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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Queen Victoria playing a banjo. VFMS: The Victoria Folk Music Society; 
48 Years and Counting...

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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: $8.00;
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):
$85.00 Individual;
$140.00 Family;
$20.00 N/L only

FOR Information or Emergency Contact
email info@victoriafolkmusic.ca
or
 

Mail to:
Victoria Folk Music Society,
c/o 3483 Lovat Avenue,
Victoria, BC, V8X 1T8

For booking info, email featurebooking.vfms at shaw.ca at shaw.ca

Email comments, updates, or queries about the VFMS website to webmaster at victoriafolkmusic.ca

Check out our Archive of previous VFMS features
starting with 2023
(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!)

A Vancouver Island-focused IslandFolk eMail ListServ: Email about music & music events. To subscribe: go to ml.islandnet.com/mailman/list info/islandfolk/

View in your browser or download the VFMS February 2024 Newsletter
(PDF)

Departed Friends and Musicians

Live-Music Event Venues Facebook Events shared on the VFMS Facebook webpage in the past four years (250+ venues)

NEW WEBPAGE!
Live-Music Events
on Vancouver Island
for February 2024

 

Check our new webpage listing live-music events on Vancouver Island for the month of February 2024!

Our roster of Feature Acts:
Feb  11 Marianne Grittani, Rose Birney & Tyler Lieb
Feb 18 Our February Multi-Feature:
· Skye Alexander & Joshua Miszczak;
· The Co-Conspirators;
· Mary Crocker, Josh Miszczak, Joy Kruger & Mark Johnson
Feb 25 The Awakeneers

Feb 18 Our February Multi-Feature: (NOTE our multi-feature start-time is 8:45 pm!)
· Skye Alexander & Joshua Miszczak;
· The Co-Conspirators;
· Mary Crocker, Josh Miszczak, Joy Kruger & Mark Johnson

· Skye Alexander & Josh Miszczak: Skye and Josh met at an open mic and bonded over their love of Celtic music.
With Skye on guitar and vocals and VFMS favourite Josh on fiddle, they draw from the Folk, Country, Celtic, and Bluegrass traditions for their repertoire of songs to make you cry and tunes to make you dance.

· The Co-Conspirators: Will Richards & Katherine Simons are a talented duo playing Folk/singer-songwriter music with elements of Country, Rock, Blues, Gospel, Bluegrass, Spiritual, and general Roots music. With heavy emphasis on vocal harmonies, The Co-Conspirators have been compared to The Weavers, Ian & Sylvia Tyson, and Richard & Linda Thompson. They perform mostly original music along with some traditional and contemporary covers.
Whether about social injustice, tales of travel, or love lost or found, The Co-Conspirators’ original songs always bring life and light to a room.

· Mary, Josh, Joy & Mark: are friends who started playing together in 2023.
Mary Crocker is a singer-songwriter who grew up singing and playing in the church, and is influenced by a blend of Folk, Choral & Indy genres.
Josh Miszczak has played with many musicians spanning a wide range of genres, and has a keen interest in Bluegrass.
Joy Kruger is a fine vocalist who has added her smooth harmonies and leads to many musical endeavours.
Mark Johnson is an terrific bassist who plays with countless bands and musicians ranging from Latin, Swing, Folk, and Bluegrass styles.

NOTE: Tonight’s multi-feature start-time is 8:45 pm!

Feb 25 The Awakeneers

A nomadic tribe of multi-instrumentalist songwriters (most of whom are siblings) the Awakeneers offer a genre-bending blend of acoustic positivity that orbits elliptically around the idea of folk music.

The Awakeneers have performed main-stage concerts at music festivals and conferences, drawn audiences to the forest for Earth Day concerts, been part of almost every Island Folk Festival, and created the most magical garden party of the season when celebrating their album release in summer 2023. They’ve maintained a strong hometown following, secured repeat festival bookings, sold out an eight-concert matinee series, are featured regularly on community TV (plus a Shaw Spotlight studio special), and perform live on Folk University Radio – where one of their songs is a radio program’s theme. As an independent, self-managed band based on Vancouver Island, they began as small town buskers, travelling the continent and overseas, then rebranding as Awakeneers in 2020.

VFMS Features:

Sundays in January & February 2024 —


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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