A Musically Busy Autumn at MERA - theHumm September 2019
A Musically Busy Autumn at MERA - theHumm September 2019
By — Tom Shoebridge
Music lovers, here’s the line-up for both the folk and the classical concerts at the MERA Schoolhouse this fall.
We have endeavoured to find some new exciting musical talent, and to bring back some audience favourites. We encourage you to support Music at MERA as much as you can, since we do not receive grants to offer the program. It is all up to you, our faithful music lovers. You can help by encouraging or bringing a friend or two. Once they experience the quality of the musical talent and the intimacy of our space, we think they will be hooked too. Our folk/blues/roots offerings include:
JW-Jones on Sunday, September 29 at 2pm. This Juno Award nominee and Billboard Magazine Top 10 selling artist comes to us straight from the 2019 Ottawa Blues Festival.
Wendell Ferguson and Katherine Wheatley (Wendell and Wheat) on Sunday, October 20 at 2pm. This charming duo will sweep you away with his humour and playing (7-time Guitar Player of the Year) and her sweet voice and passionate lyrics.
Valdy on Thursday, November 14 at 7pm (please note the day and time). What can you say about a 50-plus year veteran of the Canadian folk scene? Valdy puts on one of the most dynamic one-person shows you can imagine.
And the Blue Jeans Classical series features:
Paul Marleyn on cello and Frederic Lacroix on piano, on Sunday, September 8 at 2pm. Back by popular demand, this talented internationally known duo will inspire you with their awesome playing and choice of repertoire.
The Tim Booth Jazz Trio on Sunday, November 3 at 2pm. For over thirty years, Tim and fellow musicians have brought their popular, readily accessible jazz offerings to everyone from beginner listeners to jazz aficionados. A new sound for MERA’s music lovers.
Trio Corventano on Sunday, December 8 at 2pm. This is the same talented group of young professional musicians who won everyone’s hearts when they performed at MERA last year.
There will also be a special Drumming Circle on Sunday, September 29 from 10–11:30am, featuring master drummer and educator Will Laurin. This hands-on all-ages event is for people with no drumming experience or those with some, with drums provided.
Tickets for all of these events are now available from ticketsplease.ca or by telephone at 485–6434. MERA is located at 974 Concession 9A Dalhousie in McDonalds Corners. Visit us at meraschoolhouse.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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