Morgan Davis at the Cove Inn

 

Master of Traditional Country Blues with a humorous angle. Former David Wilcox band member. International Electro-fi Recording Artist, JUNO and Maple Blues Award Winner. Don’t miss this incredible solo one-night stand!

For 45 years Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour.

Originally from Detroit, Davis grew up listening to a prolific mix of rhythm and blues. The music of Jimmy Reed, Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino was in the air. He later moved to California with his family, and then in 1968 left for Canada.

While living in Rochdale College, Toronto’s mecca for the subculture of the late 1960’s, he immersed himself in the study of Delta Blues, especially the music of Robert Johnson. Toronto’s music scene in the early 1970’s was the perfect place for Davis to cut his teeth as a journeyman, having the opportunity to see and play with many legendary performers. Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Snooky Pryor, Hubert Sumlin, and John Hammond were encouraging supporters.

Date :
Friday, July 26, 2019 from 7 to 10pm

Event location :
The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :
http://www.morgandavis.com/

Westport Backyard BBQ Cook-Off

 

Calling all BBQ Enthusiasts to join us Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at the Scheuermann Vineyard and Winery in beautiful Westport, Ontario for the first annual Westport Backyard BBQ Cook-off. Teams will compete in pork ribs and chicken, as well as producing pork ribs for the public to try and vote on for the people’s choice award. Teams are also encouraged to enter our BBQ sauce competition.

Date :
Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 11am to 8pm

Event location :
Scheuermann Vineyard and Winery,

82 Bedford Rd. PO Box 213,

Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Westport, Canada

Contact :

Benni Vander at the Cove Inn!

 

Benni has been an emerging force in the Ontario music industry since finishing high school in 2012. His perfect blend of class and energy grabs attention in venues of every size. He can take endless requests, impress music aficionados with his dynamic jazz-influenced piano and guitar style, or offer something completely fresh in his contagious original music.

On top of extensive performance experience with the likes of Miss Emily, members of The Tragically Hip, Spin Doctors, The Glorious Sons, The Trews, and The Guess Who, he has worked alongside and learned from some of the country’s best songwriters – George Thoroghgood, Chilliwack, Kim Mitchell, Big Sugar, Tom Cochrane, Gowan and Randy Bachman.

Benni’s 2019 Tour brings unreleased original music and a slew of covers ranging from Elton John to Brittany Spears.

Date :
Friday, July 19, 2019 from 6 to 9pm

Event location :
The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada

Contact :
Website: http://www.bennivander.com/

FÁNAID

A traditional Irish Music from Belfast, Ireland.

FÁNAID…

… is a fiddle player, DJ and sound artist from Belfast, where he has been an active member of the traditional music scene for over 20 years. His fiddle playing draws inspiration from the music of Donegal where he holidayed as child.

He is much in demand as a session musician and has been teaching fiddle classes for ‘Belfast Trad’ for over 15 years. His compositions, released under the pseudonym Jan Jeffer, have featured on RTE Lyric FM, NTS Radio and at many of Ireland’s top music festivals, including the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, the Cathedral Quarter Arts festival and Electric Picnic amongst others.

Fióna Ní Mhearáin…

… is a flute player, singer and fluent Irish speaker from Belfast who began learning music at tin whistle classes as a child hosted by the outstanding Belfast flute player Davy Maguire. This planted the seed for a love of traditional Irish flute playing and particularly the Belfast and Northern flute styles.

Paddy Morgan…

…from County Down has developed a unique style of accompaniment that seeks to remain faithful to tradition while exploring new techniques for the guitar in Irish music drawn from a diverse background. Over the years he has collaborated with a host of artists in various genres from flamenco troops (Al Andalus, K Passa Wipers) to jazzers (The Bog Frogs) and legends of Irish tradition such as fiddle masters Ben Lennon & John Carty and award winning singers Len Graham & Rosie Stewart.

Date :
Friday, July 12, 2019 | 7-10pm

Event location :
The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :
Website: http://www.facebook.com/fanaidmusic

Walking Country Roads – Westport

 

Stay active during the spring/summer months. Join us for a free outdoor walking program!

  • Meet at Lockwood Park – 31 Spring Street
  • Please wear appropriate footwear and bring a water bottle
  • Rain or Shine – excluding extreme weather conditions

OPEN TO EVERYONE

For questions about participating or volunteering,

Date :
Friday, July 3,10,17,24,31, 2019 from 9am-5pm

Event location :
Lockwood Park – 31 Spring Street

Contact :
Contact Emily Beelen – 613-272-2799 Ext.256

Website: https://www.crchc.on.ca

Popup Play

 

Supported by EarlyON and hosted by Rideau Lakes Public Library at the Elgin Branch, this is a free, drop-in program for children age 0 to 6 and their families.

 

Date :
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 9:30am to 11:30am

Event location :
Elgin Branch, Elgin, ON

Contact :
Please contact the branch (613-359-5315) lauralee@rlpl.ca for more information.

Township of Rideau Lakes – July events 2019

1BINGO Doors open at 6:00pm:  Elgin Lions Hall Thursdays ; Westport Legion-Upper Rideau Branch 542 – Mondays 

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BRIDGE every Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Elgin Municipal Complex.  Info 613-359-6192.

 

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Delta Legion every Friday at 7pm (Pat Philips 613-928-2712).
Elgin Municipal Complex Community Room on Mondays at noon (Doug Summers 613-359-5744)
Westport Upper Rideau Branch 542 – Thursday evenings (Joan Thompson 613-273-5613)

 

CHAFFEYS LOCK COMMUNITY HALL MARKET SQUARE every Sunday from late May to October.  Local craftspersons and artists.

