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The O’Schraves Ontario Tour, Feb. 28 to March 9 + Reminder: The O’Schraves w/ Sault Symphony Orchestra, THIS SATURDAY

Hi, all,

We just wanted to let you know about our upcoming Ontario tour that’s going to take us from our home here in Desbarats to Toronto and points in between. This is our big CD release tour…well, ok, its not that big, but we’re lucky to find 9 days in a row when all of us are free and available! If you know anyone near these venues, please let them know. We are also posting all this info on our Facebook page – facebook.com/pages/the-oschraves.

Don’t forget our concert with the Sault Symphony Orchestra this Saturday, February 15. We’ve got some lovely music planned with the Orchestra and we’ll also be playing tunes and songs from the new CD. For more info about this Saturday, click here.

here we come!

Here We Come!

The O’Schraves are on the road for nine days,  from February 28 to March 9. Here are the venues.

Friday, February 28, 8pm. Lake Lauzon Resort, Algoma Mills. $20, $10/16&under Contact: lakelauzonresort@gmail.com or facebook.com/lakelauzonresort.  Tickets also available at the Barrel of Goodies, Blind River.

Saturday, March 1, 8pm – Strawhouse Gallery, McKellar (near Parry Sound).$20, $10/16&under. Info at 705-389-9847 or www.strawhousegallery.ca

Sunday, March 2, 2pm – Grey Roots Museum, Owen Sound. http://www.greyroots.com/programs-events/events/

Monday, March 3, 7:30pm – St. David and St. Patrick Church, Guelph. $15/$20 at the door. Contact: Judy 519 763 2494

Wednesday, March 5, 7:30 – House Concert, Barrie. $20, $10/16&under. Info: Sarah 705 792 6768 (Only a few tickets left for this one so call asap)

Thursday, March 6, 7:30pm – Impresario Artisan Market Gallery, 37 King W., Cobourg. $20, $10/16&under. Info and tickets: info@steafan.com or 905 372 8555

Friday, March 7, 8pm – Christ Church Hall, Kettleby (A Christ Church Restoration Fundraiser). $20, $10/16&under – Call Elaine 416 824 1613 or Carol-Ann 416 559 7898

Saturday, March 8, 7pm – Toronto Country Dancers Contradance at the St. Barnabas Church Hall, Southeast corner of Hampton & Danforth. More info click here.

Sunday, March 9, 2pm – Black Swan Tavern, upstairs, 154 Danforth Ave, Toronto. $15 at the door Info: music@algomatrad.ca

Admissions: Various – if not stated above, please check with the appropriate show promoter.

The O’Schraves bring you entertainment that is joyous, skillful, inspiring, and fun. Two of Canada’s finest traditional musicians, Julie Schryer (Pierre Schryer Band, Brian Pickell  Band), on piano, and Pat O’Gorman (Rare Air, Morgaine Le Fay, Brian Pickell Band), on bagpipes, Irish flute and tin whistle, are more than ably assisted by the younger members of the family, Benoit Schryer Lefebvre, 19, (2011 and 2012 winner of the 18 and under Pembroke Fiddle Contest) on fiddle, tenor banjo, tin whistle and vocals; Zach Schryer Lefebvre, 23, on his own handmade guitar as well as cello, tin whistle, piano and vocals;  and Áine Schryer O’Gorman, 11, (2012 winner of the 9 and under Pembroke Fiddle Contest) on fiddle, stepdancing, tin whistle, and vocals. The O’Schraves have been performing concerts around Ontario, Quebec and Michigan for seven years, and for dances at the AlgomaTrad Family Camp, for the Bayside Travelers’ contra dances in Traverse City, Michigan, the Toronto Country Dancers’ Contra Dances, and the Owen Sound Spring Fling Dance weekend. Complete individual bios are available here.

The new CD “Family Day’ features their unique mixture of Ontario, French Canadian, Irish, and Scottish traditional tunes and songs mixed with compositions created by members of the band and their friends from the Canadian Trad community. Once you’ve heard their music, you’ll rave about The O’Schraves! You can hear a couple of tracks from the CD on Soundcloud…click here.

The upcoming year is going to be a busy one for the band as they are scheduled to perform with the Sault Symphony Orchestra in February and perform a tour in the USA in November which will take them to North Carolina. They have also been invited to perform at Blissfest Folk & Roots Music Festival in Goodheart, Michigan in July.