of our departed friend Tommy Hughes, delivered such a heartfelt and powerful performance
                           that Dave asked her to do a third song. She complied with an a capella version of 'Cry Me a River' (Arthur Hamilton)
                           that earned her a standing ovation!
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, John Harris, Doug Welland & André Paraskevas - The Old Country Church; didn't record 2nd song title
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris, Doug Welland & André Paraskevas - accordion tunes
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Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) w/ David Lum - It's Getting Cold (Shawn Brush); Hit the Road, Jack (Percy Mayfield)
Outta the Rain (Jeff & Cindy Shrubb + Eric Bower) - Down by the Water (The Decembrists); The Wind (not sure of title, sorry)
David Lum - Enough; A Life Flashed Before My Eyes (both originals)
Don Hayter - Love Rescue Me; Your Cheating Heart (Hank Williams)
*** Shannon Mclean - Doesn't Matter Where You Are, There You Go (original); didn't get 2nd song
Diane Kennedy (Celtic harp) - My Lagan Love; Annie Laurie
Ross Culp - Dear Hearts & Gentle People (Sammy Fain / Bob Hilliard); Give My Love to Rose (Hank Williams)
John Harris - instrumental: When You Wish Upon a Star (Leigh Harline / Ned Washington); Ghost Chickens in the Sky (Sean Morey)
Archie McArthur - Only Way to Leave This Town (); Big Bad Bill (Milton Ager / Jack Yellen)
Gary McCourt - Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding); Why It Don't Get Lonely
Stuart Oakley w/ André Paraskevas - Into Temptation (Crowded House); Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & André Paraskevas - You've Got a Friend (Carole King); Homeward Bound (Paul Simon)
Finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & Leith Ross



BOS Performers' Roster September 23, 2016: In the Pauline Johnson Room, with about 75 souls and 20 performer sets (including 1 'newbie').

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Jim Darley - MTA Song (Jacueline Steiner / Bess Lomax Hawes); City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman)
Gary McCourt - 38 Years Old (Tragically Hip); 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon)
Stuart Oakley - Lucky Man (Emerson / Lake / Palmer); didn't get 2nd song
Russ Burns - Done All We Could Do Today; Genie (both originals)
Stewart McPhail (5-string banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - The Cuckoo; Farewell Trion
Diane Kennedy (mountain dulcimer) - Reynardine; The Spinningwheel
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Glory to His Name; I'll Fly Away
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - 50 Shades of Grey (Conal Gallen); accordion tune
John Harris - instrumental: Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell); P-I-G (Wendell Ferguson)
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*** Pete Aikens - (performing for his friend, the late Frankie Panton) w/ Dave Jensen, John Harris & Jeremiah - Storms Never Last (Jessi Colter); I Never Go Around Mirrors (Keith Whitley)
Patrick Campbell - Pancho & Lefty (Townes van Zandt); In the Ghetto (Mac Davis)
Mr Jack - Barbara Ellen; Big River (Johnny Cash)
Archie McArthur w/ Larry Aul - Music in Your Eyes (Willie P Bennett); Drifter to the Bone (not sure of title, don't have writer)
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) - Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell); Crystal Chandaliers (Charlie Pride)
Al Lindsay - whistle medley including: Westering Home / McPherson's Rant / Scotland the Brave; Just Kidding (Matt McGinn, I think)
Tim McDougald - Sweet Baby James (James Taylor); Love, Love, Love (Jason Mraz)
Doug Welland w/ Dave Jensen, John Harris & Jeremiah - What Kind of Love (Lunch at Allen's): Me & Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Three Thousand Miles (Corin Raymond); Old Coach Driver (Fred Eaglesmith)
Don Hayter - Working Man (Rita MacNeal); Good Night Irene (Leadbelly)
Finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & Tim McDougald



BOS Performers' Roster September 9, 2016: Starting out the fall season in the Bell Room; guessing 65 - 70 souls, including a Florida couple on their honeymoon! And they were up dancing quite often. Lovely to see. Around 18 performer sets. The evening began with Dave Jensen giving a heartfelt tribute to BOS regular Tommy Hughes who had so recently passed away.

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Tommy Hughes (courtesy of a recording from an earlier BOS session) - Dear Matilda (an old English music hall number)
Michael Maguire - At Last (Mack Gordon / Harry Warren); I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan)
John Harris & Andrew Rock - How I Got to Memphis (Tom T Hall); Nowhere Man (Lennon McCartney)
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Newfoundland Waltz (Eddis Coffey); accordion tune: Gayle Bridger's Toenails
Archie McArthur - Walk Away, Renée (Left Banke); Every Time My Baby Passes By (Del Shannon)
Brenda Chisholm (ukelele) w/ Larry Aul - Everybody's Talkin' (Harry Nilsson); La Vie en Rose (Édith Piaf)
Jim Hodges & Stewart McPhail w/ Larry Aul & *** André Paraskevas (upright bass) on first song - Wagon Wheel (Bob Dylan / Old Crow Medicine Show); Lady on the Lake
Stuart Oakley - Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond); Hayley's Tending Bar (original)
John Ludgate - Sounds of Silence (Paul Simon); Fifteen Rounds Time Five (original)
Mr Jack - Ten Years Old & Barefoot (Gary Fjellgaard); 'T' for Texas (Jimmy Rodgers)
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Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) - Blue Moon (Rogers / Hammerstein); Under the Boardwalk (Kenny Young / Arthur Resnick)
Bob Martin - She Ain't Rose (Leon Redbone); I Don't Wanna Grow Up (Hayes Carl)
Gary McCourt - Rosie (Jackson Browne); Heartache Tonight (Don Henly / Glenn Frey / Bob Seger / J D Souther)
Al Lindsay - Two Foot Tall; fiddle medley
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Jericho (Fred Eaglesmith); Matthew (John Denver)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Thirsty Boots (Eric Anderson); Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Columbus Stockade Blues (Jimmie Tarlton / Thomas Darby); Working Man (Rita MacNeil), performed as a tribute to Frank Panton, another musical friend we've lost recently.
Finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & John Harris



August 1916:   Some sad news to share about a couple of members of our musical family. Tommy Hughes passed away this past Tuesday after a struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Tommy had been a regular with the Brantford Open Stage since we started under that name, and with the Brantford Folk Club for most of its 23-year span before that. The old Caledonia Folk Club knew him well, also.

A celebration of life will be held this Thursday, August 24 from 2 - 4 pm at McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Rd. North, in Brantford.


Here is the text of his obituary:


David Lum Tommy 1959

HUGHES, Thomas - (Born in Motherwell, Scotland on Sept. 2, 1941) Passed away at Stedman Community Hospice on August 16, 2016. After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Tommy spent a difficult but beautiful four months being lavished with attention, concern, support, music and love by those near and far.

Tommy's playful spirit, selfless generosity, beautiful music and all-around MacGyverness will be greatly missed by his wife Catherine (nee Kearns), daughters Angela (and #1 son-in-law Derek), Alison and Louise (and other #1 son-in-law Jody) and his sons, John and Michael (and Jodi) as well as his grandchildren Calum, Leith, Quinn, Alex, Maggie, Lucas and Rowan and his sister Mary Seaton in Scotland, as well as all his other family and friends around the world. Tommy had a full and adventurous life and always took everything as it came, even this final illness.

"Whit's fur ye, disnae go by ye" was his motto. He was cheeky, warm and funny even in his final days. Please join his family at McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Rd. North, Brantford on Wednesday August 24 from 2-4 p.m. in the Hospitality Suite to share music, stories and conversation as we celebrate the life of this wonderful man. Sharing of memories will begin at 2:30 p.m.

In memoriam donations, if desired, may be directed to the Stedman Community Hospice, in order that their exceptional staff and volunteers, as well as those of the Outreach Team and Bayshore Health may continue to support those in our community with their endless patience and gentle care, as they did for Tommy and the whole family. Special memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca MCCLEISTER 519-758-1553

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http://yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obituary.asp?oId=970526




I think it appropriate, as well, to acknowledge the passing of another occasional BOS visitor. Frank Panton has been a BOS a number of times and played most often with Dave Jensen and the Jammers. Regular performers at the Knights of Columbus, particularly on the 'Dockside' sessions. Frank was a genial man and a solid guitarist, most comfortable with his beloved 'down home' music, particularly 'Working Man' and 'Atlantic Lullaby'. There'll be a tribute to Frankie's memory on Friday, August 26 at the Brantford Knights of Columbus (12 Catherine Street) from 4 - 8 pm.





BOS Performers' Roster June 17, 2016: Scheduled for the cozy Gretszky Room; but at the last minute (almost literally) we got swithched to the Bell Room. Good thing, too, because we had somewhere around or over 95 people at the peak! About 25 performer sets.


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Doc Johnson & Phil Scott w/ Jeremiah - Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison / Bill Dees); Running Scared (Roy Orbison / Joe Melson)
Wayne Marshall w/ Jeremiah - Reason to Love; Shine (both Norm Hacking)
Pat Campbell - Marie Celeste; Lady Lions (both original)
Denise Jolicoueur w/ Michael Hogg - I Need a Cowboy (Sherwood Lumsden / Al Bragg); Michael Hogg - Burlington Street (Steve Woeller)
Donald McGeoch - From a Cafe Window; Famous Last Words (both originals)
David Lum w/ Dorothy & Kathy - Hand It Over (Keb 'Mo); Before I Go (John Hyatt)
Singing a River (Dorothy Smith, Kathy Lepp & David) - Without You; Way You Go (both originals);
Sydney w/ John Harris - Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho; unnamed instrumental
John Harris & Andrew Rock - Layla (acoustic version, Eric Clapton); The Lover's Waltz (Jay Unger)
Easton, young fiddler (Swallowtail + another); Cyndi Devereux (series of jigs); Dave Jensen (accordion) w/ Dave Harris & Jeremiah backing all)
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Stewart McPhail (clawhammer banjo) & Jim Hodges (guitar / fiddle) - Mississippi River / Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine); Lord, I Hope This Day is Good (Dave Hanner)
Archie McArthur w/ Stewart, Jim & Jeremiah on 1st song - My Blue Ridge Mountaian Home (Vernon Dalhart / Carson J Robinson); Someone Who Looks Like Me (Mary McCaslin)
Mark McNeil - I Wanna Be Seduced (Gary Richard Tigerman); Worry Too Much (original)
Outta the Rain (Jeff & Cindy Shrubb and Eric Bower) - Outside the Five and Dime (original by Jeff); Times Like These (Foo Fighters)
Al Lindsay - whistle madley; A Very Unfortunate Man (Chad Mitchell Trio)
Mr Jack - Hobo's Lullaby (Goebel Reeves); A Promise is Never Broken (original)
Gary McCourt - Night Life (Willie Nelson); House of the Rising Sun
Stuart Oakley - In the Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot); Boat on the River (Tommy Shaw)
Jim Morkill - Thirsty Boots (Eric Anderson); The Dance (Tony Arata)
Tim McDougald - In View (Tragially Hip); Long May You Run (Neil Young)
Allan Edgar and his posse - This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie); I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart (Patsy Montana)
Dave Jensen - A Handful of Songs (Rick Fielding)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & John Harris



BOS Performers' Roster June 3, 2016: No roster available; sorry.



BOS Performers' Roster May 22, 2016: Well, thought it was the Grand Ballroom, but in the Pauline Johnson Room instead. Which is just fine; it's a good room for us. Got a bit of a slow start, but some 40 or more of us to enjoy the afternoon. 19 performer sets.


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Andrew Ong w/ Steve M - Wednesday Morning 3 AM (Paul Simon);  Operator (Jim Croce)
Steve M - Things You Don't Say to Your Wife (parody lyrics Tim Hawkins); Sailing to Philidelphia (Mark Knoffler)
Pat Campbell - Cold Missouri Waters (James Keelaghan); Whiter Shade of Pale (Gary Brooker/ Keith Reid / Matthew FishDave Jensen w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - er)
Tim McDougald - Cleopatra (The Luminieres); Fire & Rain (James Taylor)
Stewart McPhail (5-string clawhammer banjo) w/ John Harris & Cyndi Devereux (fiddle) -  ? ; Grandfather's Clock
David Lum 1st song w/ John Harris & Cyndi Devereux - Count the Ways; 2nd song w/ Mike Hogg: Misplaced Keys (both originals)
Michael Hogg - w/ David Lum, harmonica instrumental: Midnight on the Water; The Black Bridge Song (original)
Dave Jensen (accordion) w/ John Harris, Fiddler Cyn & Jeremiah - Whiskey Before Breakfast; Smash the Window
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John Harris & Cyndi Devereux (fiddle) - Going to Carolina in My Mind (James Taylor) w/ David Lum harmony vocal; Lover's Waltz (Jay Unger)
Jericho w/ David Lum - The Cape (Guy Clark); Heartbreak Hotel (Mae Boren Axton / Thomas Durden / Elvis Presley)
Mr Jack - In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree; Maybeline (Chuck Berry)
Gary McCourt - Lost Together (Blue Rodeo); Wild World (Cat Stevens)
Wayne Marshall - When My Last Song is Sung (Merle Haggard); The Randall Knife (Guy Clark)
Allan Edgar w/ a backup gang consisting of Dave Jensen, Fiddler Cyn, John Harris & Jeremiah - Wabash Cannonball; Don't Be Angry with Me, Darling
Wendy Tight w/ Michael Maguire - Bill Bailey; They Can't Take That Away From Me (George / Ira Gershwin)
Michael Maguire - Daydream (John Sebastian); Ten Feet Off the Ground (Richard M / Robert B Sherman)
Jim Morkill - Wagon Wheel (Bob Dylan / Ketch Secor); Raining on a Sunday (Radney Foster / Darrell Brown)
John Harris w/ everybody - Field Behind the Plow (Stan Rogers)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave Jensen, Jeremiah, John Harris (as Al Lindsay), Jeremiah again, and Teresa McDougald

       
       
       
BOS Performers' Roster May 6, 2016:  Pauline Johnson Room again, with friends and associates numbering around 55 - 60. About 20 performer sets.

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indicates BOS 1st-timer

Pat Campbell - Pancho & Lefty (Townes Van Zandt); You Know Me (James Keelaghan)
Gary McCourt - The Needle and Damage Done (Neil Young); Take Me as I Am (original)
Russ Burns - Dancing in the Kitchen; Genie (both originals)
Archie McArthur - Long Way Around (Jackson Browne); 2nd song w/ Michael Hogg on harp: Give a Dog a Bone
Michael Hogg w/ David Lum - You Gotta Move; Si Bheag, Si Mhor
Bo Basiuk - Betty & Dupree; Truckin' My Blues Away
Serendipity (Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland & David Lum) - Sonny's Dream (Ron Hynes); Songbird (Christine McVie)
David Lum - The Glass (original); Every Mornin' (Keb' Mo')
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - accordion tunes: I Don't Want to Get Married; one other
Michael Maguire - The Shadow of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel / Paul Francis Webster); Not For Me (George / Ira Gershwin)
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***  Headframe (Eva Graves, Tom Preston, Terry Graves, Amanda Mongeon & Jeff Lundmark) - I Wouldn't Call It Love (Terry Graves); Won't Go Down that Road Again (not sure of title)
Mark McNeil w/ Steve Parisien - James Street Trolley Girl; Shumanekety (both originals)
Steve Parisien - Dreaming; If Only When (both original instrumentals)
Ed Vandendool - Heart of the Matter (Eagles); Sylvia Hotel (Cheryl Wheeler)
Patricia MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Drive -In Movie; Thirty Years of Farming (both Fred Eaglesmith)
Al Lindsay - fiddle medley: Endearing Young Charms / Come By the Hills/ Mingalay Boat Song / ? ; Johnny McIldoo
Stuart Oakley - First of May (Barry / Robin / Maurice Gibb); Criminal Mind (Larry Gowan)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Pistol-Packin' Mama; Little Bitty Tear
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave Jensen, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay and Allan Edgar


BOS Concert April 24, 2016: featuring Poor Angus


    Well-attended. Great concert! These guys have their harmonies locked down so solid that
    4 or 5 voices sound like a full-tilt-boogie choir!



Donald McGeoch


Stewart McPhail (5-string banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) -




















BOS Performers' Roster April 22, 2016:  In the right fine Pauline Johnson Room, with a population of around 70ish. 23 performer sets.

In tribute to the recently and tragically deceased Prince, Eric chose to precede the session with recordings of 3 Prince-written songs, covered by other artists: Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinnead O'Connor) / You're My Love (Kenny Rogers) / Manic Monday (The Bangles)

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

Andrew Ong - Slip Sliding Away; Sounds of Silence (both Paul Simon; the latter with Steve ?)
Stuart Oakley - Father & Son (Cat Stevens); Mustang Sally (Mack Rice)
Gary McCourt - Rolling Man (original); Green River (John Fogarty)
Colleen Carpenter - You've Never Loved (Johnny Rodrigo); I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name (Lee Emerson)
Michael Maguire - It's the Talk of the Town (Jerry Livingston / Al J. Neiburg / Marty Symes); Moonlight in Vermont (Karl Suessdorf / John Blackburn)
Donald McGeoch  - Duncan McIntosh' Farewell to Coffee; Have You Heard the One About? (both originals)

Al Lindsay - The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede (Matt McGuinn); whistle medley: Mingalay Boat Song / Skye Boat Song / My Bonnie / Mairi's Wedding
Russ Burns - What've I Been Drinking? (Powder Blues Band)
Robin & Sam - Hang Me (Dave van Ronk); Wild Horses (jagger / Richards)
Stewart McPhail (5-string banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Grandfather's Clock; didn't get 2nd song title
Scott Cameron Smith / w/ Larry Aul - You Give Me Half Your Loving, Baby, I Could't Get My Fill (no idea of the actual title); Roseville Fair (Bill Staines)
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Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Home From the Sea (Phil Coulter / Stewart Hendrickson); accordion tune: Belle Amour
Gary Gray - Blow On, Chilly Wind (Jesse Winchester); If You Needed Me (Townes Van Zandt)
Patricia MacLeod & Cam Kemp - When You Say Nothing at All (Paul Overstreet / Don Schlitz); Greening Up (Dave Mallett)
Steve & Ev - Urge for Going (Joni Mitchell); Be My Great Regret (Steve Currie?)
Wayne Marshall - Dang That Old Guitar (original); If I Had a Boat (Lyle Lovett)
Mr. Jack - didn't get title; Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Archie McArthur w/ Larry Aul - Traveling Alone (Jason Isbell / Amanda Shyer); If It Hadn't Been for Love (Michael Henderson / Christopher Stapleton)
Dominique Millette - no title; French song: "like the fire in the hearth"
Jimmy Collins - It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Bob Dylan); Into the Mystic (Vam Morrison)
Doug Welland w/ Dave Jensen - Down & Out (); Field Behind the Plow (Stan Rogers)
Allan Edgar w/ almost everybody! - Can I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister?; Don't Be Angry with Me, Darling
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave Jensen, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay and Allan Edgar



BOS Performers' Roster April 8, 2016: The Bell Room, yet again. Possibly 90+ people, including 'Dave & Cathy', who'd just gotten married that afternoon and were spending the evening with us! 'Twas one of our longer evenings - 29 performer sets! And gratitude as well, to several performers who, as the evening got on, elected to do just one song.
Special thanks to Jeff Shrubb, who subbed in on sound, as Eric had a gig he had to attend. (And thanks to Eric as well, who came in and set up the sound before he had to leave for his engagement.)

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

*** Steve & Ev - She's Not There (Rod Argent); The Sarge (Casey Black)
     (Actually last session was their first time at BOS)
Barry Marbourquette - Mama Just Wants to Barrelhouse (Bruce Cockburn); The Dutchman (Michael Peter Smith)
Stuart Oakley - Les Bicyclettes de Belsize (Barry Mason / Leslie Reed); Girl (Lennon / /McCartney)
Diversity (Elizabeth Corwin, Mke Hogg, Gayle Bridger & Brian didn't-get-the-last-name, sorry) - Jimmy's Favourite (jig); Little Burnt Potato / Off She Goes
Tracy McDonnell (wooden flute) - Neil Gow's Lament for His Dead Wife; Hey, Johnny Cope / Bonnie Charlie
Michael Maguire - Do You Know What It Means? (Eddie DeLange / Louis Alter); Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams / Glenn Miller / Jack Teagarden)
Donald McGeoch - The Lass of Brengalee (original); The Fields of Athen Rye (Pete St John)
Russ Burns - Working at the Car Wash Blues (Jim Croce); didn't get 2nd song
Al Lindsay - When You're old & Gray (Tom Lehrer); Humouresque (parody)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb - Mirror (Ken Simon?); Five & Dime (Jeff original)
Allan Edgar w/ a 'band du jour' consisting of Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Can I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister? (Charlie Poole); I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart (Patsy Montana)
Dave Jensen
w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - 10,000 Miles (Harry Martin); The Wayward Boy
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John Ludgate - 1973; Three Minutes of Gold (both originals)
Pat Campbell - To Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan); Willin' (Lowell George)
Stewart McPhail (5-string banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Farewell Trion
Mr Jack - Dief Will Be the Chief Again (Bob Boisson); Maybeline (Chuck Berry)
Patricia MacLeod & Cam Kemp - This Old Guitar (Steven Hogg); Rock Salt & Nails (Bruce 'Utah' Phillips)
Lawrence Cresswell - Scarborough Faire; Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyson)
Dan McDougald - On a Country Road (James Taylor); Crossfire (Kenny Loggins?)
Ross Culp - Treat Me Nice; That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine
Bob Martin - Pancho & Lefty (Townes Van Zandt); Feet on the Ground (Rodney Crowell)
Archie McArthur - Crosby, Stills & Nash song; don't have the title 'cause I can't read my own writing!
Gary McCourt - Don't Give Me Trouble (original); Rock n Roll Song (Valdy)
Caleb Turgeon - Sunday Blue (Ian Reid); Waves of Change (original)
Diane Kennedy (mountain dulcimer) - don't have title, but by John Francis Waller
Patrick Taylor - Checkin' In (original)
Jimmy Collins - Where Will the Children Play? (Cat Stevens); Will You Be My Girl?
Doug Welland w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman); Field Behind the Plow (Stan Rogers)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave Jensen, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & Allan Edgar




BOS Performers' Roster March 25:

I was away this past Good Friday. Here a small smattering of what went on:

Jeff & Cindy Shrubb
David Lum
Russ Burns
Michael Maguire
Diane Kennedy
Louise & David Szwarc
Barry Marbourquette
and, I quote "a whole whack of new people"!
(including first-timers Steve and Ev)
plus

Dominique Millette - Graves Without a Name; There's a Prairie Wind (both originals)

Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Eric Bower - Glory to His Name (Elisha A. Hoffman); To the River I am Going (Brian Doerksen)


BOS Performers' Roster March 11, 2016: The Bell Room, which is particularly good (and not just because it's closer to the bar!) I'd say about 75 folks to start. Looong evening; didn't end 'til about 12:30. Around 25 performer sets.

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indicates BOS 1st-timer

Gary Gray - Killing the Blues (Rolly Sally); Mighty Trucks of Midnight (Bruce Cockburn)
Russ Burns - Eleanor Rigby; Honey Pie (both Lennon / McCartney)
Jimmy Collins - Let It Be, James (original); Softly Falling Rain (unknown)
Curt Heckamen - Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream (Big Ed McCurdy); Starry, Starry Night (Don MacLean)
Stuart Oakley - Black Velvet Band (w/ Dave Jensen on accordion); The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)
Tracy McDonnell - Carolan's Concerto (penny whistle); fife medley (w/ Dave Jensen on accordion): Smash the Window / The Gary Owen / The Drunken Drummer
*** Sam & Robin - Soul Shine; Nobody Can Let Go (both originals, I think)
Scott Cameron Smith - Dixie Bound; Monkey-Man Blues (Jim Hill / Peg Leg Howell)
Mr Jack - Where the Long River Flows (Gordon Lightfoot); With the Wind (original)
Wendy Carter & Teresa McDougald - Molly Malone
Teresa McDougald - An Irish Blessing
*** Colleen Carpenter - 'Til I Can Gain Control Again (Rodney Crowell); The Old Man & His Horn (Gene Watson)
Dave Jensen, w/ Doug Welland, Al Lindsay & Jeremiah - Colleen Malone; Smash the Window (accordion)
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Jericho w/ Scott Smith - Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf); Whiskey in the Jar
Michael Maguire - Would You Like to Play the Guitar (parody on Swinging on a Star, lyrics by Pat O'Donahue); Is You Is? Or Is You Ain't My Baby? (Louis Jordan)
Stewart McPhail (5-string banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - instrumental medley: When You & I were Young, Maggie / Freight Train / Hangman's Reel; Last of Sizemore
Patricia MacLeod & Cam Kemp - White Rose; My Baby's Got Big Hair (both Fred Eaglesmith)
*** Georgina Mullin - I Know Where I'm Going; Danny Boy
Liz Underhill - Only Him or Me (Townes Van Zandt); The Bum Bum Song (?)
Brent Johnson - Just Go Live (original); w/ Andre Turcotte, English Bay (Blue Rodeo)
Al Lindsay - The Blarney Roses; Galway Bay (parody)
Dominique Millette - old ballad, didn't get title; All I really Want to Do (Bob Dylan)
Bob Martin - Sweet Baby James (James Taylor); Spanish Johnny (Willa Sibert Cather / Paul Seidel)
*** Marty Hogan - ?
Allan Edgar - May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight Mister; Little Bitty Tear
sorry, at this point I had to leave with about 2 performers left to go. I know one of them was Jim Morkill, but that's all the info I have.





BOS Performers' Roster February 26, 2016: Sorry folks - I wasn't able to attend this Sunday session, so no roster available.



BOS Performers' Roster February 12, 2016: The Bell Room, which is great! Not quite so full as other times (big NBA activity this weekend + the temperature was minus ridiculous celcius!); I'd guess just north of 55 brave souls. And some 24 performers sets. Oh, and yes, quite a few love songs were sung, and that includes a few anti-love songs - we are, after all, a rather perverse bunch!

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indicates BOS 1st-timer

Bob Martin - Renaissance (David Bradstreet); Have Some Madeira, M'Dear (Flanders & Swann)
Stuart Oakley - Eve (original); Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Jim Morkill - Lodi (John Fogarty); To Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb w/ Eric Bower - (bit of complication setting up, so Jeff ran a quick little ditty called "Lullaby to a Spoiled Brat") The One I Love (David Gray); Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Bret Michaels)
Diane Kennedy - Dancing in the Rain (?); Spacesuits (David Roth)
Gary McCourt - Sweet Blood Call (Louisiana Red); To Love Somebody (Robin & Barry Gibb)
Al Lindsay - fiddle medley, which may or may not have contained Jock o'Hazeldean / Red Red Rose / Loch Lomond / Annie Laurie / Hills of Connemara; When You Are Old & Grey (Tom Lehrer)
Luanne Ashe
w/ Jeremiah - Pick Me Up on Your Way Down (Harlan Howard); Goodbye and So Long to You (Osborne Brothers)
John Ludgate - Valentine's Day (original); Valentine's Day (Steve Earle)

Dave Jensen
w/ the aforementioned - Bright Silvery Light of the Moon (parody); breakneck accordion tune
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Jericho - Take Me As I Am (Nonie Thompson); Wind/Willow (R Thomas Kelly)
Michael Maguire - Accentuate the Positive (Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer); Birth of the Blues (Ray Henderson / Buddy G DeSylva / Lew Brown)
Mike Hogg (harmonica) - Si Bheag, Si Mhor w/ John Harris on guitar; Amazing Grace
Stewart McPhail (mandolin) & Jim Hodges (guitar) - instrumentals: Off to California; Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie / Maceo Pinkard / Kenneth Casey)
Gudrun Boehm-Johnson w/ Jim Hodges & Stewart McPhail - Edelweiss (Rogers / Hammerstein); The Rose (Amanda McBroom)
John Harris - I Love You Not (Liam Trotter); Like I Used to Do (Tim O'Brian)
*** Jimmy Collins - I Want You for My Valentine (original); I Just Want to Stay with You (?)
Archie McArthur - Green Eyes (Kate Wolf); He Will Break Your Heart (Butler / Mayfield)
Cam Kemp - That's All Right, Mama (Arthur Crudup); House of the Rising Sun
Russ Burns - I've Got a Name (Jim Croce); Changes in Latitude (Jimmy Buffett)
Cynthia Williamson - The Promise (Tracy Chapman); Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Carol King)
Doug Welland w/ Jensen Harris & Jeremiah - You've Got a Friend (Carole King); Forty-Five Years (Stan Rogers)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave Jensen, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & John Harris



BOS Performers' Roster January 29, 2016: Sorry I couldn't be there myself. To my surprise, and in spite of how busy he was with everything else, Dave Jensen managed to keep track of the roster. Amazing! (Unless of course, he just made it all up!) Late info: he did have some help from Sue & Dave, our guardians at the gate! Many thanks, folks.


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indicates BOS 1st-timer

Russ Burns - Don't Give Me Your Love; Genie (both originals)
Jeff Daw - Tennessee Stud; Souvenirs
Jim Morkill - Don't Think Twice (Bob Dylan); Renewal (original)
Dianne Kennedy - There is a fountain (Sylvia Tyson); Matt Hyland (trad)
Stuart Oakley - In the Ghetto; Out of the Blues (original?)
Michael Maguire - Oh What a Beautiful Morning (Rogers / Hammerstein); Hit Me With a Hot Note
TC Kendall - It's Never Too Late (original); Land of the Banyan (?)
Bob Martin - Rollin’ (Randy Newman); Don’t Pet the Dog (Jim Stafford)
Tommy Hughes - Dear Matilda; fiddle medley
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul w/ Dave Jensen, John Harris & Doug Welland - Soldier's Joy; Whiskey Before Breakfast
Allan Edgar - Wabash Cannonball; Don't be angry
Al Lindsay - Westering Home / Scot's Wha Hae; 6 nights drunk
Doug Welland - Peaceful Easy Feeling; What Kind of Love? (Murray MacLachlan)
Gary McCourt - One Day I Walk; Ain't Comin' Back (both originals?)
Patricia MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Soda Machine; Another Man's Arms
Bev Nicol - Month of January; Barefoot on the Wind
Ross Culp - Country Roads (John Denver); Walking in the Rain
Archie McArthur - Crazy Love (Poco); He Rode All the Way to Texas (Jon Starling)
Dave Jensen - Fifty Shades of Grey (Conal Gallen) Smash the Window
Cyndi Devereux - My Cape Breton Home; Hills of Mono / Devil's Dream / Big John McNeil



BOS Performers' Roster January 15, 2016:
Seems like a long stretch, what with the holidays and all . . . but . . . we're back! Watch out, Twenty-Sixteen, we're planning to kick you-know-what and take names! And we've started out the year in the Pauline Johnson Room with close to 95 brave souls, with 23 performer sets, including 2 newbies.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

Michael Maguire - I Didn't Know About You (Duke Ellington / Bob Russell); Sunny Side of the Street (Jimmy McHugh / Dorothy Fields)
*** Wendy Tight w/ Michael Maguire - You Make Me Feel So Young (Josef Myrow / Mack Gordon); Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)
Tom Swietch - TH & B (Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway); Your Perfume is Gone (both originals)
Russ Burns - Showdown; Guitars, Power Tools & Guns  (both originals)
Bob Martin - Safe From Sorrow (Glen Hornblast); That's the Way the Story Goes (Jamie Parry)
Jim Hodges (mandolin) - Have a Drink on Me (Lonnie Donnegan); Another Saturday Night (Sam Cooke)
David Lum - I Will Not Forget You (original); Walking in Memphis (Mark Cohn) w/ Jeremiah on bass
Luanne Ashe - A Case of You; Raised on Robbery (both Joni Mitchell)
Syndey Lazenby w/ John Harris - Minuet in G Major (Johann Sebastien Bach); and because this was Syney's 11th birthday, John had everyone sing 'Happy Birthday'; Jensen brought a cake on stage to her. Sydney was properly gob-smacked, but did manage to blow out all the candles!
Dave Jensen & Crew (John Harris, Al Lindsay, Doug Welland & Jeremiah) - For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name (Al on whistle); Whiskey Before Breakfast
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Jericho w/ David Lum -
All I Have to Do is Dream (Felice & Boudleaux Bryant); The Cape (Guy Clark)
Mr Jack (back after a long illness) - Get Down On Your Knees & Pray; Old Rivers (Cliff Crofford)
John Ludgate - Family Man (original, & celebrating his father's 90th birthday!); Mother of a Miner's Child (Gordon Lightfoot)
Ross Culp - Me & Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson); Give My Love to Rose (Hank Williams)
Al Lindsay - whistle medley: Leaving of Liverpool & 3 other tunes; The Whiskey Song
Dominique Millette
- Remembrance Day (Lynn Miles)
Diane Kennedy (autoharp) - May the Light of Love (David Roth); When You & I Were Young, Maggie (George Washington Johnson / James Austin Butterfield)
Katie Korfmann (fiddle) & John Harris - Teardrop Waltz; Buck Fever Rag
Desi Quinn (tin whistle) w/ Dave Jensen & John Harris - a couple of spirited whistle tunes (didn't get the names, and in fact might have Desi's name wrong. Apologies, if so. Desi co-hosts the traditional Irish jam at Hamilton's Corktown Pub every Tuesday evening starting at 8 o'clock. All acoustic instruments, I believe.)
Stuart Oakley w/ Eric Bower on bass - Space Oddity (David Bowie); Blowing in the Wind (Bob Dylan)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Homeward Bound (Paul Simon); Song for a Winter's Night (Gordon Lightfoot)
Allan Edgar w/ a backup gang consisting of Dave Jensen, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Can I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister? (aka The Honest Hobo); Working Man (Rita MacNeil)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave Jensen, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, John Harris & Diane Kennedy




BOS Performers' Roster December 18, 2015:
Ending off the year in the cozy Gretzky Room. I would say about 75 souls, many in holiday mood. Some 22 performer sets.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer
Stuart Oakley - Song for a Winter's Night (Gordon Lightfoot); A Song of Christmas Time (original? not sure, sorry)
Gary McCourt - Holiday Inn (Elton John); On the Road (original)
Russ & Janet Burns - Happy Holidays (?); Baby, It's Cold Outside (parody)
Al Lindsay - White Christmas (Irving Berlin); A Christmas Carol (Tom Lehrer)
John Harris & Andrew Rock - Jingle Bell Rock (Joseph Carleton Beal / James Ross Boothe); Holly Jolly Christmas (Johnny Marks)
David Lum - Every Morning (Keb' Mo'); Mary Had a Baby
Diane Kennedy - D'Ou Viens Tu Bergère?; Down in Yon Forest
Tim Markell - Yes, I Can (Valdy); a Garth Brooks song, didn't get the title
Ray Rivers - What's Happened to the Angry Young Men? (original); In the Bleak Mid-Winter
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Jingle Bells (James Lord Pierpont); Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes / Jay W. Johnson)
Gudrun Boehm-Johnson w/ Jensen, Harris, Welland, Lindsay, Denise Jolicoeur, Steve Fuller & Jeremiah - Austrian Christmas song, didn't get the title
Dave Jensen (with the above accomplices) - accordion instrumental: Santa Claus is Coming to Town (John Frederick Coots / Haven Gillespie)
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Stewart McPhail (banjo-uke - played clawhammer style), Larry Aul (mandolin) & Jim Hodges - Nobody Knows You (Jimmy Cox); Elk River Blues (w/ Stewart on banjo & Jim on fiddle)
Jericho w/ David Lum - It's Getting Cold (Shawn Brush); Santa Claus is What?! (parody)
Mike Hogg & Denise Jolicoeur (ukelele bass) - Marvelous Toy (Tom Paxton); Nothing But a Child
Stephen Fuller (fiddle) w/ John Harris - The Abbott's Brown Dance; Drive the Cold Winter Away
Louise Chiasson (alto saxophone) - Christmas Medley: Frosty / Baby, It's Cold Outside / Let It Snow / I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Jingle Bell Rock; White Christmas (Irving Berlin)
Bob Martin - Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo (David Myles)
Archie McArthur w/ Larry Aul & Eric Bower (bass) - Celtic Klippie (John Watt); It's Been a Long Time Working It Out (Shel Silverstein)
Dominique - Shantyman's Life (from Tamarack, possibly written by Mark Lanegan)
finale: 'Little Christmas Dream (aka Little Scott the Astronaut) (Bud Davidge)' sung by Dave
            Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & Allan Edgar




BOS Performers' Roster December 6, 2015: Well, I haven't heard of anybody showing up on Friday, so I guess we got the word out sufficiently well. And today, a great session in the Pauline Johnson Room - 'bout 80 people in attendance, 23 performer sets including two 1st-timers.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

Al Lindsay - whistle medley: Killiekrankie / Scots Wha Hae; Piddlin' Pete
Jeremiah - Huron Carole
Russ Burns - Christmas Story; Just Because (both originals)
Stewart McPhail (banjo-uke - played clawhammer style) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Angelina Baker; Nobody K nows You (Jimmy Cox)
Diane Kennedy (Celtic harp) - Coventry Carol; The 12 Dismays of Christmas
Rosemary Todd & Doug Welland w/ Eric Bower - I Wish You All the Best (John Prine); I Can't Tell You Why (Timothy B. Schmit / Glenn Frey / Don Henley)
Outta the Rain (Jeff & Cindy Shrubb, Martin, Eileen & Eric Bower) - Christmas Must Be Tonight (The Band); Essence (Lucinda Williams)
Katie Korfmann & Friends - A Place in My Heart for Mary Ann; Your Crazy Heart; The Gift, aka The First Nightingale Song
Allan Edgar w/ a backup gang consisting of Dave Jensen, John Harris, Doug Welland Cindy Devereux & Jeremiah - Glory to His Name; The River
Dave Jensen w/ the rest of the backup gang - Christmas in the Harbour (Gary O'Driscoll), accordion tune: Smash the Window w/ Katie Korfmann and Easton
Easton, w/ Katie and everybody else except for maybe 2 audience members! - Whiskey Before Breakfast; St Anne's Reel
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*** Second Avenue (Wayne Johnson, Raymond Green & Jimmy Miller) - California Blues (Merle Haggard); Night Life (Willie Nelson)
Louise Chiasson (alto saxophone) - Easy to Love (Cole Porter); I'll Be Seeing You (Sammy Fain / Irving Kahal)
Michael Hogg - Yonder Come the Blues (Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey); I Still Write Your Name in the Snow (Chet Atkins)
*** Jim Morkill - ; This Old Guitar (John Denver)
John & Sheila Ludgate - Fleeing Forward; Christmas Song (both originals)
Archie McArthur w/ Larry Aul - Tecumseh Valley (Townes Van Zant); Ten Men in Black Hats (Dave Mallett)
Patricia MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Man of a Thousand Songs (Ron Hynes); Forever Has Come to an End (Buddy Miller)
Cynthia Willamson w/ Eric Bower - Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince); What's Going On? (Four Non-Blondes)
Gary McCourt - Something's Going On (original); You've Got to Love Somebody
Ain't it neat how, by sheer coincidence, a song called 'What's Goin' On' is followed by the next performer doing a song called 'Something's Going On"? Just thought I'd point that out.
Stuart Oakley - In My Life (Lennon / McCartney); Farewell to the Doves (original, written about the shooting at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, 26 years ago today)
John Harris & Cyndi Devereux - Falling Slowly (Glen Hansard / Markéta Irglová)
finale: 'Happy Birthday' sung for long time supporter Lena Wright
            Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Allan Edgar & Diane Kennedy



BOS Performers' Roster November 20, 2015: In the Gretzky Room again; Lord, I think we were 75 or 80 in number! 21 performer sets; one of them a newbie. And in general a heck of a lot of fun.
There was also a sombre side to the evening as we were all aware of the sad news of Newfoundland singer/songwriter Ron Hynes' passing just the previous day. Two of his best-known songs - :Sonny's Dream” and “No Change in Me” (co-written with Murray McLachlan) were performed.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

John Harris & Andrew Rock - instrumental w/ John playing mandolin; The Way I Feel (Gordon Lightfoot)
Gary Gray - Pocahontas (Neil Young); Rodeo Boy (Fred Eaglesmith)
David Lum - Life of a Simple Soul (original); You Can Love Yourself (Keb Mo)
Curt Heckaman - Your Cheating Heart (Willie Nelson); Crazy (Willie Nelson)
Andrew Ong - I'm Not Supposed to Care (Gordon Lightfoot); Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (King / Goffin)
*** Jamie McLaughlin - Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead); Lullaby of Birdland (George Shearing / George David Weiss)
Gary McCourt - Night Life (Willie Nelson)
Stuart Oakley - Rock & Roll Will Never Die (Neil Young); The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Gordon Lightfoot)
Tommy Hughes - All My Life; After All These Years (boh from Foster & Allan)
Al Lindsay w/ Dave Jensen, John Harris, & Jeremiah - Westering Home; Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl)
Dave Jensen w/ the above suspects - accordion tune; Sonny's Dream (Ron Hynes)
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Jericho w/ David Lum - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen); It's Getting Cold (Shawn Brush)
John & Sheila Ludgate - No Change in Me (Ron Hynes / Murray McLachlan); End of Summer (original)
Tim McDougald - Hard Times (Stephen Foster); Cripple Creek (The Band)
Peter Boyer - Early Days (original); Old Guys with Guitars (unknown)
Archie McArthur - Taxi Driver (Ron Hynes); Only a Shanty in Old Shanty Town (Ira Schuster / Jack Little / Joe Young)
Diane Kennedy - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Jimmy Webb); The Great Silkie
Doug Welland w/ Andrew Ong - Homeward Bound (Paul Simon); Teach Your Children (Graham Nash)
Allan Edgar w/ the usual crew of crazies - Wabash Cannonball; Don't Be Angry With Me, Darling
finale: first a supreme bit of silliness, Ghost Chickens in the Sky (you can just imagine!); Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave Jensen, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, John Harris & Diane Kennedy




BOS Performers' Roster November 6, 2015:
Well, it was supposed to be the Pauline Johnson; turned out to be the Gretzky Room. Nae problem, laddies & lassies! Between 60 and 70 friendly souls, some 19 performer sets including three newbies!

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

Diane Kennedy - We Will Sing (Maureen Ennis); Here's to Song (Alistair MacGillivrey)
John & Sheila Ludgate - Lest We Forget; Let's Just Say (both originals)
Michael Maguire - My Mother's Eyes (Sonny Stitt); My Baby Just Cares for Me (Walter Donaldson / Gus Kahn)
Curt Heckaman - Falling (Lennon / McCartney); The Parting Glass
*** Kaitlyn Bell - All I Wanna Do Right Now (?)
Dave Jensen - a poem for Remembrance Day: Young Sons (Bill Mitton)
Tommy Hughes - medley: Lily of Laguna / Moonlight Bay / other; Youth and Drink (original)
Al Lindsay - Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (Pete Seeger / Joe Hickerson); Mrs McGrath
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - accordion tune: My Cape Breton Home (Jerry Holland)
*** Ray Green - Stormy Monday (T-Bone Walker); Since I Fell (Buddy Johnson)
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Jericho w/ Larry Aul (mandolin) on 2nd song - Wind Willow (R Thomas Kelly); Roseville Fair (Bill Staines)
Patricia MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Jericho (Fred Eaglesmith); Couldn’t Do Nothing Right (Jerry Jeff Walker)
Stuart Oakley - Lucky Man (Greg Lake); Leavin' on a Jet Plane (John Denver)
John Harris - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (J S Bach)
*** Lila w/ John Harris - And I love Her (Lennon / McCartney)
John Harris again, by request - An Ugly Woman Told Me 'No' (Blind Boy Paxton)
Gary McCourt - The Sun's Coming Up (Tom Waits); The Silver-Tongued Devil and I (Kris Kristofferson)
Allan Edgar w/ the usual supporting crew - This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie); Home on the Range
finale: first Dave got the crew to do Golden, Golden (Dougie MacLean); then
Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & John Harris



BOS Performers' Roster October 23, 2015: A good evening in the Pauline Johnson Room, somewhere between 60 & 70 folks and 18 performer sets, including 2 first-timers. Dave started the evening with a good accordion joke. No, really!

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

John Harris & Andrew Rock - The Weight (Robbie Robertson); I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
Stuart Oakley - Let It Be; Carry That Weight (both Lennon / McCartney);
Stewart McPhail (5-string clawhammer banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Farewell Trion; another instrumental
*** Maddy Surmatchewski - Our Song (Taylor Swift); Headlock (Imogen Heap)
Archie McArthur (5-string banjo) w/ Larry Aul & Dave Jensen - The One on the Right Is on the Left (Jack Clement); Gold Watch and Chain (A P Carter)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Archie, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me (Bill Massey); I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart (Rubye Blevins, aka Patsy Montana)
Easton - couple fiddle tunes; a very short solo set, so Dave dragged the usual suspects up to back him on a repeat of one of the tunes
Brent Johnson - I Don't Care; A Blonde Who Left Me (both originals)
Tommy Hughes (mandolin) - newfie tunes (medley); You Are My Sunshine; another song; The Last Leviathon (Andy Barnes)
Al Lindsay - whistle tunes: Leaving of Liverpool / another; The Irish Ballad (Tom Lehrer)
Dave Jensen - Maritime Blue (John Hough); Smash the Window
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Jericho - Mail Order Bride (Bob Dylan); Catch the Wind (Donovan Leitch)
Doug Maxwell w/ Laura Stephen - Wild Montana Skies (John Denver); I'll Look for You to Be with Me (?)
*** Laura Stephen w/ Doug Maxwell - Now & Forever You & Me (original); Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (John Fogarty)
Patricia MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Fort Worth Blues (Steve Earle); Someday Soon (Ian Tyson)
Russ Burns - Fruit Flies Like a Banana (original instrumental); Understand (original)
Diane Kennedy (Appalachian dulcimer) - Rainer Dean; Crazy Man Nichael (Richard Thompson)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & John Harris



BOS Performers' Roster October 9, 2015:
A good evening in the Brant/Hillier Room, 75 or 80 folks and 21 performer sets.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

Gary McCourt - Friday Night; Stand Up (both originals);
Diane Kennedy (celtic harp) - O'Carolan's Welcome (Turlough O'Carolan); She Moved Through the Fair
Curt Heckaman - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams); Desperado (Glenn Frey / Don Henley)
Easton (fiddle) w/ Katie Korfmann - Pelican Reel; Redwing / Turkey in the Straw
Katie Korfmann - Floating Down the River; (w/ John Harris) Just You and Me (both originals)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - The Old Country Church; Do Lord, O Do Lord
Al Lindsay - Sunday Driver (Transport); I Hold Your Hand in Mine (Tom Lehrer)
Michael Maguire - Your Lovely Bones (parody by Alan Sherman to the tune of C'est Si Bon) / C'est Si Bon; Ain't She Sweet (Milton Ager / Jack Yellen)
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - If I Can't Take You With Me (Heather Stewart); Whiskey Before Breakffast
Doug Welland - Song for the Mira (Allistair MacGillivray); What Kind of Love (Murray Maclachlan)
John Harris - Tomorrow is a Long Time (Bob Dylan); (w/ KatieKorfmann on fiddle) Georgia on My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael / Stuart Gorrell)
Tommy Hughes - fiddle medley: Blow the Winds Southerly / Dark Loch MaGar /'Til There Was You (Meredith Wilson) / Starlight
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Jericho w/ David Lum - Train (Jay Linden); Hello Mary Lou (Gene Pitney / Cayet Mangiaracina)
Archie McArthur (5-string banjo) - Legend of the Sage; The Traveler
André Turcotte & Brent Johnson - Five Days in May (Blue Rodeo); Carmelita (Fred Eaglesmith)
David Lum - Dime a Dozen (original); Hand It Over (Keb Mo')
Patricia MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Just Another Thing (Bill Poss); That's How I Got to Win (Tom T Hall)
Gerry Runstedler - A Perfect Melody; A Concrete Cowboy (both originals)
Tim McDougald - Stretch of the Highway (James Taylor); Steel Rail Blues (Gordon Lightfoot)
Stuart Oakley - Sultans of Swing (Mark Knofler); I've Got Today (original)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Diane Kennedy



BOS Performers' Roster September 25 , 2015: Brant/Hillier Room; 75 or so souls; 19 performer sets
*** indicates BOS 1st-timer


08:06 Michael Maguire - Melancholy Serenade (Jackie Gleason); O, What a Beautiful Morning (Rogers / Hammerstein); The Lady is a Tramp (Rogers / Hart)
Stuart Oakley - Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyson); I Gotta Go (original)
Andrew Ong - A Heart in New York (Gallagher & Lyle); Pussywillows, Cattails (Gordon Lightfoot)
Katie Korfmann w/ John Harris & Gayle Bridger (bodhran) - Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie / Maceo Pinkard; Rubber Dolly)
Donald McGeoch - Bartender's Blues (James Taylor); Today I Killed a Man (Roger Taylor)
Jim Hodges w/ Jeremiah - Old Laughing Lady; Long May She Run (both Neil Young)
Russ Burns - Some Folks Got It Made; Computer Blues (both original)
Archie MacArthur - Goodtime Charlie's Gotthe Blues (Danny O'Keefe); Whiskey Before Breakfast
Dave Jensen w/ Al Lindsay, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - West Country Lady (Dermot O'Reilly); Road to the Isles
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Jericho - Under the Boardwalk (Kenny Young / Arthur Resnick); Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
Patricia MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Comin' Down in the Rain (Buddy Mondlock); Little Buffalo (Fred Eaglesmith)
Al Lindsay - couple of whistle tunes; Just Kidding (Matt McGinn?)
Doug Welland w/ Andrew Ong & John Harris - Don't Think Twice (Bob Dylan); You've Got a Friend (Carole King)
*** Dominique Millette - When You & I Were Young, Maggie (George Washington Johnson / James Austin Butterfield); Hard Rock Miner (Tamarack)
Mike Hogg w/ John Harris - Si Bheag, Si Mhor; Forever (Strativarious)
Al Young - Fare Thee Well, My Own True Love (aka The Leaving of Liverpool); Cold, Cold Heart (Hank Williams)
Don Hayter - Working Man (Rita MacNeil); Good Night Irene
Allan Edgar w/ the usual crew - Can I Sleep in You Barn Tonight, Mister?; Little Bitty Tear
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & John Harris



BOS Performers' Roster September 11, 2015: Pauline Johnson Room. 23 performer sets.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer


Diane Kennedy (autoharp) - Voyage ofJohn Franklin (Wiz Bryant); When You & I were Young, Maggie (Austin / Butterfield)

announcement: Al Lindsay will be doing a walk for Parkinson's Disease. Any money raised this evening will be donated.

