Siegel Entertainment
Vancouver Island

One-Stop Shopping

Dedicated to Bringing
Quality Entertainment to Audiences

Musicians, Photographers, Filmmakers
Speakers, Writers, Magicians, Chefs
Caterers, Personal Stylists

Contact: Lois Siegel
(613) 830-2509




Guest Speakers
Chef & Catering

45north - Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues
Acoustiq Duo
Adrian Cho Trio - Jazz
Albert Kaprielian - Jazz Piano/Vocals
Acacia Lyra - Harp
Andrew Mah - Classical Guitar

Bev Dunn Duo - Jazz, Pop, Rock
Bowser and Blue
Branches of Silver

Casey Cerson - Bagpipes

Celtic Cross - Step Dancers
Celtic Kitchen Party
Celtic North - Celtic
Chantale Gaudet-Rice
Les Chicaneuses - Celtic, French, Ottawa Valley

Children's Percussion Music Workshop
Chris Pilsworth - Magician
Constant Black
Dale Jones - Jazz, Swing
Daniel Ramjattan - Classical Guitar
David Renaud - Jazz, Swing
Diplomats - Band
Doug Martin  - Jazz Sax
Doug Martin Duo - Jazz
Douglas Heyland - Piper
Dr. Kaboom - Magician
Dublin North - Celtic
Duo Pleides
Eddie Alleyne
Elliott Smith - Magician
Ellen Daly - Fiddle
Emotions - Classical & Jazz
Evan Runge
Fiddle Chicks
Goopee - Magic, Face Painting, Balloons
Graeme Ogilvy - Bagpipes
Gypsy North
Heartbeats -
50s –60s Rock ‘n Roll 
Hugh Macpherson - Piper
Jeanette Arsenault - Acadian Music
John Cameron Yourt - Piper
John Henry Lacasse - Country, Blues
Johnny Vegas
Laurino Pagliarello - Accordion
Laura Lynn Eggleston
- Caricatures
Luc Leduc - Magician
The Lyon Street Celtic Band
Lux Duo - Harp, Flute
MacIsaac and Mackenzie - Duo
Marie Patenaude Trio - Jazz
Moonstone - Harp
North - Old Home Gospel
Northern Lights - Dance Band
Paddy Gillissie and Garry Mennie - Duo
Pouch Cotatoes -
A cappella Singing 1950's to 1980's
Quatuor Despax - Classical
Raymundo Pizana -
Latin and Flamenco Rhythms
Robert Fontaine - Storyteller
Simon Clark -
50/60’s and some 70s 
Sonic Blue Jazz Combo
Square Dance Caller- David Currie
Swing Boys - Jazz
Swing Guys - Jazz & Swing
The Two Paddy's - Irish Duo
Tony True - Country
Trio Mundo - Classical, Latin, Celtic, French
Sway - Weddings
Zephyr Harp Duo


Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County

Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island


Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island



Duo Pleiades

Violin and Guitar, Violin and  Piano
Violin and Flute

Anna Baksheeva, Violin; 
Andrew Mah, Guitar

Wayne Irschick, Piano

Keren Mugdus, Flute

Classical, Jazz, Pop, Tango, Fiddle, Country, Folk, Old-Time
World Music, Celtic, Brazilian

Christmas, Mother's Day, Valentine’s, Canada Day, Halloween 
Funerals, Marriage Proposals, Fundraising, Romantic Dinner
Parties, Government Offices, Churches

 Violin and Guitar, Violin and  Piano
Violin and Flute

Anna Baksheeva

Air G String



Anna Baksheeva and Andrew Mah


Johnny Vegas

Singer, Band Leader, Entertainer 

Parties, Corporate Events, Fundraisers, Weddings



Franglais is a band that plays a mixture of tunes
French, Irish, Scottish, Ottawa Valley, American

Photo by Paul Jean
Robert Coutu
 Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica

Marie Déziel   
Accordion, Fiddle, Whistle, Piano
Photo by Paul Jean
Chantale Gaudet-Rice

Photo by Paul Jean
Lois Siegel
Fiddle, Bodhran
, Spoons, Dancing Marionettes


Sens Unique

Musique  canadienne française

French Canadian Tunes

Photo by Paul Jean
Robert Coutu, Chantale Gaudet-Rice
Marie D
éziel,  Lois Siegel

et Sylvain Raymond

Sens Unique: Un groupe de musique traditionnelle et populaire qui vous offre des airs connus, des chansons à répondre, des reels et des gigues, au violon, guitare et à l'accordéon. 
Une musique entraînante qui égaiera 
n'importe quel évènement.

Sens-Unique is a group performing traditional and popular music (Piaf),
including well-known airs, call-and-response songs, reels, jigs 
with fiddles guitar, bodhran, spoons, and accordion. 
Presentations are unique and visually entertaining with percussive instruments 
- lively music to delight any audience.


 Sens Unique engaged the audience with continuous energy.
Kellie Sarazin
Entertainment and Stage Manager
Canada Day
 Petrie Island
Orleans, Ontario

Our residents absolutely loved Sens Unique
 and we are hoping to have you back.
Staci Kufsky, T.R.S.
Activity Coordinator
Belcourt Manor Retirement Residence
Chartwell Reit


Thank you for a great French Connection yesterday!

Cindy McNabb
Resident Program Manager
Extendicare Starwood



Barry Willbond
Barry Willbond was a terrific Santa for our residents
and put a smile on everyone’s face that he came in contact with. 
 We would definitely like to have him back with us again next year. 
Linda Ann Quigley
Engage Life Coordinator
Crystal View Lodge

Ruth, Santa, Marion

Santa, Ruth Kavanagh
Crystal View Lodge

It went extremely well! Exceeded my expectations!
Thank you

Tessa Toutant
Directrice de santé et bien-être | Director of Health and Wellness
Résidence Cité Parkway Retirement Residence


Eddie Alleyne

 Steelpan Musician

Soloist on Steelpan With Backing Tracks, 
2, 3, 4 or 5 Piece Band with Vocals 
Provides Music for Entertainment
 Over 40  Years in the Music Business
Dance or Background Music For All Occasions
 Concert or Parties, Health Centers, Weddings 
Caribbean, Jazz, Pop, Ballads, Classics

The Steelpan/Steeldrums is an acoustic instrument
 developed on the Island of Trinidad in the 1940s
with basic western music chromatic half steps.
It's a beautiful, subtle, captivating sound/tone when played.


Eddie was amazing!!!! He is still playing now, love it!!!!

Emily Benson
Directrice, Santé et bien être | Health and Wellness Director
Résidence Chapel Hill Retirement Residence


Eddie did such a great job! He was very well received
 and the audience enjoyed his performance.
What a nice man he is!
Donna Wiggins
St. Andrew's United Church
Buckingham, Quebec

Eddie was great.  Residents really enjoyed his show.
He even was happy to show the residents the steel pans
 and answer their questions afterwards.
I would definitely recommend him to others
 and  bring him back in the future.
Nathalie Bartlett
Maplewood Retirement Community
Activity Director


The Lyon Street Celtic Band
Irish and Scottish Music

©Photo by Paul Jean
Chantale Gaudet-Rice (Fiddle), Marie Déziel (Accordion)
Steve McCarthy (Fiddle), Lois Siegel (Bodhran)
  Dan Perkins (Guitar),

Irish, Scottish, Breton, French, Christmas/Celtic, Old-Time

Road to Lisdoonvarna

Wind That Shakes The Barley
Merry Blacksmith



Everyone told us it was the best party we ever had.
  Thanks in great part to you!  Thank you so much – we’ve never had dancing before!
Dawn Firestone
Community Investment

Bell Canada
National Arts Centre
Opera Lyra Reception
Ottawa, Ontario

"Too much of a good thing is...absolutely wonderful."
 Mae West
Great music last night from you and your fellow musicians.
Fine array of varied talents well worth the drive across town
to hear, to enjoy.
We were also delighted by the stylings. I did say, "I never cared for
"McNamara's Band" before; last night I did.
And "Jambalaya," joyous.
We look forward to hearing the band again.
Gerard Lavelle
St. Patrick's Day

What a FABULOUS evening!  LOVED every minute
music fabulous  especially the Newfie songs and those Irish ones.    
 People so friendly. 
 You have a great group there, and the ambiance was excellent.
 Joan Forbes, Board of Directors
 Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra
 Casey's Grill Bar
 St. Patrick's Day

I would like to thank you once again for such a fabulous concert at Casey's,  St-Patrick’s Day. Two of my very long time friends came to join me at the restaurant where you and your band were playing
and I must say, it made me wish to return to the soft green hills of Ireland.  Your music was totally outstanding
with the traditional songs one would expect to hear
 in Ottawa on St-Patrick’s day and so well played.
It was a honor to listening to you all.
Thank you for such a beautiful evening
filled with such warm atmosphere.


Fairmont Château Laurier

Quelle belle musique ce midi. Merci.
Marc Desjardins
Cégep Heritage College
Gatineau, Quebec

by  Georgia Golfinopoulos

Thanks so much for coming in Sunday.
 I have heard nothing but positive feedback!

