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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

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Many more local folk listings on the Folk Events page…

Check out our Archive of previous VFMS features
starting with 2017
(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!)

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View in your browser or download the VFMS January 2018 Newsletter
(PDF)

Something new: Departed Friends and Musicians

 

Jan 14: Oliver the Crow
Jan 21: Ozmoses
Jan 28: Howe Sound
Feb 04: Greg Greenway
Feb 11: TBD

Jan. 21: Ozmoses

Ozmoses is an acoustic quartet playing repertoire packed with an eclectic range of songs drawn from Canadiana, blues, pop, country, gospel and folk genres. The members take turns at singing lead and their performances feature rich four-part harmonies, creative arrangements and well-defined instrumentation.

Burke Rosen brings his unique brand of folk finger-style guitar to Ozmoses. Paul Winfield plays rhythm and lead guitars in the band, and Patty Castle brings stand-up bass and flute. The band's sound is completed with fiddle from their latest member, Vivian Sinclair.

Ozmoses song choices are unique and varied. From a foot stomping gospel song, to a driving blues, to a Canadian folk song with a sing-along chorus, to a folkified pop song, Ozmoses is ready to kick some musical butt at Norway House.

Jan. 28: Howe Sound

Howe Sound is a trio of performers that specializes in songs and stories of the life on and around the sea. Group members include Jill King, Jake Galbraith, and Bryon Thompson, all of whom have been well-known for decades around Vancouver Island and the lower mainland folk circles for their performing work as individuals and with various ensembles.

Jill began singing as a teenager in her native New Zealand, and has since sung in that country, Australia, England, Canada, and the United States. Her wide and varied repertoire reflects her experiences living on several continents. Jake has been indulging his musical habit for more than fifty years now, mostly as a performer, but also in various capacities as a producer and sound engineer. Bryon is a singer-songwriter and music teacher. His powerful lead vocals are legendary, and his instrumental prowess is formidable.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in January 2018 —

 — and then…
 

Previous Folk Club Features

Listed by date, one year of VFMS Feature Acts per webage:
 201720162015,  …   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…




                            ... 2018 ...

      January                 February                 March
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14 15 16 17 18 19 20    11 12 13 14 15 16 17    11 12 13 14 15 16 17
21 22 23 24 25 26 27    18 19 20 21 22 23 24    18 19 20 21 22 23 24
28 29 30 31             25 26 27 28             25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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15 16 17 18 19 20 21    13 14 15 16 17 18 19   10 11 12 13 14 15 16
22 23 24 25 26 27 28    20 21 22 23 24 25 26   17 18 19 20 21 22 23
29 30                   27 28 29 30 31         24 25 26 27 28 29 30

        July                  August               September
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15 16 17 18 19 20 21   12 13 14 15 16 17 18    9 10 11 12 13 14 15
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      October                November               December
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
    1  2  3  4  5  6                1  2  3                      1
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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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