616 Kidd Rd.
Ashton K0A 1B0
Wheelchair Access: unknown
WELCOME TO THE DERRY SCHOOLHOUSE
DEAR NORTHERN RAMBLER’S – MUSIC CREATORS AND MUSIC LOVERS ALIKE:
Welcome to the new location for the Northern Ramble. In my goodbye note from the infamous Renfrew venue where we gathered and celebrated our shared love for live, original music, I wrote “….one day, if the right building presents itself, a new BNR may emerge from the ruins of this COVID-19 rubble…” … that day has arrived.
This venue is not the 90 capacity, near-perfectly designed treasure that I created in Renfrew….but it is, nonetheless, very sweet and historical and intimate and I think you’ll agree is also acoustically blessed. I can comfortably seat approx. 30 people, so attendance will be limited, as will the number of shows I present here, at least at first. Also, moving forward, I’m sure the musicians among you AND the fans who’ve supported us can appreciate, accommodating full bands is unlikely for a while [though I have noted there’s plenty of room out back for a seasonal stage and some possible outdoor shows someday….].
For now, I’ll be booking mostly singer/songwriters looking for the same kind of space cultivated at the original Northern Ramble – an intimate listening room where the artist is the only attraction – and ‘Song is King’. I hope to continue to offer both Concerts and Songwriter Showcases.
So, enough talk. Let the music begin again. I will resume the newsletter over the next few weeks once I ease into bookings and generally try to keep y’all informed on the ‘goings on’ [as my Dad would say]. If you don’t receive the newsletter and would like to, please feel free to sign up for it.
Thank you all for your past loyalties to the Northern Ramble, the artists and the music. Now let’s sing again!
Love and songs, Dean Batstone.