Katie Quinn
Activities Coordinator

Thank you so much for the great entertainment you provided
for our Christmas Party.
Everyone enjoyed the music and had a great time!
Luisa Romero
Director of Recreation 
The Edinburgh Retirement Residence

Ugly Stick

Children's Percussion Music Workshop
or Performance

Parties and Entertainment
(613) 830-2509

Photo by Paul Jean

Lois Siegel and Friends

Children's Music Workshop
Cumberland Village Heritage Museum
Power and Country Festival
2010, 2011

Sarah Hill (fiddle)                   Lois Siegel (spoons)

Sarah (Bodhran - Irish Drum)

Photo by Paul Jean

Lois Siegel
with Mop Top Jane
Ugly Stick

Children participate and play along with the performers
using a selection of percussion instruments we provide:
Spoons, Shakers, Washboards, Dancing Marionettes

Jig Doll


I would love if you could come back this year and provide another
children’s interactive workshop.
 It was such a hit last year…
Kellie Sarazin
Cumberland Heritage Power and Country Festival

Metcalfe Fair

Photo by Jim McCuaig

Rideau Rural Roots Festival
Smith Falls
Children's Percussion Workshop
Kinsman Tent



On behalf of Do More Canada Inc. I would like to extend our gratitude
for  Uncle Jack & Auntie Lois partnering with us this weekend at the
Orleans Festival.  Feedback from the organizers and attendees
indicated that they loved your music!
There is no doubt that your performance added enjoyment for the
attendees during the community breakfast and to the festival!
Kellie Sarazin
Arts Director
Do More Canada Inc.

You were both fabulous at the Festival and had everyone tapping their feet.
Christine Tremblay
Executive Director/Directrice générale  
AOE Arts Council/Counseil des arts AOE  


Under The Pines Music Festival
Celtic North

Puppets Up!: International Puppet Festival

Photo by Paul Jean



“You and the Fiddle Chicks were perfect.”
Noreen Young, Artistic Director – Puppet’s Up!


Chantale Gaudet-Rice

Photo by Tom Cole
Classical, French, Old-Time, Celtic
Weddings, Special Events, Retirement Homes, Parties


Chantale was great.  I’m sure I will be in touch in the future to book her again! 
National Gallery Reception
Sheena Levesque
Planificatrice de conférences - Conference Planner
Office of Continuing Professional  Development

She was AMAZING!!! Residents loved her. She played requests.
 It went perfectly with the vision of the event (Garden Tea Party).
Loved her!
Emily Benson
Directrice, Santé et bien être | Health and Wellness Director
Résidence Chapel Hill Retirement Residence


We all thought she was fantastic. 
Thank you so much for recommending her to us. I really appreciate it.
Linda Ann Quigley
Engage Life Coordinator | Crystal View Lodge
Atria Retirement Canada

Chantale played beautifully, and so many of the people attending the mass
were delighted, including one toddler who danced around the church basement.
Lorraine Seed

The concert was wonderful. We had a great crowd
and people can’t wait for the next one!
Chantale was terrific - so nice too.
Ruth Honeyman
Parish Administrator
St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church
Celtic Christmas Concert

Daniel Ramjattan

Photo by Ben Borg
Classical Guitar

Multi Award-Winning Freelance Guitarist/Chamber Musician/Teacher

 Performs works by
JS Bach (Violin, Cello, Lute, Keyboard )
And Composers
20th and 21st Century
Spanish and South American
19th century Classical and Romantic Guitar

Performs for Weddings, Private Parties, Solo Recitals, Retirement Homes


Ramjattan-Pulak Machine
Daniel Ramjattan, Zac Pulak
Guitar, Percussion


Photo by Ben Borg
Infrared Ensemble
Daniel Ramjattan, Marlena Pellegrino
Guitar, Violin


"The Bruce Lee of the guitar"
Nicole Presentey, Piano Professor
Carleton University

Northern Lights
Left to Right (Clockwise)
Albert Kaprielian (Piano, Organ, Voice), Andre Van Schyndel (Bass, Accordion, Voice)
Garnet Picot (Guitar, Bass), Jean Trudel (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Ralph Hopper (Sax, Percussion, Voice), Bill Brown (Drums)

Old-Time, Broadway Show Tunes, Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock, Popular Tunes
House Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, Anniversaries

Great Dance Band
Green Onions



It was absolutely fantastic!!! Everyone loved it, and many said 'Northern Lights'
were the best band in all the international conferences!
Manon Plouffe
International Psychotherapy Conference
Montreal, 2010
Delta Hotel

Bowser and Blue

Musical Comedy Duo

Rick plays acoustic guitar and harmonica
George plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass and banjo.

Bowser and Blue appear in theatres and concert halls
across Canada, and since 2007 they have been featured
 in the Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza concert series
 both in Canada and the United States.

They have appeared frequently at the Just for Laughs comedy festival
and can often be seen on CBC television and the Comedy Channel
in shows compiled from those appearances. Their Christmas CTV special
"Two Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire" was nominate for a Gemini award.

Parties, Corporate Events, Fundraisers, Weddings

Ralph Hopper,  Saxophones/Guitar; Jean Trudel, Trumpet/Fugelhorn
Paul O’Connor, Piano/Vocals; Ed Stevens, Guitar;
Andre Van Schyndel, Bass/Vocals; Sacha Contant-Nagy, Drums

Canadian music: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues

From the 1960's to Today: Powder Blues Band, Joni Mitchell
Lighthouse,  Jeff Healey, Manteca, the Guess Who
Oscar Peterson, David Braid, Daniel Lanois, Snaggle

Dances, Parties, Celebrations, Charities

"Swing Boys"

Photo by Sandra Whitlock
Yves Larouche, Piano
 Tom Denison, String Bass
 Dale Jones, Trumpet, Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet
Jazz, Swing
Weddings, Special Events, Retirement Homes, Parties


It went very well.  The residents loved it.
Sandra Whitlock
Coordonnatrice d'activiti
Activities Coordinator
Chateau Symmes
Gatineau, Quebec

Tom Denison

Dale Jones

Blues North
Dale Jones
Diana Lloyd

WOW!!! Dale brought 8 instruments. The residents thought they were great.
Thank you so much for finding them for us. We will have them back.
Jacqui Haffner | Life Style and Program Manager
CHARTWELL KANATA retirement residence 
20 Shirley's Brook Drive, Kanata

David Renaud

Photo by Sophie Renaud
Jazz, Swing
Weddings, Special Events, Retirement Homes
Corporate Affairs, Parties

"Swing Guys"

David Renaud
©Brett Delmage

Tom McMahon
Jazz, Swing
Weddings, Special Events, Retirement Homes, Parties


It went great with the Swing Guys.
Residents enjoyed the music, great memories for some of them…
Renee Poirier
Health and Wellness Director
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence

Sonic Blue Jazz Combo

Albert Kaprielian (Piano), Michael Pytura (Vocals)
 Daniel Ko (Saxophone), Bohne Forsberg (Bass)
Art Katona (Trombone), and Ron Rancourt (Drums)

Jazz, Blues, Swing, Groove, Funk
Standard Vocal Repertoire
1930s to 1960s   
When You're Smiling
, Satin Doll, Ain't Misbehavin'
I've Got Rhythm, Fly Me To the Moon
, Bye Bye Blackbird
On the Sunny Side of the Street, Summertime
Take the A Train

 Corporate Events, Private Parties, Charitable Functions, Weddings

"All of Me"
Featuring Michael Pytura on Vocals
It Don't Mean a Thing
Constant Black

Mike Mopas, Bass  
Valeriy Nehovora, Drums 
David Constant, Keyboards
Ian Schwartz, Saxophone & Clarinet


My Funny Valentine, Almost Like Being in Love
Goodbye Porkpie Hat, Round Midnight, Lullaby of Birdland

Almost Like Being In Love
Bluesette Samba
Mediterranean Sunset
Willow Weep For Me

Acoustiq Duo

Gary Racicot, Accordion
Joseph Crowley, Guitar & Vocals

  Cape Breton, Celtic, Light Classical, French, Italian, Latin,
Popular Tunes, Quebec Folk Songs, Standards, Swing, Jazz

Birthday Parties, Christmas Parties, Conventions,
Christmas Parties, Churches, Cocktail Receptions, Corporate Functions,
Fund Raisers,
House Parties New Year's Eve Parties, Restaurants
Senior Residences, Valentine Parties, Wedding Receptions

Trio with Neil Sealy
Acoustic Bass


Rob Alexander
Keyboard, Accordion

Penelope Goranson

Guitar, Harmonica
Both Vocalists

Old Home Gospel with a Mix of Sing-a-Long
, Blues.. Soft Rock... Christmas Carols, French and English ...
Peppered with Original Compositions 


Robert has a great voice and plays the piano very well.
 Penelope is a good singer as well. The two of them appear
 to be having fun while playing for the crowd. 
The residents enjoyed their music.
Robert and Penelope were wonderful.
Renée Poirier
Health and Wellness Director 
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence 


Sylvie Duchesneau, Clarinet

Garry Elliot, Guitar

Classical & Jazz

Tom McMahon
Baliset, Bass
Special Events, Retirement Homes

The Baliset is a 12-string instrument that has the range of a
guitar and bass and is played by tapping the strings.

