Rant Maggie Rant - Frost & Firewww.rantmaggierant.com/
Rant Maggie Rant brings an arsenal of instruments, styles and substance to their shows with versatility and virtuosity. The Stratford, Ontario band’s personality shines through as a collective of unique and different artists in their own right, the sum of which create unforgettable moments on stage. For more than a decade this multi-award winning band has consistently roused audiences from coast to coast.
While Rant Maggie Rant sticks close to the musical roots of Ireland and Scotland, as well as the other 5 Celtic nations and Canada’s East Coast traditions, these melodies are usually supported by the band’s unique fusion of hand-drumming, dub/jazz bass, soaring vocals, harmonies and folk/blues/rock guitar.
This year’s Frost & Fire show includes some beautiful seasonal and not-often heard holiday songs, and a good mix of Rant Maggie Rant regular repertoire that will get you in the spirit!
Traditionalists love their approach as they perform time honoured tunes in a contemporary way with an energy that will make you want to dance and rediscover your roots. With the addition of some not-so-traditional instruments, the African djembe, the Middle Eastern doumbek and Peruvian cajon to compliment the percussive underpinnings driving the rhythm, guitar and bass approach from more contemporary and urban styles – folk, rock, jazz, dub and blues. Traditional melodies, Latin and Mediterranean rhythms, heartfelt shanties, revved up tempos and unexpected time changes all collide in original and contemporary compositions, often blending together to deliver an intoxicating performance.
Aeolian Phoenix Sessionswww.aeolianhall.ca/phoenix
The Aeolian Phoenix Sessions take centre stage… in the comfort of your own home. Every month we premier at least four productions recorded at Aeolian’s studios or in the artist’s home.
The Aeolian Phoenix Sessions are intended to provide patrons with a cross-section of the music going experience. From classical to jazz, rock to country, and bluegrass to folk, the Sessions aim to bring music back into your home and heart.
This month… featuring:
- Riseup TV
- CM Justice/colton moore
- john d. Huston’s a christmas carol and the pride men’s chorus london
- rant maggie rant
- new year’s eve with sarah smith
Interested in one show only? Trust us: you’ll like what you see. Try the Phoenix Sessions all month and experience a few productions that you might never have seen in person.
Our goal was to reignite live music and get artists on stage, technicians behind the soundboard and our patrons on their feet listening to extraordinary talent in extraordinary times.
Terms and Conditions
Membership to the Phoenix Sessions is $20 per month (automatically recurring) and you select the productions you wish to enjoy.
Though membership renews automatically, patrons must validate their membership number every month to receive an access code for each new set of productions by email. This process is not automatic. Patrons will receive their first access code immediately upon registration. An access code is only good for one calendar month. Validation instructions are contained in the Membership tab on this page, in our weekly newsletter and in the monthly rollover announcement sent by the Aeolian Box Office.
We do not have a multi-viewer pass. If you plan to safely watch with friends or family, please consider donating to further offset the costs associated with these productions.
Tickets to individual productions are not available.
If you do not intend to subscribe for longer than one month, refunds will not be provided to patrons who forget to cancel their membership or who have not read the terms and conditions: membership renewal is automatic every 30 days. This information is noted on every ticketing page, on event pages and marketing, on event posters and in our weekly newsletter. It is important to read information carefully before joining so as to not misunderstand how membership works.
Upon registration and after monthly validation, you will receive a confirmation email including a link that you will use each time you wish to view a performance. Save that link… or follow instructions at www.aeolianhall.ca/phoenix to receive it again.
Shows will be available on the date and time specified on Aeolian’s website.
PRODUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR A MAXIMUM OF TWO WEEKS AFTER PREMIER. IF YOU ARE PURCHASING MORE THAN 30 DAYS BEFORE THE MONTH BEGINS, YOU WILL BE BILLED EVERY 30 DAYS AS A RECURRING MEMBER. IF YOU ARE SPECIFICALLY INTERESTED IN AN INDIVIDUAL MONTH, PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR PASS ON FIRST OF THE MONTH.
Payment is final. No refunds will be offered.
Tara Dunphy’s musical career began at the early age of three, standing on a stool playing her tin whistle to a crowded pub. She’s come a long way since then, gracing the stages of The Grand Theatre, Centennial Hall, Aeolian Hall and countless festivals and events.
After winning more than 25 gold medals in international Irish Music competition Tara went on to a career as a touring musician, playing all across North America, England and Ireland. She has performed with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Wanda Jackson since 2004 as well as fronting one of Canada’s top roots music acts, The Rizdales.
With her family based in London, Ontario, Tara has put her focus back to playing locally. She continues to share her talents performing at concerts and festivals as well as being an in demand soloist for weddings, funerals and other personal events.
“Tara’s voice is full of character and longing and more harrowing heartache than you’ll ever want.” Eye Magazine, Toronto, Ontario
Exclaim! Magazine calls Tara’s playing “Bold and Classic”