The Victoria Folk Music Society acknowledges with respect and gratitude the Coast Salish People upon whose traditional territories we live, work, and play. We honour and
give special thanks to the Lekwungen and Saanich peoples, also called the Songhees, Esquimalt, Tsartlip, Pauquachin, Tsawout and Tseycum First Nations.

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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 2019
(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!)

IslandFolk eMail ListServ: To subscribe go to ml.islandnet.com/
mailman/list info/
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View in your browser or download the VFMS June 2019 Newsletter
(PDF)

Something new: Departed Friends and Musicians

 

Jun 23: Heartwood
Jun 30: The Tony Turner Trio
Jul 07: Frank Burkitt
Jul 14: Brittany Jean
Jul 21: Kevin Mitchell with Ruth Rae

June 30: The Tony Turner Trio

Tony Turner’s rich baritone delivers articulate songs that channel the ties that bind and the mood of the times.

He has been writing songs for over twenty years and has three critically-acclaimed recordings Tony’s much-loved anthem “Circle of Song” was recently published in the ‘Rise Again’ Folk Songbook. His politically-charged sing-along “Harperman” propelled him into the national spotlight and garnered the writer an International Spirit of Folk Award. Along with musical portraits of love, nature, and regular working folk, Turner’s songs are as diverse as this country. Tony will be accompanied by Kevin Robinson on upright bass and Arlene Carson on accordion and vocals.

July 07: Frank Burkitt

Scottish songwriter Frank Burkitt cannot wait to perform at Victoria Folk Music Society as part of a 10-show tour across BC for his debut tour of Canada in July 2019. Armed with just his guitar and voice, his show will be an intimate and personal showcase of his music.

He will charm you with his anecdotes and storytelling, before captivating you with intelligently-written songs that are inspired by his love of American Roots and Scottish Folk music. He has been living in New Zealand for the past 5 years and formed The Frank Burkitt Band in Wellington, where they recently were announced as the Vodafone NZ Music Award winners for Best Folk Artist 2019. Frank is touring Canada as a solo artist however, so this is a rare chance to hear his songs performed intimately and raw.

July 14: Brittany Jean

Brittany Jean is a singer-songwriter in America’s ‘Pacific Northwest’, currently living in the tiny, apple town of Brewster, WA. Brittany’s style is rooted in the folk and country music she has loved all her life—her own favorite singers and songwriters (such as Alison Krauss, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot) have influenced her writing, shaping and infusing her personal sound.

Brittany has released three albums, all recorded in Nashville, TN. Her newest album, “Wander With Me”, was released in 2018 and is her best work yet.

From songs about being brave and standing tall, to songs about learning to dance again, Brittany’s acoustic and heartfelt music is an invitation—won’t you wander with her?

July 21:Kevin Mitchell with Ruth Rae

Prairie born and raised, Kevin Mitchell has been on the west coast for 25 years. In the vein of Alt-Country Roots, Folk, and Blues, his songs are honest and engaging, and performed with a unique style that plays like the band. His songs tell stories about people, places, and things extracted from his native prairie roots, to his life now living on BC’s Denman Island.

Ruth Rae loves playing and teaching music. For her, playing the upright bass is a form of coming home. She has had a long and wide range of musical adventures from a very young age, starting with Royal Conservatory piano and then adding in wind instruments. She adores the foundation of sound and rhythm the low resonant tones that upright bass provides, and its particular voice that both leads and follows.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in July 2019 —

Previous Folk Club Features

Listed by date, one year of VFMS Feature Acts per webage:
 201920182017,  …   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…


                            ... 2019 ...

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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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