Loyal Blues Fellowship Inc.
is a volunteer not-for profit community Blues Society serving Quinte West, Belleville, Prince Edward and Northumberland Counties. Bay of Quinte Country
and Great Waterway regions.
We are proud
affiliates of the International Blues Foundation with
an active local
Blues in The Schools Program

 We would like to  thank our friends from the Montreal  and Ottawa Blues
Societies for
giving Canadian artists at the International Blues Challengean opportunity to participate in this Showcase in Memphis.

Lifetime Members
Julian Fauth Rick Fines
Danny Brooks Gary Kendall
Morgan Davis Mako Funasaka
Kris "K.K." & "Sameday" Ray Walsh

The Fellowship has
an active Blues In
The Schools (BITS) program. Contact us if you are interested.

Each year we hold regional competitions to select a
BAND and SOLO DUO act to represent us in Memphis'

International Blues Challenge


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Shawn Dore, Band
Riley & Riley, Duo

2014  Kim Pollard Band
           Shawn Dore, Solo

2013  Irene Torres & the         Sugar Devils, BandIrene Torres

Kim Pollard Band

JesseRoper Jesse Roper,Solo

Bad Poetry Band
Mark Taylor, Solo

Matt Smith, Solo

Elyssa Mahoney

Robert Farrell Band

Tim Campbell, Solo     


Please check this site regularly for event updates

   Side Roads Blues      Every Tuesday evening, 8 - 10 pm
   On the new Prince Edward County Community Radio Station 99.3 County FM
   Live Streaming.    FaceBook Page
   Hosts: Peggy Voigt and Eric Zylstra

   Loyal Blues Fellowship Annual General Meeting     Thursday June 4th, 6:00 pm

6pm: Meet & Greet

7pm: Annual General Meeting

  President’s past year review & future plans
  Financial Report
  Blues in the Schools Report
  Frankford Island Blues Festival 2014
  Introduction of Nominees
  Acceptance of Nominees from the floor
  Election Discussion from the floor
  Introduction of New Board
  Meeting Closed

8pm Open Jam: Bring your instruments and your voices and stick around for some great blues jamming Legendz kitchen and bar will be open to serve us!

      Board of Directors positions open for Election (.pdf)

      Board of Directors Nomination form   (.pdf)   (.rtf)

   LBF Acoustic Song Circle  Monday June 15th, 6:30 pm
   (3rd Monday of the month)
    Engineers Hall 43 Pine St., Belleville
   Hosts: Peggy Voigt & Ken McColm

   All Canadian Roots & Blues Festival
    Picton Regent Theater by ZAPP Productions
    Friday June 19th
Sean Pichen, Connor Gains, Jimmy Bowskill Band   
   Saturday June 20th Hopetown Flyers, CATL, 24th Street Wailers
   Tickets www.theregenttheatre.org or (613) 476 8416  

   LBF Coffee House Blues     Friday September 25th, 7 pm
   (last Friday of the month)
   Engineers Hall 43 Pine St., Belleville    Host: Roger Dorey


Shawn Dore Band Saturday January 10th, 7 pm
   The Thirsty Bull, 449 Dundas St. West, Belleville  FaceBook Event

   Suzie Vinnick   Friday December 5th, 2014, 7:30 pm
   Active Arts Studio, 116 Barley Road, Rednersville
   FaceBook Event, Reserved Tickets

  Road to Memphis Blues Challenge BAND Finals
  Saturday 27th September, 2014
  Stix & Stones Billiards, 164 Front Street, Trenton 7pm

  Each year the Felowship, in affiliation with the Blues Foundation hosts regional competitions to select a BAND and a SOLO DUO act to represent us in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge in the Beale Street Historic District, Memphis, TN from January 20st to 24th, 2015  www.blues.org

  The judges selected the Shawn Dore Band as our 2015 Band Category IBC representalives.

   Road to Memphis Bues Challenge Solo/Duo Finals
  Saturday 6th September, 2014
  Legendz Pub Rossemore. This years Solo/Duo representatives are the duo Riley & Riley, selected unanimously by our judges on 6 September 2014 at the the Solo/Duo finals.

