New season of Haunted Walks 2018

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events | Posted on 20-07-2018

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I’m very excited to announce that I have been booked for another season of Haunted Walks with Montreal’s Haunted Tours. These are the dates I’m currently booked for, but I’m sure more dates will get added as the season progresses:

  • DONE – Friday, August 31st @8:30pm – Haunted Griffintown
  • DONE – Saturday, September 1st @ 8:30pm — Haunted Mountain
  • DONE – Friday, September 7th @8:30pm – Haunted Griffintown
  • DONE – Friday, September 14th @8:30pm – Haunted Griffintown
  • DONE – Saturday, September 15th – 8:30pm — Haunted Mountain
  • DONE – Friday, September 28th @8:30pm – Haunted Griffintown
  • DONE – Saturday, September 29th – 8:30pm — Haunted Mountain
  • DONE – Friday, October 5th  and 8:30pm – Haunted Griffintown
  • DONE – Friday, October 12th 8:30pm – Haunted Griffintown (maybe @6:30pm too)
  • Friday, October 19th @6:30pm and 8:30pm – Haunted Griffintown
  • Tuesday, October 23rd @8:30pm – Haunted Griffintown
  • Thursday, October 25th @8:30pm – Haunted Mountain
  • Friday, October 26th 8:30pm – Haunted Griffintown (maybe @6:30pm too)
  • Saturday, October 27th, @6:30pm and 8:30pm – Haunted Mountain
  • Tuesday, October 30th @11am  – Haunted Griffintown (private tour)
  • Wednesday, October 31st @ 8:30pm – Haunted Griffintown (private tour)

If you want to book a haunted walk, visit the Haunted Montreal website and book your spot, but do it quickly because there are a limited number of tickets available per tour!

If you cannot make any of the dates listed on the site, but you still want a private tour with me, you can contact Haunted Montreal with requested dates and if I’m available, we can make it work. Send an email to info@hauntedmontreal.com.

Montreal Haunted Walk 2017

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events, News | Posted on 29-09-2017

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I am pleased to announce that I have been booked as an official Guide for Montreal’s Haunted Tours. My first haunted tour will be of Griffintown on September 29th, 2017. I will also be giving haunted tours of the Mountain in October.

My haunted tour schedule is as follows (list will be updated as needed):

  • September 29th, 20h30: Haunted Griffintown (sold out!)
  • October 13th, 20h30: Haunted Griffintown (sold out!)
  • October 14th, 21h00: Haunted Griffintown (private tour)
  • October 20th, 20h30: Haunted Griffintown (sold out!)
  • October 21st, 20h30: Haunted Mountain (sold out!)
  • October 25th, 19h30: Haunted Griffintown (sold out!)
  • October 27th, 20h30: Haunted Griffintown (sold out!)
  • October 28th, 20h30: Haunted Mountain (sold out!)

If you want to book a haunted walk, visit the Haunted Montreal website and book your spot, but do it quickly because there are a limited number of tickets available per tour!

If you cannot make any of the dates listed on the site, but you still want a private tour with me, you can contact Haunted Montreal with requested dates and if I’m available, we can make it work. Send an email to info@hauntedmontreal.com.

UPDATE: The Montreal Gazette did a report on the Haunted Walk featuring yours truly as the tour guide! You can watch the video reporting piece by clicking here.

Support for Standing Rock

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events, News | Posted on 17-11-2016

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My friends down at the Mountain Ancestors ADF Grove are actively supporting our brothers and sisters who are defending Standing Rock. The folks up there need chainsaws: their Elders up there are getting cold and they can’t process the firewood fast enough with the tools they have. Now, we need to get winter clothes and winter lodgings together, as the cold descends.

Please consider making a donation to help them keep the Standing Rock Elders safe!

Here’s what this ADF Grove posted recently on their Facebook page:

Greetings, All! This is a #CallToAction with #FreeStuff for you!

As many of you know, our Casey McCarthy is heading to Standing Rock to bring some much-needed winter supplies to the Water Protectors. They are in need of supplies for the winter, and we need your help to get them!

Fellow ADF-member and celebrated Storyteller JD Hobbes is offering a free download of his album, a collection sure to entertain story-lovers of all ages, for all donations over $50. Click on his name for more information and some cool video clips.

Make your donation at MountainAncestors.org under Services.

Join us in supporting the Water Protectors during this time of unrest and uncertainty. #WaterIsLife

I am proud to support this cause and I hope you will join me. It is up to us to decide how this story will be told to future generations.

Epic Summer Plans

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events | Posted on 12-04-2016

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I don’t know what’s going on. Normally, summer is the quiet time for storytelling, but 2016 is turning out to be super busy! I’ve already got a dozen shows scheduled, so I’m going to post them here just to keep reminding myself that this isn’t a dream!