Doug Welland & Rosemary Todd - Feels Like Home (Randy Newman); Long, Long Time (Gary B White)

Michael Maguire - O, What a Beautiful Morning (Rogers / Hammerstein); You Make Me Feel So Young (Josef Myrow / Mack Gordon)

Cindy & Jeff Shrubb w/ Eric Bower - You & Tequila (Matraca Berg / Deana Carter); Times Like These (Foo Fighters)

Archie MacArthur w/ Larry Aul - Train of Thought (Suzy Boggus); The Lights (Johnathon Price)

Allison Lupton - flute medley: Burnt River Jig / Ben Wa's Pool (both Brian Pickell); (ukelele) When It Will Blossom (original)

John Harris - Catch the Wind (Donovan Lietch); An Ugly Woman Told Me 'No!'

Mr Jack - Tomorrow is a Long Time (Bob Dylan); something or other seguing into San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller)

Michael Hogg - Louisiana Song; One Big Happy Shape

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Luanne Ashe - The Cuckoo (Jack of Diamonds); flute tune: Serenade to a Cuckoo (Jethro Tull)

*** Gordon Campbell - Stuff That Works (Guy Clark); Affectionate Girl (Pierce Pettit)

Jeff Aul w/ Larry Aul - 2 original songs; didn't get titles

Patricia MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Town of Clarkson (Fred Eaglesmith); I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash)

Jim Hodges w/ Larry Aul - Vincent Black Lightning 1952 (Richard Thompson); Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)

Bob Martin - Sugar Mountain (Neil Young); It's a Great Day (for Me to Whup Someone's Ass) (Paul Thorn)

Stuart Oakley - Out of the Blues (original); Forever Young (Bob Dylan)

Gary McCourt - didn't get title; Father (original)

Rosemarie Stewart - Loch Lomond; Someday Soon (Ian Tyson)

Doug Welland - Song for the Myra (Alastiar MacGillivary)

Dave Jensen & crew - West Country Lady (Dermot O'Reilly)

Allan Edgar - This Land is My Land (Woody Guthrie); Home on the Range

Al Lindsay (whistle) w/ the usual suspects incl. Diane Kennedy on vocal - The Dark Island

finale: Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses by Dave, John Harris, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy, Allan Edgar



BOS Performers' Roster June 19, 2015: In the Pauline Johnson Room tonight. This time I got smart and counted the seating before the session got under weigh! An application of basic math and I do believe we were just north of a hundred souls for the last session going into the summertime! 20 performer sets.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

"See You in September" (Four Seasons) recording played at the beginning when everybody was here to hear!

Russ Burns - Some People Got It Made; Sailing Away (both originals)
Curt Heckamen - I Will (Lennon / McCartney); Forever Young (Bob Dylan)
Jeff Daw - Spanish Pipe Dream (John Prine); City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman)
Mr Jack - A Tramp on the Street (Grady and Hazel Cole); The Touch of a Master's Hand (Tex Ritter)
Michael Maguire - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby (Louis Jordan); Easy Living (Ralph Rainger / Leo Robin)
Liz Underhill w/ Steve Fuller (fiddle) - gospel medley: Will the Circle Be Unbroken / I'll Fly Away / I Saw the Light;
Steve Fuller - fiddle medley: Turkey in the Straw / ? / ?; Ashokan Farewell (Jay Ungar)
Sydney Lazenby w/ John Harris - guitar nstrumentals: Simple Gifts;
John Harris - Chompy the Head Biter-Offer (Willie P Bennett); Willin' (George)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Harris & Jeremiah - ?; I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
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Jericho - Under the Boardwalk (Kenny Young / Arthur Resnick); I'm Not Sayin' (Gordon Lightfoot)
Mark McNeil - My James Street Trolley Girl (original); I'll See You in My Dreams (Isham Jones / Gus Kahn)
Cyndi Devereux w/ John Harris - Falling Slowly (len Hansard / Markéta Irglová); Follow Me into the Rain (original)
Dave Jensen w/ Harris, Steve Fuller, Al Lindsay, Cyndi Devereux & Jeremiah - 2 accordion tunes
Al Lindsay w/ John Harris, Steve Fuller, Cyndi Devereux & Jeremiah - 2 fiddle tunes: Margaret's Waltz; For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name
Archie MacArthur - You Got Me Singing (Leonard Cohen); Travelin' Man (Doc Watson)
Stewart Oakley - I Started a Joke (BeeGees); Behind Blue Eyes (Pete Townsend)
Tim McDougald - Ordinary Day (Great Big Sea); Settle Down (original)
Don Hayter - Daisy, Daisy / I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover; Kansas City

finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Tim McDougald



BOS Performers' Roster June 7, 2015: A return visit to the Gretzky Room tonight (again?!). About 55 or 60 folks, I'm thinking. 22 performer sets, including 1 first-timer, and we wrapped just after 6.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

Archie MacArthur
- Darcy Farrow (Steve Gilette); Big Bad Bill (Milton Ager / Jack Yellen)
Gary McCourt - Take Me As I Am (original); didn't get title, but by Chester 'Howling Wolf' Burnette
Don Hayter - Burning Bridges / Oh Boy (Buddy Holly); How Great Thou Art
Andrew Kerth - Della and the Dealer (Hoyt Axton); Deep Purple (Peter DeRose)
Stuart Oakley - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce); I'm So Tired (Lennon / McCartney)
Bill Crawford - Leaving the Land (Eric Bogle); Mirabeau Bridge (Sam Larkin)
Donald McGeoch - Imagine (John Lennon); Nine-One-One (original)
Tim McDougald - Sound of Silence (Paul Simon); Home for a Rest (Spirit of the West)
John Harris - Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary's (Otto P. Kelland) w/ Dave Jensen; The Water is Wide
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris, Al Lindsay & Jeremiah - For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name / Smash the Window
Al Lindsay - whistle medley: Mingaulay Boat Song / Mairi's Wedding; A Very Unfortunate Man (Chad Mitchell Trio version)
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JerichoSummer Song (Chad Stuart / Clive Metcalfe / Keith Noble); I'm Not Sayin' (Gordon Lightfoot); 
Al Young - Redemption Song (Bob Marley); Big Rock Candy Mountain
*** Owen Song - 2 songs, one of them by White Stripes
James White - Dust in the Wind (Kerry Livgren); unnamed instrumental
Liz Underhill - unnamed country song; If Tomorrow Never Comes (Garth Broooks)
Diane Kennedy (mountain dulcimer) - trad song, didn't get title; Black Waters (Jean Ritchie)
Michael Maguire - Frim Fram Sauce (Joe Ricardel / Redd Evans); Masquerade (Leon Russel)
Elijah (young fiddler) & his dad - Maple Sugar; Tennessee Waltz / Swallowtail Jig
Lawrence Cresswell - 2 instrumentals: Country Stomp (Brett Duncan); On the Mexican Caribbean (original)
Mr Jack - Dief Will Be the Chief Again (Bob Boisson); It's All Gone With the Wind (original)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & John Harris



BOS Performers' Roster May 22, 2015: A return visit to the Gretzky Room tonight (It's prom night in the rest of the hotel!). About 60 folks, I'm thinking, which for this room is a proper and goodly number. 21 performer sets, including 1 first-timer, and we wrapped just after 11:30.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

playing "The Thrill is Gone" before start. Blues legend BB King passed away this past week.
Mike Hogg w/ Jeremiah on bass - Everybody (John Prine); Roseville Fair (Bill Staines)
Bo Basiuk (mandolin) w/ Mike Hogg on guitar - Forever (Strato-Various); Woody's Rag (Woody Guthrie) w/ Mike on harp
John Harris & Andrew Rock - Here Comes the Sun (Lennon / McCartney); St Anne's Reel
Michael Maguire - Moonglow (Will Hudson / Irving Mills / Eddie DeLange); Sixteen Tons (Merle Travis) w/ Mike Hogg on harp
Diane Kennedy (autoharp) - Red is the Rose; Truckers Café (Sylvia Tyson)
Stewart McPhail (5-string clawhammer banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Hangman's Reel; Old Joe Clark
Lawrence Cresswell - Blowing in the Wind (Bob Dylan); The Water is Wide
Archie MacArthur w/ Stewart & Larry - F (Mark Knoffler); Fifty Miles of Elbow Room (Iris Dement)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Could I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister?; Little Bitty Tear
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Gudrun Boehm-Johnson w/ Jensen, Harris, Welland, Lindsay, Hogg & Jeremiah - Seemann, Deine Heimat ist das Meer (Werner Scharfenberger / Fini Busch )
Dave Jensen w/ most of the aforementioned - accordion tune
David Lum - Misplaced Keys; Constant State of Disrepair (both originals)
*** Dorothea Smith w/ David Lum - The River & the Boat; My Little Capo (both originals)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Chances Are (?); Get Your Clothes Off, Honey ()
Gary McCourt - Something's Going On; Living Lonely (both originals)
Al Lindsay - fiddle medley including (ostensibly) Believe Me, If All These Endearing Young Charms / Loch Lomand / Westering Home; The Sweet Nightengale
Podraig Doyle - Scotland the Brave; Whiskey in the Jar
Stuart Oakley - Fire Lake; Turn the Page (both Bob Seeger songs)
Don Hayter - When I lost My Baby; one other
Doug Welland w/ Jensen, Harris & Jeremiah - Me & Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson); Last Thing on My Mind (Tom Paxton)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & John Harris



BOS Performers' Roster May 8, 2015: Two sessions in a row in the Bell Room;  we must be living right! I'd say about 75 souls attending. Twenty-three performer sets. One or two newbies depending on point of view - it's been so long since Caroline Wiles has graced us with her presence that I think she qualifies. And I'm pretty sure Bob Doidge (operator of Hamilton's Grant Avenue Studios) hasn't been with us before. Bob, by the way, has just been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hamilton Music Awards. - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & John Harris

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

playing "Stand By Me" before start as a tribute to Ben E. King who passed away this past week.
Brenda Chisholm w/ Larry Aul - I Miss the Mississippi and You (Bill Halley); I', Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (Fred E. Ahlert / Joe Young)
 *** Caroline Wiles w/ *** Bob Doidge, Larry Aul, &Archie MacArthur - F Bren Chisholm - Snowstorm; Lover's Lane (both originals)
Stewart Oakley - Who'll Stop the Rain? (John Fogarty); Nova Scotia Farewell
Elizabeth Corwin (fiddle), Mike Hogg, & Gayle Bridger (bodhran) - Pig Ankle Rag; Dennis Murphy's Polka
Michael Hogg - Carmelita (Fred Eaglesmith); Forever (Strato-Various)
BoBasiuk - Brownsville Blues (Ry Kooder); Banty Rooster (Charlie Patton)
Curt Heckaman - Calvary's Tree (Hank Williams, Sr); Hard Times Come Again No More (Stephen Foster)
Donald McGeoch - They Are the Voice; Alexander w/ John Harris (both originals)
Rosemary Todd & Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - I Only Want to Be with You (Mike Hawker / Ivor Raymonde); What Kind of Love (Murray McLachlan)
Dave Jensen & the gang (incl Doug, John, Jeremiah + Cyndi Devereux & Elixabeth Corwin) - accordion tunes: Soldiers' Joy and Smash the Window
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Jericho - Love is All Around (Reg Presley); Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
John Harris & Andrew Rock - 2 guitar instrumental: Daydream Believer (John Stewart); w/ 'Fiddler Cyn' The Water is Wide
Michael Maguire - Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton); Do Nothing Til You Hear from Me (Duke Ellington)
Stewart McPhail (5-string clawhammer banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Snowdrift; Cuckoo
Mr Jack - medley: Walk Right In/You're 16/something else/Abilene;/yet another song
Archie MacArthur - Forever Yesterday (For The Children) w/ Larry Aul (Glenn Smith); I've Always Had a Problem with My Hair (Randall Hilton)
Cyndi Devereux w/ John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - My Cape Breton Home / Hills of Mono
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Go Out and Plough (Fred Eaglesmith); I wonder Where You Are Tonight
Al Lindsay - whistle medley;
Russ Burns - Car Wash Blues (Jim Croce); Genie in a Bottle (original)
Gary McCourt - Same Old Same; I've Been There (both originals)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Welland, Cyndi & Jeremiah - Wabash Cannonball; Don't Be Angry with Me Darling
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & John Harris




BOS Performers' Roster April 24, 2015: in the Bell Room;  population being close to around 80; some 22 performer sets including 2 newbies AND a fire alarm (accidentally set off elsewhere in the hotel) to temporarily  have us all out in the parking lot.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

Michael Maguire - Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen); Pennies from Heaven (Arthur Johnston / Johnny Burke); Have You Met Miss Jones? (Rogers & Hart)
Russ Burns - Sailing Away (original); Her Majesty (Paul McCartney)Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland, John Harris & Jeremiah - Co
Archie MacArthur w/ Larry Aul - Summertime Dream (Gordon Lightfoot); Run Through the Jungle (John Fogarty)
Mark McNeil w/ Steve Parisienne & on 2nd song Larry Aul - Sunday Night In Gore (Original); didn't get 2nd title
Steve Parisienne - It's Springtime; Colours in Blossom (both original instrumentals)finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Allan Edgar
Michael Hogg (harmonica) w/ John Harris on 1st song - Si Bheag Si Mhor; Amazing Grace
Stuart Oakley - Lodi (John Fogarty)/ This Old Guitar (John Denver)
*** Jay ('Bunny') Yuan - Snowbird (Mongolian folk song); Meeting in Beijing (theme song for 2008 Olympics)
*** Stephanie Lugosi - sorry, didn't get either title
Stewart McPhail (5-string clawhammer banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Mole in the Ground/; Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
Al Lindsay - Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms / No Awa to Bide Awa / Westering Home; The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede (Matt McGinn)
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Jericho w/ Mike Hogg (harmonica) on 2nd song) ' The Cape (Guy Clark); Mocha-Java (original)
Padraig Doyle - Skye Boat Song; The Coffin
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Greening Up Real Good (Bill Staines); FIRE ALARM GOES OFF!!!-  a clear case of 'chorus interuptus'; Like I Used to Do Tim O'Brien)
Diane Kennedy (autoharp) - Down by the Sally Gardens; Smiling Wine (Sylvia Tyson)
Gary McCourt - Rolling Man; You Gotta Love (both originals)
Don Hayter - Sloop John B; I'm Gonna Write a Song (Jerry Reed)
John Harris - Willin' (Lowell George); Snake Charming Man w/ Mike Hogg (harmonica) on 2nd song)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland, John Harris & Jeremiah - Columbus Stockade Blues; I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again
Dave Jensen (button ccordion) & John Harris w/ Welland & Jeremiah - Whiskey Before Breakfast
Doug Welland w/ Jensen, Harris & Jeremiah - Talking in Your Sleep (Gordon Lightfoot); Take Me Back (John Prince)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Allan Edgar



BOS Performers' Roster April 12, 2015: Well, another session I had to miss; sorry, no roster.


Donald McGeoch -
BOS Performers' Roster March 27, 2015: in the Pauline Johnson Room;  75 people or so; some 23 performer sets including 3 newbies

*** indicates BOS 1st-timerJohn Harris & Andrew Rock - W

Nigel Hall - Old Tale; Deep Well (original violin instrumental compositions)
Kurt Heckeman - Can't Get There from Here; Saturday Night
*** Shelly Forster - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Geoff Lewis - Guard Your Man Well; Do the Manch
*** Barry Mombourquette - The Dutchman (Steve Goodman); Home Sweet Home (Tony Rice)
Katie Korfmann w/ Barry Mombourquette - Blackberry Blossom
Jeff and Cindy Shrubb w/ Eric Bower - What's Going On (4 Non-Blondes); Down by the Water (The Decemberists)
Al Lindsay - The Blarney Roses; Galway Bay parody
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Cowboy's Sweetheart: I Wish I had Someone to Love Me
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Jericho - Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon / MccCartney); Blow 'Em Away (Chuck Brodsky)
Jerry Rumstetler - Rave On (Norman Petty / Bill Tilghman / Sonny West); Silver Threads and Golden Needles ( Jack Rhodes / Dick Reynolds)
Vern Payne - Spirits are Moving Me (original); Southern Cross (Stephen Stills / Rick Curtis / Michael Curtis ); Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
Ellen and Kathleen - My Happiness (Betty Peterson Blasco / Borney Bergantine): Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan)
Dave Jensen (button accordion) w/ Katie Korfmann (fiddle), Barry Mombourquette & Jeremiah - Soldier's Joy; Jimmy's Favourite
Archie McArthur - Train of Thought; Sea of Heartbreak ( Paul Hampton / Hal David)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Killing the Blues (Rolly Sally); LA  Freeway (Guy Clark)
Rosemarie Stewart - Catch the Wind (Donovan Leitch); Summer Wind (Heinz Meier / Johnny Mercer)
Mr Jack - Jesus on the Mainline; Green Rocky Road
Bob Martin - Tillsonburg (Tom Connors); What She's Got - the Penis Song (Ray Jessel)
Stewart Oakley - Leader of the Band (Dan Fogelberg); Across the Universe (Lennon / MccCartney)
Don Hayter - Last Dance at the Old Tex Saloon: Jimmy Crack Corn
Dave Jensen w/ Eric Bower, Barry Mombourquette, Katie Korfmann & Jeremiah - Handful of Song (Rick Fielding)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme;  verses by Dave, Eric & Don Hayter



BOS Performers' Roster March 13, 2015: in the Pauline Johnson Room; pretty full house, I'd say we were around 90 or 95 souls. 24 performer sets.
*** indicates BOS 1st-timer (Gordon Lightfoot);
Andrew Ong - Stay With Me; I'll Be (both originals)
Sam & Robin - Angel From Montgomery (John Prine); Leather & Lace (Stevie Nicks)
Gary McCourt -  didn't get the name of the 1st song ; Can't Blame Me (both originals)
Sara Hillis (Celtic harp) - The Stolen Child (Loreena McKennet / William Butler Yeats); She Moved Through the Fair
Curt Heckaman - The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie; You Belong to Me (Pee Wee King / Chilton Price / Redd Stewart)
Donald McGeoch - He's Nobody's Mogie Now (Eric Bogle); Song of Unrequited Love (Adam MacNaughtan)
Melissa Urbano & Adrian Gallant - I Love You to Death (Spanish/French)(Chaquita); All of You (John Legend)
*** Nigel Hull (violin) - Humouresque (Dvorak); un-named original composition
 NorFOLK (Dave Jensen, Cyndi Devereux, Doug Welland, John Harris, & Jeremiah) - Irish Washer Woman / Tuggerman's Reel; Rubber Dolly; The Night Pat Murphy Died
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Jericho - Kelvin Grove; Whiskey in the Jar
Diane Kennedy (Celtic harp) - Down By the Sally Gardens; (a capella) Me & Paddy Keene
Tommy Hughes - Teddy O'Neill; Three Lovely Lasses in Bannion;
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Somewhere Tonght (Hwy 101); Between the Daylight & the Dark (Mary Gautier)
John Harris - Danny Boy
John Ludgate - Another One Gone (original); The Orange & the Green
Russ Burns - World Without Love (Lennon / McCartney); Genie (original)
Stuart Oakley - Kiss Me, I'm Irish (original); I'll Be Back Again (Lennon / McCartney)
Lawrence Cresswell - original instrumental, didn't get the title; Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Tim McDougald - Book Club (The Arkells); The Auld Triangle (Brendan Behan)
Katie Korfmann & Cyndi Devereux w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - fiddle tune / Irish Washer Woman; Ashokan Farewell (Jay Unger)
Don Hayter - Fields of Athen Rye; I'll Tell Me Ma
Doug Welland Dave Jensen, Cyndi Devereux, John Harris, & Jeremiah - Hobo's Lullaby (Goebel Reeves); I'm Not Saying (Gordon Lightfoot)
Allan Edgar w/ the entire cast of the previous set! - MacNamara's Band
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, John Harris & Allan Edgar


BOS Performers' Roster February 27, 2015: Oh dear - once again I was away. Waiting for reports to trickle in.



BOS Performers' Roster February 13, 2015: in the Pauline Johnson Room; pretty close to 80 people at peak and 22 performer sets including two  first-timers. Quite a fair number of love songs for Valentine's Day, too. We be schmaltzy!

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John Harris & Andrew Rock - Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton); The Water is Wide
Stuart Oakley - Love and a Broken Heart; Thinking of You (both originals)
Jeff Daw - Travel Well (original); The Loving Kind (Nanci Griffith)
Michael Maguire - My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart); Love for Sale (Cole Porter)
Rosemary Todd & Doug Welland w/ John Harris - There's a Kind of Hush (Les Reed / Geoff Stephens); Homeward Bound (Paul Simon)
Al Lindsay - The Old Man (Phil Coulter); When You're Old and Gray (Tom Lehrer)
John & Sheila Ludgate - Valentine's Day (Steve Earle); A Tree Too Weak to Stand (Gordon Lightfoot)
Dave Jensen w/ Eric Bower, John Harris & Doug Welland - What Kind of Love (Murray McLauchlan); With My Rubber Boots On; Smash the Window
Ed VandenDool - Best Part of My Life (Marc Jordan); Twinkle and Twirl (original)
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Stewart McPhail
(5-string clawhammer banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin)
Chad Everett Brown - Ballad of Larry (Jonathon Byrd); Stronger Than That (Bahamas)
Marcus Henderson - Grey Room (Damien Rice); Like Rock & Roll & Radio (Ray LaMontagne)
Cynthia Williams - Girl Crush (Lori McKenna / Hillary Lindsey / Liz Rose); The End of the World (Arthur Kent / Sylvia Dee)
Bob Martin - Today Ain't One of Mine (David Wiffen); It Don't Matter to the Sun (Garth Brooks)
***Liz Underhill - The Very Best is You (Frank Stephens / Larry Shell); If Tomorrow Never Comes (Garth Brooks)
Debby, Al & Eric - Great Lakes (Harlan Pepper); House of the Rising Sun
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Three Thousand Miles (Corin Raymond); The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore (Jean Ritchie)
Don Hayter - w/ ***Gudrun Boehm-Johnson on the first song - The Rose (Amanda McBroom); Love Me Tender
Rosemarie Stewart - Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb)
Doug Welland w/ Jensen, Eric Bower & John Harris - 45 Years (Stan Rogers); All the Best (John Prine)
Allan Edgar w/ Doug Welland, Dave Jensen & John Harris - This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie); Be Nobody's arling but Mine
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, John Harris




BOS Performers' Roster January 30, 2015: In the Gretzky Room. To my regret, I wasn't able to be there, so no roster available. I may still be able to piece some of it together. Stay tuned! . . .



BOS Performers' Roster January 16, 2015: in the Pauline Johnson Room. Well, I know there were initialJohn & Sheila Ludgate - Uly 90 chairs set out, and they had to bring in more. I do believe we hit the +100 mark! Wowzer! Some 24 performer sets including 3 newcomers.

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Curt Heckaman - Every Day (Buddy Holly); A Change is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)John & Sheila Ludgate - Ed VandenDool
Russ Burns - Whatever Happened to You?; Genie (both originals)
David Lum - Enough (original); Crazy Love (Van Morrison) joined by Julie & Amy McCann on 2nd song
The Hazy Maidens -  Guilty (Randy Newman); Truth or Dare (original)
*** Andrew Hagen - Just A Man; Just Because You Can (both originals) joined by David Lum on 2nd song
*** Peter Boyer - Robbin' Trains; Song for Louis Riel (both originals)
Donald McGeoch - Famous Last Words; Let the Music Take You Home (both originals)
Allan Edgar w/ Doug Welland, Dave Jensen & John Harris - This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie);
w/ Luanne Ashe - Grandfather's Clock (Henry Clay Work); Old Joe Clark
Luanne Ashe - That's No Way to Say Goodbye; Sisters of Mercy (both Leonard Cohen)
 Dave Jensen w/ John Harris, Doug Welland, Al Lindsay & Jeremiah - Handful of Songs (Ron Hynes); accordion tune: Roddy McCordie
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John Harris - Dark-Eyed Molly (Archie Fisher)
Tim McDougald - When I Write My Master's Thesis (John Kay Samson); Candy Dispenser (original)
Michael Hogg - Stealin';
*** Gary McCourt - Something is Going On; Living Lonely (both originals)
Al Lindsay - The Ten Bottles of Whiskey; whistle medley: Killiekrankie / Scots Wha Hae /
Rosemarie Stewart - Waiting for the Light to Shine (Roger Miller); My Lord, What a Morning
Diane Kennedy - Love 'Til You've Loved It Away (Bob Franke); We Will Sing (Marie Ennis)
Stuart Oakley - The Bad Man (Pete Townsend); Sounds of Silence (Paul Simon)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Don't Think Twice; Homeward Bound (Paul Simon)
Jericho w/ David Lum - Kelvin Grove; Happy Man (John Hough)
Don Hayter - Rose of Alandale; Flower of Scotland
'Mr Jack' - Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash); 
Allan Edgar w/ Doug Welland, Dave Jensen & John Harris - This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie); Working Man (Rita MacNeil
finale - a round of Auld Lang Syne and then The Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & Tim McDougald



BOS Performers' Roster December 19, 2014: in the Pauline Johnson Room. Be a good 75 souls in attendance, 24 performer sets, including one newcomer (wizard fiddler, by-the-way). An unusual start to the evening was a video of our old friend Bob Baker. He passed away just over 2 years ago, but it seems like we've been without him much longer. Even into his 80's Bob had a clear tenor voice and we all enjoyed being his backup band.

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note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Bob Baker (guitar-zither) - Sweet Forget Me Not (One of Bob's characteristics is that he often forgot the title of the instrumental songs he did. Somewhat ironic that he never forgot the title of this one!)
Luanne Ashe (solo flute) - O Come Emmanuel
Jeff Daw - Old Time Joy (original); Make and Break Harbour (Stan Rogers)
Michael Maguire - Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? (Eddie DeLange / Louis Alter); Basin Street Blues (Kid Ory)
John Harris & Andy Rock - Fanny Power; O'Carolan's Welcome (both Turlough O'Carolan)
Mark McNeil - An Education in the Blues original); Christmas on Christmas Island ()
Rosemary Todd w/ Doug Welland & David Lum - I Could Not Ask for More (Diane Warren); Silent Night
David Lum - Winter Song (Sarah McLauglan); Fairy Tale of New York (Pogues)
Bev Nicol w/ David Lum & Luanne Ashe - We Three Kings of Orient Are / For Christmas; Greensleeves (Henry Tudor)
Bo Basiuk w/ Michael Hogg - Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen); John Hardy
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Jericho w/ John Harris - Christmas in the Trenches (John McCutcheon); It's Getting Cold (This Time of Year) (Shawn Brush)
*** Katy Jordan - 3 fiddle tunes incl/ Swallowtail Jig
Tommy Hughes - (playing Bob Baker's mandolin) medley: You Are My Sunshine / Ye Can't Shove Yer Mammy Off the Bus / ? / Loch Lomond; The Old Refrain (Fritz Kreissler)
Al Lindsay - Christmas Song (TomLehrer); whistle medley: McPherson's Rant / Mingaulay Boat Song
Archie McArthur w/ Larry Aul on 1st song - Chain of Love (Rory Feek)
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris, Doug Welland, Diane Kennedy, Teresa McDougald - Christmas in the Harbour (Gary O'Driscoll); Little Burnt Potato
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Dave Jensen - Song for a Winter';s Night (Lightfoot);
Diane Kennedy (mountain dulcimer) -  The Coventry Carol; D'Ou Viens Tu Bergère?
Stuart Oakley - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (Johnny Marks); A Song for Christmas (original)
Don Hayter - Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
'Mr Jack' - It's All Gone with the Wind (original); The Pony Man (Lightfoot)
Pat Solman (fiddle)- Hark: the Herald Angels Sing; Adeste Fidelus
Allan Edgar w/ Doug Welland, Dave Jensen & John Harris - The Old Country Church; Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes / Jay W. Johnson)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Al Lindsay & the usual suspects



December 19, 2014:
Brantford: at the Brantford Arts Block
111 Sherwood Drive, Unit 23
Brantford Open Stage  presents:
'Winter's Welcome' CD Release Concert'
featuring:  
'Boreal'
(Boreal is: Katherine Wheatley   Jude Vadala    Tannis Slimmon)

8 pm     $20     info & tickets: 519-752-0453    (licenced event - beer and wine)
Arts Block: 519-753-9400

Boreal Poster


BOS Performers' Roster December 5, 2014: Well now, that was something different. They actually found us a smaller room than the Gretzky! It's called the "Welcome Room" (made that up on the spot, I betcha). It's underneath the Gretzky Room. I didn't know the hotel had a basement! If we'd known in advance, we'da told you to bring your laundry - the laundry room is right across the hall! We all persevered and had a good evening. Audience was about 65 (really close friends) and some 19 performer sets with 4 newbies. Done by 11:30.

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note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

*** Tony G - If You Could Read My Mind (Lightfoot); Follow Me (John Denver)
*** Charles, Stephanie & Elorah w/ Tony G - What a Wonderful World (Bob Thiele / George David Weiss)
*** Stephanie & Elorah - (a capella) Once Upon A December (Stephen Flaherty / Lynn Ahrens)
Michael Maguire - Moonlight in Vermont (Karl Suessdorf / John Blackburn); In a Mellow Tone (Duke Ellington)
Luanne Ashe - Tomorrow is a Long Time (Bob Dylan); Who Will Sing for Me?
Stewart McPhail (guitar today!), Jim Hodges (guitar) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Sweet Marie; Kiowa Special
Louise Chiasson (alto saxophone) w/ John Harris - Edelweiss (Rodgers / Hammerstein); Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin / Ralph Blane)
Archie McArthur w/ Larry Aul on 1st song - Love Potion #9 (Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller); Long Line of Love (Paul Overstreet)
Tommy Hughes - fiddle medley, including Will Ye No Come Back Again? / Bonnie Charlie; My body's Fire (original)
Katie Korfmann (fiddle) - Volcanic Jig (Natalie McMaster); Blackbery Blossom w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah
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Jericho - Rebecca Street (Fred Eaglesmith); Hello Mary Lou (Gene Pitney / Father Cayet Mangiaracina)
Al Lindsay - (whistle medley) The Round Tree / Will Ye No Come Back Again? / McPherson's Rant; Just Kidding (Matt McGinn)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Night Rider's Lament (Michael Burton); Cockroach Christmas (Lou & Peter Berryman)
Stuart Oakley - Back Here; Farewell to the Doves (both original, the later written about the 'Montreal Massacre' at the Ecole Polytechnique)
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris, Doug Welland, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - This is My Home (Harry Martin)
'Mr Jack' - It's All Gone with the Wind (original); Jesus on the Mainline
Allan Edgar w/ Doug Welland, Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Let the Rest of the World Go By (Ernest R.Ball / J. Keirn Brennan); The West, a Nest and You (Larry Yoell / Billy Hill)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, John Harris, Al Lindsay & Allan Edgar



BOS Performers' Roster November 21, 2014: Gretzky Room (cozy!); about 75 folk w/ 18 performer/sets.

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note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

John Harris & Andrew Rock - Before You Go (original instrumental); Chompy the Head Eater-Offer (Washboard Hank)
Sydney Lazenby (student of John Harris) w/ John Harris - Red River Valley; California Stars (Woody Guthrie)
Russ Burns - Some People Got It Made; Sailing Away (both originals)
Archie McArthur w/ Larry Aul - The Lucky One (Allison Krauss); Walk Right Back (Everley Brothers)
Bob Martin - Bluer Words Were Never Spoken (Steep Canyon Rangers); I've Been Around a Long Time (Delbert McClinton)
Stuart Oakley - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Lightfoot); The Unicorn (Shel Silverstein)
Louise Chiasson (alto saxophone) w/ John Harris - Besamé Mucho (Consuelo Velázquez); Love Me Tender
Al Lindsay - (fiddle medley) Jock O'Hazeldeane / Loch Lomond / Westering Home; Passengers Will Please Refrain
Elijah Kissner (fiddle) w/ Dave Jensen - Flop-Eared Mule; Red-Haired Boy
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Ten Thousand Miles (Harry Martin); accordion tune
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Michael Hogg w/ John Harris (jaw harp) - I Still Write Your Name in the Snow (Chet Atkins); Bonnie Cuckoo aka Si Bheag Si Mhor
Jericho w/ John Harris - Santa Claus is What? (Jeremiah / Wendell Ferguson); Nobody Knows You (Jimmy Cox)
Robert Elliot - Norwegian Wood (Lennon / McCartney); Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Did She Mention My Name (Lightfoot); City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman)
'Mr Jack' - In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree; Leaving Nancy (Eric Bogle)
lue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins); Wasn't That a Party? (Tom Paxton)
Allan Edgar w/ John Harris (on bass!), Doug Welland & Dave Jensen - We Had a Beautiful Time; one other
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Don Hayter, Al Lindsay, Wendy Carter

BOS Performers' Roster November 7, 2014: Joseph Brant Room (adjacent to the lobby). Back to our usual 75 or so folk. And again some 23 performer sets, including a newbie (or two, sorta).

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note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs


John & Sheila Ludgate - Uniform and a Gun; Let's Just Say (both originals)
'Mr Jack' - Love Makes a Fool of You; didn't get 2nd song, sorry
Michael Maguire - Ain't She Sweet? (Milton Ager / Jack Yellen); Moonlight in Vermont (Karl Suessdorf / John Blackburn)
Diane Kennedy (Celtic harp) - Ash Grove; The Grenadier & the Lady
Jeff Daw - Gypsy Boys (David Francey); Diamond on the Rails (Si Kahn)
Stewart McPhail (5-string clawhammer banjo) and Jim Hodges (guitar) - I Feel the Old Age Coming On (Homer & Jethro);  Off to California / President Garfield's Hornpipe
Donald McGeoch - Unexpected Hero; How Could We Forget? (both originals)
Luanne Ashe (flute) - My Love's in Germanie (Hector MacNeil); Shule Aroon
Dave Jensen (button accordion) w/ John Harris - Jimmy's Favourite;  Flanders Fields + The Last Post
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Jericho - Blue Moon (Rodgers / Hart); In My Life (Lennon / McCartney)
Gary Gray - Rodeo Boy Fred Eaglesmith; Killing the Blues (Rolly Sally)
Archie McArthur - The Rocket (Fred Eaglesmith); Durham Town (Roger Whittaker)
*** Wayne Marshall (not really a first-timer, but it's been sooo long) - My Songbird (Jesse Winchester)  Circle of Wood (Wayne Pronger)
*** Owen Short - Music for When the Lights Go Up (White Stripes); didn't get 2nd song title
Doug Welland - Sam Stone (John Prine); didn't get 2nd song title
Al Lindsay - I Hold Your Hand in Mine (Tom Lehrer); Mrs McGrath
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Champion at Keeping Them Rolling (Ewen MacColl); Wildflowers Don't Care Where They Grow (Dolly Parton)
John Harris - Sunwheel Dance (Bruce Cockburn); Clouds (Joni Mitchell) - both done as instrumentals
Bob Martin - Lay These Eyes on You (Ian Tyson);
Stuart Oakley - Affair on 8th Avenue (Gordon Lightfoot); I'm Dreaming of Home
James White - Remember Remembrance Day; Gonna Be All Right (Tom Cowells)
John Cowenberg (playing a Roland digital Accordion) - Crazy (Willie Nelson); Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
Don Hayter - Lili Marlene; Tipperary
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, John Harris & Jeremiah - This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie); Home on the Range (Brewster M. Higley)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy (I think)


BOS Performers' Roster October 26, 2014: Joseph Brant Room (adjacent to the lobby). Somewhere around 60 folks out on this pretty fine Sunday afternoon (generally, everyone pretty much liked the Sunday afternoon idea; good to know). And we accommodated some 23 performer sets.

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note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Jeff Daw w/ Jeremiah (bass) - Roll On Columbia (Woody Guthrie); ; Two Hands (Townes Van Zandt)
John & Sheila Ludgate - Northern Soul (original); Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan) w/ Dave Jensen )button accordion), Al Lindsay (penny whistle) & Diane Kennedy
Diane Kennedy (mountain dulcimer) - Crazy Man Michael (Richard Thompson); All Around My Hat
Donald McGeoch - No End in Sight; Homeland (both originals)
Jakki Annerino & Wayne Cheater - Beautiful Day; Like the Birds (both originals by Jakki)
Wayne Cheater - the Fella from Fortune; Star of Logy Bay (both trad east coast songs)
Mark McNeil - Newsboy; Private Riley w/ Jeremiah & Larry Aul (mandolin) (both songs originals)
Stuart Oakley - Rock & Roll Will Never Die (Neil Young); Black Velvet Band (w/ Jensen sneaking in some button accordion from the sidelines!)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland (guitar), Al Lindsay (whistle) on 1st song & Jeremiah - Maritime Blue (John Hough); Charlie the Seagull
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Stewart McPhail (5-string clawhammer banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Farewell Tridon; Waiting for Nancy
Jericho w/ Larry Aul - Across the Great Divide (Kate Bush); It's Getting Cold (Shawn Brush)
Archie McArthur - Gold Watch & Change (A P Carter); Flowers on the Wall (Lewis Dewitt)
*** Robert Elliot -  I blew it! Did not get the names of his songs, at least one of which was an original. Sorry Robert.
Al Lindsay - (w/ whistle & fiddle) Aragon Mill (Si Kahn); The Irish Song (Tom Lehrer)
Russ Burns - Got It Made; Power Tools & Guns (both original)
Jim Hodges - Long May You Run (Neil Young); April Come She Will (Paul Simon)
Michael Maguire - My Baby Just Cares for Me (Walter Donaldson / Gus Kahn); Walking My Baby Back Home (Fred E. Ahlert / Roy Turk)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Late Autumn Days (SteelRail); Another Man's Arms
Darryl Bevan - Choo Choo Ch'Boogie (Vaughn Horton / Denver Darling / Milt Gabler); Slow Boat to China (Frank Loesser)
Doug Welland w/ Dave Jensen, Al Lindsay & Jeremiah - Take Me Back (John Prince); The Dark Island
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Glory to His Name; Blessed Jesus
'Mr Jack' - The Pony Man (Gordon Lightfoot); Whenever You Come Around (Vince Gill)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Allan Edgar & Diane Kennedy



BOS Performers' Roster October 10, 2014: Joseph Brant Room (adjacent to the lobby) and our favourite. 70 folks or so; some 19 performer sets (including 1 newcomer) and we were done by 11:45!

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note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Andrew Ong - It's So Hard to Say Goodbye (Freddie Perren / Christine Yarian); Heaven (Bryan Adams / Jim Vallance); I Won't Give Up (Jason Mraz)
Michael Maguire - Fly Me to the Moon (Bart Howard); Is You Is, or Is You Ain't My Baby? (Louis Jordan)
John Harris - Coney Island Cakewalk (Richard Saslow); Willin' (Lowell George)
Donald McGeoch - Innis Session; They Are the Voice (both originals)
Tim McDougald
- Happy Birthday (for Diane Kennedy); It's Good to Be Back Home Again (John Denver); Settle Down (original)
Gerry Runstedler - Go All In; Lady of Light (both originals)
Luanne Ashe
- The Tattler (Ry Cooder); My Songbird (Emmylou Harris)
Elijah
(fiddle, w/ Luanne) - McNab's Hornpipe; Swallowtail Jig
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Jericho w/ John Harris - Big River (Johnny Cash); Wind/Willow (R Thomas Kelly)
*** Stuart Oakley  - Dirty Pictures (original); While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb - You & Tequila (Matraca Berg / Deana Carter); Misguided Angel (Cowboy Junkies)
Archie McArthur - Sea of Heartbreak (Paul Hampton / Hal David); Darcy Farrow (Steve Gilette)
Al Lindsay - (fiddle) When You & I Were Young, Maggie / Scottish tune; Piddling Pete
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - What Did She See? (Ian Tyson); Solitaire (Steel Rail)
Lawrence Cresswell - Greenstreet (original instrumental); Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor
Diane Kennedy - (autoharp) When You & I Were Young, Maggie (George Washington Johnson / James Austin Butterfield); Okanagan Homecoming (Liz Bryant)
Don Hayter - Tennessee Waltz / Let Me Go, Love; Cecilia (Paul Simon)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, John Harris & Jeremiah - The Prisoner Song; I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - By the Glow of the Kerosene Light
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Tim McDougald, Diane Kennedy


BOS Performers' Roster September 26, 2014: Gettin' into the swing of things for the autumn season, and in the Joseph Brant Room (adjacent to the lobby) and our favourite. 70 folks or so; some 19 performer sets and we were done shortly before midnight.

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note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Diane Kennedy - The Dark Island (an a capella treatment); Skye Boat Song; The Roses of Prince Charlie (Ronnie Howard)
Dave Jensen + John Harris - I's the B'y (translation from Newfanese into Ontarian)
Archie McArthur w/ Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul - Who Will Sing for Me?; Get Along Home, Cindy
Donald McGeoch - Famous Last Words (original); Caledonia (Dougie McLean)
Luanne Ashe - The Storm Shall Surely Pass; Dance Hall Girls (both songs Fraser / DeBolt)
Don Hayter - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (Fred Rose); Rock Around the Clock (Max C. Freedman / James E. Myers)
Russ Burns - Just Because; Guitars, Power Tools & Guns (both original)
                     [Russ is doing a CD Release at the next Hamilton Folk Club, Tuesday October 9]
Stewart McPhail (5-string clawhammer banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Winder Slide / Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine; I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground
David Lum- Enough (original); Dink's Song (aka Fare Thee Well)
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris, Gayle Bridger (bodhrán) & Jeremiah - Maritime Blue (John Hough); accordion tune: Whiskey Before Breakfast
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Ed VandenDool - The Riddle (John Ondrasik) ; Twinkle & Twirl (original, written for his son Jo's wedding)
John Cowenberg (playing a Roland digital Accordion) - All of Me (Gerald Marks / Seymour Simons ); L.O.V.E. (Bert Kaempfert / Milt Gabler)
John Harris - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach); Fanny Power (O'Carolan)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - This Old Guitar (Stephen Hogg); A Far Cry From Lester & Earl (Junior Sisk)
Al Lindsay - whistle tunes: Killikrankie / Scot Wha Hae; fiddle: Margaret's Waltz (joined by John Harris & Jeremiah)
Jericho w/ David Lum - Frobisher Bay (James Gordon); Crying in the Rain (Howard Greenfield / Carole King)
Chris Blenkinsop - Flinty Kind Of Woman (Dar Williams); Sleep Of The Just (Elvis Costello)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, John Harris & Jeremiah – Can I Sleep in Your Barn, Mister?; I Overlooked an Orchid
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy



BOS Performers' Roster September 12, 2014: Another season begins! Excellent evening. We were in the Pauline Johnson Room with about 75 folks, some 21 performer sets and we were done just a bit before midnight. Also, Hamilton Folk Club's Al Lindsay had taken part in a fundraising Walk in support of Parkinson's reseach last week, the club this session was able to add $160 towards that. Good on all you folks, and good on you, Al.

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note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Jericho - When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs); In My Life (Lennon / McCartney)
Michael Maguire - When I Fall in Love (Victor Young / Edward Heyman); I Don't Look Good Naked Any More (The Snake Oil Willie Band)
*** John Cowenberg  (playing a Roland digital Accordion) - Ain't Misbehavin' (Fats Waller); Kansas City  (Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller)
Diane Kennedy (Celtic harp) - Down by the Sally Garden; Erisky Love Lilt
Katie Korfmann (fiddle) w/ Davi MacDonald (guitar) - Tennessee Waltz / Whiskey Before Breakfast; Blackberry Blossom
Stewart McPhail (mandolin) & Jim Hodges (guitar) - I Was Only Joking (Gary Grainger / Rod Stewart); Fanny Power (O'Carolan)
Bo Basiuk w/ Mike Hogg - Greenland Whale Fisheries; Stealin'
*** Ari Eisenger - Hard Road Blues (Blind Blake); I'm So Tired of Living All Alone (Lonnie Johnson)
Abby Sault - A Place in the Sun (Stevie Wonder); Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
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Archie McArthur - Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf); Legend of the Sage (original)
The Pines (2 of 'em anyway: André Turcotte & Brent Johnson) - Lean On Your Peers (Tom Wilson); Early Morning Rain (Lightfoot)
John Harris (w/ Mike Hogg on 2nd song) - Kathy's Song (Paul Simon); Snake-Charmin' Man
Al Lindsay - Johnny McIldoo; (joined by Doug Welland & Jeremiah) The Dark Island (music: Iain MacLachlan; lyrics: David Silver - one of 2 sets of lyrics officially associated with the song)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Talking in Your Sleep (Lightfoot); All the Best (John Prine)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, John Harris & Jeremiah - By the Bright Silvery Light of the Moon; accordion tune: Whiskey Before Breakfast
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - "Get Your Clothes Off Honey" The Waseosa Song (Karen Schmidt?), 30 Years of Farming (Fred Eaglesmith)
Bob Martin - Alcohol & Pills (fred Eaglesmith); Having A Drink with Jane (Shelley Posen)
Rosemarie Stewart - Gotta Travel On (David Lazar / Larry Ehrlich / Paul Clayton / Tom Six); Moon River (Mancini / Mercer)
Don Hayter - Working Man (Rita MacNeil); Goodnight Irene (Huddie 'Leadbelly' Ledbetter)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland, John Harris & Jeremiah - This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie); Home on the Range
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & Rosemarie Stewart



BOS Performers' Roster June 20, 2014: Well, this time we knew it was to be the Gretzky Room. And being the season ender, we knew we would have a bumper crop of audience and performeMark McNeil rs. I couldn't do any accurate count, but I'd say we had about 90 folks at the peak. Them as weren't friends when they came in sure were by time they left! 26 performer sets, including 3 newbies and a couple of players that haven't been by for a while. It was most welcome to see (and hear) them. All-in-all I'd say we sent the season off in fine style!

