Danielle Allard’s already broken into the telephone hold music market, but she’s really got her eyes set on the elevator music racket (pun not intended.)
Or so she joked, in a reference to city hall’s local hold music efforts, as the Ottawa musician wrapped up her 3 p.m. performance on Saturday at the City Stage during day four of Cityfolk 2017.
The Great Lawn of Lansdowne Park simmered in the September heat as temperatures climbed to a high of 27 degrees by 2 p.m., hot enough to cause Allard to acknowledge her black dress was perhaps not a wise choice of attire.
Concertgoers also gathered inside the Aberdeen Pavilion Saturday for a full slate of performers, including Common Deer, an orchestral indie band from Toronto.
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Danielle Allard while near the end of her performance on the City Stage[/caption]
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Allard’s final song was _ Little Demons _ , which is played on the city’s telephone hold music, she told the audience.[/caption]
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Allard’s music includes elements of jazz, pop, folk and blues. Her new EP, Passing Notes, is set for release this fall.[/caption]
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Sheila Hart of Common Deer plays the keyboard and sings during a 4:30 p.m. performance inside the Aberdeen Pavilion.[/caption]
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Graham McLaughlin plays a violin during Common Deer’s performance.[/caption]