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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Welcome Back, Folks! Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe
As legally required, the Victoria Folk Music Society follows all Public Health Orders. Since COVID-19 restrictions have been subject to change, sometimes with very little notice, we will do our best to keep well-informed and follow the most current rules. In the case of masking and social distancing, although public orders (PHOs) may no longer be in place, we strongly encourage everyone to continue these practices while at the Folk club.
Many of our members are older or have health challenges that put them at increased risk of infection, and such kindness goes a long way to respect and protect those who may be most vulner- able. While it should go without saying, if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19 or any other infectious condition, please stay home and take care until you know you are well.
— Carol Aileen, for The Folk

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:
Say “Hi” to people!

Second Half: 9:00 PM
The Feature

Format may occasionally vary

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Victoria Folk Music Society,
c/o 3483 Lovat Avenue,
Victoria, BC, V8X 1T8

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starting with 2022
(going back to 1976!)

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(a list of many folks who have featured on our stage!)

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View in your browser or download the VFMS June 2022 Newsletter

Departed Friends and Musicians

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


Jun 19 Tammy Fassaert
Jun 26 Anishinaabe Mitchell Sisters with Jennifer
 Louise Taylor; Zonnis; and Thomas P Radcliffe
Jul 03 Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, with Charlie Gannon
Jul 10 Samara Jade
Jul 17 The Awakeneers

June 19 Tammy Fassaert

Vancouver Island-based Tammy Fassaert is a fine songwriter and compelling performer. Tammy has a strong clear unadorned singing style; Victoria’s Times-Colonist described it as “…the sound of wood smoke and clear mountain streams, ancient echos of folk and country music before the businessmen in designer cowboy boots stole the music.”

Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine comments on her musical depth: “She’s incorporated all manner of sophisticated and earthy American musical influences in her into her own superb vocal style.”

After touring and recording on upright bass and vocals with West Coast luminaries Laurie Lewis, and the Good Ol’ Persons, Tammy launched her solo career in the early 1990’s. Having gone well beyond her original roots in traditional Bluegrass to become a welcome figure in contemporary folk and acoustic/roots circles, Tammy has performed all over North America, Western Europe, and Japan and Taiwan.

After a 10-year hiatus, Tammy has been coaxed out of musical hibernation and is happy to be performing and teaching again. Yay!

June 26 Multi-Feature Showcase

Building on the success of our 2020 Multi-Feature Showcase, the VFMS presents:

The Anishinaabe Mitchell Sisters with Jennifer Louise Taylor ~
Sandee Mitchell and Nancy Potvin grew up in North Bay, ON, and come from a large family of Indigenous musicians. Their grandfather Fred Mitchell was a well-loved fiddler who always encouraged them to play. Joined tonight by Jennifer Louise Taylor, they’ll be singing old country, bluegrass, folk, and originals served up with sweet sister harmonies!

Zonnis ~
The Zonnis have performed over 350 shows since 2014 including folk clubs, house concerts, music festivals, community gigs, pubs, parties, campgrounds, live spots on college radio stations, and Ecuadorian National TV. They continually strive to bring their music to new and exciting locations, and prefer to spend their time playing in small towns and the boondocks over the big city bustle.

Thomas P Radcliffe ~
Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, Thomas has lived in and traveled to many, many places in the U.S. and Canada. He is acclaimed as a finger-style guitar virtuoso and legendary folk singer and is currently touring as a solo singer-songwriter and solo finger-style guitarist.

Upcoming Features:

Sundays in June, July 2022 —

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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