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"RRC Presents"

RRC Presents is a concert series that takes place in Winchester, and features a variety of musical styles and performers.

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Sep 23, 2023

Fiddle Workshop 4-5pm

Concert & Dance Doors at 6:30pm

Joel Steele Community Centre

577 Main St, Winchester, ON

Lead by Emilyn Stam, this 2-part event will begin with an afternoon workshop for fiddlers, followed by an evening concert/dance for all! Both events will take place at the fully accessible Joele Steele Community Centre in Winchester, ON.


  • 4:00pm-5:00pm

  • $30

Fiddle players will benefit from Emilyn's vast knowledge and experience! Come and learn new skills, get valuable tips to improve your playing, and pick up a few new tunes!



  • Doors open at 6:30pm, Concert begins at 7:00pm

  • $30 General Admission,

  • $5(kids/youth, 17 and under*) *kids/youth must be accompanied by an adult


Doors will open at 6:30pm, and the concert will begin at 7pm. Sit back and enjoy the performance by Emilyn Stam and her incredible band....

After a short break, the dance will begin! Emilyn will teach fun and easy dance steps to follow along while the musicians play accompanying music. This will be fun for the whole family. No dance experience necessary!

Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening, with a complimentary coffee, tea, and ice cold water station. Continue reading below for Emilyn Stam's impressive biography.

Planning to attend both the workshop and the concert?

Take advantage of the special price of $50 to attend both the workshop and concert! Select "Workshop + Concert" when purchasing your tickets!

Questions? You can always get in touch with us directly by phone, text or email, click here for contact info!

Emilyn Stam is an Ontario-based fiddler, pianist and accordionist who creates, performs, records and teaches in folk, trad, and neo-trad styles from Europe and Canada. Her unique style is largely influenced by her mentor, the late Oliver Schroer, but also by her 4 years touring with Eastern European party-punk-super-band Lemon Bucket Orkestra, playing for "Balfolk" social dancing events with the Dutch band Té, classical piano training, and as a member of trio “Eh?! with Canadian fiddlers Anne Lederman and James Stephens She has toured throughout Canada, Eastern and Western Europe with The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, The Shoeless, Eh?!, Filippo Gambetta (IT), John David Williams, and Té (NL). She co-founded Balfolk Toronto, a new movement of social folk dancing in Toronto which hosts weekly drop-in dance evenings with live music. She regularly crosses over into other art forms, collaborating with improvising clowns, theatre groups, contemporary dancers and poets. In 2015 she completed the 2.5 week intensive Baby Clown course led by John Turner on Manitoulin Island, and in 2014 choreographer Suzette Sherman created a 3 movement dance piece to 3 of Emilyn’s compositions. Emilyn has taught at various fiddle camps (Castlegar, BC Fiddle Camp, Goderich Celtic College, AlgomaTrad) across Canada, teaching both her unique piano accompaniment style and fiddle classes in ensemble playing, fiddle composition, Canadian fiddling, and Oliver Schroer tunes. Emilyn has performed festivals (Montreal Jazz, Vancouver Folk Festival, etc), house concerts (Home Routes), venues large and small throughout Canada, Western and Eastern Europe in various musical projects. She has released 8 albums and appears on at least 30 other recordings, including David Woodhead’s “Confabulation”, Oliver Schroer’s “Smithers” and Jaron Freeman-Fox’s “Manic Almanac, Slow Mobius”. She has 4 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominations, (The Shoeless, Eh?!, Lemon Bucket Orkestra) and 2 Juno Award Nominations (Lemon Bucket Orkestra). Emilyn performed in both seasons of the TV show Galala (UNIS TV), as a member of the house band (synths, organ, piano, accordion, violin), co-arranger and co-composer.

