New album in the works

August 13, 2015

With the support of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council we are now moving forward on the long-awaited follow-up to our last award-winning CD release “Postcards” (2009). We have nearly half the material recorded at this point, and will be working through the fall and winter to complete the recording, targeting next spring or summer for the release. Stay tuned. In the meantime, check us out a couple times this month, playing at the Markham Jazz Festival on August 16, and as part of a concert tribute to our friend and collaborator, the late Theodore Bikel on August 25.


Now on Facebook

June 19, 2014

Yes, we’re a little behind the times, but we are indeed on Facebook now! Please check out and “like” our fan page here in order to keep up with the latest band info. Things have been a bit quieter for us the last 3-4 years, with each of the members of the group involved in a variety of musical projects, and a couple of us preoccupied by young children in our lives. Watch for ramped up activities next year, including a new CD. In the meantime, you can catch us at Harbourfront Centre next weekend in celebration of their 40th anniversary.


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 [...]

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March 11, 2011

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 [...]

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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, live internet radio.

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