Forgotten Memories for Pembroke Kiwanis Club
I'm pleased to perform a short segment of my folk show "Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley". This is a private event.
With the winter months upon us and COVID-19 cases on the rise with the second phase of the pandemic, live shows are on the back burner again. When the COVID pandemic returns to being under control, I will return to performing live in the indoor locations where precautions can be effective. But until then, it's not worth the risk. To keep active, I have returned to weekly livestreams on Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm on my Facebook Musician page! You can find a link to my Facebook page at the bottom of my "Music" page (/music).
I'm pleased to perform a short segment of my folk show "Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley". This is a private event.
Enjoy a fabulous dinner in the dining hall of Sands on Golden Lake with musical entertainment by Marc Audet. Dining room is open from 5 to 8, and music will run from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Phone 613-625-2525 for reservations. This will be a covid-safe indoor musical event.
To be announced.
An afternoon with local artisans, crafters and musician, including Marc Audet.
This 60 minute open air concert will feature the first set of the new folk show Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley. Stories and songs are about true events that occurred in North Renfrew.
Back by popular demand, this will be a concert set on an island in the middle of Lake Clear. The 60 minute set will coincide with the sun setting over the west end of Lake Clear. Attendance is by boat (and anchor),. The event is highly dependent on weather ... wind and rain.
Enjoy a fire-side concert in a covid-safe setting at Maplehaus, a new venue for live music in the Bancroft area. At dusk, the fire will be lit and acoustic, fire-side music starts. I will be playing a series of short sets, covering a wide range of genres of music, from traditional folk to contemporary folk, folk rock, blues, reggae, and of course songs and stories about the heritage of Canada. Canadiana folk!!. Bring your own chairs so that you can sit where you feel safe. If it rains, the music moves indoors into the large banquet hall. No cover.
90 minutes of folksy entertainment at a beautiful outdoor venue overlooking Muskrat Lake in the village of Cobden. This new venue is wrlcoming musical acts and it offers a large seating area where people can safely distance themselves for covid proection. Free event, although a musician tip jar wil be set out for those inspired. Bring a chair and maybe an umbrella.
This is a 2 hour, 2 set, show for members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Seniors Friendship Club. The folk show includes a focus on stories (put to song) of the Ottawa Valley. The outdoor setting will be covid safe. Seating is available, but it might be best to bring your own chair to seat yourself where you want. If the weather is foul, the show will be resheduled for Sunday August 30. The show will also be recorded and posted as a YouTube video for members to view from home. The DR YTC clubhouse offers a spectacular view of the Ottawa River. Add live folksy acoustic music to that, and you have an amazing thing. There is no cover charge, but the event is limited to members of the friendship club.
This annual roots, woodstock revival music festival features a variety of local musicians. The covid version of this event is greatly scaled down to include the core of enthusiastic performers and followers. It is a treat to send reverberations of soulful music over the fields and forests of Bonnechere Valley. Unfortunately, this is a private event. Come next year, if you can solicit an invite from the hosts.
Haleys Bay Music Hall, Bonnechere Valley
My last Facebook livestream features accompaniment from multiinstrumentalist, and son, Brad Audet. The 1 hour set includes a broad range of folksy music, including traditional tunex and classic folk.
This is a benefit concert to raise funds for those in the area that suffered great losses during the 2019 flooding of the Ottawa River. A collection of local musicians/groups will be performing over the evening, with the first musician being Marc Audet.
At this lovely resort and restaurant I will be putting on two 2 hour shows for guests celebrating Mother's day. The first show runs from 11: 00 am to 1 pm, and the second show runs from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. No Cover. Reservations recommended (613-625-2525)
This folk show is the last of a series of folk shows being offered over the winter in different communities throughout the Ottawa Valley (Deep River, Combermere, Renfrew, Ottawa, Killaloe, Pembroke and Shawville). The last stop on this 7-date tour of the Valley is Shawville on April 04 at the Little Rad Wagon Winery (165 Chemin de Calumet O) from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. This is a free show (no cover), but free will offerings are encouraged, with proceeds towards the recording of my next album in 2021. Reservations are recommended - 819-744-0842.
