Next Monthly Mississauga Hootenanny…

Friday, May 31, 2019

7:30 – 10:00 pm


Hosted by Jim Darley
and Carolyn Lykkemark

Located near Erin Mills Parkway and Britannia Road in Mississauga, Ontario.  If you would like to join us, please get in touch using the Contact Page.  We’ll send you all the details by return email.

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

The theme for our next Hootenanny is…


One of the most iconic and life-altering events in America’s history – the completion of the transcontinental railroad – happened at Promontory Point in Utah on May 10, 1869.
@spike150utah #goldenspike #jupiter #railfan #trains #intercontinentalrailway #railway #chineselabour

Remember, the theme is always 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 .

What is a Hootenanny?

A “Hootenanny” or Song Circle is a gathering of folks who love to  sing together. 

Instruments, while not required, may include guitars, banjos, ukuleles, harps, harmonicas, autoharps, fiddles, piano and, of course, voices.

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.  All genres of music are welcome including folk, blues, roots, jazz, country, gospel, reggae, pop, broadway, etc.

Some people accompany themselves on their instruments, some sing a capella, some just play a tune on our live piano.  And some just listen.  Everyone who loves singing is welcome.