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Fraser & Girard To Showcase at Northeast Region Folk Alliance Conference 

Fraser & Girard appear at Toronto's Winterfolk X1V Blues and Roots Festival on Saturday, February 13 at The Black Swan (154 Danforth Ave) at 10 pm. Also, on Friday, February 12 at Dora Keogh Traditional Irish Pub (141 Danforth Ave) they will participate in a workshop hosted by Shawna Caspi called "Power and Politics". Annabelle Chvostik will take part, too. On Sunday, February 14, Allan Fraser will be part of a workshop with the theme, "The Earth", hosted by Rev. Lynne Harrison and featuring several of the festivals top performers including Danny Marks and Noah Zacharin.  

We'll be touring locally during the winter and spring, while preparing for our U.S. '17 tour, beginning with Midnight Special Folk Stage at WFMT Chicago. This will be a live recording, syndicated on XM. Rich Warren heard us at Nerfa, and booked us. Chicago here we come!

Three opportunities to see Fraser & Girard at this years Kerhonkson NY NERFA conference: Thursday night in Room 1311 at 11:45 pm, Saturday afternoon at 1 pm (also in Room 1311) and in Mike Kornfeld's Acoustic Music Theme Room 1506 early Sunday morning between 2:00 and 3:30 am. These showcases are open to all those attending the conference.

Fraser & Girard Showcase At Folk Music Ontario Conference 

photo: Michael Kornfeld

Sponsored by Folk Music Canada's Export Development Program, Fraser & Girard participated in the Folk Music Ontario conference in Toronto October 15 - 17. This gave them the chance to meet promoters, music festival artistic directors, journalists, publicists, managers, booking agents and electronic media producers from Canada, the U.S. and Australia. November 12 - 13, the duo will attend the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference in Kerhonkson, N.Y. where they will again showcase as part of the Folk Music Canada contingent of performers.

This will be Fraser & Girard's first foray into the U.S., a critical milestone they anticipate with great pleasure.  

FamJam Return Engagement a Success  

Thanks Mike and Jeanette Girard for a good evening with family and friends, delicious food and a wonderful scotch tasting. We had a fine time and here is a live performance photo taken by Marianne's niece, filmaker Tess Girard during our appearance

The Mighty Penny Blues 

Marianne was charged almost $50 for a transaction with insufficient funds by $.01. She contacted the consummers advocate at Global TV News and was able to get justice. Fraser and Girard wrote a song about the event called The Mighty Penny Blues and here are the links to the story and a video Global produced using the entire song


CD Launch a Beautiful Success 

Thank you to everyone who came out to see us at Hugh's Room, last Sunday, June 14. You were an amazing audience, and made our job easy.
Thank you to Beverly Kreller of SPEAK Music Publicity  for getting the word out, in Toronto and across Canada. The reviews are still coming in.
Thank you to Dennis Pendrith and Paul Mills for making the music soar. Thanks also to David Hines, Mark Whitcombe, and Glen Hornblast for the videos and to Hugh's Room for making the night so successful. The Hugh's Room staff took good care of us, and Anne Keillor at the soundboard made us sound fabulous.

Fraser & Girard Debut Album Reviewed                                                                                   

"...Thank goodness I'm now in a position to get advance copies of things! It seems that Allan Fraser has met a new kindred musical spirit in Marianne Girard and...this new duo has developed a voice of its own. Girard's husky contralto...blends well with Fraser's sometimes gravelly low tenor and I love it when their harmonies are reversed and he takes the high line... I know where I'll be on Sunday June 14  - at Hugh's Room for the launch of Fraser & Girard..."          
       - David Olds, DISCoveries Editor, The Whole Note magazine, summer 2015

Fraser & Girard Join Forces, Create Magic

Musicians Allan Fraser and Marianne Girard had been crossing paths for more than thirty years. One evening in August 2013, over tea, they met again under a Japanese maple tree on College Street in Toronto and the two well established and highly regarded Canadian singer/songwriters joined heads, hearts and their two lifetimes of music. 

"This new collaboration, Fraser & Girard, shows all the magic that can occur when two gifted singer/songwriters join forces. Both have great songs. Both have everything it takes to completely satisfy an audience on their own. Together, they offer an abundance of riches. The resulting musical chemistry unfolds in spontaneous and unpredictable ways, creating one moment after another of unexpected grace and joy." — David Hines, Toronto

With great pleasure, we present this exciting, new collaboration, Fraser & Girard.