Rallying The Troops, Short Concerts featuring the songs of WW One, The Old Armoury at Georgetown Fairgrounds, Saturday, September 27 at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm

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Globe Productions is marking the 100th anniversary of WW One, when The Old Armoury played a significant role in assembling local soldiers to defend King and Country. Globe took possession of The Old Armoury, located just inside the Georgetown Fairgrounds in 2010, saving it from demolition.

On Sept 27 and 28, Globe will unveil a plaque dedicated to local soldiers in WW One and display historic artifacts from 1914-1918. On Saturday at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm, Globe members will present two short concerts featuring the songs of WW1. An authentic WW1 pattern military field kitchen will show us how soldiers were fed in the field. An “18 Pounder” gun will be displayed and fired several times over the weekend. Collector’s Source, will display uniforms, firearms (including the Canadian Ross Rifle), photos and medals. The event is from 10 am – 5pm both days and admission is free.

Twende Afrika Rebelljo, One Love (Tribute to Bob Marley and Fleetwood Mac), John Elliott Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 pm

One Love Show to Aid African Sober House

Rebelljo-bandProceeds from the show will go towards the Tanga Sober House in Tanzania, Africa.

In December, Joseph Rebello and Linda Haffey will embark on a mission to Africa spreading the word about addiction awareness and harm reduction.
Tanzania was chosen as the country of choice as Rebello was born, raised and started his music career there, and feels the need to help after encountering and conquering his own experiences. “The necessary help in knowledge, materials and other necessities which will be requested and assessed from the home, is very much appreciated through your attendance at the show”, said Rebello.

“I am  very excited about reuniting and performing with my fellow musicians back home, together with Canadian musicians who will help and join me on my quest to support addiction awareness,”.

For tickets go here.

The Beat Heathens, Classic Rock, The St. George, Saturday, September 27 at 9:30 pm

Saturday, September 27 sees The St. George with The Beat Heathens, a band that has been playing together for nearly 15 years,  the brainchild of former MuchMusic VJ Dan Gallagher and former Coney Hatch bass player Andy Curran. Among the original members of the band was guitarist Mike Montgomery.

Although Dan has passed away, Mike continues the band to this day.  The result is a talented group that plays a wide variety of music that continues to win audiences over every night.

Veteran musicians capable of playing a huge variety of music from the sixties to the nineties and beyond.

Failte, Celtic, The Shepherd’s Crook, Friday, September 26 at 8 pm

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Friday, September 26 at 8 pm, The Shepherd’s Crook presents:

Failte originated from a casual collection of musicians in the Autumn of 1991 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Failte (pronounced “fall-cha”) means welcome in Irish. Currently, the group consists of original member, Stephen Todd (vocals, bodhran, and tin whistle) as well as Jessica Weiler (fiddle, vocals), and Brian Crozier (guitar, vocals). The band plays traditional Celtic music with a Canadian attitude. Set lists include slow airs, ballads, jigs and reels from Ireland, Scotland and Canada

 

Open Mic, Roxy Coffee in Acton, Wednesday, September 24 at 7 pm

open-micOpen Mic is a monthly event held the last Wednesday of each month at 7 pm by Roxy Youth at Roxy Coffee in Acton. Anyone can come and share their artistic talents! Whether that be in music, poetry, drama, or whatever, all are welcome to come, share, and hangout.Be a part of a fun community of art people! And maybe enjoy a drink or two from Roxy Coffee as well 🙂If you would like to sign up beforehand to play just message Dan Dreise. Or you can take your chances and hope there is a spot open the night of.

Recommended – James Woodstock and The Vegan Piranhas, Texas Folk, The Bistro at Silvercreek, Thursday, September 25 at 7:30 pm

The return of James Woodstock and The Vegan Piranhas, long time hosts of Open Mic Night at The Copper Kettle!james w

The calm, steadying sound of James Woodstock`s largely original material, reminiscent of Steve Earle, Tom Russell and Guy Clark, has been missed. Room for three, on a good day, on The Bistro stage. So this edition of The Vegan bandmates will include Patrick Fraser on bass, and Carl Agar on mandolin and backing vocals. Tip of the hat to Philip John Lewin, Peter Perko, Cliff Simon, Dave Beazley and others who will be MIA … we`ve lost some good men to this stage 🙂

Come early … gonna be busy, and the boys will be playing 7:30-8:30.

Open Mic immediately afterward.