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VFMS Fourth Annual Community Picnic: 3–7:00 pm Aug. 9th
Saturday, August 9th, 2014 • Esquimalt Gorge Park, 1070 Tillicum Road, Victoria, BC
• Bring instruments, songs, a potluck contribution,
chairs, drinks, plates, cutlery, sunscreen
• The potluck feast will begin at 5:00 pm
Please join us for our fourth annual potluck picnic and folk music jam! • Not just VFMS members, but everyone who plays, sings, and/or simply loves to share food and listen to folk music is welcome. This is a family-friendly event.

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!)

IslandFolk eMail ListServ: To subscribe go to ml.islandnet.com/
mailman/list info/
islandfolk/

View in your browser or download the VFMS
August 2014
Newsletter

(1.3MB PDF)


 

July 27: Wire Tap
Aug. 03: CLOSED for Symphony Splash
Aug. 10: The Wild Sundays
Aug. 17: Terry Brennan with Roger Plant
Aug. 24: Keith Scott

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

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.

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

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…

                            ... 2014 ...
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