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 (tickets available)
  • October 21st, 20h30: Haunted Mountain (sold out!)
  • October 25th, 19h30: Haunted Griffintown (tickets available)
  • October 27th, 20h30: Haunted Griffintown (tickets available)
  • 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.

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
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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.

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)
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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
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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!

Tales from the Winds

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events | Posted on 28-08-2012

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Riding with the Winds

So… I don’t know if you remember, but back in early June of 2012, I had the immense honour of appearing with Concerto Della Donna in McGill’s Pollack Hall during the Northern Exposure fundraiser. I was called to take part as the storyteller to tell the classic Norwegian tale East of the Sun and West of the Moon (image taken from çizgili masallar zaman blog, artist Mercer Mayer). The hall was almost filled to capacity with over 500 people in attendance.

This was the most ambitious thing I have ever attempted and even up to hours before the show itself, I wasn’t sure I was up to the task. Fortunately, everything went smoothly and we got through it. My heartfelt thanks to maestro Iwan Edwards for his infinite patience and passionate guidance.

Then this past weekend, I was sent the recording of the entire show, including the piece I worked on with the choir. Due to restrictions with rights and such, I can’t post the whole thing, but I can post a clip (which is 2 minutes of the 30-minute piece). In this piece, the heroine is traveling with the East Wind in the hopes of finding her prince who is trapped in the castle that is East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

In this clip, you can hear me telling the tale along with the 17-member Concerto Della Donna. On Stradivarius violin is Caroline Chéhadé and on cello is Michael Nicolas. The piece was composed by Marie-Claire Saindon and the maestro was Iwan Edwards.

Ost for vinden – Ostavind — Concerto Della Donna (2:01)

Storyteller Artwork

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in News | Posted on 27-05-2012

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In February 2012, I went to a festival in Mansfield, Ontario called Northern Lights Gathering and I did a show and gave a workshop on storytelling. There was also a folk-band from Sarnia called Pagan’s Folly that did their show on Saturday night, and when I saw they had a fiddle player, I approached the band. Sarah the fiddler enthusiastically agreed, we spoke quickly about the story, and then performed it. Sarah’s instincts were dead on and the story performance was unbelievably perfect (my greatest regret was that I didn’t record it).

Émilie Boisvert witnessed this performance and a couple of months later, created this work of art. I am gobsmacked at its beauty, but also to have inspired such a thing. My heartfelt thanks go to Sarah and Pagan’s Folly for their musical accompaniment and my deepest gratitude to Émilie for creating this painting. To listen to the story itself, visit Shortening the Road (although it’s not the version from that mystical night).

Storyteller by Émilie Boisvert (http://www.emilieboisvert.ca/)

 

Wychwood Tales and Wails in Toronto

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events | Posted on 01-05-2012

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During the Canadian National Pagan Conference, Gaia Gathering in Toronto in May 2012, there will be a concert that features the melding of the minds and voices.

JD “Hobbes” Hickey of Montreal and the talented musicians of Wychwood Children and Greg Currie will be joining forces to create a mythical, musical epic that has rarely been attempted! You do not want to miss this unique performance!

The event is free for the Gaia Gathering conference attendees and $10 for everyone else.

May 20th, 8pm, $10
New College – Wilson Hall
40 Willcocks Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
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Fringe 2012

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in TaelStrum | Posted on 27-04-2012

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It’s official: The dates for TaelStum‘s show “Delicious Lies” are set! 14 shows in June 2012 and we guarantee that no two shows will be exactly alike!

Ame-Art: collectif des Artistes de la galerie Mile-End
5345, avenue du Parc
Montreal, QC H2V 4H9

Dates booked:
June 8th, 8pm and 10pm
June 9th, 8pm and 10pm
June 12th, 8pm and 10pm
June 18th, 8pm
June 20th, 8pm and 10pm
June 21st, 8pm and 10pm
June 23rd, 8pm

Join the Facebook Event page and we’ll giving you the latest and greatest news about our Fringe production!

Starting 2012 with Multiple Bangs!

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events, News | Posted on 19-01-2012

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Back in the summer of 2011, I decided that I was going to refocus on my attention on developing my storytelling career. this decision has really produced some amazing results! The next couple of months are chock-full of events and awesomely cool stuff!

I hope you can join us at any and all of these events!

Busy October!

Posted by jdhBard | Posted in Events | Posted on 09-10-2011

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As it is with most Octobers, storytelling becomes very popular! I’ve got quite a few shows coming up to a venue near you!

Café Namasthé

October 15th, 2011 // 7pm
37 Lambton
Ormstown, QC
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Café Namasthé website

Lakeshore Players Halloween Party

Sunday, October 30th · 1pm – 5pm
Chalet St. Charles
90 St. Charles Ave.
Dorval, QC
http://www.lakeshoreplayersdorval.org/

Of Seasons Past: Tales and Supper at Casa Maura

November 4th, 2011 // 7pm
Casa Maura
6290 Somerled, NDG
Montreal, QC
Cost: 30
Limited seating (45 seats). RSVP today by calling (514) 482-0777
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