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St. Andy’s Rhythm and Roots Presents The Travelling Mabels

The Travelling Mabels are an ACMA award winning folk/country group from southern Alberta, Canada.
For more than a decade, they have brought their own unique brand of harmony, humour and musicianship to Canadian audiences from coast to coast, performing at venues ranging from folk clubs and community halls to big festivals such as the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival. In addition, they have shared the stage with many notable artists such as Ian Tyson, Tom Jackson, The Elvis Imperials and Gene Watson.

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St. Andy’s Rhythm and Roots Presents Dave Gunning

Dave Gunning is best defined as a master craftsman. Over the course of 23 years and 11 earlier albums, the Nova Scotian folk singer/songwriter has diligently sharpened his skills, developing into a poetic storyteller and emotionally convincing singer with few equals.

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St. Andy’s Rhythm and Roots Presents Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other: Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives delivering his “songs of lyrical intelligence” according to BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris.

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St. Andy’s Rhythm and Roots Presents Valdy

Valdy has toured Canada for forty-six years, and plays regularly in New Zealand with Kiwi mate Graham Wardrop. He has also toured Austria, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, and was an oft-invited performer at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas.

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St. Andy’s Rhythm and Roots Presents Oscar Lopez

Multi Juno Award winner Oscar Lopez’s Latin guitar groove makes him a standout on the world music stage. Oscar’s infectious rhythms, guitar mastery and improvisational wit will make you marvel and definitely want to get up and dance. Oscar has shared the stage with dancers from Alberta Ballet and with big bands like The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra with Spirit of the West.

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St. Andy’s Rhythm and Roots Presents The Wardens

The Wardens – Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt – are a Banff National Park-based trio whose stories rise from the very land they’ve protected for the past 60+ years.  The Wardens’ mountain music blends folk, roots and western styles. The trio have performed at Folk Alliance International, Canmore Folk Fest, Alberta Showcase and shared the stage with Blue Rodeo, Paul Brandt, Scenic Route to Alaska and Ian Tyson.

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TerZettto Brings The Laughs


A high tempo, high action show mixed with family friendly jokes!

By Amielle Christopherson

The last time the members of TerZettto performed the show was last December, but member Etienne Audent isn’t concerned. According to him, the show is about the cast themselves, just turned up and more dramatic. They will simply be slipping into roles they’ve practiced their entire lives for.

“We know the show. The show is kind of based on us. It’s going to be easy to get back into it,” he said. The group will be getting together and practicing, working on their blocking. “It’s just going to be timing wise, making sure we have the right timing and are hitting the right spots. Because there’s a lot of stuff flying around, there’s a lot of things that can go wrong, so we have to be on point.”

Audet explained that the show is “us to the extreme, but it’s still us. So it’s giving that to people and hopefully they will like it, hopefully they will like us.” The troupe’s goal is to bring joy to people and make them laugh for the hour and help them forget about their problems, even if it’s just for a short time.

The show, which is part of the Lougheed’s Fountain Tire Free All Ages series, will combine elements of clowning with jokes and daring and Audet says the aim is to get laughs from everyone, which isn’t always the easiest task.

“It’s just to make sure everyone finds something they can relate to,” he said. “For children, it’s not easier but it’s more simple. I don’t want to say that anything will make them laugh, but anything if done properly will make them laugh.” He added that, teenagers are probably the hardest group to make laugh. “Teenagers, they don’t like anything. Finding a way where they can relate to us is also a good challenge,” he said with a chuckle.

For adults, the trick is to integrate some mature humour with the family friendly jokes and clowning, things that adults will get that kids won’t. Audet is confident they’ve found the right mix to make everyone laugh, including the adults. “Every time we have a show on the weekends, we always hear adults laugh. Or even if we do the school show, we hear the teachers laugh at some stuff and we know that, ‘Okay, the teacher has a student who acts like I am right now.’ It’s trying to find a way where everyone can relate to you.”

The characters, three clumsy clowns, use wood props for their show, so the audience can expect a few boo-boos thrown in, which always gets people to laugh during the high tempo, high action show.

“Kids love that!” said Audet. “They do laugh when someone gets hurt. We don’t get hurt, but, you know. I’ll knock on wood for sure, but we’re lucky enough to know our craft and have enough time to get ready before that when we are on stage and when we’re performing and everything goes well.”

The stop in Camrose will be part of the group’s 12 city, 20 day tour. It will be Audet’s first time in Alberta and he’s excited to see the province and meet the people.

“It’s going to be my first time in Alberta, so I’m really excited to see it,” he said. “I really want to get and meet the locals. We’re really excited to just meet the people and make them laugh.”

TerZettto will be performing at the Lougheed Performing Arts Centre Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. The show is free, but the audience will need a ticket to get in. Get your tickets by going online to: or calling the Box Office at: 780-608-2922.

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Chant’Ouest & Contact West: 19 to 22 September 2019

From September 19 to 22, 2019, Edmonton will host Chant’Ouest and Contact West 2019. More than 150 artists, broadcasters and industry stakeholders from across the country and Europe will converge on the city of Edmonton for a week of workshops, discussions, networking events and performances by professional artists.

Contact West 2019

A must-see, Contact West is the only French-language performing arts market in Western Canada. With its showcases, workshops, exhibition booths and networking opportunities, Contact Ouest facilitates meetings between artists, broadcasters and professionals in the French-language performing arts industry in order to increase the frequency and quality dissemination in western and northern Canada. Through the presence of producers as well as national and international broadcasters, Contact Ouest offers high visibility to artists, across the country and across Canada’s borders.

Contact West 2019 is a production of the Réseau des grands espaces, presented in partnership with the Center for Musical Development (CDM) and The Francophone Arts Group of Alberta (RAFA).


The 30 th  edition of the Gala Chant’Ouest is presented in Edmonton, Alberta. The HOM is the proud producer of this event, which will bring together four emerging artists, all of whom are finalists on musical springboards in the six western provinces and territories. Artists will receive training, surrounded by music industry professionals, before performing on stage for a unique show / competition in the West on Thursday, September 19th! Two winners will then be selected to represent Western and Northern Canada at the Granby International Song Festival, Quebec, in August 2020. The goal of this event is to provide artists with an opportunity to make a strong entry into the world. the professional sphere of music.

It is in front of an  audience of nearly 200 people  that the artists will try to win their place for Granby. The family nature of the event attracts as many fans as professionals, mostly French-speaking. While a large portion of the public comes from Edmonton, the professionals come from more distant horizons: British Columbia, Yukon, Northern Territories, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are the provinces and territories involved in the event. 

Opening Cocktail of West Contact and Chant’Ouest

September 19 – 6:15 pm – La Cité francophone – La Rotonde

The Great Outdoors Network, the Music Development Center and RAFA invite participants to the opening cocktail that will mark the beginning of the Contact West. This activity will be followed by the Chant’Ouest Gala, which will allow you to discover the emerging talents of Western and Northern Canada.

It’s an appointment at La Cité francophone in La Rotonde

  • 8627 Marie-Anne Gaboury Street

The West Contact Showcases

Three showcases of six excerpts of shows each will be presented during the Contact West. These 18 performances will be an opportunity to showcase eighteen artists from Western and Northern Canada, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. They will present a twenty minute excerpt from the show they want to shoot. Each excerpt will be followed by a short interview to help you better know the artist or group. The showcases will be held at La Cité francophone in Edmonton in the UniThéâtre room. Buses will be available to Contact West and Chant’Ouest participants between Coast Edmonton Plaza and La Cité francophone.