Author: Cormac Eby

VFS Annual General Meeting

VFS Annual General Meeting

VFS Annual General Meeting Please be advised that the Victoria Fiddle Society Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, October 19 at 7:45-8:45pm, if you are interested in attending, please respond to the VFS email and a Zoom invitation will be sent to you. Our President, Nellie Quinn, is stepping down and we’d like to take this…

The Reid Jamieson Band
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The Reid Jamieson Band

February 2nd Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson performs with his saucy wife and long-time song-writing partner Carolyn Victoria Mill. True entertainers, these masters of the burgeoning house concert circuit thrive on creating intimacy, with tales and talents that simply must be experienced live. You won’t want to miss what they do next! VFMS Victoria Folk Music Society, Norway House 1110 Hillside Avehttps://www.facebook.com/events/2471586862950918/

February Fiddle Jam!
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February Fiddle Jam!

The next VFS Fiddle Jam on Friday, February 7. 7:00-9:30pm, doors open at 6:30.  Location: Wheeley Hall in the Esquimalt United Church Building (500 Admirals Road).  Enter off Lyall Street. Drop-In $5.00, VFS Members FREE! PLEASE bring a concession snack if possible; any donation would be greatly appreciated. All proceeds go straight back into your society. 2019/20 Fiddle Jam Dates March 6…

TRAD Weekend
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TRAD Weekend

February 14 & 15 A weekend of traditional music and fun for all ages and all levels! Trad Weekend starts with an epic concert of Canada’s award winning top traditional musicians in one concert. This is the 2nd annual festival put on by Victoria’s own Ivonne Hernandez. It brings together the best of the best in Celtic,…

AGM

AGM

Hello all Victoria Fiddle Society members, you are invited to attend the Victoria Fiddle Society Annual General Meeting this Thursday, January 9 from 5:45 – 7:00pm. Please contact vfsinfo@gmail.com for meeting location and to RSVP if you are planning to attend.

The Peripheral Visionaries with special guest Shawna Caspi
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The Peripheral Visionaries with special guest Shawna Caspi

October 29 in Nanaimo The Peripheral Visionaries dust off an eclectic mix of hidden gems, largely from the first half of the last century and throw in originals that just seem to fit.  You will be drawn in by their unique arrangements, rich harmonies and instrumentation of swing, jazz, blues, folk & country tunes.  Check out their music…

The Ecclestons
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The Ecclestons

October 27 ‘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…

VCM Folk & Contemporary Classics: Unplugged
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VCM Folk & Contemporary Classics: Unplugged

October 27 Wood Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenue 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Join renowned BC master fiddler Daniel Lapp and guests for an inspiring and educational journey through the history of folk. Through music and stories, the audience will be transported through time and across the world, ending with a foot-stomping, kitchen party-style…

Workshops – Gordon Stobbe & JJ Guy!
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Workshops – Gordon Stobbe & JJ Guy!

Sunday, October 6    12:30 – 4:00 Gordon Stobbe & JJ Guy will each be presenting workshops with a jam to follow on Sunday, October 6th. Workshops will focus on various techniques and bowing exercises to improve and assist in all levels of playing. Tunes will be taught according to abilities with emphasis on twin fiddle…