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IRELAND LOEFFEN

Ireland, at just 15 years old, possesses a voice that resonates with the raw emotion of legends. Her raspy, soulful vocals evoke memories of iconic artists like Fleetwood Mac and Amy Winehouse. When she strums her guitar, it's as if she's weaving poetry into melodies, creating an intimate connection with her audience.
About Ireland:

  • Genre: Soul, Blues, folk, classic rock

  • Influences: Fleetwood Mac, Amy Winehouse

  • Voice: Raspy, soulful, and hauntingly beautiful

  • Songwriting: Ireland is not only a captivating performer but also a talented songwriter. Her lyrics are poetic, introspective, and filled with raw vulnerability.

  • Covers:, Ireland weaves her magic into classic songs. Her unique interpretations breathe new life into familiar tunes.

Don't miss the chance to witness Ireland's soul-stirring performance. While she is putting her spin on beloved classics, her presence on stage is nothing short of enchanting.

East Coast Singer-songwriter/recording artist, originally from Ontario,  makes her annual visit to Muskoka.

She was the first artist to give a concert at the Etwell Concert Series in 2012 and loves to drop in to share her music.

Jakki was recognized as one of the top 5 female recording artists by Music Nova Scotia (M.I.A.N.S) in 2004 and her solo CD “take a look at this” received extensive radio airplay.

She recently gave a concert to a full house at “Shaun”, a popular venue in New Glasgow and has a return engagement in November. Upcoming shows include Northumberland Ferries on the Nova Scotia/PEI crossing as well as numerous private functions and charitable events.

In addition, Jakki is the acting music director at the Sharon St. John United Church and

St. Joseph’s Academy as well as a music instructor at Riverfront School of Music in New Glasgow, NS.

MERV & DONNA

Donna Lee Brock and Merv Mulligan have been playing as individuals in other bands for many years. Donna played with the Fern Glen Fiddleheads and The Deelies and Merv has played with almost every band from the Huntsville area including Tina Turley and Loose Boots with Bill Stewart and is currently playing with the local Scotia Junction band. As well Merv was nominated for songwriter of the year at the Central Canada Bluegrass music awards and has written and recorded several of his songs that received airplay on Galaxy (Stingray) radio including airplay in Australia and Europe. For a little over a year now Donna and Merv have been playing together at coffee houses and other venues and add entertaining humour to their performances while playing a mix of their own songs as well as folk, light rock and country style favourites that will entertain audiences of all ages. We are sure you will enjoy this duo.

Mr. Allen is a solo artist who plays a wide range of music on acoustic guitar and harmonica including Blues,

Folk, Country, Americana, and Jazz standards. Some of his blues influences are Mississippi John Hurt, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Tampa Red, and Roosevelt Sykes. His mellow style has been a hit at bandshell concerts, pubs, cafes, arts & craft shows, and farmer's markets in Muskoka for overfifteen years.


“Earthy and heartfelt, Jim Allen’s sound creates atmosphere for celebration.” “Great guitar picking, harmonica and vocals.”

Jim Allen –Finger Licking Ballads & Blues www.reverbnation.com/balladsnblues

Contact: muskokacolours@gmail.com

JIM ALLEN

XO DUO -  DINA & DANNY

Dina and Danny love live music energy!!! They each bring  a rich and unique musical background and approach to live music.   Dina, formally trained in theory/composition, loves a well crafted pop/rock tune with a sprinkle of Stevie Nicks or Sheryl Crow, and Danny, a free spirited musician with a passion for music exploration, enjoys delving into the emerging musical genres of the 70s.

As co-founders of The Band XO (4 piece pop/rock), and XO Duo (acoustic duet), they enjoy covering  a unique variety of yesterday’s classic hits and today’s best music.

LEAH LESLIE

It is difficult to pick a genre to describe the music of Leah Leslie. Her voice has a velvety quality; a blend of clarity and edge. Her song list includes familiar folk, blues and country, jazz treasures and a few originals, including a ballad to delight local people: “Sprucedale Hotel.”
Leah is a Huntsville native who has travelled coast-to-coast in Canada and the US with her constant companion, a 1976 Grit Laskin acoustic guitar. The road took her to clubs where she shared the stage with musicians as diverse as Stan Rogers and Jeff Healey.

For everyone who has followed her richly varied songs and stories on social media in recent years, the chance to see her perform in person promises to be a real treat.

JESSE & GRACE

Grace and Jesse, both accomplished musicians with degrees in music, bring their heartfelt performances to the stage as a dynamic duo from the larger 5-piece band, Tonic Lane. With Grace's captivating vocals and Jesse's versatile guitar playing, they share their love for music through songs that resonate deeply with them and their audience. Having played with various musical groups over the years, their experience shines through in every performance. As partners on stage and in life, they are grateful for the opportunity to share their passion for music together, creating memorable moments for all who listen.

TINA TURLEY

Roly Platt has enjoyed a long and rewarding career as both a live and studio harmonica player in the

Canadian scene for the past 45 years. He has had the pleasure of touring and recording with many greats in the business, including: Ronnie Hawkins, Matt Minglewood, David Clayton-Thomas, Dutch Mason, Susan Aglukark, Suzie Vinnick and Rick Fines.

Getting his start practicing to his older brother’s Blues and Bluegrass records, Roly’s early years on the road quickly introduced him to a wide variety of music including Country-Swing, Country Rock, R&B & Traditional Jazz. This experience of having to incorporate harmonica into some of these non-traditional roles helped form his melodic approach to playing and define his unique style. As Roly puts it, “None of the songs these bands would play had any harp in the original versions, so I had to quickly figure out something that “worked” and sounded pretty good, or I’d be out of work. That was the best musical schooling anyone could have asked for.”

Roly’s distinctive sound, versatility, and intuitive sense of “what works”, has elevated him to “first-call” studio harmonica player in the Canadian recording scene. Roly had been recorded on over 1,700 individual album cuts, movie scores and national jingles and is now working on sessions for clients from around the globe via his home studio.

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