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GIGS (Singing, LifeSong with Barclay McMillan workshop series info below)

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Private House Concert
with Paugan Dames

Saturday, September 16, 2017
10am - 1pm

Wakefield Market with Paugan Dames
Centre Wakefield LaPeche, Wakefield QC

Sunday, September 17, 2017
3 - 6pm
Hank Williams Birthday Bash
Irene's Pub, Ottawa
with Paugan Dames

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Private Corporate Voice Movement workshop

 

 

WORSKHOPS and WEEKLY CLASSES

LIFESONG with Barclay McMillan -
Tuesday evenings beginning SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 for 10-weeks
LifeSong is an exhilarating, challenging and life-transforming 10-week small group program. Through the free exploration of voice and movement, participants explore the patterns of their own life experience, tell their life stories, and create songs out of the various themes of their lives. The small class (maximum eight) is building already. Get in touch today to ensure a space for you: artstraveler(at)gmail.com or 613 316-1396

 

GOOD TIMES PAST

2017

MONDAY, JULY 31 2017
Musical Mondays @ FAIRBAIRN HOUSE
with Paugan Dames
WAKEFIELD QC

SATURDAY JUNE 10 2017
SING FOR JOY!
workshop introduction to community choir singing followed by:
VOIX UBUNTU VOICES
COLLABORATIVE CHOIR CONCERT lead by director Chris MacLean
Featuring ONE WORLD CHOIR + SONG KITCHEN CHOIRS (Wakefield and Ottawa) and Mainstreet Market Band
CENTRE WAKEFIELD LA PECHE,WAKEFIELD QC

FRIDAY JUNE 9, 2017
A Tip of the Hat to Leonard Cohen
Mill Road Community Space, Chelsea QC
The Paugan Dames will be joined by Phil Jenkins (mc), Ian Tamblyn, James Stephens, Deborah Thompson, Paul Hampsey, Luther Wright, Denis Drouin, John Burns, Homesteady and a capella quintet Sweet Kate

SUNDAY JUNE 4 2017
'Love for the Redhead' – featuring Andrea Karam, Teri Loretto, Chris MacLean singing the songs of songwriter/actor/activist Lori Jean Hodge
WESTFEST, Ottawa ON.

SUNDAY MAY 21, 2017
Syrian Families Benefit Concert
Black Sheep Inn
Wakefield QC

WEDNESDAY, May 10 2017 7:30PM
chriscross - Chris MacLean & Christine Graves
allsaints Event Space, 10 Blackburn Ave., Ottawa ON

APRIL 21 22, 23 2017
GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL

Southminster United Church
Ottawa, Ontario

SATURDAY, APRIL 1 2017
Tunes Afternoons with Greg Kelly
Black Irish Pub
Ottawa ON

SATURDAY APRIL 1, 2017
Mill Road Community Space
Chelsea, QC
with PAUGAN DAMES

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 2017
FOCUS series
Almonte Old Town Hall
opening for Coco Love Alcorn

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
Kaffe 1870

Wakefield QC
Chris MacLean trio - with Pat Maher & Brian Dubbledam

FRIDAY JANUARY 20, 2017
KAFFE 1870
Wakefield, QC
with Paugan Dames

SUNDAY JANUARY 15, 2017
chriscross
PRESSED
Ottawa ON
chriscross is a duo of songwriters Chris MacLean & Christine Graves. For this concert they are accompanied by Pat Maher (bass) & Brian Dubbeldam (guitar)

2016

SATURDAY DECEMBER 10, 2016
Wakefield Christmas Market
with Paugan Dames

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3, 2016
Angel Share Concert
Mill Street Community Centre, Chelsea QC
with Paugan Dames

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016
Low Culture Days, Low QC
with The Paugan Dames

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
The Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, QC
The Paugan Dames opening for Tractor

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
13th Annual Hank Williams Birthday Bash
FATBOYS on Murray St, OTTAWA ON
with The Paugan Dames

