The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68397   Message #1151993
Posted By: steve in ottawa
01-Apr-04 - 10:48 AM
Thread Name: Ottawa Folk Scene
Subject: RE: Ottawa Folk Scene
Song Circle isn't that new, but it happens in people's homes so it's not publicized. It was started by David and Caroline Parry. Original regulars included Ian Robb, Sheldon Posen, Mary Gick, and Stewart Patch. However, since David Parry passed away in 1995, it's gradually lost some of its punch and of those originals mentioned, only Caroline Parry still attends.

Ellen MacIsaac (bless her heart) is starting a pub sing.
Next one is April 27th.

Ellen says (from a list-message):
Venue is the HMCS Bytown Mess, 78 Lisgar Street. Ring the bell and the night-watchman will let you in, we're in the "Crow's Nest Bar" on the top floor. $7 at the door (to cover the cost of renting the room; drinks are cheaper at a mess than at a pub).

Bring your songs and your singing voice, songs of all traditions are welcome, as are songs that sound traditional. I encourage you to sing acapella if you can at all manage it, but I won't turn you away if you bring a guitar with you. (end quote)

A word about Paddy's on a Sunday (or was that Saturday?) morning before noon. Back in January, they let the waitresses select the background music for Sunday alternative an Irish pub. Ok. But they make great hamburgers and their fries! simply the best I've ever tasted.