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The best pub in the region, with some of the most talented performers to enjoy!
Guest performers include many exceptional local and nationally acclaimed performers, covering a wide array genres, from folk to blues, and everything in between.
Join us for these upcoming performances in The Barley Room Pub, where the wings are outrageously good, the beer is cold, and the tunes are smokin' hot!
Desiree Dorion Duo Live in The Barley Room Pub
Desiree Dorion Duo Live in The Barley Room Pub!
Desiree Dorion grew up a mile and a half from the grounds of Dauphin Country Fest, one of the biggest outdoor music festivals in Canada. As a little girl she would ride her bike there when the festival wasn’t on, climb up on the stage, and pretend to play to the thousands of fans that come to watch big country music acts. In 2014 her dream of playing the mainstage came true when she shared the stage with The Band Perry.
The JUNO Nominee has had multiple songs chart in the top 100 on the Canadian country music charts (TRAX), along with numerous reach the top spot on the Indigenous Music Countdown. February 24th, 2023 will mark the release of her sixth studio album, “That’s How I Know,” was produced Chris Burke-Gaffney (with the exception of one track). The album will include the very personal "I Can't Love You to Death," which was inspired by her real-life experience of setting boundaries between herself and a loved one struggling with addiction. "I wasn't going to release this song. Until I heard Charles Kelley's personal song about being an addict. For me, music is most touching when its honest. His honesty compelled me to share this story" she says.
Desiree’s most recent releases, “Your Last Name,” “Wouldn’t That be Fun,” and “Sometimes I Drink,” each reached the top spot on the Indigenous Music Countdown and have amassed total global streams of over 160,000. “Sometimes I Drink,” which was co-written with Crystal Shawanda, reached the #12 position on the country iTunes charts in its first week of release and stayed in the top 100 on the Canadian country music charts (TRAX) for 16 weeks.
Desiree is a proud member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. She recently hosted the Achimotak series with the Canadian Country Music Association and is an artist ambassador with the Downie Wenjack Foundation. She has toured from coast to coast in Canada as well as performed in Las Vegas and Nashville.