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
The Wakefield Ta Da! Festival
with The Paugan Dames

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 1PM
The Wakefield Ta Da! Festival
with Pat Maher (bass & vocals) and Brian Dubbledam (guitar & vocals)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
The Gladstone Theatre
Ottawa ON
with Tom Lips, Pat Moore and Tony Turner for the Integrated Cancer Centre, Ottawa ON

2015

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015
HARMONY HAVEN HOUSE CONCERT

OTTAWA ON

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2015
House Concert - fundraiser for Paipir Primary School, Pader Northern Uganda

OTTAWA, ON

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
Ottawa Friends of Tibet fundraiser

OTTAWA ON

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015
VICTORIA FOLK CLUB

VICTORIA, BC

SUNDAY, OCT 4, 2015
VOICE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP
PENDER ISLAND, BC

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
TIPPER'S RESTAURANT & REVIEW ROOM
VANCOUVER, BC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 2015
Wakefield Public Library Art Gallery

WALKING WITH OUR SISTERS MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 2015
Summerfest
Manotick, ON
with Brian Dubbeldam

FRIDAY JULY 3, 2015
Music in the Pines Festival
Plantagenet ON

SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015
Sunday Kasbah at Surround Circle Yoga

Ottawa, ON
with Brian Dubbledam (guitars) and Pat Maher (bass)

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
Festival Folk des Galeries Aylmer
AYLMER, QUEBEC

SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015
Tunes Afternoon with Greg Kelly - featured performer
The Black Irish Pub
Ottawa, ON

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015
OFFICIAL CD RELEASE
THE BLACK SHEEP INN
WAKEFIELD, QC

FRIDAY May 1, 2015
ONTARIO SCENE - FOLK MUSIC ONTARIO SONG CIRCLE
Pressed Urban Gourmet Sandwich Bar
Ottawa, ON

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
THE BRANCH Restaurant & Texas Grill
Kemptville, ON

2014

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
Kaffé 1870

WAKEFIELD QC

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
World Music Kitchen Party
Sunnyside Wesleyan Church
OTTAWA, ON

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014
12th Annual Christmas Goose Concert
NAC 4th Stage
OTTAWA ON

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014
Annual ANGEL SHARE CONCERT (Matinee only)
with Ian Tamblyn
CHELSEA, QC

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014
Wakefield Does Wakefield
Kaffe 1870
WAKEFIELD, QC

SATURDAY JUNE 21, 2014
VOICE MOVEMENT THERAPY WORKSHOP
SURROUND CIRCLE YOGA
OTTAWA, ON

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
SPARROWS FOR SPARROW
In support of Sparrow Village Orphanage and Hospice in Johnannesburg, South Africa with Chris White and the Sparrow Children's Choir
SURROUND CIRCLE YOGA

OTTAWA ON

SUNDAY MAY 25, 2014
VOICE MOVEMENT THERAPY WORKSHOP
Glamorum Healing Centre

ORANGEVILLE, ON

SATURDAY MAY 24, 2014
LICENSE to SING VOICE WORKSHOP
ALL TOGETHER NOW
GUELPH, ON

FRIDAY MAY 23, 2014
MAGNOLIA CAFE

GUELPH, ON

TUESDAY, MAY 13
Songwriter's Circle featuring Chris, Mark Evenchick and Bruce Wozny
PRESSED
OTTAWA, ON

FRIDAY MARCH 28, 2014
SONGBIRDS FOR SPARROW
with PAT MOORE & MISSY BURGESS
SURROUND CIRCLE YOGA
OTTAWA, ON

SATURDAY MARCH 15, 2014
TUNES AFTER NOON with Greg Kelly
Mooney's Bay Bistro
OTTAWA, ON

