Winter Bohemians!

On the winter road again…

We’re delighted to be travelling this week, bringing the music and mayhem of 7 Middagh Street and the Bohemians in Brooklyn to two new destinations and one return visit. Come and find us on our way!

Market Hall

On Thursday, February 7 Bohemians in Brooklyn rolls into Peterborough’s grand, old Market Hall for our first-ever show there, at 7:30 PM.

Then, on Saturday, February 9, at 7:30 PM we’re rolling into our first visit to the lovely Firehall Theatre at the Thousand Islands Playhouse.

Old Firehall Theatre, Gananoque
Okay, you can tell by the lack of a hat – this was Spring, 2018… but we can dream!

And on Sunday, February 10 at 2 PM we’re bringing the boisterous Bohemians back to the friendly confines of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Stittsville, Ontario – and hoping for a late-day skate on the canal while we’re there!

And if you’d like to know when we’ll be coming to you, send me a note to get on our mailing list. See you soon!

The Last Curlew – Spring Migration!

The mighty Eskimo Curlew’s actual migration took it from well above the Arctic Circle to Patagonia and back again every few months. All told, about 28,000 kilometres round-trip. Admittedly, we’re only going a few hundred up and down the 401, but when you add a concert harp and five excellent performers it begins to feel significant!

The Last Curlew, is a theatrical adaptation of the pioneering environmental novel by Canadian journalist and naturalist Fred Bodsworth, The Last of the Curlews.
Published in 1955, this slim, powerful and haunting
story gives both the author’s words and the namesake bird wings still today, even as the Eskimo Curlew is listed as critically endangered, and possibly extinct.

Our version of the story features a breathtaking dance performance by Julia Aplin, virtuoso playing by both Mark Fewer and Lori Gemmell and music by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Alexina Louie and R. Murray Schafer…  and the story, told in a distant future between an aging grandfather and his somewhat disinterested teenaged granddaughter, by me and the brilliant young actor and filmmaker Annika Broadhead.

Our shows are:

-April 27 in the lovely Old Town Hall, in Waterford, Ontario

  • April 28 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, Stittsville, Ontario (just west of Ottawa)
  • April 29 in St. Columba-by-the-Lake in Pointe Claire, Quebec
  • April 30 in Hudson and the historic Village Theatre.

If you are flying past the area on your way north, drop in and see us. Bodsworth’s haunting story will be with you the rest of your journey, no matter how far you go.