MERA Sunday Schoolhouse Concert Series
Music at the MERA Sunday Schoolhouse Concerts tends to be centred around the folk, roots, alt-country genres but celtic, bluegrass, pop/folk, Jazz/funk and Gypsie/Klezmer eclectic acts have made appearances as well. The common element with all the performances is excellent musicianship combined with the ability to communicate the joy of live music in an intimate setting.
Perhaps the best way to describe what to expect is to list some of the musicians who have performed within the last several years:
Corin Raymond, CR Avery, Kate Weeks & Grant Simpson, Jim Bryson, Jason Fowler, Jeremy Fisher, Terry Tufts & Katherine Briggs, Jonathan Byrd, Evalyn Parry, Boxcar Boys, David Ross McDonald, Trent Severn, Ken Whiteley, Joey Wright, Shawna Caspi, New Country Rehab, Gathering Sparks, Jory Nash, Bombadils, Slocan Ramblers, Karen Savoca, David Newland, Garnet Rogers, Fireweed, Ben Miller & Anita McDonald, Alison Lupton, Rankin & Robertson, Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, Tritones, Clan Hannigan, Brian MacMillan, Annie Sumi, James Keelaghan, Tripod, Oh Susanna, Long Sault Trio, JW-Jones, Wendell Ferguson & Katherine Wheatley, Valdy, Twin Flames, Doc MacLean, Lynne Hanson & Blair Hogan.
Scheduled concerts to date for 2022:
Garnet Rogers - Sunday April 24, 2:00 pm
Martyn Joseph – Friday May 13, 7:30 pm
Ian Tamblyn - Sunday October 2, 2:00 pm
Valdy - Friday October 14, 7:30 pm
Al Lerman - Sunday October 30, 2:00 pm
Wendell &Ferguson & Katherine Wheatley - Sunday November 13, 2:00 pm
Neville Wells, Frank Koller & Maureen Young - Sunday November 20, 2:00 pm
The Magpies - Sunday November 27, 2:00 pm
Tickets are available in advance on line at Tickets Please and at the door while availability lasts.
When restrictions are lifted the Wizard’s Café will have Fair Trade coffee, a selection of tea and cold beverages and an enticing array of sweet treats available before the performance and during intermission. The is a great opportunity to catch up with friends and neighbours or chat with the musicians.