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The Victoria Folk Newsletter
Folk Club: Every Sunday ~ Admission $7.00 Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue ~ on the #4 bus route
Format: 6:45 pm Impromptu Jam Session ~ newcomers welcome 7:30 pm Open Stage ~ sign up with the Host to perform a 10-minute set 8:45 pm Intermission ~ tea, coffee, and assorted goodies available 9:00 pm The Feature ~ as shown below
Mail To: VFMS c/o Old Town Strings, 1034 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8T 2A5 Website: victoriafolkmusic.ca
Bev Finch and Tom Neville are no strangers to the stage. Both have written and released a full album of their own, and are planning to release an album together in the near future.
Known for her solid rhythm-guitar playing, delicate finger-style, satiny- smooth vocals and image-invoking lyrics, Finch’s original music can leave her audience breathless, or in tears, or laughing out loud. She commands the
stage with emotion, and humour, and her songs with leave you humming long after the last notes fade away.
Multi-instrumentalist Tom Neville is the perfect pairing with musical partner Bev Finch. He is a seasoned pro, recording with the likes of Juno award-winner James Keelaghan, Gerry Barnum, and Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars.
January 6 ~ Finch & The Fiddler
The Mechanical Botanicals are Lydia Hibbing (Canadian) and James Mannion (Welsh). Based in the picturesque small town of Tumbler Ridge in beautiful British Columbia, the pair have been performing as The Mechanical Botanicals since 2016. With tunes to get you on your feet and harmonies to drop you to your knees, The Mechanical Botanicals deliver their own take on roots folk music!
The pair focus heavily on their dynamic
harmonies and vocal strengths, blending their voices effortlessly. Combining their individual influences and experiences they have a chameleon-like style, allowing them to delve into the blues when needed or cross the line into country as they see fit! The Mechanical Botanicals repertoire of originals and classic covers lend themselves well to the pair’s soulful style—all of this packaged up with humorous tales and stories from this duo’s mechanical botanical life.
January 13 ~ The Mechanical Botanicals
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 our Norway House venue. Included in her trio will be Joey Smith on acoustic bass and Neil Golden on tabla and percussion.
January 20 ~ The Flora Scott 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 Jenny’s original songs. Oh yes, there will be one or two river songs.
January 27 ~ The Jenny Lester Band
Folk Club Features on the Islands Deep Cove Folk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ~ Todd Butler ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 Friday, January 11th, 8:00 pm, Deep Cove. 250-384-9419
Cowichan Folk Guild . . . ~ The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 Saturday, January 12th, 7:00 pm, Duncan. 250-748-3975
Sayward Valley Folk Music Society ~ The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band ~ . . . . . . . $10.00 Sunday, January 13th, 7:00 pm, Sayward. 250-282-0134
Nanaimo Folk Connection . . . ~ Steve Palmer ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00 Friday, January 18th, 7:00 pm, Nanaimo. 250-591-6883
Highlands Folk . . . . . ~ Edie DaPonte & Karel Roessingh ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.00 Saturday, January 19th, 7:30 pm, Victoria. 778-678-2409
Coffeehouse on Gabriola . . . . . ~ Gary Badke ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 Friday, January 25th, 7:00 pm, Gabriola Island. 250-658-1478
Salt Spring Folk Club . . . . . . . . . . . ~ April Verch ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 Monday, January 28th, 7:00 pm, Saltspring Island.
ConCerts, etC. ~ Square Dance with the Shady Grove Dance Band! | 250-929-8226
Friday, January 4th, 7:00 pm | $5–10.00 | Cobble Hill Community Hall, 3550 Watson Avenue, Cowichan Valley.