SATURDAY MARCH 15, 2014
House conert
OTTAWA, ON

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
SONGBIRDS FOR SPARROW

with BETH CAHILL & ALISE MARLANE
Kaffé 1870,
WAKEIFELD, QC

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2014
Songs for a Winter's Night
avec Phil Jenkins
Kaffé 1870
WAKEFIELD QC

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014, 1:30 – 6 PM, $60
License to sing Voice Movement Workshop
Unitarian Fellowship
400 McArthur Ave, OTTAWA, ON

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014
The Branch Restaurant & Texas Grill
KEMPTVILLE, ON

2013

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013
Angel Share Concert
Chelsea United Church
CHELSEA, QC

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013
The Bronson Centre

OTTAWA, ON

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2013
11th Annual Christmas Goose Concert & Fundraiser for Ottawa Food Bank
NAC 4th Stage

OTTAWA, ON

THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 28, 2013
The Black Sheep Inn
WAKEFIELD, QC

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
A Benefit Concert for Heartwood House

Chris MacLean, Jennifer Noxon & Christine Graves
OTTAWA, ON

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2013
Wakefield Grannies Celebration
Wakefield Community Centre
WAKEFIELD, QC

TUESDAY OCT 29 - SATURDAY NOV 2, 2013
The War of the Worlds
The Gladstone Theatre
OTTAWA, ON

AUGUST 2 - 4, 2013
BLUE SKIES MUSIC FESTIVAL

CLARENDON, ONTARIO
Chris MacLean, Jennifer Noxon & Christine Graves

SUNDAY JULY 28, 2013
Hampsey's House Party
Kaffé 1870
WAKEFIELD, QC, QC

SATURDAY JULY6, 2013
THREE PIECE SWEET
Chris MacLean, Jennifer Noxon & Christine Graves
The Gladstone Theatre
OTTAWA, ON

Monday, JUNE 24, 2013
Monthly Songwriter's Circle with Ray Harris
The Rainbow Bistro
OTTAWA, ON

SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2013
Wakefield Market
WAKEFIELD, QC QC

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013
Greg Kelly's Songwriter Series
Café Michel-Ange

OTTAWA, ON

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
FUNDRAISER for GIRLS' LITERACY CLINIC in AMDO, TIBET
OTTAWA, ON

SUNDAY MAY 5, 2013
House Concert
WAKEFIELD, QC
with Teresa Doyle

SATURDAY MAY 4, 2013
House Concert
with Teresa Doyle
OTTAWA, ON

SATURDAY APRIL 6, 2013
Stonewater Pub
GANANOQUE, ON
with Laura Bird

SATURDAY APRIL 6, 2013
FIREHALL THEATRE
GANANOQUE, ON
with Laura Bird

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
FATBOYS
OTTAWA, ON

SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2013
Private House Concert
PETERBOROUGH, ON

FRIDAY MARCH 15, 2013
Private house concert
FRASERVILLE, ON

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
With Jennifer Noxon & Christine Graves

Cafe Michel-Ange
Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre (GCTC)
OTTAWA, ON

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
Dorpstraat Restaurant Theater
STELLENBOSCH,
WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

2012

DECEMBER 27, 2012
LE HIBOU
WAKEFIELD, QC

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2012
House concert
CHELSEA QC

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2012
House concert in
OTTAWA, ON

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
ART KAROO GALLERY
OUDTSHOORN, SOUTH AFRICA

SUNDAY JULY 22, 2012
house concert in
DUNROBIN, ON

SUNDAY JULY 15, 2012
house concert in
WAKEFIELD, QC

THURSDAY JUNE 28, 2012
house concert in
OTTAWA, ON

SATURDAY JUNE 16, 2012
Café Michel-Ange
OTTAWA, ON
fundraiser in collaboration with Partage Tiers Monde
for the People of TAGAYET, NIGER

FRIDAY MAY 18, 2012
Café NamasThé
ORMSTOWN, QC

SUNDAY MAY 13, 2012
THE BLACK SHEEP INN
WAKEFIELD, QC
a Mother's Day double bill with Shari Ulrich

