Cover Photo taken by Anne Audet (at Rockingham Church)

Welcome to Marc Audet Music (and NORTH RENFREW Folk Music Group)

Thanks for visiting my web page, and Welcome! Be sure to check out songs from my album, The River, on the Music page (/music). In there also are recordings and videos of newer songs of mine that will be recorded in 2023. Please add my music to your playlists, if you subscribe to services like Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, Apple Music. Just search for Marc Audet to find my album, The River.

Latest News

 2023 January

Welcome everybody to my website. I hope that you enjoy the videos and music and bits of interesting historical information that are here because of the historical songwriting that is a focus of mine.  I love being creative, I love music and how beneficial it is in many ways, I love history and exploring the traces of the past that can be found in wilderness areas, and I love bringing all of this together in historical songwriting. Better still, I love performing sets of music that convey the interesting heritage and history of my part of the world, the Ottawa Valley. Take a look at the graphic below that maps out where my historical songwriting takes you throughout the Ottawa Valley.

I have new songs that are being recorded, and I am progressing with the recording of a second album, so visit now and again to see new material. New videos from 2022 shows are also being added to the website.

This website is also home to my folk music group NORTH RENFREW. We have a refreshingly unique sound and our goal is to share our music of festival stages. If you are a festival Artistic Director, book us! You won't regret it.

LIVE MUSIC ... livestream shows, house concerts, folk shows

I am returning to FaceBook LIVESTREAM shows over the winter, although I'm not sure how regular tese shows will be. Follow me on FaceBook and watch for show announcements.

Later in January (and throughout February and March) I will be performing throughout the Ottawa Valley with my Winter Folk Show, and my show featuring exclusively stories and songs about the history and heritage of the Ottawa Valley, Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley. Watch for show announcements. Book me to perform a house concert (either show) in your home or community centre, or for your historical society or museum, to help take the chill off the long Canadian winter. 

Thanks for spending time on my website, stay healthy and enjoy life!.  If you enjoy my music, sign up for notifications (/contact), or send me a note of encouragement.

Here's a neat graphic - the geo-demographics of Marc Audet Music. The song places mark the route of my musical tour of the Ottawa Valley in the folklore video series Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley (/videos). I promised a friend that I would write a song about the logging and river drives along the Schyan River, so hopefully that'll appear on the map before long. 

If you haven't heard some of these songs, and stories, spend some time exploring my video series Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley. Better still, book me to entertain in the new year ... I love house concerts.

Talk to Me

Marc Audet

Talk to Me – at many historic sites, all that remains are crumbling ruins with giant pine trees overlooking. The people that settled or lived at these sites are long since passed away, yet those trees remain. This introspective song reflects on this … if only these trees could talk, and reveal all that happened before them. This recording of the

Talk to Me – at many historic sites, all that remains are crumbling ruins with giant pine trees overlooking. The people that settled or lived at these sites are long since passed away, yet those trees remain. This introspective song reflects on this … if only these trees could talk, and reveal all that happened before them. This recording of the song includes melodica accompaniment from Bradley Audet, recorded during a rehearsal for a show at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival in late April, 2022.

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Upcoming Live Shows

I am currently booking shows for the winter. One is confirmed (January 27 in Pembroke) and others are being confirmed. Watch for show announcements. There will also be FaceBook livestream shows for your enjoyment ... find me and follow me on FaceBook for those show announcements.

Come out to check out my live shows, whether in a pub, a festival, a house concert, a gallery, or wherever I can find an opportunity to perform.

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley, at Champlain Trail Museum Upper Ottawa Valley Heritage Centre (Champlain Trail Museum), Pembroke, Ontario Upper Ottawa Valley Heritage Centre (Champlain Trail Museum), Pembroke, Ontario
North Renfrew performs at Renfrew Fair Renfrew Fair, Renfrew, ON Renfrew Fair, Renfrew, ON
Marc Audet at Illfe Wedding Deep River (private event) Deep River (private event)
Marc Audet Live at DRDH Golf Tournament (DRDH fund raiser) Deep River Golf Club Deep River Golf Club
Hartstock 2022 (roots music festival) Hartwig/Schultz Farm, Bonnechere Valley Hartwig/Schultz Farm, Bonnechere Valley
Marc Audet Live at Deep River Farmer's Market Deep River Town Hall Parking Lot Deep River Town Hall Parking Lot
Marc Audet Live at Pembroke Waterfront Amphitheatre Pembroke Waterfront Park Amphitheatre, Pembroke. ON Pembroke Waterfront Park Amphitheatre, Pembroke. ON
Marc Audet at Pembroke Culture Fest 2022 Ramsey Park, Pembroke Ramsey Park, Pembroke
Haleys Bay Music Night, hosted by Marc Audet Haleys Bay Music Hall, Bonnechere Valley Haleys Bay Music Hall, Bonnechere Valley
Marc Audet Live at Barry's Bay Farmer's Market Barry's Bay Farmer's Market, BB Legion Grounds , Barry's Bay Barry's Bay Farmer's Market, BB Legion Grounds , Barry's Bay
North Renfrew Performs at Deep River Summerfest Deep River Summerfest , Deep River Deep River Summerfest , Deep River
PMC Kitchen Party at Haleys Bay Music Hall Haleys Bay Music Hall, Bonnechere Valley Haleys Bay Music Hall, Bonnechere Valley
Marc Audet Live at Eganville Music in the Park Centennial Park, Eganville, ON Centennial Park, Eganville, ON
Haleys Bay Music Night, hosted by Marc Audet Haleys Bay Music Hall, Bonnechere Valley Haleys Bay Music Hall, Bonnechere Valley
Marc Audet Live at Pembroke Waterfront Amphitheatre Pembroke Waterfront Park Amphitheatre, Pembroke. ON, ON Pembroke Waterfront Park Amphitheatre, Pembroke. ON, ON
Lake Clear Boat Concert (Feather Island) Feather Island, Lake Clear, Bonnechere Valley, ON, Bonnechere Valley, ON Feather Island, Lake Clear, Bonnechere Valley, ON, Bonnechere Valley, ON
Canada Day Celebrations at Maplhaus Maplehaus Banquet Hall, Hardwood Lake, ON Maplehaus Banquet Hall, Hardwood Lake, ON
Marc Audet Guest Speaker/Musician ay Bromley Historical Society Osceola, ON Osceola, ON
Marc Audet at PRIORPALOOZA Robert Simpson Park, Arnprior Robert Simpson Park, Arnprior
 —  — Frontenac Yard Concert with Marc Audet Audet Residence, Deep River, Deep River Audet Residence, Deep River, Deep River

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