Gig News

Saturday September 22, Tree Fest Ottawa, Brewer Pond. See for more details on this art and ecology event. Please come out to hear workshops, music and meeting!

CityFolk Sat and Sunday September 15, 16. Workshop presentations and a short performance with Fred Guignion on Saturday September 15 in Aberdeen Pavillion.

Saturday July 21 at Patty’s Pub (Bank St) 9 p.m.John Allaire’s Summer Songwriter Review, $ pass the hat.

Saturday May 12, 1:00-4:00 p.m. final of three Beginners’ Ukulele Workshops, Killaloe, ON. $ 30. Contact to register.

Tuesday May 1, ‘Performing Rise Above ‘ Songs of Protest Songs of Hope at Gil’s Hootenany May Day celebrations, 7:30 p.m. Clarke Hall, RA Centre
2451 Riverside Dr - OttawaFeature performer is Eve Goldberg. Tix $10, kids free.

Friday April 6, Killaloe House Concert, 7:30 p.m. Tickets in advance, location and more information contact:

“Friends’Coffeehouse”, Saturday April 14, 2018, 7:00 to 930, at Quaker meeting hall, 91A, Fourth Ave. 4th,Ottawa.

The feature entertainers are Christine Graves and Kate Weekes. They will take the stage for a 45 minute second set…on guitars and vocals.
The first set will include four acts.… Steve Palmer, Dawson Raymond, Brian Loyer , Each on guitar with vocals.… And Fiona Armstrong on cello accompanied by Tyler Carlson on guitar.

There will be a 20 minute intermission during which coffee and treats will be offered.

Doors will be open to the public at 6:30 with the show starting at 7:00.

Tickets will be sold at the door for a suggested donation of $12. Half the proceeds will go to charity, still to be determined.

Saturday April 7 and May 12 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. CONTINUING Beginners Ukulele Workshop in Killaloe ON $30 one session, $ 75 for all three. Contact:

Thursday January 4th, le Hibou in Wakefield, QC

Saturday January 26, Quinn’s with John Allaire, 3-5 p.m. in Ottawa, ON

Saturday March 3, 2018, Pressed Songwriters’ Night with Kate Weeks, Ottawa, ON. Tix in advance at Pressed 750 Gladstone or Compact Music $12/ $15 at the door.

Sunday March 11, The Hostel in Norris Point, NFLD. Contact me for details.

Opening for Jen Grant at The Festival of Small Halls in Balderson on Sunday September 17, 3 p.m. Featuring Frank van Oort on guitar

Christine attended JAMES HILL UKuLELE TEACHER TRAINING at Humber College in T.O. July 25, 26. She is presently working on her Level1 certification.

Saturday June 17, 2017 3:30-6:00 p.m, Ottawa.

Cost: $ 40. Accepting cash, cheque and e-transfers.
Location: 2275 Gladden Cres at the Ottawa Circus School (it is opening soon and is located near The Museum of Science and Tech)

It will be a two and one half hour vocal workshop using elements of Feldenkrais, improvisation with voice, and singing. There will be time to lay on the floor and explore the instrument (your body) to build awareness and find a natural, unforced voice. The space is unique with a mat covered floor. Bring a blanket and a few bath towels. 

If you have questions or physical requirements (like not being able to get to the floor and back up easily) please contact me by email with ‘Singing with the Whole Self’ in the subject line:

MAY 2017 MUSIC CONCERTS- May 1 & May 10 (Ottawa) & May 13, 2017 (Perth, ON)

I will perform my Songs of Protest, Songs of Hope Winning Entry “Rise Above” at Gil’s Hootenanny on Monday May 1 in celebration of May Day. The event was initiated in honour of Gil Levine who worked with CUPE and felt song was needed to revitalize Union work. We need to work together to make a better world!
Tickets $10 through or at the door. The concert features Moonfruit and is hosted by Karen Flanaghan McCarthy and Tony Turner.

