September 14, 2013 - Portage la Prairie Legion
May 10, 2013 - Carman, Manitoba
May 4, 2013 - Private function, Brandon, Manitoba
April 20, 2013 - MacGregor, Manitoba
- MacGregor Lion's 50th Birthday Banquet and Concert
April 20, 2013
Join the MacGregor Lions and their special guests as we celebrate 50 years of service to MacGregor and area! A delicious dinner and an after-dinner concert by the excellent Celtic Folk group "Swamp Gas". All proceeds from this event go to the North Norfolk - MacGregor Community Assisted Living Initiative. It's an evening you will not want to miss! Tickets go on sale March 7. Call (204)685-2840 for details.
April 13, 2013 - Neepawa, Manitoba - Beer Tasting at the Viscount Cultural Center
- Tickets $10.00 available at the VCC.
March 16, 2013 - Hartney Lobster Fest
February 16, 2013 - Asessippi Ski Hill Pub
February 2, 2013 - Irish Pavillion, Lieutenant Govenor's Festival, Brandon, Manitoba
February 1, 2013 - Scottish Pavillion, Lieutenant Govenor's Festival, Brandon, Manitoba
September 29 - Stonewall, Manitoba
August 28 - Private house party.
August 25, 2012 - Asessippi Music Festival at Asessippi Ski Hill
June 12 - Music in the Park, Brandon, Princess Park 7:30
April 28 - Portage la Prairie Legion - 8:30 - 12:30
March 17, 2012 - Lady of the Lake, Brandon - Join us for a St. Patrick's Day celebration
March 16, 2012 - Clancy's, Brandon - A kickoff to St. Patrick's Day
February 25, 2012 - MacGregor
A huge crowd in a small town. We had a great time at this fundraiser. So many nice interesting people came to talk to us.
February 12, 2012 - Strand Theatre in Melita at 2:30
Great venue to play in. Huge stage and decent sound. Thanks for inviting us to play....and we got to see your world famous banana.
February 3, 2012 - Lieutenant Governor's Festival in Brandon - Scottish Pavilion
Crowds were bigger than ever. Hats off to the organizers and to Look Music for getting our sound right. We felt like rock stars.
October 28, 2011 - Stonewall IOOF at 7:30
August 27, 2011 - Asessippi Ski Hill
We had the honor of being the first act of the first ever music festival at Asessippi ski hill. Beautiful day and a beautiful venue. Looking forward to going back next year.
July 1, 2011 - Canada Day in Winkler
June 18, 2011 - Little Valley Jamboree, Erikson, Manitoba
June 3, 2011 - Relay for Life, Brandon
May 31, 2011 - Music in the Park, Brandon
May 14, 2011 - Stonewall
March 19, 2011 - Hartney Lobsterfest
February 6, 2011 - Killarney
A small crowd...but then it was Superbowl Sunday. The Shamrock is a beautiful facility with bowling, curling, hockey, and a fitness center. We had a chance to chat with our appreciative audience at intermission and after the concert. A number had seen us before and came back to see us again. That is always a good sign.
February 4, 2011 - Scottish Pavilion, Lieutenant Governor's Festival in Brandon
Bigger crowds this year. Thanks to all the dancers, especially the highland dancers for getting into the spirit. Enjoyed jamming with a few other musicians after the venue was closed.
January 29, 2011 - Glesby Center in Portage la Prairie
Wow, the Glesby center is an amazing facility. Gerry and his group of volunteers operate a venue with 450 seats for their Mainstage concerts and at least 350 were filled on a brutally cold night, the day after roads were closed. Thanks to Larry, our sound was fantastic. The audience played their part perfectly, clapping and singing along. Backstage, we were treated like bratty divas and were spoiled by their hospitality. We would come back any time. We did get some video and hope to upload to YouTube soon. Linda Sigurdson took a few pictures. Check them out here.
January 16, 2011 - Deloraine
Great theatre to perform at in Deloraine. Seats around 220 and it was close to sold out. The audience got into it and clapped and sang with us. We went for supper after the show and met quite a few audience members there. What a fantastic time.
December 10, Austin - R.M. of North Northfolk Christmas Celebration
Had a chance to play in their fairly new hall. They had a large stage for us and fed us a wonderful turkey dinner. Thanks for having us out.
November 8 - Farm Women's Conference - Portage la Prairie
This is the second time we have had the opportunity to play for the Farm Women's Conference. Thanks for having us back.
August 21 - Moosehorn - Inland Oceans Arts Alliance
This small town has a huge hall with a large stage. For a small crowd, they were very appreciative. Their applause sounded like thunder. One young girl in the front row couldn't sit still. Her toes were tapping and her hands were clapping for every song. The hotel in Moosehorn has a great little bistro. We also toured out to Steep Rock, just north of Moosehorn. If you are even in the area on a summer day, you have got to check out the beauty of Steep Rock.
