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Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?

GUEST,Chris Hall 27 Apr 01 - 01:59 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 28 Apr 01 - 01:32 AM
GUEST,Jon Bartlett 28 Apr 01 - 02:48 AM
GUEST,Rana 28 Apr 01 - 08:29 AM
Lyrical Lady 28 Apr 01 - 01:08 PM
Musicman 28 Apr 01 - 03:18 PM
ollaimh 28 Apr 01 - 09:44 PM
Clinton Hammond 29 Apr 01 - 10:58 AM
Musicman 29 Apr 01 - 02:04 PM
GUEST 30 Apr 01 - 12:04 PM
Musicman 30 Apr 01 - 06:01 PM
GUEST,Rana 30 Apr 01 - 06:36 PM
Musicman 30 Apr 01 - 06:42 PM
GUEST,Chris Hall 01 May 01 - 01:23 PM
GUEST,Petr 01 May 01 - 03:33 PM
Metchosin 01 May 01 - 08:13 PM
mutineer 16 Feb 03 - 04:53 PM
breezy 17 Feb 03 - 12:16 PM
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Subject: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: GUEST,Chris Hall
Date: 27 Apr 01 - 01:59 PM

Looking for trad musicians in the Vancouver area to form group playing a mix of tunes & songs along the lines of Patrick Street/Planxty. Currently have some vocals, guitar, mandolin and possibly banjo.

Feel free to reply by email

Cheers

Chris Hall chris.grant@hall.net


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 01:32 AM

Have you checked with the Folk Society in Vancouver? I believe they have a web-site, but I don't have it handy.


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: GUEST,Jon Bartlett
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 02:48 AM

The Vancouver Folk Song Society is more a munch of singers than a bunch of instrumentalists. The best place to start might be Mike Pratt/Lyn McGoun's Celtic Woolens Shop on Alma at 10th.


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: GUEST,Rana
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 08:29 AM

Hi,

Sounds like you're looking for traditional irish musicians. There was a Comhaltas Branch when I was there (early '80s) and a session used to occur, as well, at the Spinning Wheel on Tuesday nights. However, this is probably out of date. I just checked "Comhaltas Vancouver" on google and did come up with several leads. This is the home page (which mentions stuff at WISE Hall)

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann

trust this is a useful lead.

Cheers Rana


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 01:08 PM

Check this out www.bcmusicman.ca. There you will find out how to contact Mudscat's Musicman ... he can give you some good info. OR ... you could join Mudcat and send him a PM. Whichever you choose ... he's the man....LL


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: Musicman
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 03:18 PM

yes, i am around.... meant to respond last night, but ... got busy.....

local sessions are a good place to connect as well as the celtic wollen shop... i know mike pratt and lynn.... great people.....

Sessions are at: culpeppers Rest... 3135 W Broadway, Thursdays 8-11 and the Irish Heather has Sessions Tuesdays (they are in gastown on Carroll street near the Blarney Stone..) The spinning wheel is no longer operating as an irish pub.....

you could email me pevenden@home.com and we can connect as well.......

Musicman.....


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: ollaimh
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 09:44 PM

if randy is still hosting the sessien at the irish heather, that's the friendliest group in vancouver, and some of the most skilled muscians in canada have been known to play there, there are a lot of politics and several self appointed "gods of folk" at most of the others mentioned.

there are also many traditional muscians who busk in the sky train system--including me when i'm in town--they might be a help.the boat club also had a decent group but it may be ended--ask michael pratt or john gothard if you can find them


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 10:58 AM

Anybody in Van. know if a band called "Prydwyn" (sp?) is still going???


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: Musicman
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 02:04 PM

not sure if they are clinton.. i've heard the name, but never seen them perform..

ollaimh.... Randy and dave are doing the session at the heather on tuesday still, a great session, but a little bit exclusive these days as they are learning a whole bunch of different tunes, so it's not as accesable to the average player, however, still a great session

most of the other sessions with the 'appointed gods' have dissapeared... the one at culpeppers on Thursdays is run by mary Brunner and peter huron, a very open and welcoming session, especially for the beginner.

Michael is also hosting sessions at his Celtic Wollens shop on Alma, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 2-5pm, and a bit of a concert event on Friday nights. And i think the jericho folk starts again in may at the Jericho Sailing center on Tuesday nights... You can talk to Michael pratt about that.... They have a bit of a session then a concert event.....


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 12:04 PM

prydwen was still going last summer as far as I know. I have to say that whoever said Randys is the friendliest most nonpolitical session in town, thats a good one. Its the only session I know where theyve asked people not to come back.


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: Musicman
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 06:01 PM

there are also sessions out in Port Coquitlam now .... Sundays at the Frog and Nightgown, and Wed at the St. James Well.....


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: GUEST,Rana
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 06:36 PM

Musicman,

I came across Jericho Folk on the web - is it a regular folk club, and how long has it been on. It also mentioned Celia O'Neill, who was someone I knew years ago (and actually pointed me to the original spinning wheel sessions). Is she still active in the Vancouver folk scene?

Rana


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: Musicman
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 06:42 PM

Rana.... Celia O'neill i do not know....

the Jericho Folk, if it's the group that runs on tuesday nites.. is a gathering put on by Michael Pratt... they meet at the jericho Sailing Centre on Discovery street every tuesday, have a short session to start then some sort of concert following... other than that, that's all i know....


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: GUEST,Chris Hall
Date: 01 May 01 - 01:23 PM

Thanks for the leads folks....

I've hit sessions in Seattle and Ireland but I see I need to go feel out the Vancouver scene better.

Thanks again...

Chris Hall


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: GUEST,Petr
Date: 01 May 01 - 03:33 PM

The sessions at the Frog and Nightgown in Coquitlam sundays 7:30 - 11 have just started, its a test run for the month of may at least.


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: Metchosin
Date: 01 May 01 - 08:13 PM

If anyone sees Mike Pratt in the next while, ask him if he's still using Blood Red Roses to clear his sinuses ?


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: mutineer
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 04:53 PM

For all of those interested, I play in a Vancouver traditional folk band called Mutiny Gone Overboard. We play a lot of shows at the Wolf and Hound - 3617 W Broadway. We're playing there this Friday night - Feb 21, 2003 - check us out if you get the chance. Visit out online home at www.mutinymusic.cjb.net . Slainte, Paddy


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: breezy
Date: 17 Feb 03 - 12:16 PM

Ok, how can I get to meet any of you guys if I come over next November for a week?
I organise the St Albans Folk Club plus singarounds and chorus workshops.
Roy Bailey plays our club every year and I'm a Stan fan.
My wife has agreed to me having a week away on my own so I can follow the world weightlifting career of my daughter, but I dont want to watch any more than I have to, so I reckon this may be the chance to meet some like-minded folkies in Vancouver.
'Have speed-picks and capo will travel'


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 17 Feb 03 - 12:37 PM

Hey Paddy, I've caught your gig at the Wolf... you have a very good band! If that Musicman causes you any more trouble, tell him the Lyrical Lady will have to get out her whips! Shame on him for being such a nusense!!!

LL


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 08:04 PM

what i remember about micnael pratt is several times i watched him play over top another skilled local muscian because he didn't like that person.

he screwed lee jones every chance he got. but that's the trip in vancouver screw the other muscians untill there are so few people who can play comming out that you can be king


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Subject: RE: Trad musicians in Vancouver, BC?
From: GUEST,nb
Date: 06 Jun 11 - 10:28 PM

hey do you play tunes anywhere regularly


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