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Ann Downey

Augusta Sun Banjo

Ann Downey, a long-time Ottawa musician, started playing on her brother’s banjo at sixteen, and found her way to Appalachian style clawhammer banjo by age twenty. Shortly thereafter, she won first place in an Austin Friends of Traditional Music Old-Time Banjo contest. She enjoys standard old-time banjo tunes, and less standard ones as well (“you […]

Lisa Goodnough

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Lisa Goodnough holds a Bachelor of Music, Honors Degree from Carleton University. This bubbly musician has been studying and performing vocally for nearly 15 years. Lisa’s knowledge ranges from classical to popular. Being classically trained she likes to emphasize the importance of fundamentals to all her students; having them understand that learning these fundamentals will […]

Michael Grewal

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Michael is a classically trained pianist who also shares an interest in rock, pop, blues and jazz genres. He began formal piano and music theory lessons with the Royal Conservatory of Music at the age of 11 in Toronto, and during this time he joined concert and jazz bands within the school. Michael then moved […]

Connor McGuire

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Connor McGuire was raised by super intelligent bears who were able to play Elvis Presley records for him in their cave.  He possesses an inordinate amount of knowledge regarding electronics, Russian history, and Randy Bachman.  When he isn’t teaching his son Finn how to scoop honey from a jar, Connor is creating acoustic arrangements of […]

Ken Kanwisher

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Ken has been a full-time musician since he graduated from Humber College’s music program in the seventies. His work as a bassist is well known in his hometown of Ottawa and he is one of the first call musicians in town. He has played upright jazz bass with a who’s who of Ottawa talent as […]

Joel Jacques

Joel Jacques Ukulele Extraordinaire at the Ottawa Folklore Centre

Multi instrumentalist Joel Jacques has been an avid Ukulele enthusiast  for a long time. Always one for hauling out the guitar and making music for others to sing to, Joel has always been attracted to the “make music now” aspect of the Ukulele. His not-so-guilty fascination with the instrument began over a decade ago when […]

Tim Gallop

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Tim has been involved with music most of his life and began his first formal training on Accordian and spent many happy hours jamming with his dad; his first musical mentor. After switching over to piano he began experimenting with songwriting and developing his singing voice. Later, in his twenties, his passion for jazz led […]

Marc Seguin

Marc Seguin

Marc Seguin has been playing Blues Harmonica (or Blues Harp) for twenty years. He began discovering the blues in the late 80’s, by sneaking into blues jams at local clubs in his home town of Windsor, Ontario. Soon after he took harmonica lessons from Kelly Hoppe (from “Big Surgar” fame) and formed his first band, […]

Paul Hornbeck

Paul Hornbeck

Paul Hornbeck has been playing clawhammer banjo for some 40 years. During that period, his musical career has gone all the way from oblivion to obscurity. He has been a member of such groups as Sweet Evening Breeze, J.P. Ringwort, The Yellow Snow Stringband, and others too fleeting or feckless to mention. In his younger days, he performed, alone and with various accomplices, at numerous coffee houses in Ontario and Quebec, and at the Mariposa Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Leacock Humor Festival.

Eileen Chang

Eileen Chang

Eileen has a B.A. in Piano performance from the U of Saskatchewan. She has been a performer and teacher for the past 10 years. She specializes in RCM up to grade 9, in sight singing, ear training, theory, rhythm, history and musical styles. She teaches mainly kids starting at age 5.

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Friday Featured E-Store Item: Washburn B7 Banjo Package Holiday Banjo Pack

This is a great package for anyone looking for a banjo. The Washburn B7 openback banjo has an unusually warm and balanced tone. It’s a lightweight, no frills banjo that’s perfect for beginners and also as a travel instrument. It features a geared 5th string tuner, which makes for easier and more accurate tuning, coated Remo Weatherking head, cast aluminum tone ring, frailing scoop and a chrome standard tailpiece.

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  • Ottawa Folklore Centre
    1111 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
    613.730-2887 | 1-800-385-FOLK (3655)
    thefolks@ottawafolklore.com

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  • Monday-Friday  10 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday  9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sunday  12:00pm-5:00pm

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