Silvercity/Gloucester Shopping Centre
Parties, Corporate Events, Fundraisers, Weddings
Bass: Lee-Pierre Shirey
Dickens Carolers have been enjoyed throughout
60% English/40% French (our most popular show in Ottawa)
80% English/20% French
80% French/20% English
50% English/50% French
100% in either official language.The repertoire includes a few carols in other traditional languages
German, Latin, Spanish, and Italian
Franglais is a band that plays a mixture of tunes
Musique canadienne française
French Canadian Tunes
Sens Unique: Un groupe de musique traditionnelle et populaire
qui vous offre des airs connus, des chansons à répondre, des reels et
des gigues, au violon, guitare et à l'accordéon.
Sens-Unique is a group
performing traditional and popular music (Piaf),
Sens Unique engaged the audience
with continuous energy.
Le Diable à Cinq, c’est un jeune band de folklore
It went extremely
well! Exceeded my expectations!
Soloist on Steelpan With Backing Tracks,
Eddie was amazing!!!! He is still playing now, love it!!!!
Eddie did such
a great job! He was very well received
Eddie was great. Residents really
enjoyed his show.
HE WAS AMAZING!!!
Member’s loved him!!!
Irish, Scottish, Breton, French, Christmas/Celtic, Old-Time
What a FABULOUS evening! LOVED every minute
I would like to thank you
once again for such a fabulous concert at Casey's,
SALES MANAGER, GOVERNMENT & PROTOCOL
Fairmont Château Laurier
Big thanks to you and your bandmates for
helping make our event so successful!
You did a wonderful job entertaining the crowd
and we heard from so many people about
how much they enjoyed the music.
Senior Director of Operations and Communications
Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa
Quelle belle musique
ce midi. Merci.
Thanks so much for
coming in Sunday.
so much for the great entertainment you provided
What a FABULOUS evening!
Klezmer, Jewish Jazz , Traditional Jazz
Scottish Country and Ceilidh Dancing Caller
Taught Scottish Dancing for Over 40 Years
Charles also address the haggis and recites Burns
Lois Siegel and Friends
Children's Music Workshop
Rideau Rural Roots
for Uncle Jack & Auntie Lois partnering with
us this weekend at the
You were both fabulous at the Festival and had everyone tapping their
______________________Under The Pines Music Festival
Puppets Up!: International Puppet
“You and the Fiddle Chicks were
He was fantastic! He actually had
quite a few ladies
Paddy G & The Mennie Man They were really good.
Paddy G & The Mennie Man
They were really good.
Songs for Children
Six years and younger
Performing for over 30 years
Puppets, Props, Guitar, Xylophone, Harmonica, Rhythm Instruments
Teddy Bears' Picnic, Rubber Duckie, The Cat Came Back, Apples and Bananas
The People in Your Neighborhood
Big Band era
On The Sunnyside of The
Street, Blue Moon, Cheek To Cheek, Side by Side
Bars, Coffee Houses,
House Parties, Festivals
Squeezebox Chicks perform all types of music:
Kitchen Parties, Holidays, Anniversaries, Birthdays
Old-Time, Broadway Show Tunes, Jazz, Blues, Classic
Rock, Popular Tunes
Ralph Hopper, Saxophones/Guitar; Jean Trudel, Trumpet/Fugelhorn
Paul O’Connor, Piano/Vocals; Ed Stevens, Guitar;
Andre Van Schyndel, Bass/Vocals; Sacha Contant-Nagy, Drums
Canadian music: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues
From the 1960's to Today: Powder Blues Band, Joni Mitchell
Lighthouse, Jeff Healey, Manteca, the Guess Who
Oscar Peterson, David Braid, Daniel Lanois, Snaggle
Dances, Parties, Celebrations, Charities
It went very well. The residents loved it.
WOW!!! Dale brought 8 instruments. The residents thought
they were great.
Corporate Affairs, Parties
Corporate Affairs, Parties
It went great with the Swing Guys.