Black Orpheus


Morgan Blackbyrne
trolling and Comedic Interactions

Photo by Lois Siegel

Marie Patenaude Trio
Paul Soble, Double Bass
Marie Patenaude, Vocals
Shinya Sato, Piano

Corporate Affairs, Special Events, House Parties
Weddings, Retirement Homes


Marie Patenaude Trio Demo
Fait Comme L'oiseau

©Photo by Lois Siegel

Jeanette Arsenault
Acadian Music
Queen's Jubilee Medal



Jeanette is a fantastic Acadian performer. She sings, she dances, she plays the spoons, harmonica, and piano. She knows how to involve her audience by encouraging them to participate in fun tunes. Her stories about her family are heartwarming. Your hands will be clapping; your toes will be tapping to “Mi’kmaq.” Your smiles will be a mile wide for “My Forgetter.”  Your eyes will tear to “My Daughter, My friend/ My Mother My Friend.”  A show you will never forget…”I’m An Acadian-Canadian, Eh!”
Lois Siegel
Siegel Entertainment

It was incredible!  They were amazing!! The residents loved them!!
We would love to have them back some time for sure
 and look forward to doing business with you for our other events.
Sandra Whitlock
Chateau Symmes
Gatineau, Quebec

Photo by Jan Amell
Evan Runge
Violinist, Fiddler

Celtic, Classical, Old-Time, Jazz

Weddings, Special Events, Parties, Funerals
Retirement Residences

Dr. Kaboom - For Children
Magic Dave - For Adults

For Children
Magic, Balloon Twister Show, Clown Stage Show, Puppeteer
Comic Juggler, Strolling Juggler, Stilt Walker
Clowns, Air Brush Tattoos, Santa, Carnival Fun
Children's Comedy, Birthday Parties, Balloon Sculpture

For Adults
Magic, Stand-up Comic, Impersonator, Hypnotist, Caricaturists
Psychics, Oriental Face-Reading, Handwriting Analysis,
 Mime, Disc Jockeys, Casino Gamers

Circus Shows featuring a Live Bunny, Doves and audience participation
Stilt Walking, Fire Eating/Juggling, Unicycle, Santa Costumed Mascot
Strolling Entertainer, Baritone Sax Happy Birthday, Magic Tricks

And more

Dr. OrkestrO's One-Man-Orkestra

Bari-sax, E-bass Guitar, Cello

Oldies and Classical with a Baroque feel
Popular, Latin, Folk, Irish, Scottish, Rock, Jazz,

  Light entertainment: jokes, and balloon hats too. 
  Christmas set with lots of Old Style Carols and Traditional Tunes




Dr. Kaboom was awesome!  We loved him and will book him again in the spring.  
He was very kind and patient with our residents
and spent lots of time making balloon hats and animals for them!  
Thanks so much,
Sylvie Ross
Activity Coordinator
Orleans Villa


It was awesome!
Helen Adams
Activities Director
Riverpark Place Retirement Residence
Staff Children’s Christmas Party

All was excellent.  As usual.  Many thanks.
éphane Ritchot
Équipe M.A.S.C. Team M.A.S.C.
Auto Show Gatineau
Gatineau, Quebec


Goopee Fun Family Entertainment
Close-Up Magic, Face Painting, Balloon Sculpting

The seniors loved it.
ésidence de la Gappe

Photo by LeeAnne Watt
Celtic Cross
Irish, Scottish, and Ottawa Valley Step Dance
15, 30, or 45 Minute Performances

A recent highlight for some members of the group
was travelling to Scotland with the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band
 to perform for the Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle.

They also perform with the Lyon Street Celtic Band
on St. Patrick’s Day at Casey’s Grill Bar.


Celtic Cross Dancers and Fiddler Eric Provencher
It was wonderful! Thank you so much for arranging the talent.
 They were both really great and loved by the Residents. 
Kristy Whittle | Lifestyle and Program Manager
 Kanata Retirement Residence 

The ladies were fantastic as always!
Very highly recommended from us here at Maplewood.
Things went really well!
Caitlin Crockard did a wonderful job at narrating
and giving us little tidbits about the history and origin of each dance.
Very professional and beautiful to watch.

Nathalie Bartlett
 Activity Director
Maplewood Retirement Community


Photo: Shaughnessy Photography


Joanne Griffin

The experience with Joanne was very good. 
I expected that it would be a straight performance,
but she encouraged participation and got us singing along. 
At the end, she encouraged us to try playing the harp. 
A lovely and new experience for me

Toby Brooks
80th Birthday

It was marvelous!!!!!!
Rémi St-Amour
Heritage House

Thank you, she was very good. 

roy signature block 2015-3

Photo: Shaughnessy Photography

Zephyr Harp Duo
 Joanne Griffin, Heather Flinn
Celtic, Classical,  Latin, Pop Music, Christmas, Seasonal


They were FABULOUS. Very well done :)
Michale LeMoine
Director of Recreation, Landmark Court Retirement Residence

The wedding is over, and they were spectacular. 
Thank you.
Michele McCarthy


Harp Duo

Photo by Shaughnessy Photography
Marg Lepage
and Kim Reynolds

Celtic, Classical, Christmas


Gypsy North

Evan Runge
Photo by Jan Amell
Violinist, Fiddler

Nebo Djukic

Gypsy, Spanish, Balkan, Mediterranean, Popular Music


©Photo by Jean-Marc Carisse
Susan Sweeney Hermon and Janine Dudding
Acacia Lyra

Lux Duo

Marianne Lin, Melanie Demarais
Harp, Flute

Classical, Celtic
AMAZING. They were awesome
 and the residents LOVED IT.
 Thank you sooo much.
Nadia Potoczny
Director of Recreation
Villa Marconi Long-Term Care Centre

Sarah Adcock
Classical, Celtic

Branches of Silver

Kyle Burghout, Fiddle
Emily Yarascavitch, Fiddle, Vocals, Step Dance
Anthony Vial, Piano

Ottawa Valley, Celtic, Irish, Scottish, French, Old-time

 House Concerts, Festivals, Pubs
Private & Corporate Functions, Weddings

Photo by Lois Siegel
John Henry Lacasse
Vocals, Guitar, Blues, Country, Popular, 50's, 60's, Irish
House Parties, Pubs, Festivals, Corporate Events, Retirement Homes

2005 Inductee, Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame     

Les Chicaneuses

Music Trad

Québécois,  Celtic, French, Bosnian, Ottawa Valley, Cajun, Pop

Alouette,  La Bastringue, Joys of Quebec, Aupr
ès de ma blonde
Pointe-au-pic, Reel St-Jean, Les Raftsmen, J'ai du bon tabac
J'ai été au bal

Simon Clark

Simon specializes in that great musical era of the 50/60’s and some 70s performing
British Invasion, American Rock N Roll, ballads,  all suited for dancing or listening

Ex-band member of Freddie and the Dreamers
World-Famous British Invasion 60s band

All Shook Up, Blue Suede Shoes, Twist and Shout, Let It Be
 I Can't Get No Satisfaction, YMCA, Moon River,  Mustang Sally

Live Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Ukulele, Harmonica, Vocals
Full Sound Self-Produced Backing Tracks
Festivals, Fairs, Dinner Dances Private Parties, Retirement Homes
It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Why Do Fools Fall In Love

Graeme Ogilvie

Graeme has 50+ years experience on the bagpipes,
playing for competition, military, police and fire service pipe bands.

He has performed with the Chieftains and in Las Vegas with Regis Philbin,
and has piped in the Millennium on Parliament Hill and played at Windsor Castle
 for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.


He is great. Everyone enjoyed it. He knows his stuff!  Thanks. 

Miriam Dwyer
Activities Director
Oakpark Retirement Community
2 Valour Drive

It went very well…Mr. Ogilvie’s used to our residence
and he’s a pro
Renée Poirier
Health and Wellness Director
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence

Fantastic - he was great!
Emily Benson
Directrice Santé et bien être | Health and Wellness Director
Résidence Chapel Hill Retirement Residence

©Photo by Lois Siegel
John Cameron Yourt

 Played with the Ottawa Police Service Pipe Band for 24 years
Civilian Volunteer Member of the RCMP Pipes & Drums, National Capital Region
Repairs and Maintains Bagpipes

Past President and a Director with the Maxville Highland Games

Funerals, Memorial Services

Casey Cerson

 Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Pipe Band

©Photo by Lois Siegel
Douglas Heyland

Twenty years experience, including the Highland Mist Pipe Band
 and the RCMP Pipes and Drums, National Capital Region

Piping engagements for Head Tables, Weddings and Memorials

Donald W Corbett

Special Events, Weddings, Memorial Services

With over 40 years piping experience with military, police and civilian pipe bands
across Canada, Donald is currently the Pipe Sergeant for
the RCMP Pipes and Drums of the National Capital Region.   
He has played: for memorial services at Vimy Ridge, the Menin Gate
 and during the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland;
onstage at the NAC; at the Royal Nova Scotia and Royal Edinburgh Tattoos;
for the Governor General; and in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
In addition to the bagpipe, Donald can provide a special touch
to your Burn’s Supper with his Address to the Haggis.

