Gathering Sparks

Take Note! Music House, address given upon reservation, Barrie, ON

The Take Note! Music House presents FMO “Songs from the Heart” winners and CFMA “Vocal Group of the Year” nominees Gathering Sparks for their “All That’s Real” album release concert. This will be a Sunday matinee on November 17 at 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:30). Requested donation is $20, with all proceeds going directly to the artists. You may reserve your seat by emailing The address is given upon reservation – downtown Barrie, near the courthouse.

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“Phenomenal songs binding the individual skills of its members together as one with rich, honeyed harmonies.” [Eric G. Thom, Penguin Eggs Magazine]

You will come to listen, and walk away singing. Gathering Sparks is the graceful collision of Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis— musical friends who blend tight harmonies, finely crafted songs, and a love of participatory singing to create an intimate and uplifting experience. Their inclusive approach embraces folk, pop, blues, and gospel influences tastefully played on acoustic guitar, piano, accordion, and ukulele.

With their infectious mix of styles and compelling vocal blend, Gathering Sparks has quickly become an audience favourite. Their debut CD was nominated for a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, and they have since toured across Canada and the US. Their song "Bringing in the Light" won the 2019 Folk Music Ontario "Songs From the Heart" award, Singer-Songwriter category. Their new album "All That's Real” (Borealis Records) blends finely crafted songs, transcendent vocals, stellar musicianship (on guitar, keyboard, ukulele, and accordion) with compelling stories to create a potent balm for troubled times. In times that cry out for love over hate, "All That's Real" delivers.

Writing together for the first time, band members Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis combined their love of word play, strong melodies, and harmony singing to create eleven new songs (plus one cover of a Pete Townshend classic) that will take you on a journey from hopeful, to thoughtful, to joyful— and back again.

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"Plumbing the depths of gospel, folk, and singer-songwriter traditions with talent and grace makes Gathering Sparks one of the most entertaining [acts] our audience has seen.” [Bob LeDrew, BobCat House Concerts]