The thing about the Rogue Folk Club is that sometimes you have to act fast to get tickets. That’s the case with Le Vent du Nord, who are playing the Vancouver club later this month without the much-appreciated option to purchase tickets to watch online. That show is sold out.
Fortunately, the Rogue concert calendar is overflowing with riches when it comes to great shows to see. But if you see something you like better grab a ticket fast because, you know, stuff sells out.
Visit http://www.roguefolk.bc.ca for tickets or call 604.736-3022.
Collage Trad – Feb. 10th at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James
This scintillating sextet stars three superb fiddlers: Serena Eades of Forro do Cana and Delhi 2 Dublin; Gabriel Dubreuil or Early Spirit; and Canadian Old-Time Fiddle Champion Mark Sullivan. They’re backed by a stellar rhythm section of Andy Hillhouse of Mad Pudding and The McDades; Wynston Minckler of The Burying Ground on bass; and Allen Dionne of Mad Pudding on drums. They combine Celtic music with influences from jazz, classical music, pop, and many global traditions.
Check them out HERE.
Medusa plus Pierre Schryer & Adam Dobres – Feb. 11 at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James
Medusa is Georgia Hathaway, Lea Kirstein, Marta Solek, and Saskia Tomkins. They blend fiddle and cello with Swedish nyckelharpa, Polish knee-fiddle and other exotic string instruments so that the band’s dynamic arrangement style cross-pollinates the sounds of Middle Eastern, Scandinavian, Celtic, Appalachian, and Eastern European music, as well as original tunes, to create something previously unheard. They released their enthralling debut CD in November.
Pierre Schryer is one of Canada’s leading traditional fiddlers. He is a recipient of numerous titles and awards including the Canadian Open Fiddle Championship, Grand Masters Championship, Violoneux Championnat, and North American Irish Fiddle Championship. His ability knows no bounds, covering styles from Irish, Scottish, Québecois, and Cape Breton to Canadian Old Time, American Swing and more. Adam Dobres is a highly accomplished guitarist with a natural ability to embody any style of music. He is equally at home with bluegrass, Celtic, jazz, hot jazz, country, folk, old time, rock, blues, and more.
Harry Manx – Feb. 16 at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James
Combining the coolest acoustic blues with the sultry sounds of Indian slide guitar, Saltspring Island’s Harry Manx delivers a spicy mix that is totally compelling and addictive! Harry will be joined for this special show by violinist Mark Ferris. The current Concertmaster of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Mark spent 17 years with the acclaimed CBC Radio Orchestra. He is a founding member and composer for the Yaletown String Quartet.