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2022 Odaabaanag Performance Saturday  3 pm and 7 pm at the LabO studio ArtsCourt

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This year Elizabeth Riley Band will be the Gil’s Hootenanny Band preforming at the RA Center in Ottawa on May 1st.

Elizabeth Riley Band played at the Log Driver Cafe with Sally Robinson on deck with accordian, flute alongside.  It was an extraordinary evening of music and friends.

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We released our first EP, “Felt Through The Bone”  You can purchase the album
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me a message.  Artwork cover:  Carmel A. Whittle
Elizabeth Riley Band


The summer was an amazing time started it off with Penny and David’s Summer Garden Party and then off to the “Rock” NL to do some artwork and be inspired by the ocean, the land and the people.  We arrived in Ottawa on Monday and were busy getting ready for our Unifor 2016 convention, we had three sessions with the Unifor members and it was an honour to play for the convention.  There were over 2000 members in attendance over the week of August 21 – 25.  We had quite a few new songs to learn and vacation or not we skyped our practice or used the cell phone with archaic speakers to work through our tunes.  Here are some of the pics and video of our rehearsals enjoy!




Past Performances:  Phil Ochs/Gils Hootenany/ In Harmony 25th Anniversary/


Carmel is a singer, songwriter and musician with the Elizabeth Riley Band

Carmel Whittle, drums, harmonica, guitar, vocals Elizabeth Riley Band

2015 new EP release album, Felt Through The Bone

Ottawa-based Elizabeth Riley Band has a raw, contagious sound, with original songs and interpretations inspired by bluegrass harmonies, folk classics, and alt and traditional country music.


In our younger days

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