Fall 2016 Concert Series
Fri Sep 23, 2016 – Union Duke co-bill with Dave Gunning
Sat Oct 22, 2016 – Steve Poltz with special guests Corin Raymond
Fri Dec 2, 2016 – Ennis Sisters Christmas Concert
Purchasing a Ticket
You can either purchase a Single Ticket (1 show for $20) from either of our sponsors Brian’s Record Option – 613-542-2452 at 381 Princess, Kingston – or Tara Natural Foods – 613-546-6049, Princess St, Kingston OR you can purchase it online – click here to purchase online tickets
Lynn Miles performed on December 18, 2015 at The Isabel
Lynn’s newest project, This Heart That Lives in Winter, premiered at the National Arts Centre last year and we are delighted to present it at The Isabel with special guests Rebecca Campbell, Keith Glass and a string quartet.
Ken Whiteley & The Beulah Band performed on November 7, 2015
Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band are creating exciting new music that is deeply rooted in traditional North American folk forms. The band consists of Ken Whiteley with Frank from The Slocan Ramblers, Ben Whiteley from New Country Rehab and Rosalyn Dennett from Oh My Darling — each outstanding and versatile instrumentalists and great singers. You’ll hear echoes of blues, gospel, swing, string and jug band sounds.
Irish Mythen is an amazing and powerful singer based in PEI who won the 2015 ECMA for roots recording of the year. She is a true entertainer who is known for her gripping live shows. She is the storyteller who will grasp your attention and who will bring you on an incredible and emotional journey, as well as the comedian with a joie de vivre who’ll have you laughing from the very beginning until long after the end of her show.
Ray Bonneville performed on October 17, 2015
Ray Bonneville is a poet of the demimonde who didn’t write his first song until his early 40s, some 20 years after he started performing. But with a style that sometimes draws comparisons to JJ Cale and Daniel Lanois, this blues-influenced, New Orleans-inspired “song and groove man,” as he’s been so aptly described, luckily found his rightful calling.
Successful collaboration between Live Wire and local music schools
Live Wire Music Series presents an exciting ground breaking ‘first’ for Kingston’smusic scene. Three music schools, Renaissance School of Music, Kingston School of Music and Centre Stage School of Music will deliver a full day of music workshops led by Kingston music school instructors.
LIVE WIRE Music School Information Package
LIVE WIRE Music School Registration & Preferences
Music School FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Ariana Gillis / Dylan Perron on April 17, 2015
Two great artists, Ariana Gillis Trio and Dylan Perron, will close out this year’s season. The show is a co-production between Live Wire Music Series and the Centre culturel Frontenac.
Ariana Gillis, Young Performer of the Year at the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards, from St. Catharines, Ontario, launched her second album, Forget Me Not with a live appearance on the US satellite station Sirius XM. The show was hosted by Dave Marsh, author of more than 25 books on rock and roll and known as the “dean of American rock writers” who admits to being her biggest fan.
Forget Me Not, like her first CD, To Make It Make Sense, is a collection of Ariana’s original songs. “Original” not only indicates that she wrote or co-wrote all the songs, but that the subjects are unusual. Not many artists (regardless of their age) write songs about creatures in a lake with healing powers, people in adjacent graves chatting with each other, the annual slaughter of dolphins in a cove in Japan, or young sailors forced to walk the plank.
“I’m staggered by how good she is. There is not much that impresses me these days but after hearing her available tracks I can honestly say she’s the single most exciting thing I’ve heard in a very long time.”
– Bernie Taupin, Elton John’s lyricist
“Ariana is two people in one. She’s a normal nice demure 21-year-old, but when she begins to sing her entire body is taken over by the most powerful force, and the songs become a lot more than just words or music…. her stage presence is the most visually grabbing I’ve ever seen. I was stunned at the intense connection between herself and what she was singing; I thought of the strength of character that embodied Janis Joplin’s performances.” Steve Wozniak –Apple Computers co-founder
Dylan Perron and Elixir de Gumbo is a secret recipe of the circle of La Motte farm in Abitibi. A cup of bluegrass, a pint of blues, a tablespoon of folk and a pinch of Celtic. Everything is washed down with a string quartet. An explosive mix of the most invigorating! Click this link to watch them on YouTube.
DALA with guests ALPHABOT! on March 6, 2015
Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of DALA are Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year.
ALPHABOT! duo Jake Roels and Willow Weber opened for DALA. To hear one of their songs, go to YouTube