Photo Courtesy: The Senate of Canada


From April 1992 until his retirement, Hugh Macpherson served as pipe major
of Air Command Pipes & Drums in Ottawa. He achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer
in 1995 as the Canadian Forces Senior Pipe Major. 
During that period he also held the appointment as
 Personal Piper to successive Governors General of Canada

Funerals, Memorial Services, Weddings

All Vocals
Pat Hallett, Rhythm Guitar (white jacket)
Denny Welburn, Lead Guitar; Richard Wills, Drums;
Héroux, Bass Guitar; Roddy McCann, Sax

50s –60s Rock ‘n Roll
Great Balls of Fire, Wake Up Little Suzie, Rock Around the Clock
Peggy Sue, Jailhouse Rock, Surfin USA, Mustang Sally
My Girl, Satisfaction, I Saw Her Standing There

Fundraisers, Weddings, Dances, Fairs, Corporate Events, Parties

Tune Clips

Ellen Daly

Country, Country Rock, Celtic, Old-Time, Cape Breton
Classical, Cover Music

Weddings, Events, House Parties, Bars, Fairs


Ellen was punctual, friendly, engaging and professional.
Her St. Patrick's Day performance was very well received
 by the residents of NES. 

Ellen was punctual, friendly, engaging and professional.
Her St. Patrick's Day performance was very well received
by the residents of New Edinburgh Square. 
Jessica Laffin, Lifestyle & Program Manager
 Retirement Residences
New Edinburgh Square

©Photo by Lois Siegel

The Two Paddy's
Paddy Kelly and Pat Maher
Irish Duo

Kimberley Dunn

Contemporary, Jazz and Classical
70 Christmas and Holiday Songs

Elegantly styled popular cover music for Weddings, Cocktail Receptions
Dinners, Private Parties, Corporate Events, and Galas

Kaleidoscope of Hope Gala, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala
F.A.B. Women Gala 

Fire and Rain
Let It Rain
Press Kit

Marie Deziel, Lois Siegel, Dan Perkins

Celtic North

Irish, Scottish, Breton, Welsh
 French, Old-Time, Country, Latin American
Spoons, Ugly Stick, Washboard
Dancing Marionette

La Bastringue
Hangman's Reel
Maggie in the Woods & The Girl I Left Behind Me

Road to Lisdoonvarna & Morrison's


I was going to e-mail you and tell you how fantastic you three were.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. John enjoyed it especially.
 I am going to recommend your band wherever I can.
Jillian Soame
Surprise Birthday Party for Her Husband John

The seniors loved it
ésidence de la Gappe

Everybody had a super evening. The band was excellent.
Fundraiser for "Habitat for Humanity of Great Ottawa."
Bruce Fanjoy

I have heard wonderful things!!
The residents had a blast!! We will be in touch soon
for other possible events!!
Jessica Dube
Recreation Manager
Seniors’ Suites & Retirement Residence

Event of the Year

©Photo by By Charles Frost
Lois  Siegel, Marie Deziel, Dan Perkins, Mike Blakeley

he Grand Finale
Celtic North Performed New Year's Eve
at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Grand Hall, Gatineau, Quebec
 for the 150th Anniversary of the City of Ottawa
Being Named the Capital by Queen Victoria



Photo by Cynthia Sager
SNAP Ottawa Downtown

Lois Siegel, Fiddle, Spoons, Washboard
Albert Kaprielian, Piano
Dan Perkins, Guitar
Country North

Country Tunes
American & Ottawa Valley, Quebec

Home on the Range, Comin' Round the Mountain, Faded Love
Your Cheatin' Heart, Turkey in the Straw, 16 Tons, Tennessee Waltz
La Bastringue, Country Waltz, My Darling Clemintine
You Are My Sunshine, Oh Suzanna, Country Fiddler
Can't Help Falling in Love, Westphalia Waltz


Fiddle Chicks

Photo by Paul Jean
Chantale Gaudet-Rice, Lois Siegel, Marie Deziel

Photo by Paul Jean
Lois Siegel, Bodhran, Spoons
Dancing Marionettes,
Ugly Stick, Poyk, Percussion

Fiddle Chicks perform all types of music:
raditional French-Canadian tunes
with lots of fiddle and spoons
Celtic jigs and reels, Old-Time melodies,
 and music from around the world.

Unique and visually entertaining percussive instruments,
fiddle, accordion, washboard and dancing marionettes
Lively music to delight any audience.

Kitchen Parties, Holidays, Anniversaries, Birthdays
Retirement Homes, Weddings, Festivals

J'ai été au bal
(Fiddle Sticks/Straw Beaters)

Maple Sugar & Devil's Dream

Beaumont Rag

Reel St. Jean & St. Anne's Reel

San Malo a Bord de Mer & La Bastringue

Redwing & Valleyfield Two-Step


Thanks Lois and Chantale for a wonderful performance at my Halloween party. 
 Your music created a most fabulous ambiance for not only the adults, but the children, who especially enjoyed Lois' drumming and shared musical instruments:
 dancing marionettes, and spoons.
  I had wanted to have a real East-Coast-like Kitchen Party, and boy, did we get it. 
Thanks again - you gave my friends and me some terrific memories!
Emily Crocco


The Diplomats
Barry Willbond, Gary O'Meara, Pat Willbond

Classic Rock, Country, Celtic, Blues, Cajun, Reggae, French, Folk
Comedy Skits (French, Italian, German Polish, Jewish)
Swing, Caribbean, Hawaiian, Mexican, Dance Band
Polkas, Sing-a-Long, Caroling

Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin
Frank Sinatra

Christmas, New Years Eve, Robbie Burns Day
 Valentines, St. Patrick Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries
Funerals, Mass, Services, Weddings
Stag & Doe:
Similar to a combined Bachelor
 and Bachelorette Party, Mardi Gras, Oktoberfest


Wild Rover
Drunken Sailor
Long Way To Tipperary
Farewell To Nova Scotia


Photo by Lois Siegel
Ghost Rider

St. Patrick's Day



"Bring Summer Back Beach Party"

Really great. Thank you !
Martine Cantin
Recreation Manager
Seniors’ Suites & Retirement Residence

The "Hawaiian Luau" performance went very well with The Diplomats.
They were very entertaining, and the residents loved them.
Also everyone got a great kick out of all their costume changes!
Loved it!
Thanks So Much
Karen Parks
Recreational Manager
Alavida, Seniors’ Suites and Retirement Residence


Photo by Lois Siegel

Diplomats "Elvis Impersonator" Show

We had ball…they were fantastic…Thank you.
Renée Poirier
Health and Wellness Director
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence

David’s very memorable 65th birthday was one
 that none of us will ever forget! 
Barry & Pat are a credit to their profession,
and I would hire them again. 
Everyone enjoyed them, and I look forward
to seeing them wherever and whenever
they are entertaining elsewhere.
Mary Cassetta

I wanted to thank you for the lovely band you sent.
It was amazing!!
We will definitely have them again to entertain us.
Sandy El-Bitar  
Directrice de Loisirs /Director of Recreation Frontenac Residence
Gatineau, Quebec

The Diplomats were very professional and entertaining
to say the least! They are full of surprises.
Residents thought they were the best entertainment
 we have had all year! We hope to have them back again soon.
Nathalie Bartlett
 Activity Director
Maplewood Retirement Community

The Diplomats were fantastic. 
The residents here really enjoyed their show. 
We would love to have them back.
Linda Ann Quigley
Resident Enrichment Coordinator
Crystal View Lodge

They were amazing. Thank you!
Martine Cantin
Health and Wellness Director
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence

Great! the residents loved them.
Jacqueline Haffner| Lifestyle and Program Manager
Chartwell Kanata



MacIsaac and MacKenzie

Irish, Cape Breton, Scottish
Weddings, Pub Gigs, Private Parties

©Photo by Lois Siegel
Alexis MacIsaac

Alexis has worked with the Grammy award-winning production
Riverdance as a fiddle player. 
She traveled on tour with  Riverdance
to The United States and Ireland
 as a featured soloist.
Irish player Niamh Ní Charra, full-time fiddler
 with Riverdance, trained Alexis for the show.

Calum Mackenzie

“Meetings & Conventions PEI”

Calum MacKenzie lives in Ottawa. He was born and raised in Mabou, Cape Breton
and took up piano and fiddle at a young age.
He studied classical piano, but it was in the parish and dance halls
where he heard the traditional Cape Breton music he continues to play today.

