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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!)

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View in your browser or download the VFMS
September 2014
Newsletter

(1.3MB PDF)


 

Sep. 14: The Kelt Eccleston Trio
Sep. 21: Debbie Ryan
Sep. 28: Simon Kempston
Oct. 05: Tania Opland & Mike Freeman
Oct 12: Rick Scott

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!

Sep. 28: Simon Kempston

Based in Edinburgh, Simon Kempston is one of Scotland’s best young songwriters and leading fingerstyle guitarists. His music is steeped in the history of the folk, blues, and Celtic traditions, and his original songs often sidestep the usual themes of love and attraction in favor of offering social commentary and insight into the lives of ordinary people.

Simon has appeared at clubs and festivals in the United Kingdom and across the length and breadth of Europe. He has also performed live on BBC Radio and many other radio stations.

“Kempston’s songs are freighted with angst and regret, delivered in his distinctively tremulous vocals, and finely framed by his delicate guitar work. His querulous, clipped tones are sometimes little more than an anguished cry in the dark: Kempston delivers with feeling” — Jim Gilchrist, the Scotsman

Oct. 05: Tania Opland & Mike Freeman

Since 1995, Tania Opland and Mike Freeman have been touring the world together, presenting an eclectic mix of songs in several languages and acoustic music played on more instruments than any sane duo would travel with: hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorders, cittern, violin, Native American flute, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, and a variety of percussive things. Their performances feature traditional and contemporary material from many cultures as well as original compositions, presented with wit and style. Mike’s irreverent sense of humour and Tania’s stunning vocals provide the springboard for a roller-coaster ride across several continents and back again.

Tania and Mike divide their time between Suquamish, Washington, and Inistioge, Ireland, because anyplace else would be too easy to spell. “A partnership made in heaven, they weave a fascinating musical tapestry.” — the Chester Festival, UK

Oct. 12: Rick Scott

Rick Scott is a singer, songwriter, and dulcimer player who combines music and laughter in lively, participatory concerts for all ages. Rick first rose to prominence on the Canadian folk scene in 1974 with Joe Mock and Shari Ulrich in B.C.’s legendary folk trio Pied Pumpkin. Since then he has released 18 albums and performed his original music in 9 countries. Rick’s penchant for combining wacky humour with poignant human commentary has earned him a devoted following around the world.

Rick lives on Protection Island, offshore of Nanaimo, with his longtime collaborator and producer Valley Hennell. He is curator of the inimitable Protection Island Museum and Goodwill Ambassador for the Down Syndrome Research Foundation.

“His gift for enriching and healing the human spirit will not soon be forgotten.” — Rogue Folk Review

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in October 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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