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; 
44 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: $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 2019
(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 October 2019 Newsletter
(PDF)

Departed Friends and Musicians

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

 

Oct 13: Pat Kelleher
Oct 20: Lynn McGown & Michael Pratt
Oct 27: The Ecclestons Trio
Nov 03: The Merry McKentys
Nov 10: Sue Decker

VFMS Autumn Folk Retreat: Nov. 08-10, 2019
Our 2019 Retreat Registration Form (PDF)
Camp Pringle Details (Shawnigan Lake)

Oct. 13: Pat Kelleher

Irish folksinger-songwriter Pat Kelleher hails from a quiet rural area of County Cork, Ireland, called Dripsey. With almost 40 years of public performing as a folk singer, guitarist, and 5-string banjoist, he is a seasoned performer.

Pat’s baritone voice is easily recognizable with its individual appeal; his stagecraft and an ability to induce audience interaction and participation come as second nature from years of experience and learning of the craft from those gone before him. He specializes on the long-neck folk banjo and has given many workshops on this instrument, and is an accomplished clawhammer-style banjo player.

Oct. 20: Lynn McGown & Michael Pratt

Lynn McGown and Michael Pratt have an infectious love of singing that has delighted audiences in Vancouver for 40 years. Their songs range from traditional to contemporary but always touch the heart, entertain, or delight.

Lynn’s musical roots come from growing up in a French-Canadian and English-Canadian family in Montreal. Her beautiful voice sings with warmth and presence that inspires. Michael is an outstanding singer, concertina player, and fiddler, who draws from his Irish roots as well as his involvement in the Folk Clubs in the British Folk Revival.

An evening with Lynn McGown and Michael Pratt is a musical conversation with stories of humour, love won and lost, and the events that shape our lives.

Oct. 27: The Ecclestons

‘Full Contact Folk’ best describes what The Ecclestons bring to the stage. After 14 years together as a band touring all over Western Canada and the US, siblings Colleen (guitar, vocals) Kelt (bass, penny whistle, vocals) and adopted brother Greg Madill (bouzouki, mandolin, bodhran, vocals) have been busy doing their solo projects for the last few years.

Known for their infectious humour, joyfulness, and harmony, this Victoria-based band has a massive Celtic and Canadian repertoire alongside solid songwriting tackling everything from ‘bombs falling from the sky’ to the fires raging in Alberta and Montana, to siren’s song and dancing outside on a summer night.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in November 2019 —

Previous Folk Club Features

Listed by date, one year of VFMS Feature Acts per webage:
 201920182017,  …   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 ...

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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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