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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

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and Messages:
email info at victoriafolkmusic.ca
or
 

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

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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!)

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View in your browser or download the VFMS
August 2014
Newsletter

(1.3MB PDF)


 

Aug. 24: Keith Scott
Aug. 31: The Blackwood Two
Sep. 07: Thereafter
Sep. 14: The Kelt Eccleston Trio
Sep. 21: Debbie Ryan

Aug. 31: The Blackwood Two

With a passion for old-time fiddle tunes and songs from the southern USA, The Blackwood Two play an engaging blend of original and traditional material that thoughtfully meanders through various folk traditions.

Megan McCaffrey (fiddle, vocals) and Dan Belgue (guitar, clawhammer banjo, vocals) have been performing their unique brand of folk-grass together for over 4 years. They’ve been steadily honing their sound since the day they met busking on the streets of Victoria and have taken their act from coast to coast several times, including stops at festivals such as Arts Wells, Winterfolk, and the Vancouver Island Music Fest. The duo has also participated in Via Rail’s onboard entertainment program, performing on trains from Toronto to Vancouver.

Sep. 07: Thereafter

“The striking cover of ‘Ceremony’, the debut album by Vancouver acoustic quintet Thereafter, captures a gaudy, floral-patterned, abandoned couch, tilting sadly against the grandeur of the rainforest. To me, it evokes the fact that in this temple of nature, it is we humans who are the aliens, and our obligation is to bring harmony to it, not baggage. Fortunately, harmony is something we’re equipped to do, through music, and Thereafter do harmony extremely well. The couple at the core, Neil and Keona Hammond, deliver a two-headed synergy to the songs and instrumentals on ‘Ceremony’, most of which are self-penned” — Cal Koat, World Beat Canada

In addition to Neil (guitar, lead vocals) and Keona (flute, harmony vocals), the band is made up Juno-award winner Shanto Acharia (cello), Annie Brown (fiddle), and Ken Brown (cajon).

Sep. 14: The Kelt Eccleston Trio

Kelt Eccleston is no stranger to the Victoria folk scene. For the past fourteen years, he has been a member of The Ecclestons, a popular Celtic trio that has toured the United States and Canada. His songs have aired on the CBC and many other radio stations. Kelt is also a veteran actor, having performed on stages throughout North America.

In tonight’s show Kelt will present a wealth of original material, written for his solo album, “Release”, and comprising a foot-stomping blend of country and world beats. He will also present some new spins on songs from The Ecclestons. Rounding out the trio are fellow actor and musician Mark Hellman (percussion, guitar, backup vocals), and Rose Birney (mandolin, vocals), well-known in Victoria for her work in groups such The Chattering Class, Four on the Floor, and most recently Wire Tap!

Sep. 21: Debbie Ryan

Debbie Ryan grew up on a farm near the small Vancouver Island town of Coombs, where she spent her time riding horses, playing guitar, and singing—sometimes all at the same time. Debbie debuted her singing and guitar playing at the Errington Coffeehouse at the tender age of thirteen. After a prolonged hiatus spent raising her family, she has returned to music, entertaining folk clubs on both the Island and the mainland with her girl-next-door sweetness, versatile songbird voice, and material ranging from folk and country to gospel and rock-and-roll.

Debbie has performed in a duo with Jack Stevenson, in the ’50s-Revival band Rocking Rebels, and in the gospel band Inside Out. She is equally adept at flat-picking and finger-picking on guitar, plays a mean harmonica, and writes many of her own songs. And wait until you hear her yodel!

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in September 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…

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