Have I mentioned how much we enjoy going to the Old Church? Maybe 3-4 dozen times? lol We headed there again last night to see a group that we have seen before but I really enjoy their music so here we are again.
The Urban Highlanders are based in Toronto. They use a great variety of instruments: Bagpipes, whistles, 6-string, soprano sax, piccolo, flute, acoustic guitar, an array of drums and percussion… on and on !
Grier Coppins is a musician, singer, storyteller…….very entertaining. He and Jim actually came from the back of the room, down the aisle and onto the stage; piping in with his bagpipes.
If you live in Toronto, their website says they play the Cameron House in Toronto the 3rd Saturday of each month, 6-8 pm. You can find other dates on their site.
Great show and of course the local brews and wines are a bonus ! I had my usual Railway City’s Dead Elephant IPA for my first drink but that was the last one that they had. For my second beer, Brian had a surprise for me, Hoperation Smash ! It was pretty good, not as hoppy as I normally like but I still enjoyed it.
Clint enjoyed a beer from Railway City called Platform 18, Better than Cake which is a Milk Stout. He enjoyed it. Lots of variety here.
I bought a CD from Grier called “Coppins, The Prince that Nobody Knows” and he gave me a demo CD with four selections from the upcoming Urban Highlanders first release called (tentatively) Heavy Wood.
I am listening to the first CD now and it’s pretty good I must say, just like being there last night !
If you are in the area and haven’t been to the Old Church Theatre, it’s a hidden gem so check it out. Music, plays, Quiz afternoons, friendly bunch and a bar to boot !
See you there………………….