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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
July 2014
Newsletter

(1.3MB PDF)


 

July 20: Mark Stuart
July 27: Wire Tap
Aug. 03: CLOSED for Symphony Splash
Aug. 10: The Wild Sundays
Aug. 17: Terry Brennan with Roger Plant

’Tis the Season to Attend Summer
Music Festivals and Music Camps!

Jul. 27: Wire Tap

As youngsters Rose Birney and Sue Hansen followed similar paths. By circa 1970 both had managed to get their hands on guitars, and the passion for music has stayed with them ever since. Rose has since played in such groups as the David Kosub Quartet, the Chattering Class, Four on the Floor, and the Kelt Eccleston Trio, while Sue has pursued her longstanding interest in songwriting.

These two Cool Chicks with Hot Licks (not to mention hot flashes, since that would be impolite) finally met one another in a guitar shop in late 2012 and became a performing duo a few months later. As Wire Tap they play songs from the Indigo Girls, Del Shannon, Bob Dylan, Parachute Club, Danny Whitten, Phoebe Snow, Luba, and John Denver, to mention only a few sources of their eclectic catalogue. The two keywords that tie it all together are “magic” and “fun.”

Aug. 03: CLOSED for Symphony Splash

We’ll be back Sunday evening, August 10th!

Aug. 10: Genevieve and The Wild Sundays

Soaring harmonies and catchy original songs are the trademarks of Genevieve and the Wild Sundays. Formed in 2013, the band is made up of Genevieve Charbonneau on vocals and guitar, Kelly Sherwin on vocals and upright bass, Laura Carleton on vocals and percussion, and Chandra Crowe on mandolin. The music is rooted in folk and old-time country, incorporating bluegrass rhythms, traditional folk, Americana, and pop.

Kelly and Genevieve are long-time members of the Balkan Babes, and Laura has performed and studied choral music for many years. Chandra adds her instrumental prowess to complete their signature sound. While Genevieve is the primary songwriter, Laura and Kelly also add original compositions and take turns on lead vocals.

Aug. 17: Terry Brennan with Roger Plant

Terry Brennan’s music blends the raw honesty of rock and country with the poetics and intelligence of the folk tradition. Made up of originals and a few old favorites, his repertoire features songs of bitter love, songs of social injustice, songs of leaving and loneliness, and songs of returning and joy. Terry spent his formative years in the folk clubs of Yorkville (a district of Toronto), whose stages were then graced by the likes of Phil Ochs, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Rush, and Buffy Sainte-Marie. His subsequent life as a cowboy, forest ranger, actor, miner, and mountaineer provides grist for his mill as he writes and sings of the people and places he’s known.

Terry’s sideman Roger Plant plays rock-solid lead guitar in a wide variety of genres, ranging from blues to Texas swing.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in August 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
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