   Party for Peck   Saturday August 2nd, 2014       
   A Blues in the Schools fundraiser in memory of Jesse Archer.
   Visit their Facebook page for more information.

   Loyal Blues Fellowship 2014 Annual General Meeting
Thursday June 26th - 7pm
   See AGM page for Itinerary and election documents.

  Frankford Island Blues Festival 5:   June 6, 7 & 8, 2014
   Frankford Tourist Park, Quinte West Ontario


Thank you to all the volunteers, performers, guests and sponsors for an amazing weekend of music.

 Visit the Festival website, or like our facebook page for photos as they get posted.


  Jesse Roper - Special appearance
 Saturday, May 10th, 2014      9 pm
   Beaufort Pub, Belleville ON  613 966 7060
   Tour Dates
  Jesse Roper

  Church Key Spring Revival  May 3rd & 4th, 2014
  County Road #38 Campbellford, Ontario


 In its 12th year, Spring Revival is Church-Key’s signature fundraising event. Funds raised benefit the local Blues in the Schools program, which pairs working musicians with local schools to encourage and develop students musical talent.

   For more information about Church-Key Brewing or the Spring Revival festival, call 877-314-BEER (2337), visit their Facebook page.


  Pre-Party for Peck 2014  Saturday February 22nd, 2014
  Blues in the Schools Fundraiser  
Aron Theatre Co-operative Inc. 54 Bridge St. E. Campelford
  Featuring: Muddy Hack (Solo Accoustic), Balls & Jane, and
  the 24th Street Wailers. More information at their Facebook Event.


  Road to Memphis Challenge: The Kim Pollard Band was chosen unanimously by our judges to represent the Loyal Blues Fellowship in the Band category at the Blues Foundation's 30th International Blues Challenge.  Shawn Dore represented us in
the Solo Duo category on Beale Street, Memphis, TN from January 21st to 25th, 2014                     www.blues.org

  Road to Memphis Fundraiser - Shawn Dore
Friday, 17 January 2014  8 pm             
  Hosts: Ledgendz Pub, Rossmore

  Road to Memphis Fundraiser - Kim Pollard Band
Saturday, 18 January 2014  8 pm               Poster
  Hosts: Dog House Studios
  99 Dairy Ave. Napanee ON                       

  Road to Memphis Fundraiser - Kim Pollard Band
Saturday, 14 December 2013  8 pm   
  Active Arts Studio, 116 Barley Road, Rednersville ON
   Hosts: Active Arts Studio  


Rick Fines House Concert: Friday 29 November 2013
9 Cardinal Court, Quinte West, ON 8:00 pm       Poster
Host: Ed Fowler - Blues in the School Program Director
  The Loyal Blues Fellowship is pleased to announce that Rick Fines will be performing a solo House concert on the 29th of November.  Rick's classic blues guitar picking only hints at the authenticity that he brings to his music.  Have a listen to any of Rick’s recording, and what you hear is the quintessential blues/folk experience – the fundamental man and guitar union.  There is just something so bred-in-the-bone intimate that this veteran of the folk and blues circuits in North America creates.  To say Rick loves what he does might be an understatement.  For decades his life has been music. He has earned eight Maple Blues Award nominations and twice won the Acoustic Act of the Year.



  Road to Memphis Finals
  Saturday 16th November, 2013
  Stix & Stones Billiards, 164 Front Street, Trenton 7pm

  2013 finalists: The Kim Pollard Band, Tore Down Blues Band,                           Shawn Dore & Shawn Dore Band

  Road to Memphis Challenge: The Kim Pollard Band was chosen unanimously by our judges to represent the Loyal Blues Fellowship in the Band category at the Blues Foundation's 30th International Blues Challenge.  Shawn Dore will be representing us in the Solo Duo category.  Wish them well as they head to
the Beale Street Historic District, Memphis, TN from January 21st to 25th, 2014  www.blues.org

   Party for Peck  Blues in the School Fundraiser,
   Saturday Aug 3rd, 2013
For more information visit their facebook page

  "The Trent Hills BITS team would like to encourage all interested parties to attend the musical fund-raising events held in their communities that support BITS fund-raising. The next event in Trent Hills is the 3rd annual Party For Peck (P4P) to be held on August 3 near Campbellford. It will feature a full lineup of 6-8 local bands, plus raffles, 50-50 draw, great local food, overnight rough camping and more. They would also like to encourage people to start fund-raising for BITS programs in their own communities. It is loads of fun and at the same time you will be doing something worthwhile for your community."  

