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‧ Dance Circles and Groups ‧ Folk Clubs & Coffeehouses ‧ Venues
. . . on Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands

‧ Song Circles & Story Tellers

The Victoria Storytellers’ Guild (VSG)

Storytellers and listeners are welcome

3rd Monday of each month: 7:15 PM

1831 Fern St., Victoria, BC (near Shelbourne and Begbie)

Admission: $5.00

For info: 250-477-7044

Around Town Tellers [Nanaimo]

Storytellers and listeners are welcome

various dates and times

numerous venues — in Nanaimo, BC

For info: www.AroundTownTellers.com

‧ Tune Circles, Jams, & Sessions

Gypsy Celts Slow Jams

Irish, Scottish & Old Time tunesAll Welcome!
We play with sheet music and by eara relaxed setting to improve skills & learn and share tunes

Once a month

rotating venues: Victoria and environs (Vancouver Island), BC

Admission: FREE

For info: 250-474-6890

Old-Timey Tune Circle

Appalachian, Old Timey, and a bit of Bluegrass

Weekly: Mondays evenings — starts around 7:00 pm

The Spiral Cafe, 418 Craigflower Road, Victoria BC

Free (buy a coffee or a goodie).

Victoria Bluegrass Association (VBA)

Bluegrass Jams (most weeks)  |  or Open Stages  |  Concerts  |  Workshops

Something happens every Tuesday 7:30–10:30 PM

First Church of Christ, Scientist,
corner of Pandora Ave. and Chambers St., Victoria, BC

For Jams: Listening is Free, Players Pay $2.00.
(…check the VBA website for current month's activities!)

Phone: 250-388-4520

Victoria Fiddle Society (VFS)

We Play Music, Plan Events and Create Community

Visit the website for details (victoriafiddlesociety.com)

Jams, House Concerts, Workshops, Community Events,
FiddleFest, Sidney Parade; Bursaries

Victoria and environs (Vancouver Island), BC

Victoria Nautical Song Circle (VNSC)

Every two weeks | Upstairs | 7:30 p.m. to whenever.

The Bent Mast Restaurant, James Bay, Victoria, BC

Email: wayheysallybrown@shaw.ca

‧ Dance Circles and Groups

Holly Tree: Morris Dancing (a Mixed Team)

Olde Englishe Hankee-Waving & Stick-eWhacking
with Live Musicians!curious dancers and musicians wellkome!

Every Tuesday: 8:00–9:30 PM

Scout Hall, 459 Chester St., Victoria, BC

Phone: 250-475-1706

Island Thyme: Morris Dancing (a Women's Team)

Old English Hankie-Waving & Stick-Whacking
with Live Musicians!interested dancers and musicians welcome!

Every Monday: 7:00–9:00-ish PM

Phone for locale (Victoria, BC)

Phone: 250-386-1132

Quicksbottom Morris dancing (a ‘Border’ Sidearrgh!)
[was “Not for Joes” Morris Dancing]

Olde Englische Sticke-Whacking with Live Musicians! No bells!boisterous dancers and musicians welcolm!

Dance practise with live music every Wednesday 7:15–8:45 PM.
Pub follows.

View Royal Community Hall, 279 Island Highway. See website
for more information and summer venue (Victoria, BC)

Phone: Alan 250-656-2920

SCA: Medieval Dancing (SCA: Society of Creative Anachronism)

Every Tuesday except the 1st Tuesday of the month

Victoria, BC

Phone: 250-478-4105 (Jacques)

Victoria Contra Dance

All dances taught on the spot. No experience necessary.

Monthly — door: 7:00 pm; 7:30–10:30 pm

St. Martins-in-the-Fields, 550 Obed Avenue, Victoria BC

Admission: $8.00

Phone: 250-380-7602

‧ Folk Clubs & Coffeehouses

Backhall CoffeehouseDenman Island

Folk, Roots, Blues

Usually the 3rd weekend of the month.

Features contact Kevin at 250-335-1458, or
email redtree@denmanis.bc.ca before sending press kit.

The Coffeehouse on Gabriola Island (COG)

Door/Jam 6:30, Open Stage 7:00, Feature 8:30 PM

Last Friday of each month.

The Roxy, 377 Berry Pt Road, Gabriola Island

Admission: $5.00–10.00

Email: colcog@shaw.ca

Cowichan Folk Guild Coffeehouse (CFGC)

Open Stage followed by Feature

2nd Saturday of each month: 7:30 PM

Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St., Duncan,(Vancouver Island), BC

Admission: $10.00, $5.00 for members.

