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Ken Whiteley (Photo: Art & Light Studio Gallery)

This summer, Folkway Music (163 Suffolk St W, Guelph) are offering a very special series of Saturday morning music workshops in the store.

The workshops, featuring special guests as well as Folkway staff, kick off on June 12 when master musician and Canadian blues legend Ken Whiteley will be in town to share tips and tricks relating to slide work, chords and open tunings that are often used in blues.

Each workshop takes place from 10.30 – 11.30 a.m. There is no charge and no registration is required.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own instruments.

Promises to be entertaining as well as educational. This sounds like a great deal!

Folkway Saturdays in Summer Series:

  • June 12: Ken Whiteley
  • Jun 19: Finding Your Soulmate (Folkway Music)
  • Jun 26: Cool Hand Chris (Chris Coole)
  • Jul 10: Fingerstyle Fowler-style (Jason Fowler)
  • Jul 17: Finetuning Tunes (Jory Nash)
  • Aug 7: Maintaining The Love (Folkway Music)
  • Aug 14: Finding Your Soulmate (Folkway Music)
  • Aug 21: Ukelele Blues (Manitoba Hal)
  • Aug 28: Tonebuilding (Folkway Music)
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It was another busy Royal City Rag on October 3.

In the first hour we talked to Virginia Gilham from Friends of the Guelph Public Library about their upcoming giant book sale taking place the weekend of October 24-25. You should also check out the wonderful live version of James Gordon’s Library Song, written especially for the Guelph Public Library’s 125th anniversary, a year or so ago. One of his best humorous political songs.

Later in the hour, Sally Wismer from Guelph Arts Council joined us on the phone to talk about upcoming arts events and the arts council’s new award for young artists.

In the second hour we hooked up with Ryder Ball, one of the singers taking part in Ken Whiteley’s Incredible One-Day Gospel Choir at Three Willows Church on October 4 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door. You can buy them online at www.all-together-now.ca.

In the final half hour, we chatted with activists Matt Soltys and Sam Ansleis from the group that occupied the proposed business park site at Hanlon Creek about their decision to occupy the site, and their take on the talk of intimidation  that has dogged this issue since the occupation ended.

Don’t rush to disregard what these young activists have to say. Its too easy to write them off as immature idealists who don’t really understand the issues. Also, check out their recent editorial in the Guelph Mercury if you get a chance.

Royal City Rag will continue to follow this developing issue. There is a lot of information about the Hanlon Creek Business Park development process that has never made it out into the mainstream. We’ll endevour to bring that to you.

Music:
Cuff The Duke, Like The Morning from Way Down Here
James Gordon, The Library Song (Live/Demo)
The Acorn, Crooked Legs from Glory, Hope, Mountain
Ken Whiteley, Sing With Me from Gospel Music Makes Me Feel Alright
Billy Bragg, You Woke Up My Neighborhood from The Essential Billy Bragg
Proclaimers, I’m on My Way (Live) from Notes and Rhymes Deluxe Edition (Import)

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We have another packed show lined up for October 3. In the first hour of the show we’ll be talking to Virginia Gilham from Friends of the Guelph Public Library about their upcoming giant book sale taking place the weekend of October 24-25. We’ll also talk to Sally Wismer from Guelph Arts Council about some arts events to check out during October.

Whiteley Gospel ChoirIn the second hour we’re going to hook up with Ryder Ball, one of the singers taking part in Ken Whiteley’s Incredible One-Day Gospel Choir at Three Willows Church on October 4 at 7.30 p.m.

Ken Whiteley and The Incredible One-Day Gospel Choir
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7.30 p.m.
Three Willows United Church
577 Willow Road
Guelph, Ontario

TICKETS: $20 advance, $25 at the door
ON-LINE: www.all-together-now.ca
OUTLET: Ground Floor Music
13 Quebec Street, Guelph, ON, 519-827-1444

Hanlon Creek Downstream In The Spring (Photo: Bob Gordon)

Hanlon Creek Downstream In The Spring (Photo: Bob Gordon)

Later in the second hour we’ll be chatting with activists Matt Soltys and Sam Ansleis from the group that occupied the proposed business park site at Hanlon Creek about why they decided they had to make such an overt political statement, and get their take on the talk of intimidation  that has dogged this issue since the occupation ended. Check out their recent editorial in the Guelph Mercury if you get a chance.

Royal City Rag, Saturdays from 7-9 a.m. on CFRU 93.3fm. Don’t miss it!

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Hanlon Creek Downstream In The Spring (Photo: Bob Gordon)

Hanlon Creek Downstream In The Spring (Photo: Bob Gordon)

It was another busy Royal City Rag on September 26. Bob Gordon joined us again in the first hour to provide an update on the proposed Hanlon Creek Business Park development. This week’s segment focused around a great piece that Bob wrote for the Guelph Mercury questionning some of the written statements of Mayor Karen Farbridge. Although there is no doubt that Mayor Farbridge has (as Bob puts it) impeccable environmental credentials there is quite a difference between her approach to environmental issues as director as OPIRG, where she served for 10 years and now, as a two term Mayor of Guelph. One wonders what has changed?

This is a great radio segment. I’d definitely suggest you take a listen.

Although I’d like to encourage you to listen to the whole show (it’s always great fun) we’ve excerpted it as a taster:

Later, in the first hour, we talked to David Estill about Guelph’s new bridge club. It was great to hear David’s enthusiasm for the game. I’m betting it will be the next big thing. Check out the club if you get a chance.

