A Message From Sharon Shannon
Sharon is an Irish musician best known for her work with the accordion and for her fiddle technique. Beginning with Irish folk music, her work is influenced by reggae, Cajun music, Portuguese music, and French Canadian music. She will be here in Vancouver performing for us on Suriday, October 2nd. To see a special meassage from Sharon inviting YOU to the show, go here.
Our Fall Season
Our first batch of new concerts for the fall were officially released back in July. Some familar friends are returning after what seems like a very long time, and some new artists are making their Rogue debuts. Additional shows have been added. We have started selling livestream ticlkets with the September shows, and will be rolling out more as time goes on. See the Concert Calendar for all the details.
Prices are rising everywhere in these highly inflationary times. We find it necessary to raise them too. We have decided to institute a higher price for patrons who buy tickets at the door rather than in advance. All you have to do is buy the tickets on-line, and you will get the same prices that you always did. We like to think with even this small change, we are still bringing you the highest quality entertainment at the lowest prices in town.
Our COVID-19 Policy
The wearing of masks while moving about the room is no longer required, but still recommended. Similarly, we recommend social distancing wherever possible. We will offer streamed concerts as a safe alternative to attending shows in-person.
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The St. James Community Square picked as one of the CBC's '50 Magical Canadian Concert Venues'
Here's an excerpt from the article ...
In 1928, it was the St. James United Church, but since 1993, the St. James Community Square has been a dedicated hub for artists, activists and community groups of all kinds in the Kitsilano neighbourhood on the West Side of Vancouver. It’s a humble building with multipurpose rooms, a daycare centre and a kitchen, but the centrepiece is that former church space: a beautiful wood-paneled hall with arched rafters and soaring ceilings, a stage, a piano, stained glass windows and a small balcony. Dedicated as the Mel Lehan Hall, named after a prominent local community member, the space is regularly home to the Rogue Folk Club which, in non-pandemic times, hosts regular concerts of local and touring folk, roots and Celtic musicians. Rogue Folk has hosted everyone from Loudon Wainwright III to Irish Mythen and Le Vent du Nord to Birds of Chicago at the Mel Lehan Hall. - Andrea Warner. To read the entire piece, please go here.
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