Folkus features two shows on March 24

Big Little Lions with special guests Outside I’m A Giant

Folkus has two shows for you this month — our regular evening show plus a family matinee.

Evening Show March 24 8:00 PM

Big Little Lions are rolling into Almonte with a suitcase full of joy.  Poppy, bright, and delightful, Big Little Lions bring us beautiful harmonies and hummable melodies. Big Little Lions feature Helen Austin and Paul Otten; they work long distance (she’s in BC, he’s in Ohio), but sound like they’re always side by side. They’re currently touring in support of their fourth album, Alive and Well, released February 23rd. Like their previous album, Just Keep Moving, it is beautifully crafted, balancing a range of instruments (guitar, banjo, violin, and keys, along with whistles, handclaps, accordion, and harmonica) in support of their voices and lyrics.

Our opener for this show will be Outside I’m a Giant, a talented group from the Gatineau side of the Valley. They released their first full-length recording, Point Comfort at the Black Sheep Inn this fall. Their folky sound is anchored by deep baritone voice of lead singer-songwriter Jérémi Pierre Caron, multiple instruments in the hands of Samuelle Desjardins, fluid clarinet from Gabriel Bouchard and the haunting pedal steel of Pascal Desgagné.

Family Matinee March 24 3:00 PM

As a special treat for families, we will be offering a 45-minute, family-friendly afternoon show with Big Little Lions. The music will be much the same, but the beverages will be kid-appropriate, and dancing is definitely encouraged, as are clapping, singing along, and twirling.

Big Little Lions’ cheerful songs can entertain kids without driving parents crazy.

This will be a great afternoon outing. Admission is $15/person, or $50/family. Children under three are free. Tickets for this show will be available online at and at the door (cash only please).

Our shows are still happening at the Almonte Old Town Hall.

Doors open at a half hour before showtime; seats are not reserved.