Home Routes Blog

Secret Video….

Darren Hutchings of Cambridge, ON sent us this video of Newfoundland trio The Secrets, who just finished the Estelle Klein circuit through southern Ontario and eastern Quebec.

The secret about the video itself is that if you click and drag from within the video screen, you can look around the room!

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Passing the torch just in time – Thompson MB

We’re almost done confirming all the host volunteers and are still waiting to hear back from a handful of communities across Canada. We had heard from the volunteer in Thompson, MB that she could no longer host and though she had made it known to her audience, there wasn’t anyone available to take it on despite months of searching.

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Season #9 Highlights 2015-2016

Over 900 concerts were presented across Canada spanning from Inuvik, NWT to Canso, Nova Scotia. These photographs were taken by the house concert hosts that help to make it all possible. Here are some highlights of the ninth season of Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous house concerts Sept 2015 – April 2016.

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Short TFO film documents a typical Home Routes evening

Andréanne Baribeau at Télévision française de l’Ontario directed a lovely vignette on Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous featuring Montreal duet Sin & Swoon. Parlez-vous français?

Click here to watch the video on the TFO website.

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Spring concert season coming right up!

In a couple of weeks the Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous coast to coast house concert series will begin again in 11 different regions across Canada performed by artists from Canada, the USA and even Australia! Check out www.homeroutes.ca to find a concert near you. If there are no house concerts near you,

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Wishing you & yours a Hootenanny of a Holiday Season!

Home Routes Xmas Logo

Chemins Chez Nous Xmas Logo

under the wildwood

 Wishing you & yours a Hootenanny of a Holiday Season
from Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous 

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Performers and hosts buzzing after first half of concert season

The first half of the Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous season #9 is past and we heard lots of great stories and experiences from both artist and hosts alike.

Claire Ness of Whitehorse, YT toured the Chautauqua Trail in Northern Alberta/SK with pianist Grant Simpson and had this to say about her tour:

“Dear Home Routes (Ava,

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Mitch Podolak Receives Doctorate, Order of Manitoba

Mitch Podolak is a prominent fixture in the North America folk music world and is the creator and past founding artistic director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre, The Winnipeg International Children’s Festival and Home Routes/Chemin Nous, North America’s only house concert network.

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