Mai Agan (bass) with David Crosby in Montreal

David Crosby & Friends – Sky Trails Tour 2017

David Crosaby has released his third solo album in four years – on September
29th via BMG. The folk rock legend will support the release with a 25-date tour that starts October 30th in Chicago, IL and has only one tour date in Canada, in Montreal, on November 10, 2017.

The band backing Crosby will feature his son James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan (from Estonia) on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals.

New CD by Carole (Kurol) Desmarteau

Carole Desmarteau’s new solo vocal CD is called,
Only for You – Sounds of Love and Life.  The music can be called Adult Contemporary and covers styles from country, R&B, Latin to folk rock.

In Carole’s words, “I thoroughly enjoyed this new experience of writing words and music to express different emotions – love, humor, longing, regret – I believe we can all, to some extent, relate to these feelings.

One of the tracks is called The Colour of Blood, which is about the refugee experience.  As diaspora Estonian-Canadians, this is a topic with which we should all be able to identify.

The CD is available from Carole at:   and will later be available on iTunes and the web site at:

MES Lasteaed – New School Year Started September 17, 2017

Montreali Eesti Seltsi Lasteaed-kool alustab uut põnevat aastat. Meil on rõõm
tervitada õpetajateduot, Hendrik Köhler ja Keili Moore, kelle teadmised ja entusiasm ärgitavad huvi eesti asjade vastu. MES’ Lasteaed-kool saab kokku iga 2 nädala tagant, Montreali Jaani kirikus.

Soovid meiega ühineda? Või tunned kedagi, kes võiks meie tegevuses kaasa lüüa?

Palun võta ühendust: Mari Tallo-de Baghy  …   või Monika Dumbrille  …

Õpime koos!

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The Montreal Estonian Society Lasteaed/kool is off to a wonderful start!  We’re excited to welcome two new teachers on board, Hendrik Köhler and Keili Moore who bring expertise, enthusiasm and energy for all things Estonian!  The MES Lasteaed/kool meets every three weeks on Sundays in the hall of St. John’s Estonian Lutheran Church in NDG, Montreal.

Do you know someone who might like to join?

Please feel free to contact Mari Tallo-de Baghy or Monika Dumbrille for more information.

Let’s learn Estonian together!

The Republic of Estonia – 100th Anniversary Celebrations in 2018

Tere … Hi … Bonjour:

In 2018 Eesti celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independance.

The MES is planning a series of events to join in this celebration.  We would like to hear from you as to what activities you would like to see.

A concert?  Craft show?  Cross country ski event?  Family weekend at Lättemäe?  Cooking lessons?  Dinner/dance?  Pub night and trivia contest, etc.

Send us your ideas before September 25th for our next MES Executive brain-storming session.

And if you would like to volunteer your organizational skills, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact us at with your ideas.

Hope to hear from you soon!

MES Executive