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Thursday May 31, 2012

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Hi everyone

1. Rogue Folk Review

The Rogue Folk Review for June is out and available for download. Some of you will receive it in the mail in the next day or two.

Inside we have full details of our next few shows:

2. Old Man Luedecke & Del Barber, Tuesday June 5th, 8pm, St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue

Two of Canada's best young songwriters come to The Rogue next week. Chris Luedecke is not an Old Man at all, although his music is definitely informed by the tradition. He writes with wit and insightful observation about life, love and contemporary mores. He recently released a seven song EP - Sing All About It - collaborating with some friends from Nova Scotia and Ontario. He will have a brand new full-length album out in the fall, too, so will have plenty of new material for this show. His last CD, My Hands Are On Fire, was produced by Tim O'Brien and Steve Dawson. More info

Del Barber hails from Winnipeg and we first saw him at the Edmonton Folk Festival last summer. Very clever songs, good stage persona, and his shows are a lot of fun! You might have seen him last year the Centennial Theatre, opening for Matt Andersen. He's just released an excellent CD called Headwaters.

Tickets are selling fast for this one, so make sure you get yours online or at Highlife or Rufus. It's possible that there may not be any left at the door.... Would be a shame to miss these brilliant songwriters in the best listening room in town.

3. Vancouver and Mission Folk Festival Tickets - great deals for Rogues!!

Early Bird Tickets to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival (deadline is Friday June 8th!) are just $122 for adults, saving you $13 on the regular Early Bird price, and a huge saving on the gate price.

Mission Folk Festival (deadline is Saturday June 30th.) are a bit more complicated - but are even better value!

Adult weekend passes are just $65 (saving $20 on the regular early bird price)
Senior weekend passes are $45
Youth / Student passes are $40
Children's passes are $10 (free for age 5 and under)
Camping passes are $20 EACH for adults / seniors / youth (the latter must be accompanying an adult)

You MUST either call the office (Tuesday, Thursday or Friday 10am to 4pm) with your credit card details or mail a cheque - payable to Rogue Folk Club - to the following address:

Rogue Folk Club
31 - 1465 Lamey's Mill Road
Vancouver, B.C.
V6H 3W1

Again, VFMF orders MUST be received by Friday June 8th, and Mission tickets must be paid for by Saturday June 30th.

VFMF tickets can be picked up at the Laurence Juber concert on Thursday July 5th.

Or you can come to the office (#1 - 3630 West Broadway, at Dunbar) between 10am and 4pm on the following dates (please call 604-732-1305 first to make sure there's someone there!)

If you want your VFMF tickets to be mailed we will have to use Registered Post as some have disappeared in regular mail in past years! Please add $12 to your order if you want Registered Mail.

Mission tickets can ONLY be picked up at the festival gate, in Fraser River Heritage Park, from Friday July 20th to Sunday July 22nd.

4. 27th Anniversary Edition of The Edge On Folk, Saturday June 2nd, 8am to noon, on CiTR fm 101.9,

Twenty Seven Years! Amazing! Just about every Saturday for 27 years, that's the story of almost half my life! This weekend I'll have a few highlights from past years, new releases by Carolina Chocolate Drops, Great Lake Swimmers, Bijou Creole, Imagined Village, Joan Osborne, Rani Arbo, Solas, etc. plus a few surprises. I'll also pay tribute to Doc Watson, such an influential guitarist, who sadly passed away the other day. I hope you can join me for this special show. You can even email me a request if you like, or call in during the show on 604-822-2487. You can tune in live on 101.9fm or (podcasts will be available later in the day) or on Shaw Cable 88.5fm or Telus TV channel 3717.