Harrow Fair

No strangers to the music scene, Miranda Mulholland (Great Lake Swimmers, Belle Starr) and Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players) are Harrow Fair.  The duo has created a musical framework combining their considerable strengths as singers and instrumentalists and are exploring songwriting enhanced by heavy kick drum, rootsy guitar and scorching fiddle.

One part stomping songs that echo early country and rock n roll, the other part gritty ballads that sound sweet and haunted, this duo’s evocative and rapidly expanding collection of songs is utterly foreign, oddly familiar and deeply gratifying.

“When Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner create music together, something delightful happens. Their combined experiences allow Mulholland and Penner to show off fantastically executed string work with both the fiddle and guitar. Call to Arms, the Canadian duo’s record debut, spoons out doses of rock, roots, Southern charm and just about everything else along the way.”

Elmore Magazine

Tim Bradford and the Bandits

Tim Bradford is a roots artist and songwriter based in Toronto, ON.  Born in Northern Ontario, he’s lived heavily in places west of Saskatchewan, writing and traveling all across Canada and many countries south.  He performs original music—usually with his spectacular band The Bandits—and interprets others’ with a country bent that leans to the fringes. Mixing styles of Bakersfield, Rockabilly, Appalachian old-time and early blues with modern themes, Tim Bradford’s music is earnest, sometimes tragic and poignantly romantic. 

“Bradford’s pleasant croon is relatable for its endearing amicability and optimistic tone — a remarkable ability to sing the sad songs in a coltish fashion. Rural metaphors and sly storytelling make Bradford seem like a close friend confiding in you about the unfortunate events of the night before.”~ Exclaim! Magazine, “Drinking Alone” (8/10)

The Pairs

The Pairs are a female fronted folk pop group with deep roots in London, ON. Powered by 3 classically trained vocalists Renee and Noelle Coughlin, Hillary Watson, and former punk rock drummer Steve Plimmer. Their unique blend of harmony and rhythm will hug your eardrums and inspire you to dance. Their storytelling and honest songwriting provides an uplifting audience experience you won’t want to miss.

With 3 unique songwriters at the helm, The Pairs are able to create a diverse repertoire using their individual lives as inspiration for their writing.  Employing music as a tool for sharing stories of life’s challenges, personal growth, hope and hilarity, The Pairs inherently connect with the audience/ community through their emotion full performances.

The Shangles

The Shangles is a 4 piece country/rock group who reside in Elgin County and have most of their lives. Bringing solo original material to the group and also song writing as a whole, the results presented to you a sound they have coined “county” music.

Paddy O’Sullivan (guitar and vocals)
Mike Pineau (lead guitar and Vocals)
Chuck Magri (double bass and vocals)
Dave Gilmore (percussion)

 

Greg Smith

Greg Smith is a Roots-Americana songwriter from Walters Falls, Ontario, Canada. Greg writes character driven story based songs matched with dynamic vocals and inventive guitar parts. 

Growing up farming in rural Ontario Greg spent most of his time alone, but with a guitar he found a friend that could fill long hours. Greg found his true start in music when he moved to Budapest, Hungary in 2015. There he began playing and recording with Lone Waltz Records and found the audiences and opportunities that he had been searching for at home. Now again living near Walters Falls, Ontario Greg continues performing while reconnecting with his roots through organic farming. Greg has toured in both Canada and the EU and was selected in 2017’s Folk Music Ontario Developing Artist Program. Greg is currently recording two new projects, Michael, a sequel to his 2016 EP Iris and his debut full length record.– 

Harrow Fair

No strangers to the music scene, Miranda Mulholland (Great Lake Swimmers, Belle Starr) and Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players) are Harrow Fair.  The duo has created a musical framework combining their considerable strengths as singers and instrumentalists and are exploring songwriting enhanced by heavy kick drum, rootsy guitar and scorching fiddle.

One part stomping songs that echo early country and rock n roll, the other part gritty ballads that sound sweet and haunted, this duo’s evocative and rapidly expanding collection of songs is utterly foreign, oddly familiar and deeply gratifying.

“When Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner create music together, something delightful happens. Their combined experiences allow Mulholland and Penner to show off fantastically executed string work with both the fiddle and guitar. Call to Arms, the Canadian duo’s record debut, spoons out doses of rock, roots, Southern charm and just about everything else along the way.”

Elmore Magazine

Tim Bradford & The Bandits

Tim Bradford is a roots artist and songwriter based in Toronto, ON.  Born in Northern Ontario, he’s lived heavily in places west of Saskatchewan, writing and traveling all across Canada and many countries south.  He performs original music—usually with his spectacular band The Bandits—and interprets others’ with a country bent that leans to the fringes. Mixing styles of Bakersfield, Rockabilly, Appalachian old-time and early blues with modern themes, Tim Bradford’s music is earnest, sometimes tragic and poignantly romantic. 

“Bradford’s pleasant croon is relatable for its endearing amicability and optimistic tone — a remarkable ability to sing the sad songs in a coltish fashion. Rural metaphors and sly storytelling make Bradford seem like a close friend confiding in you about the unfortunate events of the night before.”~ Exclaim! Magazine, “Drinking Alone” (8/10)

The Pairs

The Pairs are a female fronted folk pop group with deep roots in London, ON. Powered by 3 classically trained vocalists Renee and Noelle Coughlin, Hillary Watson, and former punk rock drummer Steve Plimmer. Their unique blend of harmony and rhythm will hug your eardrums and inspire you to dance. Their storytelling and honest songwriting provides an uplifting audience experience you won’t want to miss.

With 3 unique songwriters at the helm, The Pairs are able to create a diverse repertoire using their individual lives as inspiration for their writing.  Employing music as a tool for sharing stories of life’s challenges, personal growth, hope and hilarity, The Pairs inherently connect with the audience/ community through their emotion full performances.

The Shangles

The Shangles is a 4 piece country/rock group who reside in Elgin County and have most of their lives. Bringing solo original material to the group and also song writing as a whole, the results presented to you a sound they have coined “county” music.

Paddy O’Sullivan (guitar and vocals)
Mike Pineau (lead guitar and Vocals)
Chuck Magri (double bass and vocals)
Dave Gilmore (percussion)

 

Greg Smith

Greg Smith is a Roots-Americana songwriter from Walters Falls, Ontario, Canada. Greg writes character driven story based songs matched with dynamic vocals and inventive guitar parts. 

Growing up farming in rural Ontario Greg spent most of his time alone, but with a guitar he found a friend that could fill long hours. Greg found his true start in music when he moved to Budapest, Hungary in 2015. There he began playing and recording with Lone Waltz Records and found the audiences and opportunities that he had been searching for at home. Now again living near Walters Falls, Ontario Greg continues performing while reconnecting with his roots through organic farming. Greg has toured in both Canada and the EU and was selected in 2017’s Folk Music Ontario Developing Artist Program. Greg is currently recording two new projects, Michael, a sequel to his 2016 EP Iris and his debut full length record.– 

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Email – middlerivermusic@gmail.com

Location – 6986 Middle River Rd, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3S9

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