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Thom Adkins - Wayfarin' Stranger; Fumblin' With The Blues (Tom Waits) /St. James Infirmary
*** Phil Botham - The Maker (Daniel Lanois); All the Diamonds (Bruce Cockburn)
David Lum - Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison); A Life Flashed Before My Eyes (original)
*** The Hazy Maidens (w/ David Lum) -
Bo Basiuk - Hot Tamales & They're Red Hot (Robert Johnson); I Thought I Heard the Angels Singing (Rev. Gary Davis)
Elijah (10-year-old fiddler), Michael (his father) w/ Dave Jensen - Old Joe Clark; Irish Washerwoman
Archie McArthur - Falling (LeBlanc & Carr); Changes (Phil Ochs)
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo), Jim Hodges (guitar), Katy Korfmann (fiddle) - Hangman's Reel; Red-Haired Boy
'Katy's Gang' (Katy Korfmann's adult fiddle students; Bob Brian & Anthony) -
Études; Boil Them Cabbage Down
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Smash the Window; another accordion tune
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John & Sheila Ludgate - Sad and Beautiful (original); I Wave Goodbye (Jesse Winchester) - w/ Sheila singing solo - 1st time ever at BOS & damn well done!
*** André Turcotte and Andrew ? - Bad Timing; Bobcageon (both Blue Rodeo songs)
                                                                     Andre is one of the support staff at the Best Western, and a tireless ball of energy in helping provide us with whatever we may need. Always smiling,
                                                                     
always on the bounce and always working on BOS nights. He's been saying for years he'd like to have some time off on a Friday night,
                                                                      so he could come out and take part. Well, it finally happened, and he plays some pretty decent guitar. Hope that happens again soon!

Dave Taylor w/ Jeremiah - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Bennie Benjamin / Gloria Caldwell / Sol Marcus): Bus Stop (Graham Gouldman)
Mark McNeil - The Other Side of the Sun; Newsboy (both originals)
Andrew Kerth - Ride; Wishing Well (both originals)
Al Lindsay - whistle medley: Mingaulay Boat Song / Skye Boat Song; The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede (Matt McGinn)
Rosemarie Stewart - House of the Rising Sun; Sunday Morning Coming Down (Kris Kristofferson)
Doug Welland w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Peaceful Easy Feeling (Jack Tempchin); Paradise (John Prine)
Cyndi Devereux (fiddle) w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Rubber Dolly; Orange Blossom Special
Tim McDougald - As Good As No (original); The Gatineau Girls (Wakami Wailers)
Michael Maguire w/ Katie Korfmann (fiddle) on 1st number! - Georgia on My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael / Stuart Gorrell); Moonglow (Will Hudson / Irving Mills / Eddie DeLange)
'Mr Jack' - Red Sails in the Sunset (Hugh Williams / Jimmy Kennedy); How Long?
Don Hayter - Blue Canadian Rockies (Cindy Walker); It's Hard to be Humble (Mac Davis)
Pat Sollman (fiddle)  -
The Rose (Amanada McBroom); Golden Slippers
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland, 'Fiddler Cyn' & Jeremiah - Wabash Cannonball; Be Nobody's Darling But Mine
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, John Harris, Al Lindsay, Allan Edgar & Tim McDougald



BOS Performers' Roster June 6, 2014: Well, that was a surprise - we turned out to be in the Gretzky Room. About or close to 60 folks out, which is actually a reasonable population for that particular room (it's been real cozy at other times!). We had some 19 performer sets and were done and wrapping up by 11:30!

The evening started with a recording of Dame Vera Lynn singing "There'll Be Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover" in acknowledgement of this day being the 70th anniversary of the the Allied invasion of Normandy - D-Day - that was the beginning of the end of World War Two.

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Archie McArthur w/ Larry Aul - High Cotton (Scott Anders / Roger Murrah); Only a Shanty in Old Shanty Town (Ira Schuster / Jack Little / Joe Young)
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo), Larry Aul (mandolin) - Mole in the Ground; Julianne Johnson
Claire Voltan (Katie Korfmann fiddle student, about 10 yrs old) - didn't get 1st title; Old Joe Clark
Lawrence Cresswell - St James Infirmary (instrumental rendition); Don't Think Twice (Bob Dylan)
Michael Maguire - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Jerome Kern / Otto Harbach); My Baby Just Cares for Me (Walter Donaldson / Gus Kahn)
Doug Welland w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Me & Bobbie McGee (Kris Kristofferson); All the Best (John Prine)
Al Lindsay w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Frankie & Johnny (Johnny Cash version); The Dark Island (instrumental w/ Al on tin whistle)
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Beer Barrel Polka; accordion tune in 'crooked time' whose name I never remember
*** David Turcotte - Everyday Soldier; Spoon Fed (original)
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Jericho w/ David Lum - Wind/Willow (R Thomas Kelly); Where I'm Bound (Tom Paxton)
David Lum - Enough; A Life Flashed Before My Eyes (both originals)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - How I Got to Memphis (Tom T Hall); Still in Love with You (Steve Earle)
Mike Hogg - Amazing Grace (harp instrumental); Red-Haired Boy
John Ludgate - Time of Your Life (Green Day); The Old Man Knows (original)
'Mr Jack' - Red Sails in the Sunset (Hugh Williams / Jimmy Kennedy); Maybelline (Chuck Berry)
*** Silas Chinsen - classical Spanish piece (don't have title); switch to steel string guitar and an original composition (again, don't have name)
Don Hayter - Birmingham Jail; Bread & Butter, Toast & Jam (Larry Parks / Jay Turnbow)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Al Lindsay & Jeremiah - Glory to His Name; Blessed Jesus
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & John Harris



BOS Performers' Roster May 23, 2014: In the Pauline Johnson Room; figuring 75 - 80 souls and 22 performer sets.

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Benjamin Rogers - Lullaby; Wayfarer; Smile (Fiddle instrumental; all 3 songs originals)
Jeff Daw - The Loving Kind (Nanci Griffiths); Make or Break Harbour (Stan Rogers)
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo), Larry Aul (mandolin) - Farewell Trion (James Bryan); Waiting for Nancy
Michael Maguire- Dream a Little Dream of Me (Fabian Andre / Wilbur Schwandt / Gus Kahn); Somebody Loves Me (George Gershwin / Ballard MacDonald / Buddy DeSylva)
Donald McGeoch - The New Teacher (Jim Douglas); Duncan MacIntosh's Farewell to coffee (original)
Gary Gray - didn't catch 1st song title; Rodeo Boy (Fred Eaglesmith)
Elijah (10-year-old fiddler) w/ Dave Jensen - Rubber Dolly; Irish Washerwoman
*** Bob Post - She Only Loves Me When She's Drinking; Much Too Late (guessing at titles; I believe both originals)
Dave Jensen w/ Katie Korfmann, Ben Rogers, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - accordion tune; Whiskey Before Breakfast
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Mark McNeil & Steve Parisien - Gore Park; un-named instrumental (both originals)
Steve Parisien - Watering Hole; My New Beginning (both original instrumentals)
Archie McArthur w/ Larry Aul - The Rocket (Fred Eaglesmith); Half-Way Home Café (Paul Overstreet)
Pat Sollman w/ Katie Korfmann (fiddles) - Keep the Home Fires Burning (Ivor Novello / Lena Gilbert Ford); Glencoe Massacre
Diane Kennedy (Celtic harp)- Down by the Sally Garden; She Moved Through the Fair
Al Lindsay - The Dundee Cat (Shanneyganock); whistle medley: Mingaulay Boat Song / Ashokan Farewell (Jay Unger)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman); Don't Think Twice (Bob Dylan)
'Mr Jack' - Ten Years Old & Barefoot (Gary Fjellgaard); Maybelline (Chuck Berry)
Ross Culp - Folsom Prison Blues; Give My Love to Rose (both Johnny Cash)
Don Hayter - Love Me Tender; Bye Bye Love
Chris Blenkinsop - The Ballad Of Patch Eye And Meg (Michelle Shocked); Roller Derby Queen (Jim Croce)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Glory to His Name; Blessed Jesus
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, John Harris, Al Lindsay, Allan Edgar & Diane Kennedy



BOS Performers' Roster May 9, 2014: In the Bell Room; a bit lighter evening with about 50 folks soaking in the sounds. 18 performer sets, including one newbie (who might have been looking for a karaoke bar!) and we were done well before midnight!

Plus Dave announced that he became a grandpappy this week. congratulations and welcome to the world, young Dylan!

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Rosemary Todd & Doug Welland w/ Jeremiah - Talking in Your Sleep (Gordon Lightfoot); Songbird (Christine McVie)
Al Lindsay - Thirty-Foot Trailer (Ewan MacColl); Three Nights & Sunday Double Time (Matt McGinn)
Archie McArthur - Love Potion Number Nine (Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller); Ten Men in Black Hats (David Mallett)
Donald McGeoch - Malt Whiskey Blues; Alexander (both originals)
Curt Heckaman - Forever Young (Bob Dylan); Desperado (Glenn Frey / Don Henley)
Russ Burns - Changes In Attitude, Changes in Latitude (Jimmy Buffet); Wanting Blues (original)
Diane Kennedy w/ Russ Burns - Common Thread (Pat Humphries); We Will Sing (Ennis)
John Harris - Coney Island Cakewalk (Richard Saslow); Helpless (Neil Young)
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - My Cape Breton Home (Jerry Holland); unnamed accordion tune in 'crooked time'
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Tommy Hughes - fiddle medley, including Mingalay Boat Song / Skye Boat song; Hebridean Love Song
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo), Larry Aul (mandolin) - Transition (original by Stewart); Cold Frosty Morning
'Mr Jack' - Leaving Nancy (Eric Bogle); Love's Made a Fool of You (Buddy Holly)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Take Her in Your Arms (Fred Eaglesmith); Man of a Thousand Songs (Ron Hynes)
Lawrence Cresswell - Green Street (original instrumental); The Memory Song (Tom Rush)
Tom Hendricks (trumpet) & Jim Craven - Wild Thing (Troggs); Gimme Some Lovin' (Spencer Davis)
Jim Craven w/ Jeremiah - Midnight Ramble (Gregg Allman)
*** Harley ? w/ John Harris - If You Could read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot); Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Jericho - Highway of Heroes (Sumsion / Peer / Riemens / Sweetman); Take Me (Bill Peer)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & John Harris



Concert: Friday, May 2, 2014. A Double-Bill Concert featuring The Acoustics and Tia McGraff. Best Western, 8 o'clock. $20.
                                                                                                  (Late-breaking news; Cindy Dell will be joining Tia's band for this engagement!)

for a lovely review of the concert by Glen Silverthorn, please go to: http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2014/05/07/great-double-bill-of-folk-roots-rock-and-more

 


BOS Performers' Roster April 25, 2014: About 60 of us in the Alexander Graham Bell Room and about 18 performer sets (including a newbie). There was, however, an embarrassing glitch as Dave got up to start the evening and we discovered we had no sound! Took a good 15 minutes to track down the problem, but then we were off and running!

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Michael Maguire - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Jerome Kern / Otto Harbach); Pennies from Heaven (Johnny Burke / Arthur Johnston)
Diane Kennedy - Fashioned in the Clay (Ed Beal); The French Song (Lucille Starr)
Louise Chiasson - Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen / E.Y. Harburg); Non, Je ne Regrette Rien (Charles Dumont / Michel Vaucaire)
Don Hayter - Take My Hand, Precious Lord; Do Lord
Al Lindsay - (whistling. No, not a tin whistle. Really whistling!) Ashokan Farewell / Come By the Hills; The Jeelie Piece Song aka Skyscraper Wean (Adam MacNaughtan)
Elijah (fiddle) w/ Dave Jensen - Rubber Dolly; McNab's Hornpipe
James White - Sweet Refrains; Don't Worry About a Damned Thing (both by Tom Cowells)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, John Harris, Katie Korfmann, Gayle Bridger & Jeremiah - accordion & fiddle tunes including Whiskey Before Breakfast
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Chad Everett Brown - didn't get the name of the first song; Fathers' Day (Jonathon Byrd)
Ross Culp - Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams); Wreck of Old 97
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Miner's Lullaby (Utah Phillips); Hard Out There (Hayes Carle)
*** Markus Henderson - You came Along (Joel Plaskett); Stolen Car (Rheostatics)
John Harris - Fanny Power (O'Carolan); My Baby’s Love (Mark Haines)
Archie McArthur - Give the Dog a Bone; Marbletown (Mark Knoffler)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Battle of New Orleans (Jimmy Driftwood); Talking in Your Sleep (Lightfoot)
Chris Blenkinsop - Easy Come, Easy Go (Hayes Carle); Hole in the Head
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland, John Harris & Jeremiah - The Old Country Church; another gospel song
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, John Harris & Diane Kennedy




BOS Performers' Roster April 11, 2014: I'd say about 75 folks in the Alexander Graham Bell Room! Two dozen performer sets (including 2 newcomers), so not as late an evening as the last couple of sessions.

The evening started out with a recording of Jesse Winchester's "Sham-A-Ling-Dong-Ding" as a tribute. Jesse had just passed away after a long battle with esophageal cancer. A fine songwriter and a sweet gentle soul; we've lost another of the good ones.

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Thom Adkins - Fumblin' With The Blues (Tom Waits); St. James Infirmary; Vigil (Stephen Fearing)
Jim Hodges w/ Stewart McPhail & Jeremiah - Big Rock Candy Mountain (Harry Kirby McClintock); Have a Drink On Me (Lonnie Donnegan)
*** Jack Hallman - Rather Be In Colorado (John Denver); Canada Blues
Jeff Daw - Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf); Shady Grove
Ed VandenDool - Autumn Girl (J P Cormier); A Showman's life (Jesse Winchester)
Donald McGeoch - How Could We Forget?; Nine One One (both originals)
Tommy Hughes - fiddle medley, including Ashokan Farewell & Dixie; Mine dreamer (original)
Dave Garner (piano accordion) - Andalucia (aka the Breeze and I); Street Rag
John Harris - Morgan Megan (O'Carolan); Yankee Lady (Jesse Winchester)
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Jericho - My Girl (Smokey Robinson); I'm Not Saying (Gordon lightfoot)
Michael Maguire - Stompin' at the Savoy (Edgar Sampson); What a Difference a Day Makes (María Grever; English lyrics by Stanley Adams)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Rough Edges (Fred Eaglesmith); Greenin' Up Real Good (David Mallett)
Al Lindsay  w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Yesterday's Man (Chris Andrews); Margaret's Waltz
Ben Rogers - Fare Thee Well; Hopeless Wanderer (Mumford & Sons)
Archie McArthur w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Adios to California (John Hiatt); if It Hadn't been for Love (Steel Drivers)
Zenon Holadyk - Take My Heart; I Love... (both originals)
Diane Kennedy - Common Ground (Bill Candy); Hold Your Ground (James Keelaghan)
Russ Burns - Other People Got It Made (original); Car Wash Blues (Jim Croce)
*** Louise Chiasson - La Vie en Rose (Marguerite Monnot / Louis Guglielmi / Édith Piaf); Lullaby of Birdland (George Shearing / George David Weiss)
Omar Curt - Out of Your Mind (original); ?
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Mr Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker)
Don Hayter - Tom Dooley; Waltzing Matilda
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland, John Harris & Jeremiah - This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie); Home on the Range
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, John Harris, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & Don Hayter




BOS Performers' Roster March 28, 2014: Another bumper crop - audience and performers! 90+ in the Alexander Graham Bell Room! 32 performer sets, including 5 first-timers! Loooong evening, and thanks so much to those of you who hung in right to the end.

Dave Jensen started out the evening with an acknowledge to Andy and Fran Hamilton, who have been long time supporters of the Brantford Folk Club and subsequently the Brantford Open Stage. This evening was dedicated to the memory of Fran Hamilton.

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David Lum - Enough; Count the Ways (both originals)
Doug Maxwell - medley: Glise de Sherbrooke / ? / Tipping up the Stairs / Redwing / Sunrise
Tim McDougald - Peter Emberley; River Driver (Great Big Sea)
Michael Maguire - Up the Lazy River (Hoagy Carmichael / Sidney Arodin); After You've Gone (Turner Layton / Henry Creamer)
Al Lindsay - Seven Nights Drunk; For Ireland, I'd Not Tell Her Name (Ar Éirinn Ni 'Neosfainn Ce Hi) w/ Doug Welland
Curt Heckaman - Health Free; Second Heart (both originals)
*** The Nelson Family - Keep on the Sunny Side; Home Place (Kate Long)
Don Hayter - Still Water (Daniel Lanois); See You Later, Alligator
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris, Doug Welland, Al Lindsay & Jeremiah - Fiddler's Green; Whiskey Before Breakfast
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'Outta the Rain' (Jeff & Cindy Shrubb, Martin Crawford w/ Jeremiah) - American Dream (Rodney Crowell); You & Tequila (Matraca Berg / Deana Carter)
Luanne Ashe - Omie Wise; The Baby Tree
Dave Garner (piano accordion) - Perfidia; Trumpet Echo Polka
John Harris & Andrew Rock - Wild Horses (Jagger / Richards); I'm On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
Janice & Gary Buckley w/ Dave Jensen - Blue Bayou (Roy Orbison / Joe Melson); Working Man (Rita O'Neil)
Paul Terangeau (fiddle) - Maple Sugar; Sir John A Macdonald Waltz
Archie McArthur - Gamblin' Ramblin' Man; Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo), Larry Aul (mandolin) w/ Archie McArthur - Grandfather's Clock; Buffalo Gals
*** Darryl & Jess - Only Love (Bart Howard); Hole in the Head (Sugarbabes)
*** Guy Wilkes - Somebody's Callin'; Hardest Thing I'll Ever Have to Do
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Somewhere Tonight (Rodney Crowell / Harlan Howard); Newsboy Jimmy Brown
Jeremiah - Oh Linda (Lightfoot); Summertime (Gershwin / Gershwin / Hayward)
Omar Curt - Never Leave; Madison's Song (both originals)
Ross Culp - Me & Bobby MCGee (Kristofferson); Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off (Gary Hannan / John Wiggins)
Doug Welland, John Harris and 'Fiddler Cyn' - San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller); Take Me Back (John Prince)
'Fiddler Cyn' wit dem udder guys - Four String Polka
Cynthia Williamson - It's Over (Neil Young); Everytime I Breathe (Sarah Harmer)
Mike Mahood - Turn the Page (Bob Seger); Little Bird (Jerry Jeff Walker)
*** Ian McDonald - Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix); Five Steps (original)
'Mr Jack' - Love's Made a Fool of You (Buddy Holly); How Long?
*** Martin Williams - Better Together (Jack Johnson)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland, John Harris & Jeremiah - I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me; I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart (Rubye Blevins aka Patsy Montana)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & ? (memory's fading, sorry)



BOS Performers' Roster March 14, 2014:
Got to have been 90+ in the Pauline Johnson Room! Maybe the nearby St Patrick's Day, but we had a bumper crop of young fiddlers; and around about 30 (!!!) performer sets! In addition to the usual hijinks, we had a fire alarm go off, causing an evacuation.Turned out to be false, thankfully, but it added 25 minutes to the evening. Bizarre part? It happened just after a new performer had sung a song about a house burning down!

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note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Jeff Daw - Etrick Valley; Waxy's Dargle
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo), Larry Aul (mandolin) - Elk River Blues; Little Birdie
Alfie Smith (slide dobro tonight) - This Little Light / Tell Him What You Want; Graceland (Paul Simon)
*** Bailey & William Donaldson (fiddle & guitar) of the Donaldson Ranch Hands band - Westphalia Waltz; St Anne's Reel
*** Sydney Lazenby w/ John Harris - Danny Boy (instrumental)
Mark McNeil w/ Gord Odegaarde (clarinet & guitar) - I Need a Wife; On James Street (both originals by Mark)
Gord Odegaarde - Winter of a Life; Quantum Entanglement (original)
*** Nicole Christian - Harvest Song; Hearts in Georgia (both originals)
Elijah (9-yr old fiddler, w/ Dave Jensen) - Sailor's Hornpipe; Irish Washerwoman; MCNab's Hornpipe
Katie Korfmann, w/ her crew: Bailey, Tommy, Elijah + another, all on on fiddle, backed by Jensen, Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul - Ashokan Farewell; Old Joe Clark
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Jericho w/ David Lum & Gayle Bridger (bodhran) - Sixteen Tons (Merle Travis); Whiskey in the Jar
Russ Burns - Herbal Tea; Understand (both originals)
Tommy Hughes - Irish Medley (fiddle); didn't get name of song, sorry
Thom Adkins - Summer's Here (James Taylor); Friday's Blues (Tom Waits)
*** John Jackson - June & Johnny's House
                               and in this song which has the house burning down - just after this is where the freaking fire alarm went off;
                               all of us having to wander outside the hotel for 25 minutes (thank heavens it was a temperate evening),
                               'til it was established that it was a false alarm;

                               wherein most of us trooped back in to hear John's second song, As Far as Love Goes (both originals, BTW). Quite the debut for a 1st-time BOSer!
David Lum - Fare Thee Well (aka Dink's Song); Dime a Dozen (original)
John Harris & Andrew Rock - The Water is Wide; Dirty Old Town (Ewen McColl)
*** Dan Marchuk w/ Thom Adkins & Jeremiah - Around (original); calypso jam
Al Lindsay - The Blarney Roses; Galway Bay (parody)
Steve Young - uh-oh, can't read my own writing, sorry; Columbus Stockade Blues
Rosemarie Stewart - Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyson); Joy is Like the Rain (Miriam Therese Winter)
*** Martin Delaney  - Mystery Companion; Shape of a Heart (Jackson Browne)
Diane Kennedy (Celtic harp) - Down by the Sally Gardens; United Church song, didn't get title
Don Hayter - Cockles & Mussels; didn't get name of song, sorry
*** Doc Johnson w/ Eric Bower & Jeremiah - Pretty Woman;
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet); Peaceful Easy Feeling (Jack Tempchin)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - This Land is Your Land; Home on the Range
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by ? (too tired to remember who did which verses; it was a loooong night!)



BOS Performers' Roster February 28, 2014: I'd say about 65 or of us in the Brant / Hillier Room, and about 18 performers sets all told.
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note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

***John Cauwenberger (do hope I got the spelling right) piano accordion - Waltz of the Flowers (Tchaikovsky); Just Because (Frankie Yankovic); another waltz tune
Thom Adkins - Tractor Song (Perth County); Mill Worker (James Taylor)
Russ Burns - Other People Got It Made; Genie (both originals)
Dan Kearney - Change; In love With You (both originals)
Michael Maguire - Fly Me to the Moon (Bart Howard); Don't Know Enough About You (Peggy Lee / Dave Barbour)
Diane Kennedy - Henry Martin; Pour Que l'Amour Me Quitte
***Omar Curt - Madison; You Think You Can (both originals)
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Golden, Golden (Andy M Stewart); Whiskey Before Breakfast / Smash the Window (button accordion)
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Jericho - Fare Thee Well (aka Dink's Song); Happy Man (John Hough)
Darryl Bevan - Georgia on My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael / Stuart Gorrell)
Luanne Ashe - Winter Window (Cindy Kallett)
***Alaina Newbatt w/ Luanne - Dona, Dona, Dona; The Carrion Crow
Clarence Jacobs - All Be Over Now (Merle Haggard); I'll Have Another Cup Of Coffee (Bill Brock)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - I'm in Love with You (Earnie ?, friend of Cam's from many many years ago); Coach Driver (Fred Eaglesmith)
John Harris - Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (Marsden); Sukiyaki (Hachidai Nakamura / Rokusuke Ei) w/ Alaina Newbatt
Don Hayter - Great Pretender; Old Smokey
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, John Harris' & Jeremiah - We Had a beautiful Time; So Afraid of Losing You Again (Dallas Frazier / A.L. "Doodle" Owens)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, John Harris & Diane Kennedy



BOS Performers' Roster February 14, 2014: I'd say about 70 or 75 folks with us in the Pauline Johnson Room, sharing all sorts of warm fuzzy Valentine's feelings. 19 performers sets.
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Michael Maguire - My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart): Someone to Watch over Me (George & Ira Gershwin); This Can't Be Love (Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart)
David Lum - Let Me Count the Ways; New Tricks and Old Dogs (both originals)
Curt Heckaman - Sail Away (Randy Newman); In My Life (Lennon / McCartney)
Diane Kennedy (mountain dulcimer) - Witch of the Westmorland (Archie Fisher); Matt Highland
Donald McGeoch - Caledonia (Dougie MacLean); Now You're Gone (Adam McNaughtan)
David & (the lovely) Louise Szwarc - The Breakup (Chenille Sisters); Can't Help Falling in Love (Hugo Peretti / Luigi Creatore / George Weiss)
Rob Green - Sometimes I Cry; Soul Dancing (both originals)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, Curt Heckaman & Jeremiah - By the Bright Silv'ry Light of the Moon; Jimmy's Favourite Jig (button accordion)
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'Outta the Rain' (Jeff & Cindy Shrubb, Martin Crawford & Eric Bower) - Killing the Blues (Roly Salley); American Dream (Rodney Crowell)
Jericho w/ David Lum - Kelvin Grove; Wind/Willow (R Thomas Kelly)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf); Everybody's Reaching Out for Someone (The Cox Family)
Al Lindsay - When You're Old and Grey (Tom Lehrer); He'll Have To Go / He'll Have To Stay (Joe & Audrey Allison / Jeanne Black)
Gloria ? w/ Luanne Ashe & Jeremiah - Ray Price Song (don't know title); Song for the Myra (Alister MacGillivray)
Luanne Ashe w/ David Lum - Lies (Stan Rogers); Goodbye & So Long to You (Harold Breau / Raymond Couture)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Song for a Winter's Night (Lightfoot); All the Best (John Prine)
John Harris - Fanny Power (instrumental by Turlough O'Carolan)
Don Hayter - One By One; Party Doll (Buddy Knox / Jimmy Bowen)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland, John Harris' & Jeremiah - Candy Kisses; Nobody's Darlin'
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & Don Hayter



BOS Performers' Roster January 31, 2014: In the Brant/Hillier Room this time. About 70 folks out (that's more like it!) and 23 performer sets.

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Prior to starting we played a recording of Pete Seeger performing Guantanamera, a song based on the poetry of Jose Marti, which Pete was largely responsible for introducing to 'Anglo' audiences. Perhaps the greatest 'father figure' of the North American folk music scene, Pete passed away this week past at the age of 94.

Flashbacks (Mark McNeil, Cyndi Devereux, 'Orange' McFarland) - How Could You, Mrs Dick? (original by Mark); Peter's Dream (Lenny Gallant) Den Meyer's Story (original by Mark)
this also marks Cyndi's last performance as a 'Brantfordite', as she's moving to Orillia. Not ridiculously far away, I suppose, and we do wish her well)
Russ & Janice Burns - Understand; Just Because (both originals by Russ)
TC Kendell - Sailing (aka Val's Song, in honour of her laste sister); What If? (both originals)
Al Lindsay - Just Kidding (Matt McGinn?); tin whistle medley: This Land is Your Land / Where Have All the Flowers Gone? / Little Boxes / Worried Man Blues
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo), Larry Aul (mandolin) - Little Birdie (Clarence Ashley); Old Joe Clark w/ Katie Korfmann joining in on fiddle.
a bit of a fiddle frenzy w/ Katie Korfmann, Pat Sollman, & Cyndi Devereux backed by Dave Jensen, John Harris & Jeremiah - Summertime; Tennessee Waltz; Jimmy's Favourite (jig); Smash the Window; whiskey Before Breakfast
Easton Ernst (fiddle, with the above gang of suspects doing backup) - Redwing; and another, but I just plain lost track!
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"Outta the Rain" (Jeff & Cindy Shrubb, Martin Crawford & Eric Bower) - What's Gonin' On (4 Non-Blondes); Are You All Right? (Lucinda Williams)
Gloria ? w/ Doug Welland, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Old Flames (Sebert / Moffatt); Swinging Doors (Haggard? Foster?)
Norm ? (harmonica) & Gloria w/ Doug Welland, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Green Grass of Home (Claude "Curly" Putman, Jr); Running Bear (J P Richardson aka The Big Bopper)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Dog Born in Winter (Joe Charron); Between the Daylight and the Dark (Fred Eaglesmith / Mary Gautier)
Cynthia Williamson - Through the Night; You Were Meant For Me (Jewel Kilcher)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Love Minus Zero / No Limit (Dylan); Coming Down to Say I Love You (Paul Krause)
John Harris - Wimoweh aka The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Solomon Linda, and intruduced to North America by Pete Seeger and the Weavers)
Diane Kennedy - Circle of Song (Tony Turner); Here's to Song (Allister MacGillivray)
Gabrielle Vetez - Hallelujah (Cohen); A Woman Like You (Johnny Reid)
Don Hayter - Rose of Alandale; Mull of Kintyre (Paul McCartney / Denny Laine)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland, 'Fiddler Cyn' & Jeremiah - Wabash Cannonball; Don't Be Angry
Cyndi Devereux w/ Jensen, Doug Welland, John Harris & Jeremiah - Orange Blossom Special
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, John Harris, Al Lindsay, Tim McDougald & Alan Edgar


BOS Performers' Roster January 17, 2014: In the Pauline Johnson Room again. Attendance at around 45 folks and 15 performer sets.

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Thom Adkins - One Trick Pony (Paul Simon); Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan): Vigil (Stephen Fearing)
Tim McDougald - Comin' Thru the Rye; The Old Man’s Song (Ian Campbell)
Don Hayter - A White Sport Coat (Marty Robbins); You Can't Always Get What You Want (Jagger/Richards)
Michael Hogg - If I Were a Red-Haired Boy; Long Black Veil
Elijah (fiddle) w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Irish Washerwoman; Swallowtail Jig
Tommy Hughes - Scottish Medley (fiddle); The Eyes of the Blind (original)
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Michael Maguire - Ain't Misbehavin' (Fats Waller); duke Ellington Song, didn't get the title. Aargh!
Katie Korfmann (fiddle) w/ Al Lindsay, Larry Aul, John Harris, Doug Welland, Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Ashokan Farewell (Jay Ungar); Maple Sugar
Al Lindsay - Humouresque (parody); tin whistle medley: Mcpherson's Rant / Scots Wha Hae
Diane Kennedy - The Great Silkie; The Dark Island
John Harris - Forever Young (Bob Dylan); Corrina, Corrina
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Peaceful Easy Feelin'; A Lesson Too Late for the Learning (Tom Paxton)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, Larry Aul, Tommy Hughes & Jeremiah - Maritime Blue (John Hough); The Irish Rover
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland, John Harris & Jeremiah - two gospel songs (forgot titles)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Tim McDougald & Diane Kennedy



BOS Performers' Roster January 3, 2014: In the Pauline Johnson Room this time (yay!), slightly smaller turnout due, I suspect, to the proximity of the New Year celebrations (never underestimate the recovery time needed) and dire weather predictions. Still, some 45 folks and 14 performer sets. Good heavens, we were done shortly past 11!
Two other points of note:

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Michael Maguire - Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis / Earl Brent); They All Laughed (George & Ira Gershwin); I Don't Know Enough About You (Peggy Lee / David Barbour)
Diane Kennedy - Anna Marie (Bruce Allen); The Twelve Dismays of Christmas (parody)
Russ Burns - Don't Give Me Your Love; moping (both originals)
Jim Hodges w/ Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Early Morning Rain (Lightfoot); Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (Jimmie Cox)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb - An American Dream (Rodney Crowell); Joey (Concrete Blonde)
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Ten Thousand Miles (Harry Martin); accordion tune: Smash the Window
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Jericho w/ David Lum - Blow 'Em Away (Chuck Brodsky); Happy Man (John Hough / Willy Blizzard)
David Lum - The Coldest Night of the Year (Bruce Cockburn); Enough (original)
Tim McDougald - The Walk (original); Have a Cuppa Tea (Ray Davies / The Kinks)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Comes and Goes (Fred Eaglesmith); Walking Through Your Town in the Snow (Utah Phillips)
Al Lindsay - The Ten whiskey Bottles (tune: Red-Haired Boy); whistle medley (incl Mingaulay Boat Song & Scotland the Brave)
*** Gabrielle Vetez - original a capella song dedicated to her mother, sung in Hungarian; Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
'Mr Jack' - The Man I Used to Be; Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
finale - Auld Lang Syne
          - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Tim McDougald




BOS Concert with Poor Angus December 20, 2013:

The Poor Angus concert was definitely a success! Despite the weather warnings (of what would become the great ice storm!), there were only a few cancellations and of course there were few of the hoped-for 'walk-ins'. It was still a healthy turnout and we all had a ball!

Here's a link to a review of the evening by Glen Silverthorn in the Brantford Expositor:

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2014/01/01/poor-angus-delivers-high-energy-celtic-and-more




BOS Performers' Roster December 6, 2013: As expected, in the Gretzky again. cozy, as always, but not as much as the last time. 26 performer sets (the count got a bit blurred), including 4 newbies. It was chaotic and it was good!

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*** The Acoustics (Alfonso - accordion, enzo - guitar and Bonnie - fiddle; 3 out of the 6 members) - Midnight Rain; Let's Talk; Christmas Every Day (all originals)   
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo), Larry Aul (mandolin) - Old Billie Hill; The Cuckoo
John Harris - Dark-Eyed Molly (Archie Fisher); Sawdust on the Floor of Your Heart (Sneezy Waters)
*** Brad Lyons - didn't catch the tiltle; Hurricane
Elijah (fiddle) w/ Dave Jensen on guitar - Swallowtail Jig; Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
*** Bill Cayley - Ghost Riders in the Sky; medley: Teenager in Love / You're Sixteen / Poor Little Fool
David Lum - Different Shade of Blue; True North (both originals)
*** Amanda ? w/ David Lum - Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)
Al Lindsay - whistle tune: The Leaving of Liverpool; Tom Lehrer's Christmas Carole
The Luminaires (Peter Light, Gwen Potter, Dan Patterson) - Missing You; Walk That Beat (both originals); solo fiddle (in this case, the 'fiddle' is a viol d'amor) tune request: Jack's Health
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Jericho - The Huron Carole; Santa Claus is what? (Jeremiah / Wendell Ferguson)
It gets blurry at this point with several people contributing toa bit of a mash-up. Personnel were Dave Jensen, Jericho, Katie Korfmann, Diane Kennedy and Wendy Carter. songs included Christmas in the Harbour; Jingle Bell Rock; Rubber Dolly; St Anne's Reel; Jingle Bells.
Diane Kennedy (lap dulcimer) - D'Ou Viens Tu Bergère?; The Coventry Carol
'Mr Jack' - Now She's Gone; Mama Don't Allow
James Camus - Joe Batt's Arm (middle Tickle); Come Hell or High Water (Jimmie Rankin)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb - Our Town (Iris Dement); Misguided Angel (Cowboy Junkies)
Sonny Sinclair - Silent Night; Let It Snow
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Like I Used to Do (Tim O'Brien & Pat Alger); Big Hair (Fred Eaglesmith)
Thom Adkins - One-Trick Pony (Paul Simon); Looking for Trouble (Steve Goodman)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Song for a Winter's Night (Lightfoot); All the Best (John Prine)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland, John Harris & Jeremiah - The Old Country Church; Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes / Jay W. Johnson)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & Allan



BOS Performers' Roster November 22, 2013: Wow! Guess it had to happen sooner or later: a bumper crop of audience (90+!) and 24 performer sets - 29 if you add in the young fiddlers - in the smallish (cozy) Gretzky Room. Of course, with the youngsters on fiddle came family members as well, so we all became real close friends! Naturally, the young folk couldn't stay too late, which eased the population density. (This is a report, not a complaint, by the way; it's very important to us all to encourage the younger folk).

It was just about midnight when we wrapped up. A couple of performers opted to just do one song, and I fear there was at least one (possibly) newcomer who left before their turn came up. We hate when that happens. Apologies.

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*** The Unusual Suspects (4-piece band) - Helpless / Knocking on Heaven's Door (Young / Dylan); September (original)
Jeff Daw - Oklahoma Hills (Woodie Guthrie); Navajo Rug (Ian Tyson / Tom Russel)
Katie Korfmann students - Claire, Dana, Pat Sollman - several fiddle tunes, including Cripple Creek, Swallowtail Jig, Smile the While, & Little Brown Jug
Katie Korfmann (fiddle) & Dave Jensen (button accordion) - St Anne's Reel
*** John Dorlas & Gary Bridgett (of the bluegrass group 'Grass Tax', aka The Banned Joes) - Up and Down the Mountain; In a Perfect World
Michael Hogg w/ John Harris - OWild About My Lovin' / Bring It With You When You Come; Seaboard Train Blues (Larry Johnson)
Katie Korfmann students - Millie (who did a classical tune); Elijah - Irish Washerwoman / Swallowtail Jig
Michael Maguire - Mr Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker); Lucky So-and-So (Duke Ellington / Mack David)
The Burns Family - Wonderwall (Noel Gallagher); Take a Look at Yourself (Bo Diddley)
Dave Garner (piano accordion) - Mazurka; Beer Barrel Polka
*** Danny Bazenko (of the Overplayers - been so long since he's been here, he qualifies as new!) - Don't Get Lost (original)
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*** Thom Adkins - Grapefruit Moon (Tom Waits); Mill Worker (James Taylor)
John Harris w/ Michael Maguire (special audience request) - Summertime (Gershwin / Gershwin / Heyward)
Al Lindsay - Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl); Where the Hell Are We Going to Live? (Matt McGinn? Vin Garbut?)
Russ Burns - Welcome Home; Guitars, Power Tools & Guns (both originals)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb - Won't Tell Your Name (goo Goo Dolls); Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Another Man's Arms (Junior Sisk); Hangin' Out
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, John Harris & Jeremiah - By the Bright Silvery Light of the Moon (the original non-parody version)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman)
Diane Kennedy - Islanders (Gary Fjellgaard); The Island (Kenzie MacNeil / Allister MacGillivray)
Gerry Runstedler - On the Wings of a Dove; Early Morning Rain (Lightfoot)
Don Hayter - Lena Kathleen (Tom Connors); Darlington County (Springsteen)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland, John Harris & Jeremiah - Wabash Cannonball; one other, didn't retain the title
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & Allan



BOS Performers' Roster November 8, 2013: Tonight, in the main room (Brant/Hillier, off the lobby). Got to have been a good 90 people hangin' out this fine night. 24 performer sets; which snuck us a bit past midnight for the wrap-up. Several performers chose to share material appropriate to the theme of Remembrance Day. Eric was in for the earlier part of the evening, but had to leave for another commitment and Jeff Shrubb took over the soundboard for the balance of the evening.

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What the Folk? - Vimy (Steve & Rob Ritchie); Is There Anybody Here? (Phil Ochs); The Islander (Bruce Moss)
Curt Heckaman (aka Curtis Lord) - Draft Dodger Rag (Phil Ochs); Waiting for the Drum (original)
Michael Maguire - St Louis Blues (W C Handy); Shoo Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy (Guy Wood and words by Sammy Gallop)
Dave Garner (piano accordion) - Tango of the Roses (Schreier-Bottero); Spanish Eyes (Eddie Snyder / Charlie Singleton / Bert Kaempfert)
'Mr Jack' - Come Back, Baby; Help Me Make It Through the Night (Kristofferson)
David Lum - A Life Flashed Before My Eyes; Let Me Count the Ways (both originals)
Tommy Hughes - fiddle medley; No Hill to Climb (original)
Diane Kennedy(autoharp) - Trucker's Café (Sylvia Tyson); Rhymes and Reasons (John Denver)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - My Cape Breton Home (Allister MacGillivray); Sherbrooke Reel (Jerry Owens)
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Russ Burns - Understand; Genie (both originals)
John & Sheila Ludgate - Fly Away (original, melding with the gospel song)
T C Petit - A Pittance Of Time (Terry Kelly); If I Had Wings (Darius Rucker)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - The Rocket (Eaglesmith); Church Street Blues (Norman Blake)
John Harris w/ Michael Maguire - Summertime (Gershwin / Gershwin / Heyward); Helpless (Neil Young)
Vern Payne - Fire & Rain (James Taylor); Homeward Bound (Willie Dunn)
Al Lindsay - Mrs McGrath; Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (Pete Seeger)
Doug Welland - City of New Orleans (Goodman); The D-Day Dodgers (parody to the tune of Lili Marlene, written by Lance-Sergeant Harry Pynn of the Tank Rescue Section, 19 Army Fire Brigade)
Jeremiah w/ Jensen, Welland & Harris - Jambalaya (Hank Williams): Big River (Johnny Cash)
Don Hayter - Lili Marlene (Hans Leip / Norbert Schultze); Bless Them All (Fred Godfrey)
Debby and Al Burtons - Til It Shines (Bob Sege); Downbound Train (Springsteen)
Paul Tourangeau (fiddle) w/ Jensen, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - couple of fiddle tunes, including Chinese Breakdown
Gerry Runstedler - Sundown (Lightfoot); My Mistress is Rock & Roll (original)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland, John Harris & Jeremiah - I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me; I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart (Rubye Blevins aka Patsy Montana)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & John Harris



BOS Performers' Roster October 25, 2013: The Pauline Johnson Room, with approximately 80 folks for an audience and 20 performer sets; all done before midnight! Jeff Shrubb handled sound duties tonight; Eric Bower arrived later from a previous commitment and took over errant bass guitar duties!
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Stewart McPhail (clawhammer banjo), Larry Aul (mandolin) - When pigs Fly; Jeff Sturgeon; Loch Lomond (this last w/ Al Lindsay joining them on fiddle)
Russ Burns - Evolutionary Scales (instrumental by Bob Ardern); So What Do You Say? (original)
Luanne Ashe (sporting a Strat!) w/ Jeremiah - O Mary, Don't You Weep; Don't Worry, Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
Jeff Daw - Spinning Mills of Home (SI Kahn); San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller)
Dave Garner (piano accordion) - Variations on Lady of Spain; Andalucia (by Ernesto Lecuona aka "The Breeze and I")
Donald McGeoch - Lonely Boy (Neil Young); Don't Turn Away (original)
Michael Maguire - It Had To Be You (Isham Jones / Gus Kahn); I'll Take Manhattan (Rogers & Hart)
Gerry Runstedler - My Mistress is Rock & Roll (original); Peaceful Easy Feeling (Eagles)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, John Harris, AL Lindsay & Jeremiah - This Old House (Stuart Hamblen); Smash the Window (button accordion tune)
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Gary Grey - If I Needed You (Townes Van Zandt); Killing the Blues (Rolly Sallie)
Mark McNeil - didn't get the title of the 1st song; Evelyn Dick (original)
*** Debby and Al Burtons - House of the Rising Sun; Long May You Run (Neil Young)
Al Lindsay - I Hold Your Hand in Mine; The Irish Ballad (both Tom Lehrer)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Thirty Years of Farming; John Deere B (both by Fred Eaglesmith)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Diane kennedy - Chevaliers de la Table Ronde (Knights of the Round Table - a French drinking song); Battle of New Orleans (Jimmy Driftwood) w/ Al Lindsay, Dave Jensen & Eric Bower
Don Hayter - Under the Boardwalk; The Lion Sleeps Tonight
*** Alan King - Working Man (Rita MacNeil); Don't Be Angry (Stonewall Jackson)
Diane Kennedy - The French Song (Lucille Starr); Urge for Going (Joni Mitchell)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland & Eric Bower - This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie); Home On the Range
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy & Don Hayter

BOS Performers' Roster October 11, 2013: We were in the Brant/Hillier Room again. This is a pleasant surprise. Good turnout, 'bout 75 souls I think and 24 performer sets.

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Dave Garner (piano accordion) - Under Paris Skies ('Sous le Ciel de Paris': Jean Andre Brun / Kim Gannon / Hubert Giraud); Happy Times Waltz (Walter Ostanek)
Scott Cameron Smith - Roseville Fair (Bill Staines); Poets and Painters (original)
David Lum - Dime a Dozen; New Tricks and Old Dogs (both original)
***  Lawrence Cresswell - Sailboats; On the Mexican Caribbean (guitar instrumentals, both original)
Curt Heckaman (aka Curtis Lord) - You Bring Out the Boogie in Me (Sonny Terry / Brownie McGhee); didn't get 2nd song
Michael Maguire - Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans? (Eddie DeLange / Louis Alter): Not For Me (Gershwin)
Donald McGeoch - The Dutchman (Michael Smith); From a Café Window (original)
***  Jordan Stewart - Outside the Light; Dark Skies (both original)
Will Cromwell - Cool Water (Bob Nolan); Life by the Drop (Doyle Bramhall / Barbara Logan)
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Jericho w/ David Lum - World Without Love (Lennon / McCartney); What Are Wordsworth? (original, by Jeremiah)
Ed VandenDool - The world’s Got a Wobble (original); Vincent (Starry, Starry Night Don MacLean)
'Mr Jack' - I Remember Loving You (Utah Phillips); Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? (Dolly Parton)
John Ludgate - Daniel (Elton John / Bernie Taupin); The Other Kind (original)
Luanne Ashe - A Day at the National Art Gallery (original); California Blues (Jimmie Rodgers)
Cam Kemp - You're Gonna Reap Just What You Sow; Just a Little While
John Harris - The Snake Charmin' Man; Song for Indira (Les Whittington)
Al Lindsay - Lemon Tree / Come By the Hills (penny whistle); A Kid's Letter from Camp (Alan Sherman)
Diane Kennedy - Ballad of the Mohawk Veil (Elliot / Thomas); May the Light of Love (David Roth)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (Jimmie Cox); Take It Slow & Easy (Jesse Fuller)
Don Hayter - Yellow Rose of Texas; Cotton Fields
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - The Old Country Church; didn't get 2nd song
Pat Sollman (fiddle) w/ Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Westphalia Waltz; I Overlooked an Orchid
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, & Jeremiah - If Wishes Were Fishes (Eric Bogle)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Diane Kennedy.



BOS Performers' Roster September 27, 2013: Surprised to find ourselves in the Brant/Hillier Room (best one) this night. A somewhat light evening for us with about 55 in the audience; 15 performer sets - including 3 first-timers - and a good time had. We were done and starting tear-down by 11:10!
Eric Bower was away this evening, so we had Jeff Shrubb filling in (quite capably) as our sound person. Thankee, Jeff.

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***  Curt Heckaman (aka Curtis Lord) - Forever Young (Bob Dylan); Crazy (Willie Nelson); Tramp on the Street (Hank Williams)
***  Dan Kearney - Last Exit to Eden (Dean McTaggart); A Better Me (original)
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo), Larry Aul (mandolin), Jim Hodges (mandolin) & Luanne Ashe (guitar) - Have a Drink on Me; Soldier's Joy
John Harris - Music in Your Eyes (Willie P Bennett); My Baby's Love (Mark Haines)
***  Steve Young - Kentucky Waltz (Bill Monroe) (done as a harmonica/guitar instrumental); Circle of Cedars / Circle of Life (no info on this song)
Donald McGeoch - Nine-One-One (original); The Traditional Folksinger's Lament (Eric Bogle); Big Tam's Black Eye (original)
Cam Kemp - Jimmy Brown, Newsboy (William Shakespeare Hays); Early One Morning
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, John Harris, & Jeremiah - Field Behind the Plow (Stan Rogers); accordion tune
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Don Hayter - A Daisy a Day (Jud Strunk); What a Morning
Luanne Ashe - Black is the Colour (on banjo); Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
Jeremiah w/ Luanne Ashe on 2nd song - That Ain’t Love (Erik Darling / Patricia Bennetts); Birches (Bill Morrissey)
Diane Kennedy - Spanish is the Loving Tongue (music 1925 by Billy Simon, based on the poem "A Border Affair" written by Charles Badger Clark 1907); Hold Your Ground (James Keelaghan)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Love Minus Zero / No Limit (Bob Dylan); All the Best (John Prine)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - I Wish I Were Somebody's Darlin': I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart (Rubye Blevins aka Patsy Montana)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Diane Kennedy, Don Hayter, & Dave.



BOS Performers' Roster September 13, 2013: Pauline Johnson Room; 50 or so folks in attendance; 26 performer sets, including 4 first-timers.

A rather unusual start to the evening: Started out with a gag. BOS-friend John Ludgate had a neat toy and WAY too much time on his hands a few weeks ago and recorded a brief 'rap' about the BOS and Hamilton Folk Club. We used a recording of it tonight. Waited 'til Dave Jensen started his welcome spiel; Eric cut out his mic and I cut in from another mic in my best very-very-serious radio announcer voice with "We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for this very important commercial message."

