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Join us Saturday September 28, 7:00-9:00pm for this exciting concert featuring Allison Lupton and her band of all-stars! Tickets are $40 each and going fast! Please email or call 519.740.7168 for tickets or more information.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter, flutist and multiple CFMA Traditional Singer of the Year nominee, Allison Lupton enchants listeners with story songs and tunes that take you away to another time. From playing for community dances to soloing with orchestras, Allison has found her voice after more than a quarter century performing in Canada and abroad.  Her newest album, “Words of Love” showcases her original material, songs which fit so perfectly into the treasury of Canadian folk music that they could easily be mistaken for traditional songs.  Allison is joined by her band of all-stars featuring Shane Cook, Kyle Waymouth and Joseph Phillips.

Born and raised on a second generation dairy farm in rural Ontario, Allison Lupton has always been immersed in Canadian folk life, but it took a love and intense study of Irish and Celtic music for her to find her way to the Canadian folk music tradition that she has grown up around. Along with her band mates, Allison brings to life the best of the contemporary folk music scene in Ontario, while incorporating the Celtic influences that have been such an important part of the Canadian immigrant story as well as her own musical path.

A Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Shane Cook is a multi-instrumentalist who captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances. While Shane enjoys playing and arranging everything from traditional Irish and Scottish music to Pop and Bluegrass, he has distinguished himself as a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition.

Kyle Waymouth is a multi-instrumentalist and a premier Ottawa-Valley style step dancer. He received the Canadian Folk Music Award for Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year (2023) for his debut album ‘Inchoate’ under the artist-name ‘Waymzy’.  Kyle is a five-time Canadian Open Step Dance Champion, four-time Canadian Open Group Step Dancing Champion with his group Powerhouse, and a Canadian Open Clogging Champion.

Joe Phillips is one of Canada’s most versatile double bassists. He performs with Toronto’s genre-defying Art of Time Ensemble, reimagines folk traditions learned from field recordings with banjoist Jayme Stone’s Folklife, struts his stuff with Payadora Tango Ensemble, performs annually at Sweetwater Music Weekend with some of the best chamber musicians in the world, and plays principal bass in the London Symphonia.