October

The Swinging Belles

Friday, October 6
Doors @ 6:30pm
Show @ 7:00pm
Adults $23.00
Students & Children $13.00
Tickets are available at www.astortheatre.ns.ca and www.ticketpro.ca
Astor Box Office 902-354-5250 Tuesday to Friday from 11 to 4

The Swinging Belles are the third installment in our Canada 150 performance series, sponsored by the APA, Radarts and Canadian Heritage.

2016 Juno Award winners, The Swinging Belles, a swing band for kids from St. John's, NL, are intent on getting both kids and adults to kick up their heels and have a swinging good time with the whole family!

The Swinging Belles feature child educators and performers Laura Winter and Erin Power joined by guitarist extraordinaire Duane Andrews. This show is all about getting kids and parents out to have a dance and enjoy some swing country and jazz … kid style. As primary school teachers, both Laura and Erin know first hand the joy that kids feel when they can boogie to some good time music, and as parents, Duane and Erin know the importance of enjoying the music that our kids are listening to! The show is packed with music, interactive storytelling and dancing … lots of dancing!

Both Erin and Laura have recently completed Masters degrees in Education and Folklore respectively. They have been working in the classroom for the past number of years and their love of folk, swing jazz and country music seeped into their pedagogy and is showcased through songs and stories supported by guitars, mandolins, banjos and ukuleles. By night, the two are part of folk/country group The Dilettantes who have recorded 3 albums (The Topsham Cottage Diaries, Otters and Elders, and Roots and Boots) as part of the RPM challenge and have performed regularly in the local music circuit. Guitar guru Duane Andrews is an established international performer having performed on stages such as the Newport Folk and Montreal Jazz festivals. He is an accomplished composer and producer as well. This multi-award winning artist is thrilled to be able to bring his passion for Swing Jazz and NL traditional music to an enthusiastic young audience.




Ukulele Ceilidh: An Evening of Harmony, Humour, and Incredible Ukulele Music

Saturday, October 14
Show @ 7:00 pm
Doors @ 6:30 pm
$31.75

Once again the sound of ukulele music will ring out in the town of Liverpool. Ever since the first Ceilidh in 2005, the International Ukulele Ceilidh has been held in Liverpool every two years, making this the 7th one. Included are workshops, open mic, sing and strum along and performance, not to mention a wonderful camaraderie. For more information about this year’s Ceilidh, go to ukuleleceilidh.ca.

As part of the 2017 International Ukulele Ceilidh, which takes place October 13th and 14th, Saturday evening will feature a concert at the Astor Theatre.

Come out for an evening of Harmony, Humour and Incredible Ukulele Music. You will be entertained by Ralph Shaw’s humour and ukulele playing and the classic sounds of the Chalmers Doane Trio. The evening will be topped off by Canada’s “First Family of Ukulele”, consisting of Chalmers Doane, Melanie Doane, Creighton Doane and Suzanne Doane.

Lunch at Allen's

Sunday, October 22
Doors @ 7:00pm
Show @ 7:30pm
$47.50
Tickets are available at www.astortheatre.ns.ca and www.ticketpro.ca
Astor Box Office 902-354-5250 Tuesday to Friday from 11 to 4

Lunch at Allen's is a musical powerhouse comprised of four remarkable Canadian talents: Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas. As individuals, they have written for or sung on over 25,000,000 CD’s, penning hits for Josh Groban, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, America, Santana, Cher and Rod Stewart, as well as Murray's "Farmer's Song," Marc's "Marina Del Rey" and Ian's "Painted Ladies," just to name a few. These artists have come together adding the incredible voice of Cindy Church (Quartette, Great Western Orchestra) to form Lunch At Allen's. Their stage show is intimate and humourous, featuring many songs familiar to anyone who has turned on a radio in the past two decades.

"You would be hard pressed to find another Canadian ensemble with more collective depth of influence over Canada's musical landscape than Lunch At Allen's." - The Beat Magazine

Check out these websites
http://www.lunchatallens.ca
http://www.shantero.com/LAAclips.html

Tickets are available at www.astortheatre.ns.ca and www.ticketpro.ca
Astor Box Office 902-354-5250 Tuesday to Friday from 11 to 4

November

Old Man Luedecke and Scotland's 'Breabach'

A Double Bill at the Astor Theatre
OLD MAN LUEDECKE and Scotland's 'BREABACH'
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Showtime 7:30
General $30 and Students $20

Two award winning acts come together for one exceptional evening of folk and roots music at The Astor Theatre.

Old Man Luedecke is the real deal, a modern-day people’s poet and traveling bard and balladeer. He’s played around the world to a loving and increasing fan base, and won two Juno awards in the process. Luedecke has always insisted on a solid poetic heft in the way he uses words, and highly personal stories are what have always connected him to the universal in his audience.

Winner of the 2016 Scottish Trad Folk Band of the Year award and twice nominated for the BBC Radio @ Best Folk Band of the Year, the haunting strains of twin bagpipes have become a defining signature of Breabach – a chiming herald of Scottish folk being embraced by a new generation that are followed by Celtic music lovers all around the world. This energetic five-piece ensemble deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music and those who have seen their live show, will know why the group has earned international recognition. on the world and roots music scene, as one of the UK’s most dynamic and influential bands. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear an acclaimed band from Europe, right here on our stage.

This tour is part of the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) and RADARTS’ Canada 150 Performance Series. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada.