1) Old Guilt; 2) Shotgun; 3) Clear the Slate; 4) Light in the Window.
The Great Canadian Song-Along – now in its 24rd year!
Here’s how it works:
- Write a NEW song inspired by one or more of the topics below, and,
- Sign up to perform that song and one other song of your choice
Performance dates are Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16, starting at 7:00 pm. Song-Along will be held at the Westboro Masonic Hall. The address is 430 Churchill Ave. (at Byron).
With heartfelt thanks to Arthur McGregor for allowing Writer’s Bloc to meet at OFC, since, well….forever. We were always made to feel welcome, and an integral part of Ottawa’s folk community. Nothing but well wishes for you Mr. McGregor.
Starting Sunday, September 13, 2015, Writer’s Bloc will be meeting on the second floor of the Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St., beside the Parkdale Market.
It’s a good sized room, and plenty of privacy. There will be no server, but you can bring a beer up if you so choose.
We will be meeting at 2:00 pm once again, and go til 4 – 4:30.
Looking forward to seeing everyone, and hearing some fabulous new songs!
a) Making Time; b) Long Distance; c) Winter’s Day; d) Green Dress. As usual, we meet downstairs at the Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank Street from 2:30 til 4:30 pm.
Gil’s Hootenanny & Writer’s Bloc in conjunction with Ottawa Grassroots Festival & Spirit of Rasputin’s present the 2nd Annual
Sing-Along Song Writing Contest
- To encourage the writing and performing of new sing-along songs along the Gil’s Hootenanny theme of “Songs of Protest, Songs of Hope”.
Hope you are all having a great winter in all the ways you choose to enjoy it. As the days get longer, an Ottawa songwriter’s thoughts turn to preparing for the Great Canadian Song-Along – now in its 23rd year. Wow! Continue reading