It’s a new year and we’re off to a good start at the Log Drive Café with a local group called Lost For Words. Come on out and enjoy!
Friday, January 24, 2014
Abbotsford House Recreation Centre
950 Bank Street, Ottawa, across from Lansdowne Park
Doors open at 7 pm
Music 7:30 to 9 pm
$7 at the door
Traditional and Contemporary Folk Songs & Ballads
Irish/Celtic, Appalachian & Québecois Instrumentals.
Pippa Hall – vocals, mountain dulcimer, fiddle
John Henderson – vocals, guitar, clawhammer banjo
Bruce Barton – vocals, guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, tenor banjo
Pippa Hall and John Henderson have been playing as a duo for many years with a wide and varied repertoire of traditional and topical folk music from both sides of the Atlantic. Their blend of voices and harmonies, whether a capella or accompanied by a variety of instruments, has entertained audiences at clubs and festivals in Québec, Ontario and the central prairies. Bruce Barton got hooked on folk and traditional music during university days and has performed for many years since in folk groups, old-time bands and Celtic ensembles at various venues in Ontario and throughout the U.S. Midwest.
Together, as Lost For Words, these three musicians complement each other vocally and instrumentally. They provide an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary songs and ballads, as well as some toe-tapping Irish/Celtic, Appalachian and Québecois tunes, at times accentuated with some energetic Appalachian clogging. Their warm vocal arrangements of songs ranging from traditional folk and gospel to modern topical songs provide an inviting environment where the audience is encouraged to sing along.
The Log Drive Café is a venue offering, since 2012, an opportunity to both hear and sing along with local folk musicians. A program of the Abbotsford House Recreation Centre, the Log Drive Café is for all ages. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Tea, coffee and goodies are available at the break.