Cued the rap recording, cracked everybody up (including Jensen who had no forewarning) and I ended up with "We now return you to our regular program. Please fasten your seat-belts. Your captain is Dave Jensen and, as always, thank you for flying BOS-Air".

An auspicious start to the evening and the new season!

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Geoff Lewis - Rag and Bone Man (original); Hartlepool Monkey
***  William Cromwell - And It Stoned Me (Van Morrison); Won't Back Down (Tom Petty)
      (William would like to find another player to play/jam with him, maybe 2 hours a week. He's local to Brantford, I believe; if anyone's interested & has time, let me know and I'll put you in touch.)
Diane Kennedy (lap dulcimer) - Witch of the Westmoreland (Archie Fisher); Henry Martin
David Lum - (coincidentally playing a lap dulcimer on his first song) A Case of You (Joni Mitchell); Youth (original)
Easton Ernst (fiddle) - Little Brown Jug; Devil's Dream
Michael Maguire - Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael / Johnny Mercer); Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller / Andy Razaf)
Tommy Hughes - The Last of the Great Whales / The Last Leviathan (Andy Barnes); Little Brown Jug (Joseph Winner)
Michael Hogg w/ John Harris - Summertime (Gershwin / Gershwin / Heyward); Stag-o-lee
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine; Waiting for Nancy
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***  T C Petit - The One for Me; You (both originals)
Jericho w/ David Lum - Navajo Rug (Ian Tyson / Tom Russell); Happy Man (Willy Blizzard)
'Mr Jack' - Whenever You Come Around; I Remember Loving You (Utah Phillips)
***  'Captain Baz' - Road to Hell (Chris Rea); Edward, Charlie and Me (original)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb - Misguided Angel (Cowboy Junkies); Down by the Water (The Decemberists)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - A Far Cry from Lester and Earl (Junior Sisk); Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
Al Lindsay (penny whistle) - Mull of Kintyre (Paul McCartney / Denny Laine); Come by the Hills / Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
***  Gerry Runstedler - Bound for Glory (Woody Guthrie); Light at the End of the Tunnel (Keith Whitely)
John Harris - (both songs guitar instrumentals, the 2nd w/ Michael Maguire joining) Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell); Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael / Stuart Gorrell)
Ross Culp - Remember When (Alan Jackson); Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off (Gary Hannan / John Wiggins)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman); Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, John Harris, Al Lindsay, Stewart McPhail, Mike Hogg & Jeremiah - Whiskey Before Breakfast; Maritime Blue (Willy Blizzard)
Don Hayter - Working Man (Rita MacNeil); Goodnight Irene (Huddie 'Leadbelly' Ledbetter)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Can I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister? (Charlie Poole); gospel song (didn't write down the title)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, & Allan Edgar



BOS Performers' Roster June 21, 2013: Good thing we were in the Pauline Johnson Room, 'cause we had somewhere between 80 and 90 folks in attendance for the season-ender. Bumper crop of performers as well: 4 first-timers, and looks like a total of 29 - yes, twenty-nine! - performer sets, which I'm pretty sure constitutes the all-time record!
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John Harris - More Often Than Not (David Whiffen); We'll Meet Again w/ Michael Maguire (Ross Parker / Hugh Charles)
Michael Maguire - Bye Bye Blackbird (Ray Henderson / Mort Dixon); Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? (Louis Jordan)
Katie Korfmann w/ students
(didn't get most of the last names) - backed by Jim on guitar; David, Bailey and Pat Sollman variously did Cripple Creek; Liza Jane; Old Joe Clark; Mason's Apron and Ashokan Farewell
*** Dana Sault - Firework (Katy Perry /Mikkel S. Eriksen / Tor Erik Hermansen / Sandy Wilhelm / Ester Dean); Cluck Old Hen
*** Elijah Kistner (fiddle) - Four Seasons; Swallowtail Jig; Twinkle, Twinkle
Donald McGeoch - Banks of Red Roses; I'll Lay Ye Doon, Love
John & Sheila Ludgate - Goodbye Again (Ray Materick); Goodbye (Steve Earle)
Don Hayter - You Are My Sunshine; Delta Dawn (Larry Collins / Alexander Harvey)
Paul Young
w/ Jericho - Bluebirds Over the Mountain (Ersel Hickey); The Silverton (Bill Fries / Chip Davis)
Jericho w/ David Lum - Train (Jay Linden); Summer Song (Chad Stuart / Clive Metcalfe / Keith Noble)
David Lum - An Eye For An Eye (original); Wondering Where the Lions Are (Bruce Cockburn)
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Rob Badger & Zenon Holdalyk - From Me to You (original by Zenon); Another Way (original by Rob)
Bob Martin - Hell to Pay (Chris Coole); Once Was Enough (Norm Hacking)
*** Melanie and Allison - Colcannon (in a Little Skillet Pot); May Morning
Mark McNeil - James Street Trolley (original
accompanied by a banjo uke); Guitar Town (Steve Earle)
Ian Reid - didn't get 1st song; Bruce (original)
Michael Hogg
w/ John Harris - Oreo Cream-Filled Cookie Blues (Lonnie Mack); Red-Haired Boy (instrumental w/ Mike on harmonica)
Al Lindsay - My Favourite Things (parody); Margaret's Waltz
w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah
Diane Kennedy
(Celtic harp) - Our Wedding Day; The South Wind
*** Del Carson - Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon); Mary Ellen Carter (Stan Rogers)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb - For Lovin' Me (Lightfoot); Down By the Water (The Decemberists)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - House at Pooh Corner (Kenny Loggins); Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (John Fogerty)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland,
John Harris & Jeremiah - accordion tune
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland,
John Harris & Jeremiah - Wabash Cannonball; Be Nobody's Darling but Mine
finale - Music and Friends (Bud Davidge / Sim Savoury); Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay, & Melanie

end music on the sound system as we all headed off to the summer break: "See You in September"



BOS Performers' Roster June 7, 2013: Back to the Gretzky Room, 'bout 60 folk in attendance and some 20 performer sets

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prologue: Noting that this week marked the 30 anniversary of the loss of Stan Rogers in an airplane fire, Eric played a couple of Stan's songs - Lock Keeper and Fogarty's Cove - in tribute.

Easton Ernst (fiddle) - Swallowtail Jig; Tam Lin; one other (didn't get title)
***  Phil Botham - All the Diamonds (Cockburn); Bells of Bessalu (original)
Luanne Ashe - My Songbird (Emmy Lou Harris); Lies (Stan Rogers)
Serendipity (Rosemary Todd & Doug Welland w/ Jeremiah) - Two Of Us (Lennon / McCartney); Mail Order Bride (Dylan)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb w/ Jeremiah - Brown-Eyed Girl (Van MOrrison); Peaceful easy Feelin' (Jack Tempchin)
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) w/ Luanne Ashe - My Grandfather's Clock (Henry Clay Work); Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad (Woody Guthrie)
Bo Basiuk (frailing-style banjo) - Pretty Polly; Cripple Creek
Don Hayter - You're Sixteen (Robert B. Sherman / Richard M. Sherman); Kansas City (Leiber / Stoller)
Al Lindsay - Johnny Jump Up; The Sweet Nightingale
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, Luanne Ashe & Jeremiah (+ AL Lindsay on 1st song) - Newfoundland Blessing (John Prince); accordion tune
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Michael Maguire - The Days of Wine & Roses (Mancini / Mercer); Dat Dere (Oscar Brown Jr / Bobby Timmons)
Diane Kennedy - On Common Ground (Bill Candy); The Silence of Parting (Bob Franke)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Man of a THousand Songs (Ron Hynes); Big Ass Garage Sale (Fred Eaglesmith)
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) - These Friends of Mine (Ian Tyson); Under the Boardwalk (Kenny Young / Arthur Resnick)
Michael Hogg - Red Cross Store (Mississippi Fred McDowell); O Sinner Man
John Harris - Tumblin' Tumbleweeds (Bob Nolan); Willin' (Lowell George)
Pat Sollman (fiddle) - Summertime (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin & DuBose Heyward); Westphalia Waltz
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - I Wish I Were Somebody's Darlin': I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart (Rubye Blevins aka Patsy Montana)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay, & John Harris



BOS Performers' Roster May 24, 2013: In the Pauline Johnson Room, with close to 80 good friends! Some 22 performer sets. With thanks to Jeff Shrubb for filling in on sound with Eric being away.

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Michael Maguire - I Thought About You (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Mercer); The Way You Look Tonight (Jerome Kern / Dorothy Fields); Summertime (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin & DuBose Heyward)
John Harris - instrumental: When You Wish Upon a Star (Leigh Harline / Ned Washington); Pussywillows Cattails (Lightfoot)
***  Guy Wilkes - Will They Have Mogen David in Heaven? (Larry Gatlin); Somebody's Calling Your Name (Allman Brothers)
Diane Kennedy - 2 a capella songs: Cape Breton Lullaby (Kenneth Leslie); The Dark Island
Easton Ernst (9-year old fiddler) - didn't get 1st title; Redwing
Tommy Hughes - Sarajevo (Eric Bogle); Matilda (English music Hall song)
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Cumberland Gap; Buffalo Gals
Rosemarie Stewart - Someday Soon (Ian Tyson); Loch Lomond
Jeremiah - solo w/ bass That Ain't Love (Erik Darling); w/ David Lum & Mike Hogg I Shall Be Released (Dylan)
Denise Jolicoeur & Mike Hogg - I've Got a Name; Workin' at the Carwash Blues (both by Jim Croce)
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Mark McNeil - Stony Creek (original); If I Only Had a Brain (Harold Arlen / E.Y. Harburg)
Al Lindsay - My Favorite Things (parody); whistle medley: Leaving of Liverpool / Westering Home
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Thunder Road (Robert Mitchum - not the Springsteen song); I Remember Loving You ('Utah' Phillips)
David Lum - The House; True North (both original)
Don Hayter - The Rose (Amanda McBroom); Old Time Rock and Roll (Bob Seger)
Bob Martin - Spanish Johnny (Paul Siebel, based on a Willa Sibert Cather poem); Don't Fence Me In (Cole Porter)
'Mr Jack' - Love Makes a Fool of You (Buddy Holly); Whenever YoU Come Around
Mike Mahood - Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf); Desperados Waiting for a Train (Guy Clark)
Gayle Bridger (bodhran) w/ Mike Hogg & John Harris - Living in the Country (Pete Seeger); Whiskey Before Breakfast
Dave Jensen w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Sail Away (John Prince); Train of Dreams (Lenny Gallant) - w/ Denise, Diane, Rosemarie, Mike Hogg & Gayle joining for the chorus
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, John Harris & Jeremiah - Can I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister? (Charlie Poole); Be Nobody's Darlin' but Mine (Jimmie Davis)
Pat Sollman (fiddle) - Long Way to Tipperary; I Overlooked an Orchid
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, and from here I just lost track!



BOS Performers' Roster May10, 2013:
We were back in our old room, the Alexander Graham Bell. Felt awfully good to have that extra space again. Good turnout, guessing around 80 folks; 20 performer sets.

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Brantford Pipes & Drums - 3 pipers, a snare drum and 2 tenor drums came out to open the evening in fine style! Medley consisted of Scotland the Brave with Wings / Farewell to Camraw / Paddy Be Easy and Flee the Glen / The Meeting of the Waters / Cabar Feidh
Ben Rogers - 2 original tunes, neither of which has a title as yet; the first a fast fiddle tune and the second a vocal w/ tenor guitar
David Lum - Victory Hill; River of Life (both original)
***  David Maranta - My Baby; Forever Gone (both original)
James Camus
(guitar, vocal) & James Potts (bodhran) - Witch of the Westmorland (Archie Fisher); Haul Away, Joe
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb w/ Jeremiah - Mail Order Bride (aka You Ain't Goin' Nowhere, by Bob Dylan); our Town (Iris Dement)
Bo Basiuk
w/ Ben Rogers on 1st song - Rag, Mama, Rag; Oh Glory How Happy I AM (Rev. Gary Davis)
Tommy Hughes - Loving Hannah; When You Were Sweet Sixteen (James Thornton)
Dave Garner (piano accordion) - Celito Lindo; Juleida Polka
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Michael Maguire - Route 66 (Bobby Troup); God Bless the Child (Holiday / Herzog)
Jakki Annerino w/ Wayne Cheater (mandolin) - One for Sorrow; Hold On to the Sweet Memories (both original)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Go Out and Plough; White Trash (both by Fred Eaglesmith)
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Snowdrop; June Apple
***  Terry Taylor - Heading for Halifax (Al Macdonald); Hanging On the Old Barbed Wire
Diane Kennedy - Still Waters at Night (Joan Baez); The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Jimmy Webb)
John & Sheila Ludgate - Alone and Forsaken (Hank Williams); Requiem for Love (original)
Wayne Cheater w/ Dave Maranta, Jeremiah & Jakki Annerino - Wilder Than Her (Fred Eaglesmith): Corinna (Taj Mahal version)
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) w/ David Lum - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams); Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon / McCartney)
Dave Jensen w/ Jeremiah - By The Glow of the Kerosene Light (Wince Coles); If Wishes Were Fishes (Eric Bogle)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen & Jeremiah - Columbus Stockade Blues (Doc Watson); Little Bitty Tear (Hank Cochran)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Terry Taylor & Dave



Sandy MacIntyre Concert, May 3, 2013: Beautiful, beautiful evening. The Sandy MacIntyre concert was a great success. Over 300 people there, I think.

A couple of numbers from Easton Ernst to start out, and a lovely short set from Abby and Holly Collver. (I've listed them as from Waterford, but I believe it's actually Wilsonville.)

Sandy and the crew just plain delivered the goods. Seven-piece band, including a steel guitar (which I wouldn't have expected with a celtic group, but it worked bigtime). I particularly enjoyed their arrangement of The Skye Boat Song. Intriguing and very effective voicing from all the instruments.

One other highlight was one of Sandy's students, our very own Cyndi Devereux, joining in on stage.

Standing ovation; two encores - I do believe everybody enjoyed themselves.



BOS Performers' Roster April 26, 2013: Hmm . . . it's deja vu all over again! (he said, quoting Yogi Berra)
Bumper crowd again, and once more in the smaller Gretzky Room. Well, I guess you could say we were all closer friends when we left than we were when we arrived!


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Prior to starting Eric played some recordings: by Richie Havens, Rita MacNeil and George Jones; all of whom left us in the previous week
John & Sheila Ludgate - No Change in Me (Murray McLachlan / Ron Hynes); Peter's Dream (Lenny Gallant); On This Guitar (original)
Diane Kennedy (autoharp) - Smiling Wine (Sylvia Tyson); Scarborough Fair
Al Lindsay (fiddle on 1st number w/ Doug Welland, Dave Jensen, John Harris & Jeremiah) - Margaret's Waltz; (a capella) The Unfortunate Man (Chad Mitchell Trio)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb w/ EricBower - Five Days in May (Blue Rodeo); Wish You Were Here (Roger Waters)
***  Kevin Chaisson (Chapman Stick) - instrumental numbers: Song Zero (original): Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
Ross Culp - Give My Love to Rose (Johnny Cash); Country Roads (John Denver)
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Elk River Blues (Erin Marshall); John Brown's March
John Harris & Andrew Rock - in instrumental mode this time: Daydream Believer (John Stewart); EL Condor Pasa (Daniel Alomía Robles)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Can I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister? (Charlie Poole); Working Man (Rita MacNeil)
Dave Jensen w/ Jensen, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - 2 button accordion tunes; 2nd one was I's the Bye
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Michael Maguire - Makin' Whoopee! (Walter Donaldson / Gus Kahn); Have You Met Miss Jones? (Rodgers / Hart)
Russ Burns - Wanting Blues; Fruit Flies Like a Banana (both original)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Mr Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker); All the Best (John Prine)
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) w/ John Ludgate - Dirty Old Town (EweN MacColl); Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Greening Up Real Good (Bill Staines); Just Dreaming (Fred Eaglesmith)
Bob Martin - Ain't Life Sweet (Penny Lang); Engineers Don't Wave from the Train Anymore (Tom T Hall)
Andrew Kerth - Blue Plate Special (original); Goin' Home at Twilight (Ed Lowe)
Al & Maria Lloyd - Fields of Gold (Sting); Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)
***  Ed Proctor - Cowboy's Sweetheart (Rubye Blevins, who performed as Patsy Montana); As Heaven Shined Down
Paul Tourangeau (fiddle) w/ Jensen, John Harris, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Westphalia Waltz; Maple Sugar
Cynthia Williamson - Miss You (Carly Simon); didn't get 2nd title
Don Hayter - Lonesome Valley; Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin / Michael McClure / Bob Neuwirth)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Al Lindsay, Dave again & Don Hayter



BOS Performers' Roster April 12, 2013: Well, don't that just figure - a great feature article in the Brantford Expositor this past week, and of course the hotel's booking is such that we were in the smallest of the 3 rooms that we use! My goodness, it was cozy! I'm told there were around 10 folks or so that opted not to join the crowd, and we all feel sorry about that. So around 75 or more to enjoy the evening and 24 performer sets. More fiddlers than usual - the influence of the Sandy MacIntyre concert up and coming, I suppose. Neat!

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Easton Ernst (9-year old fiddler) - Irish Washerwoman; Redwing
***  Bailey Donaldson (fiddle) w/ Jim McKay - Liberty; Bill Cheatem
Elijah (didn't get last name) - short excerpts: Cluck Old Hen; Old Joe Clark; Happy Birthday; Twinkle, Little Star
Serendipity (Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland & David Lum) - Don't Think Twice (Dylan); Feels Like Home (Randy Newman)
Michael Maguire - At Last (Mack Gordon / Harry Warren); I Don't Know Enough About You (Peggy Lee)
John Kneeland - Homeward Bound (Paul Simon); Love in Vain (Robert Johnson)
Dave Garner (piano accordion) - from the Andalucia Suite (Ernesto Lecuona): Andalucia; Malagueña
Katie Korfmann & Cyndi Devereux /w Dave Jensen, Gayle Bridger (bodhran) & Jeremiah - Ashokan Farewell (Jay Ungar); St Anne's Reel; Four-String Polka
David Lum - Prisoners (original); I Still Haven't Found What I'm looking For (U2)
***  Josh Reid - Last Kiss
Dave Jensen w/ fiddler Cyn, Doug Welland, Jeremiah & Al Lindsay (on 1st tune) - Maritime Blue (Willy Blizzard); accordion tune
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Stewart McPhail (frailing-style banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - missed 1st song title; Soldier's Joy
Ed VandenDool - The world’s got a wobble; Meet me on the Mountain (both original)
***  Jeman Yu (clarinet) - Hey Jude (Lennon / McCartney); a Korean pop song
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - You Win Again (Louvin Bros), The Next Time I leave Here (David Mallett)
Al Lindsay - Just Kidding (Miles Wootton / Fred Wedlock); The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede (Matt McGinn)
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah w/ David Lum) - Did She Mention My Name; I'm Not Sayin' (both Gordon Lightfoot)
Russ Burns - You Come Walk with Me; Following Sirius (both original)
Diane Kennedy - All Around My Hat; Black Water (Jean Ritchie)
George Hogan - Vincent Black Lightning 1952 (Richard Thompson); The Sun's Comin' Over The Hill (Karine Polwart)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris, Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - The MTA Song (Jacqueline Steiner / Bess Lomax Hawes)
John Harris - The Water is Wide
Don Hayter - Michael Row the Boat Ashore; Don't Be Cruel (Otis Blackwell)
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie); Home on the Range
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay & Don Hayter



Brantford Expositor, April 11, 2013: Feature article on the Brantford Open Stage



BOS Performers' Roster March 29, 2013: Never quite sure what attendance will be like on a holiday. Still there were 45 or 50 of us to enjoy the evening, and about 20 performer sets. Bonus: we were finally back in our favourite Alexander Graham Bell Room, as there was no karaoke in the adjacent restaurant section this evening.

Tickets were also being sold for the May 3 concert featuring fiddler Sandy MacIntyre, and they've started to sell. (Tickets are available at any session of BOS, and Dave Eric & Jeremiah should have some with them at all times.) Small appeal - if you're planning to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. If there aren't enough presales we may have to move to a smaller room. Thanks.

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Michael Maguire - Bluesette (Curtis Fuller); Tuxedo Junction (Erskine Hawkins / Bill Johnson / Julian Dash); Orange-Coloured Sky (Milton DeLugg / Willie Stein)
Diane Kennedy - Blow the Winds Southerly; Cape Breton Lullaby (Kenneth Leslie)
Al Lindsay - whistle medley: Annie Laurie / Skye Boat Song; Humouresque (Dvorzak; parody lyrics unknown)
Donald McGeoch - Keltie Clippie (John Watt); The Porcelain Waltz (original)
Bo Basiuk - One Kind Favour; Brownsville Blues
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb - You and Tequila (Matraca Berg / Deana Carter); Joey (Concrete Blond)
John Harris and Andrew Rock - Whiskey; Amazing Grace
Al & Maria Lloyd - Fire and Rain (James Taylor); Dream a Little Dream of Me (Fabian Andre / Wilbur Schwandt / Gus Kahn)
Dave Jensen / Gayle Bridger (bodhran) & Jeremiah - accordion tunes, including Road to the Isles
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Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) - Three Wooden Crosses (Randy Travis); Some Old Ballad (Ray Materick)
Easton Ernst (9-year old fiddler) - Tam Lin
***  Lawrence Cresswell - instrumental guitar: St James Infirmary; Country Stomp
Russ Burns - Don't Give Me Your Love; Guitars, Power Tools & Guns (both original)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Hard Out Here (Hayes Carl); See What Love Does (Laura Gold)
Andrew Kerth - High-Riding Heroes (David Lynn Jones); Out on a Tear (originals)
Kathryn Macdonald - Willow and Wind (original); Oran na Maighdean Mhara (trad: Mermaid's Song)
David Clark & Al Lloyd - The Boxer (Paul Simon); Comes a Time (Neil Young)
Don Hayter - Pale Blue Eyes; Rock Around the Clock
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - missed the first song title; The Old country Church
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Kathy Macdonald, Al Lindsay & Jeremiah



BOS Performers' Roster March 15, 2013: Well! If last session's count was around 80 people, the we were up to and possibly over a hundred this time. In the Pauline Johnson again, and folks were almost stacked up on the walls - until they brought in a bunch more chairs, anyway.

The 'Irishness' of St Patrick's Day was paid tribute by the choices of some of our performers tonight. Éirinn go Brách! (Erin Go Bragh! - Ireland Forever)

Just before we started, Eric played some music over the sound system - tributes to three major figures who'd recently passed away: Stompin' Tom Connors, of course; and also Tam Kierney (a founding member of 'Friends of Fiddler's Green') and Max Ferguson, CBC personality whose show often showcased 'our music' (including our own Don McGeoch).

Tickets were also available for the May 1 concert featuring fiddler Sandy McIntyre, and they've started to sell. (Tickets are available at any session of BOS, and Dave Eric & Jeremiah should have some with them at all times.) Here endth the plug (for now).


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Michael Hogg (w/ Gayle Bridger on bodhran) - Whiskey in the Jar; Whiskey Before Breakfast (harmonica instrumental); When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (w/ Denise Jolicoeur singing lead)
Michael Maguire - Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams); The Lady is a Tramp (Rodgers and Hart)
Bo Basiuk - Amazing Grace (autoharp); Bo's guitar was being extra temperamental and would not submit to tuning so he forewent his 2nd song rather than inflict an untuned guitar on us.
Diane Kennedy - Meeting of the Waters; Bonnie Kell's Waters
Bo Basiuk - returning to the stage by popular request with a now compliant guitar for his 2nd song, which was "the Bantam Rooster".
Serendipity (Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland & David Lum) - Talking in Your Sleep (Lightfoot); Didn't Come (Norah Jones)
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul (both on mandolin) w/ Luanne Ashe (guitar) - O'Keefe's Polka / John Ryan's Polka; West Fork Girls
Donald McGeoch - McCrory (Pete St John); The Session at Ennis (original)
Ariel Rogers (w/ Scott Smith on 1st song) - Summertime (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin / DuBose Heyward); The Irish Song (aka Rickety Tickety Tin, Tom Lehrer)
Scott Cameron Smith - Greentown (original); Mary Ellen Carter (Stan Rogers)
Luanne Ashe (Irish wooden flute w/ Gayle Bridger on bodhran) - O'Keefe's / Banshee; Swallowtail Reel / Little Beggarman (aka Red-Haired Boy)
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David Lum - Different Shade of Blue; Tomorrow's Coming (both originals)
Jeff Daw w/ Larry Aul (mandolin)- Souvenirs (John Prine); Jambalaya (Hank Williams)
***  Andrew Kerth (not entirely a newcomer, but it's been sooo long...) - Here We Go; Sittin' Pretty (both originals)
Sarah Hillis - Paddy's Lamentation; Raglan Road (Luke Kelly)
***  Al & Maria Lloyd - The Rose (Amanda McBroom); Middle-Aged Man (parody lyrics by Ian Thomas to 'The Girl from Ipanema')
***  Dan McDougald w/ Al O'Lloyd & David Clark - Streets of London (Ralph McTell)
***  David Clark - Watching the Wheels (John Lennon)
Tim McDougald - Home (Phillip Phillips); Prairie Dog (original instrumental)
Al Lindsay - The Blarney Roses; Galway Bay (parody lyrics, possibly by The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem)
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah w/ David Lum) - One Meatball; and joining Jericho in her debut appearance at BOS, *** Judy Marsales for Hit the Road, Jack (Percy Mayfield)
John Harris - Deep River Blues (Doc Watson); Early Morning Rain (Lightfoot)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb - Name (Goo Goo Dolls); One I Love (David Gray)
Don Hayter - Danny Boy; The Wild Rover
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie); ack! forgot to write down the 2nd song
Dave Jensen & the usual accomplices - The Irish Rover
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Sarah Hillis, Al Lindsay & Diane Kennedy



BOS Performers' Roster March 1, 2013: Wow! Population Explosion! Between 75 and 80 people out, almost filling the Pauline Johnson Room. 24 performer sets, including 3 newbies. Good on you folks, and thank you ever so.

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John & Sheila Ludgate - Coureurs d'Etoiles (original); Long Road to Heaven (Ray Materick); Trick of the Light (original)
                                        (Note: the Ludgates have 2 important engagements coming up. In both cases they're doing an opening set, and then being part of Ray Materick's new project and CD Release "Home Sweet Home". The first is on Friday March 8 at the Moonshine Cafe in Oakville and the other on Sunday March 10 at the Brantford Station Gallery. More details on the calendar page, and here's a link to one of Ray's songs from this new configuration: "Some Big Ballad" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cUELy3c5OM)
Chad Everett Brown - City Flowers (Jeffrey Foucault); Unwed Fathers (John Prine)
Ben Rogers - both original compositions; the first an as-yet-untitled song (accompanying himself on a tenor guitar); the second a fiddle tune called 'Pendulum'
*** Geoff Lewis - Cloud Factory (Bill Caddick); Cloud Factory (Bill Caddick); Sally Gee aka The Lass Doon By the Quay (Joe Wilson)
                            (I think Geoff has been with us before, but way way back when it was the Brantford Folk Club)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb w/ Jeremiah - What's Up (Linda Perry); Satellite (Guster)
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul (both on mandolins today) - Snowdrop; Lonesome John (aka Glinch Mountain Breakdown)
Tommy Hughes - fiddle medley: 4 short tunes
Easton Ernst (9-year old fiddler) - Red Wing; Swallowtail Jig
Michael Maguire - Time After Time (Sammy Cahn / Jule Styne); Unforgettable (Irving Gordon)

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*** Greg Gingerich - Groovin' (original); Lost Together (Blue Rodeo)
Nigel Scrutton - Southwind; Get Together (Jesse Colin Young)
David Lum - Count the Ways (original); Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Stars; Rough Edges (both Fred Eaglesmith)
*** Abe Sault (banjitar) & Dave Waters - A Place in the Sun (Ronald Miller / Bryan Wells); Night Train to Memphis / Will the Circle Be Unbroken (w/ Fiddler Cyn joining part way through)
Russ Burns - Operator (Jim Croce); untitled original instrumental
Sarah Hillis - in honour of St David's Day, 2 Welsh whistle tunes: Lark in the Clear Air / Snowy Evening; w/ Celtic harp: Heaven-Haven aka A Nun Takes the Veil (Gerard Manley Hopkins, music by Sarah)
Cyndi Devereux, aka 'Fiddler Cyn' w/ Jensen & Jeremiah - Capre Breton Home; Orange Blossom Special
Al Lindsay - Westering Home / Come By the Hills; Three Night & Sunday Double Time (Matt McGinn)
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah w/ David Lum) - Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino, and in honour of his 85th birthday 3 days previous!); Same Old Blues (J J Cale)
Don Hayter - Clementine; Party Doll
'Mr Jack' - Red Sails in the Sunset; Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Pat Sollman (fiddle) - Sweet Chariot; Can't Help Falling in Love
Allan Edgar w/ Jensen & Jeremiah - ack! forgot to write down the 1st song; Don't Be Angry With Me Darling
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Sarah Hillis, Al Lindsay & Jeremiah



BOS Performers' Roster February 15th, 2013: Pauline Johnson Room once more; seems to be becoming our regular room! Slightly lighter population this evening - around 45 (perhaps some special Valentine nights out?). Nonetheless, some 20 performer sets, and some genuine magic happened.

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*** Peter Light (guitar) and Gwen Potter (harmony, viola d'amore) - Love; Only Half Way Home; She's a Deadly Sin (all originals by Peter)
Must mention Gwen's viola d'amore, one of the more distinctive instruments we've had at BOS. A replica of a 1700's instrument, this viola has 5 main strings plus 6 sympathetic strings that run underneath the fingerboard. Deeper in voice than a violin/fiddle, it has a very full and rich sound. More details on Wikipedia.
Russ Burns - Wild Night (Van Morrison); Pot of Gold (original)
*** Dave Garner (piano accordion) - Bei Mir Bist du Schon (To Me You Are Beautiful) ( music & original Yiddish lyrics by Sholom Secunda 1938; English lyrics by Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin); Under Paris Skies (Jean Andre Brun, Kim Gannon, Hubert Giraud)
Easton (9-years old) - Rubber Dolly; Swallowtail Jig w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb - Our Town (Iris Dement); Misguided Angel (Cowboy Junkies) w/ Jeremiah, bass on 1st song
Diane Kennedy (celtic harp) - My Lagan Love; (a capella) Spacesuits (David Roth)
Michael Maguire - Someday My Prince Will Come (Frank Churchill / Larry Morey); God Bless the Child (Arthur Herzog / Billie Holiday)
Al Lindsay w/ Doug Welland & Steve Fuller - Yesterday's Men (Chris Foreman / Graham McPherson); (a capella) When You're Old and Gray (Tom Lehrer)
Steve Fuller (fiddle) w/ Doug Welland - Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms (Thomas Moore); medley: Soldier's Joy / Staten Island / Rose Garden

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Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) - World Without Love (Paul McCartney); Love Is All Around (Reg Presley - lead singer for The Troggs, & who passed away last week)
                                               [this set was a blatant attempt to balance, pro & con, the idea of Valentine's Day!]
David and Louise Szwarc - Hold Tight (Modabo); Love at the Five & Dime (Nanci Griffith)
Serendipity (Rosemary Todd & Doug Welland w/ Steve Fuller) - Peaceful Easy Feeling (Jack Tempchin); Long Long Time (Gary White)
Luanne Ashe - Over the Mountains; The Tattler (both trad)
Gwen Potter w/ Steve Fuller and Peter Light - Twenty-Sixth of Forever (Brian Peters); The Sun Assembly / Sunbury Common
                                                               [the singular voices of the viola d'amore and the fiddle, performed by 2 superb practitioners - this would be one of the moments of magic referred to earlier!]
Cynthia Williamson - Runaway Train (David Anthony Pirner); Love How You Love Me (Barry Mann / Larry Kolber)
John Harris w/ Michael Hogg - Helpless (Neil Young) w/ Steve Fuller, Doug Welland, Dave Jensen & Jeremiah
Don Hayter - Old Time Religion; Do Lord, Remember Me
Ken Needham (Irish flute) - The Old Irish Flute; Down By the Sally Gardens
Dave Jensen (button accordion, w/ Steve Fuller, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Little Burnt Potato
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, & Diane Kennedy with a special guest appearance by Christopher Szwarc!



BOS Performers' Roster February 1st, 2013: Pauline Johnson Room once more, and a population of around 60 souls. A well-paced evening; even with 2 dozen performer sets we finished just a tad before midnight!

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Easton (9-years old) - 3 short fiddle tunes: Swallowtail; JC and Charley(?); Rubber Dolly
Stewart McPhail (5-string frailing banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - June Apple; The Cuckoo
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb - The One I Love (David Gray); Name (Goo Goo Dolls)
Michael Maguire - A Day in the Life of a Fool (aka Manhã de Carnaval - Morning of Carnival or Theme from Black Orpheus by composer Luiz Bonfá & lyricist Antônio Maria); Straighten Up and Fly Right (Nat King Cole & Irving Mills)
Verne Payne - Cat's in the Cradle (Harry Chapin); Forever Young (Rod Stewart / Jim Cregan / Kevin Savigar; a partial rewrite of the Dylan song)
John & Sheila Ludgate - Jerusalem (Steve Earle); (John solo) Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette (Merle Travis / Tex Williams)
Russ Burns - Take My Hand; Losing Her (both originals)
Al Lindsay – The Bantam Cock; Loch Lomond / Westering Home (on fiddle w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah)
Dave Jensen (button accordion) w/ Doug Welland (guitar) & Jeremiah (bass) - For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name; Reel de Sherbrooke
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Eleanor Shaw - a short but rather decent poem about BOS

To B.O.S.
Eleanor S.
(© Eleanor Shaw 2013)

Hooray for B.O.S.
We love it. Admit it.
It’s addictive and predictive.
Every two weeks it’s the show
To which we all must go.
You’ll meet good friends
Who anticipate and speculate
Who will sing
And what will they bring?
The stage is set, the sound check met.
So Friday at 8 - well Dave-
Sometimes a bit late
Dave Jensen and the faithful crew
Eric, Jeremiah, plus Dave and Sue,
Will greet you, treat you,
And make it sweet for you.
It’s a party
With Dave as leader
Couldn’t find a better one.
His ‘Newf’n-ease-a-bility’
Makes it fun, fun, fun.
Dave and Hamilton’s Al- his B.F.F.
Sometimes seem to need a ref
To settle the score
Of a long time rivalry.
They never give it up
Just banter some more.
Music lives here !
It breathes, it soars,
So open the mikes
And close the doors!
It’s a gathering of musicians
Ready to play for you-
The storytellers, the songwriters,
And those with the beat.
You’ll clap your hands
And tap your feet,
As they harmonize and synchronize
It’s electric, it will energize.
From squeezebox to whistle
And all in between –
6 string , 12 string, and mandolin
Michael Maguire plays a seventh wire,
Harmonica, ukulele, banjo, and fiddle
With sad songs ,happy songs,
Stories of life songs
There’s train and truck songs,
Land and sea songs,
Some old and some new,
From Scotland and Ireland,
The East Coast too.
The lilts, the airs,
And foot stompers, quite a few.
We love the ‘folksy’ way
You do it
With all nights full
Of jokes and wit.
There are solos, duos, trios
And don’t forget
Fill the stage-i-os.
We really can boast
We have the most,
The talent, the sound.
So performers to you
We raise a glad toast-
May your great voices
Continue to rise
And instruments blend
As our hearts and souls
You skilfully bend.
We miss Bob Baker
And Crystal Chandeliers
Or Amazing Grace
No one can ever
Take his place
It’s nearly the end
So Dave and his friends
Doug, Eric, Jeremiah, and Al
Make music together
It couldn’t be better.
You know it’s over
When Dave says
Another beautiful night
We’ve (h)ad
And to end it all
Gather up on the stage
For the finale
A rousing Wild Mountain Thyme.
We love it all
The fun and frolic
Have we become
Music – a – holic
Oh yah!
The B.O.S. goes on!


Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) - Dream (Felice & Boudleaux Bryant); Mail Order Bride (Bob Dylan)
Serendipity (Rosemary Todd & Doug Welland) - Talking in Your Sleep (Lightfoot); Eleanor Rigby (Lennon / McCartney)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf); A Dog Born in Winter (Joe Charron)
Tommy Hughes - Come Back to Sorrento (on mandolin); fiddle medley: 5 short tunes including Skye Boat Song, Road to the Isles & Ashokan Farewell (Jay Ungar)
Mike Hogg - Vincent Black Lightening 1952 (Richard Thompson); Rag, Mama, Rag
Denise Jolicoeur w/ Mike Hogg - Coming Back to You (Leonard Cohen); The Birthday Song (aka 'Let's Throw a Party for Ourselves' by Eve Goldberg and sung in honour of BOS sound person Eris Bower's birthday)
Kathryn Macdonald - Skye Boat Song; a capella, sung in Gaelic (Gallic): Chì mi na mòrbheanna (in English 'The Mist-Covered Mountains of Home' by John Cameron - Iain Camshroin - 1856)
Diane Kennedy - Smiling Wine (Sylvia Tyson); The Asteroid Light (parody of "The Eddystone Light")
Peace and Love Heidi - To Trees; Mystical Magical Moon (both original)
John Harris w/ Michael Hogg - In the Pines; Snake-charming Man
Don Hayter - Home I'll Be (Rita McNeil); Sixteen Tons (Merle Travis)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie); Home on the Range
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Kathy Macdonald, Al Lindsay, & Diane Kennedy



BOS Performers' Roster January 18th, 2013: Again in the Pauline Johnson Room, and between 40 and 50 attendees. Only about 15 performers - a tad low for us, actually - but oh, my heavens! what a session. Just about everybody brought their 'A'-game, and one of the best nights of music ever!

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Verne Payne - A Prince of Darkness (Bankie Banx); Today I'm Gonna Try to Change the World (Johnny Reid); One Love (Bob Marley)
Diane Kennedy (Appalachian dulcimer) - Reynardine; Spinning Wheel (John F Walker)
*** Dave Bell (all the way up from Dunnville) - If I Were the Man in the Moon (Chris Whitely) ; Greenback Dollar (Hoyt Axton)
Michael Maguire - Body & Soul (lyrics: Edward Heyman / Robert Sour / Frank Eyton; music: Johnny Green); Moonlight in Vermont (John Blackburn / Karl Suessdorf)
*** Dustin Ferretti - Uncle George; I Get It (both original)
Luanne Ashe - Landslide; World Turning (both Fleetwood Mac)
Al Lindsay - Seven Nights Drunk; Mingulay Boat Song / Skye Boat Song (tin whistle medley w/ Doug Welland)
Dave Jensen w/ Luanne Ashe & Jeremiah - piano accordion tune; button accordion tune: Golden Slippers
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Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) - Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon / McCartney); Loch Lomond
Stewart McPhail (mandolin) & Larry Aul (mandolin) w/ Luanne Ashe (guitar) - instrumental medleys: Breaking Up Christmas / Big John MacNeil and Scotland the Brave / Loch Lomond
Don Hayter - My Girl (Smoky Robinson); Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
Doug Welland w/ John Harris & Jeremiah - Last Thing on My Mind (Tom Paxton); All the Best (John Prine)
John Harris - The Way I Feel (Lightfoot); Before You Accuse Me (w/ Michael Maguire - and I usually don't 'editorialise', but this was one magnificent collaboration)
Pat Solman (fiddle) - I Really Don't Want to Know; Ashokan Farewell (Jay Unger)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Diane, Al Lindsay, &  Jeremiah



BOS Performers' Roster January 4th, 2013: Down in the Pauline Johnson Room (there was karaoke in the restaurant, which would have bled to our favourite room); 'bout 45, maybe 50 folks at the peak (start-up sessions after a break do tend to be light - Jeez, we were done by 11:20!). 16 performer sets.

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Mike Hogg / Denise Jolicoeur w/ Jeremiah - 2 solo songs by Mike, followed by 2 solos by Denise. Mike: I Still Write Your Name in the Snow (Chet Atkins); The Accident (John Prine). Denise: My Old Friend the Blues (Steve Earle); River Road (Sylvia Tyson)
Russ Burns - Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes (Jimmy Buffett); Sailing Away (original)
Michael Maguire - But Beautiful (Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke); Girl from Ipanema/Quite Nights of Quiet Stars (Jobim)
Stewart McPhail (5-string banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Waiting for Nancy; Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
Bo Basiuk w/ Mike Hogg - Betty & Dupree; Abeline (Bob Gibson & John D. Loudermilk)
Tommy Hughes - After All This Time (Foster & Allen); Wild Flying Dove (Tom Paxton)
Jeff Daw - Roll On, Columbia (Woody Guthrie); River Song (Tom Rush)
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Tim McDougald - One Great City! (The Weakerthans); Save Your Scissors (Dallas Green)
Mark McNeil - I Need a Wife; James Street (both original)
Cam Kemp - My Home in Tennessee (Skeets Mcdonald?); Shake That Thing (John Hurt)
Al Lindsay - Annie Laurie (on tin whistle); Ten Bottles of Whiskey
Don Hayter - He'll Have to Go (Joe & Audrey Allison); Honky Tonk Woman (Jagger/Richards)
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) - Mirabeau Bridge (Sam Larkin); Hand Your Heart to the Wind (John Stewart)
Doug Welland w/ Eric Bower & Jeremiah - It Ain't Me, Babe (Dylan); Mr Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, Eric Bower & Jeremiah - Take Me Back (John Prince); accordion tune
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, &  Tim McDougald



BOS Christmas Party: Not so many people out (the weather had been predicting nasty driving conditions), but enough folks for a right fine evening. Amazing food, with mega-thanks to all who answered the potluck call. And special thanks to our host Kathy Macdonald. I do believe Bob Baker's spirit might have been looking on and smiling,


BOS Performers' Roster December 14th, 2012: Well, the expected Pauline Johnson Room didn't work out - we were in the (ultra-cozy) Gretzky Room! Got to have been at least 70 souls and a l-o-n-g list of performers - close to 1am when we were done! Just prior to starting, Eric played a short compilation of music by Ravi Shankar and Dave Brubeck, both of whom have recently passed away, leaving behind a massive musical legacy.


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John Harris & Andrew Rock - O'Carolan's Welcome; Silent Night (both guitar instrumentals); Here Comes the Sun (George Harrison)
Dave Jensen - Dave took a few minutes to acknowledge the horrific tragedy of the shootings in Connecticut today; a subject very much on everyone's mind. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of all involved. America's soul has sustained a great wound this day.
Diane Kennedy (Celtic harp) - Coventry Carol; Silent Night
Andrew Ong - Ave Maria (Shubert); Starbright (Jim Brickman)
Tommy Hughes - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms (lyrics from Irish poet Thomas Moore, to a trad melody); Bottle of Emu Cream (original)
Bob Martin - Still Crazy After All these Years (Paul Simon); The Marvelous Toy (Tom Paxton) + a special request from Mr Jensen for, let's call it "Eric Idle's Christmas Song", succinctly titled "F**K Christmas"!
Russ Burns - Understand; Welcome Home (both originals)
Bo Basiuk - Children Go Where I Send Thee; Two Guitars (Russian Gypsy song)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Walking Through Your Town in the Snow (Utah Phillips); Can't Get My Way Out (solo by Cam on clawhammer 'up-picking' style banjo)
Stewart McPhail (5-string banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) w/ Luanne Ashe (guitar) - Angelina Baker; Soldier's Joy
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starting off with a quick rendition of 'Happy Birthday" for Mr Jensen
Luanne Ashe and students *** Alena Newbatt & *** Bella Whitman - Alena: The Clouds (original song); the trio: Arlington (The Wailin' Jennys); Bella: Gesu Bambino (to a recorded track)
David Lum - Fairy Tale of New York (Pogues); Go Tell It on the Mountain
Lynn Kirby - Not Your One-Night Stand; Five Angels
Ev Rilet - Harper Valley PTA (Jeannie C Riley); Christmas Day
Al Lindsay - White Christmas (Irving Berlin); A Christmas Carol (Tom Lehrer)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, Tommy Hughes & Jeremiah - Christmas in the Harbour (Gary O'Driscoll)
Jeremiah - Huron Carole
'Mr. Jack' - Ballad Of Amazing Grace And Sideshow Dan (Jason Wilbur); We Have Seen the Rain (original)
Ray Rivers - If I Were a Wise Man; Little Town of Bethlehem
Bev Nicoll - For Christmas
Don Hayter - Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Jingle Bells
Doug Welland w/ Andrew Ong, John Harris & Jeremiah - Rich Man's Spiritual (Gordon Lightfoot); Catch the Wind (Donovan)
*** Mike Monaghan - Campfire Player; Greater Man than I (both originals)
Terry Haavelsrud - That's What Keeps the Rent Down; didn't get 2nd song title, sorry.
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Feliz Navidad; Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes / Jay W Johnson)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, Tommy Hughes & Jeremiah - by request, one accordion tune
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, &  Don Hayter



BOS Performers' Roster November 23rd, 2012: Didn't make too many notes about attendance; I'm thinking around 50 - 55 souls present. Killer line-up
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Michael Maguire - I Guess I'll Turn My Tears Out to Dry (Cahn / Styne); She Is the Reason (original); Sixteen Tons (Merle Travis)
Diane Kennedy (playing a Celtic harp today) - Eriskay Love Lilt; The Blacksmith
Stewart McPhail (5-string banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Granfather's Clock (w/ Bo Basiuk on guitar); Old Time Texas
Bo Basiuk - Frankie and Albert; Candy Man (Rev Gary Davis)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb w/ Eric Bower - Misguided Angel (Cowboy Junkies); You and Tequila (Kenny Chesney)
Tommy Hughes - Dear Matilda (1920's music hall song); This is My Home (Jimmy Copeland)
Al Lindsay - As Usual (Hamish Imlach); Piddlin' Pete
Don Hayter - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Let Me Go to Texas When I Die (Ed Bruce / Patsy Bruce / Bobby Borchers)
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Mike Hogg w/ John Harris - Four Letter Word for Lonesome (Laura Smith); Oreo Cookie Blues (Lonnie Mack)
John Harris - Dark-Eyed Molly (Archie Fisher); Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)
David & Louise Szwarc - Winter Wind (Patty Larkin); Someday Soon (Ian Tyson)
Archie McArthur w/ Larry Aul (mandolin) - Adios to California (John Hiatt) ; If It Had't Been for Love ( Michael Henderson / Christopher Stapleton)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Still in Love with You; Wings of Morphine
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah w/ David Lum) - Same Old Blues (J J Cale); Folk Club Caledonia (Hotel California with parody lyrics by Jeremiah in homour of the Caledonia Folk Club Reunion)
Dave Jensen w/ Jericho, David lum & Al Lindsay - couple of accordion tunes (I never get the darned titles straight)
David Lum - True North; Different Shade of Blue (both original)
***  Pat Sullivan (fiddle) - Meeting of the Waters; Fields of Athen Rye
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Can I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister; Don't Be Angry With Me, Darling
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, &  Diane



BOS Performers' Roster November 9th, 2012:
Bumper crop of performers and audience; 'bout 70 or 75 folks in attendance, and 23 performer sets - including some welcome old friends as interest in the Caledonia Folk Club Revival Concert peaks (piques?).


