Playing MAIN STAGE July 10th!!!!!
Oh My Darling is excited to be returning to Toronto for this year's Folk Alliance International conference! We have 8 showcases you can check out, all happening at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto! We are so excited to be returning to the Big Smoke to connect with artists and industry folks in the folk community Worldwide!
We hope to see you there!
Folk Alliance International2013 Showcase Schedule
Thursday, February 21st
7pm OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Rossetti Room ( Performance Alley) Red Elevator
11pm Manitoba Music Acoustic Room Suite # 1162 Green Elevator
1:15am Monkey Room Suite # 1074 Green Elevator
2am Manitoba Music Suite Suite #1181 Green Elevator
Saturday, February 23rd
10:30pm Slocan Ramblers Suite #1265 Green Elevator
Midnight Manitoba Music Acoustic Room Suite #1162 Green Elevator
1:10am Slocan Ramblers Suite #1265 Green Elevator
2:00am Sweet Beaver Suite Suite #1080 Green Elevator
I'm sure by now you have already bought you and your loved ones a ticket for the show, but why not enter our free ticket giveaway and have a chance to win a couple more to share with the guy who serves you at the coffee shop or your favourite car mechanic!! Just answer our Louis Riel Trivia Question in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address, and have a chance to win 2 free tickets to the Oh My Darling Venez danser EP Release at the West End Cultural Centre January 26th, 2013!!
Here's the Question:
In 1866, Louis Riel left his religious studies at College de Montréal to pursue what type of apprenticeship?
A winner will be announced on Thursday January 24th!!
Hope to see you next Saturday!!
Warm wishes from,
Oh My Darling
Novembre 16, 2012
This just in! Winnipeg Folk Festival Presents: Oh My Darling Live in Concert at the West End Cultural Centre! The concert is in celebration of the release of our francophone EP Venez danser, and will feature songs from the new album, as well as all your Oh My Darling favourites! The big event will take place on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 8:00PM (doors at 7:15PM), and TICKETS ARE ON SALE TODAY! You can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster, the West End Cultural Centre, and The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.
We will be having the sweet duet Fire & Smoke open the show, and then Oh My Darling is going to play one of our most exciting concerts yet, with loads of special guests, including Daniel Roy, Norman Dugas, David Dandeneau, special dance group for the night and many more surprises! If you aren't in the area, or want a sneak preview of what's in store, you can buy Venez danser online through our website at www.ohmydarling.ca or on iTunes This is going to be a great night of music, with lots of special guests, and a rare chance to see Oh My Darling perform for a hometown audience, in one of Canada's finest live music venues, the West End Cultural Centre! Get your tickets early! Hope to see you there!
Venez Danser is the latest release by the stellar Canadian all-female roots quartet Oh My Darling. After returning from a busy summer of festivals, headlining two international tours, and releasing their second full length album Sweet Nostalgia, Oh My Darling is happy to announce the release of their very first album comprised of entirely French material. The 6-song EP is a collection of the French material the gals have been performing and recording over the last four years, and features Oh My Darling's unique talent for combining intricately arranged traditional music with beautiful original material.
October 29, 2012
We've been having a great fall with the release of our new EP Venez Danser. The Quebec release tour this September was such a success. We had a ball getting to open for the fabulous Lisa LeBlanc, and our packed showcase at POP Montreal was so fun! Check out our video from Magog, with the amazing Frank Evans filling in for our Darling Allison while she has been studying banjo at the Berklee College of Music in Boston! Luckily she skipped some school to come join us at POP, and the Western Canadian Music Awards, and Breakout West Festival in Regina, which was a great weekend of music and industry events. Oh My Darling was nominated for Best Roots Album for Sweet Nostalgia, and had some really fun showcases that were filled to the rafters with good people!
We are so excited to get all the gals together for a weekend of shows in Manitoba this November. On the 2nd we'll be out in Pinawa, and on the 3rd we're heading to Cypress River. The rest of the time we'll be busy writing and rehearsing, gearing up for a massive concert presented by the Winnipeg Folk Festival, at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg. There will be loads of special guests and tricks up our sleeve, accompanied by a West Coast tour, and it's all happening this January. We'll be posting dates at www.ohmydarling.ca/live so stay tuned!
Venez Danser is available now on iTunes, and is being released through Outside Music. You can follow the link on our website to purchase your very own copy, OR you can enter our FREE CD GIVEAWAY CONTEST!! By signing up for our mailing list, you will be entered into a draw to have a SIGNED COPY of Venez Danser mailed to your door! Existing subscribers to our mailing list will be automatically entered, and winners will be notified by email. We'll be holding the draw on November 30th, so cross your fingers, think positive, and you may find a signed Venez Danser EP in your mailbox in time for the holidays!
Hope you're in a cozy spot as the snow flies in!
Oh My Darling
Oh My Darling has just returned from a whirlwind of a tour of Quebec to Releasing our brand new EP en francais, Venez Danser! We'd like to give a grande merci to all the fabulous people that came out to our shows, and helped make this tour a success. A huge highlight for us was getting to play with the very talented Lisa Leblanc. WOW does she ever know how to rock!! We also had such a great time playing the POP Montreal festival, and really enjoyed getting to hear so much good music around one of the countries most beautiful cities!
