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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: $7.00;
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):
$75.00 Individual;
$120.00 Family;
$17.00 N/L only

FOR Information or Emergency Contact
email info@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 2018
(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 featured on our stage!)

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View in your browser or download the VFMS May 2018 Newsletter
(PDF)

Something new: Departed Friends and Musicians

 

May 20: Blackthorn
May 27: Just Duets
Jun 03: vonReason
Jun 10: Celeigh Cardinal
Jun 17: The Ravenhill Ranters

May 27: Just Duets

Returning to our stage, Vancouver-based Just Duets is Andrea Smith and Dave Lidstone in a musical collaboration of wonderful sibling-like vocal harmonies with solid guitar accompaniment. Their early influences included masterful duets such as Ian & Sylvia Tyson, Tim & Molly O’Brien, and Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings. Over time Andrea and Dave have developed their own vocal blend and a repertoire that is more broadly researched. Their 2016 CD release “Rivers & Creeks” followed a 2007 release called “Get On Board”. Both these projects reflect their choice of material consisting of songs of Life and Love that reflect a commitment to social justice, to Canadian roots, and to poetry in song.

Jun. 03: vonReason

Lowell Friesen and Lancen Harms team up to bring you a tasty combination of familial harmonies, sprightly acoustic interplay, and poetic lyrical license. The uncle-and-nephew duo combine a love of whimsy and folklore in their original compositions, held together with arrangements featuring playful acoustic riffs and lonely banjo refrains. Mystery, poetic celebration, and heartbreaking cathartic release are at the heart of their writing, and the joy of playing on stage at the core of their performance. Having fun is obviously what they do best, and live shows are punctuated with tell-all family stories and good natured self-deprecation. Laughter and connection is the focus of every show.

Jun. 10: Celeigh Cardinal with Brayden Treble

A Celeigh Cardinal performance is a profound, soulful triumph of songs that blend roots, folk, rock, and pop. Her voice at once evokes a gentleness and control which can turn to raucous, gut wrenching, twisted, turn-yourself-inside-out blues within a single phrase. This Spring, Celeigh has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award’s Indigenous Artist of the year, a CBC Indigenous Music Award for best pop album, and has also received a whopping eight Edmonton Music Awards nominations for her recently released album, “Everything and Nothing at All”. She will be joined by her guitarist Brayden Treble for a night of incredible music at the VFMS.

Jun. 17: The Ravenhill Ranters

The Ravenhill Ranters are Gillian Wale & Rockland Moran. This recently established “Americana/Roots” duo will wow you with their instrumentation and tight harmonies on original and old-timey tunes. Gillian began her musical journey as a child, earning a degree with the Royal Conservatory of Music. In recent years, that skill has been put to use in learning ragtime piano. Her latest instrument is the autoharp. Rockland is a well-seasoned musician who has travelled the scene for several decades. He is a songwriter, slide guitarist, and delta blues buff. After recently fulfilling a lifelong ambition of acquiring a mandola, Rockland realized quickly that it complimented Gillian’s autoharp, and thus the duo was formed.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in June 2018 —

 — and then…
 

Previous Folk Club Features

Listed by date, one year of VFMS Feature Acts per webage:
 201820172016,  …   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…




                            ... 2018 ...

      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  5  6                 1  2  3                 1  2  3
 7  8  9 10 11 12 13     4  5  6  7  8  9 10     4  5  6  7  8  9 10
14 15 16 17 18 19 20    11 12 13 14 15 16 17    11 12 13 14 15 16 17
21 22 23 24 25 26 27    18 19 20 21 22 23 24    18 19 20 21 22 23 24
28 29 30 31             25 26 27 28             25 26 27 28 29 30 31

       April                     May                    June
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  5  6  7           1  2  3  4  5                   1  2
 8  9 10 11 12 13 14     6  7  8  9 10 11 12    3  4  5  6  7  8  9
15 16 17 18 19 20 21    13 14 15 16 17 18 19   10 11 12 13 14 15 16
22 23 24 25 26 27 28    20 21 22 23 24 25 26   17 18 19 20 21 22 23
29 30                   27 28 29 30 31         24 25 26 27 28 29 30

        July                  August               September
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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15 16 17 18 19 20 21   12 13 14 15 16 17 18    9 10 11 12 13 14 15
22 23 24 25 26 27 28   19 20 21 22 23 24 25   16 17 18 19 20 21 22
29 30 31               26 27 28 29 30 31      23 24 25 26 27 28 29
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      October                November               December
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  5  6                1  2  3                      1
 7  8  9 10 11 12 13    4  5  6  7  8  9 10    2  3  4  5  6  7  8
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28 29 30 31            25 26 27 28 29 30      23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                              30 31

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Guitar Fingerboard, Standard Tuning: notes of the D major scale:

D major scale—2 sharps—F# and C#.

six strings, 22 frets. Note: image is 300 pixels per inch, so you can zoom in on it…

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