News Archive

November 24, 2008

November 26, 2008: the KAEJA LOUNGE annual and always mesmerizing fundraiser/caberet presented by Kaeja d'Dance, Toronto.

The Bonnie McCallum Environment Award was presented to Sue, July 7/08 in Guelph in recognition of exceptional commitment to the community through the environment.

SpeedRiver Sue Smith
Sue, with Don McCallum and Erin Harkins

to read more: or view the Press section to read the Guelph Mercury Editorial

World Premiere, "Wedding Threads" choreographed by Karen Kaeja
original score by Sue Smith

Premiered August 2008.

 wedding threads


Harri Palm releases his solo CD - "Pope of the Woods" March 18 at the E-Bar, Guelph, accompanied by the Solo Pilots - Jeff Bird, Randall Coryell, John Charleton, Molly Kurvink, Stu Peterson and Sue Smith.

On August 27 Sue Smith Played at The Carlton. See Calendar for details. 

Sue toured in Nova Scotia/New Brunswick this August on a double bill with Teresa Ennis - supported by Jeff Bird and Joel Hunt.
Watch the calendar for show dates.

Check out the new photo gallery from the Season Singers show, "A Little Bit of Thunder" - a new children's musical, written by Sue Smith, Barb Bryce and Augusta Supple, with music my Sue Smith, lyrics by Sue Smith, Jeff Bird, Barb Bryce and Gwen Swick.

Sue will perform a duo show with Jeff Bird on April 19 at RIVERVIEW in Guelph; an intimate evening of song and music.

The Season Singers premieres "A LITTLE BIT OF THUNDER", a new children's musical, on Sunday February 10, Trinity United Church, Guelph 3:30 and 7:00 pm.

Written by Sue Smith, Barb Bryce and Augusta Supple
Music written by Sue Smith
Lyrics by Sue Smith, Barb Bryce, Jeff Bird and Gwen Swick

The Season Singers is a theatrical choir for children, guided by Artistic Director Sue Smith and Designer/Artist Barbara Jean Bryce. This show marks the twentieth session of Season Singers and hails the start of a new era: "A LITTLE BIT OF THUNDER" is the first Season Singers production to include all new, original music written by Sue Smith, Gwen Swick, Barb Bryce and Jeff Bird. Titles include, "A Little Bit of Thunder (Really Makes My Day", "Corn, Peas, Carrots and Potatoes", "She Grants Wishes", "This is the Work of Thor", and more!

Meet the farmers of Left Field who sing and dance to make their plants grow. Meet Thor, renowned God of Thunder and his big sister, Mor, who bullies her little brother into causing terrible problems for Left Field . Not even the revered Fairy Godmother can help solve the torment. Only a mysterious visitor, with an unpronouncable name, wished into existence, has the answer. And it has something to do with a hammer named Mjolnir, a goat named Atlas and two engineers from th¹üwÐê e StarMaker Laboratory named Dante and Rossetti.

A short sing-song will follow the afternoon performance
Light refreshments will be served after the evening performance


ABOUT Guelph City Park Trees

Thanks to all who signed the petition expressing concern about excessive pruning of Guelph's park trees. The city has agreed to cease trimming of all conifers within city parks pending the development and adoption of a tree maintenance policy - required lots of public input. This is good news. To read the petition click here .


August 11/12/16

CBC Radio's Vinyl Cafe program which featured Shine, will air again August 11/12/16.

The program airs nationally on Saturdays at 10 AM (CBC Radio 2), Sundays at noon (CBC Radio 1), and Thursdays at 11 PM (CBC Radio 1).

The Village Idiots present
“Home Is Where The Heart Is”
Sat. Nov. 17 8:30 pm
featuringTrudy Artman, Jeff Bird, Kevin Breit, Randall Coryell, Tony Mcmanus, Howie Southwood, Sue Smith, Gwen Swick and more....


village idiots poster

The Folk Behind the Music
Hosted by Tiny Bill Cody,
featuring Lori Yates, Rob Lamothe, and Sue Smith
Friday July 27
7pm - 9pm, $5 AGH Members/ $6 Non-Members
Outdoor concert: AGH Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden
In case of rain: AGH Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion

Virtually every songwriter and musician can claim some kind of roots or folk tradition lying underneath the music they make, regardless how modern they may sound. Local songwriter and yodeler Tiny Bill Cody has invited a team of established musicians to share some of the songs that influenced them, and to demonstrate how they have maintained or adapted folk traditions within their current musical practices.


Sue Smith


Check out my new myspace site:

In concert with Jeff Bird and Special Guest Anne Bourne
Friday June 1st 8 pm
St. Andrew-By-The-Lake Church
Toronto Island

Check out the new galleries.

I’M SO is now available on i-tunes.

Sue will be a guest performer with "Finger" at Waterloo's Open Ears Music Festival
Sunday April 29 3 pm
King St. Theatre

Sue in concert:
Rasputin's Folk Cafe
Sat. Sept. 22 8 pm
(613) 230-5102

Sue will join Fides Krucker, Kathleen Rea, Edgardo Moreno, Nova Bhattarcharys ,
the Allen and Karen Kaeja duet and many more
to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Kaeja d'Dance;
including a Grand Silent Auction, Live Performance , Music and Revelry.
Thursday, November 16 7:30 pm at Whipper Snapper Gallery, 587A College St. W., Toronto.
Call 416-516-6030 for more info or go to Kaeja d'Dance

Toronto CD Release Concert:
Friday September 29, 8 pm at the Drake Hotel.
Tickets now on sale at MapleMusic (until midnight September 28th)
Click here for more info...

Hear Sue interviewed by Rachel Cave Bauer on SUMMERSHIFT, CBC New Brunswick Monday August 14 between 4-6 pm AST.

Sue will be touring from Ontario to Nova Scotia in late August in the company of multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Bird in support of "I'm So" including dates in Ontario, Quebec, Rothesday, NB, Canning and Halifax, NS. See Calendar for details.

"I'm So" is now available at SOUNDSCAPES in Toronto - 572 College St. See Retail Outlets for more info.

Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe, CBC radio, play "Shine" after a most moving story written by Angus Campbell of Fort McMurray, AB.

Sue plays the Lah Lah Lounge, Guelph's first webcast variety show on Sunday July 23, at Manhattan's in Guelph. Visit: Sue Smith plays "Sounds Like Thunder" and Sue Smith @ Lah Lah Lounge 2

Sue's Iceberg Photo Cards are now available at These cards include Sue's favourite photos taken while visiting the world's most productive iceberg calving fiord at Illulisat, Greenland, summer solstice 2000. All photos were taken by Sue after midnight from aboard a small, double-hulled boat that looked like an elf's shoe and cruised warily about the fiord.