Ontario Festival of Small Halls announces special hall-iday shows


The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is preparing to deck the halls again this year, expanding its hall-iday shows by bringing big names in holiday music to five special little places across Eastern Ontario.
Being called A Very Celtic Christmas, Còig will entertain at the Almonte Old Town Hall starting Thursday, Nov. 30. They continue to add shimmer and shine to the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 1 at Seeley’s Bay Community Hall and again on Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Maxville.
The following week, The Once returns after dazzling Small Halls audiences last December, performing at the Merrickville United Church on Thursday, Dec. 7 and at the DACA Centre in Dacre on Friday, Dec. 8.
The hall-iday shows will be a chance to gather together, celebrate community and dive into the season’s festivities.
“We had so much fun with our fall festival, that we wanted rejoice in the holiday spirit in five very special halls,” said Kelly Symes, general manager of the Ontario Festival of Small Halls. “We’re delighted to expand our holiday shows this year, while presenting the unforgettable energy of Còig and the velvet harmonies of The Once.”
Còig is one of Atlantic Canada’s premiere traditional groups. During explosive performances, Còig incorporates driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy. Newfoundland’s The Once will also fill the beloved halls with music. The Once is an award-winning modern indie folk trio based in St. John’s.


The shows starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $25 in advance and more at the door. Please visit www.ontariosmallhalls.com or call 613.402.1425 for more information or to purchase tickets.