This Thursday we are heading to Regina for the Breakout West Festival, and the Western Canadian Music Awards! Our album Sweet Nostalgia is nominated for Roots Album of the Year, and we are so honoured to be sharing the nomination with the many good friends (and great bands!!) in our category. If you're going to the festival, or in and around the Regina area, we are playing at THE CLUB on Friday Sept 28th at 11PM, and Saturday Sept 29th at CRAVE at 10PM.
Enjoy the autumn leaves, and we hope to see you down the road!
OH MY DARLING xox
Sept. 11th - Quebec City, QC
L'Agitée - 251, Dorchester
Sept. 12th - Trois-Rivières, QC
Le Zénob - 171, rue Bonnaventure
Showtime : 10PM
Sept. 13th - Victoriaville, QC
Vieux Saint-Pierre - 2A, Saint-Pierre
Show time : 9PM
Sept. 14th - North Hatley, QC
Auberge La Caravane - 4500, chemin Capelton
Showtime : 8:30
Sept. 15th - Sorel-Tracy, QC
Pub O'Callaghan - 60, rue Augusta
Showtime : 9PM
Sept. 19th - Longueuil, QC - opening for Lisa Leblanc!
P'tit Bar de Jean-Louis - 1150, de Gentilly Est
Sept. 20th - Longueuil, QC -opening for Lisa Leblanc!
P'tit Bar de Jean-Louis - 1150, de Gentilly Est
Sept. 21th - Magog, QC - opening for Lisa Leblanc!
Vieux Clocher de Magog - 64, rue Merry Nord
Sept. 22th - Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal
Café Campus - 57, Prince-Arthur
Oh My Darling is just back from a whirlwind tour through Denmark, and Reedy Creek, Manitoba for Asham Stomperfest. We got to play with some amazing artists, including Dirk Powell on fiddle, Tim O'Brien on the mandolin, playing A La Claire Fontaine with Le Vent du Nord, Singing with David Francey in Adam Cohen's All-Canadian choir, Brittany Haas (fiddle) and Nic Gareiss hopping on stage with us at Stomperfest, we really couldn't have had more fun!! Now we're packing our bags for a 2-week tour of Quebec to promote our brand new EP Venez Danser. (see below for tour dates!).
Venez Danser is the latest release by Oh My Darling, and is a six track EP done entirely in the French language. It is a collection of previously recorded material from the albums In The Lonesome Hours and Sweet Nostalgia, along with brand new original material recorded with the fabulous Norman Dugas in St Boniface. Influenced by the Franco-Metis culture of Manitoba, the album is partially inspired by the life of Metis leader and founder of Manitoba; Louis RIel. Using poetry written by Riel, and themes from his life and the Franco-Manitoban/Metis culture, Oh My Darling has written original music that harkens to the past while being unique and provocative.
Oh My Darling would like to send a huge congratulations to our amazing banjoist Allison de Groot, who has been awarded a full four-year scholarship on banjo to Berklee College of Music, in Boston!! We couldn't be more proud and excited! During the school year Allison will be joining the band on-stage whenever we can get her to play hookey, and when things are heating up at Berklee, we'll have the fantastic and talented Frank Evans (Slocan Ramblers) join us as an honorary 'Darling' this fall!
Just back from our second tour of Europe this year, and with a new CD coming out, Oh My Darling is entering into busy times! We can't wait to bring our music to all sorts of new places, and revisit those places we've played and loved.
We've made a lot of good memories this summer, thanks to the support and love from people all around the world. The fans and friends and musicians we have met along the way have made this a summer we will always remember.
Oh My Darling
Oh My Darling is having a great time on our tour of Denmark. We just wrapped up playing at the Tønder Festival, where we got to share the stage with some amazing friends, Adam Cohen, Dirk Powell, Tim O'Brien, Christian Dugas, Eliza Gilkynson, Le Vent du Nord, and many more! The weather was great, the audiences were fantastic, and there were plenty of tunes to share with wonderful musicians!
We will be in Denmark for one more week and then heading back home to Canada, check out our videos and pictures from our most recent adventures, and don't forget to look at our LIVE link for all our upcoming concert dates.
Oh My Darling
We've just arrived home to Canada after an amazing 11-week tour of Europe. We performed for fabulous folks in Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Ireland, and France, and made some great music and friends at every stop along the way! Check out our Facebook site www.facebook.com/ohmydarlingband for photos and stories from the tour; see MJ's fabulous day off in Rijsenhout, Allison autographing a banjo in Sijkerboor, Rosalyn's return to Galway, and Vanessa's "family reunion" in Greven! We couldn't have asked for a more succesful tour, and could not have done it without the amazing support of our friends and fans all over Europe, so a big Oh My Darling THANK YOU to all those we have been lucky enough to share our music and time with.