August 20 - Oak Point - Inland Oceans Arts Alliance
What a great outdoor venue this tiny village has! We played on a large covered stage and in front of us was a wooden dance floor... and they had beer. Thanks for having us out Audrey.
July 17 - Homewood, MB - Private Function (Wedding)
July 1 - Canada Day in Virden
A beautiful day at Victoria Park. Sunny, no mosquitoes, and a large, friendly audience. They have a great outdoor stage. Sound by Sheldon was fantastic. This was Virden's first big musical celebration of Canada Day. Thanks for letting us be a part of it.
June 19 - Little Valley Jamboree - Erickson, Mb
June 12 - Lundar Fair 8:00 pm
May 15 - Winkler - P. W. Enns Centennial Concert Hall
The P.W. Enns Centennial Concert Hall is a treat to play in. Thanks to Jim Nickel, we sounded as good as we can sound. If any musicians get a chance to play here, take it. Thanks to Eunice Sudernam and Jerri-Ann Froese for having us out.
May 1 - Arden Crocus Festival
March 20 - Hartney Lobster Fest
Things really got rolling after supper. The dancers took to the floor and we even tried to play a request, The Unicorn. We'll have to learn it for next year. Great lobster, fantastic event Hartney.
March 14 - Argyle Coffee House
Wow, a packed house in this tiny little town. Heard some other fantastic performers as well.
March 12 - Carberry Legion - Carberry Plains Arts Council
February 5 - Leiutenant Govenor's Festival, Scottish Pavillion - Brandon
January 23 - Flin Flon
We started our trip with almost no snow on the ground. We have had very little moisture this year and it hadn't snowed in almost a month. By the time we hit Swan River we had a genuine prairie blizzard. We made it to Flin Flon and were greeted by Crystal (Flin Flon Arts Council) and the sound technician Dave Gunn. What a beautiful facility they have at the R.H. Channing Auditorium. Huge stage, cushioned raised seating, and an area for snacks and drinks behind the seating. We had a good sized crowd who were eager to get involved in singing and clapping along. We even brought up George Fontaine to play the ugly stick. The two hours flew by.
Thanks Crystal, Linda, and all FFAC members for making us feel so welcome and thanks Dave for the awesome sound.
"Swamp Gas was a toe-tapping, finger-snapping success in Flin Flon this past Saturday. It was enjoyed by everyone from age 8 - 80 and the Flin Flon Arts Council was treated to words of appreciation from audience members. Thank you Swamp Gas for warming us up on that blustery January evening!" - Crystal Kolt, Flin Flon Arts Council
January 10 - Private Function, Neepawa
January 9, 2010 - Brandon - Agricultural Society
October 17 - Manitoba Showcase Contact in Neepawa
What a great thrill playing in our hometown to an appreciative audience. The Roxy theatre is a great venue. Doug and the guys from Look Music made everyone sound incredible. Thanks to all of you who came and talked to us in the Contact Room. Thanks for the support of the Manitoba Arts Council who is looking to set up a tour for us next winter.
October 8 - Band Jam for Cancer - Brandon at the 40 at 8:00pm
Sept. 19 - Private function - Lady of the Lake - Brandon
August 20 - Victoria Landing in Brandon
July 23 - Music in the Park in Brandon
July 1 - Canada Day in Neepawa
Jan. 30, 2009 Horticultural Society Conference in Neepawa.
Jan. 23, 2009 McCreary
What a great town to play in. Thanks to Jerrold our sound was amazing. The crowd was appreciative and clapped and laughed along with us.
Jan. 12, Radio Interview for "Made in Manitoba" at CFRY with Dana Kowalsky, Portage la Prairie.
Oct. 17 - Heritage Event in Neepawa
Sept. 26, 2008 - Beautiful Plains S.D. 40th Anniversary in Neepawa
Sept. 13 - Communities in Bloom - Neepawa 9:00 - 11:00
August 14 - Music in the Park - Eleanor Kidd Park in Brandon 7:00 - 8:30
Great crowd turnout on a fantastic evening. Partly cloudy with no mosquitoes.
July 19 - Lily Festival in Neepawa
April 11 - Arden
March 17, 2008 - Clancy's Eatery and Drinkery 1133 Princess Avenue, Brandon Phone726-1236. First set 9:00 pm, Second set 10:00 pm
Corey & Benita Roberts from Clancy's put on a good party. The place was packed with Irish and "Honorary Irish" citizens. Thanks to Dean doing our sound. We mixed it up with traditional Irish, Scottish, and East Coast tunes, and even threw in "a wee bit of the Bluegrass".
