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; 
45 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: $8.00;
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):
$85.00 Individual;
$140.00 Family;
$20.00 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 2020
(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!)

A Vancouver Island-focused IslandFolk eMail ListServ: Email about music & music events. To subscribe: go to ml.islandnet.com/mailman/list info/islandfolk/

View in your browser or download the VFMS February 2020 Newsletter
(PDF)

Departed Friends and Musicians

Live-Music Event Venues Facebook Events shared on the VFMS Facebook webpage in the last year (250+ venues)

 

Feb 09: Jon Brooks & Neil Cruickshank
Feb 16: Pierre Schryer and Adam Iredale-Gray
Feb 23: Homespun · Gravitation · Robbie Hancock
Mar 01: Tania Opland & Mike Freeman
Mar 08: Don Alder

February 2020 we are raising our prices:
Admission at the door: $8.00

Feb 16: Pierre Schryer and Adam Iredale-Gray

N.B. :::: Sadly, Gary Fjellgaard has had to cancel due to a severe cold.

Pierre Schryer is one of Canada’s leading tradi­tional fiddlers. A recipient of numerous titles and awards including Canadian Open Fiddle Champion, Grand Masters Champion, Violoneux Championnat, and North American Irish Fiddle Champion, Pierre truly captivates an audience with his energy and genuine warmth. His ability knows no bounds, covering styles from Irish, Scottish, Québecois, and Cape Breton to Canadian Old-Time, American Swing and more. An accomplished luthier and artist, he currently performs on one of his own violins and creates the cover art and design for his recordings. Pierre was the Artistic Director of the “Canadian Celtic Celebration,” a festival presented in Thunder Bay, Ontario for 16 years.

Adam Iredale-Gray (guitar) studied at Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music and had spent years touring North America with acclaimed folk band Fish & Bird. Now a core member of The Aerialists, known for their graceful musicianship and restless experimentation, Adam’s writing style draws on the formative Irish sessions of his youth in Victoria, as well as contemporary folk, jazz, and pop influences such as Oliver Schroer, Brad Mehldau, and Bon Iver. His tunes have become part of the standard repertoire in Western Canadian fiddle circles.

February 16 Open Stage: Priority will be given to those bringing songs of love and friendship to match the ‘Valentine’s Day’ Theme.

Feb 23: Homespun · Gravitation · Robbie Hancock

The VFMS is trying something new! Following the usual open stage, we will be welcoming three short Feature Acts to the stage for an evening of music. This evening will feature:

Gravitation
The Victoria music scene knows Bill Hamilton and Burke Rosen for their many varied solo and collaborative contributions. They recently began jamming together and discovered they had grown up in the same neighbourhood, only three blocks apart. As founding members of a brand new band known as Gravitation, they orbit with some of Victoria’s finest musicians.

Homespun
Homespun is the grassroots project of Victoria-based singer/songwriter Duncan Sutherland. Homespun performs mostly original compositions in a folk fusion style flavored with folk, bluegrass, blues, country and even a bit of swing! Duncan is joined by Bonnie Dennis and Candy Little (vocals), John Cornes (stand-up bass/ vocals), and Joy Cooper (flute).

Robbie Hancock
Robbie Hancock is a singer/songwriter and a composer/producer for film and television. Over the past 20 years, Robbie has toured Canada several times and recently performed in Nashville and Los Angeles. He’s joined by Mike Regimbal, musician extraordinaire with 35 years experience and a knack for harmony.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in March 2020 —

Previous Folk Club Features

Listed by date, one year of VFMS Feature Acts per webage:
 2020,  2019,  2018,  …   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…


                            ... 2019 ...

      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
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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


                            ... 2020 ...

      January                 February                 March          
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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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