at Chaucer's PUb, 122 Carling Street, London, N6A1H6 Canada
Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club
We are a non-profit organization promoting traditional folk music in association with The Home County Folk League currently in our 20th Season at Chaucer's. Find out more at www.folk.on.ca The Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club was originally formed in 1973, along the lines of British folk clubs. Its aim was always to bring top level folk music performers to London, as well as to provide a focus and inspiration for folk music enthusiasts. The club ran for ten years (1973-83), meeting weekly at Luther House near the University of Western Ontario's east gates. Other commitments on the part of the original organizers led the club gently into a long hiatus. In the summer of 1994, Alistair Brown (one of the original founders) and a stellar group of enthusiasts brought the club back to life for a series of three "trial" concerts in the fall of 1994. After the first tentative steps the club began to function quite smoothly. The 1994/95 Revival Season left the club members very encouraged. This success inspired the directors to promote an additional summer concert featuring the Irish band Afterhours in August of 1995. This marked the beginning of a new season of concerts in 1995/96 at Chaucer's and we have been there ever since.
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Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club (London, Ontario) is please to present Juno-nominated songwriter Maria Dunn (vocal, guitar, accordion) on Sunday, May 4 at 7:30 pm. Tickets available online at http://www.ticketscene/events/9945/ and at Centennial Hall Box Office, Long & McQuade (725 Fanshawe Park W.), The Village Idiot, and Chaucer's/Marienbad Restaurant. Maria draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. A true preserver of the spirit of folk music, she is often compared to Woody Guthrie for her keen social awareness and her unvarnished songs about the lives of working men and women. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, Maria celebrates the resilience and grace of “ordinary” people, past and present, as on her new concept recording Piece By Piece (2012), inspired by women working at a Canadian clothing factory. Maria has released four other CDs of her songs, including: The Peddler (Nominee – 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award), We Were Good People (2004), For A Song (Nominee – 2002 Juno Award) and From Where I Stand (1998), all produced by Shannon Johnson (of 2007 Juno-winning band The McDades for their CD Bloom).
Alistair Brown's house concert originally scheduled for today has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 15, 7:30 pm at the home of Tom & Anne Siess, 458 High St, London, ON