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“My songs are for Kids of all ages”.

Many audiences have enjoyed the entertaining way Bob Burchill delivers his simple country folk songs and humourous stories, of life out in the countryside, today, or in the old days.  Burchill’s new songs are really “songs for kids of all ages, …clever, relaxed and light.

“The Audiences have been charmed by the relaxed and humorous way Bob delivers simple country stories of life in the country today or 150 years ago, interspersed with songs from “away over there, or “away over here”. Anon…


“Bob’s songs reflect a personal love of country places ……and the outrageous beauty of it all”…


“He has a gentle humour to his presentation and a warm country style, filled with bright clear images ….. so vivid its like being there”.


“He looks like he’s havin’ such a good time…the crowd sure gets going”… Suz. G.
“Burchill has long left the world of angst behind, and now writes about everything that crosses his path….Ropes, Baseball, the Common cold, Sandals, Pets, Squirrels, Pigs, .. are all penned to paper in a light hearted way”…


“I had no idea he was so funny .. he’s a real old time humorist, …..that’s fun stuff !!”


“Blind Faith is in some way related to Mama Don’t Allow no…Jaw harp playin round here”…...The Women’s Institute love it.


“Black Creek is still one of the best local tunes to ever come out of the Stratford area … “new-grass” music for sure”…Old Jack D.

 

Past Gig Highlights

2008


Tuesday afternoons
Seaforth Arena Fiddlers Jambouree

Hwy # 8 between Dublin and Clinton.
There's about 40-50 musicians [people playing] and 200 people dancing
from1pm to 4pm ..small donation at the door..bring your stringed
instrument and have fun playing all the best old timey music....a great
exercise in roots music in rustic southern Ontario..
runs until March 25th 08.

 

Acoustic Spotlight
March 12, 2008

New songs & Classic Guitar
w/ Suzanne Grigg, percussion,vocals
12 St Patrick St
London 8pm
Jake Leveque Opens the evening
House concert 22 seats.
Ginger tea, cookies. Christine & John are the hosts.

 

Coldstream Gala 2008
Sat. April 12, 2008 - 7 pm..
.Silent Auction
A fun night . This year the theme is East Coast.
Last year "Paris Fr". and the year before "Mexico."
always a blast . This is my 5th year playing the show

 

 

2007


Historic Fryfogle Tavern
Shakespeare ont.
Jun, 15,18, 20, 21, 22 2007
Children dress as pioneers
Grampa Settler Role

Bob & Suz"s 5 annual Deck and Garden Party June 24,o7 Gathering of really fine London and area Musicians Play your new tunes is a theme..bring a couple of friends .
2pm till after dark.

Canada Day Mitchell
July 1, 07
2:30-4 pm
Lions Park by the river.

Ilderton Library Early Years Concert
July 9,07 6:30pm
Ilderton Ont.Little Kids songs with parents.


July 13 Hoedown fiddler
2-5 pm Square dance
Ilderton Steam Show
Ilderton Ont.


August 13,2007
Black Swan Revival
Knox Presbyterian Church, Stratford.
Doors Open at 7 pm.
A big get together of members of Perth County Conspiracy does not exist. Benefit Concert for S.S.A.I.L.
Bob Burchill, Richard Keelan David Woodhead, John Jackson, Terry Sparling ..and friends of the Swan.


Long Lake Park, Mayo Quebec,
Contemporary and Traditional Music show Benefit for MS and a spirited community party.
August 25,2007, 3-4pm


St. Marys Library
I pull out all my acoustic instruments
for this fun event.
Summer Program
St. Marys, Ont.
July 9,2007 3 shows
Aug 15,2007 3 shows


Oct 3,o7 8:30 pm.
Acoustic Spotlight
6 St Patrick St. London Ont.
House Concert , w/ Suzanne Grigg percussion.
You will be able to hear some of the newest songs that I have written.


Sept 31,06, 10:30..3:30 Roving Minstrel .
Fryfogle Tavern [I'm the unofficial Fryfogle fyddler.] Doors Open Ontario, free Hywy#7&8, 3k. east of Shakespeare Ont.

Harry & Junes Ukelele Dinner Party
London
Nov 9, Private



Phonenix T'ai Chi Centre Annual Party.
London
30 min. show 7 pm Private.

 

 

2006


August 14, 2006
Black Swan Revival

Knox Presbyterian Church, Stratford.
Doors Open at 7 pm.
A big get together of members of Perth County Conspiracy does not exist. Benefit Concert for S.S.A.I.L.
Bob Burchill, Richard Keelan Terry Jones, David Woodhead, Paul Gellman, also friends Brent Titcomb, John Jackson, Terry Sparling.

 

Aug 16 , 10:15, 1:15
St. Marys Library 2 shows
Summer Program
St. Marys, On.

 

Sept 14,06, 8:30 pm.
Acoustic Spotlight
6 St Patrick St. London Ont.
House Concert , w/ Suzanne Grigg percussion.
You will be able to hear some of the newest songs that I have written.

 

Sept 31,06, 10:30..3:30 Roving Minstrel .
Fryfogle Tavern
Doors Open Ontario, free
Hywy#7&8, 3k. east of Shakespeare Ont.

 

McCully’s Hill Farm

Oct 1, 2006
McCully’s Hill Farm, Harvest Festival
In-between Wildwood Prov. Park and the town of St Marys
Fun for the Kids and the parents all day. My kids show. 1 to 4 pm.
Horse and wagon , petting zoo, corn maize, much more.