THEY WERE AMAZING!! Just a lovely duo who
played great tunes Lisa
Isaacs B.A., CMP
Isaacs B.A., CMP
Sonic Blue Jazz Combo
Albert Kaprielian (Piano), Michael Pytura (Vocals)
Daniel Ko (Saxophone), Bohne Forsberg (Bass)
Art Katona (Trombone), and Ron Rancourt (Drums)
Jazz, Blues, Swing, Groove, Funk
Standard Vocal Repertoire
1930s to 1960s
When You're Smiling, Satin Doll, Ain't Misbehavin'
I've Got Rhythm, Fly Me To the Moon, Bye Bye Blackbird
On the Sunny Side of the Street, Summertime
Take the A Train
Corporate Events, Private Parties, Charitable Functions, Weddings
"All of Me"
Featuring Michael Pytura on Vocals
It Don't Mean a Thing
|Ball & Chain Duo
Vintage Country and Cajun Dance Music
Mike Mopas, Bass
Valeriy Nehovora, Drums
David Constant, Keyboards
Ian Schwartz, Saxophone & Clarinet
Pat Willbond, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Rick Picard, Percussion
Sarah Monica , Percussion, Vocals, Dance
Classic Swing, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock
Lounges, Special Events
Gary Racicot, Accordion
Joseph Crowley, Guitar & Vocals
Cape Breton, Celtic, Light Classical, French,
Birthday Parties, Christmas Parties,
Trio with Neil Sealy
Can't Help Falling in Love, Danny Boy,
Robert has a great voice and plays
the piano very well.
Classiques Québécois: Cent Mille Chansons, Y'a Une Étoile Pour Vous
Sylvie Duchesneau, Clarinet
Garry Elliot, Guitar
Classical & Jazz
©Photo by Lois Siegel
Queen's Jubilee Medal
Jeanette is a fantastic Acadian performer.
She sings, she dances, she plays the spoons, harmonica, and piano. She
knows how to involve her audience by encouraging them to participate
in fun tunes. Her stories about her family are heartwarming. Your hands
will be clapping; your toes will be tapping to “Mi’kmaq.” Your smiles
will be a mile wide for “My Forgetter.” Your eyes will tear to
“My Daughter, My friend/ My Mother My Friend.” A show you will
never forget…”I’m An Acadian-Canadian, Eh!”
It was incredible!
They were amazing!!
The residents loved them!!
Photo by Jan Amell
Celtic, Classical, Old-Time, Jazz
Weddings, Special Events, Parties, Funerals
They loved him. He is perfect for a Sunday afternoon tea.
I will book him in the future.
Chartwell Rideau Place Retirement Residence
It went very well, thank you!
Evan was great!
Photo by LeeAnne Watt
Irish, Scottish, and Ottawa Valley Step Dance
15, 30, or 45 Minute Performances
A recent highlight for some members of the group
was travelling to Scotland with the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band
to perform for the Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle.
Celtic Cross Dancers and Fiddler
The ladies were fantastic as always!
Albert and the Collection
40s to 80s Pop-Rock Band
Scott Voelzing, Keyboards; Joe Ivison, Drums; Albert Cardarelli, Frontman/Vocals
John Julian, Bass; John Battison, Guitar
Scott and Albert Duo
Charities, Fundraisers, Weddings, Legions, Private Parties
FABULOUS. Very well done :)
The wedding is over - spectacular.
Angela Blackwell, Clarinet
Bob Brown, Horn
Elsa Slater, Flute
Christiane Wilke, Oboe
Gordon Slater, Bassoon
Photo by Lois Siegel
John Henry Lacasse
Vocals, Guitar, Blues, Country, Popular, 50's, 60's, Irish
Rock & Roll
House Parties, Pubs, Festivals, Corporate Events, Retirement Homes
Jingle Bell Rock, White Christmas
Silent Night, Feliz Navidad
2005 Inductee, Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame
Everyone seemed to be enjoying his music.
I personally quite liked his repertoire.
He interacted with the crowd, introduced songs, was not shy to chat.
He uses background prerecorded tracks
which helps – given we were outdoors, and he is a one man show…
Guitar playing was great. Overall, he did a great job – much enjoyed
Live Piano, Guitar, Saxophone,
Ukulele, Harmonica, Vocals
The British Invasion
Simon Clarke and Paul Anthony
Simon starts with a cabaret-style mixture of British
Invasion and comedy songs,
50+ years experience on the bagpipes,
He is great. Everyone enjoyed it. He knows his stuff! Thanks.