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Oct 20, 2023

Doors at 7:00pm, concert at 7:30pm

Old Town Hall

478 Main St, Winchester, ON

Kristine St-Pierre is a bilingual folk singer-songwriter with soul-searching ballads and a rollicking bluesy flair. Described as a ‘chansonnière’ with a traveling heart,’ Kristine sings her life with passion, vulnerability and authenticity. She has released two bilingual albums, followed by a francophone album called La promesse in late 2017. The album consists of six catchy pop songs, all the while remaining true to her introspective and sensitive folk style. She received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2018. She is also a 5-time nominee for Francophone artist of the year by the Country Music Association of Ontario. Kristine is currently working on a fourth album, which she plans to release in the fall of 2023.

Kristine is also a strong advocate for equality, taking every opportunity to use her voice and expertise to advance women's and girls' rights. Her song "Les femmes" has received airplay on CBC's Q with Tom Power as part of a commemoration of the 1989 Montreal École Polytechnique massacre. She also counts herself lucky for having had the opportunity to perform in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ukraine and most recently in Belgium and France.

The Blind And The Beautiful is an acoustic blues/roots duo comprised of guitarist/singer/songwriter Lucas Haneman and vocalist extraordinaire Megan Laurence.

Visually impaired since birth, Lucas Haneman started playing guitar at age six. An expressive and soulful guitarist/vocalist with a wide-ranging sound centered in blues and funk, Haneman's original songs are built on bold melodies and finely-crafted lyrics. Along with Megan Laurence's sultry voice and ability to hold an audience in the palm of her hand, the duo delivers a variety of original blues material with seamlessly blended vocals and soaring harmonies.

The Blind And The Beautiful is one half of the Lucas Haneman Express, whose latest release “Catch The Westbound" (2019), earned them a top 5 blues album in Canada, as well as a Sapphire Award at the Maple Blues Awards in 2020.

The duo have been working away on a debut album slated for release in 2021, and their first single "Cobweb Blues" (mixed and mastered by Philip Shaw Bova), shows a renewed commitment to traditional blues, but with a fresh twist that is unmistakably theirs. Stay tuned for more music as it becomes available!

Join us for a concert featuring Kristine St-Pierre, a bilingual artist who will captivate you with her songwriting, backed by a full live band. Kristine and her band will be performing at Ottawa's Cityfolk, and are excited to bring their big stage show to the intimate stage of the Old Town Hall on October 20.

Special guests The Blind and the Beautiful, will open the show with their incredible musicianship, songwriting, and harmonies.


May 25, 2023, 7:00pm

Old Town Hall, 478 Main St, Winchester, ON

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An intimate concert of Americana roots-rock live at the Old Town Hall, a 100 year old theatre in Winchester, ON. Brock Zeman, and Ken Workman, both backed by a full band, will be performing live at The Old Town Hall in Winchester, ON, on May 25, 2023.

When it comes to storytelling, Brock Zeman is a master craftsman. The Canada-based singer-songwriter has spent the past 12 years carving and chiseling Americana soundscapes, drawing from roots-rock and alternative country. But what separates Zeman from his contemporaries isn’t a willingness to speak truth – it’s his unwillingness to conform to the rules of Nashville and the traditional framework of genre. What gives Zeman’s stories force isn’t that he’s just singing a narrative – he’s living it.

A native of Ottawa, Canada, Ken Workman was raised on the vinyl sounds of roots and began singing at age 11 in a Choir and quickly fell in love with music and wanted to learn more. He picked up his first guitar at age 15 and enrolled in lessons.

Tones of blue collar struggle and working-poor values line songs that breathe to life tastefully crafted melodies. A true roots-rock experience with a hint of pop, his live show demonstrates dynamics that can reduce a room to silence or fill a dance floor by exploding with a driving beat. His songs unite a heart full of emotion and a memory full of experiences of a working class childhood.

The Gladsome Gentlemen is a progressive bluegrass band formed by four of Ottawa’s most seasoned pickers. Joe McDonald (guitar, vocals) Trevor Lubin (mandolin, vocals) Dylan Watts (banjo, vocals) and Duncan Reitbeock (Bass) play a mixture of original and traditional tunes with a modern gladsome twist. They are considered Ottawa’s happiest bluegrass band and when paired with their thoughtful songwriting, intricate instrumentals and virtuosic picking they are a delight to catch live.

