The Folkie Calendar

last updated on

June 16, 2017



I've moved all the regular Open Stage, Jams, Song Circles and drumming events to

The Regulars

page to make it less time consuming to find your favourites.


Summer's here and the time is right...!

The Orillia Monday Night Song Circle happens at The Leacock Retirement Lodge Ltd., at 298 Forest Avenue in Orillia (on the corner of Forest Ave & Atherly Road (entrance on Forest Avenue). The Circle will meet every Monday in The Rosetta Room (on the ground floor) from 7pm till 10pm. There is plenty of parking and tasty beverages of various kinds are available. Contact Peter - for more complete details. Performers of all ages, experience and musical genres are WELCOME.




June 21, 2017

Join the 'hostess with the mostest' Patty McLaughlin at the Innisfil Public Library (Lakeshore Branch) this evening from 7-9pm as the Innisfil Song Circle gathers music enthusiasts together once more.

Bring your acoustic instruments or just your voice or just your ears. Bring your love of sharing music with like-minded people of all ages and abilities! Everyone is welcome :-)

June 23, 2017

One of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time, Ashley MacIsaac performs tonight at the Midland Cultural Centre, King Street, Midland. This is a first for me: a standing room only show!
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $43.00 with fees and taxes included.
Ashley broke through to the mainstream with the double-platinum genre-bending Hi, How Are You Today? in 1995. International radio play for the single, Sleepy Maggie, and a regular slot on MuchMusic made Ashley an instant Canadian icon. Get your tickets today at

June 25, 2017

Arts for Peace is an annual event that began in 1983 which mean that this year will celebrate the 34th Gathering of friends and family on the shores of Lake Couchiching to enjoy musical and artistic activities that celebrate a peaceful approach to life and community.

There is no cost to attend the festival as it organized and delivered thanks to the efforts of many community volunteers. Adults and children of all ages will enjoy bubbles, stories, crafts, origami paper cranes, willow garlands, clay creations, painting, knitting, kids yoga, drumming, singing, Maypole and circle dancing.

Some complimentary refreshments will be available and some food vendors will be onsite as well. Join the festivities on the grounds of the Stephen Leacock Historic Site, Leacock Lane, Orillia from noon to 5:00pm.

July 16, 2017

We had so much fun last year we decided to do it again: share our music and art to raise funds for Green Haven Shelter for Women! Thanks to Margaret Peggie Buchanan and Phil Hooper for providing the venue and for creating this year's event "Fusion" to be held this afternoon from 1-5pm at Hooper's in Washago.
This year an "Art Battle" and Silent Auction have been added so fill your wallets.
Entertainment will be provided courtesy of Angie Nussey, Dav Langstroth, George Coventry, Gwen Dunlop, Ian Chaplin, Jade Snache, Liz Duckworth Schamehorn, Myshel Pajuaar, Olivia Duck , Wendy Whelan, Adrienne Davies & Merry O'Neill and Sue Wood.
There will be more details to follow so mark your calendar and watch for updates here or on Hooper's homepage.


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OFS Song Circle continue through the year as well as a good variety of Open Mics, jams for all genres and coffeehouses galore. Have a look at the REGULARS page.


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From home grown to exotic, there is something to please every palate! Have a look and see what appeals to you!

Please note: check out Sean McGaughey's podcast site where you can listen to his conversations with some fine Ontario songwriters (including #3 - that's Me). For the Sake of the Song"