FY5 in Concert

FY5-PromoSaturday, November 17, 2018

Concert and Daytime Workshop

Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4

Doors at 7:00pm

Show at 7:30pm

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FY5 Biography

Colorados FY5 proudly swim in the deep currents of American music, playing new songs, well-informed of country and bluegrass traditions, but not bound to them. Featuring thoughtful arrangements, strong singing and musicianship, the band strives to connect to listeners with stories of common struggles and big ideas. While their sound evokes timelessness, it is decidedly contemporary, well-traveled 21st century sensibility that informs their songwriting.

As they share the stories that drive the songs, FY5's show leaves listeners certainly with tapping toes, but ranging thoughts as well. FY5 is excited for the release of their 4th full-length album in early 2018, The Way These Things Go, featuring their trademark story songs, clever arranging, and catchy hooks. The band was selected as official showcase artists for the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association conference including a songwriter showcase with Mike Finders.

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The Steve Fisher Band - Christmas Concert and Pot Luck

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Celebrate Christmas with the Foothills Bluegrass Music Society Potluck and Concert. There will be a massive feast of Turkey with all the trimmings. The Steve Fisher Band will be entertaining us all night with jams to follow.

 

Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4

Doors at 7:00pm

Show at 7:30pm

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Steve Fisher Biography

I grew up in a small village in southern Ontario called Sharon about thirty-five miles northeast of Toronto. Saxophone was my first instrument but I started playing guitar after high school while working in a bush camp in northern Ontario. I learned a few chords that summer but didn't really start to play tunes until after I went to university in London, England in 1976. A friend played me a recording of "Stack O'Lee" by Mississippi John Hurt and I was totally knocked out by it. I was amazed by how much sound you could get out of an acoustic guitar. Over the next three years I taught myself to play a few rags and some country blues with the help of recordings from Stefan Grossman's Kicking Mule Records. One of my favourites was a ragtime guitar sampler called "The Entertainer" featuring Bob Evans and Jim McLennan. I listened to these guys as much as I could. It was pretty heady stuff and way beyond what I could play at the time. Some of it still is!

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Openers: the Owl & Rose (Jarred Albright and Claire Lecocq)

Chris Jones and the Night Drivers

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Chris Jones and the Night Drivers in concert with Daytime Workshop

 

Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4

Doors at 7:00pm

Show at 7:30pm

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Chris Jones Biography

Chris Jones is a quadruple threat as a singer, a songwriter, a guitarist, and, thanks to his role hosting SiriusXMs Bluegrass Junction, as one of the most widely heard broadcasting voices in bluegrass music. His immediately recognizable voice, warm sense of humor and abundance of talent have combined to make him one of the musics most distinctive personalities, and one of its strongest artists.

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Godfrey and Tod - Concert and Open Mic

Godfrey and Tod

Saturday, January 26, 2019

After Godfrey and Tod's first set there will be an open mic! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, if you'd like a back up band, and what songs. 2-3 songs each depending on numbers. 

Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4

Doors at 7:00pm

Show at 7:30pm

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Godfrey & Tod Biography

Godfrey & Tod are a traditional acoustic duo from Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Treaty 7). Through their performances on guitar, resonator, mandolin and 5-string banjo, they bring the past to life in songs and stories. A Godfrey & Tod concert runs the gamut of the old-time repertoire - from the cowboy songs of Alberta to the ballads of Appalachia; from ragtime mandolin to banjo breakdowns; from well-worn fiddle tunes to the intricate parlour guitar styles of the 19th century. Much of their songs are learned from the crackling sounds of 78 records and classic field recording collections. Their music echoes with the sounds and styles of pre-bluegrass folk masters like Hobart Smith, Clarence Ashley, Wilf Carter, The Romaniuk Family, The Dallas String Band, Dock Boggs, E. C. Ball and many more. By combining their surnames, they tip their hat to songster duos from the early days of recording, groups like Burnett & Rutherford and Darby & Tarlton.

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John Reischman and the Jaybirds

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4

Doors at 7:00pm

Show at 7:30pm

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John Reischman and the Jaybirds Biography

Like the powerful mandolinist and composer at its helm, John Reischman and the Jaybirds fashion a stylish take on bluegrass that seamlessly blends original songs and instrumentals with Appalachian old-time music for a truly unique band sound. Now in their 20th year, with seven acclaimed albums and two Juno nominations, the Jaybirds are simultaneously innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned and 21st-century contemporary.

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