Foothills Bluegrass

MUSIC SOCIETY

Upcoming Event:

THE SLOCAN RAMBLERS

Event Information

Date: Friday, February 16, 2024

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Show Starts: 7:30 PM

Location: The Irish Cultural Society in Bowness (6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary AB).

Ticket: https://www.showpass.com/slocan-ramblers-fbms/

Cost: $30.00 for Members
$35.00 for Non-Members
Free for youth under 16 years old

Foothills Bluegrass Music Society presents John Wort Hannam live at Festival Hall in Inglewood (1215 10 Ave SE, Calgary AB)! Join us Friday, January 26, 2024, doors at 7:00PM, show at 7:30PM. This is our first ever show at Festival Hall and we hope you will enjoy this intimate and centrally located venue, also please note we have changed our ticketing service to showpass.com for 2024. In 2001, roots/folk musician John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs. Eighteen years later, with a few feathers in that lucky hat that include a JUNO nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year, he’s got a new energy fuelled by a new band, a new sound, and a ton of new songs.

Event Information

You're cordially invited to the annual FBMS Christmas Potluck and Concert!

Featuring the Bix Mix Boys and Magnolia Buckskin!

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023

Event Starts: 4:00 PM

Dinner Starts: 6:30 PM

Location: Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4 (CA)

Price:
$10.00 for Members

Event Details

Join us for our Annual Christmas Potluck and Concert doors (and maybe some pre dinner jams!) at 4:00 PM on December 16, 2023 at the Irish Cultural Centre, 6452 35 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta. We will be serving dinner at 6:30 PM (including your very own lovingly prepared contributions!) with performances from some Alberta favourites, The Bix Mix Boys and Magnolia Buckskin! Tickets are $20 for members with a portion donated to North East Family Connections Food Pantry (and c'mon… in this day and age that's not bad for a turkey dinner… even if you do have to bring your own lime jello marshmallow cottage cheese surprise…) and can be purchased at the link below:
Purchase your tickets for the Christmas Potluck and Concert

And before we finish with that a quick reminder our Annual General Meeting is fast approaching and will take place prior to our concert presentation of The Lonesome Ace Stringband. We expect this show to be a sell-out. If you attend the AGM and wish to attend the concert as well, we are offering a discounted ticket price of $15.00. Just follow the purchase a ticket link and use the promo code AGM2023 on Eventbrite. Rising costs and a smaller membership mean we can no longer afford to offer entrance to the concert at no cost. There is no charge to attend just the AGM.

Purchase your tickets for The Lonesome Ace Stringband
If you need to update your membership prior to the meeting please click the link below.
Sign Up or Renew Your Membership for 2024 Here
But now.. back to the Potluck…

More than ten years ago, each member of The Bix Mix Boys had met over various jams and festivals in different bands throughout Alberta. Opportunity struck when a number of those bands dissolved, and late night jams lead to the formation of a new band. Wanting to respect the roots of bluegrass, they chose the name The Bix Mix Boys after one of the biscuit products from the Martha White flour company - Martha White is known for sponsoring bluegrass acts such as Flatt and Scruggs, Hot Rize and Rhonda Vincent (just to name a few).They have always focused on producing the highest quality of music possible, both vocally and instrumentally. While keeping the tradition of bluegrass alive, they want to bring their unique, Canadian interpretation to the genre. At the same time, they've always wanted put on an entertaining show - with a humourous twist in between numbers.

They've entrenched themselves into the Edmonton and Calgary bluegrass scene and consider themselves ambassadors of bluegrass music to Alberta and Canada.

Featuring gorgeous three part harmonies with a range of instrumentation,Magnolia Buckskin bring their years of friendship, humour and love of music to the stage, telling stories that evoke a panorama of human experiences. Kathy Cook, Natasha Sayer and Corry Ulan draw upon their prairie roots, delivering a blend of indie bluegrass, folk and acoustic pop music on guitar, banjo, mandolin, accordian and bass. The three songwriters back each other up with arrangements that are both refreshing and poignant.

Shady Grove Music Festival

The Shady Grove festival is one of Canada’s best Bluegrass Music Festivals. It has been running annually for about 30 years and has continued to delivers on top notch entertainment and an unrivalled community for Jamming. The next festival is scheduled for July 12-14th 2024

Past Event:

John Wort Hannam

Event Information

Date: Friday, January 26, 2023

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Show Starts: 7:30 PM

Location: FESTIVAL HALL in Inglewood, SE Calgary, Alberta, T2G 0W6 CA.