The 2 hour folk show includes a mix of original songs, including songs from his 2019 debut album, The River, and favorite folk covers by artists such as John Prine, David Francey, Guy Clarke, Rita McNeil, Ron Hynes, Mac Beattie and more. The sets are designed to follow a storyline, enriching the listening experience, and included in the show are songs and stories about the heritage of the Ottawa Valley. Come out for an afternoon of folksy entertainment and you’ll be sure to learn about unique aspects of our wonderful Ottawa Valley
This folk show is part of a series of folk shows being offered over the winter in different communities throughout the Ottawa Valley (Deep River, Combermere, Renfrew, Ottawa, Killaloe, Pembroke and Shawville). Garth's Kitchen is a cool lunch cafe in the cool town of Killaloe, home to CHCR Community Radio. This is a free show (no cover), but free will offerings are encouraged, with proceeds going towards recording my next album (2021). Space is limited at this venue, so reservations are highly recommended - 613-281-2285.
The 2 hour folk show includes a mix of original songs, including songs from his 2019 debut album, The River, and favorite folk covers by artists such as John Prine, David Francey, Guy Clarke, Rita McNeil, Ron Hynes, Mac Beattie and more. The sets are designed to follow a storyline, enriching the listening experience, and included in the show are songs and stories about the heritage of the Ottawa Valley. Come out for an afternoon of folksy entertainment and you’ll be sure to learn about unique aspects of our wonderful Ottawa Valley.
This cool cafe in the Glebe is hosting me for a Sunday afternoon folk show. I'll be playing from 3 to 5 pm, covering a range of folk artists (David Francey, John Prine, Ron Hynes, Rita McNeil, etc), as well as songs from my album, The River. Some of these songs capture the history of the Ottawa Valley, so there'll be some interesting stories put to song. NO COVER (free will offering with proceeds towards my next album).
This folk show is part of a series of folk shows being offered over the winter in different communities throughout the Ottawa Valley (Deep River, Combermere, Renfrew, Ottawa, Killaloe, Pembroke and Shawville). The next stop on this 7-date tour of the Valley is Pembroke on Feb 29 at Anthony’s Italian Grill (133 Pembroke Street East) from 3 to 5 pm (matinee show). This is a free show (no cover), free will offerings are encouraged, with proceeds to the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation. Reservations are recommended - 613-735-1958.
The 2 hour folk show includes a mix of original songs, including songs from his 2019 debut album, The River, and favorite folk covers by artists such as John Prine, David Francey, Guy Clarke, Rita McNeil, Ron Hynes, Mac Beattie and more. The sets are designed to follow a storyline, enriching the listening experience, and included in the show are songs and stories about the heritage of the Ottawa Valley. Come out for an afternoon of folksy entertainment and you’ll be sure to learn about unique aspects of our wonderful Ottawa Valley, and be generous in supporting the Pembroke Regional Hospital.
In support of the Deep River Skating Club, I will be providing entertainment for a skating show that features cekebrity guest Elvis Stojko. I'll play a few songs during intermission then I will play for an hour in the VIP lounge after the show, providing background music. Come out to meet Elvis.
This is yet another episode of the Sunday Folk Show covering music by artists like John Prine and David Francey, but more importantly featuring my own folk songs about life and times and the heritage of the Ottawa Valley. I will be unveiling a new song about the sinking of the Mayflower as well. No cover. Limitex seating. Reservations recommended. 613-756-9169.
“Marc plays music which calls back to the bygone history of Eastern Ontario with tales of the Voyageurs and Coureur De Bois of the Ottawa Valley. His music is as calming as the flowing Ottawa River. His presence is serene and introspective, much like the territory he sings about. While listening to him, you may find yourself in a different place and time. Join him for an evening of history, folk legends, and authentic entertainments.”
