Past Events at the Arlington Pub
Saturday, May 5, 2018
The Lonesome Ace Stringband brings grit, skill and abandon to old-time, Appalachian folk songs and fiddle/banjo tunes. These are songs and tunes for life and all of it’s occasions: festivals, dances, wars, parties and funerals. The music comes from a tradition that has inspired and brought together generations of people. It’s themes – love, loss, hard work and hardship, faith, and everyday life – speak to everyone. The members are Chris Coole on banjo, John Showman on fiddle and Max Heineman on bass. Together they bring a deep respect for the roots of the music, a keen sense of innovation to the performance and material, and a passion for the sound that transcends both. This is old-time music for today’s old soul.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Emily Burgess graduated with honours from Humber College’s prestigious music program at twenty-two years old, majoring in guitar. Direct from the hallways to the roadways, Emily began touring Canada and the U.S with the JUNO nominated 24th Street Wailers. 7 years later, she is highly regarded as one of Canada’s finest emerging guitarists. Emily has shared the stage and traded riffs with guitar greats Jimmie Vaughan, Kevin Breit, Garrett Mason, Suzie Vinnick, Sue Foley, and Sam Weber, among others. Burgess wrote two songs and took guitar duties for 2015’s JUNO nominated album “Wicked” by The 24th Street Wailers.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Dub Trinity deliver message-based music of solidarity that transcends both borders and genres; folk music. Rooted in dub reggae and ska, the band has made a career of incorporating diverse elements into their eclectic sound, from activist funk to revolutionary R&B.
With their latest release, The People Hold The Power, this diversity expands to include elements of Stax-style soul, 60’s-influenced rock, and experimental alternative. Uniquely independent, they’ve created a genre wholly of their own – one that draws audiences of all musical backgrounds into a celebration of community empowerment…
Saturday, May 26, 2018
For over 10 years Sherry Ryan has been winning hearts across the country as one of Newfoundland’s finest singer-songwriters. Drifting between country, blues, and folk, Sherry’s songs can lead you down a path of heartbreak, hope, and even humour in the space of a single chorus. Her highly anticipated fourth album, Wreckhouse, takes its name from the song ‘Stop The Trains’; a gem of a tune written by Sherry and her father, Jim. Her instantly recognizable voice radiates on this Newfoundland classic in the making, and the rest of Wreckhouse is no exception. Couple 10 heartfelt songs, with rich vocals, and phenomenal live off the floor performances from her band, and you have Sherry Ryan’s best work yet. She’s earned nation-wide attention, extensive radio play, and multiple music awards and nominations. A talent in the truest sense of the word, Sherry Ryan continues to ring out true and clear with her newest release.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Derek Harrison writes contemporary folk songs that pull from many traditions but retain a distinctly Canadian outlook. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, his solo material showcases his lyrical songwriting and fingerstyle acoustic guitar. Born in Harrow, ON and based at times in Montreal, Toronto, Melbourne and various border towns, he has performed throughout Canada, Europe and Australia.
Born in Montreal, Canada, singer/songwriter Bobby Dove planted her musical roots singing and picking at the Wheel Club’s weekly hillbilly nights, where she found a mentor in the resident lap steel player Bobby Hill: songwriter, educator, and pioneer of Canadian country radio in the 1950’s.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Bancroft’s own Brandon Humphrey returns with Broken Harmony. Come dance your face off to the release of their first full-length album, Time Will Tell.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
As a lad Howard Ross invested too much time listening to blues and R&B on late night radio. He blew his paltry allowance mail-ordering rare imported blues and R&B records. Decades later his soulful, mature voice and unique guitar style effectively communicate the heart of the blues. The Full Count Blues Band is a 5 piece group consisting of frontman Howard Ross (guitar/lead vocal) with drums, bass, sax and keys. Founded in 1986, Howard and the Full Count band have since played hundreds of concert and club venues both as a headline act and as opener for the likes of Johnny Winter, Bo Diddley, Downchild and many others. The Full Count Blues Band covers a wide range of material, from country to classic rock. Their specialty, however is R&B and blues from artists including Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King and Eric Clapton. Howard Ross is a refined blues/R&B songwriter himself and several of his works are included in Full Count’s repertoire. Howard and Full Count have received significant media exposure through several radio features and television appearances. The band have enjoyed a broad public acceptance and a growing, loyal audience both for their imaginative cover renditions and their well crafted original tunes. The Full Count Blues Band is highly professional, not only in performing original and cover material, but also in stage presence and audience interaction. While blues and R&B is their staple, their music appeals to a wider audience, including anyone with a love for energetic performance and musicianship. While The Full Count Blues Band has become a club favourite in the greater Toronto area, they are pleased to perform venues in other locales.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
The Salt Cellars were started by Rob Bersan & Virginia deCarle, a singing/songwriting duo from Wilno and Maynooth in 2016. Ron Kapitain joined them in the summer of 2017 on the harp and accordion. And in 2018 they became a full band with Rick Joudrey on bass, Brendon Burgess on percussion and Anne Wilde on harmonies!! They played their first show as a band in April of 2018 to a very appreciative crowd. Their all original music and energetic performance got the crowd on their feet and dancing along. This will be a release party for their debut CD. Longtime friend of Maynooth, the Mayor of Essonville, His Worship, Albert Saxby will be opening the show.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
In the late 70’s Lester Behm and Rick Lewis hooked up due to their desire to create a band. Both liked Rock and Roll! This band was called Rox featuring Lester on guitar & vocals and Rick on drums.
This was a successful venture for these young men. Rick Lewis moved on, gaining experience with several other bands as a guitar and vocalist. Lester Behm also moved on as a guitar and vocalist with other bands
In early 2012, after many years, Lester and Rick reunited. At this point their new creation, Reckless was born!
In 2016 Dave Smith (Drums) and Matt Laurier (Bass) joined the band as the solid drive behind Rick and Lester’s guitars and vocals.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
The Dinner Is Ruined is a Canadian indie rock band. the band plays an experimental and improvisational brand of blues rock. The band members are Dale Morningstar, Dave Clark and Dr. Johnny Pee.
The Dinner Is Ruined was formed in 1991 by multi-instrumentalist Dale Morningstar. Original members included Don Kerr on drums and Al Kelso on bass. They recorded their first album, Burn Your Dashiki, in 1991. After this point, Kelso left the band. Keyboardist/bassist Dr. Pee joined the group, and a second album, Love Songs from the Lubritorium, was recorded in 1993 by Raw Energy, Kerr left the band after this.
While opening for the band Rheostatics in 1994, Morningstar and Pee were booed and had objects thrown at them. Subsequently, Clark, at the time a member of Rheostatics, joined The Dinner is Ruined.
In 2000, the group released the album A Maggot in their Heads. The band continued to perform live, with often improvised instrumentation quite different from their recorded work.
In 2001 the band performed live at the Folk on the Rocks Festival in Yellowknife, backing up Gord Downie. This collaboration continued, and the members of The Dinner Is Ruined recorded as part of Gordon Downie’s backup band on his three solo albums. Downie’s band also includes Julie Doiron and Skydiggers guitarist Josh Finlayson.
In 2014, The Dinner is Ruined backed up singer Kyp Harness on his album Armageddon Blues.