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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 2018
(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 July 2018 Newsletter
(PDF)

Something new: Departed Friends and Musicians

 

Jul 08: Mildly Wild
Jul 15: Blu & Kelly Hopkins
Jul 22: Sweet Santa Fe
Jul 29: Oliver Swain & Friends
Aug 05: CLOSED (back August 12th!)

Jul. 15: Blu & Kelly Hopkins

Winners of 2 BCIMA music awards, Blu & Kelly Hopkins are a songwriting multi-instrumentalist duo. Focusing on original material, their extensive repertoire lets them blend traditional and contemporary tunes into their show with a dash of humour to achieve an entertaining, exciting, yet mellow brew of good times good tunes!

Blu & Kelly Hopkins have been travelling, writing songs, and performing them for many years. Blu’s storytelling songwriting style reflects his experience working and performing across Canada. Kelly is also an accomplished songwriter, her songs ranging from rollicking & fun to heartfelt & poignant ballads. Kelly’s warm harmonies combine nicely with Blu’s smokey baritone voice for a wonderful relaxed sound.

Jul. 22: Sweet Santa Fe

If you can imagine the warmth of the Caribbean ocean, and the remembrance of the haunting prairie field, the joy of a community coming together, and the zest of a family fiesta, then you can imagine the kind of music Sweet Santa Fe creates. Firmly rooted in their own traditions, Penelope Christine Baxter (a songwriter from Alberta) and Michel Rivero Mordoch (a Cuban Troubadour and Trova writer) met and the incendiary passion began.

Their songs are authentic, their rhythmic blends are rich, giving their audiences a fresh and infectious experience that the world is so in need of.

Jul. 29: Oliver Swain & Friends

Oliver Swain has been a celebrated musician for years, held in high regard in acoustic and folk music styles for both his astonishing instrumental and vocal abilities, though he seldom gives the genre a fully traditional treatment. Oliver Swain strays towards the whimsical, the spiritual, and the socially conscious side of what he likes to refer to as “chamber folk odyssey”, and it’s these beguiling and provocative elements that make him unique as an artist and songwriter.

The anticipated new album “Never More Together” is a rich and sublime example of Swain’s personal obsessions; clawhammer banjo, bowed bass, and slack-key guitar style, and fascination with ethnomusicology.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in August 2018 —

 — and then…
 

Previous Folk Club Features

Listed by date, one year of VFMS Feature Acts per webage:
 201820172016,  …   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
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  2  3
 7  8  9 10 11 12 13     4  5  6  7  8  9 10     4  5  6  7  8  9 10
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

       April                     May                    June
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 1  2  3  4  5  6  7           1  2  3  4  5                   1  2
 8  9 10 11 12 13 14     6  7  8  9 10 11 12    3  4  5  6  7  8  9
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
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  7             1  2  3  4                      1
 8  9 10 11 12 13 14    5  6  7  8  9 10 11    2  3  4  5  6  7  8
15 16 17 18 19 20 21   12 13 14 15 16 17 18    9 10 11 12 13 14 15
22 23 24 25 26 27 28   19 20 21 22 23 24 25   16 17 18 19 20 21 22
29 30 31               26 27 28 29 30 31      23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                              30
      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
 7  8  9 10 11 12 13    4  5  6  7  8  9 10    2  3  4  5  6  7  8
14 15 16 17 18 19 20   11 12 13 14 15 16 17    9 10 11 12 13 14 15
21 22 23 24 25 26 27   18 19 20 21 22 23 24   16 17 18 19 20 21 22
28 29 30 31            25 26 27 28 29 30      23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                              30 31

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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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