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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 April 2018 Newsletter
(PDF)

Something new: Departed Friends and Musicians

 

Apr 15: SeaStar
Apr 22: The Merry McKentys
Apr 29: Mark Stuart
May 06: The Sweet Lowdown
May 13: The East Van Jug Band

Apr. 22: The Merry McKentys

The Merry McKentys hail from Cortes Island, BC. Their multi-part harmonies, foot-stomping fiddle tunes, and wholesome old-time family vibe have been enchanting audiences throughout the West Coast of Canada and the US. Their instrumentation is an ever-changing medley as fiddles, guitars, banjo, cello, accordion, and bass are swapped between musicians to accompany their diverse set of original songs, traditional Canadian & Irish fiddle tunes, and contemporary folk covers. They’ve performed and toured together extensively since the release of their first studio album in 2013, often sailing up and down the West Coast in their wooden ketch, playing at folk clubs, community dances, and music festivals on the Gulf- and Discovery Islands.

Apr. 29: Mark Stuart

Mark Stuart will spend 2018 doing what he has always done. He will tour full-time as a musical artist, bringing his years of experience to the stage. Onstage, his focus is on the songs he has penned and recorded, delivered with a soulful singing voice and highly memorable guitar playing.

After many years on the Americana/Folk circuit, Mark has cultivated a very rounded performance. His show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar “chops”, and songs that seem to draw from his rock, blues, country, and folk music roots.

One can find Mark Stuart on any given night in a small theater, coffeehouse, house concert, festival stage, club, church auditorium, etc. giving it his all. Aside from that, he could be instructing at a guitar clinic, songwriting workshop, or playing on someone’s recording session.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in May 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

                               ...






 

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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