Fantastic - he was great!
with the Ottawa Police Service Pipe Band for 24 years
Funerals, Memorial Services
Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Pipe Band
©Photo by Lois Siegel
Twenty years experience, including the Highland Mist Pipe Band
and the RCMP Pipes and Drums, National Capital Region
Piping engagements for Head Tables, Weddings and Memorials
With over 40 years piping experience
with military, police and civilian pipe bands
Photo Courtesy: The Senate of Canada
From April 1992 until his retirement,
Hugh Macpherson served as pipe major
Pat Hallett, Rhythm Guitar (white jacket)
Denny Welburn, Lead Guitar; Richard Wills, Drums;
Roger Héroux, Bass Guitar; Roddy McCann, Sax
50s –60s Rock ‘n Roll
Great Balls of Fire, Wake Up Little Suzie, Rock Around the Clock
Peggy Sue, Jailhouse Rock, Surfin USA, Mustang Sally
My Girl, Satisfaction, I Saw Her Standing There
Fundraisers, Weddings, Dances, Fairs, Corporate Events, Parties
All went very well, and Ellen played beautifully!
Contemporary, Jazz and Classical
Marie Deziel, Lois Siegel, Dan Perkins
Irish, Scottish, Breton, Welsh
French, Old-Time, Country, Latin American
Spoons, Ugly Stick, Washboard
Maggie in the Woods & The Girl I Left Behind Me
Road to Lisdoonvarna & Morrison's
I was going to e-mail you and tell you how fantastic you three were.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. John enjoyed it especially.
I am going to recommend your band wherever I can.
Surprise Birthday Party for Her Husband John
The seniors loved it
Résidence de la Gappe
Everybody had a super evening. The band was excellent.
I have heard wonderful things!!
Photo by Paul Jean
Lois Siegel, Marie Deziel
Fiddles, Bodhran, Spoons
Fiddle Chicks perform all types of music:
Thanks for a wonderful performance at
my Halloween party.
Country, Celtic, Blues, Cajun,
Reggae, French, Folk
The "Hawaiian Luau" performance
went very well with The
Diplomats "Elvis Impersonator" Show
I wanted to
thank you for the lovely band you sent.
The Diplomats were fantastic.
The Diplomats were
the best band we have EVER had
The party went really well. The residents
are still talking about it.
Bev and the Torpedos
Jazz, Pop, Rock, Disco
Just wanted to let you know that
Natalie was absolutely lovely
Nathalie was great. Residents loved
Age Fusion of Original Compositions
The event was fantabulous.
Raymundo and Irene
were great yesterday
The entertainment was great! I had
so many wonderful reviews,
We were extremely pleased with
evening went very well.
Larry was absolutely
fantastic. The residents just loved him.
It went great,
thank you so much!
We had a wonderful time and created
a great memory.
___________________________________ Traditional Country,
Rock and Roll,
Latin, Bosnian, Celtic, French
Rock and Roll,
Latin, Bosnian, Celtic, French
Contemporary Square Dance Caller/Teacher
Albert Kaprielian Jazz Trio
Jazz Standards from a Performance at the
Just wanted to let you know that Albert was great
It went very well. He is a pleasure.
I got so many compliments
from residents and family.
Thank you so much. They got everyone up and dancing.
Albert was wonderful. The concert was very mellow,
yet right on theme.
Residents enjoyed him.
Fantastic! Thank you. Great group
Magician for over 39 years,
Elliott offers a wide range
He was wonderful...the staff,
residents and family members
Sylvie Duchesneau et David Renaud
Clarinet & Bass Clarinet
Classical to Light Jazz
Ballroom Dance, Music from Classic Movies
Classical, Jazz, Tango, World,
Moe & Pat - Harmony II
Mexican Fiesta, Blue Hawaii,
The Big Band Years, Country Classics
The Weavers, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens
Guitars, Keyboards, Accordions
Doug and Yves Laroche were amazing,
Music with a message!
tuneful 11-track collection
Natalia and Montuno
Natalia Leonor Cabrera - Vocals
Classical, Jazz, Latin, Popular, Funk, Christmas
I’m Sixty-Four (Lennon)
Air on the G String (Bach)
Jazz Standards, Smooth Jazz, Funk, and Latin at
Days of Wine and Roses, Lullaby of Birdland, Night
& Day, Satin Doll
Route 66, Bitch, Dead Flowers, Under
Anna Baksheeva, Violin;
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Tango, Fiddle, Country, Folk,
Christmas, Mother's Day, Valentine’s, Canada Day,
Air G String
Anna Baksheeva and Andrew Mah
HOSS is a 5-piece band, including pedal
steel and fiddle,
Kemptville Community Concert Band
and Contemporary East Coast/Irish/Scottish Celtic Music
Down home feeling where all your relatives and neighbors
Full Variety Showband
Top 40, 70's, 80's, 90's, R&B, Soul, Funk,
Motown, Dance, Jazz
Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate
Events, Social Events
the motion picture premiered
Montreal’s most sought after showband,
The Directors, were the band cast
________________________________________Prince Edward Island
Fit as a Fiddle Canada
Fit as a Fiddle Canada's one-hour show is
Celtic, Latin, Original and Easy Listening
Note: Films shown on Video projected on Screen or TV, dark room
SIEGEL is known as chief cook and bottle washer
filmmaker, writer, photographer, professor, and would-be fiddler.