Feb. 1 - Scottish Pavilion at Lieutenant Govenor's Winter Festival 2008 in Brandon.
Great venue and an enthusiastic audience for the first set. We shared the stage with Katherine Penfold and friends. By the time we started our second set it was very late and the audience size dwindled quite a bit. I guess we need to attract a younger crowd!
Nov. 16 - Neepawa Catholic Church
November 2 - Manitoba Farm Women's Conference - Portage La Prairie
Following the most politically correct meal I have seen (chicken, beef, and pork) we played to a group that wanted to dance. This surprised us as we planned quite a few thoughtful songs lamenting the farm of yesteryear. We had a lot of fun with this energetic audience and will be better prepared if they ever ask us back. "I wish I'd never taken this excursion around the bay, HEY!"
October 16 - Carberry Legion
What a blast. We played for the Baron farm operation to celebrate the end of potato harvest. A great meal of steak and of course potatoes. We played two sets while our hosts visited, celebrated and clapped along.
October 6 - Roland Pumpkin Fair
We drove through torrential downpours, hail, and fog to get to Roland. We were pretty happy to see the giant pumpkin welcoming visitors at the edge of town. Roland puts on a great fair. There was a rock and roll band playing in the beer tent, kids rides, a tractor pull, crafts, pumpkins weighing 600-700 pounds, and more. We had a chance to hear Roland residents, Tom and Lori (aka Lulu and the Tomcat) before we took over the stage. They had a great setup inside the arena to keep everyone warm and dry. Thanks to Shelley Bartley and the rest of the volunteers for inviting us to this terrific event.
Oct. 28 - Belmont Hotel, Belmont Manitoba - Fundraising Dinner
A fundraiser for the local recreation center and museum. We took a tour of the town to see these and other facilities. Quite a beautiful town especially the view down main street from the top of the hill.
July 22 - Lily Festival
Holy cow, was it hot. The sweat was dripping off us during sound check and it got warmer as we played. Great set up under the tent and hats off to Emil and Fred doing our sound.
July 7 - Stonewall
Beautiful town!. We played to a large appreciative audience and had a great meal.
June 14 - Music in the Park in Brandon - Eleanor Kidd Park.
Cloudy the whole time...we were just waiting for the rain to fall but it never did. The breeze kept the mosquitoes to a minimum. About 80-100 on hand. Most brought lawn chairs and parked right in front of us. Some audience members sang along to almost every song. Are we getting groupies?
June 9 - Round and Square Dance at Yellowhead in Neepawa.
Dancers really appreciate lively music. They clapped and tapped along to every song, and were good sports when it came time to singing along to help us fill out the chorus on some songs. Some even got up to dance.
April 26 - Rural Forum at the Keystone in Brandon. 2:00 pm
Two o'clock was not an ideal time to play. Participants were largely in sessions at that hour, but we had a good time playing to the food vendors who seemed to appreciate the high energy at an otherwise slow time.
March 16 - St. Patrick's Day celebration at the Legion in Neepawa.
Played 2 sets and got louder and more lively with every song. Good audience participation especially on "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Barrett's Privateers".
Feb. 2 - Scottish Pavilion at Lieutenant Govenor's Winter Festival 2007 in Brandon.
Played to a fun loving crowd. Had a chance to share the stage with Katherine Penfold. The Scots sure know how to party. We were the last pavillion open.
Nov. 3 - Carberry Legion, Carberry, Manitoba
A full house. Lots of fun with good audience participation.
Sept. 15 - Terry Fox Fundraising Concert
A great evening. Thanks to all who came out in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. After completing 26 miles yesterday in support of cancer research, John Nelson and his wife Gerry organized this fund raising event.
July 28 - Brandon Folk Festival
After a hot couple of weeks, it thankfully cooled off for Friday night. That along with the complete absence of mosquitoes made for a great night to sit under the stars and listen to roots music. Click here to see some Brandon Folk Festival pictures.
July 21, 22, 2006 - Neepawa Lily Festival
We played at the Lily Lounge for an hour on Friday. Very responsive audience. They sang along, clapped their hands, stomped their feet, and had a great time. We played Saturday again at the fiddle contest. Thanks for your support Neepawa.
July 1 - Canada Day celebrations at Neepawa Riverbend Park 2006
A beautiful day. It looked like it may rain early on, but the sun shone for us and the other performers. The town had an amazing display of fireworks in the park. Thanks to the Lions for having us out.
June 24 - Winnipeg Beach 2006
What a perfect venue on the beach. It had the effect of a folk festival with the audience in front of us on lawn chairs and the sun setting behind us. Interesting history of the town on the boardwalk.