• What’s Joe’s M.I.L.L.?

    The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library has over 750 instruments and many new arrivals, that you can borrow for free!

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The library will be closing early for the holidays

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joe’s M.I.L.L. will be ceasing operations at the Robert Meek centre at 4pm Sat Dec 20th 2014, a couple of days earlier than at first anticipated, & will reopen for business at our new location, the Tett Centre [insert link] on Tuesday Feb 3rd 2015.  Any loans due for return Tues Dec 23rd or Weds Dec 24th will be automatically extended over the transition period.

Almost* Free Stuff Table

With our move coming soon we have decided to unload some things (drum hardware, instrument accessories, songbooks, mic stands and much more) we no longer need. Come have a look at whats available. Make a donation, take what you like!

Additional Information:

  • any monetary donation will do (no pennies, please).
  • a few ‘fix-up project’ instruments & equipment are availble – bargain prices, negotiable
  • outside of regular hours by appointment only
  • all items must be gone by 2pm Dec 24th

our condolences to The Mahones

Yesterday, we learned from our good friends The Mahones of the loss of their beloved friend, Paul Mancuso. Cuzo has played bass off and on with them since 2012, including on their CD Angels & Devils, but has been a good friend of theirs for much longer.

Katie, Finny, Dom, Sean and Michael, we share your grief, in the hope that it lightens your burden. We support you, as you have supported us for so long. And we are profoundly saddened by the pain of this loss.

Paul Cuzo Mancuso

Jan Singleton & Joe’s M.I.L.L. present the first annual Jam for Joe


Cuba’s Carlos Varela returns to Kingston

One of the most popular and provoking singer-songwriters in Cuba, Carlos Varela, returns to Kingston for another stellar concert. Thursday October 30th, 7:30pm Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St W
Advance tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students, available online at http://www.theisabel.ca or at Novel Idea bookstore located at 156 Princess Street. Tickets also available at the door: $20/ $15 for students.

Joe’s M.I.L.L. on Instagram

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October 1st: Queen’s Music Club live concert event at the Mansion


Joe’s M.I.L.L. Presents An Evening with Chuck Rainey, Bass Workshop

Joe’s M.I.L.L. Presents An Evening with Chuck Rainey
One of the best, most experienced and most celebrated bass players in the world is coming to Kingston. Discography includes Steely Dan and Louis Armstrong.  Chuck has played on literally thousands of recordings since the sixties.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see, hear and meet one of the great ones.

7:00 p.m.  Saturday September 27th, 2014
Wilson Room, Kingston Public Library Central Branch, 130 Johnson St
Advance tickets only $20.00
available at Brian’s Record Option 381 Princess St, Tara’s Natural Foods, 81 Princess, or online through Paypal
Tickets $25.00 at the door          

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    Tuesday: 3pm – 7pm
    Wednesday: 10am - 2pm
    Thursday: 3pm – 7pm
    Friday: 10am - 2pm
    Saturday: Noon – 4pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: Closed

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