Fairhaired Boy



Alexis and Calum were fabulous.
Everybody really enjoyed the music
and my Mom was particularly chuffed (delighted). 
It was mid-afternoon, and while there were a few holdbacks,
almost everybody else got up for at least one dance.
Wendy Tadros
Her mother's 80th Birthday
Cape Breton Fiddle Music
Cantley, Quebec

The musicians were wonderful,
and everyone really enjoyed their music.
They were also very accommodating of our schedule.
Many thanks to you too, Lois, for organizing everything for us. 
I appreciate your patience and help in working out details. 
Beverley Vanderschoot
St. Stephens Presbyterian Church


They absolutely loved themAlexis is a very nice young lady.
Milly Battaion
Activities Coordinator
Governor's Walk Retirement Residence


Arlington Session

©Photo by Lois Siegel
Alexis MacIsaac

Alexis has worked with the Grammy award-winning production Riverdance as a fiddle player.  She traveled on tour with  Riverdance to The United States and Ireland as a featured soloist. Irish player Niamh Ní Charra, full-time fiddler with Riverdance, trained Alexis for the show.

©Photo by Lois Siegel
Paul Hawtin, Guitar

©Photo by Lois Siegel
John Dahms, Fiddle

Celtic Music
Weddings, Dances, Concerts, Private Parties, Corporate Events

Fairhaired Boy



Arlington Session was GREAT.  They did such a fabulous job.
Everyone loved them.
Michale Fyke, Community Relations Manager
Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT
Van Horn Manor


Bev Dunn Duo

Bev Dunn, (Vocals)

Photo by Lois Siegel
 Ed Bimm, (Keyboard/Piano)

Alternative Performer Everard De Souza

Bev and the Torpedos
Bev Dunn (Vocals), Ed Bimm (Keyboard/Bass),  Peter Beaudoin, Drums

 Easy listening, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Disco
Restaurants, Golf Courses, Private Events, Corporate Venues
Retirement Residences
Popular Tunes
Fly Me to the Moon
Cry Me a River
Bye Bye Love
Don't Be Cruel
I Saw You  Standing There
Honkey Tonk Woman
Let It Be
La Bamba

Dublin North

©Photo by Lois Siegel
Natalie Harrison
Ottawa Valley, Celtic, French Canadian, Old-Time, Classical


Just wanted to let you know that Natalie was absolutely lovely
 and extremely professional. She was a joy to work with.
Jennifer Jensen-Tracy
Project Manager
Patrick Roberge Productions Inc (PRP Inc), Toronto
Gala Dinner for FIFA, Museum of History

Dominic D'Arcy
Sings Irish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, Arab, Folk,
Classic Country, Children's songs, Rock and Roll, Elvis
Speaks: French, Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese,  Arab, Russian, German
Irish Pubs, Conventions, Golf Clubs, Weddings, Irish Wakes, Fundraisers, Schools
Plays 12-String guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Mouth Organ


Raymundo Pizana

Guitar, Vocals, Cajon

Irene Gryndahl

Flamenco Dancer

New Age Fusion of Original Compositions
Influenced by Latin and Flamenco Rhythms



The event was fantabulous.
It really captured the Spanish essence
 and it flowed throughout the evening.
Everyone had a great time.
Thank you so much to have provided us
 with such wonderful entertainment.
Roxanne Lacroix
 Lifestyle Consultant
 Frontenac Résidence
Gatineau, Quebec

Raymundo and Irene were great yesterday; very much enjoyed their performance.
Emily Benson
Directrice, Santé et bien être | Health and Wellness Director
Résidence Chapel Hill Retirement Residence




Laurino Pagliarello
, Keyboard
Italian, German, French, Latin American
 Jewish, Christmas, Oktoberfest

Music for All Occasions
35 Years Experience

Speaks: English, Italian, French, Spanish

Photo by Roger Lalonde
Mayor's Seniors Summit
City Hall


Larry Pagliarello Demo
Tu fais tourner la tete
La vie en Rose
Cuand Cuando
New York, New York

Larry was wonderful.
Michale LeMoine
Director of Recreation, Landmark Court Retirement Residence

We were extremely pleased with Larry's performance. 
You were right on target with your recommendation for this event.
Larry was really professional, and we all loved his music. 
He was most sensitive to the audience (seniors in a long-term facility).
His musical offerings were varied and most suitable for the occasion. 
He even played a few songs from World War II (Lili Marlene, etc.)
which were much appreciated by the seniors
as these songs mean a great deal to them.
Larry  interacted well, moving around the room
and making eye contact and communicating with the guests.
Frances Wesley
Le Foyer du Bonheur
Gatineau, Quebec

The seniors loved it.
ésidence de la Gappe

The evening went very well. 
Larry was congenial, flexible and entertaining;
 the perfect mood/background music for the start of the evening.
40th Surprise Birthday Party
Patrick Martel

Larry was absolutely fantastic.  The residents just loved him.
Staci Kufsky, T.R.S.
Activity Coordinator
Belcourt Manor

Italian Embassy Residence

 I just wanted to let you know
that the residence enjoyed his music so much
 that we will be looking forward to booking him again.
Tiffany Bryan
Thorncliffe Place Seniors Residence

It went great, thank you so much!
Shaw Centre Reception
Sheena Levesque
Planificatrice de conférences - Conference Planner
Office of Continuing Professional  Development

We had a wonderful time and created a great memory.
It was perfect! And even emotional for my husband and his father.

Father's Day Surprise Performance
Jeannette Alexander

Tony True

Country Music

Traditional Country, 50's-70's  Rock and Roll,
Popular Standards (e.g. Frank Sinatra)
 Current Country and
Rock and Roll Music

Retirement Homes, Birthday Parties, Weddings,
Pubs, Special Events, House Parties



Photo by Lois Siegel

Hugh Scott

Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame
Inductee 1987
Guitar, Fiddle


Arcadia Duo
Janice Wong, Garry Elliott


Trio Mundo
Diane Briscoe (Piano)
Marie Déziel (Accordion, Violin, Guitar, Penny Whistle)
Pierre Foret ( Flute)

Classical, Latin, Bosnian, Celtic, French
Pop, Québécois Folk Music



Instrumental Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland and beyond

Dennis Alexander: Violin, Viola, Guitar
Jeff McClintock: Guitar Accordion, Keyboard
Frank Cassidy: Whistles, Banjo, Tenor Guitar, Mandolin

Concerts and special events, corporate receptions,
dances, weddings, house parties

 Dennis, Jeff, and Frank have played traditional Celtic music
in many countries with various ensembles


Fiona Armstrong

Classical, Traditional Music
Weddings, Receptions, Corporate Events, Cafes, Bars
Retirement Homes


Square Dance Caller
David Currie


Contemporary Square Dance Caller/Teacher
Wendy VanderMeulen


Dale Jones
Trumpet, Saxophone
Beatles, R &B/Soul, Classic Rock, Classical Wedding Songs
Latin Jazz, Jazz, Dixieland, Disney Movie Hits (Kids)
Contemporary, Swing, Michael Jackson, Movie Themes



Photo by Victor Turco

Albert Kaprielian
Jazz Piano/Vocals
Old-Time, Standards, Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock/Pop
House Parties, Corporate Events,
 Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays

Take the A Train

Albert Kaprielian Jazz Trio

Tom McMahon, Bass; Mike McNeil, Drums; Albert Kaprielian, Piano
Chateau Laurier, Christmas Time Is Here

Old-Time, Standards, Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock/Pop
Dance, Swing

 Performing Jazz Standards from a Performance at the War Museum
Paul Soble, Bass; Mike McNeil, Drums
; Albert Kaprielian, Piano


Just wanted to let you know that Albert was great last night!
Thank you
Helen Adams, Activities Coordinator
Riverpark Place Retirement Residence

It went very well. He is a pleasure. Very accommodating.
Look forward to working with him again.
Karen Parks
Recreation Co-ordinator
Garden Villa Retirement Residence

I got so many compliments from residents and family.
They were so happy with his performance. 
I will book him again.
Stephanie Barns
Activity and Volunteer Coordinator
Symphony Senior Living 

Mayor’s Annual Canada Day Breakfast for Seniors
Lansdowne Park
Office of Protocol / Bureau du protocole
City of Ottawa / Ville d'Ottawa

Thank you so much. They got everyone up and dancing.
The Ottawa Citizen came in to cover it.
Danielle Griffin
Activity Coordinator
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence

Albert was wonderful. The concert was very mellow, yet right on theme.
Emilie Gagnon
 Activity Director
Jardin Royal Garden Retirement Residence

Residents enjoyed him.
Elmsmere Villa Retirement Residence
Anjali Pall

Director of Recreation


Doug Martin
Jazz Sax


©Photo  by Lois Siegel
David Renaud, Rene Gely, Adrian Cho
Adrian Cho Trio

The musicians with the Adrian Cho Trio vary,
depending on the performance.