May 10, 7:30-10 “crisscross” in concert at Music at All Saints. Double bill concert with Chris MacLean. Hosted by Russ Kelly. The tix price is $15 in advance and $20 +tax at the door. Visit the All Saints website for details.,-75.6774935,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0×0:0xef421c5cb85d1a2c!8m2!3d45.4272878!4d-75.6774935

May 13,, 8:00 p.m. double bill with Kate Weekes at Full Circle Theatre in Perth. Tickets available at Shadowbox online or phone purchase 1-800-518-2729. Advance tickets are $20 (+surcharge). I have a few in hand if you want to email me for pick up at the door. Great way to celebrate Mother’s Day or just hear some great new music. The show features Kate Weeks (with James Stephens) and I will be accompanied by local guitar hero Franc van Oort. Come support local artists and live music.

Saturday August 14th, 2010, Westport Music Festival in Westport ON. 2 pm at the Victorian Reflection outdoor stage….free! Check the web for other performer details including Ladies of the Canyon, Ruben DeGroot and others…..
Sunday August 1, 2010, Blue Skies Music Festival in Clarendon, ON. 1 pm workshop “Bluesy Folk and Folky Blues” at the Swamp Stage.
Saturday July 1, 2010 at Conlon Park in Perth. 6:40 pm Free as part of the Canada Day  Celebrations.
Friday March 27th, 8 pm, The Regent Theatre, opener for Murray Mcglaughlan. Tickets at Books on the Bay and Regent Box office…

Sunday January 4th, 2009, Wakefield Quebec, The Blacksheep Inn Lucky Songs! 4 pm

Fall 2008 BC Tour dates:
Sat Sept 27th, 8:30 pm, Galiano Island, Galiano Grand Central , 2470 Sturdies Bay Rd.
Sun Sept 28th, 8 pm, Duncan, Duncan Garage
Nelson House Concert (TBA)

Sunday January 4th, 2009 Lucky Songs, 4:20 pm, Wakefeild Quebec, The Blacksheep Inn

Songwriters’ Circle and Art Sale, National Arts Centre Fourth Stage, Saturday March 8th, 8 pm Featuring Jenny Whiteley, Jennifer Noxon, and Christine Graves, 5 Women and Some Art, plus special guest Artists. Tickets $25 available from the NAC box office, and Compact Music. Proceeds to aid the fight against Uranium Exploration in Eastern Ontario, see

Jazz at The Goodwood Oven, 40 Foster St. Perth ON (613 267 2888). Thursdays 6pm. Clay Young on piano. Standards from Duke Ellington to Cole Porter and Miles Davis. Enjoy live music and a drink or a fantastic meal from the new menu. New desserts from Sunflower Bake Shop.



BENEFIT AGAINST uranium mining in Eastern Ontario, Ottawa ON, MONDAY SEPT 10, 2007, 6pm,  Green Door Restaurant. Concert features Jennifer Noxon, Phil Lafreniere and Steve Patterson (People Project), a special Green Door Dinner (!), guest speaker presentations, and a silent auction. The tickets are $50 and all proceeds go to the fight against Uranium Mining and Exploration threatening Frontenac County west of Ottawa.

STEWART PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL, Perth On., JULY 20, 21 & 22 With her unique and understated take on jazz vocals, Graves’ forms a trio of acoustic swing featuring Joey Wright on guitars and Biron Brunelle on guitars and upright bass. Saturday Night at Goodwood Oven and Sunday afternoon Mainstage 2 pm.


Tuesday July 17, 11:00 am-4:00 pm ’Singing with the Whole Self’  in beautiful Brooke Valley, 10 minutes west of Perth. Visit Brooke Valley Summer School of the Arts and click on ‘Summer School of Creative Living’ for more information and to register.

Wednesday and Thursday July 18-19, 10:30 am-3:00 pm ’The Art and Science of Songwriting’  in beautiful Brooke Valley, 10 minutes west of Perth. Visit Brooke Valley Summer School of the Arts and click on ‘Summer School of Creative Living’ for more information and to register.

