Feather Island Boat Concert
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.
I'll be sharing a show with folk music songwriter Kae Shelby at Batstone's Northern Ramble. Kae will take the first set with accompaniment, then I'll take the second set solo. I'll be largely covering the songs from my album The River, plus some NEW MATERIAL!! $15 cover charge.
Come out for a relaxing Sunday evening with a broad mix of folk music, including songs from my album The River. Artists covered in the show include John Prine and David Francey, among others. No cover. Reservations recommended.
As part of the Apres Ski festivities at Calabogie Peaks, I'll be entertaining the skiers at the pub located upstairs in the chalet - Black Donald's Pub. After your ski, head upstairs for a pint, some rockin' tunes and a spectacular view of the hill.
I'll be entertaining residents at Royal Ottawa Place with Christmas songs and other folk songs from 10 to 11 am. Ho Ho Ho!
I'll be the entertainment before residents and guests at Chartwell Pembroke Heritage Retirement Residence. There'll be 60 minutes of a broad mix of music, including of course Ottawa Valley tunes and tales, and some Christmas songs.
It's not too often that I find the opportunity to put on a full bore folk music show in my home town Deep River, but here it is, thanks to new ownership (musicians!) running this local cafe/sports bar. I'll be putting on what will essentially be a house concert starting at 7 pm featuring tales and tunes about the heritage of the Ottawa Valley and the life and times of us people. No cover. Best to book seating (i.e., reservations) in the front part of the place; 613-584-9317.
The one year anniversary of The Rustic Lens xxx will be a celebration with art and artisan displays along with live music provided by Marc Audet. The event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, but I'll be playing from around 1:00 pm (to closing).
During the supper hour I'll be playing a short set of music, including some traditional Scottish songs with accompaniment from pipers and traditional singers.
I'll be providing soulful entertainment to the dinner crowd at the fantastic 5 Star resort, Couples Resort.
Following the Remembrance Day Cerimony at the Town Hall, hot soup, and sandwiches will be served to service people and veterans, with hours of live music by Mike Gayda and Marc Audet.
“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.