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‧ Song Circles & Story Tellers ‧ Tune Circles, Jams, & Sessions
‧ Dance Circles and Groups ‧ Folk Clubs & Coffeehouses ‧ Venues
. . . on Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands

‧ Song Circles & Story Tellers

Monthly Song Circle

A capella traditional songs, songs written in traditional style, or just old well-known songs.All Welcome!

One Saturday afternoon 1:30–4:30 pm per month

rotating venues: in people’s homes around Victoria, BC

For info, email Rose.Red

Victoria Nautical Song Circle (VNSC)

Every two weeks, on Fridays | 7:30 pm to whenever.

In people’s homes, Victoria, BC

Email: wayheysallybrown@shaw.ca

The Victoria Storytellers’ Guild (VSG)

Storytellers and listeners are welcome

3rd Monday, September–June (except December, when we meet on the 2nd Monday of the month)

1831 Fern Street, Victoria, BC (near Shelbourne & Begbie)

Admission: $5.00

For info: 250-727-3097

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 earan informal session to improve skills & learn and share tunes

Once a month

rotating venues: around Victoria, BC

For info, email Gypsy Celts

Old-Timey Tune Circle

Appalachian, Old Timey, and a bit of Bluegrass

Weekly: Mondays evenings — starts around 6:30 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 7:40–10 pm

First Church of Christ, Scientist,
corner of Pandora Avenue and Chambers Street, Victoria, BC

For Jams: $3.00, members: $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

‧ 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: 8–9:30 pm

Scout Hall, 459 Chester Street, Victoria, BC

Phone: 250-475-1706

Island Dance: Vancouver Island Folk & Country Dance Information

Also, Island Dance List, [iDance] an e-mail listserver:
Join this e-mail list, receive info from organisers, send out word of your event,
or discuss starting or attending one

Island Thyme Morris Dancing (a Women's Team)

with Live Musicians!interested dancers and musicians welcome!

Every Monday: 7–9:00-ish pm

Phone for locale (Victoria, BC)

Phone: 250-386-9326

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.

Twice a Month — Introductory session: 7 pm; Dances 7:30–10:30 pm

Various locations, Victoria BC

Admission: $10.00


Victoria English Country Dance

Dance ECD to live music weekly

Thursdays 7:30–9:30 pm

See website: vecds.bc.ca

‧ 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: $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 Street, 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 Avenue, 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): 7:30 pm

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

Admission $10.00, Refreshments by donation

Phone: 250-384-9419

Denman Island Blue Note Cafe

Song Circleinformal and relaxing

Every Saturday: 3–7 pm

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

Errington War Memorial Hall Coffee House

1st Saturday of the month: 7–10 pm

1390 Errington Road, Errington, Vancouver Island, BC

$5.00, musicians are free.

We serve coffee, tea and home-baked desserts.
Contact Susanne Vigneault

Highlands Music Coffee House

Mostly: 2nd Saturday of the month: 7 pm

Caleb Pike Homestead, 1589 Millstream Road, Victoria, BC

Admission: $10.00 / Free under 15

For info email zhinoos219@gmail.com

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 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

Oceanside Folk/Roots Club (OFRC)

Check Facebook page, email micksherlock58@gmail.com

Qualicum Beach Community Hall, 644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, BC

Phone: 403-608-7280

Salt Spring Island Folk Club (SIFC)

Check Website or Call for details

Monthly Concert: Fulford Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC

Phone: 250-537-2828

Sayward Valley Folk Music Society (SVFMS)

Concert 7 pm

One Sunday a month.

The Kelsey Centre, 652 H'Kusam Way, Sayward BC

Admission: $20.00

Email: Bob Sampson at rsampson@saywardvalley.net

Sooke Folk Music Society Coffeehouse (SFMS)

Doors open at 6:30 with 1 hour open stage from 7–8 followed by a 1 hour Feature

Every 3rd Saturday monthly September through June

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

Admission: $10.00 at the door or via e-transfer to Sookefolkmusic@gmail.com

Email for info: Sookefolkmusic@gmail.com

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. 6:45 Open Jam | 7:30 Open Stage | 9:00 Feature

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

Admission: $7.00; 16yrs. and under, Free;
Members, Performers, and Volunteers, No Charge

Phone: 250-475-1355

‧ Venues

Hermann's Jazz Club [Victoria]

Live Music

753 View Street, Victoria, BC

Admission: varies...visit hermannsjazz.com

Heron Rock Bistro [Victoria]

Live Music

Every Monday and Friday: 8–10 pm

#4, 435 Simcoe Street, James Bay, (Victoria,) BC

Admission: Free (buy a meal!)

James Bay Coffee & Books [Victoria]

Bluegrass Jam

Every Wednesday: 7–9 pm

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

Admission: $3.00 (buy a treat!)

The Oaks [Victoria]

Live Music

Every Friday: 7–9 pm

#206, 2250 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC

Admission: by donation$ (buy a meal!)

The Spiral Café [Victoria]

Open Stage Music

Every Thursday: 7-ish pm

418 Craigflower Road, Victoria, BC

Admission: by donation$ (buy a meal!)

Duncan Showroom [Duncan]

Live Music

133 Station Street, Duncan, BC

Admission: varies...visit showroomproductions.ca

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