Fantastic! Thank you. Great group
They were very professional and accommodating.
Danielle Griffin
Health and Wellness Director
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence



©Photo  by Lois Siegel

Elliott Smith

Magician for over 39 years, Elliott offers a wide range
 of interactive magic from children's parties
 to company events.
Elliott's comedic style of magic 
brings lots of fun and excitement and will create
many hilarious moments
your guests are sure to remember.


He was wonderful...the staff, residents and family members
loved the show.  Lots of positive feedback. Thanks again.
Stephanie Atwood
Recreation Manager
Carlingview Manor

Elliott in Nunavut





All was excellent.  As usual.  Many thanks.
éphane Ritchot
Équipe M.A.S.C.? Team M.A.S.C.
Auto Show Gatineau
Gatineau, Quebec


Luc Leduc

Has been entertaining audiences around the world
with his magic for 4 decades

Home, Walk Around, Stand Up, Solo, Stage


Chris Pilsworth

One person show that has a unique blend of magic and humour
Programs suitable for children, families or adults
Walk around close-up magic for cocktail hours or sit down dinners


Ottawa's most versatile band
 Top 40, Classic Rock, Motown, 70s, 80s, 90s, Jazz, Swing, Ballads, Latino
English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew
Weddings, Corporate Events, Galas


Photo by Lois Siegel
Marie Déziel  


Paddy G & The Mennie Man

Paddy Gillissie and Garry Mennie
Irish and Scottish Music
Rock & Roll, Old-Time

Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Vocals

Crocodile Rock, Brown Eyed Girl, Come a Little Bit Closer
Only You, Elvis, Kristofferson
 Bye, Bye Blackbird, Tennessee Waltz,
Darktown Strutters' Ball, A Shanty in Old Shanty Town


Paddy G
6th Annual Hope Garden Party

Paddy “G” - with his Golden Oldies
and rollicking Celtic music and song.

Paddy is a wonderful performer
who is extremely generous with his talent.
We are deeply grateful for his largesse.
Ann MacDonald
Manager of Volunteers
Shepherds of Good Hope


DragonFly and Libellule

Sylvie Duchesneau et David Renaud
Clarinet & Bass Clarinet

Classical to Light Jazz


hEar Candy

Sylvie Duchesneau, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
Mike Mullin, Tenor Saxophone
Tom McMahon, Baliset, Bass

Ballroom Dance, Music from Classic Movies


©Photo by Lois Siegel
Laura Lynn Eggleston

Black & White Caricatures with a Theme:
Work, Hobby, and Sports 

Face-Painting and/or Balloon-Twisting

Bunky the clown is a female, non-scary clown
available for children's birthdays, company picnics, and store openings.

Green Cat

 Laura has a menu of face-painting, balloon-animals
and interactive story times with puppets and mini-costumes.
Mini-costumes include a dragon hat, sword and cape, princess crown,
and fairy
and wand, to be used in the story:
 A Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munch and the song, Little Bunny Foo

Caricatures can be included with other activities.
Uses professional, safe paints.
She has been clowning for 20 years.


Ralitsa Tcholakova
Violin, Viola
Electric Violin

Classical, Jazz, Tango, World, Contemporary

Kyle Burghout

Violin, Viola, Fiddle
Celtic, French, Old-Time, Classical
Seniors Residences, House Parties
Corporate events


Sergei Chechui
International Popular Tunes, Polkas, Oktoberfest, and Folk Music


Maurice Auger
Accordion, Keyboard, Vocals
Oktoberfest, Christmas, Old-Time, French,
German, Irish & Scottish, Italian
Romantic Medleys
Bilingual: English and French

Moe & Pat - Harmony II

Mexican Fiesta, Blue Hawaii, The Big Band Years, Country Classics
Oktoberfest, Irish, Holiday Season, Folk Music of the 50s & 60s

The Weavers, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens

Sing-a-long music

Guitars, Keyboards, Accordions

Photo by Lois Siegel

Cécile Desrosiers
Piano, Harpsichord
Music for all Occasions


Steve Groves
Jazz Guitarist
Jazz, Blues, American Standards, Popular Tunes, Beatles
House Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, Anniversaries
Children's Shows, Birthdays
Saggy Baggy Elephant

Video Demo


Photo by Lois Siegel
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Taste of Winterlude
Grand Hall, Gatineau, Quebec
Elmer Deagle, Fiddle, Mandolin
Simon Marion, Guitar
Elmer recently moved to the Ottawa/Gatineau area from Prince Edward Island.
He is a member of the renowned Chaisson family of musicians
in Prince Edward Island

Canadian Horticultural Council
Westin Hotel

Photo by Lois Siegel
J. J. Chiasson, Fiddle, Piano
Elmer Deagle, Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle

Elmer Deagle
Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar
P. E. I. Style



Barbershop Quartet

The Sweetheart Tree

Head O Hair
Visa Visa


©Photo by Ryan Lindsey
Chris Bancej, Mark Green, Stephen Beneteau,
Ryan Lindsey, Jerome Gobuyan

Pouch Cotatoes
A cappella Singing Group

Five-part harmony arrangements of contemporary songs
 dating from the 1950's to 1980's.
Brown Eyed Girl
Still the One


Photo by
Brett Delmage

Doug Martin Duo
Yves Laroche, piano; Doug Martin, sax


Doug and Yves Laroche were amazing,
 and we received rave reviews of their performance.
Karly Ali
Cumberland Heritage Village
Canada Day

The duo was fantastic.
And we look forward to working with you in the future!

Sarah Welch
Office of Protocol
City of Ottawa
Canada Day


Sweet N Lo

Brett Carey, Guitar/Vocals
Stephanie Zersch, Vocals
Popular Standards

Satisfaction (Stones), Don't Worry, Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan)


Fiona Noakes

Original Compositions


Photo by Jeffrey Pierre-Louis

Jenna Glatt
Pop, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Classical
House Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, Anniversaries

Take Time

A Story of Our Own


Photo by Richard Desmarais

An eclectic singer songwriter with an ethnic fusion
has incorporated beat boxing, Inuit throat singing
and slap dancers to her live performance mix.

My Summer

©Photo by Dwayne Brown Studio
Brant Pethick
Pop/Rock, Singer, Songwriter
Original Tunes


Music with a message! Guitar-driven,
his collection of original tunes is strong on anthemic melodies,
infectious hooks and emotional delivery!

Patrick Langston
The Ottawa Citizen

Inspiring words...a tuneful 11-track collection
that is most rare of popular music lyrical offerings:
Something positive!

Allan Wigney
 The Ottawa S


©Photo by Lois Siegel
Nubia Cermeño
Gustavo Saavedra
Latin American Music

Natalia and Montuno

Natalia Leonor Cabrera - Vocals
Anthony Peter Cook -Guitar
Kurt Walther - Classical and Pedal Steel Guitars 
Ken Kanwisher - Cello and Upright Bass
Alvaro de Minaya - Percussion
Latin, Jazz , Blues, Soul, Country
Elegant and Exotic


Photo by Dayle Reynolds

The Jasmine Trio
Yves Laroche, Doug Martin, Tom Denison
Autumn Leaves, Georgia On My Mind, Misty, It Had To Be You
Take the "A" Train, Blue Rondo a la Turk, Round Midnight
Ottawa Jazz Festival 2009


Sax Appeal
Saxophone Quartet

© Photo by E2M Photo

Mike Mullin – Tenor Saxophone
Jarrod E. Goldsmith - Baritone Saxophone (Leader)
Dave Renaud - Alto Saxophone
Christine Davies - Soprano Saxophone

 Background Entertainment

Cocktails, Receptions, Weddings, Diplomatic and Corporate Events
 Conferences, Galas, Parties, Holidays, Clubs, Fundraisers, Restaurants

 Classical, Jazz, Latin, Popular, Funk, Christmas

When I’m Sixty-Four (Lennon)
New York New York (Kander)
Fly Me to the Moon (Howard)

Air on the G String (Bach)
Pavane (Faure)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
Pachelbel Canon (Pachelbel)

Music Sampler



Jazz Standards, Smooth Jazz, Funk, and Latin at an amplification
you can talk over or R&B and Pop Tunes at a volume for dancing

Conferences, Conventions, Corporate Events, Cocktail Parties
Galas, Weddings, Anniversaries, Club Dates

Days of Wine and Roses, Lullaby of Birdland, Night & Day, Satin Doll
'Round Midnight, Girl from Ipanema, Look of Love, Take Five,
Black Orpheus, Take the 'A' Train, When Sunny Gets Blue

Morning Dance



Mark Fitzgerald, Lead Guitar; Adrian Butts, Lead Vocals; Guy Brunet, Drums
John Major, Rhythm, Guitar; Al Pollack, Bass Guitar
Out of Our Heads
Rolling Stones Cover Band

Route 66, Bitch, Dead Flowers, Under My Thumb
Hang Fire, Imagination, Let it Bleed, Respectable
You Can't Always Get What You Want. Heartbreaker
Honky Tonk Woman, Brown Sugar, Jumping Jack Flash

