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Commonwealth Connections: Bastille in Philadelphia

Not only is this a new entry in our Commonwealth Connections series, but it’s our first post by a guest writer!  Martina Keogan brings us her recap of British band Bastille’s recent performance in Philadelphia. Energetic and appreciative, British alt… Continue Reading →

Canadian Artists Impress at the Celtic Classic in Bethlehem

The historic city of Bethlehem, PA held the annual ‘Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival’ during the first official autumn weekend of the year.  Although this would be the 30th consecutive year for this festival, it was an event with… Continue Reading →

Starting a New Adventure: Kensington Market Jazz Festival, Toronto

Wanting to enjoy yet another later summer weekend in southern Ontario, we had the good fortune of spending some quality time on Saturday afternoon/evening in the heart of Kensington Market to experience our first true taste of the Toronto jazz… Continue Reading →

Shawn William Clarke: Album Release Party

As we approach the first birthday of Great Dark Wonder, one of the founding principles upon which we based this blog was to connect ‘new’ Canadian music and artists with a much wider audience.  We have been incredibly fortunate (in… Continue Reading →

Lowest Of The Low: Album Release Show

Team GDW have learned of many new artists over the last year, some truly ‘new’, and others quite firmly established.  We have been incredibly fortunate to experience some of these artists live in concert during this time, and as any… Continue Reading →

Last Minute Live Music Events (Jane’s Party, The Sadies, NQ Arbuckle)

Having enjoyed our previous evening in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Team GDW had originally planned to have a day of leisure in and around the GTA.  But, as time drew closer to the weekend, the seeming… Continue Reading →

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings: Live at Jackson-Triggs

Concert season has been in full swing this summer for Team GDW.  With our previous weekend taking in The Sheepdogs at Jackson-Triggs and Blue Rodeo et al. at Budweiser Stage, and then the quick stop with Ian Foster and Harrow… Continue Reading →

Harrow Fair and Ian Foster: Live in Exton, PA

We wrote recently about our wonderful experience at The Sawdust City Music Festival in Gravenhurst, ON.  During this all-weekend event, we had the opportunity to spend time with both Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner from Harrow Fair.  Whilst aware that… Continue Reading →

Blue Rodeo and Friends: Live at Budweiser Stage

Within the Blue Rodeo community, the annual summer concert in Toronto is an absolute must for those in and around the GTA.  Having not yet experienced this for ourselves, we happened to be in town this particular weekend, and thus… Continue Reading →

The Sheepdogs: Live at Jackson-Triggs Winery

Team GDW tend to get a little excited when the Jackson-Triggs summer concert series is formally announced each April.  This venue has a solid reputation for bringing in top class Canadian music to their wonderful outdoor amphitheatre, and with limited… Continue Reading →

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