Festivals and Showcases

Selected festivals:

  • The Vara World Music Festival, Sweden
  • Red Rock Folk Music Festival (Ont.)
  • Summerfolk, Owen Sound, Ont
  • Fox Valley Music Ferstival (Il)
  • Ottawa Folk Festival (Ottawa, Ont)
  • Almaguin Music Festival
  • Mariposa (Coburg, Ontario)
  • Festival Of The Islands (Gananoque, Ont)
  • Grass Roots (Pickering, Ontario)
  • Stan Rogers Folk Fest., Canso, N.S.

“Back by demand” festivals:

  • Eaglewood Folk Festival (Pefferlaw, Ontario)
  • Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia)
  • Octoberfolk, Brantford,(Ontario)
  • Miramichi Folk Song Festival, Miramichi, N.B.
  • Home County Folk Festival (London, Ontario)
  • Blue Skies Music Festival (Clarendon, Ontario)
  • Brampton Folk Fest., Brampton, Ont.
  • DeCoste Centre, Pictou, N.S.

Festival Workshops
Haines & Leighton have performed in at least 100 workshops such as:

  • Fiddle and/or Accordion Styles
  • Art of the Duo
  • Songs related to:┬álove, humour, social justice, songwriting heros, the blues, jugband, cowboy, old timey, rock’n roll, disco folk!, swing, and war – protest or remembrance.
  • They’ve accompanied dance workshops of different styles.
  • Tom has directed community choir workshops.

Offical Showcases:

  • North East Reginal Folk Alliance, Montecello, N.Y.
  • Official showcase 2002 (There are a huge number of applicants hoping for this honour)
  • Official Tricentric showcase 2003 (Two years in a row?? – WOW!!!)
  • Ontario Arts Council Contact ’98
  • East Coast Music Awards ’03


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