We return to one of the best music rooms anywhere for an evening of swing music and dancing. The whole band of gypsies will be there, playing and singing some new tunes as well as old favourites.
Tickets are $15 at the door, or $12 for Dal Swing Society members. Doors will open at 7:30, and the music starts at 8:00.
Once again the Swingology string players (three guitars, violin, and bass) descend on Dalhousie University on Tuesday May 14 for a concert for guitar students of Doug Reach and Scott MacMillan. It’s not restricted to students, however – the general public is invited. We play an hours’ worth of Hot Club music and include some educational (and, we hope, inspirational) discussion about Django and his music. The concert starts at 7:00 PM and takes place in Potter Hall of the Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue, Halifax. Admission is $10 at the door.
On Saturday April 20, we venture up the Annapolis Valley for our first ever appearance at the Evergreen Theatre, a wonderful live performance venue in East Margaretsville NS. The performance starts at 8:00 PM, and tickets are $20 each. You can get yours in advance at the theatre’s online box office or reserve them by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 825-6834. The theatre is located at 1941 Stronach Mountain Road in East Margaretsville (click for map).
Hi Swingology fans everywhere!
We’ve been taking it easy for a while, but we’re getting back into the SWING of things once again with an evening of music and dinner at the Trellis Cafe in Hubbards NS on Saturday February 16. The music gets underway at 8:00 PM, but you’ll no doubt want to get there earlier to order your dinner and enjoy the always fine food and wine at your leisure. We’ve got a bunch of new tunes to trot out since our last appearance there, some of which will appear on the new CD we are recording during the dark days of winter.
Don’t get caught without a table – call (902) 857-1188 for your reservations right away! There is a cover charge of $10, a bargain these days. Dinner and drinks are extra, natch, and essential.
We return to this beautiful sanctuary for a concert of classic swing tunes and Christmas jingles on Sunday November 25 at 3:00 PM. The concert is a benefit for the church and its Mission and Service Fund.
Windsor United is one of the best performance spaces around, with fantastic acoustics and a gorgeous interior featuring gobs of wonderful woodwork. The church was built by shipwrights after the former church on that site burned down in the Great Windsor Fire of 1897, which pretty much destroyed the town (fortunately, Windsor was rebuilt).
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15, or in advance for $12 at:
Moe’s Place Music Sales, 129 Gerrish Street, Windsor
Andrew Connolly Optician, 69 Water Street, Windsor; and
Windsor United Church office, 613 King Street, Windsor NS.
You can also reserve yours by writing to us through this site’s contact page.
The Swingology string players will be doing their Hot Club Quintet thing at Dalhousie University in Halifax on Wednesday October 24 2012 at 7PM. This free one hour concert is primarily for the guitar students of Doug Reach and Scott MacMillan, but the public is invited. It takes place in Potter Hall in the Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue.
We return to this house concert series at Hal McGee’s beautiful oceanside house near Hunt’s Point NS on Saturday October 20. Hal hosts several of these concerts every year, and some fine food and drink is provided. There is still room for more, so plan to spend an evening with Swingology in a lovely setting. RSVP by email to Hal at halmc at me.com (replace the “at” with a @, this is to foil the netbots who gather emails for spamming purposes). The doors open at 7:00 for a 7:30 start.
Members of Swingology will be playing gypsy jazz tunes at Domaine de Grand Pré on Saturday October 6 from 1:00 PM until 4:00. Enjoy complimentary wine tours and tastings, an open cellar, live music and more.
The 7th Annual Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival runs from September 13 – October 14, 2012 with wine and food related events taking place throughout the province! It promotes Nova Scotia’s amazing wines and wineries and celebrates the harvest season, providing consumers with a month of entertaining wine and food events – including grape stomps, winemakers’ dinners, wine education seminars, accommodation packages and much more.
We are delighted to be appearing at Tunes at Noon this Friday August 17. This is a free summer concert series which takes place three times a week at 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm from mid-July to September 9 in the Grand Parade in Halifax. The series is presented by Councillor Dawn Sloane, The Halifax Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Halifax Business Commission and the Halifax Regional Municipality, in association with Music Nova Scotia; with the support of C100 and The Coast; and assistance from The Centre for Arts and Technology. We’ll be swingin’ up a storm (musically, that is, we hope not weatherwise), so lace up your dancing shoes and come on down!
Every Thursday evening in July and August at 7:00 PM is Martini Night at Domaine de Grand Pré. We are delighted to be bringing our brand of gypsy swing to this beautiful winery. July 26 is Swingology’s night, but be sure to check out the schedule for the other fine entertainers who will be performing. And it’s not just martinis – they’ve added mojitos, and of course their own award-winning wines will be available in abundance.