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Fiddling in the key of ….eh?

Stormy Weather - Classical PlusThis fun filled live show explores great Canadian fiddling styles from Cape Breton and Scottish to Acadian and Irish, French Canadian, Metis and Eastern European.

And with great Canadian fiddling comes great Canadian step dancing so fasten your seat belts for a heavy dose of this crowd favourite. If you love old time fiddle music, sensational step dancing, family humor, trick fiddling, inspirational stories and quality entertainment that will get your toes a tapping, you won’t want to miss!

Join us in Thunder Bay on Thursday, May 7th, at the CLE. Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets are only $25.00 and available at Music World, or call 1-855-726-8896.

McLeod Music

ID-1007393Come out and enjoy an authentic live tribute to Don Messer’s Jubilee  on May 14 at 7pm. Known as one of the most popular TV shows in Canadian history.  The show reunites Grand Master Fiddle Champion Scott Woods (as Don Messer), Cape Breton Tenor Tommy Leadbeater (as Charlie Chamberlain) and East Coast Music Award Winner Bruce Timmins (as Cecil McEachern).

The show also features the Velvet Vocals of Lynda Lewis (as Marg Osborne) and Canadian Open Step Dance Champion Kyle Waymouth in this two-hour masterful performance honouring the days when Don Messer and his Islanders ruled the airwaves.

The fast paced, uplifting show delights audiences of all ages with old time fiddle music, sensational step dancing, trick fiddling, family humour and more. May 14th, at 7pm – CLE Heritage Building, Thunder Bay.

Tickets on sale now at Music World or call toll free 1-855-726-8896 to charge.

Adult $25; Child $10, Child 5 & under – free. Too good to miss!


their fifth studio album, Wild Life. Kicking off in Prince George. BC on February 14, the tour will be the band’s most extensive Canadian tour to date with more than 30 shows across the country. Joining Hedley on the first half of the tour until March 25 will be Danny Fernandes, JRDN and Alyssa Reid. Special guests for the second leg of the tour starting in Toronto on March 27 are Classified and USS.

ID-1007393Mark your calendars for Monday, March 31. Hedley is coming to perform at Fort William Gardens. Tickets are on sale at the Fort William Gardens and can be purchased in person or by phone. Cost of tickets are $70.00 and $55.00. There is seating on the floor and in the arena seats. Maximum 8 tickets per person. The concert starts at 7pm.

Hedley will also be offering several VIP packages including a meet and greet, exclusive merchandise items, and an exciting “Golden Ticket” opportunity. VIP packages will be on sale Thursday, November 7. Check for details.

Hedley frontman, Jacob Hoggard invites all fans to join the excitement, “We are going to a record-breaking amount of cities this year and we want to see all of your beautiful, shining faces there!”

With four consecutive multiplatinum albums behind them – Hedley (2005), Famous Last Words (2007), The Show Must Go (2009), Storms (2011) – and almost a million albums sold, Hedley continue along their path to pop music supremacy with the release of Wild Life, scheduled for release on November 11. The new album bridges classic Hedley pop anthems and ballads along with R&B infused tracks and electro-pop tunes, proving that Hedley are back and ready to once again conquer radio airwaves & arenas coast to coast. Wild Life’s first single, “Anything” is Hedley’s fastest selling single to date, already reaching platinum-selling status and currently Top 10 at Pop & Hot AC radio.


ID-100129022Come to the foundry this coming March 14, 2014 10:00 PM – March 15, 2014 2:00 AM for the KISS ME I’M IRISH: ST PATRICK’S DAY BASH. This Shamrock N’ Roll features Canada’s best Irish bands. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a great time!

Brought to you by Wiggins Pro-Ductions,  The Foundry will be hosting RM & the Honest Heart Collective (folk rock), Don’t You(,) Mean People? (post-rock), and Abby Dowhos (rock n’ roll).

