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NOTICE:  Change of Date!

Our next monthly Hootenanny will be held on
Friday, OCTOBER 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Location is near Erin Mills Parkway and Britannia Road
in Mississauga, Ontario
(Send me an email for location 

Free parking.
Comfortably Air Conditioned.
Wheelchair accessible.
Live, well-tuned upright piano.
Hosted by Jim Darley.

Meet new friends singing and playing live acoustic music together!  If you’d like to join us, send an email to “jim (at) darley (dot) net” and include your:


Baby and DadThe theme for our next get-together is “Babies / Being Born“.  Theme is optional, but it might just give you a focus to help you choose songs to bring.  For some ideas, check out Rise Up Singing, The Group Singing Songbook .

2017 Hootenannies
Upcoming Dates
Fridays @ 7:30 pm
(Once each month)

27 October (Change of date!)

24 November
15 December
(Winter 2018 Dates TBA)


Singing goes around the group in a circle. When your turn comes, you may:

  • choose to sing and/or play something,
  • request a song from the group in general or from a specific person,
  • or pass.

We all join in on choruses and anything else we recognize. There’s no official body of songs, though some people like to use Rise Up Singing (AKA “The Blue Book”) or other songbooks. Some people accompany themselves on various instruments, some sing a capella, some just play a tune on our live piano.  All genres of music are welcome: folk, blues, roots, jazz, country, gospel, reggae, pop, broadway, etc.

It’s a Pleasure to Know You
by Karl Williams

Thanks to Diane for introducing us to this lovely song and to Fred for the sheet music.  We’re making this our traditional closing song for the monthly Hootenanny.  Click here to listen to the song being sung by the composer, Karl Williams.

To see and print the lead sheet for the song, click on this link:
It’s a Pleasure to Know You (Words & Chords)

The sheet music (tune) is here:
It’s a Pleasure to Know You (Sheet music)

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Jim Darley, Organizer
905-821-0534 (text or voice)
jim (at) darley (dot) net