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Folk Night at the Registry ♪ Season 17 (2024-2025)
A KW Arts Award-winning music series at the Registry Theatre, Kitchener, Ontario

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From Ontario
JUNO and CFMA Award Winning songwriter

Lynn Miles is an award winning singer-songwriter, record producer, teacher, writer, public speaker. Lynn has 16 albums to her credit. She won a Juno award in 2003 for Roots Traditional Album of the year, and went on to be nominated in the same categories in 2011 and 2006. She is the recipient of 6 Canadian Folk Music Awards including 3 for songwriter of the year.

1. Lynn Miles

September 21, 2024  ♪  8pm
$25 Adv / $28 Door / $20 Live Stream

From Alberta
"As good a modern folkie as we have these days"

Scott's latest - Tangle of Souls - spent two weeks at #1 on Alberta's province-wide community radio network CKUA, and earned Scott his third Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, for English Songwriter of the Year. Its second single "Say Can You See" was the second most-played song of 2020 on Folk Alliance International's folk radio charts, and took top honours for the folk category in both the 2020 UK Songwriting Competition and the 2020 Great American Song Contest. We welcome Scott back to Folk Night! JAY LINDEN is a Cambridge based singer-songwriter, who released his 3rd recording, Ordinary Sunrise, in 2023."

2. Scott Cook +
an extended opening by Jay Linden

October 26, 2024 ♪  8pm
$25 Adv / $28 Door / $20 Live Stream

From Saskatchewan and Quebec
Double Bill: A Canadian Folk Icon + a Rising Star

The Boston Globe has described Connie Kaldor as, "a masterful performer, wildly funny one moment, deeply personal the next". A three-time Juno Award winner, Connie is a member of the Order of Canada, a Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal recipient, holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Regina, and is the first songwriter to receive a Western Literature Association Award of Merit. Aleksi Campagne is Roots Music Canada's New Disovery of the Year. He won CFMA French Sonwriter of the Year. He sings in both English and French, blending folk songwriting with an edgy, multi-layered sound resulting from his unique combination of voice, violin, and looping-effect pedals.

3. Connie Kaldor and Aleksi Campagne

November 30, 2024 ♪  8pm
$30 Adv / $33 Door / $23 Live Stream

From Ontario
Forty-two great albums and counting!

As a solo singer-songwriter and with the ground-breaking trio Tamarack, James has recorded 42 albums and toured relentlessly around the world. He has written for symphony orchestras, musical theatre and dance works, scored films, and for more than ten years was heard on CBC radio as a songwriter-in-residence. His iconic 'Frobisher Bay', recorded by more than 100 different acts world-wide, has become a standard in choirs everywhere. Jamess will be joined by Katherine Wheatley, David Woodhead, and others to be announced.

4. James Gordon & His Exceptional Ensemble

February 8, 2025  ♪  8pm
$28 Adv / $32 Door / $23 Live Stream

From Nova Scotia
"Angelic voice of the Barra MacNeils"

The LUCY MacNEIL TRIO features multiple fiddles, harp, guitar, bohdran, and bouzouki, yet brings Folk Night an intimate show that takes you into the heart of Cape Breton. She comes from a long tradition of Cape Breton music and dance that has been the foundation of creative pursuits over her musical career. Lucy has been performing with the Barra MacNeils for 35 years. She has toured to Europe, Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, the United States, Barbados, and throughout Canada in person and via CBC television. She has been a special guest of Symphony Nova Scotia and Artist In Residence for Celtic Colours.

5. Lucy MacNeil Trio

March 8, 2025  ♪  8pm
$35 Adv / $40 Door / $25 Live Stream

From US, Canada, and Ireland
"Breathes fresh life into Celtic music"

Celtic-American Roots music "super group", RUNA, continues to push the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.


April 5, 2025  ♪  8pm
$30 Adv / $33 Door / $23 Live Stream

The 9th REGISTRY ROOTS WEEKEND! April 4-5, 2025  

  • FRIDAY, April 4. 8pm. Ritchie-Parrish-Ritchie (Acoustic).
    From Ontario. Soaring vocals and huge harmonies.
    Presented by The Registry Theatre.
    Not included in Folk Night Series Pass.

  • SATURDAY, April 5. 8pm. RUNA (See above.)
    Included in Folk Night Series Pass.

April 4, 2025 8pm  ♪  $28 until Sep 21 / $30 after

Featuring 3 former Tanglefoot members, RPR is a Canadian folk-rock band known for engaging live shows, soaring vocals and huge harmonies. Running the spectrum from stirring anthems to whisper-gentle ballads, RPR's songs evoke joy, tears and laughter with a dynamic tapestry of musical styles that range from folk, rock and blues traditions in unique and refreshing ways. It's cinematic storytelling from four captivating songwriters.
Presented by The Registry Theatre.

Live Stream Concerts

Our state-of-the-art Live Streams provide the best concert experience, featuring:

  • multiple Pan-Tilt-Zoom cameras
  • a custom audio mix
  • bonus content
  • live and/or delayed viewing on YouTube
  • Watch a sampler with James Keelaghan.

Presented by The Old Chestnuts Song Circle with The Registry Theatre, the Region's premier small concert venue, located at 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener, Ontario.
HST is included in all ticket prices.  ♪  For more information email Jack, or call 519-578-6298.
Thank you to our volunteer team, our Accommodation Sponsor Green Gables Guest House, and Jan Vanderhorst (Just Us Folk) for our Live Stream interviews.

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