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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/
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View in your browser or download the VFMS January 2019 Newsletter
(PDF)

Something new: Departed Friends and Musicians

 

Jan 13: The Mechanical Botanicals
Jan 20: The Flora Scott Trio
Jan 27: The Jenny Lester Trio
Feb 03: The Lake Men
Feb 10: Pat Wictor

Jan. 20: The Flora Scott Trio

Flora Scott is a jazz guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, living in Vancouver, BC. She began playing the guitar at age six and has studied jazz guitar and has received vocal coaching from several professionals including Dee Daniels and Jay Clayton.

She has recorded with Hugh Fraser and members of his quintet and more recently with players from several different countries, including Britain, Germany, Cuba, the United States, and Canada resulting in a new global sound. Flora performs in Vancouver and Victoria and has previously had appearances at festivals in Victoria and on Vancouver Island. Her third CD has just been released and will be available at her performance at the Norway House. Included in her trio will be Joey Smith on acoustic bass and Neil Golden on tabla and percussion.

Jan. 27: The Jenny Lester Trio

Jenny Lester is a dynamic Canadian bluegrass performer and recording artist who has established herself as an important singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her original songs are carefully crafted for the bluegrass genre while at the same time displaying a contemporary freshness and vitality that breathes new life into the fabled ‘high lonesome’ sound. Jenny is a veteran stage performer, beginning on the fiddle at age eight with her family’s Driftwood Canyon Family Band out of Smithers, BC.

She will be joined by Ivonne Hernandez and Oliver Swain—long time friends who love playing together. You will hear the fine fiddle and voice of Ivonne and the dynamic bass and voice of Oliver as they present a mix including several of her original songs. Oh yes, there will be one or two river songs.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in February 2019 —

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 ...

      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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