Linda McRae gets great press - come and see why!
Thursday November 26, 2015
1. Linda McRae & Thad Beckman, Friday November 27th, 8pm, St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue)
What a great show we have in prospect on Friday! There are not one, but two major articles about Linda McRae in this week's papers! An excellent interview in the Vancouver Sun Helping at-risk youth one of Linda McRae’s passions
Then on Friday December 18th Van Django, Vancouver's hottest gypsy jazz quartet, will once again feature guest singers L. J. Mounteney and Keith Bennett (who is also Vancouver's number 1 harmonica wizard) to present Cool Yule / Van Django Bells.
I've started a new Flickr Gallery to house my concert photos - and more. Please stop by for a look! You can reach it from our website or directly.
Don't forget to pick up a copy of my Rogue Calendar for 2016, featuring photos from Rogue shows in 2015, concert dates and festival dates in 2016, and more. Just $25. Available at all our concerts. A unique souvenir, and I reckon it's also a useful guide to what's coming next year.
Tune in to The Edge On Folk on Saturday from 8am to noon to hear music by all these fine performers and much more. Point your browser to www.citr.ca or try 101.9 fm to hear what I think is new - or old - and exciting! The show starts in Africa, and crosses oceans, fjords, deserts, river deltas and mountains and ends up on the west coast of B.C. or sometimes the west coast of Ireland or the islands of Cape Breton or Newfoundland. It's a wild musical ride but it's fun for me - and I hope you find it entertaining too!
Radio Rogue runs all day every day on our website, with a playlist of over 1,500 songs. Click here to listen in.
The worlds of music and art are coming together to launch the first musical instrument museum in Canada. Vancouver, being the extraordinary exposition of cultural diversity that it is, will be the home to the new Museum of World Music. Rare exquisitely ornamented musical instruments, graphic scores, psychedelic posters, and early sheet music showcase the myriad design elements in music through the centuries, from all corners of the world. This exhibit draws from the private collections of prominent personalities in the Vancouver musical community. These treasures are usually hidden from public view and many are on display for the first time. This exhibit is part of an initiative to create a museum in Vancouver dedicated to musical instruments and associated paraphernalia with a worldwide scope that emphasizes the rich musical community and heritage of British Columbia. All genres of music are to be included from baroque to world, country to jazz, hip-hop to electronic.
A matinee concert demonstration on the history of free reeds and squeezeboxes will take place on Saturday Nov. 28th at 3pm, featuring harmonica giant Keith Bennett, extreme multi-instrumentalist Randy Raine-Reusch, Chinese sheng whiz Tony Chan and other guests.
The museum is temporarily housed (until Dec. 3rd, 2015) at Petley-Jones Gallery, 1554 W 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2