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.
December 16, 2017 3 PM Show
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.
November 17, 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 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”
Graphic Designer Meredith Luce is a fearless creative with a solid counterpoint of business savvy. At once playful and pragmatic, Meredith’s voracious exploration of artistic methods and media infuses her design work with a distinctive weight and dimension. A graduate of the intensive Algonquin College Graphic Design program, Meredith crafts meaningful and sophisticated materials that highlight on the unique details that set her clients apart from their competitors. She offers a colourful spectrum of services, from illustrating children’s books to print layouts and branding.
Your local, single source for business printing, direct mail, signs, displays and promo products. We also provide marketing consultation, graphic design and complete finishing and mailing services.
The idea of the deluxe hotel suites was inspired by the beautiful stone and wooden beams which are seen in each of our suites. Michael Rowland (owner of Rowland Leather) and Rob Thompson (owner of Rob Thompson Realty Corp.) envisioned Old Town Kemptville having exceptional hotel suites allowing patrons to walk to all of the local amenities including (but never limited to): exceptional dining, entertainment, shops, picturesque scenery, groceries. Of course, vehicle travel brings you to downtown Ottawa in just 30 minutes. Then there are the short jaunts to Merrickville on the Rideau Canal system with plenty of unique shops to browse; and Spencerville with its annual Stampede, Fair and Christmas at the Mill.
Your local source for quality window treatments in Kars, Kemptville, Manotick, Ottawa and throughout the Rideau Valley. We are proud to support live music in local venues.
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.