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Any Catters in British Columbia?

My guru always said 24 Jul 10 - 02:13 AM
GUEST,bankley 24 Jul 10 - 02:35 PM
Don Firth 24 Jul 10 - 03:28 PM
Charley Noble 24 Jul 10 - 08:52 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 24 Jul 10 - 09:40 PM
ClaireBear 24 Jul 10 - 10:36 PM
iancarterb 24 Jul 10 - 11:34 PM
Beer 24 Jul 10 - 11:50 PM
Larry The Radio Guy 25 Jul 10 - 01:56 AM
My guru always said 25 Jul 10 - 03:07 AM
CET 25 Jul 10 - 09:43 PM
Charley Noble 26 Jul 10 - 07:48 PM
My guru always said 27 Jul 10 - 05:35 PM
GUEST,Effsee sans cookie 27 Jul 10 - 10:40 PM
GUEST,Sue Graves 28 Jul 10 - 02:37 PM
Charlie Baum 28 Jul 10 - 03:45 PM
My guru always said 29 Jul 10 - 03:08 AM
Jim Lad 31 Jul 10 - 01:18 AM
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Subject: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 02:13 AM

Hi, I'm just hoping that I can find help here to point a friend towards singing or musical happenings when she takes a trip there soon. My geography isn't good and I know very little about Canada except that it's a very large place *grin* Here's what she told me about her upcoming trip:

The Canada trip will be a tourist trip for the first week, which I'm doing with my cousin Mary - Banff, Jasper, train over Rocky Mountains, Vancouver City, Vancouver Island. The second week will be mostly spent with Alison (Humphries) - can't remember if you knew her before she emigrated? - on Gabriola Island (near Vancouver Island). That will certainly be a musical experience, and we're planning to do a concert together on the last night - there is a tiny theatre on the island and she has booked it for the Saturday night!   If you do know any MudCat colleagues in any of those places, it would be lovely to have their details, please, though I don't know how much time we'll have available in the evenings on the tourist trail (and we'll be dependent on taxis or public transport), if there is a chance of catching some music en route, that would be great.

Hope that someone here will have some pointers. My friend doesn't get along here much but I'll pass on any information. BTW, she has one of the best female voices I've heard & plays a good guitar too!


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 02:35 PM

Les Tibo is in Nanaimo on Van. Island... has a family trio called Trinitude.. you can find him on Facebook.. and Trinitude on Myspace. He's working Festival of the Islands this week-end in Victoria.
There's lots going on there all summer.. it's a really different vibe from the mainland.. Island time.. he might have some tips for your friend...

Valdy calls Salt Spring Island home.. however he tours a lot, you can contact him thru his website

Load up on smoked salmon, it's so good... good luck, happy trails


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 03:28 PM

You might want to connect with the Vancouver Folk Song Society.

Jon Bartlett posts on Mudcat from time to time (great, informative web site, by the way;   Jon and Rika are darn good singers, and very knowledgeable).

Many good singers up that-a-way!

Also, there is Paddy Hernon in Victoria. My wife and I first met him in the late 1970s at one of the Northwest Folklife Festivals in Seattle. We haven't seen him since the early 1980s, but it looks like he's still around. Heck of a good singer! He has at least one record out (maybe more by now), from which I've brazenly stolen a number of good songs.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 08:52 PM

There's also the Victoria Folk Music Society that runs a monthly concert series and a couple of song circles: click here for website!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 09:40 PM

Jim Brannigan (Mudcat name Jim Lad) lives in BC. He has not been posting a lot of late which is strange for him. Hopefully he's too busy playing music!

Jim Lad


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 10:36 PM

I think Bob Bossin, not a Catter but quite a songwriter nonetheless, lives on or near Gabriola. Perhaps she'll meet him.


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: iancarterb
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 11:34 PM

Bob Bossin does in fact does live on Gabriola, and you'll sound like a native if you pronounce the name with a long A - gay bree OH la - and mark what Charley Noble said about VFMS if you get down to the capitol. Old time jam at the Spiral Cafe on Monday, Bluegrass on Tueday (and another at the Cornerstone on Wednesday), I think a VFMS song circle on Thursday, Jame Bay Coffee on Friday. After the VFMS on Sunday night head down to the Irish Times which becomes a session after the invariably awesome band opens up the stage around 8:30.
    Carter B


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: Beer
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 11:50 PM

Please look up a group called "Jou Tou", you won't be sorry. Maybe the will be playing when you are about. They live in Burnaby. if you make contact tell them that Adrien recommenced you.
ad.