— Nigel E.
“I've known Marc for quite some time. I've seen his music grow over the years and I've been impressed with every step he's taken along the way. His own music is steeped in love of both the history he's researched and for the good in humanity. The spin he puts on the music of others is always something to look forward to also. I hosted a concert in the GTA at which he played. I can assure you that when we are able to present live music again, you should look him up. He provides a great evening of entertainment. I always look forward to his Thursday Evening Livestreams from his home with his family gathered (and sometimes participating) and his charming smile”
— Ian M.
“Marc is a wonderful musician. Living in the music, he tells his stories, stories that have inspired him, reliving emotions and moments. Marcs choice of cover songs always make me smile and often have me laughing. Not to mention widens my musical horizons. Marc is easy to work with and always willing to help in any way he can. I would recommend Marc Audet to anyone looking for a musician to uplift or liven any space or crowd!”
“For entertainment that warms the soul and lifts the spirit, Marc Audet Singer/Songwriter is it! We first enjoyed his one man show at the Happy Goat Coffee Company coffee house almost 3 years ago. We were hooked! His performance style is so relaxed and he really connects with his audience through story. It contains interesting history, family anecdotes and memories and a nice injection of humour and humility. His writing is clever and beautiful. Marc was Then a perfect inclusion in our wedding vow renewal at a cabin by a lake in 2018. We love his work, his style, his showmanship and, most of all, his beautiful personality. Keep on with your great songwriting, my friend! RIGHT NOW,!!!!! you can enjoy Marc currently performing live every Thursday evening from his Covid hide away in rural Ontario!”
— Jennifer H.
“I love being in any space Marc is playing. He is one of those performers that automatically makes the experience enjoyable because he is in fact enjoying himself. No venue is “too fancy” or “not fancy enough” for a guy like him. He gives his talents selflessly for causes that make a difference in people lives. He will cover a song and give his own twist to it making the song a new original. His own songs let the listener have a little peak into his values as a person.”
— Chris H.
“ I have been following Marc Audet’s music career for a few years now. Marc brings a unique perspective to his songwriting, taking the history of the Upper Ottawa Valley and telling the stories of the people who lived the lives that shaped the region. His imagination brings you into the moment and the music is distinctly that of a man who has lived his life in the Valley. When he combines his talents with those of his son, Bradley who plays flute, tin flute and melodica, there is a fullness that allows you to close your eyes and drift away. I recommend Marc Audet’s music to anybody who enjoys musical story-telling and Canadian history”
— Laurence L.
“Marc Audet is a singer/songwriter who can keep an audience's attention with his writing, music and unassuming stage presence.”
— Terry M.
“I have been listening to the true chords of Canadian Marc Audet in his cottage barn, at the Off the Grid, in Kathy Haycock’s Gallery, and Summer park concerts in Eganville, and it is always a pleasure. Hearing the experience of feet on the ground, a soaring soul, performed with heart is a beautiful experience.. truth in music.”
— Susan H.
“I felt the Valley in my heart and so much of your music reminded of things I can't put a finger on. It really put a smile on my face.”
— Janice E.
“ Marc Audet is a highly talented singer, musician, and song writer. Highly recommended. You can catch him on his live stream on Thursdays at 8 PM and, once we are again able to, I recommend that you catch him live at venues in the area”
— Gerry R.
“Marc Audet is an excellent musician and entertainer, whether performing his own songs or covering others'. His sensitive interpretation, top-notch musicianship and warm personality are well suited to both individual performance and background creation of musical ambiance at non-music-centred events.”
— Judy M.
I love performing, and I'd love to perform for you, whether a House Concert, background music for another type of event, or a full-on pub style party. My solo folk music act includes live looping to bring a more diverse and full sound. I'll adapt my sets to your situation. Contact me for more information.