The Lyon Street Celtic Band
is a dynamic group of musicians.
They play fiddles, bodhran, accordion, spoons,
dancing marionettes, mandolin, and guitar.
Lyon Street's repertoire includes traditional
Breton, French, Christmas/Celtic, Old-Time tunes
We perform at art centers, ceilighs,
galas, hotels, hospitals, pubs, receptions,
birthdays, churches, and weddings.
We specialize in private house parties.
Lyon Street has performed at
and the Irish Embassy.
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Everyone told us it was the
best party we ever had.
Thanks in great part to you! Thank you so much –
we’ve never had dancing
National Arts Centre
Opera Lyra Reception
Many thanks to you and your equally talented and lovely colleagues.
Your music was wonderful and you added a great deal to the evening.
Hope that you enjoyed it as well.
Regards and again, our tremendous appreciation
Paula and the clan at Reach
Reach Lawyers Comedy Night
You guys were great.
Your music was appreciated by a
diverse group of people.
And the sailor shirts were a nice touch to the evening.
Planificatrice de programmes
canadien de la guerre
Photo by Diane Grummisch
Lois Siegel and Her Scottish Dancing Marionettes
Move to "Scotland the Brave."
I just wanted to thank all of you for performing this
at the Heritage Power and Country Festival.
was an awesome beginning.
The first to take the stage, The Lyon Street Celtic Band,
brought the sunshine, their smiles, humour,
and great Celtic tunes with
Heritage Power and Country
Thank you for your
Your band was outstanding!! Great sound.
I had a lot of compliments about the music
and hope you get more gigs from last night.
Fund Development Director
Irish Embassy Residence
Appetites for Advocacy Fundraiser
What a FABULOUS evening! LOVED every minute
music fabulous especially the Newfie songs
and those Irish ones. People so friendly.
You have a great group there,
and the ambiance was excellent.
Joan Forbes, Board of Directors
Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra
Casey's Grill Bar
St. Patrick's Day
I would like to thank
you once again for such a fabulous
concert at Casey's,
Two of my very long time friends came to join me at
the restaurant where you and your band were playing
and I must say, it made me wish to return
to the soft green hills of
Your music was totally outstanding
with the traditional songs one would expect to hear
in Ottawa on St-Patrick’s day and so well played.
It was a honor to listening to you all.
Thank you for such a beautiful evening
filled with such warm atmosphere.
MS. LAURENCE SCHALLER
SALES MANAGER, GOVERNMENT
A huge thank you to The Lyon Street
for your amazing performance greeting everyone
who came to the Broken Earth Spring Gala "Broken
Managing Vice President
The band was great, and everyone did enjoy it very
Thank you so much for a great evening.
The Sons of
Big thanks to you and your bandmates for
helping make our event so successful!
You did a wonderful job entertaining the crowd
and we heard from so many people about
how much they enjoyed the music.
Senior Director of Operations and Communications
Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa
good things to say about your music
and said they would come back to hear you
Keep on playing!!!
St. Andrews United Church
The band was outstanding.
It was clear that the audience was
really enjoying the music,
and I could tell the band were enjoying themselves
and that means a great deal to me.
Sleeping Dog Theatre
National Arts Centre 4th Stage Performance
"Ireland Bound" Fundraiser
I've already let Alain (National Capital
know how much fun you were...
bilingual and cute!
Not to forget the LYON St. Band!
MacKenzie King Estate
You guys were fantastic at the game,
we had a lot of great reviews about the band
from our fans and from our
You guys really created a great atmosphere
during the pre-game
Ottawa 67's Hockey Club
by John Perrins
You guys are fabulous! Really
We will certainly book you again.
Park Place Retirement Residence
wanted to thank you again for last night!!!!
What a wonderful evening of musical entertainment!!
I have heard nothing but rave reviews from many of our residents
Many asking when we will have you back.
We would love to have you back again.
