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Our next monthly Hootenanny will be held on
Friday, Feb 22, 2019
at 7:30 pm

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

Free parking.
Comfortably Air Conditioned.
Wheelchair accessible.
Live, well-tuned upright piano.

Hosted by Jim Darley and Carolyn Lykkemark.

Meet new friends singing and playing live acoustic music together!  If you’d like to join us, you can go and sign up on the mailing list here.

Or, send an email to “jim (at) darley (dot) net” and include your:


The 91st Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.  Appropriately, the theme for our next get-together is…

Music from the Movies

Singin' In The Rain - Gene Kelly

(Shout-out to Heather Sinnett for that great suggestion.)

Remember, the 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 .

2019 Hootenannies
Upcoming Dates
Fridays @ 7:30 pm
(Once each month)

22 February
22 March
26 April
31 May
21 June


 A typical song circle

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.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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