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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

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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 December 2018 Newsletter
(PDF)

Something new: Departed Friends and Musicians

 

Dec 02: Three For Silver
Dec 09: Daniel Cook & the Radiators
Dec 16: Clover Point Drifters
Dec 23: Valdy
Dec 30: VFMS Seasonal Party Party with RIG-A-JIG

Dec 09: Daniel Cook & the Radiators

Daniel Cook & the Radiators are best described as ‘Original West Coast Roots’: contagious melodies and timeless stories are blended into a tasty mix of indie-folk, funk, and country. Over the last five years, with a combined age of two-hundred and twenty-seven and over four thousand hours of performance time, these seasoned musical veterans have combined their love of singing harmonies, great dynamic range, and variations in style to create a unique musical bond. With Robert Cromwell’s subtle and solid grooves, Ryan Rock’s melodious bass riffs, Roger Plant’s sweet lead guitar, and Daniel Cook’s well-crafted song-writing, these fellas are a talented bunch. Not to be missed!

Dec 16: The Clover Point Drifters

The Clover Point Drifters are a bluegrass band from Victoria, BC. Their repertoire consists of traditional bluegrass songs, with a sprinkling of country, folk, blues, and pop melodies in the bluegrass style.

The band includes Mike Kraft (banjo), who is one of Victoria’s secrets that does not involve underwear. Larry Stevens (resophonic guitar) has a gift for singing the country song, good times and bad, love and loss, the past and the even further past. George Robinson (bass) has the longest pedigree in the band, having played bluegrass bass since 1977. Dan Parker (mandolin) drifted west from Ontario following a successful attempt to attain a higher education. Alan Law (guitar) is strictly a rhythm guitarist (“I do not play any notes”), but his drive, passion, and stamina are second to none.

Dec. 23: Valdy

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Valdy to the VFMS stage. Winner of two Juno awards and nominated for 7 more, Valdy is a legend of Canadian folk music.

Hailing from Ontario, Valdy began his solo career in the mid-70s and has been touring Canada and the world ever since. He has put out 16 albums, including 22 singles and 4 Gold records, with nearly half a million units sold worldwide. Macleans called him “unquestionably the most public performer in Canada today, and the most loved”. In June of 2012, he received the Order of Canada for his lifelong dedication and achievements in the world of music.

Dec. 30: VFMS Seasonal Party with RIG-A-JIG

Bring your dancing shoes, some finger food, and a whole lot of seasonal cheer (non-alcoholic, please!) to the club’s annual year-end party. RIG-A-JIG will provide the music, guest callers the dancing instructions, and Morris Dancers their unique style of entertainment.

RIG-A-JIG sprung from the Morris and Folk Club scene, and has spanned the entire last two decades of the Victoria Folk Club. Known for its upbeat Celtic music, the band regularly plays weddings and dances--especially contra dances. RIG-A-JIG’s varied repertoire includes numbers old and new, instrumental and vocal, fast and slow.

The band consists of Molly Raher Newman on percussion, mandolin, and lap dulcimer; Dick Pollard on fiddle; Ian Johnston on guitar; Dave Klassen on bass; Karen Gillmore on flutes and banjo; and all of the above on vocals.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in December 2018 —

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
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22 23 24 25 26 27 28    19 20 21 22 23 24 25    16 17 18 19 20 21 22
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      October                 November                December
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    1  2  3  4  5  6                 1  2  3                       1
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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
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                            ... 2019 ...

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      October                 November                December
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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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