Now that we are back in the summer heat of Winterpeg, there is barely time to slap a mosquito before heading into the recording studio to work on our upcoming French EP Venez Danser, to be released this fall. The new album is written entirely in French and will feature new and used songs we've been playing over the last four and a half years. Stay tuned for news about our release dates, and we'll be sure to keep you updated on our EP release tour.
The Canadian festival season is well underway, and Oh My Darling is diving in headfirst, with the Altona Sunflower Festival, Red Rock Music Festival, Summerfolk, Asham Stomperfest, and we are very excited to annouce that for the first time in a long time, we are doing a performance in our dear hometown of Winnipeg! The Winnipeg Folk Festival is presenting Oh My Darling in Old Market Square as a part of their lunchtime concert series on August 14th at 12PM. We can't wait to play for an audience of very familiar faces, and share some of the music we have been working on over these last few months abroad.
Throughout this last tour in Europe audiences have been asking us when we plan to return, and the answer is: "right away!". Oh My Darling is heading over to Denmark to play the Tønder Festival, August 24-26th. We will be in the good company of many of our favourite Canadian musicians, including New Country Rehab, the Deep Dark Woods, David Francey, and Le Vent du Nord. We are so excited to be a part of this great festival, you can check out the fantastic lineup and see where Oh My Darling will be performing at http://www.tf.dk
So, enjoy your summer, don't forget your sunscreen, and we hope to see you along the way!
Oh My Darling
Summer is in full bloom, and we have been having a blast touring all over Europe. We've got some exciting news, contests, and new dates added to our summer tours to share with you. But first, we'd like to say a big thank you to all the people that have been coming out and supporting live music. Summer is full of cabins, beaches and football championships, we are so pleased that so many of you have come to spend some of your summertime with us!
We have added some new dates to the Oh My Darling European Tour 2012. We are very excited to be added to the great line-up at the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Donegal Ireland (our fiddler is particularly excited!), and have booked some gigs around the island on July 2nd in Sligo and July 3rd in Galway. Then we return to the Netherlands July 6th for a show in Spijkerboor. We'll get to see Marie-Josée flaunt her native language as we tour in France before winding up at the Mirande Festival in the south of France. Back to Canada we head to play the Altona Sunflower Festival, Red Rock Folk Fest, and Summerfolk, then back to Europe for a couple weeks with a tour around the Tønder Festival in Denmark. We still have many more concerts coming up, so if you haven't seen Oh My Darling in Europe, (or if you can't wait to see us again!) then there are plenty of opportunities!
So the big news is: Sweet Nostalgia has been nominated for a WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARD for BEST ROOTS ALBUM! We are so excited to share the nomination with close colleagues of ours, and are looking forward to the awards ceremony and Breakout West Festival in Regina this fall. You can find a copy of Sweet Nostalgia on our website here!
Sign up for our mailing list on our website, and we will be selecting random submissions to receive a personalized post card from Oh My Darling during our European/Canadian tour this summer (if you're from Europe we'll send you a Canadian letter, and vice versa if you are from North America!). Winners will be chosen at random, and will be contacted by the band by email for their post address.
We are posting photos (and MJ's now famous 'collages'! - click here to check out the photos adventures in our gallery) almost daily on our Facebook and twitter accounts. You can hear about Allison rocking the Caslav Banjo Jamboree, see pictures of Vanessa's sailing adventures in Netherlands and can follow all the Darlings on our adventures at: Facebook.com/ohmydarlingband
Tuesday June 19 - HAMBURG, Germany - Knust
Wednesday June 20 - ZEHDENICK, Germany - Klostergalerie
Thursday June 21 - BERLIN, Germany - House Concert Alex
Friday June 22 - VERDEN/ALLER ,Germany - Korn Glanders
Saturday June 23 - MAGDEBURG, Germany - Volksbad Buckau
Sunday June 24 - PARCHIM, Germany - Irish Pub
Wednesday June 27 - BERN, Switzerland - Ono
Thursday June 28 - MILTENBERG, Germany - Berver’s
Friday June 29 - SCHWÄBISH HALL, Germany - House Concert
Sunday July 1 - DONEGAL, Ireland - North Atlantic Fiddle Convention
Monday July 2- SLIGO, Ireland – Hargadons Pub
Tuesday July 3 - GALWAY, Ireland – The Crane Bar
Friday July 6 - SPIJKERBOOR, The Netherlands - Cafe´t Keerpunt
Wednesday July 11 – OFFENBURG, Germany - Offenburg Festival
Thursday July 12 –LYON, France – Grotte Saint Loup
Friday July 13 – PUY EN VELAY, France - House Concert
Saturday July 14 – GONDRIN, France – Camping le Pardaillan
Sunday July 15 - TOULOUSE, France - Festival de Country Mirande
That's all for now, stay safe, don't forget your sunscreen, and we hope to see you soon!!
Oh My Darling
As 2011 is coming to and end, we thought we would take some time to reflect on all the great opportunities that have come our way. It's been a year full of beautiful places, good music, and great friends, both near and far. So much was made possible by the support of our amazing fans. Whether by coming out to a concert, buying a cd, or giving us your words of encouragement, it's helped us along each and every step!!