A home-based concert series is coming back to Flin Flon next week.
The 2023-24 edition of the Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous concert series will begin with a show next week at a Flin Flon home. The series features artists travelling to small towns across Canada to perform intimate concerts in people’s homes for both their inhabitants and paying customers.
In Flin Flon, the series’ first show will take place Oct. 24 and will feature Winnipeg musician Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner and songwriter and visual artist James Culleton. Peloquin-Hopfner, a classically trained pianist and multi-instrumentalist originally from Ste. Rose-du-Lac, is a member of the band Red Moon Road, who performed in Flin Flon at Johnny’s Social Club in the past.
Culleton, also a Winnipeg-based artist, is an award-winning multimedia artist, songwriter and designer by trade - in Flin Flon, he will be showing “crankies”, an art form showing moving art on hand-cranked spindles to go along with the music. Crankies have been exhibited in Flin Flon in the past, including last year during Irish musician Cathy Jordan’s performance at the R.H. Channing Auditorium.
The show will take place at the Spencers’ house - the home belonging to Reminder arts columnist Elly and Pineroot Mural Festival chair Tim - with the music starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are limited to just 40, will cost $25 apiece and every dime will go directly to the artists. Attendees are able to bring food, drink or snacks for the show.
The next show will feature two-time Juno Award-winning songwriter Old Man Luedecke, also including crankies and also at the Spencers’ home, on Nov. 22.
Other shows will be announced later this year and into 2024. More information can be found at homeroutes.ca.