Re-enter the Haggis to Hugh’s tonight | 190326Tu | Shows for Tuesday, March 26, 2022


Enter The Haggis today -WEBSITE PROMO SHOT


It’s closer to 20 than 15 years since I last saw Celtic Rock band Enter The Haggis play live and in that time the group seems to have come and gone and come back again to the public eye a few times.

Enter The Haggis circa 2000 -GARY !7

Enter The Haggis circa 2000 -GARY !7 in to-nite magazine

As I wrote in my last article about them here, almost exactly six years ago, I had actually assumed the bagpipes-fiddles-and-Rock-guitar quintet was extinct until their appearance then at Hugh’s Room, where they return tonight.

But all along they’ve been doing a lot of touring, appearing regularly at festivals and venues in the U.S. and Europe more so than in mainstream Ontario “wing circuit” bars these days —as they used to in the 1990s and early Naughties when I last saw them.

The band has continued to record as well as perform live and in fact, according to the website promo quoted for tonight’s 8: 30 show in the room at 2261 Dundas St. W., they’ve now released ten albums including last year’s Broken Arms.

to-nite #249, March 13-19, 2002 Page 09 part -Enter The Haggis mini-profile

to-nite #249, March 13-19, 2002 Page 09 part -Enter The Haggis mini-profile

I’m assuming, of course, that this is still the same five guys we wrote about many times in TorontoMoon’s precursor publication, to-nite including an article from 2002 by Mary Armstrong (writing as Mary O’Grady, lol) outlining the various talents and contributions of members Craig Downie, Brian Buchanan, Trevor Lewington, James “Seamus”Campbell and Mark Abraham.

[Subscribers who have registered as members of the site can see the article in our Vault section.

Enter The Haggis 2014 name change poster.

Enter The Haggis 2014 name change poster.

It’s possible some members have changed —particularly since back in 2014 they at least briefly, for some reason, tried changing their name to Jubilee Riots and redefining their style of music as “Northern Roots Rock.”  Fortunately that seems to have gone by the boards and the group can be expected to live up to its rep’ and provide, as Mary Armstrong described it in 2002, an “elevated” experience mixing Celtic Roots and Rock ‘n’ Roll sounds with exuberance and glee.\


-By Gary 17,
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SHOW LISTINGS for Tuesday, March 26, 2022

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3-7> Julian Taylor hosts @ 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto & ~eclectic music 25% indigenous, 35% CanCon

4-6pm> Blues Blast w Ken Wallis @ 101.5 FM or

**7-8> “Songtalk Radio” songwriters interviews/chat with weekly guest @ CJRU 1280AM Toronto and online

7-9> “Unsung and On The Side” with Carolyn Fe on

7-10> Bluesday On Tuesday @ CKUW 95.9 FM

10-11> “Howl” with hosts Nancy Bullis & Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM & online ~profiles of and interviews with poets and songwriters


416 – TORONTO CENTRAL -Broadview/Bayview to Ossington

5:30-7:30> Matthew Giordana @ Toronto Marriott Hotel, 525 Bay St.

6> The Young Novelists@ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~original Roots

6> Enterprise Earth; Aethere; more @ Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W. ~eclectic indie; $

6-8:30> Drew Sweetwood @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. ~Rock

6:30-8:30> Sammy Jackson Duo @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $pwyc

6:30-10> Shab-e She’r spoken word open mic with host Bänoo Zan & featured guests Jack Wallace; Stedmond Pardy; Padidch Ahrarnejad; Ali Massouodi @ Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College St.

*6:30-9:30> Stacie McGregor @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz piano

7> Cassie and Maggie; Adam Baldwin; Fintan; Gracie @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~eclectic indie; $0

7:30> Wood & Water plus George Koller on bass@ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St. ~acoustic Reggae

7:30> U of T Percussion Ensemble @ Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park Crescent ~drums concert

*7:45-12> open mic @ Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.

8> Art Bar poetry & open stage @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~spoken word

8> Hey Stella! @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly

8> Mansionair; Beacon @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $

8> Keelie; Dragon City Radio @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~Punk/Thrash; $

8> Baoba @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Latin; $0

8-12> Host Rudy Blair with sets by Hillary Dumoulin & Jake Holton; Jason Lane & Kerry Jayne; Layton Thomas & Lenore Bawden @ The Paddock, 178 Bathurst St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $10

8:30> Plants; Kings of Our Kin; Headshrinkers; James Stephens @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $

*8:45> Alison Young @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $

9-11> The Soul Maitre Ds & guest Laurelle Augustyn @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade ~songwriters; $0

*9> game.set.trap @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Trap Jazz

9> open mic with Sean Stoneham @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W.

9> open mic night with Michael & Mark Villamor @ The Hideout, 423 College St.

9:30> Nick Teehan (recording release for These Little Things album) @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~original & cover Reggae/Funk; $

10> Rob Clutton Trio @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St. ~Jazz

10> The Sinners Choir @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Blues/R&B

10:30> 8> Re.verse @ 416 Snack Bar, 181 Bathurst St.


