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; 
44 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: $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 May 2019 Newsletter
(PDF)

Something new: Departed Friends and Musicians

 

May 19: Blackthorn
May 26: Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally
with Rob Reich
Jun 02: Soundings & Cascadia String Quartet
Jun 09: Pretty Gritty
Jun 16: The Nomad Jones Band

Islands Celtic Music Festival, Errington, Vancouver Island, BC, May 24–26, 2019
Folk 'n Fiddle Fest Sidney, Vancouver Island, BC, May 31–June 1, 2019

May 26: Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally with Rob Reich

Nell Robinson has been described as a “modern day Patsy Cline” and “one of the freshest voices in roots music.” Her side-projects, from the poignancy of ‘Soldier Stories’ to the whimsy of ‘The Henriettas’, further attest to the breadth and ambition of the youthful musical passions she let flower.

Jim Nunally is a San Francisco Bay Area-native, a musician, composer, record producer, and teacher. His third-generation traditional music roots began in Arkansas with his guitar-playing grandfather who taught Jim’s father, who in turn taught Jim. This pedigree contributes to his unmistakably traditional sound.

Rob Reich is quintessentially what makes the San Francisco music scene a vibrant and vital mecca for independent music! He’s one of its stalwart underground artists. Rob started studying piano at age three. After graduating with a degree in Music Composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he moved to the Bay Area, where he discovered the accordion, now his primary instrument.

June 02: Soundings and Cascadia String Quartet

The Soundings Vocal Ensemble, under director Denis Donnelly, has sung at The Folk a number of times before, always getting enthusiastic receptions. (Denis is a proud Founding Member of the VFMS.) This time, Soundings partners with the wonderful Cascadia String Quartet to sing an all-Beatles program. You will hear songs that are famous and classic along with lesser-know songs from the extensive Lennon/McCartney > and Harrison song-books. All the arrangements are by Denis, and include vocals with the quartet as well as rousing a cappella harmonies by Soundings. You have never heard The Beatles like this before! A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

June 09: Pretty Gritty

Pretty Gritty might be another duo emerging from a sea of female/male acts as of late, but there is nothing typical about these two. Sarah and Blaine have cultivated a sound that is both timeless and classic, yet they still succeed in bringing something fresh to the table, pushing rootsy-Americana sounds into an edgy, alternative space.

Both members utilize their multi-instrumental skills to sing, play stringed instruments and hold down back-beats, all simultaneously for a truly engaging experience. But they are not simply just entertainers. It is their mesmerizing vocal harmonies and beautifully crafted songwriting that really tug at the heart-strings and earn them life-long fans.

June 16: The Nomad Jones Band

Drawing on an extensive repertoire from traditional bluegrass and travelling across the acoustic music spectrum, Nomad Jones will entertain you with their ‘blood harmonies’, amusing anecdotes and intriguing instrumentals. Over the past three years, Nomad Jones has become a fan-favourite at festivals throughout Western Canada.

A combination of youth and beauty, veterans and virtuosos, Nomad Jones is: Nico Laroche-Humby (bass and vocal), Miles Zurawell (banjo, resonator guitar, and vocals), Byron Myhre (fiddle), Craig Korth (guitar and vocals), and Bill Humby (vocals and guitar). Their first album entitled “Pickin’ Up & Puttin’ Down” was released in August 2018.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in June 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…


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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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