Nov 11 show features Skye Wallace & Dominique Fricot


On Saturday, November 11 we welcome a co-bill that promises to present a rich and entertaining tapestry of music to our living room.

Skye Wallace is what happens when a classically trained singer with east coast roots discovers punk rock in their youth. Her sound is exciting, dynamic, gritty, and beautiful. A truly powerful performer, this girl is known for a charged live show that is bound to stick with you.  Hailed coast to coast as a “national treasure” (Sad Mag), Skye Wallace bases out of Toronto, Ontario.

Dominique Fricot is the voice that could melt your heart, send chills down your back, and give you strange pangs of missing 80’s fashion, style, and music.  Hailing from Salmon Arm, B.C.,  Fricot’s lively presence and artistry have a magnetic property that draws in anyone with an appreciation for quality music.  And he never fails to provide a song for every mood, at every stage of life.  Whether you’re lying on the floor unable to move from a shattered heart, mustering courage to start to slowly build a new life in unfamiliar territory, feeling the anxiety and terror of growing old, or warming your heart with fond (if not awkward) memories of youth, Dominique will meet you there.

Show time is 8 pm on Saturday, November 11.  Tickets $20 at the door.  Please RSVP to to guarantee your seat.

BYOB.  Snacks offered (and shareable snacks accepted with thanks).

Monique & George                                                                                                                               30 First Ave., Bedford                                                                                                @PatchworkHConc                                                   



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Jeffery Straker – September 16

“This great work isn’t just for fans of singer/songwriters in a ’70s vein, it belongs on the shelf beside the finer recordings of Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Elton John” (Album: Dirt Road Confessional)
– Mark Rheaume – CBC Radio (April, 2017)





Jeffery Straker is a Patchwork favourite and someone Nova Scotians need to hear.  Singer-songwriter-pianist-balladeer, he has been compared to a young Billy Joel or Elton John with shades of Rufus Wainwright thrown in.  A most entertaining live performer, he will be at Patchwork promoting his latest release “Dirt Road Confessional” produced (in part) by Daniel Ledwell and with a couple of songs co-written by Royal Wood.

Originally from small town Saskatchewan, the classically trained pianist was raised by a church organist mother and an auctioneer father.  In 2014, he was thrown into the Latin America spotlight when he won the prestigious Vina del Mar (Chile) song competition representing Canada in front of a festival crowd of 20,000 and a TV audience of 100 million viewers.

See him live at Patchwork Saturday, September 16 @ 8 pm.  Doors 7:30 pm.  $20 per person (all funds to the artist).  BYOB.  Snacks offered.

RSVP to                                                                                                                                                              @PatchworkHConc

Best,                                                                                                                                           Monique & George                                                                                                             Patchwork House Concerts                                                                                                                 First Ave., Bedford


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Steve Poltz returns – August 15

Steve Poltz needs no introduction.  A simple google search will bring up enough testimonials to confirm our claim that he is the single most entertaining solo artist alive today.  Just ask those who nabbed a spot for this gem of a summer show……













Tuesday, August 15 @ 8 pm (Doors @ 7:30 pm)
Tickets $30 at the door.
Snacks at the break (feel free to bring some to share, if you wish)
Merch available for sale

Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts
First Ave., Bedford

PS If you are out of town or otherwise not available on August 15 do not despair, our September show falls on a Saturday and features Jeffery Straker – another fantastic performer (singer, piano player, story teller).

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Celebrating Canada’s 150th with …. music

Kate Vargas – July 14, 2017

Andrea Wittgens – July 14, 2017

Andrea & Kate

It is a big year for Canada.  So why not have a couple of house concerts this summer?  The irony is, our July and August musicians make their homes in the US.  But two of them were born here…..

Friday, July 14 @ 8 pm: Andrea Wittgens & Kate Vargas  Tickets: $20 at the door

Tuesday, August 15 @ 8 pm: Steve Poltz Tickets: $30 at the door

All shows are BYOB.  Snacks provided (and shareable snacks welcome).

RSVP: or by calling 902 434-8355.

Patchwork House Concerts is located on First Ave. in Bedford, NS.

Our first show on FRIDAY, JULY 14 features two women singer-songwriters who will bring power, heart, soul and a little Tom-Waits-inspired-grit to the Patchwork stage.

