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London Quartet

Cantabile – The London Quartet takes its audience on an a-cappellamusical journey from early part-songs, through Bach and Rossini, folksong and classical parody to the Beatles. They have been delighting audiences with their unique blend of humour and harmony for more than twenty five years. They are a cross of The Nylons with Just for Laughs — but oh so British!! “Presented with infectious enthusiasm and superb technical command” – The New York Times

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Child’s Auditorium

The London Quartet’s web site.







Miss Caledonia

Miss Caledonia

The year is 1955. Desperate to escape the chicory-pulling, stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of life in RR#2 Caledonia, Peggy Ann Douglas has a plan. Following in the footsteps of starlet Debbie Reynolds, Peggy Ann will simply become a movie star – and she will start her journey to the top by winning the local pageant. Can she sing, twirl and pivot her way into the judges’ hearts, or will shaky nerves and a “Puritanical Work Ethic” sabotage her efforts? Brimming with love, comedy, and a staggering work ethic of its own, Miss Caledonia is a delightful exploration of optimism and reality down on the farm. Dora and Canadian Comedy Award winner Melody A. Johnson, along with the delightful accompaniment of Alison Porter on fiddle, will have you in the palm of her hand on her quest for the tiara in Miss Caledonia.

Friday November 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Child’s Auditorium

Miss Caledonia’s web site.


Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

Looking for Elvis and The Man in Black.

Coleman Lemieux

This modern dance company has toured Russia, Brazil, Mongolia and the United States. Here they will present two works: Looking for Elvis is a tribute to and a study of the life of Elvis Presley and The Man In Black captures the solid rhythms of country music combined with the air of contemporary lifts and partnerwork. The latter was choreographed by James Kudelka, choreographer for the National Ballet. Only such a master of his craft as Kudelka could draw from the vernacular of American country-western dance styles to create a work so inventive, so alert to the music and their lyrics, and so deeply moving. – The Toronto Star

Saturday January 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Child’s Auditorium

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie’s web site.







Kemi Dances

Kemi Dance

Jennifer Dallas spent her childhood summers in Deep River visiting her grandparents Don & Betty Robertson. She will return as artistic director of Kemi Dance Projects to present two contemporary dance duets – Idiom she will dance with Bienvenue Bazie, her partner from Burkino Faso and Passage with Joanie Audet. Jennifer has spent considerable time in Africa and has been influenced by African rhythms and dance. Her company aims to foster curiosity for dance, and encourage communication through dance by finding connections between traditions and sharing new discoveries with audiences.

Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Child’s Auditorium

Kemi Dances’ web site


Dave Gunning

Dave Gunning

This Nova Scotia singer-songwriter has built up from humble beginnings to a point where his name is regularly included with artists such as David Francey, James Keelaghan, Ron Hynes, Stan Rogers, Bruce Cockburn and Gordon Lightfoot. Dave has made a point of finding stories that grab you by the heart and wrapping them up in song since he broke upon the East Coast music scene back in 1997. There are flavours of Irish, Scottish, folk and country musical styles in his repertoire but he transcends genre with songs that fill your senses and touch your soul. You may have heard Dave's “A Game Goin’ On” as he won CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada’s song quest with it!








Ann Chaplin

Deep River’s own Ann Chaplin will open for Dave. Her first 2008 EP “What I Meant to Say” has received four nominations from independent music awards. Her country album “Drive” was released in January 2013. With a musical style all her own and the ability to transfix her live audiences she is quickly making her mark on the Canadian music scene.

Saturday February 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Child’s Auditorium

Dave Gunning’s web site

Ann Chaplin’s web site







Rant Maggie Rant

Rant Maggie Rant

RMR is a high energy Celtic fusion band that draws on the traditional music of the seven Celtic nations as well as from Quebec and the East Coast. The 6 piece ensemble moves from Irish jigs to Scottish marches to Breton an dros, driving them with Latin and Mediterranean rhythms, African hand drumming, blues/rock guitar backdrops and a unique rhythmic attack. They blend traditional tunes with contemporary and keep your toes tapping throughout their upbeat performance. The show was wonderful. RMR's repertoire moved through engaging, energetic, eclectic, inspiring and hilarious with nary a skipped beat. – Jennifer Ives, Orillia Folk Society

Wednesday March 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Child’s Auditorium

Rant Maggie Rant’s web site


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