416 - TORONTO EAST -Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park

*6-9> Julian Fauth & Friends @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~original Blues piano/acoustic Blues guests

7-10> Mediterranean Stars featuring Ed Roth on accordion @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Gypsy Jazz & more; $0

7> Jose Gonzalez & The String Theory @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $

7-10> Greg Pilo and guests Mike Murley, Kevin Turcotte, Neil Swainson @ Salty Dog, 1980 Queen St. E. ~mainstream Jazz; $0

8> open stage @ Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave. ~Roots

**8-11> open stage hosted by Kyle Duffin @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave.

*9> open mic with host Asha Diaz @ Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave.

*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave. ~Folk Roots

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*6-10> The Irish Guys @ The Irish Shebeen, 5555 Eglinton Ave. W. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

8> Dedbeats @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Rock

*9:30-1:30> Pink Leather Jackets @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~classic & contemporary Rock/Soul; $0


416 – TORONTO WEST -Ossington to Etobicoke

6:30-7:30> “Song Creation Formula” group songwriting course with Signe Miranda @ Long & McQuade, 925 Bloor St. W. ~workshop; $

Hubert 1903267:30> JS Ondara; Cat Clyde @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $

8-10:30> Tuesday duos with Peter Hill on keys & guest Chris Gale on sax @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz/Blues; 0$

*8-11> Laura Hubert with guest guitarist @ The Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~acoustic Pop/Jazz/Rock covers

8> Kaelin Murphy & Madeline Ertel; Stephanie Urquhart & Joel Jeschke;
Xiodjiha (Edwin Huet & Alex Fournier) @ Wenona Craft Beer, 1068 Bloor St. W. ~eclectic indie; $pwyc

8> Future Punx; Luge; Labradoodle @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $

*8-11> open mic with Rui Pedro @ Tail of The Junction, 3367 Dundas St. W.

8:30> Drummers In Exile @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W.  ~drum & dance circle

8:30-10:30> Joanne Morra  @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz; $0

8:30> Enter The Haggis @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~Celtic Rock originals; $25

9> Santana Rose; Mercy Flight; Gelax Band @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; pwyc

9> Indigenous open mic @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W.

9> James McEleney Band@ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave.

9> Johnson Crook with guest The Redhill Valleys @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~original Country/alt-Country; $

9> Toronto Showcase Band @ 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W. ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock

*9:30> open mic with Dado @ Café Embargo, 1521 Queen St. W.


519 EAST -Guelph & K-W and vicinity

*6> James Mitges/open mic? @ Manhattan’s Guelph, 951 Gordon St., Guelph ~smooth piano Rock/Pop

*6> open mic @ The Ridge Social Eatery, 3215 Roseville Rd., Ayr

6:30-8> Ukulele jam & workshop @ Idea Exchange Preston, 435 King St. E., Cambridge

*7-8:30> community jam and singalong with Marit Collective @ The Causerie, 154 Victoria St., Kitchener

7:30> open mic night @ The Boathouse, 57 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener

8> jam with John McKinley Band @ Lana’s Lounge, 220 King St. N., Waterloo

8:30> open mic jam with Kent McMillan & Enio @ Sip Club, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

*9> Ross Durant @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

10> Chalkline @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W., Waterloo



7> Randy Hill Band with guest Marc Roy @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

*8> open mic night with Davey Mac @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

*9-12> open mic with host Art Lajambe @ Southside Pizzeria, 25 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough

9> Brent Lawless @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough


905 EAST -Pickering to Cobourg

*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

7-11> open mic @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 36 Kingston Rd. E., Ajax

*7:30> Don Owen & Bruce Longman @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~tribute to The Beatles

*8:30-12:30> open mic with Jason Cini @ The Pearson Pub, 101 Mary St. W., Whitby

9> Ray Darren @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock

*9-1> open mic with Justin Cooper @ Fox & The Goose, 799 Park St. S., Oshawa

*9-1> open acoustic jam @ The General, 21 Celina St., Oshawa

*9> open jam with Will Surphlis @ Ballers, 1414 King St. E., Clarington

*10> open mic with Josh Beaven @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa



*8> open mic @ The Tickled Toad, 330 Steeles Ave. W., Thornhill

*8-11> jam with Matthew Kane & The Brews Brothers @ The Crown, 9580 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

*8:30-12:30> open mic jam with backline &  host Steffi Postol Goodfield @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill


905 SOUTH -Hamilton & vicinity

7> songwriters open stage with Deeps/Dave Pomfret @ Lukaya Café, 592 Upper Wellington St., Hamilton

*8:30-12> Traditional Irish jam @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

*8> Chris Clause @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas ~acoustic

*9:30> Ten Gallon Cat @ Cat ‘n’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country?

10> jam night @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess. St. S., Hamilton


905 WEST -south Peel, Halton

*6:30-10:30> The Phil & John Show @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0

*7> Rob Reed @ Max Resto Lounge, 102-2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington ~smooth Rock/Pop

*7> open mic with Chris Partland @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line, Burlington ~songwriters

*8> open stage (signup at 7:30) with host Neil McNaughton @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2

*9:30> open mic with Matt Zaddy @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga



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