RM & the Honest Heart Collective was created by brothers Ryan & Nicholas MacDonald (vocals/guitar, bass/vocals respectively) while they tossed demos back and forth over the Internet between Ottawa and Thunder Ba. When Ryan moved back home to Thunder Bay, the brothers enlisted long time friends, Jayden Savage (drums), Alex Robillard (keyboards/vocals), & Michael Medwick (lead guitar). Together they managed to make they’re own brand of folk infused rock n’ roll with a punk rock DIY mentality. The RM & the Honest Heart Collective EP was released in August 2013 and is currently on iTunes. The band brings an intoxicating, inspiring, and energetic live show that is only rivaled by successful touring acts. Currently the band is writing and recording they’re first full length LP at Lionheart Studios in Thunder Bay, while making tour plans for the spring of 2014.

Don’t You(,) Mean People? is a local post-rock trio made up of Mack Davis (bass), Taylor Price (guitar) and Alex Cummins (drums). Since their beginning in 2011, these three gentlemen have released a six-track album, titled EP!!, which is available at their shows. This past summer, the guys toured the southern Ontario circuit and are currently playing making their rounds in the local downtown scene. This spring, DYMP will be gearing up for a new musical release as well as planning another Canadian tour.

Abby Dowhos is a singer/songwriter from Thunder Bay. She has been involved in music and dancing since the age of three and performing has always been her passion, with an emphasis on singing and writing music. Abby plays with many different local musicians, often being asked to sit in to perform a variety of styles ranging from jazz & blues all the way to punk and heavy rock. Her current band is composed of Rob Gallagher (guitar), Ladis Suarez (bass) and Vance Niva (drums), all seasoned musicians that have been around the local music scene for years. Together, they produce an original sound that is primarily rock and roll, however you will find many sub-genres in the mix, including but not limited to blues, pop and ska. There’s no doubt that their music will make you want to get up and dance.

Doors open at 10pm. Cover is $5. Age of majority required. For more information visit


The Glory of Trumpet and Organ – Consortium Aurora Borealis Concert

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This October 26th at 8pm catch the excitement! Delight your ears!  The Consortium Aurora Borealis proudly presents “The Glory of Trumpet and Organ.” A concert of appealing dance music from the Renaissance and Baroque by Susato and Praetorius. Throughout the night you will also enjoy works by Purcell, Jeremiah Clarke, Cazzati and Telemann.

Revel in the noble sounds of these two kingly instruments. Merrie Klazek  performs on various trumpets, and Elizabeth Ganiatsos plays the magnificent organ of St. Paul’s United Church, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its installation this season.

This concert takes place on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m. at St. Paul`s United Church, 349 Waverley Street, Thunder Bay, with an informative pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m. by Lise Vaugeois. Handicapped-accessible (elevator).

$15 adults
$10 seniors and students, at the door.

For more information please call 683-5673 or 577- 4928, or visit our website at,

CONCERT – Extravaganza Italiana: Ravishing Italian Baroque

Consortium Aurora Borealis presents “Extravaganza Italiana: Ravishing Italian Baroque”, a concert of stunning sonorities, playful and passionate moods, pastoral themes, love, joy and adoration, and lively dance rhythms from 17th-century Italy.

Lucas HarrisSopranos Michele DeBoer and Dawn Bailey and lutenist Lucas Harris, three exceptional guest musicians from Toronto, perform sublime sacred and secular solos and duets by “the divine” Monteverdi, “the creator of modern music”. Violinists Jennifer Bryan and Michelle Zapf-Bélanger, cellist Anthony Bacon, and harpsichordist Elizabeth Ganiatsos play string sonatas by Marini and Uccellini. Lucas Harris introduces the theorbo, an imposing-looking long-necked bass lute.

The concert takes place on Saturday, January 22 at 8:00 PM at St. Paul’s United Church, 349 Waverley Street, Thunder Bay. Admission is by donation at the door (suggested $15 adult, $10 senior! /student), and everyone is welcome. For more information please call 285-1985 or 345-5864.

Handicapped accessible: buzz for elevator at front right corner outside.