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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

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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. 10: Genevieve and The Wild Sundays
Aug. 17: Terry Brennan with Roger Plant
Aug. 24: Keith Scott
Aug. 31: The Blackwood Two
Sep. 07: Thereafter

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

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.

Aug. 24: Keith Scott

Remarkably versatile, Chicago-based blues/rock guitarist Keith Scott has been working his way methodically up through the blues ranks since his parents bought him his first guitar at age fourteen and his young ears heard Muddy Waters in 1978. “I was totally blown away,” Scott says of first hearing Waters, adding he was lucky enough to meet this master of the Chicago blues in 1980.

“Scott toured the world in the 1980s and 1990s as a member of the almost peerless Jimmy Dawkins Blues Band. His reputation as a reliable, controlled, and soulful guitar-slinger grew, and soon Scott ventured out on his own, performing a funky brand of music he perfected and plays to this day that he calls 'heavy blues’ (also the title of one of his five solo CDs.)” — Steve Sharp, Living Blues

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).

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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