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Folkus offers you great entertainment in the warm setting of the Almonte Old Town Hall. Our next show is Saturday, March 26th

K.E.W.T., will be joining us all the way from Elphin, Ontario. While many locals have heard Terry Tufts and Kathryn Briggs as individuals locally (Terry’s recent Lightfoot show at the Barley Mow was standing-room only), their duo show is a rare experience, with a balance of mind-bending instrumentals and passionate vocals. Terry will bring a selection of guitars from his vast collection and Kathryn will be working her magic on the Steinway; they will be joined on stage by renowned bassist John Geggie.

Allison Lupton, from Stratford, is this year’s winner of Folk Music Ontario’s Songs from the Heart Award. She works in the Celtic tradition, and her tunes feature fiddle and banjo as well as her vocals and flute. Lively enough for a Contra dance, serene enough to soar, Lupton promises sweet sounds — her band includes renowned folk veteran Ian Bell, acclaimed bass player Denis Rondeau, and Grand North American Fiddle Champion Shane Cook. They delight listeners with beautiful renditions of traditional and contemporary songs and tunes that take you away to another time and then dance you home again.

Rumour has it that the two bands may team up onstage for a couple of joint numbers. Further rumours indicate that the renowned Pikasso guitar (built by Linda Manzer) may be out of its cage for the night.

This will be a wonderful night for fans of traditional folk, as well as guitar fiends, banjo maniacs, and fiddle heads.

As always, folkus doors open at 7:30 pm and seating is first-come, first-served. Showtime is at 8:00. folkus offers a cash-only bar with Whitewater Brewing beer, Ontario wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly. You can get tickets at $30/show online <http://folkusalmonte.eventbrite.ca>, at Mill Street Books in Almonte, as well as the door. Student tickets are available at $15/ea. Details at <www.folkusalmonte.com>. Questions? hello@folkusalmonte.com.