~ OzMoses ~ Friday, January 4th, 7:00 pm, at the oaks RestauRant & GRill, 2250 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria. | by donation$
~ Clancy’s Front Porch ~ Saturday, January 5th, 7:00 pm, at tHe spiRal Café, 418 Craigflower Road, Victoria. | by donation$
~ The Shari Ulrich Band ~ Saturday, January 5th, 8:00 pm, at the maRy WinspeaR CentRe, Sidney. | $35.00
~ VFMs: Finch & The Fiddler ~ Sunday, Jan. 6th, 7:30 pm, (noRWay House) | $7.00
~ Acoustic ‘Campfire Jam’ ~ Monday, January 7th, 8:00 pm, at the DunCan sHoWRoom, Duncan. | $2.00 – $5.00
~ Blue Moon Marquee ~ Thursday, January 10th, 8:00 pm, at the GRounD ZeRo aCoustiC lounGe, #8, 464 Island Highway East, Parksville. | $20.00
~ Valdy ~ Saturday, January 12th, 8:00 pm, at the maRy WinspeaR CentRe, Sidney. | $25.00
~ Dylan Stone / Cameron Latimer / Dylan Rysstad ~ Saturday, January 12th, 8:00 pm, at the DunCan sHoWRoom, Duncan. | $15.00
~ VFMs: The Mechanical Botanicals ~ Sunday, January 13th, 7:30 pm, (noRWay House) | $7.00
~ rIg-a-JIg ~ Friday, January 18th, 7:00 pm, at the oaks RestauRant & GRill, 2250 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria. | by donation$
~ VFMs: The Flora Scott Trio ~ Sunday, January 20th, 7:30 pm, (noRWay House) | $7.00
~ Bijoux du Bayou ~ Friday, Jan. 25th, 7:00 pm, at the oaks RestauRant & GRill, 2250 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria. | by donation$
~ The Music of Tom Waits ~ Friday, January 25th, 8:00 pm, at the DunCan sHoWRoom, Duncan. | $15.00
~ VFMs: The Jenny Lester Band ~ Sunday, January 27th, 7:30 pm, (noRWay House) | $7.00
~ VBA (Victoria Bluegrass Association) The Greg Blake Band in Concert ~ Tuesday, January 29th at fiRst CHuRCH of CHRist sCientist, 1205 Pandora Avenue, Victoria. For more: victoriabluegrass.ca | $20.00
~ The Montreal Guitar Trio ~ Tuesday, January 29th, 8:00 pm, at the maRy WinspeaR CentRe, Sidney. | $28.15
~ Andy Hillhouse & Dan McDonald ~ tHe ConCeRt House Thursday, January 31st, 7:30 pm | 17 Cambridge Street, Victoria. | $20.00 RSVP [email protected] or 250-389-1842
~ Old Man Luedecke ~ Thursday, January 31st, 8:00 pm, at the CumbeRlanD Hotel, 2714 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland.
~ Beacon Ridge Productions (BRP)~ · Friday, J a n . 11th: Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band Dance | $20.00 · Saturday, Jan. 12th: Steve Dawson & Friends | $25.00 · Friday, J a n . 18th: Edie DaPonte “From Paris to Rio” | $20.00 · Friday, J a n . 25th: Pearl Django | $25.00 the Upstairs Lounge, oak bay ReCReation CentRe, 1975 Bee Street, Victoria. | Doors at 6:00 pm (for dinner) concert at 7:30 pm Tickets online at beaconridgeproductions.com — or at the door!
~ Victoria Contra Dance ~ · Saturday, January 12th, at St. Luke’s, Cedar Hill X Road, Victoria. · Saturday, January 26th, at St. Matthias, 600 Richmond Avenue, Victoria. — victoriacontradance.com
The Coffeehouse on Gabriola ~ Meets the last Friday of each month. 6:30 pm Doors/Jam; 7:00 pm Open Stage; 8:30 pm Feature. The Roxy Theatre, 377 Berry Point Road. Admission 10.00 Email [email protected]
Cowichan Folk Guild ~ Meets the second Saturday of the month (September–June), 7:30 pm, at Duncan United Church. Admission $10.00 ($5.00 CFG members). Phone 250-748-3975.
Deep Cove Folk ~ Meets the second Friday of the month (September–June) at 8 pm, 10990 West Saanich Rd. Admission $10.00 Please lug a mug. | Phone 250-384-9419 or visit deepcovefolk.ca
Highlands Folk Music ~ Meets the second Saturday of the month (October–July) 7:30 pm, at 1589 Millstream Road. Admission $7.00 Call 778-678-2409 or email [email protected]
MACoustic Folk Club ~ evolving, about one folkie act a month at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. Admission $18.00 For info, visit mcmillanartscentre.com
Nanaimo Folk Connection ~ Meets the third Friday of the month (September–June) at 7:00 pm. Admission $5.00 | Phone 250-591-6883 or email [email protected]
Qualicum Acoustic Café ~ Meets the first Friday of the month (October–April*) 7:30 pm, at the Rotary House, 211 W. Fern Road, Qualicum Beach. Admission $10.00 Info: [email protected] (*in JanuaRy We Do tHe last fRiDay, s