Thursday May 24th, Factory Grind, 1 Sherbrooke E., Perth ON, 7:30 pm, $10 . (Call to reserve seating 613 264 5555). Full band with Malaika back-up singers and Fred Guignion on guitars. Hear songs from ‘wreckless daughter’ and a few select covers.

Saturday March 3rd 8pm, NAC Fourth Stage, Ottawa . Advance tickets available through Ticketmaster, NAC Box Office and Compact Music in the Glebe


Sunday December 3, 4 pm The Black Sheep Inn, Wakefeild Quebec, $15/$12 in advance at Compact Music, Ottawa Folklore Centre and The Blacksheep Inn. See the show in the beautiful Gatineau Hills. Children under 12 free. Full band featuring Dave Draves on Piano.

Saturday November 25th, Mt Tabor Playhouse, Milford ON, $15/12 in Advance at Books on the Bay. Appearing as a trio with special guest Biron Brunelle on upright bass. 

Friday November 10th, Maberly Hall, 8 pm $20/$16 Don’t miss this double bill CD release with Jenny Whiteley for her third CD ‘Dear’.

Elphin Fest, Elphin, Ontario July 22, 2006 with luther wright, david francey, joey wright, dan and jenny whiteley

Recording ‘wreckless daughter’ at Little Bullhorn Studios, Ottawa, April-August

Vancouver Island Tour opening for Ian Tamblyn, March 10-15

Christine was in Mexico playing and busking january-march

 christine was mostly on hiatus from 2002-2005 to study


  • Blue Skies Music Festival, Clarendon
  • Shelbourne Yact Club, Shelbourne, NS
  • The Harvest Festival, Waupoos
  • Mt Tabor Playhouse, Milford
  • Rasputin’s, Ottawa
  • The Regent Theatre, Picton
  • Brampton Folk Festival, Brampton, (with Malaika)


  • Blue Skies Music Festival, Clarendon
  • The Waring House, Picton
  • The Regent Theatre, Picton
  • The County Cider Company, Waupoos


  • NAC Fourth Stage, October 14, Ottawa, Ontario
  • NAC Fourth Stage, March 3, Ottawa, Ontario
  • dates with Malaika to release ‘A Malaika Christmas’


  • dates with Malaika to release ‘to paradise’

SUMMER tour 2002

  • Calgary Folk Festival, July 22-24
  • Filberg Arts and Music Festival, Comox BC August 1-3


  • SING OUT!, Nashville Tennessee, May 12,  conference showcase with Malaika


  • 23 DATES, Sept 14 - Oct 16, cross Canada tour (trio to Calgary, duo in BC)
  • OCFF Showcase Oct 20, Toronto, Ontario
  • Gordon Best Theatre, March 14, Peterborough, Ontario
  • Baby Grand Theatre, March 2, Kingston, Ontario
  • NAC Fourth Stage, February 14, Ottawa Ontario


  • 21 DATES in Ontario
  • Recording  ‘stray‘ at home and in Fred Guignion’s basement, March-November


  • Eastern Canada, September-October, 14 DATES, in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick to support CD ‘Facing Me’
  • CKCU Ottawa Folk Festival Mainstage
  • Peterborough Folk Festival
  • Vancouver Island, March, 14 DATES, tour with Ian Tamblyn


  • Alberta & BC, September-October, 21 DATES (travelling by greyhound), ‘Facing Me’ CD Release Tour
  • Eastern Canada CD Release concerts, Toronto, Peterborough, Kingston, Ottawa, Perth
  • Recording ‘Facing Me’ at Sound of One Hand, Ottawa

…trying to remember…not accessible from my old sites…i will be updating this page and posting old tour details soon…..




  • Rasputins, November 14, CD Release Concert
  • Recording ‘piece by piece’ with Ian Lefeuvre, May-July (started this whole thing!)