The Music Series for Music Lovers

Welcome to the home of the Rideau Roots Concert Series. This Concert series will present world class performances in the perfect setting to truly enjoy them. Trinity United Church is located in Kars Ontario, just south of Ottawa, a tiny bit further down the Rideau River from Manotick. With in the round seating, there is not a bad seat in the house. No pillars, No noisy bar, No distractions.  Just clear sight lines and gorgeous acoustics in a room that was built for sound.

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Mike Biggar

December 16, 2017 3 PM Show

December 16, 2017 - 3 PM

Described as a definitive live performer, multi award-winning singer-songwriter Mike Biggar is known for his intense, roiling live performance, signature soaring vocals and disarming on-stage humour. His songs have earned him affection from listeners and accolades from industry. And with the release of his third full-length album GO ALL IN on Busted Flat Records (03/10/2017), Biggar offers a fresh helping of his song writing prowess that has twice earned him Music New Brunswick Awards (2011, 2014), an East Coast Music Award (2012) and numerous other nominations and acclaim.

Ian Sherwood

November 17, 2017

Ian Sherwood

Ian Sherwood - November 17th, 2017

Guitar, saxophone, huge songwriting and a voice that won him a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer, Ian Sherwood Brings The Light to every stage he stands on. A born story teller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy. Whether it’s a theatre show or large festival stage, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys fourth walls.

When not touring the UK, US or all across Canada Sherwood produces for other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He most recently won a 2017 Robert Merritt for Outstanding Original Score for the play “Tompkinsville”. He was named Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year. Bob Mersereau of CBC Radio, Fredericton described him as “… a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs.”

“… impressive guitar work amid catchy hook lines galore, surely the main thought in the room was, “Yep. It’s only a matter of time before he’s a household name.””
-Todd MacLean, Charlottetown Guardian

“Despite starting out as a saxophonist, acoustic folk is Ian Sherwood’s forte and it’s something he does rather well.”

“You know that Silk Soy Milk? The chocolate kind? That’s what his voice sounds like.”
-Shaun Majumder, Comedian

Lynn Miles with Keith Glass

October 27, 2017

Lynn Miles

Lynn Miles with Keith Glass - October 27, 2017

There’s something to be said for experience, for taking the time to grow into your own skin. All sturdy things need time to root firmly into the ground to find their strength.

Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With twelve albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time.

Through a career that has seen her move from Ottawa to Los Angeles and back again, with stops in Nashville and Austin TX., and a healthy touring schedule that regularly takes her through the US, Europe and across Canada, she has always created and performed music with unbridled feeling and vulnerability.

Lynn song “Three Chords and the Truth” was recently chosen as the closing song on the popular BBC TV series “Case Histories”.

Lynn’s new release “Downpour” has been receiving glowing reviews.

Five out of five stars in Maverick Magazine:
“Lynn Miles excels at exquisite melancholy and delivers another aurally addictive course of intensive treatment”.
- Arthur Wood

Five out of Five Stars in “Country Music People Magazine”
“The wonderful new album has the singer in top form, as she creates 11 incredible soundscapes...has she ever sounded better...with her new album she has aimed for the sky, and scored a direct hit." - Paul Riley

Folk Roots/Folk Roots Branches:
“I’ve a deep appreciation for almost all of Lynn’s past work and several of her albums are favourites from my music collection. Downpour, though has quickly become my favourite Lynn Miles album (at least until her next one)- and that says a lot”
Mike Regenstreif



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Show Schedule

  1. 19:00 PM - Lynn Miles with Keith Glass
  2. 19:00 PM - Ian Sherwood
  3. 15:00 PM - Mike Biggar

    TICKETS AT THE DOOR – only $10 !


Online Sales of Tickets for tonight's Ian Sherwood show are now closed.

There will be tickets available at the door for the show. Doors open at 7, show is set to start at 7:30.

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Rideau Roots

6716 Rideau Valley Dr S

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