   Fenelon Falls Blues Festival June 28, 29 & 30th, 2013
   City of Kawartha Lakes, at the Fenelon Falls Fairgrounds
   For more information Visit their facebook page or facebook event
   or email fenelonfallsbluesfestival@gmail.com

   LBF Annual General Meeting & Elections:
   Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
   Ledgendz Pub, Rossmore
   Meet and Greet  - 3pm,
   General Meeting - 4pm, followed by open jam

   Church Key Spring Revival  Saturday May 4th, 2013,
   County Road #38 Campbellford, Ontario


The Church Key Brewing Company supports our Blues in the Schools Program.

  The local craft brewery will welcome the return of warm weather with their annual Spring Revival festival, held onsite at the historic church-turned-brewery at Pethricks Corners, just outside of Campbellford. The event again features a great lineup of live music all day, complemented by a variety of award-winning and new craft beers on tap, great food and lots of entertaining activities.

  In its 11th year, Spring Revival is Church-Key’s signature fundraising event. Funds raised benefit the local Blues in the Schools program, which pairs working musicians with local schools to encourage and develop students musical talent.


   For more information about Church-Key Brewing or the Spring Revival festival,    
call 877-314-BEER (2337), visit their Website or join their Facebook page.

   Braithwaite and Whiteley CD Release House Concert    
   Friday April 26th 2013, 8 pm
   9 Cardinal Court, Quinte West (Map)

Admission: $15 donation to the Blues in the Schools program at the door.
Weather permitting, the show will take place outdoors. If the weather is inclement, the show will be inside. Concert attendees come around to the back of the house.

  Chris Whiteley & Diana Braithwaite will be performing songs from their soon to be released album "Scrap Metal Blues" on the Electro-fi label.

  Their first CD collaboration in 2005, MORNING SUN, garnered rave reviews, extensive air play, and led to multiple Canadian MAPLE BLUES AWARD nominations, including Album of the year, and Acoustic Act of the year.

  Their second albums, also recorded for the Electro-Fi label, NIGHT BIRD BLUES was extremely well received, with great reviews and airplay internationally. It led to them being awarded 3 MAPLE BLUES AWARDS in January 2010, including being recognized as SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR.

  Their third Electro-Fi release, DeltaPhonic, led to more Maple Blues Awards, and reached number 1 on B.B. Kings Bluesville XM Sirius satellite radio network. Collectively they have been awarded 9 MAPLE BLUES AWARDS and 6 JUNO Nominations.

Over the years, Chris and Diana have performed their Sugar and Gold show about the Underground Railroad to many local Middle schools in the Quinte West area for the LBF's "Blues in the Schools' program.

Pre Party for Peck

Pre-Party for Peck
Saturday, March 16th, 2013,  7:00 PM
Aron Theatre, 54 Bridge Street East, Campbellford, ON.
  The Lindsay Barr Band
and the 24th Street Wailers
  Admission $15 - Supporting Blues in the Schools
Additional information at Pre Party for Peck Event on Facebook

 After-Party at Rubbs, 18 Bridge Street West, Campbellford, ON.
 Featuring Balls and Jane and the Muddy Hack


   Maple Blues Awards:  2013 Winners were announced at the Annual Maple
  Blues Awards Gala in Toronto Monday, January 21, 2013 at Koerner Hall.
   This very special evening is Canada's national annual celebration of homegrown   blues talent, hosted this year it by Raoul Bhaneja. It's also a night of great music   by the Maple Blues Band, comprised entirely of Maple Blues Awards winners and   nominees.  For more information visit www.mapleblues.ca

    Road to Memphis Challenge Saturday November 17th 2012
   A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out for the ‘Road to Memphis
  Challenge 2013’. The numbers are tallied and we have the Judges decision!
   It was a very, very tight race between the all the bands, with the Ladies    coming out on top with first and second place finishes…..
   Congratulations to our Winners “Irene Torres & the Sugar Devils”.
   They will represent the Loyal Blues Fellowship Inc in memphis at the 2013   International Blues Challenge!

