Brown Ale, East Coast Folk, The Copper Kettle, Saturday, July 26 2-4 pm

Brown AleWith Les Smith from Newfoundland and Glenn McFarlane from New Brunswick, it’s obvious where this pair gets their love of Celtic and East Coast folk music. Les, now living in Mississauga, plays a multitude of instruments, including bass, tin whistle, Irish flute, concertina, accordion, bodhran, mandolin, banjolin, percussion, and is the primary vocalist, while Glenn, who lives in Brampton, plays guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, harmonica, accordion, percussion, and also sings. They deliver a high-energy versatile show filled with songs from both sides of the Atlantic, lively jigs and reels, tender ballads (often a cappella!), and recitations. Their material varies considerably from steadfastly traditional to very eclectic. They have been playing together since 1992!

Halton Hills Internet Radio,, Check It Out!

dmoosnewDID YOU KNOW:

D-Moos, Halton Hills’ own Internet Radio station, has secured 30,000 high quality recordings previously spun by CHUM AM. They have filtered them down to 20,000 suitable for airplay, ranked them, and created a computer program to cycle through them based on that ranking.

The result is a truly eclectic mix of Classic Hits from the 50’s to today. With the station’s high “bitrate” and recently upgraded technology, they sound excellent. The songs are accessible worldwide, broadcast right from “The Grand Old Lady” (The McGibbon Hotel) and presented by a roster of professional Disc Jockeys purely for the love of music.

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And for the Live Music lover, check out ‘The Musicman’ James Rogers. He features Canadian artists, some Live, and broadcasts weeknights 9 pm till Midnight from the Orangeville Studio.

Recommended – Unless, Adult Alternative, The Bistro at Silvercreek, Friday, July 18 at 8 pm

‘Unless’ is the new band name for Sheri Tenaglia, Peter Perko, Jessie Steinberg and Adam Farr. bayouTheir sound is hypnotic and straight out of the Bayou with didgeridoo, whining harmonica and an ultra cool low tempo. Or maybe you’ll conjure Mississipi in the middle of a dry spell as the music begs for a sweltering summer night. This is a good show.

Neil Cotton and Hawk’s Nest, Country Rock, McGibbon Hotel, Friday, July 18 at 9:30 pm

Hawks-Nest-600-2Guess who’s back at The Gib … our own Neil Cotton and Hawk’s Nest. Named after rockabilly hero Ronnie Hawkins, the band proudly bears the country rock banner.

Neil took his first music lesson (lap-steel) when he was 8 years old but didn’t take up performing until he was 27. He has been with three bands over the years, and we’re lucky to call him one of our own. Pop in and tip your cap to a local music legend.