Ticket: https://www.showpass.com/john-wort-hannam-fbms/

Cost: $25.00 for Members
$30.00 for Non-Members
Free for youth under 16 years old

Foothills Bluegrass Music Society presents John Wort Hannam live at Festival Hall in Inglewood (1215 10 Ave SE, Calgary AB)! Join us Friday, January 26, 2024, doors at 7:00PM, show at 7:30PM. This is our first ever show at Festival Hall and we hope you will enjoy this intimate and centrally located venue, also please note we have changed our ticketing service to showpass.com for 2024. In 2001, roots/folk musician John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs. Eighteen years later, with a few feathers in that lucky hat that include a JUNO nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year, he’s got a new energy fuelled by a new band, a new sound, and a ton of new songs.

Past Event:

The Annual FBMS Christmas Potluck & Concert

Event Information

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023

Event Starts: 4:00 PM
Dinner Starts: 6:30 PM

Location: Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4 (CA).

Ticket: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fbms-christmas-potluck-and-concert-tickets-754387020887?aff=oddtdtcreator

Cost: $20 for members with a portion donated to North East Family Connections Food Pantry

And before we finish with that a quick reminder our Annual General Meeting is fast approaching and will take place prior to our concert presentation of The Lonesome Ace String band. We expect this show to be a sell-out. If you attend the AGM and wish to attend the concert as well, we are offering a discounted ticket price of $15.00. Just follow the purchase a ticket link and use the promo code AGM2023 on Eventbrite. Rising costs and a smaller membership mean we can no longer afford to offer entrance to the concert at no cost. There is no charge to attend just the AGM.

Past Event:

Back Porch Swing

Event Information

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Show Starts:
7:30 PM

Location: Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4 (CA)

Ticket: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fbms-present-back-porch-swing-tickets-730899990547?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxNgHlwCgi29aQs45BSQKIA
https://www.facebook.com/jimandpennymalmberg/

Price:
$15.00 Members
$20.00 Non-members
Free for youth under 16 years old

Past Event:

The Local Group

Event Information

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Show Starts: 7:30 PM

Location: Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4 (CA).

Ticket: https://www.eventbrite.ca/ e/fbms-present-the-local-group-tickets-559231816417

Website: https://www.thelocalgroupsk.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ thelocalgroupsk/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ the_local_group_sk/?hl=en
Youtube: https://thelocalgroupsk. bandcamp.com/

Price:
$20.00 Members
$25.00 Non-members
Free for youth under 16 years old

Past Event:

The Unfaithful Servants

Event Information

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Show Starts: 7:30 PM

Location: Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4 (CA).

Ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/ e/559218045227

Website: https://theunfaithfulservants. bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ unfaithfulservantsband/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ theunfaithfulservants/?hl=en
Other: https://www.youtube.com/ @theunfaithfulservants5774

Price:
$20.00 Members
$25.00 Non-members
Free for youth under 16 years old

Past Event:

Murfitt and Main

Event Information

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Show Starts: 7:30 PM

Location: Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4 (CA).

Website: www.murfittandmain.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ murfittandmain/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Baw8yM4MzSc
Video: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=3_MFdPkPplo

Past Event:

John Reischman
& The Jaybirds

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Time: Doors Open at 7:00 PM - Show starts at 7:30

Location: Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4 (CA).

Price: $25 Members
$30 Non-Members

News:

Regular Jam Session

Thursday Night Jams (TNJ) 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Irish Cultural Centre

6452 - 35 Ave NW

Traditional bluegrass, old-timey and related acoustic styles welcomed & encouraged.

Monday Night Jams (MNJ) 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Greater Forest Lawn 55+ Society

3425 - 26 Ave SE

Traditional bluegrass, old-timey and related acoustic styles welcomed & encouraged.

Post Event Jams (from immediately after the event till whenever)

Irish Cultural Club

6452 - 35 Ave NW

Traditional bluegrass, old-timey and related acoustic styles welcomed & encouraged.

Out of Town Jam Sessions

Edmonton - Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society, Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm
Pleasantview Community Hall - 10860 - 57th. Ave, Edmonton, AB

Medicine Hat - Thursday Nite Bluegrass, Thursdays 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Contact: info@thursdaynitebluegrass.ca

Jam Session Etiquette

MEMBERSHIP

As we near our third decade of success, the FBMS continues to offer a myriad of concerts, workshops and theme based social gatherings throughout the year.