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Upcoming Folk Club Features

The Victoria Folk Music Society (VFMS)
Every Sunday
at 7:30 PM
at “Norway House”,
1110 Hillside Ave.
Victoria, BC
(between Quadra St.
and Cook St.
on the #4 bus route)

Admission:
$5.00 on Feature Nights,
$3.00 on our occasional
All Open Stage Nights;
16 yrs. & under, Free;
VFMS members, volunteers, and performers: No Charge

Pre-Folk Jam: 6:45 PM

First Half: 7:30 PM
Open Stage:

sign up with Host and perform a ten-minute-set;

Performer Guidelines (PDF):
How to please a folk audience!

Half-time Break:
Tea, coffee and assorted goodies available

Second Half: 9:00 PM
The Feature

Format may occasionally vary

Memberships and
Monthly Newsletter (N/L):
$65.00 Individual;
$100.00 Family;
$17.00 N/L only

FOR Information
and Messages:
email info at victoriafolkmusic.ca
or
 

Mail to: VFMS c/o
Old Town Strings,
1034 Hillside Ave.
Victoria, BC V8T 2A5

For booking info, email featurebooking at victoriafolkmusic.ca

Email comments, updates, or queries about the VFMS website to webmaster at victoriafolkmusic.ca

Many more local folk listings on the Folk Events page…

Check out our Archive of previous VFMS features
starting with 2014
(going back to 1976!)

We have a special page
of links to performers’ websites: see Performer Links, mostly,
(a list of many folks who have graced our stage or a stage nearby!)

IslandFolk eMail ListServ: To subscribe go to ml.islandnet.com/
mailman/list info/
islandfolk/

View in your browser or download the VFMS
October 2014
Newsletter

(1.3MB PDF)

2014...
Aug. 21: RIP Jean Redpath
Aug. 20: RIP Buddy MacMaster
Apr. 11: RIP Jesse Winchester
Apr. 03: RIP Arthur "Guitar Boogie"
Smith
Feb. 25: RIP Paco de Lucia
Jan. 29: RIP TR Ritchie
Jan. 27: RIP Pete Seeger


 

Oct 19: The Klez Plus
Oct 26: Jeff Warner
Nov 02: Ozmoses
Nov 09: David Sinclair & Keith Bennett
Nov 16: Songbird Deb

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Connie Kaldor In Concert
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 8:00pm
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC
Tickets: $29 In-person: Lyle's Place, 770 Yates St (Victoria) or
online at: ConnieKaldor-1106.BrownPaperTickets.com

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Oct. 26: Jeff Warner

Jeff Warner is one of the foremost interpreters of traditional American music. A native of New York City, he grew up listening to the songs and stories of his parents Frank and Anne Warner and the traditional singers they met during their folksong-collecting trips through the rural USA. Jeff’s songs connect 21st-century audiences with the everyday lives of 19th-century Americans. In the words of Stuart Frank, curator of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, “He represents a tradition that is fundamentally unbroken since pre-industrial times.”

Jeff has performed widely, from large festivals in the UK to clubs, festivals, and schools across America. He has toured nationally for the Smithsonian Institution and recorded for Flying Fish (Rounder) Records and other labels. He accompanies himself on banjo, concertina, and guitar, not to mention spoons and bones.

Nov. 02: Ozmoses

Ozmoses is all about diversity. The trio’s repertoire includes the sad, the humourous, the thought-provoking, and the just plain silly. The band is made up of Patty Castle on standup bass, Burke Rosen and Paul Winfield on guitars, and all three on vocals.

Patty is well known to our audience both as a regular VFMS volunteer and as a member of local bands such as The High Tide Trio and The Chattering Class. Burke grew up in Winnipeg, where he learned the fine art of Travis-picking and later became a regular on the prairie folk circuit. Paul is an Ontario native who found his musical calling against a backdrop of West Coast draft dodgers, communes, and ponytails.

Nov 09: David Sinclair & Keith Bennett

David Sinclair and Keith Bennett offer up a rootsy blend of blues, jazz, and folk. Rocking instrumentals, featuring David’s percussive guitar playing and Keith’s soaring harmonica, are mixed with songs featuring both musicians as vocalists. Aside from chromatic and blues harps, Keith plays a mean guitar as well, resulting in a wide variety of sounds from just two guys.

David has toured extensively in North America, Europe, and Japan as a member of both Sarah McLachlan’s and k.d. lang’s bands. Keith has played on hundreds of CDs and in TV and film scores, performed with Supertramp in Calgary, and placed in the top ten at the 2013 World Harmonica Championships in Germany.

Nov. 16: Songbird Deb

Deb Miles, known to her fans as Songbird Deb, has been entertaining crowds since the age of five. By eleven she was performing live on local radio. As a member of the band Up with People, Deb performed for Queen Elizabeth at the opening of Selkirk College. She later toured the West Coast from Vancouver to San Diego as a solo entertainer.

In recent years, Deb has started writing original material and has continued to perform at festivals, fundraising events, coffeehouses, pubs, and seniors’ facilities across BC and Alberta. Tonight she presents an evening of original songs, medleys, and sing-along favourites ranging from early-twentieth-century folk to ’70s pop.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in November 2014 —

 — and then…
 

Previous Folk Club Features

Listed by date, one year of VFMS Feature Acts per webage:
 201420132012,  …   199819971996,  … back to  1976!
(We resolved to have a weekly Coffee House beginning January 1986;
 the previous schedule was twice a month, second- and fourth- Sundays).


The Calendar…

                            ... 2014 ...
      January                 February                 March
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa    Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa    Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
          1  2  3  4                       1                       1
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12 13 14 15 16 17 18     9 10 11 12 13 14 15     9 10 11 12 13 14 15
19 20 21 22 23 24 25    16 17 18 19 20 21 22    16 17 18 19 20 21 22
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