She lives in Ottawa, Canada. Siegel was named
one of the Capital City's Top 50: People who are
shaping the future of the National Capital
by Ottawa Life Magazine, 2002. She taught Video Production
at the University of Ottawa for 18 years.
Siegel won 1st Prize “Photography” at the
23rd Annual ArtEast Art & Photo Exhibition, Orleans, Ontario
(2004) for her portrait of “The Crowd” trumpeter Adam Bell.
In previous years she won 2nd place, (1999)
for her portrait of Irish Actor Stephen Rea,
and 3rd place (2002) for her portrait of Italian Actress Sophia Loren.
of her photographs (film producers, directors
actors) were displayed
in Complexe Desjardins during the
20th Anniversary of the Montreal World Film Festival
1996, and 120 of her photos were displayed
at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2002.
Ottawa Turkish Festival
wrote/photographed for “Cinema Canada”
and has also written and photographed for FPS
(Frames Per Second): The Magazine of Animation
and The Ottawa Citizen.
She is also a
for The Glebe Report, Ottawa and photographer for
The Ottawa Business Journal.
A selection of
her photographs may be seen here:
Equipment required: screen or TV, dark room
capacity to show DVDs.
Film and Investigative Journalism
John Zaritsky has won more than 40 awards for his documentary films.
His major honors include an Academy Award®
in 1982 for his documentary “Just Another Missing Kid.”
The story of a rich and powerful Ottawa family
trying to find their teenage son
who had gone missing while on his way to summer school.
But everywhere they went, police refused
to help and finally a private detective was hired
to track down the two killers of the teenage boy.
First broadcast on the CBC’s Fifth Estate, April, 1981.
Watch Online: http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/missingkid/
In 1995-96, he was an artist-in-residence at
the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley.
Zaritsky taught documentary film at the University of British Columbia
as an adjunct professor
Prior to entering the film business
Zaritsky worked as a newspaper reporter for seven years.
In 1970, he received a Ford Foundation Fellowship to study at the
Washington Journalism Center for six months.
He won a National Newspaper Award for his investigative reporting
at Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, 1972.
"Leave Them Laughing" is a real
life musical comedy
starring Carla Zilbersmith, a Berkeley California
comedienne, singer and songwriter
who is dying of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The documentary chronicles Carla’s debilitating illness
while she vows to leave audiences laughing
with her jokes and quips about death and dying.
World premiere: The Hot Docs Film Festival, May 6,2010
Nine awards at 15 festivals.
"Tears Are Not Enough" chronicles the day
top Canadian musical stars came together
to record a song for Ethiopian famine victims.
Featuring Neil Young, Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell
Anne Murray, and Cory Hart, the film was a behind-the-scenes
at a recording session in which even the biggest stars
left their egos at the studio door. The film was released theatrically
in Canada and Los Angeles and first broadcast
by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in December, 1985.
Special occasions, business promotions, family celebrations
letters, biographies, publicity, art shows
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and can capture the exact messages you want to convey
to your audience, co-workers or family.
His specialties are features, personal portraits, and event previews.
bios, copywriting, corporate copy, ghostwriting, profiles
media releases, reports, resumes
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Photo by Bill Blackstone
Stephanie et Hugues
Meghan & Dominic
Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa
50th Wedding Anniversary
Andrew Haydon Park
Photo by Lois Siegel
Victor Turco Photographer
Photo by Jerry Abramowicz
Greg Van Riel Photographer
Architecture, advertisements, landscape design
people, catalogues, and events
Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli
The shop is an art gallery, coffee shop,
restaurant, deli, and gourmet food emporium.
And don't forget the bagels.
©Photos by Lois Siegel
You can find items
that you can't find anywhere else in town.
"The Toast of the Town"
Montreal Smoked Meat
Vince has the largest selection of dark chocolate in all of Ottawa.
An entire walkway, the size of a large grocery aisle
is devoted to the darkest and sinful of chocolaty delights.
© Photo by Lois Siegel
April 30, 2011