Canada's Home of Country Music

Harold MacIntyre

is a Cape Breton native who started singing and playing guitar as a boy. He moved to Toronto in 1967 to play and record music. In 1981 he was acclaimed Big Country’s New Artist of the Year. In 1984 he was Country Music News Male Vocalist. From 1981-1984 Harold was nominated for 4 Juno Awards.

During his career Harold has played with many country greats including George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, Carroll Baker, Johnny Burke and of course Paul Weber.

There’s always a good time at The Commercial when Harold MacIntyre comes to town.

Joe Firth and Promised Land

Joe Firth is a Shelbourne, Ontario native. He picked up a guitar at age 12 and has been making and performing music ever since. Later Joe added banjo and piano to his repertoire. A skilled composer and music arranger, Joe decided to form his own band, Promised Land, and toured across Canada and the United States during the 70s and the 80s. Paul Weber was a member of the band for a number of years before he formed his own band, Top Hand.

When Joe Firth is in the tavern it is definitely “57 Chevrolet” time!

Linsey Beckett

is an award winning fiddle player and step-dancer, who has been delighting audiences across North America and Europe with her toe-tapping fiddle styles and energetic step-dancing.

Linsey freelances, performs and records with a variety of traditional fiddle, country and contemporary acts and has toured across the United States, Mexico, Europe, Scandinavia and of course Canada. She has worked with entertainers such as Ronnie Dunn, Brad James, Kurk Bernard, Johnny Burke, Larry Mercey, Harold MacIntyre, Naomi Bristow and Gordie Tapp.

She is an audience favourite at The Commercial Tavern!

John R. Heaman

hails from Exeter, Ontario and stands only 4’ 6” tall. He learned piano at an early age and later taught himself fiddle. John toured with the “Grand Ole Opry Road Show” and worked with such country greats as Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones, Little Jimmy Dickens, Tom T. Hall and Whispering Bill Anderson. Today he and his wife work as a duo providing musical/comedy variety shows. John excels as a standup comic, M.C. and ventriloquist.

When John R. Heaman is on stage at The Commercial Tavern it’s a laugh a minute!