Cicadas signal a summer update + Live Music!

As the cicadas buzz high up in the trees signaling the half way point to summer we’re reminded that it’s time for a little update. Thinking back to the end of winter and that precious/sweet sap season, it seems like so long ago that we were mumbling the words “will this winter ever end?”. But…

Rube & Rake set to bring some Newfoundland charm to your family day.

This February end your family day weekend with a bonfire and house concert featuring Rube & Rake. Coming to us all the way from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Josh Sandu and Andrew Laite are a folk/roots duo that have played across Canada over the last 4 years. Rube & Rake craft and sing mournful traveler’s songs…

Extend your long weekend fun with Dog is Blue

Don’t let the summer go by without a warm evening bonfire and good southern Ontario sounds from Dog is Blue. We’re so pleased to be able to bring you Indie-folk duo Paul Watson, principal songwriter and cookie-tin pedal enthusiast, and Laura Heaney, purveyor of ghost-noises and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire. Together they bramble around proudly with all…

An evening with Tim Moxam

As we enjoy the remaining weeks of summer, taking in the moments like lake swims, picnic gatherings and exploration hikes. We’d like to invite you to celebrate the passing season and welcome autumn with a bonfire and house concert featuring Tim Moxam. Tim is a Toronto based singer/songwriter,  currently touring to support his debut album Soft Summer. No…

In the living room with Jesse Speed

Next up at ORA, we’re pleased to be hosting musician Jesse Speed, for an evening of music in the living room. Jesse has played many folk festivals in Canada/US and has been described as “Jesse Speed’s music is strikingly honest, thoughtfully crafted, and beautifully sung.”  Brooklyn Doran – KickDrum BIO Jesse Speed – his real name – is a Montreal based singer-songwriter…

The Great Canadian Tree-Warmer and The Crackling

There is a flurry of activities planned in the coming weeks here at ORA and although winter has been a little easier on us this year we’re excited to close out the season with maple syrup and The Great Canadian Tree-Warmer project. Since January artists have worked on creative tree-warmers that will be exhibited in…

In the living room with Astral Swans

Among the different events planned here at ORA we are happy to bring you a music performance this October! The indie, lo-fi, no wave, sludge crooning of Astral Swans will be playing an intimate show in the living room for your enjoyment. Matthew Swann is a musician from Calgary that is currently touring living rooms…