2017 Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival


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BE AN EARLY BIRD From Now Until June 30th, 2017 Then These Prices Will Be GONE   THE NORTHERN LIGHTS BLUEGRASS AND OLD TYME MUSIC SOCIETY is pleased to announce that the 2017 Music Festival Headliner will be none other than Dom Flemons – co-founder of the Grammy Award winning group – The Carolina Chocolate Drops The 2017 (more…)

BEGINNER BLUEGRASS BANJO


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CHRIS QUINN – THE FOGGY HOGTOWN BOYS Chris Quinn began playing banjo in 1979.  Chris has performed on stages across Canada, the U.S., as well as parts of Europe, and Asia.  As a session musician, he has recorded on over 100 projects.  He is renowned for his solid timing, his sense of taste and tone, and (more…)

INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED BLUEGRASS BANJO


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Frank Evans – Slocan Ramblers Frank Evans grew up in a family of classical musicians in Toronto, which made his decision to play clawhammer banjo at the age of 10 all the more unlikely. Carving his own path, he developed a passion for Old Time Appalachian music, making regular excursions to festivals and competitions in (more…)

BEGINNER MANDOLIN


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Andrew Collins – The Foggy Hogtown Boys   Andrew Collins is at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene. He didn’t invent it – but he’s certainly a major contributor, having co-founded seriously noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys and, more recently, the Andrew Collins Trio.  Andrew plays (more…)

INTERMEDIATE /ADVANCED MANDOLIN


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Adrian Gross – The Slocan Ramblers Adrian Gross is a mandolinist, guitarist and composer based in Toronto. Originally from Montreal, Adrian relocated to Toronto to study music at Humber College. He has since decided to call Toronto home, quickly becoming a fixture on the city’s acoustic music scene, and co-leading The Slocan Ramblers, one of (more…)

SING OUT STRONG


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 Max Heineman – The Foggy Hogtown Boys A life in music is practically unavoidable when you’re born into a family of musicians. Max Heineman was weaned on Country music in the rural wilds of Ontario, through both the radio and his mother’s work as a background vocalist on the Tommy Hunter Show. By the age (more…)

VOCAL HARMONY


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 Nadine Landry and Sammy Lind Nadine Landry was born and raised in a musical family on the Gaspe Peninsula on the east coast of Quebec. She’s spent a significant portion of her musical life playing upright bass in the Yukon with the Canadian bluegrass band Hungry Hill. She has also lent her talents to various (more…)

INTERMEDIATE RHYTHM GUITAR


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Bob Hamilton Producer/Musician Bob Hamilton is based in Whitehorse, Yukon. Bob has been honored with Five Juno nomnations, and one Juno award for albums he has produced. Bob Is a multi instumentalist as well as a songwriter. He is also the owner of Old Crow Recording, the Yukon’s premier recording studio. Bob has toured extensively (more…)

BEGINNER GUITAR


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   INSTRUCTOR TBA Beginner Guitar This class is for those who are just starting to play guitar. You will expand your chord knowledge, work on good rhythm and learn to play some easy songs to really get you going.    Prerequisites Students should be familiar with how the guitar is strung, how to tune, be (more…)

ADVANCED BLUEGRASS GUITAR


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Darryl Poulsen – The Slocan Ramblers Darryl Poulsen is a professional Canadian musician, born in Alliston, Ontario. He was naturally drawn to music and began avidly playing guitar at the age of 10. He went on to study jazz at Humber College under the tutelage of Ted Quinlan and Don Thompson, during which time he (more…)