   Road to Memphis Challenge Final Round  Saturday November 17th, 2012
    Stix & Stones, 164 Front Street, Trenton ON     POSTER     Facebook page

      The Loyal Blues Fellowship is holding an open competition for a chance to
     represent us in Memphis, Jan 29-Feb 2, 2013 at the Blues Foundations
     29th International Blues Challenge.

      The Finalists have been selected and invited to compete for our judges.
    This years competitors are: Tore Down Blues Band; The Linsay Barr Band;     Stealing Patience, Shawn Riley and the Chrome Hearts,The Shawn Dore Band;     and Irene Torrez & the Sugar Devils.

     Competitors are required to hold a current membership in the Loyal Blues     Fellowship, be eligible to obtain a Canadian passport and are encouraged
    to review their requirements and scoring criteria.

      For Memphis eligibility requirements, Official Rules and Scoring Criteria
    visit the Blues Foundations website at www.blues.org.

      All Fellowship members, friends and guests are encouraged to join us
    to cheer on their favorite acts. We are looking for volunteers to help with
    setup and production. For more information contact Peggy Voigt, President,
    Loyal Blues Fellowship Inc.at festival@loyalblues.ca or call 613-392-1025.

   Party for Peck, Saturday August 4 2012  A Blues in the Schools Fundraiser  
  8th Line East and Thomson Rd. north of Campbellford, ON   More Information

  Frankford Island Blues Festival 4   
    July 13, 14, 15th 2012 
   Website    Facebook Page   Schedule   Poster

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  2012 Annual General Meeting
Sunday June 10th 2012   Legendz Pub, Rossmore
         5529 Hwy 62 (South of the Bay Bridge)
Meet & Greet 1:00 pm,  Loyal Blues Fellowship AGM 2:00
    followed by Entertainment & Sunday Evening Open Mic.
New members welcome.


May 11 2012 - Kevin Donoghue

It is with sadness and fond memories that the Loyal Blues Fellowship acknowledges the passing of Kevin Donoghue.  Kevin was a founding member of the Loyal Blues Fellowship’s board of directors and a key advisor with the television production of the End of Winter Blues festivals until he suffered a stroke in Fall 2007.
 If there was anything that Kevin loved as much as television production, it probably was playing drums which he did even after his stroke.

    This photograph is from the 2008 End of Winter Blues festival where Kevin performed with the Loyal Blues Band with the use of one hand and one foot. His beat went on in spite of his physical limitations and no doubt will continue long after his passing.

   Saturday, May 5th:  We would like to thank Dave, all the musicians, volunteers
   and the thirsty crowd at the Church Key Spring Revival for helping support and
   raise awareness for Blues in the Schools.


 Spring Revival

    Church Key Spring Revival
Saturday, May 5th  11 AM - 7 PM
1678 County Road #38, Pethericks Corners
(just north east of Campbellford)

11:00 4th Line 5
11:45 Peggy and Friends
12:30 Lemar & Great White North
 1:15 Janet Jefferies
 2:00 Balls & Jane
 2:45 Old Skewl
 3:30 Candy Mountain
 4:15 Muddy Hack
 5:00 Ken Tizzard & Bad Intent

  Proceeds to Support Blues in the Schools


  Party for Peck
Pre-Party for Peck
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 7:30 PM
Aron Theatre, 54 Bridge Street East,
Campbellford ON
  24th Street Wailers, Balls and Jane, Ken Tizzard with Bad Intent
  Admission $15 - Supporting Blues in the Schools
 After-Party at Rubbs 18 Bridge Street West
 Please Bring Non-Perishable Food Donations

   End of Winter Blues Music Festival 8     Local Showcase Poster
                        Web Page
          Facebook Page           Poster   
   Press Release   End of Winter Blues Music Festival adds Friday Mardi Gras Party !
  Friday March 9: Little Texas, 290 N Front Street Belleville 9:30 pm-2:00 am
   2012  Mardi Gras Party with Loco Zydeco.  Age of Majority event.

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  Saturday March 10th 2012 Shark Tank, Loyalist College.    1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  All Ages Event featuring 10 hours of music headlined by the the Johnny Max Band

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