Great Lake Swimmers have a number of concert dates coming up in September. Dunedin Literary Festival, in Dunedin, Ontario on September 9th will feature music inspired by the work of Canadian novelist Nino Ricci as well as a reading from Nino’s recent work and a Q & A with the band and author about their respective writing processes. For more details and ticket information visit:

The band will also be playing several dates for the Festival of Small Halls in the Ottawa area, specifically;
Sept 14 – Elgin, ON @ Chaffey’s Lock Community Hall
Sept 15 – Almonte, ON @ Almonte Old Town Hall
Sept 17 – Tamworth, ON @ Tamworth Legion
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We’re also over the moon to be headlining the Sandbanks Music Festival on September 16th in Prince Edward County along the shores of Lake Ontario, with Lowest of the Low, the Inbreds, By Divine Right and many others. This one is going to be special! Advance ticket and camping information here:

We’re also happy to announce that we’ve begun work on a new full length album, with tracks recently recorded at Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church in London, Ontario. The decommissioned church is now being managed by our friends at the Aeolian Hall and hosts London’s El Sistema music program. There are plans to develop its use as a performance space and we were thrilled to be able to catch some of its unbelievable natural acoustics and general good feel. The Swimmers will be performing at a charity gala to raise funds for this endeavor on November 11th at the Aeolian Hall. Advance tickets and more details here:

Tony is currently part of the Canada C3 Expedition which is navigating Canada’s three coast lines and exploring themes of diversity, reconciliation, environment and youth with stops in communities along the way, and in light of Canada’s 150th birthday. Canada is much older than 150 years! He is a musician in residence on Leg 7, which sails from Iqaluit to Qikiqtarjuaq in Canada’s arctic, Nunavut Territory. Follow the trip on the Great Lake Swimmers’ Twitter and Instagram, or at the Canada C3 Facebook page and website:

The Thesis Project brings together musicians from somewhat disparate worlds and Tony was thrilled to be asked to collaborate with the duo Kinbrae from Scotland. There are four new tracks that they worked on together and which will be released as a limited edition 10″ vinyl record. Subscriptions are also available for this amazing, ongoing series. Released on 10″ vinyl only and limited to an edition of 300. Each album comes with an original cover by Gregory Euclide with a handmade sleeve and jacket. Order information here: and you can check out song samples hear: