Upcoming Shows

Livestream Shows, House Concerts, Festivals

House concerts are ALWAYS available to folk music enthusiasts (BOOK ME!). My shows always include selections of historical songs from Forgotten Memories.

There will be the occasional FaceBook livestream show 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

I love performing for historical societies and museums, and this event involves both. I will be entertaining Strawberry Tea attendees from noon to 3:00 pm Sunday June 23. Songs about the North Renfrew district of the Ottawa Valley will be featured, but the sounds of John Prine will also bless the pine forest at the museum grounds. Event pricing is explained on the poster.

Celebration of Summer Solstice with Marc Audet

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St Barnabas Anglican Church, 80 Glendale Ave, Deep River, ON

The official start of summer (Summer Solstice) is best celebrated with 2 hours of uplifting folk music in a beautiful church with cathedral acoustics. St Barnabas Anglican Church in Deep River presents this musical event and it is open to everyone. Entry is by free will offering, with net proceeds to St Barnabas Church. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Light snacks and beverages provided.

Come out for a night of music and history with Marc Audet on Friday, June 14th at 7PM.

The collection of songs has been arranged to provide a musical journey through time, outlining the history of the Ottawa Valley, including the Dumoine hiking trail. Introductory narratives (story telling) provide informative insights to the days and the ways of the past. The songs reflect the early years of river travels, immigration, logging, farming, rural/frontier life, and the effects of later industrialization. This “folklore” style of entertainment is an appealing for people with an interest in history and heritage. Every story is true.

A late lunch will be provided. This event is only available in English*

North Renfrew will be the opening act with Saturday festival programming (in the NOW ROOM). Performing in it's duo configuration, North Renfrew will perform songs of Marc Audet's 3 folk music albums, including songs from Marc's folklore show FORGOTTEN MEMORIES OF THE OTTAWA VALLEY. Daytime programming at the festival is FREE for everyone to attend.

For friends and followers from the Bonnechere and Madawaska Valleys, this third CD release show will be held at the Eganville Curling Club. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and the show starts at 7:30 pm. This will be a 90 minute house concert featuring songs from Marc's 2 new CDs, THOSE DAYS (January 2024) and OPEN WATER (December 2023), and this includes songs of his folklore show FORGOTTEN MEMORIES OF THE OTTAWA VALLEY. There is a $10 cover charge at the door (no advanced tickets) and included are light snacks. The bar will be open to purchase alcoholic drinks. CDs will be available for sale, OF COURSE!!, as well as an artist Meet and Greet.

In partnership with the Deep River Library, the second CD release show will be held in the library Program Room of the Deep River Library. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and the show starts at 7:30 pm. This will be a 90 minute house concert featuring songs from Marc's 2 new CDs, THOSE DAYS (January 2024) and OPEN WATER (December 2023), and this includes songs of his folklore show FORGOTTEN MEMORIES OF THE OTTAWA VALLEY. There is a $10 cover charge at the door (no advanced tickets) and included are light snacks by Maven Catering and light beverages. CDs will be available for sale, OF COURSE!!, as well as an artist Meet and Greet. An after party will occur after the show at Long Shots Sports Cafe.

This " first of three" CD release events will be an exclusive, limited seating house concert that will also include live broadcast worldwide via a FaceBook livestream. The evening will consist of a solo performance of the songs of THOSE DAYS as well as OPEN WATER (released in December 2023). This is a private event, by invitation only. There is a cover charge of $10 (at the door) to cover costs for light snacks and beverages. Guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 7:00 pm. and show starts at 7:30 pm. CDs will be available for sale, OF COURSE!!

The Goulbourn Township Historical Society has requested a full showing of Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley. The matinee show will include video backdrop imagery and I'm sure there will be an abundance of discussion of historical topics. The show is open to the public, but supporting the historical society with a membership would be a nice gesture.

The Eganville Curling Club is housed in a cozy, updated club house, and the Club is active in organizing community events, including Music Nights (such as March 01). I will be performing a set from my Winter Folk Show starting at 9 pm. Doors open 7 pm, no cover, free popcorn, cash bar, friendly community spirit!

David McGregor Art Exhibit, with Marc Audet Music

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Deep River Library, Program Room, 55 Ridge Road, Deep River, ON

The opening of David McGregor's art exhibit will have quiet acoustic music by Marc Audet. The show is free to attend. Doors open at 6:30 and there will be an informative talk about painting techniques by David McGregor at 7:00 pm. Beverages and snacks provided. This event is open to the public (free).

Marc Audet will be performing his specialty folklore (story and song) show Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley at the Bonnechere Union Public Library. This is a fund raiser for the library and a great way to experience the history and heritage of the Ottawa Valley on a cold winter evening (in a warm friendly place). Tickets are $10 each, available at the Library, or reserved by phoning 613-628-2400.

Cold Bear Brewing Co is hosting Marc Audet's specialty folklore show Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley. There is limited seating, so reservations are highly recommended - phone 613-623-6585. Ticket price is $15, which includes your first beer. Col Bear offers a wide range of delicious craft beers to enjoy.

Reviews

Marc Audet’s Forgotten Memories of the Ottawa Valley is a unique and emotional trip though time. What a treasure! The research, dedication, and honest love of the history, land and people of this area is apparent in Marc’s tellings. He transcribes history into what could be only called an original musical journey. He introduces you to names long forgotten and unknown, brings you to places once occupied and brought back to life, all with ease and knowledge that only a true historian could attain. I highly recommend this one-of-a-kind folk tale show - history buff or not!” - Bonnechere Union Public Library

— Submitted by e-mail, 2024 Feb 14

Saw Marc for the first time (April 2nd 2022) at The Little Red Wagon Winery, in Shawville, Quebec, when he was touring his Winter Folk Show. Wow…so impressed! The show was so captivating, blending great songwriting, storytelling, history as well as little known mysteries, especially of the Ottawa Valley. We found ourselves riveted and totally immersed in Marc’s performance. The set list was composed primarily of Marc’s own original songs, but thrown in for good measure were crowd favourites from David Francey, Bob Dylan and the like. A TOTALLY enjoyable evening of great musicianship. Thanks Marc!” - Mark K.

Facebook Review

I want to thank you for a magical evening last night. Listening to you play and hearing the words you have penned in recording our tremendous history here in this Great Ottawa Valley of ours was very raw to the soul. Your gift to putting the stories to song are so rare in today's world. I am sure somewhere up there Mac Beattie has a Grateful smile on his face today. Your encyclopedic repertoire of John Prine classics became a series of Magical moments for my sweetheart Janie.” - Michael M.

— E-mail (thank you note)

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!”

Larisa E.

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.

Book Me

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. I'll adapt my sets to your situation. I have played in festivals, at restaurants, pubs, art galleries, wedding receptions, corporate events, house concerts, yard concerts, boat concerts, and even underground inside Bonnechere Caves!.

My solo folk music act includes live looping to bring a more diverse and full sound.  Starting in 2022, accompaniment from other musicians is included in shows, when available. 

 Contact me for more information. You won't regret it!