Month: August 2011

Eaglewood Folk Festival – Open Stage in the Trees

Once again, Eaglewood Folk Festival in Pefferlaw, Ontario scheduled a one hour slot each day for festival listeners to become festival performers. This year’s open stage was hosted by Shaman Ayerhart and included mostly original tunes with a little Neil Young thrown in for good measure.

In addition to the open stage, Eaglewood boasts a fine tradition of musical campfires that get going as the last performance winds down and carry on through the night, some stalwart singers still going as the sun comes up. There are several to choose from so some musicians make their plans to meet up with friends later on while others just follow the sound through the trees until they arrive at the source. I think I hit the jackpot this year: mandolin, trumpet, guitars, harmonies, exquisite songs – as well as a roaring fire and good company. Thanks to all of you!

Elora Acoustic Café: CD Release

Ready for your listening enjoyment!

A selection of Elora Acoustic Café regulars have recorded songs to capture the feel of the open stage.

On sale at the next Elora Acoustic Café – Friday, August 12, 2011.

Includes tracks from: Nick Gush, Lorraine McDonald, Steve Royall, Tricia Brubacher, Wayne Jardine, Julie Corey, Peter Hillam, Peter Mandic, and Rob Morris.