 

November 10,2006.
Diversities Show,

Benefit Concert for the London Library.
Wolfe Auditorium. 8 pm. Sharp.
A number of great acts.

 

2004


Fryfogle Tavern, Shakespeare, Ont.
Sept 25. 6pm.
Gala Fundraiser for the Inn,
Dinner party of Fryfogles Daughter 1849.
Loreena McKennett concert
Bob Ghost of Fryfogle Fiddler
Admission $250.00 per plate.
Period Costume [sold out 60 seats]

Ilderton Fair, Ilderton Ont. 
Sept 26,27. afternoons.
As You Like It Fitness with Suzanne-booth
Come round, fiddle and classical guitar music
A wonderful country fair.

Mitchell Walking Trail Footbridge .
Ribbon cutting,Official opening. 
September 28. Sun. 2:30 pm 
Concert 2 pm and 3 pm.

McCully's Hill Farm
October 4, 11am till 2:30 pm
Fiddle and fun songs for Children of all ages.
Pumpkin catapult.

McCully's Hill Farm
October 11, 11am till 2:30 pm
Fiddle and fun songs for Children of all ages.

Bob Burchill ...and Then Some!
[Suzanne Grigg, percussion, & Mike McCullough..bass]
The Ugly Mug Cafe
256 Dundas St. London.

November 14th Fri.  - 8:00 to 10:00.
$5.oo cover

McCully's Hill Farm
October 18, 11am till 2:30pm.
Fiddle and fun for Children of all ages

McCully's Hill Farm
Open house
November 18, Afternoon
Fiddle and fun for Children of all ages

 

2003



Mitchell Secondary School
March 21 2pm and 8pm
musical director of "Ten Lost Years."
and related concert Bob Burchill and then some.

Coldstream Enviroment Group Gala Benefit
Saturday, April 5th, 7pm.

The Ugly Mug 256 Dundas St, London
Sun., 2pm Bob Burchill and "Then Some".

Fryfogle Tavern Shakespeare
Open House Ad cairn rededication
May 30, 11-12am, fiddler

Fryfogle Tavern/museum
June 4th,5th,6th, and June 10th, 11th, 12th.
Pioneer setting and period costume 1844,
wooden musical instrument making workshop
and concert for elementary school children .

Bob & Suzanne"s Deck Festival
Ilderton Rd E. by invitation
July 5. Potluck
5 pm to Midnite

Town of Georgina Pioneer Village/Sports complex
Canada Day July 1/2003 Concert 6 -7:15 pm.

Mclean Farm
Strathroy,Ont.
August 2 
Big Jam.
evening show with Suzanne.

Friends of Youth Coffeehouse
Benefit concert for SAAIL
August 7, 7:30 pm.

Hamilton's Festival of Friends
Aug, 8, 9 ,10.
Three days, 4 concerts, 5 workshops
See Festival Events Program.

St Mary's Ont. Library
August 20th
2 shows for young children
1 am. and 1 pm.

M McConville Party, Lakeside.
August 23. 9 pm.
Concert with Suzanne Grigg

Magoo's Grand Day in Udora Party
Sept 6 Evening Jam.

 

2002


McCully Hill Farms Harvest Festival,  St Marys  Ont. [Wildwood Dam] Wandering Minstral about the site and the Play Kids Area.
Sept. October/02

Seaforth Manor Seaforth Ont [for seniors]
Tues 2 pm.  October 8/02

Hamilton Fest of Friends Kids Area 3x1hour shows history Hwy. #8 north, circa 1840 and workshops.

Festival of Stories (Sutton, Ontario) ... Peter Gzowski Open Stage & Children's Area

St. Marys Museum Children's Program (History Show)
2 shows

St. Marys Library Children's Program (History Show)
3 shows

Mitchell Fair Arena Stage, 3 pm., sunday, Sept 1/02 Bob's History Show [with friends]

 

2001


2001-2 …a new album in the works. “Simply, My Songs.”

2001. . Release of past albums on C.D.


2001 .. Hamilton Fest of Friends Kids Area 3x1hour shows history Hwy. #8 north, circa 1840 and workshops.

2001 … Avon Maitland School Board. . Fryfogle Inn Pioneer Days special event show 9 shows , 12th year.

2001…. wrote/recorded song for Baseball Hall of fame

2001…. benefit concert Mitchell area Environment Group

2001…Black Swan Revival

2001…fiddle Jamborees/ seniors benefit/

2001 …Corn fest… Harrington

 

2000 -


2000… Black Swan Revival….Stratford

2000… Avon Maitland School Board , pioneers1840 -10 x

2000….Harringtune Festival-Harrington

2000….Mitchell Environment Group Benefit

2000….Stonetown Heritage Festival

2000… St Mary’s Fair ..hosted Variety show

1999… Home County Fest…concert/workshops

1999… Avon Maitland School Board…10 shows History

1999… Stonetown Heritage Festival

1998-91…Upper Thames School Board..

1996 …Home County Fest.

1989-2001 Music teacher R.B. Music studio/Stonetown Music Centre

1989-92…Lead guitar/singer Partners, Brothers & Friends…New Country/Rock n’ Roll …

1985-89 … Wild & Blue band …. Country/rock

 

Benefit concerts have always been an important part of Bob's musical past;…helping raise awareness and/or funds for Rape Distress Centres, Farmers, Canadian Labour, Grape Pickers , Greenbelt, Groundswell, Seed, Environment groups, Community Living, Nursery Schools and old folks homes.

 
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