Win tickets to the Toronto Violin Summit

The Toronto Violin Summit will celebrate strings as part of the Kingston Road Village Concert Series on Sunday, March 6. Multiple genres and styles of playing will be heard at the concert, including jazz, Celtic and Norwegian Hardanger. Four of the city’s most talented and diverse players will perform with special guests. Drew Jurecka plays […]

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Sultans of String, led by local fiddler Chris McKhool, are back with another album of music inspired from around the globe. Subcontinental Drift is something new for the group, however. The album was written in collaboration with sitar master Anwar Khurshid, who performed with the group last year at a concert at Kingston Road United […]

JUNO nominees get students on their feet

From “Do-Re-Mi” to “Sa-Ri-Ga,” students at the Kimberley/Beaches Alternative school heard a world of music this week thanks to the Sultans of String. With a guitar, a sitar, and a six-string violin, the Sultans picked through a mix of music traditions, including bosa nova, blues and eighties rock. Besides a show, the plucky trio gave […]

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The renowned Sultans of String will be joined by acclaimed sitar master Anwar Khurshid for the first instalment of the newly-branded Kingston Road Village Concert Series. The Sultans are led by Beach resident Chris McKhool, whose mixed background informs the band’s penchant for mixing Middle Eastern, Gaelic and other musical heritages in the band’s melting […]

Win tickets to see Sultans of String

The Sultans of String will be playing close to home for band leader Chris McKhool, with a special show scheduled for May 4 as part of the newly-named Kingston Road Village Concert Series. The show is partially a fundraiser for the venue, Kingston Road United Church, which needs funds to upgrade accessibility. There are also […]

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The fifth annual Music For MS is taking place at the Balmy Beach Club, at the foot of Beech Avenue, on Thursday, Nov. 21, as a benefit for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Hitting the stage between 7 and 11 p.m. will be a slew of local talent, including Sugar Rush, Frankie Dee, Daniel […]

Sultans of String get symphonic

The Sultans of String, led by Beach violinist Chris McKhool, have just released their fourth album, the sweeping and dramatic Symphony! While the disc was intended to be their third, arranging for a full orchestra to play with the long-time local favourites turned out to take some time. So much time, in fact, that the […]