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  • Head shot of Barry Cooper, waves and mandolin

    Thursday Oct 12, 2023 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Barry will perform a well rounded selection of mandolin pieces on several instruments particular to the mandolin family of instruments.  His repertoire will include pieces from JS Bach, Raffaele Calace, Thurlough O’Carolan and more. He will talk about the mandolin family instruments and their history.  His performance will surely provide an enchanting musical experience.

    About Barry

    There are very few classical mandolin players in the modern world and Barry has been playing this instrument since he was six years old. As a teenager, he was a first mandolinist in the Montreal Mandolin Orchestra. He has played with many ensembles in the United States, Europe and Montreal. He currently studies classical mandolin with Jacob Reuven, a world class touring all-star in the classical mandolin world. Barry performs with a jazz quartet and as a classical soloist in the Ottawa and National Capital region. 

  • Mondays, Nov 20, 2023 - Jun 17, 2024
    90 minutes

    8 sessions remaining


    Enjoy singing your favourite soft pop songs from the 50’s-80’s, Celtic and other folk music! All ages and levels of experience welcome. 

    3rd Monday of the month@ 1:30-3:00.

    September-June. Some exceptions may apply. 

  • Head shot of Susan Toman and Andrew Mah, harp and guitar

    Thursday Dec 21, 2023 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Back by popular demand!  

    Join us for an evening of unique artistry, featuring two local musicians of international caliber!   Susan Toman and Andrew Mah present a concert on Celtic harp and guitar to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Don't miss a rare opportunity to enjoy this beautiful and seldom heard instrumental combination!   


    About Susan Toman

    Susan is published author and recording artist.

    After completing a doctorate at McGill University, fueled by a love of Irish & Scottish music, Susan studied harp basics with Annabelle Renzo in Montreal. She then completed intensive studies with Grainne Hambly in County Mayo, Ireland (and inspired by many castles!). She has performed throughout NA and most recently at the NAC.  Earlier this year she released her second CD, The Castle.

    About Andrew Mah

    Canadian guitarist Andrew Mah is a unique and exciting musician, widely regarded for his virtuosity, versatility, and heartfelt musicality. 

    Born in Ottawa into a family of guitarists, he has performed professionally on classical guitar for more than 26 years, carving out a uniquely eclectic international career as a solo concert artist, chamber musician, teacher, arranger, producer, and adjudicator. 

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