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Singalong Friday nights at allsaints

Come hang out with Chris White…

If your Friday nights are starting to drag…no point in staying in or energy for rocking on…this one’s for you.

Come hang out at allsaints from 7-9 p.m. with the inimitable, musical Chris White. If you don’t know Chris, you just moved to Canada, or have just discovered folk music—he has been a moving force in the local, regional and national folk music scene for over 25 years. Currently community liaison person at CKCU 93.1, Chris was artistic director of the Ottawa Folk Festival from 1993 to 2009.

Here’s what Chris says about this latest gig:

“The allsaints event space is lovely, and it sounds very good with people singing in it! I lead a singalong session there every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. The repertoire consists of folk, pop and country songs that people tend to know or can learn easily, plus various songs I’ve written that have simple singalong choruses—see below for some examples. We don’t use lyrics on paper or devices. If we can’t remember the words, we just sing the choruses, or we fake it, or we move on to another song that we do know! Please drop by to listen or join in. There’s no charge to listen; if you decide to participate, the suggested donation is $10.”

The singalong Friday nights will continue into the month of June, and can keep on going if people are interested. Wine, beer, coffee and snacks are available. People of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Take a look at the Citizen’s YouTube clip “Spotlight—Singing for Viola” www.youtube.com/watch?v=x872_yAEp2Y, recorded in the Guild Room, of Chris “Singing for Viola,” inspired by Nova Scotia’s Viola Desmond. You can practice singing along—there’s a bouncing ball to guide you.

Singalong Friday nights with Chris White, every Friday evening, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at allsaints

Notes from Kathleen Kelly