SATURDAY APRIL 21, 2012
Magnolia Café
GUELPH, ON

FRIDAY APRIL 20 2012
Law Office Art Gallery
SUNDERLAND, ON

SATURDAY JANUARY 28, 2012
Kaffé 1870

WAKEFIELD, QC

2011

SATURDAY DECEMBER 10, 2011
Angel Share Christmas Concert with Ian Tamblyn and other guests

CHELSEA QC

FRIDAY DECEMBER 9, 2011
Christmas Goose Concert

NAC 4th Stage
OTTAWA, ON

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25 TO 29
VIARail from Vancouver to Toronto

performing on board across Canada

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2011
Trees Organic Coffee House

VANCOUVER BC

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Studio/house concert
VANCOUVER, BC

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Bluebird North Concert

hosted by the Songwriters Association of Canada
The Roundhouse
VANCOUVER, BC

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2011
Joe's Garage
COURTENAY, BC

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2011
Deep Cove Folk Society
SIDNEY, BC

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Morning Bay Vineyard
PENDER ISLAND, BC
with DAVID ESSIG

OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Home Routes House Concert Tour of YUKON Territory

Watson Lake, Teslin, Yukon, Atlin, BC, Mt. Lorne, Whitehorse, Mendenhall, Shallow Bay, Mayo, Dawson City, Old Crow, Yukon

FRIDAY, OCT 2, 2011
SONTAGGS
BERLIN, GERMANY

THURSDAY, OCT 1, 2011
BEGINE
BERLIN, GERMANY

SEPTEMBER 16 - 23, 2011
Mindful Meditation Retreat
ASSISI, ITALY

SUNDAY AUGUST 7, 2011
ELMDALE TAVERN
OTTAWA, ON

SATURDAY AUGUST 6, 2011
WAKEFIELD, QC

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
Hootenanny Cafe Mini Concerts, WTBQ Radio
WARWICK, NY
Llisten to the show here

FRIDAY JULY 1, 2011
Canada Day celebration
WAKEFIELD, QC

SUNDAY JUNE 19, 2011
OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
OTTAWA ON

SATURDAY JUNE 4, 2011
Quinn's Ale House
OTTAWA, ON

TUESDAY MAY 31, 2011
Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony
NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
OTTAWA, ON

SUNDAY MAY 29, 2011
FREE TIMES CAFE

TORONTO, ON

SATURDAY May 14, 2011
House concert
OTTAWA, ON

SATURDAY APRIL 9, 2011
St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage
MORRISBURG, ON

with Nancy Beaudette

SATURDAY MARCH 26, 2011
The Yellow Door

MONTREAL, QC
double bill with Dara Weiss

FRIDAY MARCH 25, 2011
Sainte-Anne's Coffee House

SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BELLEVUE, QC

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011
House Concert
ELORA, ON

FRIDAY MARCH 11, 2011
C'EST WHAT?
TORONTO ON
With MAE MOORE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2011
Harmony Haven House Concert
OTTAWA, ON

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
Chris MacLean Trio
KAFFÉ 1870
WAKEFIELD, QC

2010

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2010 8PM
Annual Angel Share Concert
CHELSEA, QC

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
Nominees Concert
CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS
West End Cultural Centre
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

NOVEMBER 11 - 14, 2010
NERFA
conference
KERHONKSON, NY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010
Ottawa Friends of Tibet's 14th annual Fundraising Dinner
Ottawa, ON

SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 2010
ELMDALE TAVERN
OTTAWA ON

