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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Canadian music icon Ken Whiteley at The Rankin Gallery

Hi friends, neighbours, and music lovers -

I hope that you are all enjoying this last blast of summer!  I have lined up some great concerts for this fall at the Rankin Gallery and hope that you'll be able to come and enjoy some world-class music at our intimate venue. For new subscribers to this list I've included a description of our events at the bottom.

First, we are very happy to announce that Canadian music legend Ken Whiteleyone of this country's best-known and respected roots musicians, is coming on Sat. Oct.2 at 8 pm.

Ken Whiteley has  had a huge influence on the Canadian music scene. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and rootsy rock. Among numerous accolades, he has won a Canadian Folk Music Award, Genie Award for Best Original Song in a Canadian film,  and lifetime achievement awards from the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals and Mariposa Folk Festival. He has been nominated for 7 Juno awards and 13 Maple Blues Awards. Ken's live performances showcase his outstanding musicianship on guitars and mandolin, award winning original songs and his powerful vocals.

    Ken Whiteley
    Rankin Gallery - 3248 Round Lake Rd. Inverary
    Sat. Oct.2, 8 pm   
    Suggested donation: $20   
    Seats are available by reservation only and are snapped up very quickly so if you would like to come click back to me right away.
Other upcoming events!
    Friday Sept.10- The enormously talented Alex Cuba Band at Live Wire, Octave Theatre 7:30 pm. Tickets at Brian's Record Option (542-2452), Tara's, and Renaissance Music
    Wed. Sept.29 - Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney at the Grand Theatre, showing film clips and telling stories about his storied career. Tickets at the Grand Box Office (613) 530-2050 or online at
Rankin Gallery
For the last 6 years or so I've put on intimate concerts at the gallery
space in my home near Inverary. I have been able to host some wonderful touring musicians such as Valdy from BC, The Wailin' Jennys from Winnipeg, Bill Bourne from Alberta, Coco Love Alcorn and Kate Reid from BC, Marc Atkinson Trio from BC, The Dust Poets from Manitoba, Eliza Gilkyson from Texas, Fruit from Australia, The Pacific Curls from New Zealand, Jez Lowe from the UK, Maeve Mackinnon from Scotland, The Carolina Chocolate Drops,
Chuck Brodsky and Jonathan Byrd from North Carolina, Alan Gerber from Quebec, Amelia Curran from NFLD, James Hill from NS, Rose Cousins from PEI as well as great Ontario musicians such as Rick Fines, Lynn Miles, The Marigolds, Dala, The Undesirables, Claire Jenkins and Treasa Levasseur.
People bring something to drink, maybe a snack, and a donation  for the musicians. The audience loves the intimacy of the space and getting to talk to the artists. The musicians love it too as it allows them to connect in a way that is different than a large concert hall. It is open to anyone on my mailing list and works on a first come first served reservation-only basis. I have 50 spots and room for about 10 more standing and it usually fills up very quickly. Just click reply and I will save you a spot or two and get back to you with a confirmation.
Directions: From Hwy 401 take the Division Street exit north at Kingston. Go north on Division St. (Perth Road) 15 km to Inverary. At Inverary turn right at the stoplights (Latimer Rd.). After a few hundred metres bear left onto Round Lake Rd. We are at 3248 Round Lake Road, 4km from Inverary on the left.

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