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Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah w/ David Lum) - Big River (Johnny Cash); recitation: In Flanders Fields (Lt-Col John McCrae); Highway of Heroes (Terry Sumsion, Bill Peer, JP Riemens, Suzie Sweetman)
Michael Maguire - Autumn Leaves (instrumental - Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma / Jacques Prevert / Eng. lyric: Johnny Mercer); But Beautiful (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Burke)
Stewart McPhail (5-string banjo), Jim Hodges (guitar) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Julianne Johnson; Old Joe Clark
Ed Vandendool - In Flanders Fields (Lt-Col John McCrae; set to music - superbly - by Ed); Tears of Hercules (Marc Jordan)
Tommy Hughes - Eriskay Love Lilt; If Those Lips Could Only Speak (Charles Ridgewell / Will Godwin)
Donald McGeoch - When Margaret Was Eleven (Pete St John); Jamie Raeburn's Farewell
Bo Basiuk w/ Larry Aul - House of the Rising Sun; I Shall Not Be Moved
Jeff Daw w/ Larry Aul - Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf); Blue Ridge Mountain Blues (Doc Watson)
Don Hayter - Amazing Grace; Jamaica Farewell
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David & Louise Szwarc - Flowers of Saskatchewan (David Francey); Blue Chalk (John Gorka)
Russ Burns - Understand; Guitars, Power Tools and Guns (both original)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Forever Has Come to an End (Buddy & Julie Miller); The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore (Jean Ritchie)
David Lum - And She Waits; Room at My Table (both original)
Doug Welland w/ David Lum & Jeremiah - City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman); Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound (Tom Paxton)
Al Lindsay - Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (The first three verses were written by Pete Seeger in 1955, and published in Sing Out! magazine. Additional verses were added by Joe Hickerson in May 1960, who turned it into a circular song.); Mrs. McGrath
Nigel Scrutton (playing a banjolele!) - Hey, Soul Sister (Patrick Monahan, Amund Bjørklund, Espen Lind); I Wanna Be Your Boyfriends (Ramones)
Rosemarie Stewart - Memory (Andrew Lloyd Weber); My Heart Will Go On (James Horner / Will Jennings)
***  Tommy Mitchell - Last Kiss (Wayne Cochran, Joe Carpenter, Randall Hoyal & Bobby McGlon); Leavin' On a Jet Plane (John Denver)
Terry Haavelsrud - Alcohol & pills (Fred Eaglesmith); My Grandpa (original)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Ten Tousand Miles (Harry Martin); Salt Water Joys (Wayne Chaulk)
Ken Leedin - Foggy Foggy Dew; The House Carpenter
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Glory to His Name; The Old Country Church
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, &  Allan Edgar



BOS Performers' Roster October 26th, 2012:
Nice session, including 3 brand new performers. Audience count, up around 60.

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Andrew Ong - The Dimming of the Day (Richard Thompson); Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma / Jacques Prevert / Eng. lyric: Johnny Mercer)
Al Lindsay - I Hold Your Hand in Mine; The Irish Ballad (both by Tom Lehrer, and in keeping with Hallowe'en)
Bob Martin - Harvest Moon (Nora Bayes / Jack Norworth); Lizzie Borden (Michael Brown)
Tommy Hughes - Among My Souvenirs (Edgar Leslie / Horatio Nicholls); Young Pretenders (Robin Laing)
***  Alan McKinley - When I Was a Paperboy (David Francey); The Dutchman (Michael Smith)
Heart's Desire (Lynette Fairweather & David Hines) - Come All You Sailors (Cara Luft); Lost Lovin' Gal (Cahalen Morrison)
***  Stephen Shirr - Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian (John Prine); I Believe (original)
Michael Maguire - Scotch & Soda (credited to Dave Guard of the kingston Trio, but written much earlier, & Guard had never been able to find the identity of the original writer); Pennies from Heaven (Johnny Burke / Arthur Johnston)
Don Hayter - Goodnight Irene; One Love (Bob Marley)
Stewart McPhail (guitar) & Larry Aul (mandolin) w/ Jeremiah - Old Flames (Siebert / Moffan); Payday

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Mark McNeil & Steve Parisien - James Street Trolley Song; Private Riley (both Mark's originals; the latter written in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, aka "The Rileys")
Steve Parisien - Moonlight Reflections; The Old Man & the Blanket (both original intrumentals)
Paul Terangelo, w/ Jack Rankin & Al Lindsay (it's fiddle time!) w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - When You & I were Young Maggie / Goodnight Irene / Margaret's Waltz
Diane Kennedy - The French Song (Lucille Starr); Here's to Song (Allistair MacGillvary)
'Mr. Jack' - Irene (ver' short parody); Mama Don't Allow; Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
Russ Burns - Cascades (original instrumental); Ride & Roll (Sonny Terry)
George Hogan - Everybody's Leaving (Karine Polwart); The S S Shieldhall (John Murphy)
Jack Rankin w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Westphalia Waltz / Redwing / Chinese Breakdown
***  Ken Leedin - Young & Foolish (billy Bragg); Land of Hope & Glory (Edward William Elgar / Arthur C. Benson)
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) - Take Me As I Am (Nonie Crete); Little Red Riding Hood (Blackwell)
Doug Welland & Andrew Ong w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Country Roads (John Denver); Teach Your Children (Graham Nash)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - This Land is Your land (Woody Guthrie); Home on the Range
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - The Town I Loved So Well (Phil Coulter)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, & Diane Kennedy



Bob Baker Memorial Sunday, October 21, 2012 -  It couldn't have been much better; there were some tears, even more warm laughter and a lot of music. Well over 200 people there, at a guess.

The afternoon started with the New Apostolic Church Choir singing "I'll Fly Away" and there was an address and prayer from Rev. Flo Edwards. Bob's daughter Brenda Baker did a heartfelt and moving eulogy.

Don McGeoch performed two of Bob's favourite songs, "The Red Onion Tavern" (one of Don's originals) and "Leaving Nancy" (Eric Bogle).

Bob's life-long friend Andy Hamilton paid tribute.

Bill Crawford was up next. I wasn't really in 'record mode', but one of the songs he did was "Mirabeau Bridge" (Sam Larkin); and he was followed by Tommy Hughes.

After a break, Peter Breichmanus paid tribute and then David & Louise Szwarc got up. They contributed "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness" (John Prine) and a sweet Nanci Griffith song, "The Wing and the Wheel".

Cyndi Devereux was next, backed by Mr Jensen, Doug Welland and myself, gave us a fiddle set of "Cape Breton Lullaby" followed by a rousing "St Anne's Reel".

Tom Jordan followed with "The Old Man" (John Mcdermott) and, of course, "Danny Boy".

Al Lindsay followed with a couple of tin whistle tunes.

By this point the stage had evolved into "The BOS Gang" mode, with Dave, Cyndi, Doug, Diane Kennedy, George Hogan, David & Louise, myself and others doing a few songs, including "Take Me As I Am" (Nonie Crete) and ending (naturally) with "The Wild Mountain Thyme" and joined by Christopher Szwarc.

There was only one performer left to be heard from, and we ended the music listening to Bob Baker, recorded from previous BOS appearances.

Bob's other daughter, Janet Nentwig, finished off, thanking all involved - particularly Dave Jensen - and we all left with the feeling that we'd given Bob a right royal send-off.

There were donations being collected that afternoon. Over $400 was raised for Habitat for Humanity Brant, and I'm very gratified to say that just over $500 went to the afternoon's other beneficiary, Arts After School Kids. In Bob's name, the gift of music continues. Well done, friends.

Safe home, Bob.




BOS Performers' Roster October 12th, 2012:
more than 65 folks at the peak down in the Pauline Johnson Room, which was nice to see. Looks like about 22 performer sets (including 3 first-timers); still managed to finish just barely past midnight! The first part of the evening we had to deal with a bit of sound bleed from the Rotary Convention in the adjacent room, but we managed and had a great evening.


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Prior to Dave's introduction to the evening, the lights were brought down and a recording of the Rankin Family's 'Rise Again' was played in remembrance of founding member Raylene Rankin who died on September 30. The Rankin Family's popularity in the 90's was the beginning of a massive resurgence of interest in the Cape Breton style of celtic music. Their concerts always ended with the Leon Dubinski song 'Rise Again', which featured Raylene's soaring lead vocal - as fine a tribute as could be.

And so began the evening . . .

Luanne Ashe - Carrey; Help Me (both Joni Mitchell); May You Never (John Martyn)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb - The One I Love (David Grey); Misguided Angel (Cowboy Junkies)
Doug Maxwell - Red-Haired Boy (brief instrumental); Country Roads (John Denver); Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet)
Rob Badger & Zenon Holadyk - Sunshine (John Denver); Older (original by Rob, using elements of Crosby, Stills & Nash 'Long Time Gone')
Andrew Ong - Pussywillows, Cattails (Lightfoot); Only the Heart May know (Dan Fogelberg). Both songs dedicated to Bob Baker.
Stewart McPhail (frailing banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Ways of the World; The Cuckoo
***  Fred Walsh - American Pie (Don MacLean); Yesterday (Paul McCartney)
Al Lindsay - tin whistle medley: Killiekrankie/Scots Wha Hae; Where the Hell Are We Going to Live? (Paul Wright)
***  Peace and Love Heidi - Two Trees; Forest Valentine (both original)
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Dave Jensen w/ Jericho - squeezebox tunes: Sherbrooke Reel; My Cape Breton Home
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) w/ Larry Aul (mandolin) - My Girl (Smoky Robinson); If the River was Whiskey
Doug Welland w/ Jericho & Andrew Ong - Don't Think Twice (Dylan); Tequila Sunrise (Don Henley / Glenn Frey)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Late Autumn Days (Michael Shepherd); Rain is Rain (original by Cam)
Sarah Hillis (Celtic Harp) - Urge for Going (Joni Mitchell); Spring and Fall (Gerard Manley Hopkins, music by Sarah)
Rosemarie Stewart - a wedding song, but didn't get the title
'Mr. Jack' - Leaving Nancy (Eric Bogle); The Govenment Game (parody of 'The Patriot Game')
John & Sheila Ludgate - Talking in Your Sleep (Lightfoot); Inevitable Past (original)
Bob Martin - As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfeld); We'll Meet Again (Ross Parker) Both songs dedicated to Bob Baker.
*** Don Hayter - Kumbaya; Mull of Kintyre (Paul McCartney / Denny Laine)
John Kneeland - American Tune (Paul Simon); Mama Just Wants to Barrelhouse (Bruce Cockburn)
Dave Jensen w/ Jericho, Doug Welland, Andrew Ong & everyone else we ould cram on stage  - This Old House (Bickhardt / Schuyler) sung in honour of Bob Baker
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, & Sarah Hillis



BOS Performers' Roster September 28th, 2012:
'bout 45 or 50 or so folks out, some 16 performer sets, in the cozy Gretzky Room. Done without our fearless leader (Dave was off for a visit in Newfoundland). Jeff Shrubb took care of hosting duties. Just as an experiment, we tried using a lottery system to determine performer order. For the most part it seemed to work okay, I think.

And, of course, we started with a wee tribute to our late friend, Mr. Bob Baker to tide us over 'til the big memorial afternoon on Oct 21.

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Bob Baker - from recordings that were made in the past at BOS, Eric Bower put together 3 songs of Bob's, beginning with an instrumental from Bob's sweet-sounding guitar-zither and ending with 'Auld lang Syne', the last song Bob ever sung on our stage back in April. Eric's 12-string stood in for Bob's guitar as it leaned on an empty chair and we all paid tribute to our friend.
Bo Basiuk - House of the Rising Sun; I Heard the Angels Sing (Rev. Gary Davis)
Andrew Ong - Leader of the Band (Dan Fogelberg, & sung by Andrew in honour of Bob Baker); Moon River (Mancini / Mercer)
Archie McArthur - Give a Dog a Bone; If It Had't Been for Love ( Michael Henderson / Christopher Stapleton), w/ Larry Aul (mandolin)
Doug Welland w/ Jericho & Andrew Ong  - Tambourine Man (Dylan); Early Morning Rain (Lightfoot)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Hungry for Love (Dave Mallet); Hell on Church Street Blues (Norman Blake)
Sarah Hillis (Celtic Harp) - Song of Enchantment (Walter de la Mare, music by Sarah); The Parting Glass (in honour of Bob Baker)
Russ Burns - Fire & Rain (James Taylor); Take My Hand (original)
'Mr. Jack' - Parachute Song ("Never tie a love-knot in your paratrooper's chute"); Green Rocky Road
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Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) w/ Doug Welland - Train (Jay Linden); Where I'm Bound (Tom Paxton)
Terry Haavaldsrud - Wagon Wheel (Dylan); Liked You More Before You quit Drinkin' (original)
Nigel Scrutton - As Tears Go By (Jagger / Richards); Tomorrow is a Long Time (Dylan)
Allan Edgar w/ Eric Bower, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Can I Sleep in Your Barn, Mister; Little Bitty Tear
Mark McNeil w/ Larry Aul - Private Riley (original, written in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, aka "The Rileys"); Peaceful Easy Feeling (Jack Tempchin)
*** Cindy Dennison - Leavin' on a Jet Plane (John Denver); Breathe (Anna Nalick)
*** Jennifer & Darla (found singing gospel songs in the lobby - there was a Baptist convention in progress in the hotel -  some one asked them to drop in) Greatness of Our God; one other
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Jeremiah, Diane Kennedy, Nigel Scrutton & Allan Edgar



BOS Performers' Roster September 14th, 2012:
'bout 50 or so folks out, some 18 performer sets, and it just plain felt good to be back in gear!

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*** Paul Young (keyboard) w/ Jericho: Last Farewell (Roger Whittaker); Rolling With The Flow (Jerry Hayes); Streets of London (Ralph McTell)
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) w/ David Lum - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen); Princes of the Clouds (Tony Kaduck)
David Lum - Prisoners; A Life Flashed Through My Eyes (both originals)
John & Sheila Ludgate - I'm a Dog; Abby's Last Ride (both originals)
Michael Maguire - Old Rockin' Chair (Hoagy Carmichael); Witchcraft (Cy Coleman / Carolyn Leigh)
Jim Hodges & Stewart McPhail - Quick Step to the Battle of Prague; Fanny Power
Archie McArthur - Love Potion Number Nine (Lieber / Stoller); Halfway Home Café (Paul Overstreet)
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Dave Jensen w/ Jericho & David Lum - Ten Tousand Miles (Harry Martin); The Town I Loved So Well (Phil Coulter)
Doug Welland w/ Jericho & David Lum  - Don't Think Twice (Bob Dylan); Where I'm Bound (Tom Paxton)
Luanne Ashe - Landslide (Stevie Nicks); World Turning (Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie)
'Mr. Jack' - Red Sails in the Sunset; didn't get the other
***  Tom Swietch - both originals, but didn't get the titles
Russ Burns - Understand; Just for Me (both originals)
Al Lindsay – tin whistle medley: Dark Island / Mingulay Boat Song; Just Kidding
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Get Your Clothes, Honey (don't think I have right title); The Way I've Always Been (Tom T Hall)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb w/ Eric Bower - Love is All Around (Reg Presley); The One I Love
Mike Hogg w/ Jeremiah - Staggerlee; Tecumseh Valley (Townes Van Zandt)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Can I Sleep in Your Barn, Mister; Don't Be Angry With Me, Darling
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Allan Edgar



BOS Performers' Roster June 22nd, 2012:
Good sendoff for the season: 75 folks at least in the audience; a bumper crop of some 26 performers!

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intro; John & Sheila Ludgate – Ridin' On This Train; Northern Lights (originals)
David Lum – Walking in Memphis (Mark Cohn); True North (original)
Michael Maguire – Moonlight in Vermont (John Blackburn and Karl Suessdorf); Birth of the Blues (Ray Henderson, Buddy G. DeSylva & Lew Brown)
Katie Korfmann's fiddle students:

Fiona (9 yrs old): Gavotte in G Major
Easton (8 yrs old)
Elijah (6 yrs old): London Bridge; Old Macdonald; Twinkle Twinkle

Sleepin' in the Greenhouse” (Sarah & Roger Brunning) – Proposition; Wild Man (both original)
Jacqui Annerino w/ Wayne Cheater – This Can Only Get Better; Like the Birds (both original)
Tom Massiah – Wandering (trad); The Longest Road (original)
Cecil Sault – I'll Come Running Home to You; Coming Apart at the Seams (both original)
Stephen Fuller – 3 English Jigs; set of contra-dance tunes

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Elizabeth Jacobs – piano medley; Rolling in the Deep (Adele song, sung to a recorded track)
Vatina” (Katie Korfmann and Valentina) – Bring It On Home to Me (Sam Cooke); Gravity (John Mayer)
Wayne Hosick – Superman's Song (Brad Roberts); didn't get 2nd song title
Diane Kennedy (Celtic harp) – The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls
Tim McDougald – Stranger Than My Sympathy; I'm Yours (Jason Mraz) (on ukelele)
Jim Galway – Waltzing With Bears (adapted from Dr. Seuss, music by Eugene Poddany); Oxford County Line (Fred Eaglesmith)
Ed Vandendool – I Don't Drink the Whiskey Any More (original); The Water is Wide (trad)
***  "Harmony FX" (Ken & Stan) – Devil Woman (Terry Britten and Christine Holmes); Hello Mary Lou (Gene Pitney & Cayet Mangiaracina)
Wayne Cheater – Fiddle Dum Dee; Sail Away, Ladies w/ Jacqui Annerino
Al Lindsay – tin whistle medley: Scots Wha Hae / McPherson's Lament / Mairi's Wedding; A Most Unfortunate Man (a Jimmy Driftwood reworking of an older song)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp – Take Her in Your Arms (Fred Eaglesmith); I Heard the Bluebirds Sing (Louvin Brothers)
Jeff & Cindy Shrubb w/ Jeremiah – California Stars (Woody Guthrie / Billy Bragg); What's Up (4 Non Blondes)
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) w/ David Lum – Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key (Woody Guthrie / Billy Bragg); Summer Song (Chad Stuart, Clive Metcalfe & Keith Noble)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah – This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie); Home on the Range
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay & Tim McDougald



BOS Performers' Roster June 8th, 2012:
Excellent night, back in our old room just off the lobby and about 20 performer sets. Couple of newbies as well, and the general level of superb musicans just continues to amaze me!

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Allison Lupton & Geoff Somers w/ Patrick O'Neill – Peggy's Cove (original by Geoff); Lessie / Montagnay (fiddle, flute & accordion instrumental, 2nd one written by Geoff); Blue Willow (original by Allison)
***  Patrick O'Neill (button accordion, but a big fancy one!) – The Traveler (Adrian Dole); Swan LK243 (Catriona McKie)
Stewart McPhail (frailing banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Going Across The Sea; Jeff Sturgeon (instrumental)
Jeff & Debbie Currie– Blue Jean Kind of Girl (original); Crazy (Willie Nelson)
Serendipity (Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland & David Lum w/ Jeremiah) – Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker); What's Goin' On (Four Non-Blondes)
Michael Maguire – Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen); Embraceable You (George & Ira Gershwin)
Bo Basiuck (autoharp, this time) – Worried Man Blues (w/ Jeremiah); Light From The Lighthouse
Jericho w/ David Lum - Angel from Montgomery (John Prine); Blue Moon (Rodgers & Hart)

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Dave Jensen w/ Al Lindsay, Doug Welland & Jeremiah – 2 button accordion tunes (sorry, just never seem to get the names)
David Lum – People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield); North of the Forty-Nine (original)
Bob Martin – Deep River Blues (Alton & Rabon Delmore, in honour of Doc Watson); Staggerlee
Mark McNeil – Shiny Things; One More Time (both originals)
Jim Darley (aka 'Mr Jim, the Music Man') – Rum Tum Tiddle Diddle Dum (original); The Unicorn (Shel Silverstein)
***  Jerry and Lori-Anne Laframboise – Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen); Summertime (George Gershwin & DuBose Heyward)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp – Three Thousand Miles (Corin Raymond); Old Coach Driver (Fred Eaglesmith)
'Mr. Jack' – Midnight Blues; How Long? (Leroy Carr)
Al Lindsay – The Auld Triangle (Dominic Behan, also called The Royal Canal); The Nightingale
Andrew Kerth – The Best That I Can Do; Carved in Stone (both original)
Tim McDougald – Life by Accident; Modern Art (2nd song on ukelele; both original, written that same day in math class!)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah – Wabash Cannonball (J.A. Roff); Don't Be Angry With Me, Darlin' (Wade Jackson)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Tim McDougald



BOS Performers' Roster May 25th, 2012:     

(Sorry to note the passing of another member of our 'musical family' this past Tuesday evening. This is from friend and musical partner Chris Cracknell:

"It is my very sad duty to inform you all of the passing of my good friend and long time music partner Steve Didemus. As you no doubt know, Steve had been very ill for a very long time. We were hoping for a new lung but it just wasn't to be. He went into the hospital last Thursday with uncontrolled bleeding in his lung. He was put on a ventilator and sedated. He never regained consciousness. After consulting with his physician, family, and friends the decision was made to terminate life support and let our dear friend go as there was no reasonable hope of recovery. He died shortly afterwards, very peacefully. His son Matt and I were with him to the very end. He did not suffer at all. Steve leaves behind two children, Matt and Amy who he was so very proud of and loved deeply as well as many friends. I will post further updates to Steve's Facebook page as needed."

Many BOS folk may not know Steve (think the last time he made it out our way we were still the Brantford Folk Club), but he was a mainstay of the Hamilton Folk Club as well as a regular part of the Hamilton music scene. Most of the time he performed with Chris (aka 'Crackers') and they were as loony a pair of performers as I can recall - and yes, that is a complement. At the same time, Steve's raspy baritone could put a world of feeling into softer songs, particularly Bill Morrissey's song 'Birches'. There will be a memorial party this Friday after 6pm at the Winking Judge on Augusta Street in Hamilton.)

We were expecting a somewhat lighter night, what with the memorial session in Hamilton for Steve Didemus. None-the-less, we had some 65 folks cozying up in the Gretzky Room. A few performers managed to attend the memorial and then join us later on; some 18 performer sets in all and we finished up shortly past 11:30.

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***  Brennagh Burns - Coming Home; Whispers in the Woodwork; When It All Comes Down (all originals, from her just released CD)
John Kneeland - You Can Close Your Eyes (James Taylor); Message in a Bottle (Sting)
Michael Maguire - The Shadow of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel & Paul Francis Webster); I've Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter)
Diane Kennedy - Here's to Song (Alistair MacGillvary); Circle of Song (Tony Turner)
Tommy Hughes - one long mandolin medley
Serendipity (Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland & David Lum) - Angel from Montgomery (John Prine); Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen)
Mr. Jack - In the Wee Midnight Hour; medley: You're Sixteen / Walk Right In / Abeline / other stuff
Stewart McPhail (frailing banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Julianne Johnson; La Bastringue ("Go All the Way")
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Fields of Athen Rye; Sherbrooke Reel

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Jericho w/ David Lum - Rebecca Street (Fred Eaglesmith); Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Fort Worth Blues (Steve Earle); Steel Rail (Allison Krauss)
Bob Martin - Might As Well Have a Good Time (Craig Deorge & Judy Henske); Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
Al Lindsay - Dumbarton's Drums (tin whistle tune); The Centipede
Tim McDougald - original song, don't have the title; On My Own (Colorado)
Bev Nicoll - The Cordwood Cutter; Streets of Laredo
Paul Terangelo (fiddle) w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Crooked Stovepipe; Black Velvet Waltz
Jack Rankin (fiddle) w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Chinese Breakdown; Westphalia Waltz
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Home on the Range; Working Man (Rita MacNeil)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Diane Kennedy



BOS Performers' Roster May 11th, 2012: Pauline Johnson Room this time around. Light turnout; about 45, maybe 50 souls (the fine weather, BBQs and back decks are the suspected culprits). We had an impressive debut from a first-time couple, as well as a return visit from a 12-year-old young lady who just nailed 'Stand By Me' (with Jericho getting to do backup). Some 16 performer sets and finishing around 11:30.

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***  Jeff & Debbie Currie - Down on the Corner (John Fogarty); Worry Free Road; Good Winds of Change (both originals)
Tom Massiah - Acadian Driftwood (Robbie Robertson); Good Luck (original)
John & Sheila Ludgate - Another Mile (original); No Change in Me (Murray McLauchlan / Ron Hynes)
Michael Maguire - Ain't She Sweet (Ager/Yellen); Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul (clawhammer banjo & mandolin) - John Brown's March; The Cuckoo
Jim Hodges ('mando-thingie', similar to a mandola) - Make & Break Harbour (Stan Rogers); Another Saturday Night (Sam Cooke)
Jim Darlie - When It Comes My Turn (David Myles); Mountain Boy (original)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - two accordion tunes: The Fighting Newfoundlanders; Rock Valley Jig
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Serendipity (Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland w/ Jeremiah) - House of the Rising Sun; Peaceful Easy Feeling (Jack Tempchin)
Jericho - Same Old Blues (JJ Cale) w/ John Ludgate on harp; Down South in New Orleans (Bobby Charles) w/ John + Larry Aul on mandolin
Elizabeth Jacobs - Stand By Me w/ Jericho (King/Leiber/Stoller); clarinet solo: Gentle River (Rob Grice)
Al Lindsay - Five Sins; When You Are Old & Grey (Tom Lehrer)
(Happy Birthday sung to Loraine McPhail & Pat MacLeod)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Greening Up Real Good (Bill Staines); Like I Used to Do (Tim O'Brian)
'Mr Jack' - Red Sails in the Sunset (Hugh Williams / Jimmy Kennedy); Your Cheating Heart (Hank Williams)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - I Wish I Was Somebody's Darling; Home on the Range
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Allan Edgar



BOS Perfomers' Roster April 27th, 2012: Whoops! Got bounced down to the smaller Gretzky Room this week. Cozy. Ver' full, so about 65 or 70 folks out. 'Bout 18 performers; still finished by midnight.

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introduction; tribute to Gord Paynter  (+ a short sound clip from his February appearance at BOS)
Brian & Sharon Crozier - Without the Fanfare (Mick Hanley); The Gallant Soldier (trad; both songs from Brian's new CD)
Chad Everett Brown - Red is the Colour (Hal Wagner); didn't get 2nd song
Michael Maguire  - The Way You Look Tonight (Jerome Kern / Dorothy Fields); What a Day for a Daydream (John Sebastian)
Mark McNeil - Old Mexico; The Far Side of the Sun (both original from Mark's recent CD)
Stewart McPhail & Jim Hodges w/ Jeremiah - (something of an Ezeduzit reunion!) Jackson Stomp; Planxty Fanny Power (Turlough O'Carolan)
Serendipity (Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland & David Lum) - Since I Fell for You (Buddy Johnson); Forty-Five Years (Stan Rogers)
Al Lindsay - Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms (trad melody, lyrics by Thomas Moore); Humouresque (Dvorzak; parody lyrics unknown)
Bob Baker w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Hey, It's Good to Be Back Home Again (John Denver); Auld Lang Syne
(this marks Bob's welcome return after 6 months of dealing with a broken hip and heart bypass surgery)

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What the Folk (Terry, Goeff, Graeme & Len Ball, Caroline Olsen & Carolyn Reid) - feature set: All My Sins Have Been Taken Away; Springhill Mining Disaster (Peggy Seeger); Frobisher Bay (James Gordon); Wild Mountain Thyme; Is There Anybody Here? (Phil Ochs); The Giant (Stan Rogers); Rolling Down to Old Maui
Randy Uberig w/ Donna Creighton - Home Again (original)
*** Donna Creighton - Rocking Chair Girl; I'm in Love w/ What the Folk (both originals)
Mr Jack - didn't get 1st song; San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller)
David Lum - River of Life; True North (both originals)
Bob Martin - Black Velvet (David Tyson / Christopher Ward); The Famous Rocket Cage (Donal Hinely)
Diane Kennedy - Somewhere on the Island (Gary Fjellgaard); didn't get 2nd song
Dave Jensen w/ Al Lindsay, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - For Ireland I'll Not Tell Her Name; Sail Away w/ Donna Creighton joining the throng (John Prince)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Can I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister? (Clarence Ashley / Tex Isley); Working Man (Rita MacNeil)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Diane Kennedy



BOS Perfomers' Roster April 13th, 2012:  No session this night; the hotel was taken over by a convention.



BOS Perfomers' Roster March 30th, 2012:  45 or 50 folks; we were back in our main room for a change. Fourteen performers; four first-timers tonight! Yee-haw!


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Michael Maguire – What a Wonderful World (Thiele / Weiss); Slow Boat to China (Frank Loesser); They Can't Take That Away from Me (George & Ira Gershwin)
*** Cynthia Williamson – Cripple Creek (short mouthbow demonstration); Strong Enough to Be My Man (Cheryl Crowe); Needle and the Damage Done (Neil Young)
Gordon Greig & *** Peter Johnson (w/ Jeremiah) – Sonny's Dream (Ron Hynes); Affair on Eighth Avenue (Lightfoot)
Al Lindsay – Dark Island; Seven Nights Drunk
Jericho – Linda, Put the Coffee On (Ray Materick); Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
Dave Jensen (w/ Jericho) – accordion tune

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Dave Jensen (w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah) – Take Me Back (John Prince)
Jeff & Larry Aul – One More Cup of Coffee (Dylan); Heaven (Talking Heads)
Rosemarie Stewart – House of New Orleans; Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)
Patricia MaLeod & Cam Kemp – Stewball; There Will Always be a Small Time (Corin Raymond)
*** Alexandra Forster – Our Song (Taylor Swift); Teardrops on My Guitar (Taylor Swift & Liz Rose)
*** Joan Minnery (w/ Jericho) – Me & Bobby McGee (Kristofferson); Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
Allan Edgar (w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland, & Jeremiah) – Prisoner Song; Nobody's Darling But Mine (Jimmy Davis)
Doug Welland (w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah) – City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman); Nobody Knows You (Jimmy Cox)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Rosemarie Stewart



BOS Performers’ Roster March 16th, 2012:
   lighter turnout this time around; still 45 or 50 folk in attendance and an excellent (& slightly early) evening.


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Jeff & Cindy Shrubb – Every Rose Has Its Thorns (Axl Rose); What's Up? (Linda Perry); You & Tequila Make Me Crazy (Kenny Chesney)
Archie MacArthur – Yesterday Goodbye (Gladys Knight); Eighteen Wheels & a Dozen Roses (Kathy Mattea)
Michael Maguire - Georgia On My Mind (Hoagie Carmichael); Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie & Maceo Pinkard (music); Kenneth Casey (lyrics)
David Lum - The Maker (Daniel Lanois); Like a Mandolin (original)
Russ Burns – Sunny Day; Just Because (both originals)
Tommy Hughes – The Ballad Of William Bloat (Raymond Calvert ); The Devil & the Farmer's Wife (trad)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, Cyndi Devereux & Jeremiah – The Irish Rover; Irish Washerwoman (fiddle set)
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***  Susanne McLean & Conrad Gayle - Don't Know Why (Norah Jones); Fly Me to the Moon (Bart Howard)
***  Conrad Gayle - So I Will Be With You (original, solo piano)
Al Lindsay w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland, Cyndi Devereux & Jeremiah – For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name (trad); Galway Bay (Dr. Arthur Colahan, parody lyrics attributed to the Clacy Bros & Tommy Makem)
Dave Jensen (w/ the previous crew) – accordion set
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah w/ David Lum) - Star of the County Down (music trad, words by Cathal McGarvey); Whiskey in the Jar (trad)
Cyndi Devereux w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland, & Jeremiah – 'The A Minor Set'; St Anne's Reel
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland, & Jeremiah – Pistol-Packin' Mama; I Overlooked an Orchid
Michael Maguire (by special request) – In the Mood (Glenn Miller); Moonglow (music by Will Hudson & Irving Mills, words by Eddie DeLange)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Ian Dalziel



BOS Performers’ Roster March 2nd, 2012:   


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Cecil Sault & Friends (Phil & Ken Sault, Jimmy Miller) - My Old Friend (original); A Place in the Sun (Stevie Wonder); Let Me Live in the Light of His Love
(Charlie Pride); Welcome to My World (Eddy Arnold)
Easton 8 (?) yrs old, don't have his last name; one Katie Korfmann's fiddle students - 2 fiddle tunes
Gary Gray - I Like Trains (Fred Eaglesmith); Brand New Tennessee Waltz (Jesse Winchester)
David Lum - Ghost of a Memory; Room at my Table (originals)
Russ Burns - Operator; Don't Mess Around with Jim (both Jim Croce)
Jeff & Adam Daw - Mail Order Bride (You Ain't Goin' Nowhere); I Shall Be Released (both Bob Dylan)
John Kneeland w/ Eric Bower - Michelle (Lennnon/McCartney); Jolie Louise (Daniel Lanois)
Tommy Hughes - Eriskay Love Lilt (trad); Caledonia (Dougie MacLean)
Gord Jansen - Boy in Fiddler's Green (Tragically Hip); didn't get 2nd song title, sorry
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Katie Korfmann (w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah) - fiddle medley: Devil's Dream / Mason's Apron / one other; Rubber Dolly
Archie MacArthur - Sea of Heartbreak (Paul Hampton & Hal David); He Rode All the Way to Texas (John Starling)
Jeff Aul w/ Larry Aul - Old Laughing Lady (Neil Young); Masters of War (Bob Dylan)
Diane Kennedy - Jute Mill Song (Mary Brooksbank); didn't get 2nd song title, sorry
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah w/ David Lum) - Shades of Gray (Mann / Weill); Senior Moments (Golf Brooks)
(Shades of Gray is a song recorded by the Monkees; member Davey Jones passed away this past week)
Al Lindsay (w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah) - Dark Island (lyrics by Silver Maclachlan); Ashokan Farewell (Jay Ungar)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Only Comes Down in the Rain (Buddy Mondlock); Different Drum (Michael Nesmith)
Allan Edgar (w/ Dave Jensen & Eric Bower on bass from the sound board!) - Wabash Cannonball; Little Bitty Tear
Dave Jensen (w/ Larry Aul, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay, Eric Bower, Archie MacArthur) - Take Me Back (John Prince)
seguing into the finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, George Hogan, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay.



BOS Performers’ Roster February 17th, 2012:   Full room; full slate of performers - a stellar night.

The Brantford Open Stage notes with sadness, the passing this past week (Feb 16) of Kathy Rooney, one of the regular supporters and performers of the early days of our little 'folk circuit'. She and her husband Pat had moved to Grenada, but prior to that Kathy was a regular at the Hamilton and Brantford Folk Clubs, and particularly the old Caledonia Folk Club. Tall, slender and elegant, with her trademark guitar and its distinctive St Andrew's Cross; Kathy was one of the first voices I remember from those days. She was the first performer I ever heard sing Eric Bogle's "If Wishes Were Fishes".

All of us at BOS extend our sympathies and condolences to her husband Pat, family and loved ones.
    -  Jeremiah

 

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Gord Paynter – Brantford's favourite comedian stopped by and gave us a healthy sample of his stand-up routine.

Michael Maguire - Don't Get Around Much Any More (Duke Ellington); If I Only Had a Heart (Arlen/Yarburg); Hit Me with a Hot Note ( Duke Ellington / Don George)

Russ Burns – So What D'You Say?; Guitars, Power Tools & Guns (both original)

Jim Hodges – Long May You Run (Neil Young); Vincent Black Lightning 1952 (Richard Thompson)

Jeff Daw – Lost High Roller (Townes Van Zandt); Clocks & Spoons (John Prine)

***  Sarah & Roger Brunning – Indefinite Detention; Proposition (both original)

***  Gord Jansen – Whatever Happened to Saturday Night? (Neil Young); Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)

Tom Massiah – Patch in Your Jeans (Matthew Barber); Restless Wind (original)

Dave Jensen (w/ Janice & Gary Buckley and Doug Welland) – 2 button accordion tunes (don't have names, sorry)

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Serendipity (Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland & Eric Bower) - Desperado (Don Henley); Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (Jimmy Cox)

Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) – Take Me (Bill Peer); Rebecca Street (Fred Eaglesmith)

Tim McDougald – The Cave (Mumford & Sons); Better Together (Jack Johnson)

Thomas Bruce (playing a 'low whistle') – Passing Blazes (Fred Morrison) / Waterman's (slip jig); Leaving Lewis / Lockville Badger (Fred Morrison)

Archie MacArthur – Run Through the Jungle (John Fogarty); Halfway Home Cafe (Paul Overstreet)

Diane Kennedy – Down by the Sally Gardens (trad); Cotton Jenny (Gordon Lightfoot)

Al Lindsay (w/ Doug Welland & Dave Jensen) – Whistling Gypsy Rover (Leo Maguire); Hills of Connemarra (trad)

Gordon Greig (w/ Jeremiah) – Move It On Over (Hank Williams); Me & Paul (Willie Nelson)

Janice Buckley (w/ Gary Buckley & Doug Welland) – Streets of London (Ralph McTell); Working Man (Rita McNeil)

Paul Terangelo (fiddle) (w/ Dave Jensen, Janice & Gary Buckley & Doug Welland) – Westphalia Waltz; Stompin' Tom

Allan Edgar (w/ Doug Welland, Dave Jensen & Eric Bower on bass from the sound board!) - Columbus Stockade Blues; Don't Be Angry With Me, Darling

finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay and Tim & Treassa McDougald

 

BOS Performers’ Roster February 3rd, 2012:   Good turnout, 60ish folks; good roster of performers.

Jericho made a big deal of Dave having forgotten us last session (known in the trade as 'milking it') - wanted posters up on the walls, front 3 rows wearing Jericho! post-it notes on their foreheads when Dave went up to start the evening.

I would say a good time was had.

***  indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs


Serendipity (Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland & David Lum) - The Rose (Amanda McBroom); Daniel (Elton John/Bernie Taupin)

David Lum - True North; Josephina (both original)

Donald McGeoch - From a Café Window; Alexander (both original)

Bo Basiuk (w/ Mike Hogg) - Pistol-slappin' Blues; Step It Up and Go (both by Blind Boy Fuller)

Wayne Hosick - Desperado (Don Henley); Dear Charles Atlas (Ian Bell)

***  Michael Maguire (jazz stylist, playing a self-built 7-string acoustic guitar) - Little Bird (Neil Hefty); Frim Fram Sauce (Joe Ricardel & Redd Evans); audience insisted on an encore; who are we to say 'no'? Route 66 (Bobby Troup)
added note: Michael's repertoire can best be described as rooted in what's generally called "The Great American Songbook" of the 40s and 50s. He performs every week at the Sunday brunch at Burlington's Pepperwood Bistro (Lakeshore & Brant)

Jim Hodges - Vincent Black Lightning 1952 (Richard Thompson); White Pass Railroad

Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Salt Water Joys (Wayne Chalk); couple of quick accordion tunes (w/ Al Lindsay joining on whistle)

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Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) w/ David Lum - A Summer Song (Chad & Jeremy); Loch Lomond

Denise Jolicoeur w/ Mike Hogg & Jeremiah - Walkin' After Midnight (Alan Block & Donn Hecht); One Day I'll Walk (Bruce Cockburn)

'Mr Jack' - Your Cheating Heart (Hank Williams); Valentine (Willie Nelson)

Chad Everett Brown - Empty (Ray LaMontaigne); didn't get 2nd song, sorry

Archie MacArthur w/ Dave Jensen, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Celtic Clippie (John Henderson); Everybody's Reaching Out for Someone (Cox Family)

Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - A Dog Born in Winter (Joe Charron); Walkin' Through Your Town in the Snow ('Utah' Phillips)

Al Lindsay - Nobody's Child (Cy Coben & Mel Foree); Three Nights and Sunday Double Time (Matt McGuinn)

Russ & Janice Burns - I Will (Lennon/McCartney); Poor Shelley's Blues (Michael Nesmith)

Jeff & Cindy Shrubb - Times Like These (from Foo Fighters); Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Bret Michaels)

Michael Hogg w/ Larry Aul - instrumental thing by Pete Seeger; Blow 'Em Away (Chuck Brodsky)

Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland, Larry Aul on mandolin & Eric Bower (filling in bass from the sound console) - didn't get 1st song, sorry; Be Nobody's Darlin' But Mine

finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al, and more . . .



BOS Performers’ Roster January 20, 2012:   full room; 75 bodies anyway. 15 performer sets. Wrapped up by 11:15 (possibly a record!)

Ben Rogers - (w guitar & vocal) Lambs Upon the Hill (trad); fiddle tunes: Raves of Rush; Dark Island
Russ Burns - Just For Me; I Will Understand (both originals)
Chad Everett Brown - Dreams on a Windowsill (Johann Wagner & Gregory Alan Bakey); The Deep End (Corey Chisel)
Margaret Taylor w/ Dave Taylor & Jeremiah - Your Heart is My Home; Walk a Mile (both originals)
Dave Taylor w/ Margaret Taylor & Jeremiah - Back to the Island (Leon Russel); Goodtime Charlie (Danny O'Keefe)
Al Lindsay - tin whistle medley: McPherson's Lament / Scots Wha Hae; a capella song: Johnny Jump-Up
Diane Kennedy playing Celtic harp - Over the Hills & Far Away; The Water is Wide (both trad)
Paul Terangelo (fiddle) w/ Dave Jensen, Janice Buckley, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Cock of the North; Maple Sugar
the madness continues with Dave Jensen (accordion), all the above-mentioned + Ben Rogers - Little Burnt Potato; Road to the Isles

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John & Sheila Ludgate (John: guitar, harmonica; Sheila: electric bass) - This Old Road (Kris Kristofferson); Steve's Hammer (for Pete) (Steve Earle)
Serendipity (Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland & David Lum) - Teach Your Children (Graham Nash); He Thinks He'll Keep Her (Mary Chapin-Carpenter)
Rob Green - Path to Glory; Sometimes I Cried (both originals)
Archie MacArthur w/ Dave Jensen, Larry Aul, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Log Drivers' Waltz (Wade Hemsworth) (in 4/4 time!); Caney Fork River (Willie P Bennett)
Allan Edgar w/ most of the folks above - Columbus Stockade Blues; Don't Be Angry With Me Darling
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay, Alan Edgar & Rosemary Todd



BOS Performers’ Roster January 6, 2012:   Light numbers tonight; around 35 - things are slow everywhere the first week after New Year. Still, around 19 performers, and a darned good time!

***  indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs


Stewart McPhail (frailing-style 5-string banjo) and Larry Aul (mandolin) - Julianne Johnson; Shortnin' Bread; The Cuckoo
Archie MacArthur - I Dug Up a Diamond (Mark Knofler); Legend of the Sage (original)
Diane Kennedy - Common Ground (Bill Candy); May You Always (Larry Markes and Dick Charles)
Rosemarie Stewart - Auld Lang Syne (Robert Burns); Home Sweet Home (Stephen Foster)
Jeff Daw w/ Larry Aul - Watching the Apples Grow (Stan Rogers); The River Song (Tom Rush)
Sonny Sinclair - South of the Border; Let It Snow
Tim McDougald - Northern Wind (Dallas Green aka City in Colour); Long May You Run (Neil Young)
Mark McNeil - Shiny Things; Outlaw of Love (both original)
Al Lindsay - Skye Boat Song (on tin whistle); Ten Little Bottles

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Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - The Last Battle (Bill Gallaher); The Cat Came Back
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - I Don't Love You Any More; It Comes and Goes (Fred Eaglesmith)
*** John Kneeland - Barrelhouse (Bruce Cockburn); Song for a Winter's Night (Lightfoot) w/ Eric Bower on bass
Barb Bloemhof - The Silkie; Who Knows Where the Time Goes (Sandy Denny)
Jeff and Cyndi Shrubb w/ Eric Bower on bass - Satellite (Guster); Hasn't Hit Me Yet (Blue Rodeo)Mike Hogg and Denise Jolicoeur w/ Jeremiah on bass - Gold Watch & Chain; Rocky something-or-other (sorry) w/o Denise; Denise returned to do Grandma's Feather Bed (John Denver)
Dave Jensen and Doug Welland w/Stewart on banjo, Larry Aul on mandolin & Jeremiah on bass - guitar pickin' on Wildwood Flower and Soldier's Joy
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland, Stewart McPhail on banjo, Larry Aul on mandolin & Jeremiah on bass - Can I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister?; Little Bitty Tear
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al, Rosemarie.

 

BOS Performers’ Roster December 16, 2011:   Got to have been 75 of us cuddling up in the cozy Gretzky room; 21 performer sets (and a lot of holiday-themed songs). The pesky 'sound issues' from the last club seem to have been tamed. Had a whole long table outside the room that was filled with potluck snackers and treats - friends, you outdid yourselves. For part of the evening, Dave Jensen got renamed to Dave Jenkins - we had some fun with that.

Just a wonderful evening, and a great finish to this calendar year.

***  indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Andrew Ong - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; Let There Be Peace on Earth (Jill Jackson Miller & Sy Miller); Ave Maria (Shubert)
Serendipity (Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland & David Lum) - Song for a Winter's Night (Lightfoot); Silent Night
David Lum (playing a mountain dulcimer) - Go Tell It on the Mountain; Silent Night
Mark McNeil - Christmas in theTrenches (John McCutcheon); Christmas On Christmas Island (Lyle Moraine)
Donald McGeoch - Caledonia (Dougie MacLean); Nothing to Show for It All (Kieran Halpin)
Bo Basiuk w/ partner Sue - Children Go Where I Send Thee; O Glory, How Happy I Am (Rev. Gary Davis)
Diane Kennedy (w/ friends Sharon & Doreen - didn't get last names; calling themselves "The Minstrels") - Deck the Halls (parody); Driving, Walking in a Winter Wonderland (parody written by Rebecca - another Minstrel)
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style 5-string banjo) and Larry Aul (mandolin) - Ways of the World; Waiting for Nancy

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*** Elizabeth Jacobs - Rainbow Connection (Paul Williams & Kenneth Ascher); Holly Jolly Christmas (Johnny Marks). (Don't usually comment on performances here, but a special note - this was 12-year-old Elizabeth's first stage performance in which she sang as well as played keyboard. Good voice and an utterly charming combination of nervousness and confidence. We do hope she'll return.)
Barb Bloemhof - John Riley; I Can't Touch the Sun (Shel Silverstein)
Russ Burns - Christmas Eve (original); Feliz Navidad (José Feliciano)
Jeff & Cyndi Shrubb - California Stars (Woody Guthrie / Billy Bragg); Mail Order Bride (You Ain't goin' Nowhere) (Bob Dylan)
Al Lindsay, Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - A Christmas Carol (Tom Lehrer); Westering Home; Christmas in the Harbour (Gary O'Driscoll)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp (w/ Jeremiah) - Gets Hard Out Here (Hayes Carle); Between the daylight and the Dark (Fred Eaglesmith & Mary Gautier)
our finale song, completely out of sequence - our long-time fan and supporter Christopher Szwarc made a rare appearance. One thing Christopher had always enjoyed was joining in the chorus on our closing song - Wild Mountain Thyme. Since it wasn't possible for Christopher to stay to the end, we moved it up a bit. Verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Dave again (logistics, ver' crowded stage) & Diane. And Christopher, of course, singing lustily on the choruses!
Rosemarie Stewart - Blue Christmas; I Wonder as I Wander
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - It's Getting Cold (Shawn Brush); Santa Claus is What?! (original by Jeremiah & Wendell Ferguson)
Denise Jolicoeur w/ Michael Hogg - Nothing But a Child (Steve Earle)
Paul Terangelo (fiddle) w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Silver Bells; Jingle Bells
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - darn! Forgot the name of his 1st song; The Old Country Church
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Little Christmas Dream (Little Scott the Astronaut) (Bud Davidge)
and so a fine evening ended, with Dave staying on stage with his accordion playing a few more Christmas things to usher us out into the night.


From all of us at BOS, our thanks to all, a fine Christmas (or holiday season) and a New Year filled with promise!




Sunday, December 4 at 8pm. The Brantford Open Stage is sponsoring a Christmas concert, with a twist. We are very happy to announce that 6 time CCMA Guitarist of the Year winner Wendell Ferguson will be in concert on Sunday, December 4 at 8 o'clock in the evening at the Best Western / Brant Park Inn (Hwy 403 / Wayne Gretzky interchange).

In addition to his considerable guitar skills, Wendell is also just about the funniest, wickedest songwriter in existence.
This will not be your conventional 'warm and fuzzy' Christmas presentation; rather is will be the perfect counterbalance.
Come prepared to laugh!

Tickets are $15 advance, $18 at the door.
Advance tickets can be purchased at the Brantford Open Stage Session prior to the concert (Nov 18)
or from Dave Jensen, Eric Bower or Jeremiah.
Weekdays, tickets may be obtained at the Station Coffee House & Gallery in Brantford,
located at the VIA station (west end) where West and Market Streets meet. 519-309-0008

Contacts: phone - Dave Jensen 519-752-0453
email - BrantfordOpenStage@gmail.com
website - http://BrantfordOpenStage.org


Friday, December 2, 2011:  no regular session today. Ironically, it being close to Christmas, there was no room at the Inn!




BOS Performers’ Roster November 18, 2011:
   I think I counted near 70 bodies in the cozy Gretzky room; 19 performer sets. Good evening I do believe, although some sound issues arose; but we've narrowed down the possible cause and it shouldn't arise again.