Lost at the Junction explores the beauty between traditional and new, forgotten and undiscovered. Featuring local artists Lauren Casselman and Tom Henbest, this musical duo aims to create an intimate experience through old-time, folk and singer-songwriter sounds.

Lauren studied vocal performance at Carleton University with an emphasis in musical theatre. Passionate about sharing theatre with young people, she has directed several youth musicals here at the Old Town Hall and has toured schools with educational theatre companies. She trains a team of oxen, a husband and a dog.

Tom is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who thrives in the obscure and often long-ignored historical music world. He has led the Upper Canada Village music department for the past decade. When he is not playing banjo or herding goats, Tom enjoys attending square dances and ceilidhs — especially when there is a complimentary lunch.

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March 23, 2023, 7:00pm

Old Town Hall,

478 Main St, Winchester, ON

December 22, 2022, 7:00pm

Old Town Hall, 478 Main St, Winchester, ON

Thank you to everyone who attended our final concert of 2022 - Christmas at The Old Town Hall. We would like to share with you, photos, videos, the set list from the show, as well as a digital copy of the program!

Thank you to the band: Bogdan Gheorghe - Guitar, Ken Workman - guitar/Vocals, Dylan Roberts - Drums, Laura Greenberg - Bass, Dave Tettmar - keys/Vocals

And our guest performers: Matthew Chaffey, Kristine St-Pierre,  Nick Beaton, Tracy Howe, Scott Harvey, Finley June, Lauren Casselman, and Al Wood.

Photos from the concert, courtesy of Moira Law...

November 30, 2022, 7:00pm

Old Town Hall, 478 Main St, Winchester, ON

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OK Naledi is an Afro House music project created by Queer, Motswana Canadian musician Naledi Sunstrum. Traditional sub-Saharan clean guitar lines, classic deep bass, movement-inspiring beats and that iconic, driving Afro House tempo – these are the pieces that define OK Naledi

Special guest Finley June will open the show. Finley is the 2022 winner of the "Writing in 150" Competition (songwriting category), and her first single will be released later this year.

October 27, 2022, 7:00pm

Old Town Hall, 478 Main St, Winchester, ON

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On Oct 27, 2022, Matthew Chaffey will take the stage at the Old Town Hall in Winchester, with his 8-piece band, featuring a horn section!

Matthew Chaffey is a Canadian singer in the soul/rock/pop genre who has years of experience fronting bands, writing material on Juno winning albums and touring coast to coast to coast that has earned him a reputation of being one of the strongest and most powerful singers on the Canadian musical landscape.


Special guest Claude Munson will open the show on October 27. Ottawa’s Claude Munson writes uninhibited impressionist-folk.Whether drenched in crystalline synths or stripped bare, Munson’s songs tackle modern life and love with radical intimacy. His soaring, gritty tenor paints vivid pictures of hard promises and ecstatic joys: atmospheric narratives that unfold, Rorschach-like.

July 5, 2022, 7:00pm

Old Town Hall, 478 Main St, Winchester, ON


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The Texas Horns, widely recognized as the preeminent hard-blowing three-piece blues, soul and roots music horn section, bring 25 years of stellar live performances, acclaimed session work, and solid album production to their every effort. Based in Texas in Austin and San Antonio, The Texas Horns are Mark “Kaz” Kazanoff, tenor sax, harmonica and vocals; John Mills, baritone sax and flute; and Al Gomez, trumpet and flugelhorn.

Recorded LIVE at the Old Town Hall on July 5, 2022

Old Whiskey Road

May 22, 2022, 2:00pm

Old Town Hall, 478 Main St, Winchester, ON

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Canadian Folk Music Award nominees Old Whiskey Road bring their brand country, blues, and folk music to Winchester, ON on May 22. OWR "plays like they're cranking out tunes for a saloon full of rowdy gunslingers" (, with their unique sound that is at times wild and gritty, and at times soft and sorrowful. 

Recorded LIVE at the Old Town Hall on May 22, 2022

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