Andrea Wittgens  grew up in Antigonish but now makes New York City her home.  Her sound (kinda pop, kinda jazz) is so unique it is best to simply check out some videos:

Forget all that compared to this and that stuff, Wittgens is her own voice and it’s one you’ll be glad to hear. Hot stuff from a newcomer that’s sure to be around for a while. – CHRIS SPECTOR, Midwest Record

Kate Vargas  grew up in New Mexico and has also made NYC her home.  Her sound is bluesy-folk but check out her voice!
“Vargas dropped an acoustic version of her song ‘Rise The Moon’ and it will be sure to capture your full attention. The singer connects with the music on an emotional level that will take listeners on a wild ride and back. There is an unlimited amount of potential in this superstar on the rise.” — Kyle Stevens, Huffington Post

More info to follow about the Poltz show.  You are welcome to RSVP now.


Monique & George

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Earth Day with Kane & Potvin


Kane & Potvin were fantastic.  When they are back around, go see them! Uber talented musicians. Confident. Funny. Charming.

Do you remember the Canadian bands The Grapes of Wrath and The Northern Pikes?  The bands that ate up the charts in the late 80’s early 90s?  The lead singers of these two iconic Canadian bands (Kevin Kane and Bryan Potvin) have formed a duo performing classic songs from their days as front men for these groups as well as original material written as part of their newly discovered synergy as song writers.  The result…..well come to Patchwork House Concerts on April 22nd and see for yourself!  You will not be disappointed.

Saturday, April 22: Kane & Potvin                              

Doors: 7:30 pm   Show time: 8 pm                                                                                 Tickets: $30 IN ADVANCE** (all $$$ to the artists).  To RSVP and arrange payment, send an email to It can be done by e-transfer or we can make other arrangements for drop off.

BYOB.   Snacks offered at the break (and shareable snacks welcome, but not required).  CDs will be available for purchase.

Please like Patchwork House Concerts on facebook and follow me on twitter @PatchworkHConc. And if you know anyone who may enjoy what we are doing, please invite them to join our email list.

Best,                                                                                                                                              Monique & George                                                                                                                 Patchwork House Concerts                                                                                                                30 First Ave., Bedford                                                                                                                                               @PatchworkHConc                                                             


**We have started selling tickets in advance for our house concerts, for a few reasons… will really help us plan set-up (including snack preparation) and provide assurances to the artists that they will have an audience.  We’ve had evenings where a bunch of people who RSVP’d did not show up (ain’t that a drag for the artists – who get 100 % of the door) and evenings where people show up without RSVP’ing creating some space challenges (we really want everyone to be comfortable).  So, decide to join us, make a commitment and get your $$ to me (either by e-transfer or by dropping it to me at work downtown Halifax or home) then mark the date(s) in your calendar with a big happy face.

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Full house for Laurenn Marchand & Dave Sampson

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April 1 – Dave Sampson & Laurenn Marchand

This is not an April fool’s joke folks! On April 1 we welcome back Dave Sampson.  He’ll be here with Laurenn Marchand.

See Upcoming page for info on our Earth Day show featuring Kane & Potvin.

Dave’s debut album had this catchy tune “No Pressure, No Diamonds” that was picked up by Classified and went nuts on billboard charts.  Dave also collaborated with Neon Dreams on their single “Love Experts” which made it to the billboard EDM top 40.  But Sampson is not just a song writer.  He delivers his songs with a captivating voice that could blow down a brick house.

“Heartfelt, energized and emotional, Dave Sampson has obvious natural talent as a singer-songwriter.  Recommended for fans of Joel Plaskett, David Myles and Hawksley Workman.”

We discovered Laurenn Marchand at this year’s In-the-dead-of-winter festival and loved her songs, her voice and her stories.  Laurenn, often compared to Feist and Joni Mitchell, is an indie/folk singer-songwriter who will bring warmth to your soul.  Her debut EP, Ghosts in the Garden, was nominated for Solo Recording of the Year, Folk Recording of the Year and New Artist Recording of the Year at the 2016 MNS Awards.

Dave Sampson & Laurenn Marchand
Saturday, April 1
Doors: 7:30 pm
Show time: 8 pm
Tickets: $20 (all $$$ to the artists) ADVANCE only – email
Snacks offered at the break (and shareable snacks welcome, but not required)
CDs will be available for purchase.

To RSVP and arrange payment, email

Please like Patchwork House Concerts on facebook and follow me on twitter @PatchworkHConc.

Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts

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