  • DONE — April 27th: Blood and Bones (Montreal) — Facebook event
  • DONE — May 4th (my birthday!): Voix de Ville (Montreal) — Facebook event
  • DONE — May 7th, 4pm: PorchFest (Montreal) — Facebook event
  • CANCELLED — June 18th, 6pm: Mythic Invasion of London with Professor Taelstrum (London, Ontario) — Facebook event
  • July 8th, 9th: Botanical Gardens (Montreal)
  • August 5th, 6th: Botanical Gardens (Montreal)
  • August 12th: Botanical Gardens (Montreal)
  • August 26th, 27th: Botanical Gardens (Montreal)
  • September 23rd-25th: Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition (Niagara, Ontario)

Blood and Bones: Poetry and Story

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events | Posted on 07-04-2016

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Join us for an evening of spoken word that flows the blood and stacks the bones. Featuring poet Natasha Clery and storyteller JD “Hobbes” Hickey and invited guests.

Blood and Bones
April 27th 2016 (Wednesday), 6pm – 9:00pm
Mariposa le Café
5434 Cote St-Luc rd.
Montreal, Quebec
Cover: $10
Facebook Event

Trigger Warning: there will be adult content. This show is not appropriate for children. Long term, the erotic content of this show may produce children.

Montreal Storytelling Festival 2015

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events, Slam | Posted on 24-10-2015

There is a storytelling festival taking place in October 2015 called Le Festival Interculturel du Conte du Quebec and my Slamtastique Story Slam is being held on the last night of it. You should join us! Some of the finest storytellers are sure to be there!

Sunday, October 25th
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Mariposa le Café
5434 Cote St-Luc rd.
Montreal, Quebec H3X 2C5
Facebook event

Nuit Blanche 2015: 10 Hours for a Spoken World

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events | Posted on 02-03-2015

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So I had the immense honor to share the stage with some of Montreal’s finest poets during the Nuit Blanche festival this year. I was invited to take part by Betty Esperanza (100 Thousand Poets 4 Change) and we were the English portion of a tribute to the late, great Montreal poet Irving Layton. I was also honored to share that stage with Susan Shulman and Regimental Oneton.

Unbeknownst to me, the stories were also recorded by Akim Videos (Youtube site). Photos here were taken by Yvon Jean.

JD Hickey, Nuit Blanche 2015

Upcoming Gigs

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events, News | Posted on 11-02-2015

Google Calendar rules my life. I was reviewing it today and I suddenly realized I’ve got a ton of gigs coming up (well a ton for me, which is generally more than one).

I’m leaving this here more as a reminder for myself, but if anyone of you would like to join me at these events, I would love to see you there. Yes, you. Don’t look over your shoulder… I’m talking to you. Right now.

DONE: February 11th, 8pm: Voix de Ville (as Professor Taelstrum)

DONE: February 18th, 7pm: Slamtastique Story Slam (as the host)

DONE: February 28th, 7pm: 10 Hours for a Spoken World (as part of the Nuit Blanche)

DONEMarch 14th, 8pm: Did You Hear That? CD Launch in Ottawa

DONEMarch 15th, 3pm: Telling a couple of Irish stories at Cafe Mariposa for Irish Brunch

DONEMarch 15th, 8:30pmSocks Off Armando (featured teller for an Improv troupe)

DONEMarch 20th, 8pm: Tales o’the Green at the Yellow Door Coffeehouse

DONEMarch 22nd, 4pm: Driving Out the Snakes III (as the host and seanachi)

March 25th, 7pm: Slamtastique Story Slam (website)

Tales from the Yellow Door Coffeehouse

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events, Recordings | Posted on 11-11-2014

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Back in October, I told a couple of stories at the Yellow Door Coffeehouse hosted by Marc Nerenberg, deep in the McGill student ghetto. Happily, they were video recorded and they just got posted!

I’ll be featured at the Yellow Door Coffeehouse on December 12th 2014 (Facebook event), so you should join us!

These two stories are also featured on my new CD Did You Hear That?, so you should get your copy today, or come by the CD Launch at Le Mariposa on November 19th 2014 (Facebook event).

The Man with No Story

Lex and the Devil

New Gigs in November/December!

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events | Posted on 21-10-2014

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The “Did You Hear That?” CD Tour has started! In Montreal, I’m hitting both sides of the mountain about one month apart and I’m hoping to book a show in Ottawa as well, so stay tuned.

Tales from the Mariposa

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 at 7pm
Mariposa le Cafe
5434 Cote St-Luc rd
NDG (Montreal)
Facebook event

Tales and Wails at the Yellow Door Coffeehouse

Friday, December 12th 2014 at 8:00pm
The Yellow Door Coffeehouse
3625 Aylmer,
Montréal, QC H2X 2C3
Facebook Event

Come and join us at the Yellow Door Coffeehouse for the Open Stage where I will be the Featured Performer! There will be music, tales, and coffee with comfy seats! All nestled in the comfortable nook of the Yellow Door Coffeehouse.

In October: I’m also performing in Ottawa at (Un)Told on the 27th!