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 01:56 AM

I live in Princeton (a tiny town at the doorway to the Okanagan). So does Jon Bartlett. And If she's around August 20-22nd, she may want to take in the (free) Princeton Traditional Music festival--and maybe sit in on a few jam sessions.


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: My guru always said
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 03:07 AM

Wow, thank you all so much for all the information & pointers. I met Jon & Rika last year at the Portsmouth Maritime Festival and also at the FSGW Getaway & they're just lovely!

I don't know which weeks Sue will be over in August, but I'll pass all the info to her. She only occasionally uses computers but hopefully this will persuade her to follow your 'clicky's' and find all these fab musical happenings. It looks like Sue will be in for a treat and she'll regret the fact she's only over for 2 weeks!!

Apart from singing solo, she's part of a group called Soiree, and their web-site is here!

Thanks again!!
Hils


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: CET
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 09:43 PM

Some years ago I happened upon a session of the Victoria Nautical Song Circle and had a great time. The pub where they met seems to be having licensing issues for music other than by paid musicians, so they might be in a hiatus right now. You can get information here: http://victoria.tc.ca/Culture/Vnsc/

Even if the VNSC isn't currently active the webpage can give you some ideas about what's on and who to contact. I hink the organizer, John Erskine, has a current email.


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 07:48 PM

CET-

I did provide a link to the Victoria Folk Song Society above. One of their song circles has a nautical theme once a month and "anything goes" alternatively. Its location has been the Bent Mast Pub in the James Bay neighborhood of Victoria. They are quite friendly to visitors.

Another place for music is in Steveston Village, just south of Vancouver in the Town of Richmond, where they do Thursday Sings at Murakami Boathouse, in the Brittannia Heritage Shipyard. Dave McArthur (dave@stevestonfolk.org) is the primary contact for their Folk Song Society.

Good luck on your search and be sure to report back with an update.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: My guru always said
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 05:35 PM

Refreshing for Sue, hopefully she'll get a chance to check this thread after work tomorrow!

Thanks again for all the info!!


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: GUEST,Effsee sans cookie
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 10:40 PM

A bit strange that Jim Lad hasn't contributed to this thread...hope all is ok with Jim!


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: GUEST,Sue Graves
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 02:37 PM

Thank you to all of you wonderful folks who have given me so much information - I am overwhelmed. So many possibilities! And thanks so much to "My Guru" for getting me started on Mudcat! My dates are:
Banff: 1 - 2 Aug
Jasper: 3 - 4 Aug
Train over Rocky Mountains 5 - 6 Aug, finishing in Vancouver
Vancouver City: 7 - 8 Aug
Gabriola Island: 9 Aug, and 12 - 15 Aug (flying home on 15th)
Vancouver Island: 10 - 11 Aug
so not around for the Princeton Festival, sadly

On the evening of the 14 Aug, my friend Alison Humphries has booked the Roxy Theatre on Gabriola Island and we are doing a concert together! (There will be some intensive rehearsals beforehand as it's 10 yrs since we played together regularly!). Hope to run into some of you at some stage. Thanks again, best wishes, Sue


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 03:45 PM

Mudcatters Charlie Baum and Lisa Null will be performing at the Princeton Traditional Music Festival (not to mention Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat, who host and organize the festival).

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: My guru always said
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 03:08 AM

Sounds like Sue already has a very full trip, but it would be fantastic if she could make some use of the wonderful information posted here. Shame she'll be missing Princeton, some Fab Catters there *love & hugs from us*

And welcome to the Cat Sue!!!

Thanks again!


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Subject: RE: Any Catters in British Columbia?
From: Jim Lad
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 01:18 AM

I'm alive and doing very well, thank you very much.
I don't get in here very often.
My daughter goes into Grade ! this year so after 6 years of staying at home with her, I can finally get back to music & work in a month or so.
The Victoria Folk Music Society meets every Sunday night and their website is a hive of information. Very reliable.
When I'm not looking after the kid or doing the occasional gig, I'm down in the studio which is not producing nearly as much as it should. That's the sign of a busy life, I suppose.
Anyway, just popped in to look up an old thread and get back out again before I discover that some of yous have died since my last visit.
Cheers!
Jim


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