 

8CLOGGING – at the Newboro Community Hall every Wednesday evening at 7pm and at the South Elmsley Municipal Complex (OPP Offices on Hwy 15) Thursday afternoons from 2-4pm. This is a fun way to exercise and expand your dance talents! Classes are $2 a class. Sponsored by the Newboro Recreation Committee. Cal Dorothy for details 613-272-8053.

 

 

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COMMUNITY SHOPPING BUS sponsored through the Portland Seniors Club leaves for the local shopping mall in Kingston every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Call Vicki at 613-272-2676 to reserve your seat.  Cost $15.00 return trip.  Not just for seniors!  All ages welcome.

 

3COFFEE DROP-IN: Throughout the Township come and enjoy a bit of social fun! Bring your latest craft project, a deck of cards or just yourself.  Children are welcome.  Donations appreciated.

Delta United Church:  Monday mornings from 8am to 10:30am  (Pat Philips 613-928-2712)
Elgin Municipal Complex Community Hall:  Friday mornings from 9:30am (Linda Carr 613-272-2227)
Morton – Morton Mug:  Tuesday mornings (Linda Gamble 613-876-3884)
Newboro Community Hall:  Wednesday mornings from 10am to Noon (Joan 613-272-2393)
Portland Community Hall: Thursday mornings (Betty James 613-272-2461)
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COMMUNITY FARMERS BREAKFAST every 4th Tuesday at the Harmony Lodge in Philipsville starting at 8:00am. Sponsored by the Philipsville Masons, everyone is welcome. Contact Ross Hawkins for information 613-359-5833.

 

DELTA McMUFFIN LIGHT BREAKFAST every Saturday morning from 7:30am to 10am at Delta United Church. $5 will get you coffee with an egg & English muffin and a chance to meet your neighbours. Everyone is welcome. Call Arvin Riskie for info 613-928-2091.

 

 

COMMUNITY LUNCHES

Elgin Municipal Complex1st Friday of the month – 11:30am to 12:30pm soup and sandwiches. Pay-What-You-Can ( Linda Carr 613-272-2227)
Portland United Church:  4th Tuesday of every month – noon to 1pm (613-272-2002).

 

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SPAGHETTI DINNERS

Elgin Lions Hall:   2nd Friday of the month combines their very popular Quiz Night with the spaghetti dinner (teams of 6 start the game at 7pm)
Portland Legion: 1st Friday of every month
Westport Upper Rideau Branch 542:  3rd Friday of the month

 

 

PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP meets the last Thursday of every month at 1:30pm at Rideau Community Health Services, 2 Gould Street, Unit 118, Smiths Falls.  Contact margaux.wolfe@parkinson.ca

 

 

 

Campfire Liars Club

 

Catch Paul and his friends in an evening of impromptu jam and revelry. Buffet and Show $60 + HST…

Paul Langlois (guitarist for The Tragically Hip) is set to release his 2nd solo album, Not Guilty, on Langlois’ own independent record label, Ching Music, on November 5th, 2013.

Not Guilty was recorded in early June 2013, over a six-day period, at The Hip’s Bathouse Studio in Bath, Ontario. Bathouse engineers Aaron Holmberg and Nyles Spencer recorded and mixed the album, which was produced by Langlois. According to Langlois it was a far different experience for The Tragically Hip guitarist to record than was his first solo effort Fix This Head.

 

Date :
Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 7 to 11pm

Event location :
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada

Contact :
Website: http://www.facebook.com/The-Campfire-Liars-Club-135987849806611

21st Annual RIDEAU LAKES STUDIO TOUR

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21st Annual RIDEAU LAKES STUDIO TOUR – Studios open 10am to 5pm Concentrated around the villages of Portland, Newboro and Chaffey’s Lock, the Studio Tour features paintings, pottery, quilts, weaving, woodworking, sculpture and jewelry for your home and garden. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. The artists have the welcome mats out and are ready with a few surprises for you. For more information visit our website, call 613-272-3630 or email.

 

Date :
June 29-30, 2019 from 10am to 5pm

Event location :
Rideau Lakes, ON

Contact :
Website: https://www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com/

Grant Fullerton at the Cove Inn

 

The 4th Annual RETURN of the GREAT “GRANT FULLERTON” formerly of Canadian Classic Rock Band “Lighthouse”!

To watch Grant Fullerton perform is to experience a one man powerhouse. His unique style and unparalleled guitar playing has to be heard to be believed. He performs a variety of songs from the sixties to the nineties with passion and conviction.

In December 1969 Grant Fullerton and Pinky Dauvin joined Skip Prokop and Paul Hoffert in Lighthouse, a 13-piece rock group combining horns, violins, cellos and vibes with the traditional rock and roll instruments of guitar, bass and drums. The band debuted at the Rockpile in Toronto on May 14, 1969.
They signed a contract with RCA Victor shortly thereafter, released three albums on Victor before moving onto GRT. Fullerton left amidst their biggest hit period.

Grant would also go on to play in such low-key acts as Mudflat and Friends before putting together Fullerton Dam with drummer Steve Negus (who would to on to gave fame with Saga) and who released one album on Condor Records called ‘Breaks’ before disbanding.

He also tried his hand with The Madcats who released several records in the late ’70’s before going solo as Grant Fullerton. The solo stint led to the release of the single “Lenny” and Grant put a backing band behind him to tour. The Grant Fullerton band would later get signed to Freedom Records and release several singles from the EP ‘My Mind And My Music’.

 

Date :
Friday, June 28, 2019 from 7pm to 11pm

Event location :
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada

Contact :
Website: http://grantfullerton.weebly.com/