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Kate Weekes Live at Mulberry


Kate Weekes is originally from Smiths Falls, the former Chocolate Capital of Ontario.  As the child of folk musicians, she was raised with rehearsals in her living room, Blue Skies Music Festival as her stomping grounds and her father's 'Sunday Night with the Folk' radio show as her sound track.  Weekes attended the Arts Canterbury program in highschool and began to study guitar.  Having written poetry from a young age, Weekes was encouraged to pursue songwriting.  After highschool, Weekes followed in the foot steps of the beat poets and hitch-hiked her way across Canada.    A long-standing love affair with the north drew her to Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory where she spent more than a decade living in a little orange cabin on Squatter's row, writing songs, paddling rivers and mushing sled dogs. Weekes’ debut self-titled album was released in 2007 and is a reflection of her cross-country travels and made her the recipient of the Beth Ferguson Award as well as the Mac Beattie award for songs dubbed 'quintessentially Canadian'.  Collaborative projects followed in 2010 with 'Beneath the Yukon Moon' (a folk and swing album with stride pianist Grant Simpson) and 'Home Sweet Home' (a northern fiddle album with Keitha Clark and Boyd Benjamin).  Weekes has toured twice to perform at the Nanjing Jazz and World Music Festival in Nanjing, China.  She has performed throughout Canada, reveling the connections made in house concerts and small halls. In 2014 Weekes released her 2nd solo album ‘Frost on Black Fur’, featuring contemporary original folk songs that take the listener from the Peel Watershed in the northern Yukon to the remote village of Shaxi in the Himalayas.  The album was reviewed in Canada's premier folk magazine, Penguin Eggs: “…Weekes’ songs add an exotic allure to notions of life in the North with their evocative imagery of frost, snow, darkness, spring thaw and mountain landscapes.”  (Roger Levesque, Penguin Eggs Magazine)    The 2014 album highlights Weekes' drive to explore Canada's wilderness by dog sled and canoe.  Since its release, Weekes has performed at unique venues such as the Canadian Canoe Museum, the Toronto Canoe Symposium and the Vermont Wilderness Paddlers Gathering.  She has performed for audiences of wilderness enthusiasts and captivated her listeners with her colourful stories from the north. In January of 2016 Weekes participated in a musician's winter residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts alongside musicians from around the world.  Weekes deepened her writing practice while collaborating with fellow residents and receiving mentorship from acclaimed songwriter, Stephen Fearing. Kate Weekes continues to perform in a variety of musical combinations, ever evolving as a songwriter and pushing her own musical capabilities.  She can be seen playing in a swing combo, fiddle group, at an Irish session or fronting her own band.  With much anticipation and excitement, Weekes is heading to Norway to work as a dog mushing guide this winter.  A long, dark winter with sled dogs is familiar turf for Weekes and bound to inspire a new body of musical work.


'TIME WARP: A Pinhole Portal of Perception,

by Canadian Artist, Margaret Lindsay Holton'

Award-winning Canadian artist, Margaret Lindsay Holton, has been making pinhole cameras, and creating pinhole photographs, for over 15 years.

Pinhole photography, also known as 'slow photography', creates unique imagery through a tiny pin hole of light. Sunlight passes through the pin hole into light-tight boxes or canisters. The light exposes photo-sensitive paper, creating a shadow image, or 'negative'. This negative is then processed in a darkroom to create 'positive' final prints.

The beauty of this long start-to- finish photographic process is that Time slows down. The process of pure pinholing cannot be digitally or mechanically rushed, manipulated or edited. As sun light is captured, time starts to warp ...

As Lindsay says, ... "Pinhole photography offers a completely different way of seeing the world outside of ourselves. Every moment becomes a meditation on Time itself. All becomes very 'Here & Now'..."

The selection of imagery in this exhibit are from rural and lakeside locations in Halton County, in Southern Ontario, Canada.

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April

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Dwight & Sue Live at Mulberry


Although Sue and Dwight were born too late to be part of the folk revival of the 1960’s their music embodies the spirit of that time. Both are songwriters whose work focuses on themes of peace, courage, and social justice. At their live shows they share, without pretension, their stories of the prairies, life in the big city, and travels in East Africa. Their warm harmonies, nesting on a bed of acoustic instrumentation, create a warm, intimate and memorable experience. https://www.sueanddwight.com/
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April

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Tragedy Ann Live at Mulberry


“Tragedy Ann are a versatile folk duo who deliver finely crafted and carefully arranged songs with the honesty and enthusiasm of people who can’t help but create and perform. Their songs are sometimes simple and heartwarming, sometimes complex and spooky, and always compelling. If you’re looking for a duo that audiences will fall in love with, you’ve stumbled on the perfect pair.” — Jon Farmer - Georgian Bay Roots Radio https://tragedyannmusic.bandcamp.com/
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March

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Gillian Nicola & Brooklyn Doran Live at Mulberry


GILLIAN NICOLA gilliannicola.com The first thing that strikes listeners about Hamilton’s Gillian Nicola is the strength of her vocals. This rising singer/songwriter calls on influences of folk, rock and alt-country to bring a sound both unique to her and that honours her diverse taste. BROOKLYN DORAN brooklyndoran.com Brooklyn Doran is an emerging singer-songwriter, originally from Kenora, Ontario and now based in Toronto. Brooklyn’s music presents a unique and harmonious blend of indie-folk & contemporary pop. Her live show weaves song and storytelling, from humorous anecdotes to emotional ballads, to delightfully folk-infused love songs.