You Can't Always Get What You Want


Duo Pleiades

Violin and Guitar, Violin and  Piano
Violin and Flute

Anna Baksheeva, Violin;
Andrew Mah, Guitar

Wayne Irschick, Piano

Keren Mugdus, Flute

Classical, Jazz, Pop, Tango, Fiddle, Country, Folk, Old-Time
World Music, Celtic, Brazilian

Christmas, Mother's Day, Valentine’s, Canada Day, Halloween
Funerals, Marriage Proposals, Fundraising, Romantic Dinner
Parties, Government Offices, Churches

 Violin and Guitar, Violin and  Piano

Anna Baksheeva

Air G String



Anna Baksheeva and Andrew Mah



Classical Music

Impressions Duo
Doug Brierley

Orion Duo
Melanie Desmarais, Olivier Henchiri

Aurora String Trio
Sophe Pan, Thaddeus Morden, Alla Perevalova

Evergreen Piano Trio
Bridget Knect, Jo-Ann Holden, Greg Weeks

Festival String Quartet
Douglas Brierley, Kelly McGuire, Donna Legault, Mary Freeman

Quatuor Despax
Cendrine Despax, Violin - violon
Jean Despax, Violin - violon
Maxime Despax, Viola - Alto
Valérie Despax
, Cello - Violoncelle

Classical Music
Weddings, Events, Corporate Affairs


Ric Dagenais, Drums & Vocals
Michel Jetté, Guitar & Vocals
Jack Surch, Bass & Vocals
Rob Halloran, Keyboard & Vocals

Classic Rock Cover Band 

 Not a Beatles Tribute Band
because we are playing great hits by other artists

Patrick Fynn

HOSS is a 5-piece band, including pedal steel and fiddle,
 that focuses on “Outlaw Country” of the 60’s and 70’s.
HOSS brings the big sounds of Texas and Tennessee
 with heartfelt ballads and danceable favorites
drawing from such legends as
Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson.


Daisy Train
Retro Rock and Roll Party Band
Hits of the 80s and 90s


Emmanuel Bell Choir

©Photo by Lois Siegel


Kemptville Community Concert Band

Formed in 2009, the band is composed of 25-30 members.

Copacabana, Theme from Get Smart, Begin The Beguine
A Rockin’ Christmas, Holiday Snippets
We Wish You A Merry Christmas,
The 12 Days Of Christmas

Retirement Homes, Fundraisers



Celtic Kitchen Party

Tedd Chew, Fiddle; Alec Donaldson, Mandolin
Andrew Vanhorn, Vox/Guitar,
Mike Kidd, Electric Guitar; Pat Thompson, Bass
Nate Crockett, Drums

Down home feeling where all your relatives and neighbors
drop by for a traditional kitchen party 
  Traditional and Contemporary East Coast/Irish/Scottish Celtic Music and Pop/Folk
(with a dash of rock n' Country).
Dance and sing along to some of the best party music ever made.
Welcome to The Celtic Kitchen Party! 



Bowser and Blue

Musical Comedy Duo

Rick plays acoustic guitar and harmonica
George plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass and banjo.

Bowser and Blue appear in theatres and concert halls
across Canada, and since 2007 they have been featured
 in the Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza concert series
 both in Canada and the United States.

They have appeared frequently at the Just for Laughs comedy festival
and can often be seen on CBC television and the Comedy Channel
in shows compiled from those appearances. Their Christmas CTV special
"Two Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire" was nominate for a Gemini award.

The Directors Showband

Full Variety Showband

Top 40, 70's, 80's, 90's, R&B, Soul, Funk, Motown, Dance, Jazz
Pop, Rock, Disco, Standards, Rock n’ Roll, Tangos, Cha-Chas, Duets, and Ballads
Italian, French, Hebrew, and Spanish
 DJ included

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate Events, Social Events
 Fundraisers, Anniversaries, Birthdays
Large and Small Scale Events

"Barney’s Version,” the motion picture premiered
at the Venice Film Festival and has been nominated for a
Golden Globe Award: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture
Musical or Comedy
Paul Giamatti 
The Canadian premiere was at the Toronto International Film Festival.

"Barney's Version" stars Paul Giamatti (left) and Dustin Hoffman (right)
 as his father.

Montreal’s most sought after showband, The Directors, were the band cast
 in the pivotal wedding scene. The movie stars Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Minnie Driver,
Scott Speedman, and Rachel Lefevbre. The film is based on  Mordechai Richler's novel “Barney’s Version” and is directed by Richard J Lewis and produced by Robert Lantos.
The screenplay was written by Montreal native, Michael Konyves.



Photo by Lindsay Ballard
John Kerkhoven
Blues, Folk
Paul Butterfield, Blind Willie Johnson, Sonny Terry, James Cotton
Solo and performances with other artists.

Audio Clip


BluesReel Duo

John Kerkhoven: Harmonica/Vocals
Patrick Hutchinson: Guitar/Vocals
BluesReel is a harmonica-guitar duo inspired
 by the folk tradition from both sides of the Atlantic.

Banish Misfortune

World of My Own


Sjean MacLeod

Andre Vincelli

A 20th Century Chocolate Cake
Directed by Lois Siegel
Main Theme (mp3)

Talk About it  (mp3) (Original Song)
Two Genie Award nominations
 Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
 Best Musical Score, Best Original Song, 1984


Prince Edward County


Frank Artes
 Bass, Vocals

Martin Soldat
Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals

Bluesy Soul-Jazz
Fats Domino to Sam Cooke

Pubs, Clubs, Wineries, Private Parties
Will Travel to Kingston and Ottawa


Prince Edward Island

Photo by Lois Siegel
Teresa Doyle
Shruti Box , India
Vocals, Guitar, Shruti
Celtic, Folk, Jazz, Gaelic
House Concerts Festivals, Private Functions, Corporate Events, Galas 

Girl on the Dunes
Caoineath Mhuire



Fiddlers 3
Canada's 7- Piece Celtic Party Band

3-Time "Entertainer of the Year" Award
Rock Your Event

"Feisty take on Canadian Celtic music"
Hamilton Magazine

"Celtic band of the 21st century"
Rambles Cultural Magazine


Fit as a Fiddle Canada

Margot and Aiden

Golden oldies, audience dance numbers and even a  whirlwind musical trip
around the world are the features of this outstanding sing-along duo's show.

Fit as a Fiddle Canada's one-hour show is action-packed.
Margot plays percussion (snare drum, spoons, shakers, bongos),
Aidan plays guitar and fiddle and some special surprise instruments too!
They both sing, and their audiences always love to join in and sing along with them.

Musical trip around the world


"You guys have so much fun it's impossible for us not to have a good time!"
Tom Gibson, Resident, Amica Newmarket


Hayley Ryerson

Celtic, Classic Jazz
Weddings, Pit Orchestra, Composition

Hayley Trio

Alex Purcell, guitar
Hayley Ryerson, fiddle
Anthony Savidge, percussion

The Kitchen Orkestra

5-Piece Band 
Celtic, Balkan, Folk Songs

 mandolin, fiddle & vocals, upright bass, and cajon/percussion



First Pick

Hayley Ryerson, Violin
Ben Lemma
, Guitar
Jazz Standards

Brent Miller Live
Jazz Pianist

Brent Miller, Piano, Vocals

Sarah Giles, Stand-Up Bass

Popular Tunes: 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's
Weddings, Cocktail Receptions, Dinners, Private Parties, Corporate Events, Galas 

Sad Eyes

Mark Eisenman
Jazz Pianist

Soloist and Group Ensembles: Vocalists and Instrumentalists as Musical Guests
Parties, Weddings, Bar-Mitzvahs


Barbara Jordan

Dixieland Jazz, Swing, Country, 50s tunes

St. Louis Blues
Beginning to See the Light


Jerusalem Ridge

©Photo by Lois Siegel
Matt Newton
Jazz Pianist
Matt Newton, originally from Ottawa, now lives in Toronto
 where he has played at the premiere jazz venues,
 such as the Rex and the Montreal Bistro.

Bob Wiseman
Founding member of Blue Rodeo
Composer, Filmmaker, Singer-Songwriter, Actor
Produced Ron Sexsmith: "Grand Opera Lane"
Bruce McCulloch: "Shame Based Man"

(Password: Wiseman)


Vancouver Island


Alison Vardy


Celtic, Latin, Original and Easy Listening

Private, Corporate, Community Events
Weddings, Birthdays, Dinners, Cocktails, Memorials, Workshops

Scottish Tunes

Guest Speakers
Contact Lois Siegel
(613) 830-2509


Film Animation Workshops

©Photo  by Lois Siegel
Peter Adamakos
Disada Productions Ltd.

Peter Adamakos has spent a lifetime producing and directing films
in both live-action and animation. He has worked with many clients,
including Disney, Sesame Street, and TV networks.
Peter has
and has met many famous people over the past 40 years:
Fritz Lang, John Ford, and Chuck Jones.

