Exploring the February music scene

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From left are Rebecca Skye and Keegan Larose, two of the members of The Glen Trio, who will be at The Glengarrian on February 16.

Pictured (L-R) are Rebecca Skye and Keegan Larose, two of the members of The Glen Trio, who will be at The Glengarrian on February 16.   There’s so much great music happening this month in town, you’re going to wish you were two people. Here goes. Cornwall Winterfest is upon us with a great line up of music from Friday, Feb. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 17, in the park and at the Complex, including Sky People, Stephanie Coleman, Jamie Heath, Joel Sauve, The Normans and yours truly. Visit www.cornwallwinterfest.com for a complete schedule. The Benefit for Julie Smith is a two day musical showcase at La Maison (February 15 and 16), funds from which will go towards a medical procedure for a local woman who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis last year. The event will featuring a great local acts, the likes of  Shake the Tree, Maximum 80, Whiskey Sour, Heatley and Freakboy, Lovesick Mistress, The Trevor Walsh Group, Switchgear and Heroes Fall. If you’re looking for romance, Katerina’s Restaurant will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with Angelique Duruisseau (http://www.angelique-duruisseau.com) , back by popular demand, portraying Edith Piaf. Visit www.katerinasrestaurat.com for further information. The Glen Trio will be at the Glengarrian Pub and Restaurant on Saturday February 16, starting at 3:30. There will be a benefit supper for Cornwall Hospice at the Royal Canadian Legion, on Second Street, on Sunday, February 17 starting at 3. My boys and I will be playing songs from my CD and a selection of covers. It’s a great cause. The very quirky and entertaining, Bloodshot Bill (with special guest, Heroine Hayride) will be at Lola’s featuring, on Feb. 22nd. Check him out online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A43Yjn-snU.   Also on February 22nd, Switchgear, will be providing the music for the Agape Centre benefit dinner and dance at the Army Navy Air Force Veterans Club. All proceeds go to help people and families in our community.   Here are three new Canadian releases that have come across my desk this month. Alternative rock group, Christ VS Krishna, has recently released a seven track EP, Move and Scale. The band has graced the stages of the iconic El Mocambo and Lee’s Palace in Toronto, as well as having sharing the bill with noted performers Sam Roberts and Bedouin Soundclash. Check them out at www.christvskrishna.com. World Celtic artist from Calgary, Sora, has released her third CD, Scorpion Moon. Described as a cross between Loreena McKennitt and Sarah Brightman, the sound is worldly, ethereal and relaxing. Visit www.soramusic.ca. From Edmonton, Buckman Coe’s new EP, Crow’s Nest, is a really great mix of soul, folk and reggae, among others. His songs with a conscience are highlighted by his very fine vocals.  I really recommend you check him out at www.buckmancoe.com. If you have music news or an event you’d like mentioned here, please drop me a line at roxannedelage@gmail.com.

Organizations: The Trevor Walsh Group, Royal Canadian Legion, Agape Centre

Geographic location: Second Street, Toronto, Calgary Edmonton

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