Welcome to our Community Page, where we detail the organizations that The Rogue co-produces events with in various places. These are generally dances, workshops and jam sessions, but not concerts . It's a continuing outreach initiative that is part of our mandate.
Contra Dances with The Sybarites
The Sybaritic Stringband continues its series of first-Saturday dances at The Rogue with their new line-up and a new array of guest callers. The music is traditional Celtic / Quebecois / Old Time / Swing / originals by today's best tune writers, played on fiddle, saxophones, mandolin and piano. Come alone or bring a partner. All dances are taught on the spot. New dancers are encouraged to come early for a 15 minute introductory workshop that starts at 7:15 PM. Remember, please bring soft soled shoes to change into and help protect our dance floor!
Upcoming Events: The dances take place on the first Saturday of the month at the Mel Lehan Hall at the St. James, 3214 W 10th at Trutch in Kitslilano - January 4th, February 1st, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd and June 6th. There are no dances in July or August. Admission is $15 at the door,
Whether you're a ukulele novice or a seasoned strummer the Vancouver Ukulele Circle is for you! It's the oldest ukulele club on the American Continent. You say you can't sing and can barely play? NO PROBLEM! Quality is not an issue. We do this for fun. Sing as loud and free as you like because everyone else (over 100 people) is doing the same. We play from a 230 page book of classic songs. Want to perform? Our open-mic time is your chance to shine no matter what level you're at. In fact the applause is all the louder for brave beginners. So come and experience the folk music of the millennium. Ukulele is where it's at!
Upcoming Events: Events take place on the third Tuesday of the month at the Mel Lehan Hall at the St. James, 3214 W 10th at Trutch in Kitslilano - January 21st, February 18th, March 17th, April 21st, May 19nd and June 16th. There are no events in July or August. Admission is $10 at the door.
Rogue Folkies Jam
Come to Aberthau Mansion at the West Point Grey Community Centre on a Sunday morning and meet fellow musicians to play bluegrass, folk and old time music in a beautiful setting. The amazing acoustic quality of the mansion makes it ideal for unamplified music and voices. This is an ideal opportunity for musicians to get together to experience the fun and variety of music jams. Musicians must have a firm grasp on the fundamentals of their instrument, be able to change basic chords, and understand the Nashville Numbering System and jam etiquette. It's also helpful if you come prepared to lead a song in the jam circle. Musicians from the Rogue Folk Club will be available to lead the jam sessions..
Aberthau Mansion is a beautiful heritage Tudor-style mansion located at 4397 West 2nd Avenue at Trimble Street. The grounds are great for picnics, and the house is 2 minutes from Jericho Beach. There's lots of free parking.
Upcoming Events: Every Sunday from 11am to 1pm - January 5th to April 19th.
Registration: There is no charge, but it is necessary to register in advance. Please go here for more information. (This session is now full, but there is a waitlist.)