Email: info@folkfest.bc.ca
Phone: 250-748-3975

Cumberland Cultural & Arts Society Coffee House

Various area musicians act as hosts and all players are invited to contribute their music to the evening.

1st & 3rd Sundays of the month: 7–9 PM

Miner’s Cafe and Bakery, 2699 Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland, (Vancouver Island), BC

Admission: $2.00Proceeds to restore the old ILO ILO Theatre

Phone: 250-336-8856

Deep Cove Folk Club (DCFC)

Open Stage followed by Feature

2nd Friday of each month (Sept.-June): 8:00 PM

St. John’s United Church, 10990 W. Saanich Rd., Deep Cove, (Vancouver Island), BC

Admission $7.00, Refreshments by donation

Phone: 250-384-9419

Denman Island Blue Note Cafe

Song Circleinformal and relaxing

Every Saturday: 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Contact: 250-335-2688 or 250-335-9126

Highlands Music Coffee House

2nd Saturday of the month (October to July): 7:30 PM

Caleb Pike Homestead, 1589 Millstream Rd., Victoria, BC

Admission: $5.00 / Free under 16

Admission: $5.00; 16 yrs. and under: Free
For info call Zhinoos at: 778-678-2409
or email zhinoos9@gmail.com

Jericho Folk Club [Vancouver, BC]

Open Stage, Jam Session, and Feature

Every Tuesday from May until end of Sept.

Jericho Sailing Centre,
1300 Discovery St., Vancouver, BC

Admission: $8.00

Contact: Lynn McGown at 1-604-222-4113

MACoustic Folk Club (Time: 7:00pm)

(webpage lists 6 events for 2015)

McMillan Arts Centre: in the Concert Gallery,
133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC

Admission: $15.00 and $12.00 for members

Mayne Island Folk Club (MIFC)

Agricultural Hall, Mayne Island, BC

Admission: $8.00; Teens, $5.00; 12 yrs. and under: Free

Phone: 250-539-5456

The Nanaimo Folk Connection (NFC)

Open Stage followed by Feature

3rd Friday of each month: 7:00 PM

Hope Lutheran Church - 2174 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, (Vancouver Island), BC

Admission $5.00;
Open Stage Performers, No Charge

Phone: 250-591-6883
Feature bookings: send email to halkyard@nanaimo.ark.com

Salt Spring Island Folk Club (SIFC)

Check Website or Call for details

Monthly Concert: Fulford Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC

Phone: 250-537-2828

Sooke Folk Coffeehouse (SFC)

Open Stage followed by Feature

Every 3rd Saturday of each month

Holy Trinity United Church
1962 Murray Road, Sooke, (Vancouver Island), BC

Admission $7.00;
Open Stage Performers, No Charge

Phone: 250-642-4568

Vancouver Folk Song Society (VFSS)

may include songcircles, open stages, and feature concerts

first and third Wednesday of each month

the Friends Meeting Hall,
1090 W. 70th, Vancouver, BC

Admission: free for members,
with a donation requested from nonmembers

The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society (VFRMS)

newly formed in the spring of 2014

various venues in Vernon, BC.

Phone: 250-306-2316, or
Email info@vernonfolkroots.com

Victoria Folk Music Society (VFMS)

Open Stage followed by Feature

Every Sunday starting at: 7:30 PM

The Sons of Norway Hall, AKA “Norway House”,
1110 Hillside Ave. Victoria, BC

Admission: $5.00; 16yrs. and under, Free;
Members, Performers, and Volunteers, No Charge

Info and Message line: 250-413-3213

‧ Venues

Gorge-ous Coffee Café

Live Music: 7–9 PM

Gorge-ous Coffee Café,
#103, 300 Gorge Road W, Victoria, BC

Admission: Free/by donation (buy a meal!)

Hermann's Jazz Club

Live Music

753 View Street, Victoria, BC

Admission: varies...visit hermannsjazz.com

Heron Rock Bistro

Live Music

Every Monday and Friday: 8–10 PM

#4, 435 Simcoe St., James Bay, (Victoria,) BC

Admission: Free (buy a meal!)

James Bay Coffee & Books

Bluegrass Jam

Every Wednesday: 7–9 PM

143 Menzies Street (across from Thrifty's)
James Bay, (Victoria,) BC

Admission: Free/by donation (buy a treat!)

The Spiral Café

Live Music

Every Mon.-Wed.-Thu.-Fri.-Sat.: 7-ish PM

418 Craigflower Road., Victoria, BC

Admission: Free (buy a meal!)
(Some artists require a cover charge…)

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