Recreation Therapist, Veteran Units
Veterans' Health Centre
...a very polished group, a harmonious experience
like your sound... (Clean,
cohesive, effectively Celtic)
War, West Virginia
To: Anne Troise
Director of Development
Ottawa Chamber Music Society
Our house concert, with the Lyon
Street Celtic Band
was a great success!
The music was delightful; the audience was enthusiastic
turn-out was excellent.
Audience members were given an opportunity to donate
Concert Hall Fund,
and a total of $215 was collected.
The concert was an item for
Paul was the successful bidder
during the OCMS On-Line Auction. We were delighted
results,and happy to be able to
further support the concert hall
©Photo by Thad McCarthy
I want to thank you and the members of
The Lyon Street Celtic
for performing at the 2006 Ottawa Race Weekend.
Once again the participants and spectators really appreciated
the talent and enthusiasm you provided during the
This year Ottawa Race Weekend attracted nearly 30,000 runners
and again raised
more than $500,000 for the Ottawa Hospital.
Please join us again
National Capital Marathon
Thank you so much for your music and enthusiasm.
It was such a great location too. I was getting
and was looking forward to seeing your band.
Lucie and I were thrilled to see you,
and it definitely gave us a boost of energy.
The music helps the Km's tick by a little faster.
It was a great run; it felt so nice to be a part of it.
National Capital Marathon Contestant
Lois Siegel Plays the Spoons
I have to say that the music and entertainment
along the course
I LOVED the Celtic band right at the beginning
and the belly dancers sure made an impact -
I know I felt a
little less chilly after seeing what
they were wearing!
minute I imagined I was in a warmer climate.
Thank you to you and your colleagues for making
my first ½ a
very enjoyable (if that's possible) experience,
and for Rob
who's last marathon was in 1994,
it rekindled his love of the
event. Volunteers were amazing
and the vibe was brilliant.
National Capital Marathon Contestant
wanted to tell you how much Roslyn and I thoroughly enjoyed the
music of the
Lyon Street Celtic Band recently.
Not only was the music
captivating, but it was easy
to get into as we found ourselves clapping, tapping and moving
along with the band...
and we were still sitting!
We found the personalities of the
group warm and inviting, and you
made us feel very comfortable to sing along - as best we could.
We look forward to
bringing our friends to your next appearance
and have them
experience your special
brand of music and entertainment. “ Thanks for the memories.”
so much for the great entertainment you provided
for our Christmas Party.
Everyone enjoyed the music and had a great time!
Director of Recreation
Edinburgh Retirement Residence
Photo by Lois Siegel
Jack Surch, Dan Perkins, Marie Deziel,
"Too much of a good thing is...absolutely wonderful."
Great music last night from you and your fellow musicians.
Fine array of varied talents well worth the drive across town
to hear, to enjoy.
We were also delighted by the stylings.
I did say, "I never
"McNamara's Band" before;
last night I did.
And "Jambalaya," joyous.
We look forward to hearing the band again.
St. Patrick's Day
Our family (my mom who is
now a resident of Portobello
our son and his family visiting from Whitehorse)
were also there in the evening for your gig,
and we enjoyed
Our grand kids were dancing to your lively tunes.
I would just like to thank you and the
for making our event so fantastic!
You guys did such a great job and our guests
minute of it!
We managed to beat our goal in fundraising with $5750!
Hope to work with you again in the future,
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Elmer from West Virginia
you very much to you and your group for a great
afternoon of music. We had great comments on your
People really enjoyed themselves.
Les Résidences de la Gappe
Thanks so much for the terrific music. It was a
was PERFECT for this event. Well done!
Joanne Griffin, Chair,
Homecoming Weekend Committee
Navan's 150th Anniversary
Thank you for a fun
evening Friday night at the Orleans Legion.
It brought back so many beautiful memories of fun times
with my grandmother.
You all seemed to be having so much fun.
It's great to see and hear performers who smile,
chat, and interact with their audience.
I very much enjoyed myself.