***  indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs


Michael Hogg - Mind Your Own Business; Kalamazoo (Hoyt Axton); Da Do Ron Ron
Jeremiah (w/ Mike Hogg) - Tecumseh Valley; If I Needed You (both by Townes Van Zandt)
Gary Grey - Summerlea (Fred Eaglesmith); Boxcar (Neil Young)
Chad Everett Brown - original song, didn't get the title, sorry; The Gambler
Bo Basiuk - I Shall Not Be Moved; Betty & Dupree
Diane Kennedy - May the Light of Love (w/ friends Sharon & Marie on this 1st song - didn't get last names; calling themselves "The Minstrels"); Spacesuits (both songs by David Roth)
Al Lindsay - tin whistle tunes: McPherson's Lament / Scots Wha Hae; The Bantam Cock
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style 5-string banjo) and Larry Aul (mandolin) (w/ Jeremiah) - Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine; Whiskey Before Breakfast
Archie MacArthur - Summertime Dream (Gordon Lightfoot); The Rocket (Fred Eaglesmith)
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The United Trio (Bob Wannamaker, Bob Reading & James Dobrik) - Guitar Boogie Shuffle; On Susan's Floor (Shel Silverstein/Vince Matthews)
Mark McNeil - High Wind on the Skyway (original): Field Behind the Plow (Stan Rogers)
David Lum - Until I Meet You Again; Different Shade of Blue (both originals)
Tim McDougald - Home (Jack Johnson); Kiss Me (original)
*** Nate Valdez - Bob Marley song, didn't get title; Rivertown
Doug Welland (w/ David Lum) - City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman); Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot)
Bob Martin - Passing the Time Away (Rick Taylor); It's Drunk Out Tonight (Tony Quarrinton)
Dave Jensen - w/ Stewart McPhail, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Sail Away (John Prince); button accordion tune
Bev Nicoll - Wayfaring Stranger
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, & Jeremiah - ack! didn't remember the names of either tune!
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Diane, Al Lindsay & Allan Edgar



BOS Performers’ Roster November 4, 2011:   Wow! That's more like it! Easily 80 - 90 people at peak. And a bumper crop of performers - 22 performer sets, including 'newbies'.

***  indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

David Lum - True North (original); If I Had a Boat (Lyle Lovett)
*** Janice Connors - Jolene (Dolly Parton); Blue Roses (Pam Tillis?)
Mark McNeil & Les Smith (harp) - Crocodile (Scott Merritt); Hub Cap Man (original)
Archie MacArthur - Tie a Yellow Ribbon; Put It There (Paul McCartney)
*** Lisa Morrison (fiddle) w/ Ken Morrison & 'Fiddler Cyn' - Eleanor Rigby (Lennon/McCartney); The Chicken Reel
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style 5-string banjo) and Larry Aul (mandolin) - Old Dan Johnson; Mole in the Ground
Alfie Smith w/ Les Smith - I Can't Be Satisfied; Bricks, Mortar and Stone (original)
Nicole Christian w/ Les Smith (& Alfie on 2nd song) - Wolf Moon Rising; Would It Be Enough? (both originals)
Ed Vandendool - My Bonnie; I Don't Drink the Whiskey Any More (original)

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*** The United Trio (Bob Wannamaker, Bob Reading & James Dobrik) - Will the Circle Be Unbroken; I'll Fly Away
Al Lindsay - Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (Pete Seeger & Joe Hickerson); Mrs. McGrath
'Mr Jack' - comedy mish-mash of Tom Dooley/John Henry/Shortnin' Bread; Bring It Home to Me
Serendipity (Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland & David Lum) - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue; Margaritaville
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp (w/ Jeremiah) - Rough Edges; The Rocket (both Fred Eaglesmith)
James White - A Soldier Died Today (written by a friend of James, don't have the name); The Weary Kind (Ryan Bingham & T-Bone Burnett from the film 'Crazy Heart')
Dave Jensen (button accordion) w/ Stewart McPhail, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Red Wing; don't have the name of the 2nd song
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - recitation: In Flanders Fields (Lt-Col John McCrae); Highway of Heroes (Terry Sumsion, Bill Peer, JP Riemens, Suzie Sweetman)
Russ Burns - Pot of Gold; Untitled (both original)
Bev Nicoll (mountain dulcimer) - Banks of the Nile; The Female Drummer
Terry Haavaldsrud - Train Home to Hornpayne; Oh Boy, What a Day (both original)
Bob Martin - Dance Hall Girls (Al Fraser); Night Train (Amos Lee)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Columbus Stockade Blues; I Overlooked an Orchid
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Allan Edgar



BOS Performers’ Roster October 21, 2011:
   12 performer sets, and close to 50 folks in the audience. And finished up a fraction before 11!

***  indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs


Russ Burns - Give It Away (original); Ride & Roll (Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee); Guitars, Power Tools and Guns (original)
Donald McGeoch - Song for Simon (Gerry Rafferty); Black Clothes (Robin Laing)
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style 5-string banjo) - Farewell Trion; Prince William (both trad instrumentals)
Archie MacArthur - Grandpa, Tell Me About the Good Old days (Jamie O'Hara); Falling (Catherine Roseanne Dennis / Shep Pettibone, recorded by LeBlanc & Carr)
Al Lindsay - a capella songs: I Hold Your Hand in Mine; The Irish Song (both by Tom Lehrer)
Diane Kennedy (mountain dulcimer) - The Fisherman's Song (Andy M Stewart); Cape Breton Lullaby (Kenneth Leslie)
Allan Edgar (w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah) - Pistol-Packin' Mama; Working Man (Rita MacNeil)
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Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - What Are Wordsworth? (original by Jeremiah); When It Comes My Turn (David Myles)
Rosemarie Stewart - Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyson) and as a tribute to the late Steve Jobs, performed the accompaniment on an iPad using an app called "Garage Band for iPad"; Jack Was Every Inch a Sailor (Newfoundland trad). The iPad got problematic, so Dave Jensen provided some guitar backup.
Tim McDougald - Cold Souls Winter Warmup; Cosmic Candlelight (both originals)
Dave Jensen (w/ Jeremiah) - Salt Water Joys (Wayne Chalk); If Wishes Were Fishes (Eric Bogle) with a whole whack o' performers dragged onto the stage for chorus duty!
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Diane Kennedy.

and then a request for a song about body parts because Hallowe'en was so close, so la Jensen launched into "By the Bright Silvery Light of the Moon", draggin' the rest of us along fer th' ride!



BOS Performers’ Roster October 7, 2011:   14 performer sets, including new performers, 'bout 35 - 40 folks in attendance.

***  indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Diane Kennedy - Piney Wood Hills; Thanksgiving Eve (David Roth)
Bo Basiuk - I Got Mine (Frank Stokes); Rag, Mama, Rag
Bob Baker (w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah) - When You & I Were Young, Maggie (James Butterfield / George Johnson); Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Al Lindsay - whistle tunes: Skye Boat Song / Mingulay Boat Song;
'Mr Jack' - Uncle Pen (Bill Monroe); Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style 5-string banjo) (w/ Cam Kemp & Jeremiah) - Home Sweet Home (Stephen Foster); Reuben's Train (trad)
Dave Jensen (w/ Cam Kemp, Stewart McPhail & Jeremiah) - accordian tunes: Golden Slippers; Little Burnt Potato
Tim McDougald - Kiss Me; Parlour (both originals)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp (w/ Jeremiah) - Chances Are (Hayes Carle); I'll Fly Away

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***  John & Andy (John Harris & sorry, didn't get Andy's last name) - Teach Your Children; Coney Island Cakewalk; Willin' (Lowell George)
Ed Vandendool - If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot); Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)
Archie MacArthur - Travelin' Man (from Doc Watson); Marbletown (Mark Knopfler)
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - Six Days on the Road (Carl Montgomery and Earl Green); It's Gettin' Cold (Shawn Brush)
Allan Edgar (w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah) - gospel hymn (didn't get the title); The Old Country Church
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Diane Kennedy.




BOS Performers’ Roster September 23, 2011:   Bit of a different report this time; as I was away this particular evening. A fairly light evening as it turned out also. Thanks to performers:
Wayne Hosick
Bob Martin
Al Lindsay
Archie MacArthur
Mark McNeil
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style 5-string banjo) and Larry Aul (mandolin)
Allan Edgar
Rick McEachern (and a BOS first-timer; welcome, sir)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp
Bob Baker




BOS Performers’ Roster September 9, 2011:   24 performer sets, new performers as well, 'bout 35 - 40 folks in attendance.

***  indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs


Annie Shipman & Richard Bell - Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Memories of the Alhambra) (Francisco Tárrega); White Rabbit (Grace Slick); Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Bob Martin - Breaking Up is Hard to Do (Neil Sedaka); To Know Her is to Love Her (Phil Spector)
Archie McArthur w/ Larry Aul - Halfway Home Cafe (Paul Overstreet); Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
Jeff & Cindy Schrubb - Hasn't Hit Me Yet (Blue Rodeo); You're the One I Love (Paul Gray)
Serendipity (Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland & David Lum) - Autumn Leaves (Kosma / Prévert - English lyrics by Johnny Mercer); Downtown (Tony Hatch)
David Lum  - A Dime a Dozen (original); True North
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style 5-string banjo) and Larry Aul (mandolin) - Soldier's Joy; Mole in the Ground
Mike Hogg w/ Stewart and Larry   - Angelina Baker; Summerlea (Fred Eaglesmith)
Russ Burns - Ride & Roll (Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee); Every Day (original)
Bob Baker w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland, Larry Aul and Jeremiah - Always a Fire in the Kitchen; Take Me as I Am (Nonie Crete)
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Ed, Jo & Janis Vandendool - Almost (Cheryl Wheeler); Fullness of Time (Ed original); Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Al Lindsay - whistle tunes: Killiekrankie / Mairi's Wedding; Just Kidding (Miles Wootton and Fred Wedlock)
Mark McNeil w/ Larry Aul - Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (John Prine); Early Bird (original)
Fiddler Cyn w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - couple crazy fiddle tunes
Dave Jensen w/ Cyn, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - couple crazy accordion tunes
Diane Kennedy - Jenny Donnelly (Tom Connors); Hey, What About Me? (Scott Mackenzie)
Sarah Hillis - Kubla Khan (Coleridge, music by Sarah); The Parting Glass (trad)
Jeremiah - Gomez (Eric Bogle); Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
'Mr Jack' - Valentine (Willie Nelson); Mama Don't Allow
Bev Nicoll (playing a mountain dulcimer) - Low Land of Holland; Bird on the Wing (Connie Kaldor)
Princess & the Frogs (performing at another event down the hall, and dropped in) - Go and Go; Higher and Higher (both originals, I think)
Allan Edgar - w/ Dave Jensen, Fiddler Cyn & Doug Welland) - didn't get the first on, sorry; Don't Be Angry With Me, Darling
Tim McDougald - I've Had Enough (original); Banana Pancakes (Jack Johnson)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Diane Kennedy. Also aiding and abetting: Allan Edgar, Fiddler Cyn & Tim McDougald



BOS Performers’ Roster June 24, 2011:   24 performer sets, new performers as well, and at least a hundred folks made up the audience.

***  indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs


Andrew Ong - Only Living Boy in New York; For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her (both Paul Simon); I Only Have Eyes for You
David Lum  - A Dime a Dozen (original); Wonderin' Where the Lions Are (Bruce Cockburn)
Ben Rogers - Gravedigger; fiddle medley (didn't get the names)
Diane Kennedy (mountain dulcimer) - Crazy Man Michael (Richard Thompson); All Around My Hat (trad)
Stephen Fuller (fiddle) - Freemason (as a march, then a jig); 2 Quebecois fiddle tunes
Bob Baker w/ Dave Jensen and Jeremiah - Dave's Boat Song (Jensen); A Love that was Never Meant to Be
***  Austin Pigott - Live and Learn (Andre Garcia); Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Tommy Hughes - My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (Robbie Burns); Working Man's Life (original)
Wayne Hosick - a Dylan song, but can't make out my own damn notes, sorry Wayne; How to Rob a Bank (Willie Porter)
Dave Jensen and 'Fiddler Cyn' w/ Jeremiah - The Mermaid (trad); fiddle set: Naples, Tuggerman's, Irish Washerwoman
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Rosemary Todd, Doug Welland & Eric Bower - Ain't Misbehavin' (Fats Waller); City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman)
Jakki Annerino and Wayne Cheater - Shall We Dance; Maybe I Can (both originals)
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - Would You Like to Play the Guitar (parody lyrics by Pat Donohue); Under the Boardwalk
Mark McNeil - I Will (George Harrison); I Wanna Be Seduced (original)
Al Lindsay w/ Steve Fuller - Shoals of Herring (Ewen MacColl); Passengers Will Please Refrain (parody, based on Humouresque)
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style 5-string banjo) w/ Luanne Ashe - Angelina Baker; Rock the Cradle, Joe
Wayne Cheater w/ Jakki - Hold My Hand (Abbey lincoln); Babylon
***  Roger Chittenden - Rennaisance (David Bradstreet); It's Plowing Time Again
Barb Bloemhof- Love is Strange (w/ David Lum); Voices in the Sky (w/ Luanne Ashe)
"JJ &Martin" (Jeff Shrubb, Jason ? & Martin Crawford) - didn't get the names of either song, sorry
'Mr. Jack' - didn't get the names of either song, sorry
w/ Jeremiah - Rock Salt & Nails (Buddy Miller); I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
Terry Haavaldsrud - Living by the Gun; Pet Mouse (both originals)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - didn't keep track of who did what, but a great ending to the season!



BOS Performers’ Roster May 27, 2011:   21 performer sets, new performers as well, and 85 - 90 folks made up the audience.

***  indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

***  Marie Mason (visiting from Scotland) - a very capable keyboard player; she gave us a reel, a ragtime and a slow air (Ashokan Farewell, and the only tune I recognized)
Jeff Daw - You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Bob Dylan); Spinning Mills of Home (Si Kahn)
Jim Darling - Strangest Dream (Ed McCurdy 1950); Sunshine Flower Child (original)
Donald McGeoch - If It Was Nae for a Scotsman (original, to the tune of 'Wark o' the Weavers'); They Are the Voice (original)
Mark McNeil - If I Only Had a Brain; Xerox in the Back Room (original)
Alfie Smith - The Only Sin I Know (original); Graceland (Paul Simon)
Alfie has a CD release concert coming up on Thursday June 16 at the Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn Street North, in Hamilton). Nicole Christian guests. 8pm $15 ($20 w/ CD)  905-529-3000
***  Nicole Christian w/ Alfie - Wolf Moon A-Risin'; Lay Me Down (both originals)
Bob Baker w/ Dave Jensen and Marie Mason - Crystal Chandalier; Dreaming Tonight of my Blue Eyes
Al Lindsay - (a capella) Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl 1940); Piddlin' Pete (Leslie Sarony)
*** Heart's Desire (Lynette Fairweather and David Hines) - The Question (original); Come All Ye Sailors (Carol Luft)

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Jericho (Eric: 12-string guitar; Jeremiah: electric bass) - Linda, Put the Coffee On (Ray Materick); Catch the Wind (Donovan)
Bo Basiuk - Hot Tamales and They's Red Hot (Robert Johnson); Oh, What a beautiful City (harp duet w/ Michael Hogg)
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style 5-string banjo) - Mole in the Ground; ack! didn't get second song
Chad Everett Brown - Big Black Car (Gregory Allan); Snow
'Mr. Jack' - I'm Out of Business; Shade of the Old Apple Tree
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp w/ Jeremiah - Big Ass Garage Sale (Fred Eaglesmith); Wildflowers Don't Care Where They Grow
'Fiddler Cyn' - (w/ Dave Jensen and Jeremiah) Reel Set (incl Tuggerman's Reel); Orange Blossom Special
Tom Massiah - Acadian Sunset (Robbie Robertson); Blow 'Em Away
Diane Kennedy - Changes (Phil Ochs); Somewhere on the Island (Gary Fjelldgaard)
John & Sheila Ludgate(John: guitar, harmonica; Sheila: electric bass) - Electric Guitars (original); Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan)
                                     (John & Sheila have a new CD available)
Allan Edgar - w/ Dave Jensen, Marie Mason & Jeremiah) - Wildwood Flower; Don't Be Angry With Me, Darling
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay & Allan Edgar. w/ Maries Mason on keys & Jeremiah



BOS Performers’ Roster April 29, 2011:   24 performer sets, by the time we were done! Figure about 80 in the audience. Mr Jensen had to be absent for this session; excellent job by guest MC Michael Hogg.

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note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

***  Hurray for Everybody (Brandon & JB) - I Found You; Run Your Fingers Through Your Hair; 1970's Childrens Comic (all originals, I think)
Chad Everett Brown - Second Chances; Stealing from Me (both originals?)
Andrew Ong - Now and Forever (Richard Marx); Wind Beneath My Wings
Al Lindsay - tin whistle medley (3 tunes ending with Mairi's Wedding); The Bantam Cock (Al on fiddle)
Bob Baker w/ Doug Welland, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Old Love Never Dies; another song (great! - I can't read my own scribble)
***  Gary Arsenault - Much Too Young (Garth Brooks); Country Roads
Bo Basiuk - Truckin' My Blues Away; Betty & Dupree
Mark McNeil (w/ Steve Parisien) - An Education in the Blues (original); Awkward Oscar's Waltz (instrumental, written by Steve)
Steve Parisien - Tropical Breeze; That Peaceful Time (both instrumentals written by Steve)
John & Sheila Ludgate (John: guitar, harmonica; Sheila: electric bass) - Never Too Late; Masquerade (both originals)
Terry Haavaldsrud - You Don't Even Have a Clue; How Do We survive? (originals)

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Jericho (Eric: 12-string guitar; Jeremiah: electric bass) - Wind/Willow (R Thomas Kelly); Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style 5-string banjo) and Larry Aul (mandolin) - Whiskey Before Breakfast; Angeline the Baker (aka Angelina Baker)
***  Tom Massiah - Along This Road (orig.); Laughing (Bruce Cockburn)
Gary Grey - Brand New Tennessee Waltz (Jesse Winchester); Want to Buy a Truck (Fred Eaglesmith)
Ben Rogers (solo fiddle) - Over the Rainbow (Yarburg / Arlen); Skimming the Surface (Canadian fiddle tune)
Diane Kennedy (Celtic harp) - Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes (trad, based on a poem by Ben Johnson); The Blacksmith (trad)
Allan Edgar w/ Doug Welland, Mike Hogg & Jeremiah - Sleep in Your Barn, Mister; Don't Forget Me
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp w/ Jeremiah - Greenin' Up (Dave Mallet); Reason to Believe (Tim Hardin)
Jim Darling - The Unicorn Song (Shel Silverstein); medley: Some Kind of Help / Someone Ate the Baby / Agatha Frye
***  Craig Montour - Don't Close Your Eyes (Keith Whitley); Anything But Mine (Kenny Chesney)
Denise Jolicoeur (autoharp) & Mike Hogg (guitar) - The Bristlecone Pine; Coming Back to You (Leonard Cohen)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Diane Kennedy (& I forget who else!)



BOS Performers’ Roster March 25, 2011:   More first-timers, and darned good ones. Audience around 75 or more. Again, about 20 performer sets.

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note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs
Donald McGeoch - Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway (Gerry Rafferty); The Dalai Lama's Candle (Eric Bogle); Homeland (original)
Jeff Daw - The Short Grass (Ian Tyson); Grandpa Was a Carpenter (John Prine)
*** Ben Rogers (fiddle) - two fiddle tunes, didn't give the names, but he played 'em real good; then Dave Jensen joined him to jam on Tam Lin paired with something else.
Tommy Hughes - medley: unknown music hall number / By the Light of the Silvery Moon / Moonlight Bay / another un-named tune; After All These Years
John & Sheila Ludgate (John: guitar, harmonica; Sheila (electric bass) - Damaged, aka Backslider's Lament (original); Alone & Forsaken (Hank Williams)
Bob Baker w/ Doug Welland, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Crystal Chandelier (Charlie Pride); Like I used to Do (Tim O'Brien)
Wayne Hosick - Daisy a Day (Judd Strunk); Chicken Cordon Blues (Steve Goodman)
'Mr Jack' - Ain't Nothin' Wrong with Your Radio; Bring Me a Little Water, Sylvie
Stewart McPhail (frailing-style 5-string banjo) and Larry Aul (mandolin) - John Brown's March; June Apple
Rosemary Todd w/ Doug Welland & Eric Bower (electric bass) - Let It Be (Lennon / McCartney); We Belong Together

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*** George Ramirez (keyboard) - two original (& untitled) improv pieces
David Lum  - A Different Shade of Blue; Josephina (both originals)
Tim McDougald - The Swimming Song (Louden Wainwright III); The Antagonist (original)
Jericho (Eric: 12-string guitar; Jeremiah: electric bass) - When It Comes My Time (David Myles) w/ Stewart McPhail (banjo); I Like Trains (Fred Eaglesmith)
Al Lindsay w/ Doug Welland, Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Galway Bay (parody); Swedish Waulking Song (Al on fiddle)
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp - My Ship Needs to Come In; I Heard the Bluebird Sing (Brown Family)
Bob Martin - No Banjo Pickers in Heaven (Emily Kaitz); The Galaxy Song (Trevor Jones & Eric Idle)
Terry Haavaldsrud - Don't Go Away From Me; The Girl from the Black Sheep Inn (original)
*** Jim Darling - Crawdad Song; Relax Your Mind (Leadbelly)
Allan Edgar w/ Doug Welland, Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Wabash Cannonball; Don't Be Angry With Me, Darling
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Down by the Ocean (Wayne Chalk); The Night that Paddy Murphy Died
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Diane Kennedy




BOS Performers’ Roster February 25, 2011:   Good turnout, particularly for a snow storm day - somewhere about 60 or more. 'Bout 20 performer sets; several of them first-timers as well; always a delight.

***  indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Sarah Hillis - She Moved Through the Fair; The Stolen Child (W B Yeats, music by Loreena McKennitt);  The Land (William Blake, music by Sarah)
***  Ed, Matt & Alicia - Look at What the Light Did Now ("Little Wing" song); Mushaboom (Leslie Feist)
Jeff Daw - Spanish Pipe Dream (John Prine); A Simple Song of Freedom (Bobby Darrin)
***  Thomas Bruce (flute) - At Long Last (James McCaddie); medley: For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name / 2 other tunes
Mark McNeil - Washed Away My Tears; Distracted by Shiny Things (original)
Tim McDougald - Friends (original); Road to Ruin (Great Big Sea)
Rosemary Todd & Doug Welland w/ Eric Bower - Peaceful Easy Feeling; Angel of the Morning (Chip Taylor)
Bob Baker w/ Jeff Daw, Mike Hogg, Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Riches; Sweet By-and-By
Dave Jensen w/ Mike Hogg, Al Lindsay & Jeremiah - Farewell to Pripchat
Al Lindsay w/ 'the band' - Margaret's Waltz; Smash the Window

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***  Susanne McLean w/ 'Nick' on keyboard - Winter Snow (Aubrey Assad); Moondance (Van Morrison)
***  Hope Guthrie - Dayky Lee (Katy Perry); I'm Your Girl (original)
Russ Burns - Rochelle's Song; Pot of Gold (both originals)
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod - Dog Born in Winter; Old Coach Driver
Cyndi Devereux w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah.- The Naples Set: Cruising Naples / Naples Jig; Tuggerman's Reel / Irish Washerwoman
Jericho  - Last Night I dreamed of Loving You (Hugh Moffatt); Frobisher Bay (James Gordon)
Bob Martin - Hell to Pay (Chris Coole); Stormy Monday (with a little guerilla trumpet playing from the back of the room)
Tom Hendricks (trumpet guy) w/ Jensen & Jeremiah - You Are My Sunshine / In the Mood; Jambalaya
Terry Haavaldsrud - Time Goes ; Way Up in Bush Country (both original)
***  Jocelyn Hawkins w/ Mike Hogg -
Caleb (Gillian Welch)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland, Cyndi & Jeremiah - Columbus Stckade Blues; Don't Be Angry With Me Darling
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme - verses by Dave, Sarah Hillis, Al Lindsay Tim McDougald & with (yet again) half of the audience on stage!



BOS Performers’ Roster January 28, 2011:   Back in our usual room tonight. Good turnout; I tried to get an accurate count, rather than guessing, but lost track after 75. There was a full flotilla of fiddlers out tonight - at least 6!

***  indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Al Lindsay - Ten Bottles of Whiskey (a capella); MacPherson's Farewell / Hey Tootie Tatie (whistle tunes, both by Robbie Burns) / Scots Wha Hae
David Lum  - A Mandolin; Let It Be Me (Ray LaMontaine)
Stewart McPhail (frailing style 5-string banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Julianne Johnson; Ways of the World
Jack Guest "Mr Jack" - Red Sails in the Sunset; Bother Me No More
Katy Korfman - 16-year-old fiddle whiz brought a couple of her students (!?) along:
w/ Pat Sallman - Skinny Man's Jig
w/ Sarah Mawhinny - Ode to Joy; Russian Dance Tune
Jeff Daw - Roll On, Columbia (Woody Guthrie); Fogarty's Cove (Stan Rogers)
Chad Brown - song (Gregory Alan Isakov); Long Way to Feel this Way (Ray LaMontaine)
Bob Martin  - Can't Afford to Do It (James 'Homesick' Williamson); Great Day (for Me to Whup Somebody's Ass)
Easton Ernst - fiddle tune
Diane Kennedy - (Celtic harp) The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls (Sir Thomas More); The Water is Wide (joined by Mike Hogg)
Bob Baker (w/ Dave Jensen, Larry Aul, Doug Welland & Jeremiah) -  (Eddy Arnold); Amazing Grace (joined by Tracy Levitt)

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Jericho  - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen); Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
Sarah Hillis - Ae Fond Kiss (Robbie Burns); Where Peaceful Waters Flow (Chris de Burgh)
Tom Jordan - Fields of Athen Rye (Pete St John); The Old Man (Phil Coulter)
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod - Everything Comes and Goes (Fred Eaglesmith); I Remember Loving You (Bruce 'Utah' Phillips)
Allison Watt (fiddle) & Michael Sizer - Wedding Reel; Maid Behind the Bar /
Terry Haavaldsrud - untitled (original); Thank You (original, based on a poem by Terry's cousin)
Katy Korfman - old tyme waltz; 'bluegrassy' reel (no titles);
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Doug Welland & Jeremiah - This Land is Your Land (Woodie Guthrie); Working Man (Rita MacNeil)
Dave Jensen w/ everybody - Waltzing Matilda
Cyndi Devereux - 4 String Polka; Am/Amaj reel (sorry, don't have the name)
finale: verses by Dave, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay & Sarah Hillis with half of the audience on stage! - including Cyndi, Tracy Levitt, Dave & Elfrida Neumann, & Jeremiah just wandering around the room (I love this new wireless setup!)



BOS Performers’ Roster December 17, 2010:   Down the hall in the Pauline Johnson Room tonight; decent room. Figure 'bout 70 folks pretty near fillin' the room ans some 21 performer sets. Lots of seasonal songs. Special thanks to Alice and Bart Hulan for manning the door (Dave & Sue are on their way to Florida), and Doug Welland for coping well with a completely unfamiliar sound system (Eric was off on another gig tonight)

***  indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Bob Baker (playing his lovely guitar-zither) - unknown title (Pavarotti); Come Hither, Ye Children (German children's carole); Silent Night (w/ Bob Martin on harp)
John & Sheila Ludgate - The Innkeeper (Lenny Gallant); Christmas Song (original by John)
Rosemary Todd & Doug Welland - Dream a Little Dream of Me; Song for a Winter's Night (Lightfoot)
Mark McNeil - Christmas on Christmas Island; Christmas in the Trenches (John McCutcheon)
Donald McGeoch (w/ Jeremiah on bass) - Leaving Nancy (Eric Bogle); From Clare to Here (Ralph McTell)
Bo Basiuk - Queen of Spades; Oh, What a Beautiful City (Bo on harp w/ Mike Hogg also on harp)
Chad Brown (from Dunnville) - The Sea, The Gambler (Ray LaMontaine); Hannah (Gregory Alan Isakob)
*** Lisa Miller - Santa Baby (Joan Javits, Philip Springer & Fred Ebb); I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)

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*** Emma Rose Hazlewood - Melancholy Blue (Serena Ryder); Cold Sunrise (original)
Wayne Hosick - Nothing But a Child (Steve Earle); Maybe This Christmas (Ron Sexsmith)
Ed Vandendool - I Don't Drink the Whisky Any More; Blue Moon Over Stirling (both original)
Dave Jensen - Christmas in the Harbour (Gary O'Driscoll); Little Scott the Astronaut
Barb Bloemhof - Colorado (Judy Collins); Southland in the Springtime (Indigo Girls)
Cynthia Williamson - Heart of Gold (Neil Young); Imagine (John Lennon)
Al Lindsay - Amazing Grace (tin whistle); Christmas Carol (Tom Lehrer)
David Lum  - Nowhere Fast (original); Fairytale of New York (Jem Finer & Shane MacGowan of The Pogues)
Tim McDougald  - This Winter I Retire (recorded by Said The Whale); Walk on the Moon (original)
Ray Rivers  - O Little Town of Bethlehem (altered verses by Ray); Lullaby (original)
Jeremiah  - Santa Claus is What?! (original, in part co-written with Wendell Ferguson) w/ Dave Jensen on guitar; Huron Carole
Mike Hogg  - Rosie's Man (Bobby Bare); Crazy 'Bout that Jelly Roll
Bob Martin  - If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas (Marks, Gerald, Pascal & Milton - the 'B' side of Gene Autry's recording of 'Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer); I Want a hippopotamus for Christmas (John Rox, recorded by 10-year-old Gayla Peavey)
Diane Kennedy (mountain dulcimer) - French carole medley: D'ou Viens - Tu, Bergere - Il est Ne (He Is Born)
finale: Dave & his accordian, with a whole whack of performers doing a medley of Christmas songs, followed by The Wild Mountain Thyme – verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay & Ian Dalziel.


BOS Performers’ Roster November 26, 2010:    Wow! What a night! Some 80 of us, packed into the somewhat smaller "Gretzky Room". 21 performer sets. First night with the new wireless setup - 3 mics and 3 instrumental DI packs. What a revelation - the stage seemed so roomy and uncluttered. We are liking these things. Also, gave a road test to 2 new mains speakers - powered units from QSC - 1000 watts and they weigh about 25 pounds each. Excellent sound. Ver' happy with the results.

The intention had been to open the evening with a tribute to our recently-deceased musical friend Bernie Moffatt, but the iPod we had a recording of him died. As it happened, we got it functional again before the break and we started the 2nd half with a recording of 2 Bernie songs that were from his very first appearance at BOS back in September of 2006 (was it really only that long we were privileged to know him?).

All-in-all it was a very fine night.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Jeff Daw – The Long River (Lightfoot); Life is Like a River (Doc Watson) ; Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound (Tom Paxton)
Russ Burns – Showdown (original); Desperado (Glenn Frey & Don Henley )
Al Parrish – Thanksgiving Eve (Bob Franke); Potential (original)
***Chad Brown (from Dunnville) – Jolene (Ray LaMontaine); If I Go, I'm Going (Gregory Alan Isakob)
Bob Baker w/ Jeff Daw, Larry Aul & Jeremiah – (forgot title of 1st song); I Don't Know Why I Love You But I Do
David Lum – A Different Shade of Blue; Glory Train (both originals)
***Maddie Radmore - Rain (Patty Griffin); didn't catch 2nd song
Al Lindsay – whistle tune: The Leaving of Liverpool; Mrs McGrath
John Stroud – Old Blatherskite (actually “Old Blevins” from the Austin Lounge Lizards); Memory Song
Cyndi Devereux w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah – Tam Lin; King's Reel set

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Bernie Moffatt, recorded in September 2006, Bernie's 1st appearance at BOS - Don't Think Twice (Dylan); Leave the Light On for Me
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul – Waiting for a Train; I Miss the Mississippi and You (both Jimmy Rogers songs)
Barb Bloemhof – Ticklecoat Pond; The Power of Two (Indigo Girls)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp – Late November; Farther Along
Mark McNeil – Hubcap Man; Education in the Blues (both originals)
Tim McDougald – Dover; Rockies (both originals)
Mr Jack – Along Came Brady ('Spider' John Koerner); San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller)
Jericho – Would You Like to Play the Guitar (parody lyrics: Pat Donohue); It's Getting Cold (Shawn Brush)
***Terry Haavaldsrud – I Want this Moment to Last Forever; Please Don't Let Me Go (both originals)
Allan Edgar – Don't Be Angry With Me Darling; Can I Sleep in your Barn Tonight, Mister
Dave Jensen – Diddle Dum & Deedle Dee; accordian tune
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme – verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Rosemarie & 'Tim's Mom'.

 

BOS Performers’ Roster October 29, 2010:    All sorts of stuff doin' at the hotel tonight, including Hallowe'en karaoke ('scareoke'?) which had us down in the more intimate Walter Gretzky Room. Lotsa folks showed up, of course, about 75 to 80. Good friends all!

'Bout 19 performer sets, and we were experimenting with a couple of cordless mics. The Line 6 units seem to be superb - the vocal mic seems to be very forgiving and had superb sound. The instrument pick-up had exceptional clarity as well.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

*** David Lum - Victory Hill; Fraser's Landing; Josephina, Catch Me If I Fall (all originals)
Stewart McPhail (frailing style 5-string banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Waterbound; Little Sadie (both trad)
Diane Kennedy (mountain dulcimer) - The Greasley Bride (Australian); Witch of the Westsmoreland (Archie Fisher)
Tim McDougald - The General ('Dispatch' song); Flying
Bo Basiuck - Rag Mama Rag (Blind Boy Fuller); Queen of Spades (Robert Johnson)
Bob Baker (w/ Dave Jensen, Larry Aul & Doug Welland) - Be Nobody's Darling But Mine; Take Me as I Am (Nonie Crete)
*** Pearls of Time (duo, Susan Snelling - vocal & Judy Morphett playing a bowed psaltery; I think the 1st time ever for this instrument at BOS or the Brantford Folk Club) - Star of the County Down; didn't catch the name of the 2nd tune
Dave Jensen (w/ Doug Welland & Larry Aul) - If Wishes Were Fishes (Eric Bogle); Saltwater Joys (Wayne Chaulk)

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Rosemary Todd (w/ Doug Welland) - Don't Know Why I Didn't Come (Norah Young); Since I Fell for You (Buddy Johnson)
Al Lindsay - I Hold Your Hand in Mine; The Irish Ballad (both by Tom Lehrer)
*** Andrew Muller (w/ Barb Bloemhof) - Miner's Lifeguard; Pastures of Plenty (Woody Guthrie)
Luanne Ashe (celebrating 'grandmotherly' songs) - The Riddle Song (I Gave My Love a Cherry); Winken, Blinken & Nod
Doug Maxwell - Battle of New Orleans (Jimmy Driftwood, to the fiddle tune 'Fifth of January'); Reason to Believe (Tim Hardin)
Al Lloyd - City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman); The Poet (orig?)
Russ Burns - Operator (Jim Croce); It's All for You (orig)
Bob Martin - Say It Isn't So, Joe (Steve Key); Lizzie Borden, aka 'You Can't Chop Your Papa Up in Massachusetts' (Michael Brown & recorded by the Chad Mitchell Trio)
Jeremiah - The Joy of Living (Ewen MacColl), performed a cappella
Mike Hogg - Carmelita (Fred Eaglesmith); Fishin' Blues (Taj Mahal)
Allan Edgar (w/ Dave Jensen & Doug Welland)) - Crystal Chandalier; Working Man (Rita MacNeil)
finale - Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave Jensen, Tim MacDougald, Al Lindsay, & Rosemary Todd; also with Doug Welland, Alan Edgar & Diane Kennedy



BOS Performers’ Roster September 24, 2010:    Down the hall at the Pauline Johnson Room this eve; got to have been 60 or so folks in attendance, and 18 performer sets. Proceeds from tonight's 50/50 draw were donated to the ALS Society in honour and memory of our friend Don Johnson who so recently passed away. Our respects, condolences and love to his wife Gudrun.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

*** Al Parrish - White Squall (Stan Rogers); The Day the Bass Players Took Over the World (Emily Kates); Fall Down as the Rain (Joe Crookston)
(I ran into Al at the Black Walnut recently. This bassist for the now-disbanded Tanglefoot is currently making Kitchener his home. I was able to talk him into coming down to visit us; may be the best thing I've ever done for the club - he gave us an absolutely stellar opening set. Now if I can just convince him to do one of the Sunday afternoon concerts at the Station Coffee House & Gallery here in Brantford . . . )
Bo Basiuck - St James Infirmary Blues, Let the Lighthouse Shine On Me / I Saw the Light (Blind Willie Johnson / Hank Williams
Stewart McPhail
(frailing style 5-string banjo) & Larry Aul (mandolin) - Grandfather's Clock (Henry Clay Work); medley: Jeff Sturgeon / Last of Sizemore / Greasy String
Bob Martin - Demon Java (Steve Key); The More I Drink (Tom Sizemore)
(Steve Key is a songwriter now in the Washington, DC area who was through this way many years ago. He impressed all of us with his talent as a songwriter and his genuinely humble demeanor. There are several of his songs now in the repertoire of some our regulars - and a few not-all-that-regular-any-more)
Bob Baker (w/ Doug Welland, Larry Aul & Jeremiah) - Old Love Never Dies (Foster & Allen)
Rosemary Todd w/ Doug Welland - Since I Fell for You (Buddy Johnson); A Sky Without Rain (Jaunita Wilkins)
Tim McDougald & ***Mike Gotowski - Pull No Punches (Arkells); Camilo the Magician
*** Julie Corey - Diamond Ring Girl (original); Reinventing Love (w/ Trisha)
*** Trisha Brubacher w/ Julie Corey - Arlington; Beautiful Dawn (both by the Wailin' Jennys)

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*** Hangar Rash (relax, it's an aviation term, and not at all rude) (Bob Badger - guitar, Cheryl Black - keyboards, Darren Radke - percussion, and Dale Amy - bass.) - Help Me Through the Night (Joe Walsh); Teach Your Children (Graham Nash)
Cyndi Devereux w/ Dave Jensen & Al Parrish - medley; Orange Blossom Special; (Dave Jensen couldn't resist the combination and an extra button accordian tune ensued)
Mike Hogg w/ Jeremiah on bass - Tear My Stillhouse Down (Gillian Welch); Goodbye Booze (Charlie Poole)
Al Lindsay - whistle medley: Rowan Tree / McPherson's Rant; a capella song: Where the Hell Are Going to Live (Vin Garbutt)
Archie McArthur w/ Larry Aul - Love Potion # 9 (Lieber / Stoller); Travelin' Man
Diane Kennedy - Henry Martin (trad)
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod - Take Her in Your Arms (Fred Eaglesmith); Different Drum (Mike Nesmith)
Luanne Ashe - A Conversation (David Francey); Love Has No Pride (Bonnie Raitt)
Allan Edgar - When the Saints Go Marching In; The Old Country Church
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave, Al Parrish, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy



Ancaster Fair Audio Showcase September 23, 2010:
    Not precisely a BOS event, but worthy of note, methinks. The folks at the fair decided to try an experiment; opening the weekend-long fair with a preview evening. They had two entertainment events scheduled - one was an "Ancaster's Got Talent" contest, and the other a music showcase. BOS soundman Eric Bower organized the showcase part of the evening drawing on performers from BOS, the Hamilton Folk Club and the Hamilton Guitar Association. The performers that appeared were:

Bo Basiuk
Russ Burns
Jericho
Bob Baker
Diane Kennedy
Steve Fuller
Andrew Ong

Ed Vandendool (w/ Jo Vandendool)
Shawn Trotter
John & Sheila Ludgate
Echoes
Eclecticeltic
Tim McDougald
Dave Jensen

and a finale of Wild Mountain Thyme

Everybody had a 15-minute window, that including setting up & getting off. Everyone was so good about observing that that at about the half-way point, when Dave Jensen (MC-ing for the evening) realized we were actually running 5 minutes ahead of schedule, he almost fell apart - he'd never ever had to deal with that situation before! (I admit, watching this was my favourite part of the night.)

There'd been a threat of rain, so not so many people visiting the fair this first night, but performances were uniformly excellent, and the audience that did attend seemed quite happy with the presentation.



BOS Performers’ Roster September 10, 2010:    Back at the Best Western with I'd guess about 60 folk in attendance. 13 performer sets.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

John & Sheila Ludgate - Karaoke Land; Time (both originals); Peter's Dream (Lenny Gallant)
Bob Martin - Renaissance (David Bradstreet); Peripheral Vision (original)
Jack Guest - How Long? (trad); Old Rivers (Cliff Crofford, originally recorded by Walter Brennan)
Donald McGeoch - Young Man from BC (original, written in honour of Terry Fox); whistle tune: The End of Summer (Phil Cunningham)
Dave Jensen (w/ Don McGeoch, Larry Aul & Jeremiah) - couple of button accordian dance tunes, one in 4/4, one a waltz
Allan Edgar - (w/ Dave Jensen, Larry Aul & Jeremiah) Pistol-Packin' Mama; Little Bitty Tear
Bob Baker - (w/ Dave Jensen, Larry Aul & Jeremiah) Crystal Chandaliers (Ted Harris); Like I Used to Do (Tim O'Brien)

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Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - Heartbreak Hotel (Mae Boren Axton, Thomas Durden & Elvis Presley) w/ Mike Hogg on harp; Kelvin Grove ('Lyle')
Mike Hogg - Sweet Tamama; Carmelitta (Fred Eagelsmith)
Al Lindsay - tin whistle tunes: Killiekrankie / Skye Boat Song; Just Kidding (a capella)
Archie McArthur - Hungry for Love (Dave Mallett); Running Through the Jungle (John Fogarty)
Luanne Ashe - flute medley: O'Sullivan's March / A Fig for a Kiss (jig)/ Rakes of Cashel (slip jig)
Dave Jensen - The Bolognie Song, finale w/ verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Allan Edgar (w/ Luanne adding tin whistle counterpoint)



BOS Performers’ Roster June 25, 2010:    60 or 70 folk out for the season finale, 23 or so performer sets and a great evening!

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

*** Twegan (old English for "Two", pronounced "tway-ahn": Brad McEwen & Gwen Potter) - Brad (AD of the Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music in Cambridge, Aug 1 weekend) has been down to the Brantford Folk Club before, but this is the first time with Gwen. Fascinating combo - Brad plays a cittern (10-string instrument, similar to an octave mandolin) and Gwen had a viola d'amour (modern reproduction of an ancient instrument ancestor of the viola - in this case with 5 primary strings and 6 sympathetic strings - a very full and haunting sound.
Puddings and Pies / Bishop of Chesters Jig; The Raggle-Taggle Gypsies; Man in a Brown Hat / (didn't get the name) / Dragon's Teeth
(Twegan is also appearing at Brantford's Station Coffee House & Gallery on Sunday August 15)
Ann Moffatt - Lighthouse Light (Ry Cavenaugh); Here Comes that Rainbow Again (Kris Kristofferson) w/ Mark McNeil accompanying.
Bob Baker w/ Stewart McPhail & Jeremiah - I Don't Know Why I Love You; Amazing Grace
Diane Kennedy - (accompanying herself on troubador harp) The Blacksmith; The Ash Grove
Donald McGeoch - (with the fine vocal assistance of his granddaughter Madeleine Henry) - Donald Where's Your Troosers? (Andy M Stewart); The New Teacher (Jim Douglas)
Wayne Hosick - To Love Somebody (Beegees); Celine Dion (Arrogant Worms)
Mark McNeil - w/ Cyndi Devereux (fiddle) - Field Behind the Plough (Stan Rogers); Outlaw of Love (original)
Stewart McPhail (5-string banjo, frailing style) - Little Sadie; Wild Horse at Parry Point / Big Tail ? / ?
Dave Jensen (button Accordian) w/ Stewart McPhail, Don McGeoch, Cyndi Devereux and Gayle Bridger (bodhran) & Jeremiah - Little Burnt Potato; Redwing
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Cyndi Devereux (guitar, then keyboard) w/ Mark McNeil - Follow Me Into the Rain (original); Narrow Daylight (Diana Krall)
Barb Bloemhof - For Paul McCartney (Tracey Ullman); Dream (Everley Bros) w/ Jericho)
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf); Under the Boardwalk (Kenny Young & Arthur Resnick)
Ed & Jo Vandendool - Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson); Blue Moon over Stirling (original)
Tim McDougald - Heart or Mind; Sing and Dance (both originals)
Thomas Bruce (highland pipes) - 'MSR' competition set ('MSR' stands for march-starthspey-reel) didn't get the names of the tunes except for the march: King George V's Army
Al Lindsay - whistle tune: Mingaulay Boat Song; When You Are Old and Grey (Tom Lehrer)
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod - Take Her in Your Arms; I heard the Bluebird Sing
Rosemarie Stewart - narration, an anecdote about her father "Miracle in North Carolina"
Ed Marr - Nova Scotia Farewell; untitled (original instrumental)
*** Dave Clarke w/ Al Lewis (?) - I Never Cry (Alice Cooper); Cheeseburger in Paradise (Jimmy Buffett)
*** Al Lewis (sorry, I'm unsure of the last name) - Walk on the Moon (Great Big Sea); original tune, didn't catch the title
Luanne Ashe (flute) & Gayle Bridger (bodhran) - two flute tunes, a slow air: "Sheebeg and Sheemore"; a jig/reel: "Crossing the Oily River / We're Havin' a Drop
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Wabash Cannonball; A Little Bitty Tear
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Tim McDougald, Al  Lindsay, Rosemarie



BOS Concert June 11, 2010:    "The End of the Road with John Prince"
8:00 o'clock (doors open at 7:30) $15. Opening act for the evening: Ginger St James

Briefly, a superb night. A full room (140 or more).
A sweet laid-back set from the wonderful Ms Ginger (truth-to-tell, a few found some of her material a touch provocative, though I'd consider that a recommendation!)
John and the boys delivered a high energy set, with amazing musicianship and thunderous harmonies. In short (and forgive me my biased enthusiasm) one of the best concert evenings I've ever attended.



BOS Performers’ Roster May 30, 2010:    Back at the Best Western with about 45 - 50 folk in attendance. Eric was running late, so I started the emceeing with Mr Jensen on the sound board. So happy when Eric arrived and the world went back to unfolding as it should. 'Bout 16 performers sets.

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Bob MacLean - medley (didn't get names except the 3rd part was a Swedish jig); Farewell to Wist (original); Lost Jimmy Waelin
Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Bob doesn't often have a Friday evening free, so it was particularly nice to have him with us.
Diane Kennedy - Three Score and Ten (English traditional from a broadside produced by Whitby fisherman and songwriter William Delph to raise money for the families of seventy fishermen who died in a freak gale on February 8 & 9, 1889); Crazy Man Michael (Dave Swarbrick/Richard Thompson)
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul (5-string banjo & mandolin) - Sandy Kim Bells / Old Jawbone; Grandfathers Clock
Nigel Scrutton - Jamaica Farewell; Sloop John B
Doug Maxwell - instrumental medley: Colored Aristocracy / The Gary Owen; My Wild Irish Rose
Bob Baker w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Always a Fire in the Kitchen (Daniel O'Donnel); ack! forgot what else we did!

Break

Mark McNeil w/ Steve Parisienne - Einstein's Brain (original); I Miss the Mississippi (Jimmy Rogers)
Steve Parisienne - instrumentals: Sweet Georgia Brown; My Funny Valentine
Rosemarie Stewart - Lost in Summertime (original parody based on Gershwin's Summertime); Wayfaring Stranger
Cyndi Devereux w/ Dave Jensen, Tim McDougald & Jeremiah - Bubbly (Colbie Caillat); Follow Me into the Rain (original)
Bob Martin - Ridin' on a Night Train; Never Did Like that Train (Murray McLauchlan)
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod - My Ship Needs to Come In (Fred Eaglesmith); Next Time I Leave
Tim McDougald - The World I Know (Collective Soul); Cosmic Candlelight (original)
Tommy Hughes - What's the Use of Wings (Brian Bedford of Artisan); The Last Leviathan (Andy Barnes)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Wabash Cannonball (the extended dance remix!); I Overlooked an Orchid
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Diane Kennedy, Rosemarie


BOS Performers’ Roster May 14, 2010:
Wow, what a different evening this was. As announced, we were somewhere else: Brantford's Station Coffee House and Gallery, as the hotel was booked up with a convention. The Station is a lovely wee place with good coffee (natch!) and very decent desserts. And cozy. Did I mention cozy? I do believe we had about 70 folks that showed up, including some newbies and and a couple of too-long-absent friends. And ended up with around 20 performer sets! (So much for expecting a light evening!)

