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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!)

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

Something new: Departed Friends and Musicians

 

Jun 17: The Ravenhill Ranters
Jun 24: Lazy and Slim
Jul 01: CLOSED for Canada Day
Jul 08: Mildly Wild
Jul 15: Blu & Kelly Hopkins

Jun. 24: Lazy and Slim

Father and son team Lazy Mike and Carson Mallon have been a mainstay of the Vancouver Island blues scene for the better part of a decade in various projects, including Lazy Mike & the Rockin’ Recliners.

Steeped in traditional early electric blues, this duo’s song selection draws from a wide range of artists, notably Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Big Bill Broonzy, Tampa Red, Johnny Young, and Jimmy Reed, in addition to performing several original compositions.

Lazy Mike Mallon (harmonica) and Carson Mallon (guitar) each sing and weave their instrumentation to bring a unique take on traditional roots and blues music.

Jul. 01: CLOSED for Canada Day, 2018

Jul. 08: Mildly Wild

Mildly Wild is a new original music project that has evolved out of the Eryn Sharpe Trio, a jazz group featuring vocalist Eryn Sharpe, Leon Nagasaki on guitar, and Nick Mintenko on upright bass. In the summer of 2015, the trio recorded their debut album of original material “One Day” on Hornby Island with Marc Atkinson as producer. Since then, the group has performed for audiences throughout western Canada and is currently preparing to record their newly written songs with Grammy-nominated producer, Joby Baker. Their style is all their own but listeners have noted elements in their music that are reminiscent of Norah Jones, Lake Street Dive, and The Beatles.

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.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in July 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
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  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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