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  • Last l'Arche Hootenanny before summer - Sunday at 7 pm! Please join us!

    Timothy Blinks posted on May 26, 2013 20:54

    Hello everyone,

    As some are already aware, I'm afraid my time at L'Arche is coming to an end. And I'm now planning on hitting the road this summer as an eco-vagabond. But enough about me, there's still a month's worth of hootenannies to enjoy! We're talking every Sunday from here 'til May 26.

    Here's the full dates:
    May 5 - Celebration of Pete Seeger's 93rd birthday.
    May 12
    May 19
    May 26 - Final hoot... and party?! Well, I plan on bringing beer and chips. Feel free to bring treats for you or for sharing.

    Will hootenannies resume in the future? Well, that depends on the feedback I get.
    I'm planning on being back in Ottawa for the fall, and I do enjoy them.
    Do you think they should continue? How has the time worked or not worked for you? Any other thoughts?

    Hope to see y'all around,

    What: L'Arche Hootenanny
    Where: 197 Hinton Ave. N
    When: Unless you hear otherwise, every Sunday, show up from 6:45 on, singing starts around 7, ends between 8 & 8:30.

    I don't like wasting your time. If you want to get off this list – I will not be offended – drop me an e-mail at:


    Here's a message from BUG member Tim Kitz:

    Hi everyone!

    I'm part of a L'Arche house and community here in Ottawa. (L'Arche is at base an agency, but one that aspires to be a 'community for people with and without intellectual disabilities').

    We've revived an old L'Arche Ottawa tradition – a weekly Hootenanny where we gather to make music together informally. We sing songs together around the kitchen table after supper Sunday nights, and we wanted to invite you folks to join us.

    My house is located at 197 Hinton Ave North, near the corner of Parkdale and Wellington in Hintonburg. The singing starts around 7 and ends between 8 and 8:30. Emphasis on informal, so there's no need to be hardcore about start-times – show up when you can, and leave when you like.

    So if once a month isn't enough of a fix for you, please come, and bring your ukes (and other instruments) too! All the songs should be easy to join in on – lots of call and response parts, simple repeating choruses, and pretty straightforward chording – and we're aiming for a messy folk sound anyways. Honestly, this is an even lower pressure setting than BUG nights as far as making 'mistakes,' if you can imagine.
    We have quite a bit of space in the house – just show up! Part of the idea behind keeping it informal and doing it every week, is so that people know it's always available, and feel free to come when it works with the day's schedule and energy levels.

    Posted in: Calendar of Special Events, Other BUG gatherings (1 Comments)


Sue Rogers
# Sue Rogers
Monday, November 21, 2011 9:09 PM
Mark and I genuinely enjoyed joining your gang for the hootenanny on Sunday, Nov 20, 2011 – we didn’t want to stop it was so much fun! It was wonderful to meet everyone and share music together! We're planning on making this one of our regular Sunday events as much as we can. Thanks Tim!