SATURDAY OCTOBER 23, 2010
Beau's All Natural Brewing Co.
VANKLEEK HILL, ON

AUGUST 27, 28, 29 2010
EAGLEWOOD FESTIVAL
PEFFERLAW, ON

AUGUST 14 and 15, 2010
THE OTTAWA FOLK FESTIVAL
OTTAWA ON

SATURDAY JULY 31, 2010
BLUE SKIES MUSIC FESTIVAL
CLARENDON ON

with TLC

TUESDAY JULY 27th, 2010
Musical Tuesdays
The Chris MacLean Trio
CHELSEA, QC

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
Alzheimer's Society Dufferin County "Girls Night Out"
with TLC
ORANGEVILLE ON

SUNDAY MAY 16, 2010
Victoria Folk Club
VICTORIA BC

FRIDAY MAY 14th 2010
The Duncan Garage Showroom
DUNCAN BC

THURSDAY MAY 13, 2010
The Tree House Cafe
SALTSPRING ISLAND, BC

TUESDAY MAY 11, 2010
HOPE BAY CAFE
PENDER ISLAND, BC

SATURDAY MAY 8, 2010
Rhizome Cafe
VANCOUVER BC
with Kate Reid

TUESDAY MAY 4, 2010
BLUEBIRD NORTH / Songwriter's Association of Canada
OTTAWA ON

SUNDAY MARCH 21 2010
Spirit of Rasputin's concert series

Elmdale House Tavern
OTTAWA ON
with Fred Guignion, Stuart Watkins and special guest BETH CAHILL
Check out the Spirit of Rasputin's Blog

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2010
Graffiti's
TORONTO ON

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2010
Outdoor Adventure Show
for Ontario Tourism
TORONTO ON

SATURDAY JANUARY 30, 2010
THE SPILL
PETERBOROUGH ON

SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 2010 7 PM
House Concert
OTTAWA ON

SUNDAY JANUARY 17, 2010
HUGH'S ROOM
TORONTO, ON

with Amy Campbell, Eve Goldberg and Tiiu

SATURDAY JANUARY 16 2010
THE ORGANIC UNDERGROUND
BELLEVILLE, ON

2009

FRIDAY DEC 4, 2009
LE HIBOU
WAKEFIELD QC

OCTOBER 16 - 18 2009
OCFF Annual Conference

OTTAWA ON
private showcases

SATURDAY OCTOBER 3rd - What a wonderful time we had!
CD RELEASE CONCERT
La Nouvelle Scène
OTTAWA ON

SUNDAY AUGUST 30th 5PM
WAKEFEST
Gillian Welch Tribute
WAKEFIELD QC

SUNDAY AUGUST 30th 2PM
THE GREAT GRANNY CONCERT
WAKEFIELD QC

FRIDAY AUGUST 14th 2009
Trellis Café
HUBBARDS, NS

THURSDAY AUGUST 13th 2009
Argyle Fine Art
HALIFAX NS 

AUGUST 6 - 9th, 2009
LUNENBURG FOLK HARBOUR FESTIVAL
main and workshop stages
LUNENBURG, NS

FRIDAY to SUNDAY JULY 31st - AUG 2nd
BLUESKIES MUSIC FESTIVAL
CLARENDON ON
with Tannis Slimmon & Laura Bird

SUNDAY JULY 26th 2009
House Concert
OTTAWA ON

 

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BOOKING a House Concert

I love performing house concerts. They are a great way for audiences to hear live music, meet the artist and have an enjoyable get together with friends - new and old. It can be a simple affair - you invite 20 - 50 people (depending on the size of your space) for an evening with live entertainment. Ticket price averages $15 - $25. Some people have a pot-luck dinner just before the show begins or have "bring your own beverages and something for the snack table" policy. Others provide their audience with snacks, wine, juices... if so, you should increase the ticket price if you want yourself and the musician to be well reimbursed. Lots of established house concert venues advertise and grow an audience from the local community... not necessarily friends that they already know. It's probably a good idea to start small and keep it simple until you have some experience.

Here is a great site that Bob Bossin put up about hosting your own house concert. I honestly could not have written it any better, so why re-invent the wheel, eh? Thanks Bob!