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*** Len & Devon (from a teen group called "Knife's Edge") - Freebird (Lynyrd Skynyrd); Remember (original)
Bob Baker w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Crystal Chandalier; Chained to a Memory of You
Purple Joe - Chevron Flight (for Willie P Bennett); Donald McGeoch's Room (in this case pronounced 'McGock') (both originals)
Sarah Halabecki, Clare McKenzie & Dan Werbie - Aching Choirs; Makeshift (both originals)
(Sarah, with her band, are performing at the Station on Friday May 28, but that's when BOS is back at the usual place, so don't say you found out about here!)
Ian Reid - The Green Glass; Patsy's Place (both originals; the 2nd with a ukelele accompaniment. Neat thing is Ian was just using one mic for both voice and uke - and of course, that's when a train rolls through the station. Ian just stepped real close to the mic and carried on. Got himself an extra ovation for that one!)
Rosemarie Stewart - How Can I Keep From Singing?; Didn't My Lord
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod - Old Coach Driver (Fred Eaglesmith); I Remember Loving You (Bruce 'Utah' Phillips)
Cyndi Devereux w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Fiddle Polka; Devil's Dream; Orange Blossom Special

Break

Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - Train (Jay Linden); Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon / McCartney)
Diane Kennedy - Bonnie Eloise (C Elliot & J Thomas from the American Civil War era); Smiling Wine (Sylvia Tyson)
*** Rob Badger - Something Happened (original); Rock & Roll Song (Valdy)
Al Lowey - Stoned Me (Van Morrison); Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)
*** Aaron Vos - Tonya Meyers (original); Radio
Sarah Hillis - She Moved Through the Fair; Stolen Child (W B Yeats, music by Loreena McKinnot)
Tim McDougald - Half Sounds (from a group called Said the Whale); Faith in Summer (original)
Doug Maxwell - Five Foot Two / Ain't She Sweet; World Waiting for the Sunrise (tenor banjo instrumental)
Nigel Scrutton - Ain't Misbehavin' (Fats Waller); Down in the Valley
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah (& quite frankly, this is where I lost track, so I don't have the songs Allan did)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme: (still lost track, but I think the verses were by Dave, Nigel, Al Lindsay, Diane & Rosemarie


BOS Performers’ Roster April 30, 2010:
Finally, no karaoke in the restaurant next door, and we were back in our 'home room'. Eric was back on sound, so all was right with the world!
More than 80 people out this time around, and 'bout 18 performer sets (if you're checking my math, please don't - sometimes 'set lines' get a bit blurred!)

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Bob Baker w/ Dave Jensen, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Pawn My Gold Watch & Chain; Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain; This Old House
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul (mandolins) - Shove the Pig's Foot a Little Closer to the Fire (an old-time fiddle tune - for the squeamish among you, the 'pig's foot' refers to an ingot of pig iron and the 'fire' is a foundry. That help?); The Girl I Left Behing / Turkey in the Straw
Falcon O'Hara - a capella songs: The Internationale; Song of Bernadette (Leonard Cohen)
Donald McGeoch - Duncan MacIntosh Says Farewell to Coffee (original); Caledonia (Dougie McLean)
Tim McDougald - Baby Doll (The Fratellis); My Own (original)
Wayne Hosick - Spiders & Snakes (Jim Stafford); The Dying Cubs Fan's Last Request (Steve Goodman)
Bo Basiuk - Banty Rooster (Charley Paton); Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
*** Tom Messiah - Sadie's Ladder (original); Strawberry Blond (Ron Sexsmith)
                              (Tom had been at the Brantford Folk Club, back darn near 10 years - too long between visits, Tom!)
Break

Sarah Halabecki & Clare McKenzie - Blame It on a Sunny Day; Pretty (both originals)
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - Dirty Old Town (Ewen MacColl); Three Wooden Crosses (Randy Travis)
Al Lindsay - whistle medley: Lemon Tree / Killiekrankie; Just Kidding (Ian Walker)
Tommy Hughes - Dear Matilda (English music hall song, recorded by Artisan); Eyes of the Blind (original)
Cam Kemp - Just a Little While (trad New Orleans Funeral March from the Young Tuxedo Jazz Band); Reap Just What You Sow
Nigel Scrutton - Love Is All Around (Troggs); Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
Gary James - after a description of the double flute he's carved (using a crane legbone) from a design found in petroglyphs dating several thousand years old, Gary gave us a native melody, followed by a jazz improvisiation. Facinating stuff.
*** Clayton Barker (fiddle) w/ Jensen, Aul & Jeremiah - Faded Love; Orange Blossom Special; Maple Sugar
Allan Edgar w/ some/several of the above - Columbus Stockade Blues; Don't Be Angry With Me Darling
Dave Jensen w/ Clayton Barker, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Newfie Rose; Newfoundland Blessing
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave, Nigel, Al Lindsay, Teresa, Rosemarie


BOS Performers’ Roster April 16, 2010:
Pauline Johnson Room again; 50 or 60 folks and 16 or so performer sets. Eric was out looking after a paying gig (the snake!), but this time Dave continued MCing, and I ended up doing sound. I think I coped okay, but I want Eric back!

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Thomas Bruce - opening the evening with a bit of highland piping, and of course, I failed to note which tunes were featured.
Tim McDougald - Shine On (song by The Kooks); Blackbird (Paul McCartney)
*** Gary James - Gary is a native wood carver and musician. Today he brought one of his flutes; a moon double flute -an usual item that allows him to do 2 melody lines, or harmony, at the same time. With Doug Welland providing a guitar pattern, he did some fascinating improvisations for us.
Geoff Wardell - England (Ralph McTell); There But for Fortune (Phil Ochs)
George Hogan - (been such a long time since George has been on stage, we could almost make him a first-timer!) Vincent Black Lightning 1952 (Richard Thompson); Ruby Tuesday (Keith Richards)
Donald McGeoch - Streets of London (Ralph McTell); Leaving London (Tom Paxton)
Doug Maxwell - Where We Live; Maid on the Shore (trad)
Al Lindsay - whistle medley: Scots Wha Hae / Skye Boat Song; A Very Unfortuneate Man
Bob Baker w/ Doug Welland, Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul ,- I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes (Carter Family); Roseville Fair (Bill Staines)
Stewart McPhail, Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Hornpipe (forgot which one); Marching Through Georgia
as the break was beginning, the bagpipes rang out with 'Happy Birthday' and a wee celebration in honour of Stewart McPhail's 70th birthday ensued.
Break

Rob Badger & Zenon Holadyk - Fields of Gold (Sting); It Never Rains in Southern California (Albert Hammond)
Russ Burns - Fire & Rain (James Taylor); Take My Hand (original)
Cyndi Devereux (fiddle), Dave Jensen & Stewart McPhail - Whiskey Before Breakfast; Orange Blossom Special; St Anne's Reel / Tuggerman's Reel
Allan Edgar w/ some/several of the above - Sleep in Your Barn; Nobody's Darling But Mine
A B Sault - Let Me Live in the Light; Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave and who-the-heck-knows - I lost track, and apparently my memory sucks swamp water!


BOS Performers’ Roster April 2, 2010:
Pauline Johnson Room, this time, away from the karaoke. 60-ish audience (people, not age) and some 20 performer sets.

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Stewart McPhail, Larry Aul , Katie Korfmann - Angus Campbell (Cape Breton tune); Liberty; Arkansas Traveler
sidenote: "Liberty" is a very popular tune among fiddle players. This was originally a Quebecois tune called "Reel de 'Ti Jean" which became popular in England under its translated name "Little John's Reel". The tune then crossed back over the Atlantic to the US where it was dubbed "The Liberty Two-Step", shortened to just "Liberty". Ironic, I think that very few Canadian fiddlers know about its origin. (source of information: Ken Brown from the notes on an 'Anderson & Brown' CD)
Denise Jolicoeur
w/ Mike HoggLarry Aul - Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (John Prine); The Last Note (John McDermott)
Mark McNeil - Early Bird (original); If I Only Had a Brain
Jakki Annerino w/ Wayne Cheater - Like the Birds; The Blessing of a Second Chance (both originals)
(Jakki & Wayne are from Kitchener and help run the Black Walnut Folk Club.)
Bob Baker w/ Doug Welland, Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Old Love Never Dies; Galway Bay

Nigel Scrutton - South Wind; Chiquitita (ABBA)(?!)
Bo Basiuk w/ Mike Hogg - Brownsville Blues (Dave 'Snaker' Ray); Walkin' Blues (Robert Johnson)
Break
Scott Smith - bouzouki instrumental, didn't get the name
Scott Smith & Ariel Rogers - Poets & Painters (original by Scott); Fields of Athen Rye (Pete St John)
Katie Korfmann w/ Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul- Gold Rush; fiddle competition waltz (didn't get the name)
Vern Payne & ***Myekah Payne - Vern started out with Stand by Me, then brought daughter Myekah up to do Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen). The audience wouldn't let her leave without doing another song  - she did the Norah Jones song 'Sunrise'.
Al Lindsay - Star of the County Down (on tin whistle); The Chastity Belt
Wayne Cheater -
Fishing Blues (Henry Thomas, famously recorded by Taj Mahal); Gravel on the Road (original)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, Mike Hogg & Jeremiah - Train of Dreams (Gary Feldgaard); Old Friends & Memories (original)
Allan Edgar w/ all of the above - The Old Church; Glory to His Name
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod w/ Jeremiah - Greenin' Up (Dave Mallet); Golden Triangle
'Mr Jack' - Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen); medley: Turn Your Damper Down/Ding Dong Daddy/Good News is Hard to Find
Mike HoggLarry Aul & Doug Welland
- My Old Friend The Blues; Where the Nails Have Been
Doug Welland w/ Doug Welland, Dave Jensen & Jeremiah -
Red Wing; Grandfather's Clock
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Wendy Carter



BOS Performers’ Roster March 19, 2010:
Back in our regular room, but with a bit of karaoke blled-over from the restaurant again - we coped, and the bagpipes musta freaked 'em right out!); I'm guessing 'bout 60 in the audience and 18 performer sets.

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Rosemary Todd & Doug Welland / Jeremiah - You (Bonnie Raitt); Say That You Love Me (Fleetwood Mac); Picture in a Frame (Tom Waits)
Gord Hope - Four Green Fields (Tommy Makem); Carrickfergus
*** Andrew Ong - Crying (Roy Orbison & Joe Melson); Can't Help Falling in Love (Weiss, Peretti & Creatore)
*** Thomas Bruce - so Dave introduces this young gentleman, who proceeds to the stage, closed guitar case in hand. I'm thinking "Aw, didn't some one tell him about being tuned and ready to go?" So the young fella sets the case down, opens it up and pulls out . . . a set of highland pipes! Perfect - just perfect. He treated us to 2 medleys, including Scotland the Brave, a jig called "Last Tango in Harris" (really!), and 2 others I didn't remember.
Bob Baker w/ Jensen, Jeremiah, & Larry Aul - This Old House; Like I Used to Do (Tim O'Brien)
Dave Jensen w/ Doug Welland, Jeremiah, & Larry Aul - Irish Rover; Newfie in a Calgary Hat
Stewart McPhail, Larry Aul , Jim Hodges w/ Jeremiah - St Anne's Reel; Over the Waterfall
Break
Silas Chensen - 2 songs, both original, but didn't give the titles and I didn't catch up with him to find out, sorry
Lynn Kirby - Distance Between; Three and a Half Minutes (both original)
Tim McDougald - Turn the Page (Bob Seeger); Hello (original)
Diane Kennedy & Doug Maxwell - When You & I Were Young, Maggie; Red is the Rose
Allan Edgar w/ the usual gang of reprobates - MacNamara's Band; Toora-loora-loora
Ed Marr - Guitar Fooling (orig instrumental); Never Going Back Again (Lindsey Buckingham)
Al Lindsay - Royal Canal (Dominic Behan); Galway Bay (parody)
A B Sault - Oasis of Love; I'm Goin' Home for My Reward
Russ Burns - You Come Walk with Me (orig); Cascades (orig instrumental)
John & Sheila Ludgate - No Change in Me (Hynes/MacLachlan); Killin' the Blues (Rolly Solley)
Dave Jensen & everybody - Whiskey in the Jar (Jermiah vocal); Music & Friends (by Sim Savoury, a friend of Dave's who recently passed away)
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Diane Kennedy & Al Lindsay



BOS Performers’ Roster March 5, 2010:
Down the hall (Pauline Johnson Room) again (karaoke going on in the restaurant again); a bumper crop! - 'bout 80 or more folks in attendance and maybe 21 performer sets.

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Miss Behavin' - a 40's swing-pop-gypsy-jazz combo w/ Bren Chisholm (vocal), Ed Marion (rhythm guitar), Rick Hill (lead guitar), Stewart McPhail (percussion), & Larry Aul (upright bass) - Can't We Be Friends?; Lullaby of the Leaves; The Way You Look Tonight
Doug Maxwell w/ Diane Kennedy - Obladi-Oblada; can't read my own writing, sorry!
Wayne Hosick - I'll Follow the Sun; Dog (Bob Snider)
Bernie Moffat - Ripple (instrumental); Wabash Cannonball
Bob Baker, w/ Larry Aul (mandolin), Stewart McPhail & Jeremiah - Crystal Chandaliers; I Don't Know Why I Love You
Chris White w/ Annie Shipman - Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us (Sam Phillips, recorded by Alison Krauss & Robert Plant); Fever (Peggy Lee version, original version recorded by Little Willie John)
Al Lindsay - whistle tunes: Loch Lomond/?; Five Nights Drunk
*** Will Matthews - Helpless; You Are the Sun
Mike Sizer and Alison Watt - forgot the fiddle tune, drat!; Rocky Road to Dublin
Break
Tim McDougald (keyboard) - Paper Man; Basement Faith (both originals)
Gord Hope (keyboeard) - Blow Up the TV (John Prine); Mary Ellen Carter (Stan Rogers)
Ed Vandendool - Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson); original by Ed, didn't write down the title 'cause I think I was too discombobulated by a Michael Jackson song being (well) done in a folkish venue!  :-)
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - Come In Stranger (Johnny Cash); Whiskey in the Jar
(and apologies for the delay with our 'quick' setup of the electric kazoo!)
"Mr Jack" - Never Say Goodbye; Couldn't Say Goodbye
Dolores Dugdale - When I Need You ; May It Be
Bob Martin - Cowboy Reincarnation (Wallace McCree); Hell To Pay (Chris Coole)
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod - There Will Always Be a Small Time; I Wonder If You're Sleeping Tonight
Diane Kennedy - Paddy Keane; The Old Maid in the Garrett
*** A B Sault - 2 gospel songs, including I Won't have to Cross Jordan Alone
I kinda lost track after this point, but Alan Edgar did a couple of songs, as did Dave Jensen, and of course the finale Wild Mountain Thyme


BOS Performers’ Roster Febuary 19, 2010:
Down the hall (Pauline Johnson Room) again (karaoke going on in the restaurant again); 45 or more folks in attendance 25(!!) performer sets - almost the record.

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Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) w/ Doug Welland - Mail Order Bride (aka You Ain't Goin' Nowhere, Bob Dylan); Red is the Rose; Hello Mary lou
Russ Burns - Don't Give Me Your Love; Take My Hand (both originals)
Bob Martin - As Time Goes By; We'll Meet Again
*** Robert Kerr - War Song (not the proper title)/Everybody's Talking (Nillson); The Wrestler (Springsteen)
Bernie Moffatt - Sunday Morning Coming Down (Kristofferson); Blowin' in the Wind
Bob Baker, w/ Larry Aul (mandolin) & Jeremiah - I Have a Dream (ABBA); He'll Have to Go
Donald McGeoch - Duncan MacIntosh Says Farewell to Coffee (original); McCrory (Pete St John)
Chris White w/ Annie Shipman - Gone, Gone, Gone (Everley Bros); Stick With Me Baby
*** Tom Hendricks (trumpet) w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Twelve O'clock Rock; You Rascal You (aka Goody Goody); When the Saints Come Marching In (additional request from Dave Jensen, who joined in with button accordian)
Dave Jensen w/ Tom, Doug & Jeremiah - Jambalaya
Break
Annie Shipman (solo, on keyboard) - Summertime (Gershwin); Blue (Joni Mitchell)
Gord Hope (keyboard) - Song fo a Winter's Night (Lightfoot); Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
James White - Poems, Prayers & Promises (John Denver); Darcy Farrow (Steve Gillette)
Falcon O'Hara - Early One Morning (trad, often referred to a the Friendly Giant theme); When I'm Thinking of You (Jennifer Sullivan)
Denise Hogg w/ Mike HoggLarry Aul - My Old Friend the Blues
Mike Hogg - Catfish John; Will the Turtle Be Unbroken? (no, that's not a typo)
Ed Marr - didn't catch title of 1st song, sorry; Mr Train Man
The "Mando Mob" (Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul w/ Doug Maxwell) - Ragtime Annie; St Anne's Reel
Al Lindsay - For Ireland I'll Not Tell You Her Name; The Bantam Cock
Doug Maxwell w/ Doug Welland - Fishers' Hornpipe; Fairgrove
Dianne Kennedy- Fashioned in the Clay (Ed Blake); Longer Than (Dan Fogelburg)
Rosemarie Stewart - Why Feels My heart So Dormant?; Santa Lucia
Nigel Scrutton - Today; Tomorrow is a Long Time (Dylan)
Lynn Kirby - Parts (original); Circle Game (Joni Mitchell)
Doug Welland - 'fingerstyle' instrumental: You've Got a Friend (Carole King)
Dave Jensen w/ the usual suspects - 2 accordian tunes, didn't catch the titles, sorry
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Al Lindsay, Dave, Rosemarie, & Diane Kennedy


BOS Performers’ Roster Febuary 5, 2010:
Down the hall this time (they had karaoke going on in the restaurant, next to out usual room); 40 or so folks in attendance (tends to be a lighter turnout when there's been an interim event) and 19 performer sets.

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Donald McGeoch - Nobody's Moggy Now (Eric Bogle); The Dalai Lama's Candle (Eric Bogle); Isle of Eigg (trad)
Rosemary Todd w/ Doug Welland - Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper); Here, There & Everywhere (Lennon/McCartney)
Al Lindsay - whistle tunes: Killiekrankie / Skye Boat Song; When You Are Old & Grey (Tom Lehrer)
Tommy Hughes - The Old Man (Phil Coulter); After All These Years (Foster & Allan)
Annie Shipman w/ Chris White - Open Window (Sarah Harmer); California (Joni Mitchell)
Doug Maxwell w/ Doug Welland - mandolin & guitar instrumentals: Españoleta (Gaspar Sanz); El Noy de la Mare ("Child of the Virgin" - trad Catalan folk tune)
Bob Martin - A Hundred Dollars (Chris McKhool); Long, Long Way (original)
Break
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - Train (Jay Linden); Male Bonding Song (Bill Gallaher)
Bob Baker, w/ Larry Aul (mandolin), Doug Welland & Jeremiah - When You & I Were Young (George Washington Johnson & James Butterfield); A Soldier's Song
Tim McDougald & Josh Davis - Whistle for the Choir (Fratellis); I Liked You Better Blonde (original)
The "Mando Mob" (Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul w/ Doug Maxwell) - Over the Waterfall / Red-Haired Boy; The Girl I Left Behind Me / Turkey in the Straw
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod - The Dog That's Born in Winter; Cam solo instrumental: Kentucky Waltz / Under the Double Eagle
Lynn Kirby - House of the Rising Sun; Summertime (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin & DuBose Heyward, 1935)
Mike Hogg - Fishing Blues (Taj Mahal); I Shot Your Dog (Fred Eaglesmith)
Mike Sizer and Alison Watt - Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Gordon Lightfoot)
*** Silas Chinson & Stephane - Echoes (Set Your Goals); solo instrmental by Silas: Into Your Heart (Antoine DuFour)
Paul Turangelo (fiddle) w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - 2 fiddle tunes & I can't remember which ones!
Dave Jensen w/ Jeremiah - Sail Away (John Prince); Forty-Five Years (Stan Rogers)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave JensenDoug Welland & Jeremiah - I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me; Little Bitty Tear
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Jeremiah, Rosemarie, Al Lindsay & Dave



Friday, January 29, 2010 - special to support the Haitian disaster relief effort
Dave Jensen is organizing this concert. It is confirmed for next Friday, January 29 at the Best Western / Brant Park Inn (who have generously donated the use of the Grand Ballroom & the services of a bartender for the evening). Starting time will be 7:30 and and admission will be $15. Confirmed to perform so far are Donald McGeoch, Mark McNeil , Terry Sumsion and David & Louise Szwarc. Both this website and my own calendar will be updated as info becomes available, and I'll send out a general notice early next week with the latest news. Your support and help is crucial and will be most appreciated.

The Performers:

Donald McGeoch - a fine performer of tradition Scottish and Irish folk music; as well as his own original material, both soulful and wickedly funny. Don has two CDs to his credit (tracks have often been heard on CBC Radio).

Terry Sumsion - a very late, but most welcome addition to the evening's roster. Country star Terry Sumsion is the writer of "Midnight Invitation", "Loving Place" and "Highway of Heroes".

Mark McNeil - is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has been active in the Hamilton area music scene for more than two decades. He performs solo and with bands, most recently with The Lowest Lanes who were featured at the Festival of Friends in Hamilton this year and in 2008. Mark's third solo album, called 'Greetings from Hamilton', an EP of six original songs, was released in August and was a nominee for a Hamilton Music Award.

David & Louise Szwarc were regular performers and supporters of the Brantford Folk Club, before it morphed into the Brantford Open Stage. David looked after the sound system. Both were welcome performers as well, with Louise doing most of the vocals and David playing beautifully intricate 'fingerstyle' guitar. Their chosen material would fall mostly into what might be described as 'contemporary folk'. We are thrilled to have them back with us for this event.


Cyndi Devereux & Donal Sweeney w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah contribute some fiddle work and fine madness to the evening

after the fact - it was a wonderful evening, especially for being thrown together in about a week. Thanks to the Best Western / Brant Park Inn (who generously donated the use of the Grand Ballroom & the services of a bartender for the evening), and all those who donated raffle prizes. All together we raised just over $4,000, which with matching funds mean over $8,000 going toward the relief effort.
Brantnews.com was at the event and produced this video.

BOS Performers’ Roster January 22, 2010:
In our regular Alexander Graham Bell Room, 'bout 60 folks and 18 performer sets. Our regular sound person Eric was away this week, leaving Dave Jensen on the sound board and Jeremiah with MC duties

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Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul - Mole in the Ground (Bascom Lamar Lunsford); Soldiers Joy; The Cuckoo
Donald McGeoch - Address to the Haggis (Robbie Burns); Invented By a Scotsman (original)
Bob Baker, w/ Larry Aul (mandolin), Doug Welland & Jeremiah - Old Love Never Dies; In China
Doug Maxwell - didn't catch everything, but Doug managed to squeeze 5 short tunes into a 10-minute slot; included Boys of Boot Hill; Flowers of Edinburgh; Turkey in the Straw
*** Out of the Rain (John & ? Shrubb, Martin Caldwell) - Blue on Black; Word (Goo Goo Dolls cover)                                                   
Rosemarie Stewart - Home, Sweet Home (Stephen Foster); Homeward Bound (Paul Simon)
Annie Shipman w/ Andrew Hussey - Landslide (Fleetwood Mac); Gloomy Sunday
Rosemary Todd w/ Doug Welland - Love Has No pride (Eric Justin Kaz, Libby Titus); I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash)

Break

*** Don Parcham - Never Get Over You; What Would Jesus Do? (original)
Bob Martin - Staggerlee; Beans Taste Fine
*** Clare Hermann & Audrey Latsch - Working Man (Rita MacNeil); Too Old to Die Young; Song fo the Mira
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod w/ Jeremiah - Hungry for Love; I Remember Loving You (Utah Phillips)
Al Lindsay - Scots Wha Hae; Piddlin' Pete
Michael Sizer - Jolie Louise (Daniel Lanois); didn't get the 2nd song title
Lynn Kirby w/ son Gaelan - Lodi (John Fogarty); Mail Order Bride (aka You Ain't Goin' Nowhere, Bob Dylan)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - May You Never Be Alone; I Overlooked an Orchid
Dave Jensen, w/ Allan Edgar,Cam Kemp & Jeremiah - Little Burnt Potato (accordian tune); I'll Fly Away
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Rosemarie, Al Lindsay, Allan Edgar & Dave

and a special note of thanks to Bernice Hulan, who won the 50/50 draw ($60) and immediately donated it back to the upcoming Haitian relief concert.




BOS Performers’ Roster January 8, 2010:

(a wee bit o' irrelevant trivia for ya: The Eighth of January is a fine old time fiddle tune. Jimmy Driftwood used it as the melody for his song "The Battle of New Orleans")
We started the new year back in our regular Alexander Graham Bell Room (we'd been nomads in the hotel with all the holiday bookings since November!)

50 or so in the audience, and 'bout 16 performer sets.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer
note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs
*** Annie Shipman w/ Andrew Hussey - Drinking (Boa); Don't Fade Away (Dead Can't Dance)
(Annie, granddaughter of Bob Baker, has been with us before, but way back before BOS transitioned from the Brantford Folk Club)
*** 'Mr. Tim' - Piano Man (Billy Joel); Tobogganing (original instrumental); I Love Her, I Just Don't Know Why (original)
Lynn Kirby - River (Joni Mitchell); Do You Know How to Love a Leaf (original) w/ 3 of her sons (Gaelan, Fraser & Callum) on chorus
Bob Baker, w/Larry Aul (mandolin), Steve Fuller (fiddle) & Jeremiah - There's Always a Fire in the Kitchen; Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
(during the 2nd number there was a gentleman just to the side of the stage who added in some decent muted trumpet accompaniment, then seemed to disappear - some sort of drive-by bugling?)
Steve Fuller - Speed the Plough (John Muirhead); La Bastrinque/Liberty
Al Lindsay w/ Steve Fuller - Ten Little Bottles; Where the Hell Are We Going to Live?
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul - Old Flames; I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew (Tom T Hall)
Break
John & Sheila Ludgate - My Sister's Wedding (original by John); Gimme Sympathy (Metric)
Katie Korfmann (w/ Stewart McPhail & Jeremiah) - Blackberry Blossom; Fiddlin' Katie (original)
(Dave Jensen couldn't resist having a fiddle with his accordian a a quick version of Little Burnt Potato then ensued)
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) w/ Steve Fuller - Auld Lang Syne (using the original melody Robbe Burns used); Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon/McCartney)
Doug Maxwell - When Johnny Comes Marching Home; Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party (Frances/Fletcher)
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod w/ Jeremiah - It Comes and Goes (Fred Eaglesmith); Forever Has Come to an End (Buddy Miller)
Rosemarie Stewart w/ Jeremiah - The Happy Wanderer; Blue Bayou (Roy Orbison & Joe Melson)
Russ Burns - Wild Night (Van Morrison); Don't Give Me Your Love (original)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Stewart McPhail & Jeremiah - Pistol Packin' Mama; A Little Bitty Tear
Dave Jensen, w/ Allan Edgar, Stewart McPhail & Jeremiah - Take Me Back (John Prince); The Mermaid
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave, Al Lindsay, Allan Edgar & Steve Fuller

 

2009


BOS Performers’ Roster December 18, 2009:
This time in the Pauline Johnson Room; a bit more spacious that the Gretzky Room. Good thing, we wuz pretty well packed - I'm guessing 70 to 80 people. 'Bout 22 performer sets, and the newish keyboard getting a bit of a workout as well.
The break was darned good: all sorts of nibblies available, mostly dessertish in nature; but 2 folks brought variations of them there cocktail BBQ meatball thingies. Bless 'em both (and I did propose to one of them on the spot, but I don't think she took me seriously).
*** indicates BOS 1st-timer
note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs
EclectiCeltic (Luanne Ashe - flute/whistle, Kristin Vollick - Celtic harp & Gail Bridger - bodhran) - Christmas medley; Child of the Poor; Christmas Day in the Morning
John & Sheila Ludgate - A Christmas Song (original); Suo Gan (traditional Scottish lullaby)
Denise Jolicoeur w/ Mike Hogg - Nothing But a Child; then Mike Hogg (solo) - Christ Was Born in Bethlehem
Stewart McPhail (mandolin) and Roly Mather (w/ Jeremiah) - Pear Tree; Dixie Hoedown
Dianne Kennedy w/ Sharon & Doreen (from 'The Minstrels') - Silver Bells; White Christmas
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - Christmas in the Trenches (John McCutcheon); Santa Claus is What?! (Jeremiah / Wendell Ferguson)
Al Lindsay - A Christmas Carol (Tom Lehrer); Just Kidding
Bob Baker (guitar zither) - Children's Song; Silent Night (the guitar zither is an unusual instrument with a wondrous tone; Bob's looks almost identical to the one pictured here.)
Donald McGeoch - Imagine (John Lennon); Roll On, Columbia (Woody Guthrie) w/ Jeremiah on 2nd song
Break
Ann Moffatt w/ Luanne Ashe & Denise Jolicoeur - One Voice (Wailin' Jennys) done a capella; Christmas Song (original) performed solo w/ keyboard
Gord Hope - River (Joni Mitchell), Walk on the Moon (from Great Big Sea)
Rosemary Todd & Doug Welland w/ Jeremiah - Midnight Blue (Melissa Manchester); Song for a Winter's Night (Lightfoot)
David K Pearson - Snowflakes and Christmas Carols; Keep On Rollin' (original)
Doug Maxwell w/ Lynn Maxwell, Dianne Kennedy, Sharon & Doreen , Luanne Ashe - Those Were the Days; Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer
Rosemarie Stewart w/ Jeremiah on 2nd song - In the Bleak Midwinter (music: Gustav Holst, words: Christina Rossetti, 1872); Mary's Baby Child (Jester Hairston 1956)
Cyndi Devereux (fiddle) w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Well, I was there, but I can't recall all the tunes in the two medleys - there were bits of Tuggerman's, St Ann's Reel, Jingle Bells and more.
Russ Burns - Long Ride Home; Find Yourself
Lynn Kirby - Who Will Save You? (not the correct title, song by Taylor Mitchell); Mary, Did You Know?
***Cynthia Williamson - Circle Game (Joni Mithchell); Old Man (Neil Young)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave & Jeremiah - The Old Country Church; Go Tell It on the Mountain
Dave Jensen w/ Jeremiah, Allan, Cyndi & Mike Hogg - Little Scott the Astronaut; Little Burnt Potato/Jingle Bells
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane and Rosemarie


BOS Performers’ Roster December 4, 2009:
Again in the Wayne Gretzky Room - a bit lighter turnout this time around; I think about 45 or 50, with some 16 performer sets. Cheryl Black & Luanne gave our new (to us) keyboard an outing. Dave Jensen started us out, but with him covering the sound board tonight (Eric Bower was otherwise entangled this evening), the MC-ing devolved to me.

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs
***Cheryl Black and Bob Badger - Two for the Heartache One for the Road; We’ll See This Through (both originals); Don’t Laugh at Me (Alan Cheshew)
(Bob has been with us before; it was Cheryl 1st outing here)
Mike Hogg w/ Larry Aul (w/ Denise Jolicoeur singing harmony on the first song) – Say That You Love Me Again; Oh, the Wind and Rain
Ray Rivers - O Little Town of Bethlehem (w/ original lyrics); Christmas Lullaby (original)
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul w/ Jeremiah - Ain’t She Sweet; Goodbye Booze Forever More
Mike Sizer and Alison Watt – Irish Washerwoman; Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyson)
Lynn Kirby - The Prayers We Like; Teach Your Children
Donald McGeoch– Now Westlin Winds (Robert Burns); All You Ever Wanted (original)
Alert: There's a PBS program called "Our Town". The 1-hour episode to be aired on Saturday, December 12 at 6:30pm is on Brantford, and includes a wee segment shot at the Station Coffee House & Gallery during Don's recent concert there. (PBS Buffalo is available on Brantford's cable on 61.)
Bob Baker, w/ Doug Welland, Larry Aul (mandolin) & Jeremiah - Nobody’s Darling but Mine; Dark Island
Allan Edgar w/Cam Kemp & Jeremiah - Jingle Bells; Blue Christmas
Luanne Ashe – River (Joni Mitchell)
Break
Jeremiah - Huron Carole
Dianne Kennedy - Winter Wonderland; Deck the Halls (the postal parody)
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod w/ Jeremiah - See What Love Does; A Cockroach Christmas
Rosemarie Stewart - Sometimes the World can Turn on a Dime (story); The Sound of Music (Rodgers and Hammerstein)
Doug Welland (w/ Jeremiah on first song) - City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman); Greensleeves (instrumental)
Dave Jensen w/ Jeremiah, Larry, Louanne and Dianne – Sonny's Dream (Ron Hynes); Sail Away (John Prince)
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave, Dianne, Jeremiah and Allan



BOS Performers’ Roster November 20, 2009:
another more-than-60 audience, tonight in the smaller-than-our-usual Wayne Gretzky Room (cozy, definitely); some 20 performers/groups on stage (including 2 more newbies); and with (almost) every performer being respectful of the requested 10-minute limit
, we still managed to finish before midnight! Our fearless leader, Dave Jensen, had obligations that had him in Oshawa this evening, so the emceeing task devolved to me - somewhat fun, really frazzling (Dave: no more days off, you hear me?)

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs
*** Will Matthews - Sixty-Five; This Town (both originals); The Weight (The Band)
Russ Burns - 2 instrumentals, both original and sorry, I didn't get the titles
John Ludgate - Nothing at All; Secret of the Dance (both originals)
*** Gary Boyle - Some Days Are Diamonds (John Denver); Born a Canadian (original)
Phil Botham - Barrelhouse (Bruce Cockburn); Northland (original)
David K Pearson - two instrumentals (guitar & harmonica): What a Wonderful World (Weiss / Thiele); China Grove (original)
Bob Baker, w/ Doug Welland, Larry Aul (mandolin) & Jeremiah - Be Nobody's Darling but Mine; didn't remember 2nd song, sorry
Al Lindsay - pennywhistle medley, included The Dark Island & Mingulay Boat Song; Mrs. McGrath (trad)
Gary Gray - I Like Trains (Eaglesmith); Killing the Blues (Rowland Salley)
Stewart McPhail (5-string banjo) & Larry Aul - both trad instrumentals: Green Apple; The Cuckoo (w/ Bo Basiuk joining on guitar)
Break
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) w/ Doug Welland - Mail Order Bride (Dylan); Fisherman's Blues (Waterboys)
Doug Welland - two instrumentals: Dylan medley (Tambourine Man / Don't Think Twice / Blowin' in the Wind); Waltzing Matilda
Mark McNeil - Poet Behind the Eyes; High Wind on the Skyway both originals)
   (Mark has a concert with Duane Rutter on December 5 at Hamilton's Artword Artbar)
Ray Rivers - Everyday Rundown Blues; Three Oceans (both originals)
Rosemarie Stewart - If I Only Had a Brain; Over the Rainbow (both Harburg & Arlen, from the Wizard of Oz)
Diane Kennedy w/ Doug Maxwell - Rhymes and Reasons (John Denver); The Asteroid Light (parody of the trad Eddystone Light)
Doug Maxwell w/ Diane Kennedy - missed the title, sorry; Let Me Be there
Lynn Kirby - Suzanne (Leonard Cohen); Sunshine on my Shoulder (John Denver)
Allan Edgar w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah - The Night Was Dark & Stormy (not sure of actual title, but based on Red River Valley); Don't Be Angry with Me Darling
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Jeremiah, Diane, Al Lindsay, Rosemarie

BOS Performers’ Roster November 6, 2009:
about 70 or more folks in the audience; some 23 performers/groups on stage (including 4 more newbies); where on earth did everyone come from!


*** indicates BOS 1st-timer

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs
*** Duane Rutter - Stalin's Shoes; Rachel Sings; Ride with the Devil (all originals)
Mike Hogg - Shake Sugaree (Elizabeth Cotton); Let the Light from the Lighthouse
Dave Pearson -
Snowflake; Ragtime Ramble (both original instrumentals)
Bo Basiuk (6-string banjo)- Buddy Bolton`s Blues (Jelly Roll Morton); Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
*** George Douglas w/ Duane Rutter - Desperados Waiting for a Train (Guy Clark); Something We Must Do (original)
Bernie Moffatt - Don't Think Twice (Dylan); Deep River Blues (Delmore Bros)
Mark McNeil - Guitar Town (Steve Earle); Blue Collar Blues (original)
Bob Baker, w/ Doug Welland, Larry Aul (mandolin) & Jeremiah - Crystal Chandelier; There's Always a Fire in the Kitchen
*** Sue Sweetman w/ Duane Rutter - Lucy (original); Dig a Little Deeper

Break

combined sets: Cyndi Devereux & Katie Korfman (fiddles), Stewart McPhail and Larry Aul, w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - a whole raft of fiddle tunes, who can keep track of 'em all, really?! (The Old Man & the Old Woman and Garfield's Hornpipe were among them)
Sarah Halabecki w/ Dan Wurvey & Dave McWilliams - Innocense; Foreign (both originals)
(Sarah is appearing at the Station Coffee House & Gallery in Brantford on Sunday November 22 from 2 to 5)

Doug Maxwell (tenor banjo) w/ Diane Kennedy - Redwing; Never on Sunday
Diane Kennedy - Islands (Gary Fjellgaard); Swimming to the Other Side (Pat Humphries)
*** Paul Hammond - Over the Hill; Untitled (both originals)
Bob Martin - Spanish Johnny (David Bromberg); Gentle on my Mind (John Hartford)
Rosemarie Stewart - The Wild Goose (Wade Hemsworth); Yellow Bird (w/ Jeremiah)
Nigel Scrutton - The Boxer (Paul Simon); Soul Kitchen
Doug Welland - instrumental Lightfoot medley: Did She Mention My Name / Changes / Song for a Winter's Night / I'm Not Saying (Changes is a Phil Ochs song that Lightfoot recorded on his first album); You've Got a Friend (James Taylor)
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod w/ Jeremiah - Matthew (John Denver); The Rocket (Fred Eaglesmith)
James Campbell - She Moved Through the Fair; Maids When You're Young (both trad)
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - for Remembrance Day: Highway of Heroes (Peer, Sumsion, Sweetman & Riemans); When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs, and on this occasion dedicated to the late Taylor Mitchell a 19-year-old songwriter of great promise)
Dave Jensen w/ Eric & Jeremiah - Wind/Willow (R Thomas Kelly)
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane and Rosemarie



BOS Performers’ Roster October 23, 2009:
about 50 folks in the audience; some 16 performers/groups on stage; four of them BOS first-timers!

*** indicates BOS 1st-timer
note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs
*** CJ Berardi & Jordan Percival - Lay Me Down (The Wreckers); Realize; Angels
*** Ray Rivers - Let Her Go; Three Oceans (both originals)
*** Phil Botham - Bells of Bessalou; (didn't get name of 2nd song, but both originals)
Bo Basiuk - Betty & Dupree; Hot Tomales & the Red Hot
Stewart McPhail, Roly Mather & Larry Aul - Wayfaring Stranger; Down Yonder
Al Lindsay - pennywhistle medley: Killiekrankie/Scots Wha Hae/Skye Boat Song ; The Irish Song (Tom Lehrer)
(This was Al's first outing since some major hip surgery. Glad you're back, friend.)
Bob Baker, w/ Larry Aul (mandolin) & Jeremiah – How Beautiful Upon the Mountain (Tom Paxton); Long Long Before Your Time (Johnny McEvoy)
Break
*** Sarah Halabecki w/ Dave McWilliams - Heaven; Curl Those Fists (both originals)
    (Sarah is appearing at the Station Coffee House & Gallery on Sunday November 22 from 2 to 5)
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - Monster Mash (Bobby 'Boris' Pickett); Little Red Riding Hood (Blackwell)
Lynn Kirby – oops, didn't get title of 1st song; Tell Me Again (original)
Bob Martin - Spooky; Say It Isn't So, Joe (Steve Key)
'Mr. Jack' - Valentine (Willie Nelson); Promises Are Never Broken (original)
Dave Jensen w/ Larry Aul (mandolin), Roly Mather (guitar) & Jeremiah (bass) - Sail Away (John Prince); Little Burnt Potato
Allan Edgar w/ Dave, Larry, Roly & Jeremiah - When the Saints Go Marching In; There Goes My Everything
' the group' (all of the above plus George Hogan, a long-absent friend of the club) - The Mermaid
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave, George, Al Lindsay & Jeremiah

BOS Performers’ Roster October 9, 2009
about 45 folks in the audience; some 18 performers/groups on stage

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Rosemary Todd - Breathe (Anna Nalik); Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman); Where I Stood (Missy Higgins) - Rosemary on keyboard; Eric Bower (12-string guitar) & Jeremiah (bass) on first 2 songs
Jericho (Eric & Jeremiah) - The Cape (Guy Clark); Three Wooden Crosses (Kim Williams, Doug Johnson)
Gord Hope – Leaving on a Jet Plane (Mary Travers); If I had a Hammer (aka 'The Hammer Song', Pete Seeger & Lee Hays)
Mike Hogg w/ Larry Aul – City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman); Kelly Joe's Shoes (Tim O'Brian)
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul – Walking in the Parlour; Whiskey Before Breakfast – w/ Jeremiah on 2nd song
Ann Moffatt – Redwing Blackbird (Kathy Mattea, not the song by David Francey); sorry, didn't get 2nd song
Donald McGeoch - Don't Turn Away (original); Nova Scotia to Me (Cyril McPhee)
Bob Baker, w/ Larry Aul (mandolin) & Jeremiah – Crystal Chandeliers (Charlie Pride); Somewhere Between Your Heart & Mine (Merle Haggard) – w/ Ann Moffatt harmony on 2nd song)

Break

Cyndi Devereux (fiddle) – A Major Medley (sorry again; couldn't keep track of 'em all); Follow Me Into The Rain (original, with Cyndi switching to guitar & Ann Moffatt singing harmony) – both songs w/ Dave Jensen, Jeremiah & Larry Aul
Dave Neumann – The Field Behind the Plough (Stan Rogers) w/ Dave Jensen, Cyndi Devereux, Larry Aul & Jeremiah
Rosemarie Stewart – Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyson) w/ Dave Jensen & Elreida Neumann; Last Rose of Summer (Thomas Moore & Sir John Stevenson)
Lynn Kirby – Pancho & Lefty (Townes Van Zandt); Guinea Pig Song (original)
Ed Vandendool – Judy's Song (original); Some Dreams (Allan Taylor)
Diane Kennedy – Common Ground (Bill Candy); We Are the Boat (Lori Wyatt)
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod w/ Jeremiah - The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore (Jean Ritchie); Couldn't Do Nothing Right (Jerry Jeff Walker)
Russ Burns – Desperado (Glenn Frey & Don Henley ); Winds of Change (original)
'Mr. Jack' – Storms Never Last (Waylon Jennings); If I Call You by Some Name (Rick Shorter)
Allan Edgar – sorry, forgot to write down the song names – but with the usual suspects: Dave Jensen, Larry Aul & Jeremiah as well as Cyndi Devereux, segueing into
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme & I lost track of who all contributed verses.



BOS Performers’ Roster September 25, 2009

note: opening performer(s) does 3 songs
Stewart McPhail, Roly Mather& Larry Aul - Pear Tree; Jubilo/ Dixie; Red Wing
Bob Martin – Pancho & Lefty (Townes Van Zandt); All I Ever Need is You (Sonny & Cher)
Jim Hodges - Sweet Baby James; Harvest Moon
Dave Pearson - When I think of You; Fuzzy Ferret with a Foot Fetish (both originals)
'Mr. Jack' – Alley Oop; Baby Baby all Night Long
Bob Baker, w/ Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Green Grass of Home; Always a Fire in the Kitchen
Dianne Kennedy (celtic harp) - The Ashgrove; He Moved Through the Fair
Break

Ann Moffat w/ Larry Aul - Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf); Wishing Well Emmylou Harris)
Shawn Brush - The Maker (Daniel Lanois); If Not for You (Shawn Brush)
note: Shawn also donated 2 tickets to BOS for his upcoming concert at Hamilton Place)
Nigel Scrutton – Get Together; Free Falling
Russ Burns – Operator (Jim Croce); I Heard You Talking in Your Sleep Gordon Lightfoot)
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod w/ Jeremiah - Man of a Thousand Songs (Ron Hynes); Gone, Gone, Gone
Jericho - Fighting a Losing Battle (Brownie McGhee); Way over Yonder in the Minor Key (Woody Guthrie / Billy Bragg)
Rosemarie Stewart - Beautiful Dreamer (Stephen Foster?); The Rose (Amanda McBroom)
Lynn Kirby – Tenderly\No Harsh Goodbyes; Once (might not be correct title; both songs originals)
Dave Jensen, w/ Jeremiah, & Allan Edgar – Take Me Back (John Prince); Saltwater Joys (Wayne Chalk)
Alan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen, Jeremiah & Shawn Brush - Pistol-Packin Mama; Somewhere Between Your Heart and Mine
finale; Wild Mountain Thyme: verses by Dave, Nigel, Dianne, Jeremiah and Rosemarie

 

BOS Performers’ Roster September 11, 2009 - Season Opener

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs
Mike Hogg - I'll Find It Where I Can; Yonder Comes the Blues; Time For Me To Go
Goeff Lewis - John Barleycorn Must Die, Cloud Factories (Bill Carrick)
Mike and Allison (sorry, missed the last name) (guitar & fiddle)- Haste to the Wedding; Swallowtail Jig
Nigel Paul Scrutton - Love Me Love Me Love; King of the Road
Rosemary Todd and Doug Welland - Don't Know Why (Norah Jones); Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)
David K Pearson - She’s Alive; Undercurrents (both originals)
Bob Baker with Stuart McPhail, Doug Welland and Jeremiah - So I sit on a hill to see him once more (not sure of the proper title - it's on of Dave Jensen's originals); I Don’t Know Why I love You but I Do
Jericho (Eric Bower & Jeremiah) - I Like Trains (Fred Eaglesmith); Wind/Willow (R Thomas Kelly)

  Break 


Mark MacNeil - Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door; Early Bird (Bob Dylan)
Stuart McPhail and Larry Aul - Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Closer to the Fire; Bound to have a Little Fun
"Mr. Jack" - Old Times (Leona Boyd); ?
Rosemarie Stewart - Try to Remember; Done Laid Around
Sarah Hillis (Celtic harp) - Penelope (Loreena McKennit); The Stolen Child (poem by Yeats, music by Loreena McKennit)
Gord Hope (keyboard) - Please Come to Boston (Jesse Winchester); Wild Mountain Thyme
(I stand corrected - thanks Jay; to wit: "Please Come To Boston" isn't Jesse's, it's a Dave Loggins song.
Cam Kemp and Pat McLeod with Jeremiah - Three Thousand Miles (by the Undesireables); Between the Daylight and the Dark (Fred Eaglesmith)
Lynn Kirby - Feed Me (the Pigeon Song); Tonight
Louanne Ashe with Doug Welland and Jeremiah - My Analyst Told Me (Joni Mitchell); Lover Man (Billie Holiday)
(I stand corrected yet again- thanks Jay; to wit: "My Analyst Told Me" is actually called "Twisted", was written by Annie Ross and was a major jazz club hit for Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. Joni covered it.)
Cyndi Devereux (fiddle) with Dave Jensen, Doug Welland and Jeremiah - Wild Rose of the Mountain (trad waltz); medley: Irish Washerwoman / Tuggerman's Reel / St Anne's Reel
Allan Edgar with Cyndi, Dave, Doug and Jeremiah - Wabash Cannonball; Don’t be Angry with me Darling
 finale: Wild Mountain Thyme with verses by Dave, Jeremiah, Sarah and Rosemarie



BOS Performers’ Roster June 26, 2009

note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs
Allison Lupton and Geoff Somers - Blue Willow; Waltz (written in self-defense at an accordion festival)/ Charlie Hunter Jig/Reel for Eddie Poivier(?)/ High Road to Linton (traditional Scottish); Pier 21 (War Brides song)
Bob Martin - Deep Pelham Blues; Northern Ontario Blues (Mac Beattie)
Donald McGeoch - Bonnie Bessie Logan; The Banks of Roses
Wayne Hosick - Angel from Montgomery (John Prine); I’m Changing My Name to Chrysler (Tom Paxton)
Stewart McPhail - O Death; Walkin' in the Parlour /
Rosemarie Stewart - Summertime (dedicated to her cousin from Orangeville who just became a grandmother for the first time); Summer Side of Life (Gordon Lightfoot)
Mr. Jack -  My mamma told me…; How old was I when I first saw old rivers…
Dave Jensen, JeremiahAllison, Geoff Somers and Doug Welland  (sorry I didn’t get the names of these songs)

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Jericho - (All I Have to Do is) Dream; I've Just Seen a Face (Lennon/McCartney)
Mark McNeil - Tennessee Blues (Steve Earle); Field behind the Plough (Stan Rogers)
Ed Marr - Daydream in Barbados; John Berchelli
Echoes (Barb BloemhofDoug Welland and Eric Bower - Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan); 
Dave Jensen (w/ Echoes) - Forty-Five Years (Stan Rogers)
Bob Baker - a slow, dreamy song (sorry; not sure of title); Like I used to Do (w/ Doug Welland & Jeremiah) (Tim O'Brien)
Al Lindsay - tin whistle medley including the Skye Boat Song; anti-smoking song
Archie MacArthur - Summertime Dream (Gordon Lightfoot); I Have No Idea, Part B
Lynn Kirkby -  I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight; You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
Luanne Ashe - Help Me I Think I’m Fallin’ (Joni Mitchell); You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Jagger/Richards)
Dave Jensen w/ Gayle Bridger (on bodhran) & Jeremiah - Nylon Stockings Half Rolled Down (accordian tune); I’se the Bye (Ontario version followed by Newfoundland version)
Allan Edgar (w/ Dave Jensen, Jeremiah) – missed both titles, sorry
Finale: Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses sung by Dave Jensen, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Allison Lupton

and of course since it was the last session until the fall season, Eric played a recording of "See You in September" as we all said our goodbyes.

