Family Trad Group The O’Schraves

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Family Trad Group The O’Schraves Ontario Tour with New CD
The O’Schraves (The O’Gorman-Schryer-Lefebvre Family) recently released their new CD “Family Day” and will be performing concerts on a CD release tour that will take them from their home in Desbarats, Ontario to various venues throughout Northern and Southern Ontario. In concert, The O’Schraves (algomatrad.ca/the-o-schraves) play captivating traditional Canadian, Irish, and Scottish music mixed with new compositions written by modern tune composers and members of the family, as well as original and traditional songs and even a stepdance or two for good measure. Their concerts appeal to all-ages with an expertly mixed repertoire of traditional and original music and an impressive array of instruments.
The O’Schraves  are on the road from February 28 to March 9, appearing at:
·    Lake Lauzon Resort in Algoma Mills (near Blind River), Friday, February 28;
·    at The Strawhouse Gallery in McKellar (near Parry Sound), Saturday, March 1;
·    at a 2pm afternoon show at the Grey Roots Museum, Owen Sound, Sunday, March 2;
·    at the St. David and St. Patrick Church in Guelph, Monday, March 3, 7:30pm;
·    at a house concert in Barrie, Wednesday, March 6;
·    at the Impresario Artisan Market Gallery in Cobourg on Thursday, March 6,
·    at the Christ Church Hall, in Kettleby (near Aurora), Friday, March 7;
·    for the Toronto Country Dancers monthly contra dance at St. Barnabas Hall (Danforth Ave.) on Saturday, March 8;
·    and finally Upstairs at The Black Swan Tavern on the Danforth for a 2pm afternoon concert on Sunday, March 9.

Family Trad Group The O’Schraves

The O’Schraves bring you entertainment that is joyous, skillful, inspiring, and fun. Two of Canada’s finest traditional musicians, Julie Schryer (Pierre Schryer Band, Brian Pickell  Band), on piano, and Pat O’Gorman (Rare Air, Morgaine Le Fay, Brian Pickell Band), on bagpipes, Irish flute and tin whistle, are more than ably assisted by the younger members of the family, Benoit Schryer Lefebvre, 19, (2011 and 2012 winner of the 18 and under Pembroke Fiddle Contest) on fiddle, tenor banjo, tin whistle and vocals; Zach Schryer Lefebvre, 23, on his own handmade guitar as well as cello, tin whistle, piano and vocals;  and Áine Schryer O’Gorman, 11, (2012 winner of the 9 and under Pembroke Fiddle Contest) on fiddle, stepdancing, tin whistle, and vocals. The O’Schraves have been performing concerts around Ontario, Quebec and Michigan for seven years, and for dances at the AlgomaTrad Family Camp, for the Bayside Travelers’ contra dances in Traverse City, Michigan, the Toronto Country Dancers’ Contra Dances, and the Owen Sound Spring Fling Dance weekend. Complete individual bios are available at their website.
The new CD “Family Day’ features their unique mixture of Ontario, French Canadian, Irish, and Scottish traditional tunes and songs mixed with compositions created by members of the band and their friends from the Canadian Trad community. Once you’ve heard their music, you’ll rave about The O’Schraves!
The upcoming year is going to be a busy one for the band as they are scheduled to perform with the Sault Symphony Orchestra in February and perform a tour in the USA in November which will take them to North Carolina. They have also been invited to perform at Blissfest Folk & Roots Music Festival in Goodheart, Michigan in July.
The O’Schraves CD Release Tour:
·    Friday, February 28, 8pm. Lake Lauzon Resort, Algoma Mills. $20, $10 16&under Contact: lakelauzonresort@gmail.com or facebook.com/lakelauzonresort
·    Saturday, March 1, 8pm, $20, $10 16&under – Strawhouse Gallery, McKellar (near Parry Sound). Info at 705-389-9847 or www.strawhousegallery.ca
·    Sunday, March 2, 2pm – Grey Roots Museum, Owen Sound. http://www.greyroots.com/programs-events/events/
·    Monday, March, 3, 7:30pm – St. David and St. Patrick Church, Guelph. $15/$20 at the door Contact: Judy 519 763 2494
·    Wednesday, March 5, 7:30 – House Concert, Barrie. $20, $10 16&under Info: Sarah 705 792 6768 (Only a few tickets left for this one so call asap)
·    Thursday, March 6, 7:30pm – Impresario Artisan Market Gallery, 37 King W., Cobourg. $20, $10 16&under (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Impresario-Artisan-Market/328722747224926?ref=br_tf) Info and tickets: info@steafan.com or 905 372 8555
·    Friday, March 7, 8pm – Christ Church Hall, Kettleby (A Christ Church Restoration Fundraiser). $20, $10 16&under – Call Elaine 416 824 1613 or Carol-Ann 416 559 7898
·    Saturday, March 8, 7pm – Toronto Country Dancers Contradance on at the Barnabas Church Hall, Southeast corner of Hampton & Danforth. More info: http://ieee.uwaterloo.ca/~tcd/schedule.htm
·    Sunday, March 9, 2pm – Black Swan Tavern, upstairs, 154 Danforth Ave. $15 at the door Info: algomatrad.ca/the-o-schraves
Admission: Various – please check on-line at algomatrad.ca/the-o-schraves or with the appropriate show promoter.

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For more information, please call: Julie Schryer or Pat O’Gorman
705-782-4311 / Email: music@algomatrad.ca

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