He talks about the sometimes crazy world of making films for television and theatres
 and has many entertaining and amazing stories.

 Peter offers a very different “show and tell.”  You'll go behind the scenes of animation and see actual original animation drawings and artwork both from films he made and  from classics like Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and Fantasia.

His live-action filmmaking stories include being in the Academy Award rat race, filming wilderness animal documentaries, and funny stories on how television commercials are made. Peter also created the first Canadian comic strip to be syndicated in newspapers across the country.
His perspective will give you a better understanding of the world of filmmaking.

Note: A DVD machine is required to show films on a TV set or projection system,
and a long table to display drawings and other animation work.


Robert Fontaine

Audiences enjoy very much the Q&A part of my talks.
 They love to talk about favourite or despised movies.

Robert Fontaine grew up in the sixties in a house where movies were woven into the family fabric—all‑night marathons at the drive-in and Saturday matinée double-bills were treasured family outings, eagerly anticipated and energetically discussed afterwards. Since 1993 Robert has been the film reviewer for CBC Radio One’s popular drive-home program All in a Day, and his lively, witty, and often irreverent reviews have become a highlight of the week for many CBC listeners. His second book, True Confessions of a Film Critic, was published in 2013. It presents Robert’s unique take on some of the very best—and the very worst—films he has seen over the last few years.


Robert is an energetic and entertaining presenter. His in-person talks cover the highs and lows of film criticism, mixing amusing digressions and side trips with excerpts from his most recent book. His talks feature a lively Q & A session during which all aspects of film are fair game for a lively back and forth with the audience. Robert has been accompanying film lovers on his journey through the myriad worlds of popular film for twenty years. Ever wondered what makes a film critic tick (and occasionally explode)? Prepare for some true film confessions...

True Confessions of a Film Critic
by Robert Fontaine

book cover


All residents in attendance really enjoyed his talk…..a lot of laughter.
Aylene McKeown
Activity and Volunteer Coordinator
Symphony at the Palisades


Films by Lois Siegel

Invite a filmmaker to show and talk about her films


LOIS SIEGEL is a filmmaker,  photographer, professor, musician and writer.
Siegel was named one of the Capital City's Top 50: People who are shaping the future of the National Capital, by Ottawa Life Magazine, 2002.


She is listed in "Who's Who in Canadian Film and Television." OXYGEN, the women's TV network in the States, purchased Siegel’s documentary film BASEBALL GIRLS. The film aired on the network 2000-2002. Oxygen is partially owned by Oprah Winfrey


Siegel teaches Video Production at the University of Ottawa.

Her film STUNT PEOPLE (featuring four generations of the Fournier family) won a 1990 Genie Award: Best Short Documentary from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. STUNT PEOPLE appeared on Bravo as part of their "Drive-in Classics" series. 

Photo by Attila Dory
Celine Fournier

Siegel's film, BASEBALL GIRLS (women who play softball and baseball)
 a documentary feature produced by The National Film Board of Canada
 won the “TARGA CITTA’ DI PALERMO” at the
 International Sports Film Festival in Palermo, Italy.
BASEBALL GIRLS also won an award for
 “Film Documentary” at the 1996 Athens (Ohio)
 International Film and Video Festival and
 a BRONZE APPLE AWARD from The National Education Media Network
 California, 1998.   It played at the Athlete’s Village
 in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1996 Olympics
 and on the Women’s Television Network
 and TV New Brunswick in Canada.
 BASEBALL GIRLS also appeared on PBS stations
 in the States. It was selected as one of the
 Best Documentaries in Canadian Cinema for 1996
 by “TAKE ONE” film magazine: Toronto Film Critics’ Poll.



©Photo by Lois Siegel

Michele Granger


Siegel's other documentary films include LIP GLOSS (female impersonators), broadcast on Bravo Channel, and STRANGERS IN TOWN" (albinism). 


is a spunky
80-year-old lady

A selection of her films may be seen here:

Note: Films shown on Video (VHS or DVD) projected on Screen or TV, dark room

Photography by Lois Siegel

Invite a photographer to show her work and talk about photography


LOIS SIEGEL is known as chief cook and bottle washer
 filmmaker, writer, photographer, professor, and would-be fiddler.
 She lives in Ottawa, Canada.  Siegel was named
one of the Capital City's Top 50: People who are
 shaping the future of the National Capital
 by Ottawa Life Magazine, 2002. 
She taught Video Production
 at the University of Ottawa for 18 years.

Siegel won 1st Prize “Photography” at the
 23rd Annual ArtEast Art & Photo Exhibition, Orleans, Ontario
 (2004) for her portrait of “The Crowd” trumpeter Adam Bell.
 In previous years she won 2nd place, (1999)
 for her portrait of Irish Actor Stephen Rea,
 and 3rd place (2002) for her portrait of Italian Actress Sophia Loren.

Sophia Loren

Eighty-two of her photographs (film producers, directors
 actors) were displayed
in Complexe Desjardins during the
 20th Anniversary of the Montreal World Film Festival
 1996, and 120 of her photos were displayed
 at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2002.

Ottawa Turkish Festival

She wrote/photographed for “Cinema Canada”
 and has also written and photographed for FPS
 (Frames Per Second): The Magazine of Animation
 and The Ottawa Citizen.

Catherine Deneuve


She is also a freelance writer/photographer
 for The Glebe Report, Ottawa and  photographer for
 The Ottawa Business Journal.


A selection of her photographs may be seen here:


Equipment required: screen or TV, dark room
 capacity to show DVDs.



John Zaritsky
Film and Investigative Journalism

John Zaritsky has won more than 40 awards for his documentary films. 

 His major honors include an Academy Award®
 in 1982 for his documentary “Just Another Missing Kid.”
The story of a rich and powerful Ottawa family
 trying to find their teenage son
who had gone missing while on his way to summer school. 
But everywhere they went, police refused
 to help and finally a private detective was hired
to track down the two killers of the teenage boy. 
 First broadcast on the CBC’s Fifth Estate, April, 1981.

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In 1995-96, he was an artist-in-residence at
 the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley.
Zaritsky taught documentary film at the University of British Columbia
 as an adjunct professor
2002- 2006.

Prior to entering the film business
 Zaritsky worked as a newspaper reporter for seven years.
  In 1970, he received a Ford Foundation Fellowship to study at the
Washington Journalism Center for six months. 
He won a National Newspaper Award for his investigative reporting
 at Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, 1972.


"Leave Them Laughing" is a real life musical comedy
 starring Carla Zilbersmith, a Berkeley California
 comedienne, singer and songwriter
who is dying of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The documentary chronicles Carla’s debilitating illness
 while she vows to leave audiences laughing
 with her jokes and quips about death and dying.
World premiere: The Hot Docs Film Festival, May 6,2010
 Nine awards at 15 festivals.

"Tears Are Not Enough" chronicles the day
 top Canadian musical stars came together
 to record a song for Ethiopian famine victims.
  Featuring Neil Young, Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell
 Anne Murray, and Cory Hart, the film was a behind-the-scenes
 at a recording session in which even the biggest stars
 left their egos at the studio door.  The film was released theatrically
 in Canada and Los Angeles and first broadcast
 by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in December, 1985. 


Mike Levin

Special occasions, business promotions, family celebrations
 letters, biographies, publicity, art shows

Let Mike write for you. Fast and precise. Entertaining.

Mike Levin has 30 years experience as a professional journalist
 and can capture the exact messages you want to convey
to your audience, co-workers or family.
His specialties are features, personal portraits, and event previews.


Kita Szpak

Articles, bios, copywriting, corporate copy, ghostwriting, profiles
media releases, reports, resumes

“I make you look good.”

Wedding and Special Event Photography

Photo by Bill Blackstone
Lois Siegel

Stephanie et Hugues

Meghan & Dominic
Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa

50th Wedding Anniversary
Andrew Haydon Park

Photo by Lois Siegel
Victor Turco Photographer

Photo by Lois Siegel
Tuong La


Photo by Jerry Abramowicz
Greg Van Riel Photographer




Architecture, advertisements, landscape design
 people, catalogues, and events


Justin Schmueck

Chef Alain
Personal Chef

Chef Alain


Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli
    The shop is an art gallery, coffee shop,
 restaurant, deli, and gourmet food emporium.     
And don't forget the bagels.

©Photos by Lois Siegel

You can find items here
 that you can't find anywhere else in town.
Ottawa West

"The Toast of the Town"
Montreal Smoked Meat


Bagelshop Platter

Cheese Platter

Fruit Platter

Veggie Dip


Vince has the largest selection of dark chocolate in all of Ottawa.
An entire walkway, the size of a large grocery aisle
is devoted to the darkest and sinful of chocolaty delights.

  © Photo by Lois Siegel
Vince Piazza

Regional Contact
April 30, 2011


Caricature by Dean Lewis
Inner Harbour Causeway
Victoria, B.C.

Ottawa Rocks

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(613) 830-2509