My husband is more into jazz, but he enjoyed himself
You guys were amazing and such
a breeze to work with.
I'm very glad you enjoyed yourself; we couldn't have
done it without you. I look forward to any event opportunities
with your band in the future.
We all thank you very much
for a successful evening,
Meldrum, Event Coordinator
Shamrock Shenanigans Team
Event Management program
Fundraiser for the
Children's Wish Foundation
Thank you, Lois,
for performing for us with your band.
Thank you for your support. Our members and guests
enjoyed very much your music, costumes and toys.
Ulle Baum, President
Canadian Federation of University Women
"Diplomat Hospitality Group"
Your band was awesome
Everyone had a great time.
The step dancers were a very special treat.
St. Patrick's Day
Who supplied the step-dancers?
They just sort of
magically appeared out of nowhere…
it was a nice touch... like a Flashdance :)
St. Patrick's Day
James G. MacLaren
Betty and I heard a
terrific Celtic band last night at a fundraiser
the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association,
Lyon Street Celtic Band.
Scottish, Canadian French, Breton, and American
real toe tappers, all
You were amazing Lois!
Thank you for making our
a tremendous success!
Looking forward to working with you for future
and Volunteer Coordinator
Symphony Senior Living
Your Celtic Band sounded great at
Robert Tracy, Piper
Royal Canadian Air Force (ret'd)
Thank you and your band!
Everything was fabulous, the music made the night.
I have gotten so many emails, and everyone
thoroughly enjoyed the night, thanks to ye all.
Last evening, the lot of us
tippled with a drop o’
the wee creature all the while enjoying the lively
stylings of the Lyon Street Celtic Band. Very refreshing takes on the
Irish standards, too. Great way to celebrate Paddy’s
great way to say thanks to NACO Friends’ ace photographer,
Lois Siegel, and her fellow musicians.
Best of all, it’s nice to support one’s friends,
but it’s nicer to support friends with versatile talent.
The Saint himself is some pleased.
Thank you to the delegation of NACO Friends
and ‘friends' of NACO Friends who showed up at Casey’s
for amicable banter, a pint or a drop o’ Writer’s
and melancholy tunes. We are grateful to Casey’s
who looked after us so well.
Fillip of the evening was the Irish step dancin’.
They played here in the summer of
2015 to high acclaim.
This group brings Celtic joy to all their music
is fun to watch
and participate with.
Tweedsmuir on the Park, a Private Adult Community
Thanks so much for
coming in Sunday.
I have heard nothing but positive feedback!
band was fantastic. Really made the night.
I had lots of comments from people saying they
I am happy that I had amazing entertainment and for
this I thank you
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Thanks so much for coming and
Everyone really enjoyed the band!
Bridlewood Trails Retirement Community
What a FABULOUS
LOVED every minute - music fabulous
especially the Newfie songs and those Irish ones.
People so friendly.
You have a great group there,
and the ambiance was
Thanks so much Lois!
The event was a huge success
thanks in no small part to the Lyon Street Celtic Band!
David G. Barnes MD
What a treat for
us today at Cite Parkway. I heard lots of
very favourable feedback. The residents want you
My Mom said to tell you that she really enjoyed
your concert today. Ya all come back now - d'hear?
Thank you so much for coming. It was a great night.
• Business Manager
Nepean Sailing Club
East Coast Kitchen Party
Thank you! The residents
had a terrific time
and loved the band. They want me to book you back in!
Ravines Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence
" Ah me Duckie".....sure it was your
lovely musical group
that made the 90th birthday party
a great event. Many thanks to you.
Dad took your Lyon Street card. Wants bragging
As we were packing up to leave
and moving around the residence, there were many
delightful comments about the music. And the
Ontario Newfoundlanders were impressed.
Good luck with your future performances. All the
Ann Chafe, Newfoundland
© Animated Photos by
Street Performing at Liam Maguire's
Alexander Keith's Birthday
Street Performing at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum