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VFMS Autumn Folk Retreat: Nov. 9-11, 2018 at Camp Pringle
Look at or download our 2018 Retreat Registration Form (PDF)
"Camp Pringle: What to expect, Answers to questions"

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

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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 October 2018 Newsletter
(PDF)

Something new: Departed Friends and Musicians

 

Oct 14: John Gogo with Jena Gogo
Oct 21: Glenn Chatten & Ken Cade
Oct 28: Doc MacLean & Albert Frost
Nov 04: The Klez
Nov 11: The Lost Talkers

Oct. 21: Glenn Chatten & Ken Cade

It is impossible not to feel the depth of being human, with all of its frailties, joys, sadness, fears, and strengths when listening to one of Glenn’s songs. Whether supported by his band (The Men of Quiet Desperation) or as a soloist, Glenn’s mastered ability as an acoustic finger-style guitarist to mesh mesmerizing eclectic rhythms with profound lyrics and melodies is simply inspirational.

Having deep respect for the musicians with whom he performs, Glenn’s intent is always to make real everyone’s potential, sharing not only the soul-filled joy of music with them but fostering it in other artists in the community, and even inspiring audiences to do the same. Glenn will be joined by Ken Cade on the violin.

Oct. 28: Doc MacLean & Albert Frost

Ride shotgun on an epic blues road tour as Doc MacLean & Albert Frost unite in a four-wheel continental drift. Mixing delta with West Africa, Son House with Ali Farka Toura, electric with acoustic, and new stories with old, this Canadian-African collaboration will surprise and delight as it rolls out across nine Canadian provinces.

As a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer, Albert Frost has been a celebrated figure in the South African folk, blues, roots, and rock music scene for over 20 years. During more than 40 years of touring Doc MacLean has performed with a Who’s Who of first and second generation blues, roots, and gospel artists. The duo is a playful yet respectful collaboration by these unique, yet complimentary artists—each of whom mix traditional and contemporary blues and roots music from their own continents.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in November 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 ...

        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 09 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


                            ... 2019 ...

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



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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