BOS Performers’ Roster June 12, 2009

Luanne Ashe & Gayle Bridger – Brand New Key (Melanie Safka); Mercy Now (Mary Gautier)
Jack Mitchell – My Mama & My Daddy; Back Home Again (John Denver)
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul – (both on mandolins tonight) Garfield’s Hornpipe; Never On Sunday
Mike Hogg – Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor; A Song is a Friend for Life
Archie McArthur (w/ Larry Aul) – High Cotton; Sweet Used-To-Be
Katy Korfman (fiddle) (w/ Dave Jensen, Larry Aul & Stewart McPhail
) – St Anne’s Reel / Olive Branch; Catfish Jig / Irish Washerwoman
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Jericho – Walk Right In (Gus Cannon); Highway of Heroes (Sumsion, Peer, Sweetman & Riemans)
Al Lindsay – whistle medley: Rowan Tree / MacPherson’s Farewell / Mingaulay Boat Song (all trad.); A Very Unfortunate Man
Doug Maxwell & Diane Kennedy (autoharp) – Field Behind the Plough (Stan Rogers); Country Roads (John Denver)
Diane Kennedy – Today (w/ Doug); The Asteroid Light (parody of The Eddystone Light)
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp (w/ Jeremiah) – You’re Running Wild; Just the Way I’ve Always Been

Mr Jack” – When She Wants Good Lovin’; How Long
Bob Baker (w/ Jeremiah & Larry Aul) – Old Love Never Dies
Allan Edgar (w/ Dave Jensen, Jeremiah & Larry Aul) – sorry, never did get the title of the 1st one; I Overlooked an Orchid
Dave Jensen (w/ Jeremiah & Larry Aul) – Jambalaya
Finale: Wild Mountain Thyme w/ verses sung by Dave Jensen, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay & Diane Kennedy




BOS Performers’ Roster May 29, 2009


note: opening performer(s) has the option of doing 3 songs

Jericho - Glory of Love; Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen); I Won’t Be Home No More (Hank Williams)
Jakki Annerino w/ Wayne Cheater -  Sometimes Someday; When the Sky is This Blue (both originals by Jakki)
Wayne Cheater w/ Jakki Annerino - From the Heart; Don't Ask
Al Lindsay - The Dark Island; The Wee Centipede
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul - She’s Got the Money Too (Uncle Dave Macon); My Name is Morgan
Mike Mahood - Desperados Waiting for a Train (Kristofferson); Dear Abby, Dear Abby (John Prine)
Katie Korfman w/ Neil Stoneman - Black Velvet Waltz; The Cuckoo’s Nest / Catfish Jig
Neil Stoneman - Smoke, Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette  (Meryl Travis); Cigareets and Whusky and Wild, Wild Women

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Rob Badger & Zenon Holadyk - Garden Party (Rick Nelson); All Along the Seashore (Crosby, Stills and Nash)
Cam Kemp - Leadbelly Medley on the radio for Lincoln’s Birthday: When I was a Cowboy, Sylvie, Irene Goodnight, Happy Birthday Mr. President
Cam Kemp & Pat MacLeod - Big-Ass Garage Sale (Fred Eaglesmith)
Dianne Kennedy -  This is the only house that we shall ever have… (Eric Bogle);  Somewhere on the Island (Gary Fjellgaard)
Rich ? (sorry; didn't get the full name) - Romanza (Anonymous); Minuet in G (Bach)
Rich and Ozzie - Lost Highway (Hank Williams); Leavin’
Mike Hogg - Carmelita (Fred Eaglesmith); Whiskey Before Breakfast (harmonica duet with Katie Korfmann on fiddle)
Archie McArthur - Dark Horse; Old Blue w/ Mike Hogg (Burl Ives)
Bob Baker (bringing along his wondrous-sounding guitar-zither for the first time in quite a while) - There's No Place Like Home; Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes
Lynn Kirkby - Still; Not Enough for Me
Rosemarie Stewart - Going to the Gym (Rosemarie's parody on Tom Paxton's Going to the Zoo); The Last Thing on My Mind (Tom Paxton)
Alan Edgar w/ Jeremiah and Dave - Red River Valley tune…; There Goes My Everything
Dave Jensen w/ Mike, Jeremiah, Neil and Katie - Salt Water Joys; Little Burnt Potato
Finale: Wild Mountain Thyme with verses by Dave, Al, Jeremiah, Dianne and Rosemarie


BOS Performers’ Roster May 15, 2009

A slight difference; we were in the Grand Ballroom tonight. How very posh! Sixty-some souls in attendance, and about 18 performers. This session was dedicated to Larry Martin, a past regular of the Brantford Folk Club, and the Caledonia Folk Club, who passed away from cancer just a couple of short weeks back. Larry, a very funny solo performer, often partnered with his brother, Bob Martin to devastatingly funny effect. His sense of fun and outrageous sense of humour will be missed.

Here's the roster, courtesy of Rosemarie Stewart:
opening 3-song set: Dianne Kennedy - Fashioned in the Clay (written by Ed Beal; recordedby Susan Trump), The Silence of Parting (Bob Frankie), Ridin' Down the Highway (Bruce Allen)
Dave Pearson - based for a long time in Saskatchewan, Dave has just moved back to the area (Paris), and most welcome. Dave played a couple of original instrumentals on guitar and harmonica: "Meadow Muffin" and "Snowflake"
Anne Moffat - Lord Blow the Moon Out Please (an a capella treatment), Here Comes That Rainbow Again (Kris Kristophersen) w/ Larry Aul on mandolin.
Stuart McPhail with Larry Aul - 2 frailing banjo instrumentals: June Apple and The Cuckoo
Wayne Hosick - White Rose (Fred Eaglesmith), A Cubs Fan's Dying Wish
Danny Bazenko - Time to Put the Cards on the Table, Two Steps (both Danny originals)
Al Lindsay - tin whistle medley (Killiekrankie/Scots Wha Hae), The Chastity Belt Song

intermission

Mark McNeil and Steve Parisian - The Manotic Shuffle, Tropical Breeze (both original instrumentals)
Steve Parisian - Freight Train; Autumn Leaves
Mike Hogg - Fish & Whistle (John Prine), Dave Jensen's Ordeal (an original by Mike, about our fearless leader's recent - and serious - illness)
Sarah Hillis - The Log Driver's Waltz (Wade Hemsworth); The Spinning Wheel
Luanne Ashe and Gayle Bridger - 2 instrumental medleys with flute and bodhran: George Baranza/King of Faeries, and Rakes of Kildaire/ The Gobio; after which Luanne snuck a short slow air into the set
Jericho (Jeremiah & Eric Bower) - Would You Like to Play the Guitar? (lyrics by Pat Donahue to the tune of 'Swinging on a Star'), What are Words Worth? (Jeremiah)
Bob Martin - Let's Have a Good time (Crosby, Stills and Nash); Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
Rosemarie Stewart w/ Mike Hogg - The Times They are a-Changin? (Bob Dylan); Home Sweet Home (Payne and Bishop)
Bob Baker and Dave Jensen with Larry, Mike and Jeremiah - The Great Speckled Bird; There's Always a Fire in the Kitchen
Allan Edgar w/ all the above suspects - Pistol Packin' Mama; Little Bitty Tear (Burl Ives)
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme with verses by Dave Jensen, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay, & Rosemarie)


BOS Concert May 1, 2009:    "Donald McGeoch"
Opening act for the evening: Miss Behavin'

Our concert evening, featuring Brantford Folk Club founder Donald McGeoch , was a grand success, with a full room ('bout 120 people).
Rosemarie's listing: opening set by Miss Behaviin' (Brenda Chisolm, Larry Aul, Stuart MacPhail, Ed Marian and Rick Hill)
1. Fly Me to the Moon
2. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael)
3. Meet Me Where They Play the Blues (Steve Allen)
4. Lullaby in Birdland (George Shearing)
5. If We Never Meet Again (Louis Armstrong)
6. I'll See You in My Dreams (sung by Doris Day)

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(Don did mostly originals this evening; except where noted)
1. Rivers
2. Don't Turn Away
3. Have You Heard the One About
4. If It Was'nae for a Scotsman
5. __________ (written after a wonderful trip to Cape Breton 7 years ago)
6. Bloody Rotten Audience
7. Land of the Western Sky
8. Alexander
9. Unexpected Hero
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1. The Shores of Cape Breton
2. From a Cafe Window
3. The Ragman
4. They are the Voice (tribute to Songwriters)
5. Golden Golden (Andy M. Stewart)
6. The Scotsman
7. No End in Sight
8. McCrory (Pete St. John)
9. Farewell Song
10. Leaving Nancy (Eric Bogle) with Jeremiah (bass) and Larry Aul (mandolin)


BOS Performers’ Roster April 17, 2009
- a most excellent evening, somewhere about 19 performers in various combination and permutations, and I'd say about 50 or so in the audience. One neat thing that transpired was that in the hall next to us was some sort of fishermen gathering. By the time we got to our break, they were pretty much all done and the subs (from the Woodstock Subway) that were left over were donated to us - enough for everybody! Manymuchthankyous to the Woodstock Subway people (had to make sure I mentioned them twice).

Here's the evening's roster (with thanks again to Rosemarie Stewart who's keep fuller track of everything than Ive been doing):
opening 3-song set: Miss Behavin' (Bren Chisholm, Larry Aul, Ed Marion, Stewart McPhail & Rick Hill) - Sentimental Journey; I'll See You in My Dreams; Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) _
Doug Maxwell - Leaving on a Jet Plane; Forty-Five Years (Stan Rogers)
Rosemarie Stewart - Lean on Me (Bill Withers); I Can't Help but Wonder (Tom Paxton) _
Bo Baziuk_ (w/ Larry Aul and Jeremiah) - John Hardy; Midnight Special (Leadbelly) _
Dianne Kennedy (autoharp) - May the Light of Love be With You All the Day; Safe in the Harbour (Eric Bogle - a tribute to Stan Rogers) _
Lyle Mahoney, w/ Jeremiah and Larry Aul - Angel on Her Shoulder; I Just Can't Find That Chord (both Lyle originals) _
Stewart McPhail and the Gang (Jeremiah and Larry Aul) - I Wonder Where You Are Tonight; Whiskey Before Breakfast _
Bob Martin - I Ain't Nobody's Fool; Wondering If You Ever Think of Me

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Echoes (Doug Welland, Barb Bloemhof & Eric Bower) - Here, There and Everywhere; Country Roads (John Denver) w/ Dave Jensen on accordian; followed by a quick accordian tune (Little Burnt Potato) from Dave w/ Echoes on backup _
Jericho (Jeremiah and Eric Bower) Mocha-Java (Jeremiah); Take Me (I suppose it might also be called 'Hank Williams' Last Ride', a song by "Roadkill Bill" Peer, a good friend of ours who passed away this very week) _
Jim Hodges w/ Jeremiah and Stewart McPhail - Speed of the Sound of Loneliness; Nobody Loves You When You're Down and Out _
Ann Moffatt - The One I Love (by Jean Ritchie, performed a capella); Fools and Roses (w/ Larry, Doug and Jeremiah; an Ann original) _
Pat MacLeod & Cam Kemp - Greenin' Up Real Good (Dave Mallett); Comin' Down in the Rain
Ian Reid - Four in the Morning; Time in a Bottle (Jim Croce) _
Bob Baker, (w/ Larry Aul and Jeremiah) dubbed 'The Young and the Rest of Us' by Bob - Green Grass of Home; There's Always a Fire in the Kitchen
Mike Hogg w/ Jeremiah - Forty Two Dollars and Twenty Seven Cents ('Roadkill Bill' Peer), Oreo Cookie Blues (with Ian Reid delivering cookies to the audience)
Allan Edgar, w/ Dave Jensen and Jeremiah ? untitled (sorry); I Have You Beside Me All the Time _
Bob Jensen (yes; they're brothers) - You Just Wait and See; I Can't Think a Better Way to Spend a Day _
Dave Jensen_ w/ Doug Welland, Barb Bloemhof & Jeremiah - Take Me Back (John Prince); segueing into the finale 'Wild Mountain Thyme' with verses by Jeremiah, Dianne, Dave, Rosemarie (and maybe someone else too? ) *_*


BOS Performers’ Roster April 3, 2009
What an amazing evening! What started out as a big schmozzle turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening for all those who were able to cope with a major last minute change. When we arrived at the hotel for setup, we discovered that there been a bigtime misunderstanding in out usual arrangement - not only were we not scheduled, but there was no way to accomodate us because a major conference had taken over every possible suitable room. A short flurry of phone calls on Dave's part resulted in an offer from our friend and regular performer Bob Baker to throw his home open to us for the evening. Now Bob has a home with a large basement and has hosted a couple of house concerts in the past. Signs were put up in the hotel and the front desk staff agreed to redirect folks to Bob's place. I managed to get a last minute (less than 2 hour's notice!) email out to our mailing list, and still not certain it got out to the whole list. Some phone calls to those whose number we had, as well as a text message to some, got the word out to more folk. When Bart & Chris, our usual setup crew, arrived at the hotel and learned of the change, they were not in the least fazed. The sound gear was quickly loaded into their van and off to Bob's. What completely blew us away was that so many of you wonderful folks put up with the confusion and found your way to us. I particularly enjoyed the person who showed up at Bob's door apologizing for not knowing the 'secret folkie password'. One of our regulars, Jack Mitchell took it upon himself to bop back to the hotel and guide some 6 car-loads to Bob's (We got us a convoy!) All in all, we ended up with close to 50 people down there (including a few first-timers - what an excellent introduction to the 'folk community'), about 14 performer-sets and just a beautiful, beautiful evening.

Sorry we don't have a performer roster to share with you this time around. We were blessed with the presence of 3 superb fiddle players this evening - Cyndi 'Fiddler Cyn' Devereux, Katie Korfman and Kevin Quinn. Also a first time performer at BOS, a young woman, Hali Gale, who writes her own material and will be heard from on the entertainment scene. To those of you who weren't able to make the change, we apologize most sincerely. To those of you who did, we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. And an extra special thanks to Bob Baker, host extraordinaire!


BOS Performers’ Roster March 20, 2009
We were once again blessed with a full house; 80 or more in the audience and some 23 performer sets. Went a tad longer than we like, but we managed to get everybody their full 2-song set. We were in the slightly smaller "Jay Silverheels Room", but it was nice and cozy and we didn't have to endure any sound bleed-over from the monthly karaoke in the hotel bar. There was a wide variety of instrumentation including guitars, electric bass, keyboard, djembe (African drum), bodhran (Celtic drum), banjo (5-string, both bluegrass & clawhammer styles), steel guitar (resonator), fiddle, Celtic harp and harmonica.

And the evening's roster was (*** indicates a first-time performer at BOS): _
Brian and Sharon Crozier w/ Irene (sorry, didn't get last name) - The Galway Shawl; The Contender (Timmy McCarthy from Cork); Goodbye John-Jo
Ann Moffat - Sweet and Low (original); Ponies (John Bullock)
***Gary Bridgette & John Dorlas (part of the bluegrass group "Grass Tax") - In a Perfect World I Wouldn't Sing the Blues; Whoa Mule, Whoa _
Doug Maxwell w/ Dianne Kennedy - Gentle Maiden; The Ashgrove _
Diane Kennedy - Common Ground (Bill Candy); Swimming to the Other Side (Pat Humphries) _
Bo Baziuk - Truckin' My Blues Away (Blind Boy Fuller); Frankie and Albert (originally form of Frankie and Johnny, arranged by Bo) _
Donald McGeoch (dubbed our 'McGodfather') - McCrory (Pete St John); Big Shug's Black Eye (original) *important side note: The May 1st session of BOS is going to be a concert evening featuring Donald.
***John Cameron - If I Needed You (Townes Van Zandt); Cripple Creek (Buffy Ste Marie's version) _
Kevin Quinn - The Reason I Left Mullingar; fiddle medley: Isle of the Woods (Liz Carol tune), Whiskey Before Breakfast, Swallowtail - encores usually don't happen considering the number of performers, but Kevin's fiddle-playing was so wizard that it had to happen, so the first half ended with Kevin doing Cherish the Ladies, melding into a double-jig.

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Budnark & Bower w/ Larry Aul - Bottle of Wine; Lazy Day (Smiley Burnette from the film 'Riders of the Whispering Pines') _
Bernie Moffatt - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (Fred Rose); Shipwrecked in the '80s (Kristofferson)
Sarah Hillis (Celtic harp) - Carrickfergus; The Lake Isle of Innisfree (words by Yeats; music by Sarah)
Stewart McPhail &_Larry Au_ - Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette (Merle Travis); Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine _
Al Lindsay - The Folksinger; The Bantam Cock _
Tommy Hughes - If I Only Had Old Ireland Over Here; When Irish Eyes Are Smiling _
Archie McArthur w/ Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Early Morning Rain; Back Home Again _
Delores Dugdale w/ Kevin Quinn - House of the Rising Sun; Only Our Rivers Run Free _
Nigel Scrutton - Star of the County Down; Come a Little Bit Closer _
Neil Stoneman - Lilac Time
***Falcon O'Hara - Dreamland; Holding Gladness (Jennifer Armstrong)
***Corey Mercer - More Than I've Shown; Sandwiches (both original songs) _
Rosemarie Stewart - May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You; Danny Boy _
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Sleep in Your Barn (not sure of actual title); The Old Country Church _
Dave Jensen w/ everybody he could haul up on stage - Sonny's Dream, merging seamlessly into the finale: 'Wild Mountain Thyme' with verses by Dave Jensen, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay, Sarah Hillis , & Rosemarie) * _


BOS Performers’ Roster March 6, 2009
There was a pretty much full house for this session - got to have been 80 people or more, with about 20 performer sets. It was lovely to see some of our friends from the Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge area who don't get down our way too often; descended on us like a horde of Visigoths they did! It was doubly wonderful to have Eric Bower back on sound, which got Dave back to his proper MC job, and me back to being lazily self-indulgent and mostly just enjoy things.
Here's the roster for the evening (*** indicates a first-time performer at BOS): _
Jeremiah & Eric Bower, w/ Larry Aul joining on mandolin on the 2nd & 3rd song (evening opener gets 3 songs): Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen), Love Is All Around (the old Troggs song, with Eric singing lead) & These Friends of Mine (Ian Tyson) _
Dave Jensen w/ Jeremiah - Only My Heart Knows ( a Donald McGeoch song); Heave Away Me Jollies
'Strings Attached' (Wayne Hosick and Ed Bertolli) - all the way up from Fonthill - From The First Hello You Gave Me (Great Big Sea), I Have Been Around the World _
Stewart McPhail - (banjo) Larry Aul (mandolin) - Quicksand, The Falls of Richmond _
Doug Maxwell - Scarlet Ribbons, I Can't Give You Anything but Love _
Bo & Sue Baziuk - San Fransisco Bay Blues, Freight Train (Elizabeth Cotten)
Mike Hogg - Amazing Grace, Sixteen Tons
'Mister Jack' - (dedicated to the octo-babies) Don't Leave Me Alone I Love You So/ You're as Sweet as the Red Rose in June, We Have Seen the Wind

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Brian and Sharon Crozier - The River (Ian McPhee), I'll Make Love to You in the Hen House if You'll Only Egg Me On _
Archie McArthur - Baby Won't You Please Come Home, Marble Town (Mark Knofler) _
Bob Martin - I Walk Alone (sung by Dinah Shore in the movie "Follow the Boys"), A Noise Annoys an Oyster (early 1900's children's tongue twister adapted in 1921 by the Aussies; full line is : "A noise annoys an oyster but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more") _
Russ Burns - Oliphant Bay, Hollow Bottle (both original instrumental pieces by Russ)
Sarah Hillis (Celtic harp) - The Lass of the Low Country, The Song of Wandering Angus (a Yeats poem, put to music by Sarah) _
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp w/ Jeremiah - The Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountain Blues _
Al Lindsay - Galway Bay (parody)
Bob Baker w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah_ - When You and I Were Young Maggie, Galway Bay (the traditional version)
"Antonio and Rozamaria" - Antonio Silvestri & Rosemarie Stewart decided to put their sets together, with Antonio providing backup for Rosemarie - Never On Sunday, accordian medley (based around Blue Spanish Eyes), Que Sera Sera, and a classical accordian piece (it's been a real treat having Antonio last session and this, but he's on his way back to Italy and we all wish him a safe journey)
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah - Pistol Packin' Mama, I Overlooked an Orchid
finale: Wild Mountain Thyme with verses by Dave Jensen, Sarah Hillis , Al Lindsay, & Jeremiah) * _


BOS Performers’ Roster February 20, 2009
- a fairly relaxed evening, with about 45 people in the audience and 14 performer sets. There was a tiny bit of 'sound bleed' from the bar (they were doing some karaoke) and the grand ballroom had a Brantford Collegiate semi-formal dance (complete with sub-woofers!).
Dave Jensen handled the sound board with myself (Jeremiah) pretending to be an emcee.
Here's the roster for the evening (*** indicates a first-time performer at BOS): _
Doug Maxwell and Jim Miller - The Wonder of You, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Five-Foot-Two _
James White - A Daisy a Day (written by Jud Strunk), Darcy Farrow (written by Steve Gillette) _
Al Lindsay (fiddle) - Somewhere My Love / Ashokan Farewell, A Good Man / Five Nights Drunk _
Stewart McPhail - (banjo) and 'the Gang' (Larry Aul on mandolin) - I'll Rise When the Rooster Crows, Sally in the Garden _
Diane Kennedy - Bonnie Portmore (Loreena McKennit), Cotton Jenny (Lightfoot)
Donald McGeoch - If it Was Nae for a Scotsman, Unexpected Hero (both original songs by Don) _
Neil Stoneman - (2 motorcycle songs in honour of the Friday the 13th cycle gathering in Port Dover) - Vincent Black Lightening 1952 (Richard Thompson), Seventeen Going On Thirty-Two (Ian Bell) _
Sam Ben_ - A Shanty in an Old Shanty Town, Song for the Mira (Alistair Gillvary)(w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah)
Dave Jensen (w/ Jeremiah & Sam Bent) - a lively wee accordion tune to finish off the first half)

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Jack Mitchell - Let it be Me (just the one song)
Sarah Hillis (Celtic harp) - The Lady of Shalott (poem by Tennyson, music by Loreena McKennit), (oops - missed the 2nd song title) _
Bob Baker w/ Marjoe (on the 1st song; sorry, didn't get the full name), w/ Larry Aul & Jeremiah - The French Song (Lucille Starr), Makes No Difference
Rosemarie Stewart - O What a Beautiful Morning (Rodgers & Hammerstein), Moon River (Mancini & Mercer) _
Allan Edgar (harmonica), (w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah) - Go and Leave Me if You Want To, May You Never Be Alone Like Me
***Antonio Silvestri - an unexpected pleasure; over from Italy & attending the karaoke in the bar (phooey!) with friends, when he realized there was our event happening, managed to rustle up a piano occordian and entertained us with some old world tunes (only one I recognized was "That's Amore". Guess nobody told him about the 2-song limit, and he squeezed in 4 tunes but it was a relaxed evening, and Dave Jensen couldn't resist - he grabbed his button accordian and after a wee bit of cross-culture accomodation we had an accordian duet going.
finale; Dave Jensen and Friends - Sail Away (a John Prince song); Wild Mountain Thyme (with verses by Dave, Diane Kennedy, Al Lindsay & Sarah Hillis )
Thus ended the official evening, but there was a bit of an aftermath with Antonio and Dave jamming for a bit. Good heavens - there was even dancing going on!



BOS Performers’ Roster February 20, 2009
*The excellent news is that Dave Jensen is back, and feeling generally pretty good. The room was near to full (don't have a full count, but it has to have been at least 80 people, and some 24 sets of performers (a record, I do believe) with about 4 more who graciously demurred due to the length of the evening. Thank heavens for that 8 o'clock start time! Dave was manning the sound board, which left me (Jeremiah) doing the emcee schtick.
Here's the roster for the evening (*** indicates a first-time performer at BOS): _
Mike Hogg w/ Larry Aul & Jeremiah - I Still Write Your Name in the Snow; When Your Phone Don't Ring It'll Be Me; If My Nose was Running Money I'd Blow it all on You _
Doug Maxwell - All Through the Night; Flowers of Edinburgh (banjo) _
Al Lindsay - whistle medley: ? / Loch Lomond; When You're Old and Gray_ _
"Mr. Jack" - If I Call You By Some Name (Adam Mitchell); You Make the Sun Want to Shine _
Stewart McPhail w/ Larry Aul & Jeremiah - Shove the Pig's Foot A Little Closer to the Fire; Pig Ankle Rag _
Bob Martin - Twilight Time; Don't Feed the Dog _
Russ Burns - When We Were Young and Walking to School; Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Jack Cooper - (James Gordon songs from a soon-to-be-published songbook) White Man's Word; We Owe it to the Pioneers _
Debby Moon - From Claire to Here (Ralph McTell) ; Grandfather's Clock (an original by Debby) _
Bo Baziuk - O How Happy I Am (Rev. Gary Davis); Midnight Special (with Mike Hogg, Larry Aul & Jeremiah) /* */ /* */ _

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Tom Jordan - (a song for mothers) Shall I Ne'er See You More Gentle Mother; (a song for fathers) The Old Man _
John Stroud - The Time's They are a-Changing / Blowin' in the Wind (parody); All My Trials: Thank You for the Music Mr. Ryan
Sarah Hillis - The Fields of Athenry; The Splendor Falls (poem by Tennyson; music by Sarah) _
Cam Kemp - San Francisco Bay Blues; Tell Me Baby Where Did You Spend Last Night _
Jack Mitchell - As Long as I Can See the Light; Let It Be Me _
Rosemarie Stewart w/ Jeremiah - The Happy Wanderer; Homeward Bound _
Echoes (Barb Bloemhof & Doug Welland) - City of New Orleans; You've Got a Friend
***James Boraski_ - not only a first-timer, but all the way from Yellowknife! What a commute! (an excellent first impression, with the added bonus that he will be down here long enough to attend our next session on Feb 20 - he says he gonna try.) - I Write These Words for You; Walked into the Airport Saw You Standing There (with Louanne Ashe playing the flute from the audience)
Allan Edgar w/ Mike Hogg & Jeremiah - Don't be Angry with me Darling; Nobody's Darling _
Diane Kennedy - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down; Plaisir d'Amour _
Luanne Ashe & Gael Bridger - The Silver Dagger; My Bonnie Dearie _
Archie MacArthur - voluntarily limiting himself to 1 song because of the lateness of the hour did John Fogarty's Run Through the Jungle
finale; "The Wild Mountain Time" with verses from Dave Jensen, Al Lindsay, Tom Jordan, Diane Kennedy & Sarah Hillis


BOS Performers’ Roster January 23, 2009
- Quite the night, even 'though we were without our fearless captain! Dave Jensen was off sick (out of the hospital now and feeling better, I'm happy to report). Ed Vandendool and his son Jo took it upon themselves to man the sound station duties, even to the extent of toting in their own full system and setting it up. Don McGeoch was kind enough to volunteer to emcee the first half of the evening (& a welcome 'blast from the past' that was! The house was full (fortunately we were in our usual larger room) and we had some 20 performers.
The roster for the evening (*** indicates a first-time performer at BOS):
Donald McGeoch (all by Robbie Burns) - Green Grow the Rashes O; The Address to the Haggis; Scots Wha Hae _
Wayne Hosick (from Fonthill) - Mill Worker (James Taylor); Middle Aged Yuppie Short Term Memory Blues _
Doug Maxwell - Annie Laurie; My Mother's Eyes
Bob Martin - Jug Band Music; I Am My Own Grandpa
Rosemarie Stewart - The Water is Wide; Loch Lomond
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul (banjo and mandolin) - Warm Snuff; Jawbone
Al Lindsay - tin whistle medley: McPherson's Rant / Scots Wha Hae / Auld Lang Syne; Just Kidding _
***Katie Korfman) w/ Neil Stoneman (fiddle and guitar) - fiddle medley; tune with pizzicato on the violin _
Neil Stoneman - Hottie Holly?; The Mermaid

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Ed and Jo Vandendool - Oh What a Beautiful Morning; Counting Waves (one of Ed's originals, written in Haifa) _
Allan Edgar, w/ Jeremiah and Mike Hogg - Red River Valley tune; Little Bitty Tear _
Mike Hogg (harmonica) - Red Cross Store; Amazing Grace
Sarah Hillis (Celtic harp) - She Moved Through the Fair; Ae Fond Kiss (Robbie Burns) _
' Mr. Jack' (from Cambridge) - I Am My Own Grandpa; Mama Don't Allow _
Russ Burns (from Hamilton) - About a guy who can't stick around; Lady I come here to work every day _
Gael Bridger & Elenore Matte
James White
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp w/ Jeremiah _
Bob Baker w/ Larry Aul & Jeremiah (particular thanks to Rosemarie Srewart for noting most of the song titles)


BOS Performers’ Roster January 9, 2009
Judging by just the one example so far, the new start time of 8 o'clock has been a resounding success. We actually got started by 8:05; lotsa people made it in time; we were finished ver' shortly after 11 o'clock and as a result much more of our audience was able to enjoy the performers right up to the end. Some 17 performers/groups in all and the slightly smaller Gretzky Room where we were was full to the brim. 'Twas a great way to start this new year!
The roster for the evening (*** indicates a first-time performer at BOS):
***Jack Guest ("Mr. Jack")
Donald McGeoch
Alfie Smith
Mark Vanderhagen
Mark McNeil &***Paula Groves
Doug Maxwell __
Al Lindsay_ _
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp w/ Jeremiah

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***What The Folk - from Hamilton, & when I catch up with the information, I'll list the names of this 5-person group. Mostly a capella, with decent harmonies. Hope they make us a regular stop!
Mike Hogg w/ Larry Aul & Jeremiah
***Jay Moore
***Brad McEwen - Brad (AD of the Millrace Folk Festival) has been at the Brantford Folk Club in the (far distant) past, but this was his first visit to BOS. Dave Jensen w/ Jeremiah
Jeremiah w/ Cam Kemp
Allan Edgar w/ Cam Kemp & Jeremiah
Bob Baker w/ Cam Kemp & Jeremiah
finale; "The Wild Mountain Time" with verses from Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, & Allan Edgar
Dave Jensen filled in the evening on the sound board; leaving me (Jeremiah) the emcee duties. Thanks to Larry Aul for filling in on sound when Dave had his chance to be on stage. As always to Dave & Sue at the door; Chris & Bart who come in way early to help with set-up; and Cam & Pat for helping with tear-down.

 

2008



BOS Performers ’ Roster December 12, 2008
- Our Christmas session! And quite the evening it was! A bumper crop of about 75 people cozied up in the smaller 'Wayne Gretzky Room' with about 18 performer/groups. Soundboard duties were shared by James Richards and Eric Bower, who'd subbed out his regular bass-playing job so he wouldn't miss the Christmas club. Particular thanks are hereby offered to all who brought along potluck snacks to share. The spread was wonderful - cookies, shortbreads, tarts, cakes (the Drambuie-laced fruitcake had a short but glorious life), fruit, shrimp, etc. Good thing Dave saw fit to grab an additional room next to us to manage it all! Still more gratitude to those who showed up with donations for the Brantford Food Bank. There was a goodly haul to send over to them. There was even more variety than usual in the instruments presented: the usual plethora of guitars and electric basses (of course), but also fiddle, ukelele, banjo, mandolin, flure, bodhran, guitar-zither and harmonicas.

The roster for the evening (*** indicates a first-time performer at BOS):

***Rob Badger & ***Zenon Holadyk opened up with a 3-song set. Not only their first time at BOS, but it was also the first time they'd performed on a stage in 35 years! _
Ann Moffatt - who had Bob Baker join her for her 2nd song & proceeded to lay on a beautiful 'Emmylou' harmony line.
Alfie Smith
Bob Martin
Donald McGeoch
Bo Baziuk

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***Cyndi Devereux w/ Dave Jensen & Eric Bower
Echoes (Barb Bloemhof, Doug Welland & Eric Bower)
Diane Kennedy
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp w/ Jeremiah
Ian Reid &***Shannon Stevenson_ _
Al Lindsay_ _
Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul_ _
Rosemarie Stewart aided by 'her cousin Mike' (sorry I didn't get the full name) _
Luanne Ashe & Gael Bridger_ _
Jeremiah w/ Luanne's fine assistance on the 2nd song _
Bob Baker - marking the first time in quite some time that Bob's brought out his guitar-zither, a gorgeous-toned instrument _
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen , _
'Fiddler Cyn' & Jeremiah
closing song; "The Wild Mountain Time" with verses from Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, Diane Kennedy




BOS Performers ’ Roster November 28, 2008
- Somewhere between 40 and 50 attended and 15 performer/groups. James Richards manned the sound board for the evening.

The roster (*** indicates a first-time performer at BOS):
***Steven Hogg - another of the insanely talented Hogg clan, opening up with a 3-song set
***Kathy Hogg w/ Steven doing back-up
Jay Linden
Bernie Moffatt
Al Lindsay

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Archie MacArthur
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp w/ Jeremiah
Bob Martin
Jack Mitchell
Rosemarie Stewart
James Richards w/ Jeremiah
Bob Baker w/ Jeremiah
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah
Dave Jensen w/ Jeremiah
closing songs; "Dirty Old Town" and "The Wild Mountain Time" with verses from Dave, Jeremiah, Al Lindsay, & the audience.


BOS Performers ’ Roster November 14, 2008

- Lessee, 'bout 45 people making up the audience, and a dozen performers. A few regular performers were fighting headaches and such, but were still there to support their fellow performers. Thanks and respect to all of you. Mr. Jensen had to look after the sound board this night (and did a very creditable job), with myself tagged to do emcee duties ("Hi. My name is Jeremiah, and I'll be your Dave Jensen for the evening.")


BOS Performers ’ Roster October 31, 2008  *Hallowe'en*
- 'Tis to my great regret I wasn't able to get to this one (on the other hand, I was tickled to be playing at - get this - a Goth wedding on Hallowe'en!)
BOS had an excellent turnout (19 performers during the evening), with several performers going the costume route. Participants are being curiously closed-mouth about the evening, but I'll update this if and when specifics surface!


BOS Performers ’ Roster October 17, 2008
Numbers are down a tad this week, but still some 40 of you fine folks in the audience and about 13 performers

The roster for the evening (*** indicates a first-time performer at BOS):
, including (*** indicates a first-time performer at BOS): _
Carolyn Reed
Bo Baziuk - with Mike Hogg
Mike Hogg
Al Lindsay
Mark McNeil
Dave Jensen w/ Mike Hogg & Jeremiah

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Sarah Hillis - Sarah's performance included an original work, using the words of Willam Butler Yeats ***_
***Nigel Scrutton - new to BOS, perhaps, but Nigel was a regular at the Brantford Folk Club 'til he moved to Sudbury (or the Sault, or someplace similarly northish). It's been several years, and it's good to see him back.
Aack! I didn't get the name of this performer (sorry), but she had her friend Stephanie throwing out prizes to the crowd!
Ed Vandendool, and Andrea Barstad (Andrea is a very fine fiddler, & has played with the groups Kilicrankie and Tamarack.
Janis Vandendool, along with father Ed, brother Jo and Andrea. This round included a stunning arrangement of ERic Bogle's song "Singing the Spirit Home"
Stewart McPhail w/ Larry Aul (mandolin) Jeremiah w/ James Richards (guitar) & Larry Aul (mandolin) joining in on the 2nd song _
Bob Baker w/ Dave Jensen, Jeremiah, Mike Hogg, Allan Edgar & Larry Aul - it got a bit confusing at this point, as Bob and Edgars sets sort of melded into a final closing comglomeration. Instrument-wise, there was the usual wide variety including guitars, harmonicas, fiddle, pennywhistle, accordian, bass guitar, and keyboard.



BOS Performers ’ Roster September 19, 2008
- a slightly smaller crowd, about 50, and we were in the somewhat smaller 'Wayne Gretzky Room' this time around. What seemed like a slow start gathered steam and became a thoroughly superb evening. We had 14 performers/groups during the evening.

The list (*** indicates a first-time performer at BOS):
The Overplayers (Danny Bazenko, James Richards & Matt Bazenko) from Hamilton led off with the traditional opening set of 3 songs. They also have a full concert coming up at the Waterford Old Town Hall on October 4.
Steve Fuller was a very pleasant surprise. He's usually in sufficient demand as one of Ontario's finest fiddlers, and being able to get out on a Friday night is a rare thing indeed. Of course he got hauled up for backup time & again!
Ed Vandendool, along with son Jo & daughter Janis.
Alfie Smith
Stewart McPhail, accompanied by Larry Aul on mandolin

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Jeremiah, w/ Ed Vandendool , Larry Aul and Steve Fuller as his 'Band du Jour'.
Dave Ballin
***Elaine Moran w/ Dave Ballin
***Janis Vandendool w/ some assistance from Ed Vandendool & Jo on the 2nd song
Bob Baker w/ Dave Jensen, Larry Aul, Steve Fuller, Stewart McPhail & Jeremiah
Donald McGeoch
Bill Crawford - a wonderful surprise: Bill hasn't been able to get out for quite some time.
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah
closing song; this time an instrumental extravaganza with Dave Jensen (accordian), Jeremiah (bass), Larry Aul (mandolin), Steve Fuller, (fiddle), Stewart McPhail (mandolin), & Allan Edgar (harmonica)

It is with considerable regret that we announce that Eric Bower will no longer be doing sound on a regular basis. In addition to sound duties Eric is also a bassist and now has a regular Hamilton gig on Friday nights. Eric's been doing sound for us since the Brantford Open Stage began and he will be missed. We're hoping he'll at least be able to visit every now & then. Aw, who're we kidding? - we hope his gig changes night and he's back with us again. Meanwhile, thanks to James Richards for filling in tonight.



BOS Performers ’ Roster September 5, 2008
(1st regular session of the fall season) - off to a fine start; in the Grand Ballroom rather than our usual room. Audience had about 70 people, with 15 performers/groups featured, including:
Luanne Ashe, with Jeremiah on bass and Gael Bridger on bodhran.
Bernie Moffatt, backed by Luanne, Jeremiah and Dave Jensen
Al Lindsay
Mark McNeil
Donald McGeoch, joined by Larry Aul on mandolin, & Jeremiah for his 2nd song
Stewart McPhail, accompanied by Larry Aul on mandolin, with Bernie joining on the 2nd song.
Diane Kennedy

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Mike Hogg, with Ian Reid providing vocal back-up on his 2nd song.
Ian Reid (who has a new CD just about to be released, and will be performing a feature set at the Hamilton Folk Club 's season opener on Tuesday, September 9.)
Bob Martin
Archie McArthur
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp w/ Jeremiah
Bob Baker w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah
Finale: instead of the usual closing song there was a mandolin-inspired instrumental melee featuring Stewart McPhail & Larry Aul (mandolins), Dave Jensen (accordian), Jeremiah (bass), Diane Kennedy (guitar) and a couple others (sorry, I lost track). Thanks, as always, to Eric Bower for providing excellent support as the man in charge of the sound. *Past Events:* _*


BOS Performers ’ Roster June 20, 2008
(regular session & last one before the summer break) - the finale for what has turned out to be an excellent season. Eric Bower was away organizing the Beamsville Strawberry Festival; so thanks are offered to James Richards of The Overplayers, who coincidentally dropped by, and volunteered to babysit the sound board for us. 18 performers/groups were featured, including:
Donald McGeoch, with Larry Aul on mandolin, & Jeremiah on bass. _
Stewart McPhail, 5-string banjo (Stewart plays 'frailing', or 'clawhammer' style, BTW) accompanied by Larry Aul on mandolin.
Tommy Hughes
Luanne Ashe, backed by Larry Aul.
Mark McNeil - one number with guitar, and one with a ukelele.
Bo Baziuk
Archie McArthur - with Larry Aul on his 2nd song.
Dave Jensen (cor-deen) w/ Luanne (guitar), Paul Tourangeau (fiddle), Larry Aul & Jeremiah
Paul Tourangeau's turn.
Jeremiah's turn; just one number w/ Dave & Larry as his 'Band du Jour'.
Doug Welland
Al Lindsay
James Camus
Carolyn Reed
Ed Vandendool
Jack Mitchell
Bob Baker w/ Dave Jensen
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah
Finale: "The Wild Mountain Thyme" - singing verses were Dave Jensen, Luanne, Jeremiah and Al Lindsay



BOS Performers ’ Roster June 6, 2008
- hot, sunshiny summery weather this evening; so a lighter turnout, but still /15/ performers joined us. The audience included visitors from Cape Breton and from Scotland.

Roster for the evening:
Stewart McPhail, on mandolin accompanied by Donald McGeoch on guitar & Jeremiah on bass.
Donald McGeoch, with Jeremiah. Don also announced the welcome news that he was presenting Eric Bogle in a solo concert this coming December 10 (a Wednesday). You may wish to make plans early, as it's expected that tickets will all sell out soon after they go on sale.
James Camus
Jay Linden
Wayne Hosick - it's a long drive from Fonthill (St Catharine's area). Glad you made it, Wayne.
Jack Rankin, some fiddle stuff (including a short version of 'Scotland the Brave' in honour of our Scottish visitors) with Dave Jensen on guitar & Jeremiah
Bob Martin
Luanne Ashe
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp w/ Jeremiah
Al Lindsay
Mike Hogg , who (along with brother Steve) will be doing the feature set at the next Hamilton Folk Club (June 17)
Bob Baker w/ Jeremiah
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah
Dave Jensen w/ Luanne (who loves every opportunity she can get to play Dave's Taylor guitar), Alan & Jeremiah
Finale: "The Wild Mountain Thyme" - singing verses were Luanne, Al Lindsay, and Dave Jensen.
And congratulations to Pat McLeod who won the 50/50 draw.



BOS Performers ’ Roster May 23, 2008
- 20 performers tonight; not so large an audience as last time, but still respectable instruments heard tonight: guitars (natch), mandolins, electric basses, tin whistle, accordian, harmonica, minstrel harp, flute, & fiddles

Roster for the evening:( *** indicates a first-time performer at BOS)
Ezeduzit - Jim Hodges, Stewart McPhail & Jeremiah
Russ Burns
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp w/ Jeremiah
Al Lindsay
James Camus
Bernie Moffatt
Donald McGeoch
Dave Jensen_ - snuck his accordian on stage to lead "Happy Birthday" in honour of Donald
***Brent McLean - a most welcome visitor from Antigonish, Nova Scotia
'Autumn Road' - sisters Michelle Howard & Danielle McIver
Mike Hogg , joined on his 1st song by Larry Aul on mandolin
Tommy Hughes
Archie McArthur
Diane Kennedy - brought a minstrel harp this time around
Luanne Ashe - a song in French to start off, and then joined by daughter Amelia Ashe
Bob Baker w/ Larry Aul on mandolin, Mike Hogg on mouth harp, & Jeremiah on bass
Denise Hogg - favoured us with a single a capella number
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Janice & Gary Buckley
Janice & Gary Buckley w/ Dave Jensen
Jack Rankin & Paul Tourangeau, both old-tyme fiddlers, joined by Dave Jensen & Janice & Gary Buckley . Dancing ensued!
Finale: "The Wild Mountain Thyme" - singing verses were Dave, Diane, Jeremiah, and Al w/ instrumental support (flute) from Luanne.



BOS Performers ’ Roster June 20, 2008
- 23 performers tonight; originally some 26 were signed up - some had to leave before their turn came up, or just decided to listen instead.

Roster for the evening:(***indicates a first-time performer at BOS)
***The Heartbroken Souls - Maggie Ferguson & Fred D. Smith - they have an upcoming EP release at Hamilton's West Town Grill on May 24.
Russ Burns
Mike Hogg , joined for his 2nd song by Luanne Ashe on Dylan's "Tomorrow is a Long Time"
Don McGeoch
Bernie Moffatt - Barb Bloemhof joined him for the Richard & Mimi Farina song "Pack Up Your Troubles" (/not/ the kitbag song); then Mike Hogg added some harp into "Blues Stay Away From Me"
Ian Reid - led off with his original "Art Girl" and followed that with a haunting ballad in Korean! It'd be wonderful to have a translation and/or synopsis.
John Stroud
Bo Baziuk w/ Mike Hogg on harp; Bo's version of "Swing Low" had the whole place goin'!
Jay Linden w/ Larry Au_ on mandolin
***Joann Lawton - formerly with Sirens ; now solo; she'd just done a feature set at last week's Hamilton Folk Club .
Karen McLaughlin
Randy Uberig & Steve McNair
The Echoes - Barb Bloemhof, Doug Welland & Eric Bower (on bass, taking a break from running the sound)
Diane Kennedy - It was a 2-dulcimer night. (Is there a song title in there?)
***David Joseph
Bob Baker w/ Larry Aul on mandolin & Jeremiah on bass
Luanne Ashe w/ Jeremiah - Lightfoot's "Pussywillows, Cat-tails" & Stan Roger's "Lies"
Pat McLeod & Cam Kemp w/ Jeremiah
Bob Martin - 2 days before Mother's Day and the only 'mother mention' in the whole durned evening was Bob's ("It was a bear - a great big mother of a bear")
Al Lindsay
Allan Edgar w/ Dave Jensen & Jeremiah
Dave Jensen - ended us off with a quick accordian tune; then summoned most of the usual suspects up to do "The Wild Mountain Thyme" - singing verses were Dave, Jeremiah, Al and Diane w/ instrumental support (flute) from Luanne


Friday, April 25, 2008 (regular session) - 22 performers/groups filled out this evening.


Friday, April 11, 2008 (regular session) - A new record - we accomodated /24/ performers/groups in the course of the evening! (Old record was 23 at the Brantford Folk Club.)


Sunday, February 24, 2008 a BOS House Concert! Held at the home of Bob Baker; our special performers will be Joanne Crabtree & Paul Mills
From 2 o'clock in the afternoon until 5, with admission a mere (suggested donation) of $10.
It will be a bring-your-own-beverage (coffee & tea provided, 'though) and a chair affair. If any of you would like to contribute a potluck snack, well, that would be just dandy, too.
For your invitation and directions, please call Dave Jensen directly at 519-752-0453 or email the dear lad at dave4446@rogers.com








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