Our 15th Anniversary Year

January 16, 2013

Hard to believe its been 15 years since Beyond the Pale began. Back in 1998 we could not have predicted our own longevity or any number of the incredible highlights we’ve had thusfar: playing for 10,000+ at the Concert on Szeroka street in Krakow, Poland; joining Theodore Bikel and a star-studded cast on stage at NY’s famed Carnegie Hall; guesting as soloists with the National Arts Orchestra, and various other symphonies; playing festivals, clubs and theatres across across Canada and the US; incredible tours to Australia, Brazil and Europe; winning 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards, among other honours; and the list goes on. As our anniversary year dawns, we’re looking ahead to an exciting year of ramped-up activity, including a new CD release. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned for much more great music to come!


Beyond the Pale makes its debut tour to Australia this month, with shows in Sydney (Mar 31), Castlemaine (Apr 2&3), Melbourne (Apr 7) and Apollo Bay (Apr 8&9). The band will also return to the Bay area on the way to Australia, with shows in Berkeley (Mar 26) and San Francisco (Mar 27). See the upcoming shows page for all details.




November 23, 2010

Beyond the Pale’s CD “Postcards” has won two Canadian Folk Music awards, for Instrumental Ensemble of the Year and Pushing the Boundaries.  The band attended the gala awards show in Winnipeg this past weekend and performed in the CFMA nominee showcase the night before the awards. These are the group’s second and third CFMA wins, [...]

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4 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominations!

October 7, 2010

Beyond the Pale’s CD “Postcards” leads the pack with 4 nominations from the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards, including Ensemble of the Year, Best World Music Ensemble, Best Instrumental Group, and “Pushing the Boundaries,” which recognizes innovation. BTP’s previous CD “Consensus” was the 2005 CFMA winner for Best Instrumental Group. Click here to read the [...]

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“Beyond Mozart” at Harbourfront Aug 8

August 5, 2010

Sunday August 8, 2010, 5:30pm – FREE
Sirius Stage, Harbourfront Centre,235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Beyond the Pale performs as the closing act of Harbourfront Centre’s “What is Classical” Festival. The concert will feature the group’s complete program of reinterpretations of music by Mozart, originally commissioned by CBC Radio Two in 2006 to commemorate the great composer’s [...]

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BTP to Perform with Toronto Children’s Chorus

May 22, 2010

On June 5, 2010, Beyond the Pale will be performing as special guests with the Toronto Children’s Chorus at Koerner Hall. The concert, entitled “Around the World in 80 Minutes,” will feature a short set by BTP, as well as the premiere of a new commissioned work by Martin van de Ven entitled “Being [...]

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May 1, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that our latest CD release “Postcards” has been voted “Best CD of 2009″ in the Multi-Genre category of the Indie Acoustic Project, an esteemed American acoustic music competition whose past winners include such innovators as David Grisman, Mike Marshall and Chris Thile.

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March 1, 2010

BTP returns this month to Europe, performing on March 11 at one of the world’s most prestigious Klezmer Festivals, in Fuerth, Germany, followed by a concert at the 11th International Akkordeon Festival in Vienna, Austria. The latter show will be available for live online streaming, as it happens, from Emap.fm, live internet radio.

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February 1, 2010

We’re thrilled to be heading back to California for our first shows there since 2006. We’ll be playing at the beautiful Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles (Feb 4) and returning to our old haunt at Dizzy’s Jazz Club in San Diego (Feb 6), followed by our debut performances in the San Francisco Bay area [...]

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Northeast Tour Dec 10-14

December 2, 2009

BTP hits the road this week with a few more CD release shows for “Postcards,” in Montreal and Ottawa, followed by our first-ever shows in Boston and two more shows in New York City. Check the Upcoming Shows page for all details.

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