I was canoeing in Algonquin this week with old pals from Parry Sound. That's a butterfly on my hat. She traveled with us for a while.
Apologies to anyone who was trying to sleep on Mink Lake Wednesday. We sang all night long. (Ring Of Fire, Four Strong Winds, Hallelujah, Sweet Caroline, and yes - American Pie...so many good songs). Speaking of songs and summer:
I love my summer gigs; this time, on a dock in Carling wearing my waterproof watch in case the stage got really hot. I've been at this for 20 years and still the dogs and little fellas steal the show.
Sep 13 to 15 weekend has had a few cancellations, so we've got a few spots left. Also, 2 spots left for Sep 27 to 29.
Make joyful music with a small (15 registrants max) but mighty group of women in a beautiful woodland setting. A show in the studio featuring Jane, Linda and Katherine kicks off the weekend. The mornings begin with yoga...then we move on to group singing, songwriting and vocal workshops, one-on-one mentoring and co-writing sessions, campfire singing, jamming, and a final concert on Sunday afternoon where everyone has the opportunity to perform a song, perhaps even one they've written over the weekend.
You'll leave nurtured, inspired, and with a song in your heart!
Thanks for reading and listening.
To contact me: katherine [AT] katherinewheatley.com
OTTAWA, ON Saturday Sep 7, 8pm. Fundraiser for Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association. Solo show - house concert hosted by a fellow Parry Sounder. Contact Jennifer for info: jlarson [AT] paralympic.ca
SUNDRIDGE, ON Th Sep 12. Michael's on Main. Triple bill - Songwriter in the round style with Linda McLean and Jane Lewis. $40 Includes both dinner and show. Dinner between 5 and 6:30. Show after dinner's over. ~7:30. For tickets, 705 384-5447 or michelebateman3 [AT] gmail.com.
HUNTSVILLE, ON Friday Sep 13, 8pm Triple Bill with Linda McLean, Jane Lewis and Katherine Wheatley. This show kicks off the Women's Music Weekend, but you are most welcome even if you're not attending the retreat. There'll be lots of harmonies and laughs. We'll be sharing stories and ideas about the songs ...inspiration, songwriting tips and such. Contact: lindasmclean [AT] gmail.com
HUNTSVILLE, ON Friday Sep 27, 8pm Triple Bill with Linda McLean, Jane Lewis and Katherine Wheatley. This show kicks off the 2nd Women's Music Weekend, but you are most welcome even if you're not attending the retreat. There'll be lots of harmonies and laughs. We'll be sharing stories and ideas about the songs ...inspiration, songwriting tips and such. Contact: lindasmclean [AT] gmail.com
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON Friday Oct 11, 8pm at
GUELPH, ON RISE UP SINGING WOMEN'S CHOIR. Starting Monday Sep 9 for five weeks. 7-9pm. With Jane Lewis & Katherine Wheatley. If you'd like to check out this fun-filled evening of singing, this is a great opportunity. It's a short 5 week course (usually 8 weeks). http://www.all-together-now.ca/workshoplist.html
GUELPH, ON GIRL JAM A five-session weeknight course starting Tuesday September 10, 7-9pm. . With Jane & Katherine. This women's workshop is designed to help you learn and experiment with playing music together, in a fun and supportive environment http://www.all-together-now.ca/workshoplist.html
HUNTSVILLE ON, Sep 13 to 15 or Sep 27 - 29 WOMEN'S MUSIC WEEKEND IN MUSKOKA Over there to the left, in case you haven't noticed the flashing photos of the music-making beauties, that's where all the info is. Both weekends have a few spots left. Hope you can make it. And if you can't 'cause you're a man, well, buy some special woman a wonderful weekend. Info here.
Berlen Music is selling online digital sheet music of some of my songs.
To order CDs, please click here. Apologies - "Habits and Heroes" and "Straight Line" are temporarily out of stock.
Katherine's Website: www.katherinewheatley.com