In the second hour we were pleased to welcome Sam Turton and Jane Lewis back to the show to talk about their All Together Now music for everyone workshop series. Sam and Jane are bringing roots music master extraordinaire, Ken Whiteley to Guelph on October 4 for a gospel show at Three Willows church. This is a show with a difference as it features a one-day gospel choir, trained during an afternoon workshop with Ken. Those of you who have joined Ken for gospel hour at the Hillside Festival will know what an amazing experience his shows are.

Ken joined us on the phone from Quebec where he is currently on tour during the show. Sam and Jane also played live for us in the studio.

Whiteley Gospel ChoirKen Whiteley and The Incredible One-Day Gospel Choir
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7.30 p.m.
Three Willows United Church
577 Willow Road
Guelph, Ontario

TICKETS: $20 advance, $25 at the door
ON-LINE: www.all-together-now.ca
OUTLET: Ground Floor Music
13 Quebec Street, Guelph, ON, 519-827-1444

Royal City Rag has two tickets to giveaway for the show.  To win these fabulous tickets, you’ll need to answer the following question.

Question: What was the year of Ken Whiteley’s most recent Hillside Gospel Hour performance?”

Send your responses to info@royalcityrag.ca. The first winning response wins the tickets

Music:
Ken Whiteley, Brightest Star from Acoustic Electric
Neil Young, See The Sky About To Rain from Live At Massey Hall 1971
Shirley Eikhard. Something To Talk About from Country
Aretha Franklin, Bridge Over Troubled Water from The Essentials
Ken Whiteley, That’s When I Need A Song from One World Dance
Sam Turton with Jane Lewis,  I’m On My Way (Live)
Ken Whiteley, Gospel Music Makes Me Feel Alright from Gospel Music Makes Me Feel Alright
Ken Whiteley Two Wings from One World Dance
Sam Turton with Jane Lewis, I Wanna Go Downtown (Live)

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Part 2

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Royal City Rag promo Sat 2We’ve another busy Royal City Rag planned for September 26.

Bob Gordon will be back on the show during the first hour to provide an update on the Hanlon Creek Business Park. Later, in the first hour, we’ll be talking to David Estill about Guelph’s new bridge club.

In the second hour we are pleased to welcome our good friends Sam Turton and Jane Lewis back to the show to talk about their All Together Now music for everyone workshop series.

Sam and Jane are bringing roots music master extraordinaire, Ken Whiteley to Guelph on October 4 for a gospel show at Three Willows church. This is a show with a difference as it features a one-day gospel choir, trained during an afternoon workshop with Ken. Those of you who have joined Ken for gospel hour at the Hillside Festival will know what an amazing experience his shows are.

We hope to have Ken join us on the phone from Quebec where he is currently on tour during the show. Sam and Jane will also be playing live for us in the studio.

Whiteley Gospel ChoirKen Whiteley and The Incredible One-Day Gospel Choir
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7.30 p.m.
Three Willows United Church
577 Willow Road
Guelph, Ontario

TICKETS: $20 advance, $25 at the door
ON-LINE: www.all-together-now.ca
OUTLET: Ground Floor Music
13 Quebec Street, Guelph, ON, 519-827-1444

Royal City Rag has two tickets to giveaway for the show.  To win these fabulous tickets, you’ll need to answer the following question.

Question: What was the year of Ken Whiteley’s most recent Hillside Gospel Hour performance?”

Send your responses to info@royalcityrag.ca. The first winning response wins the tickets.

Join us Saturdays 7-9 a.m. on CFRU 93.3fm or after the fact via this website or CFRU archive. A great way to start your Saturday!

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Whiteley Gospel ChoirSam Turton and Jane Lewis take their community music efforts to a new level on October 4 by presenting a concert with Ken Whiteley that features a one-day gospel choir trained during an afternoon workshop with Ken.

After a brief overview of gospel music and its forms, Ken will direct the group in the performance of various gospel classics and his own original compositions.

Ken Whiteley is Canada’s elder statesman of roots, blues, and gospel. As a multi-award-winning songwriter, performer, and producer, Ken has performed throughout North America and collaborated with an astonishing array of stellar artists from Pete Seeger and John Hammond to Tom Paxton and Stan Rogers. His tent-raising performances at Guelph’s Hillside Gospel Hour are legend.

 

Afternoon Workshop (co-ed)
Willow Grove workshop room
Three Willows United Church
577 Willow Road, Guelph, Ontario

Cost: $45 (includes evening concert)
Registration form can be downloaded at www.all-together-now.ca.

 

Ken Whiteley and The Incredible One-Day Gospel Choir
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7.30 p.m.
Three Willows United Church
577 Willow Road
Guelph, Ontario

TICKETS: $20 advance, $25 at the door
ON-LINE: www.all-together-now.ca
OUTLET: Ground Floor Music
13 Quebec Street, Guelph, ON, 519-827-1444

Royal City Rag has two tickets to giveaway for the evening performance.  To win these fabulous tickets, you’ll need to answer the following question.

Question: What was the year of Ken Whiteley’s most recent Hillside Gospel Hour performance?”

Send your responses to info@royalcityrag.ca. The first winning response wins the tickets.

Catch Sam Turton and Ken Whiteley on Royal City Rag on September 26.

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