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Wednesday May 14, 2008

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the latest bulletin from Rogue Towers as we celebrate "Bonny Black Hare Day".

We were hoping to get a new issue of the Rogue Folk Review out this week, but we're having trouble getting festival updates and ads delivered in time. The next issue will include our Guide to Canadian Folk Festivals - and the special discount deals we have for members on the Vancouver and Mission Folk Music Festivals - both of which have especially interesting and diverse line-ups this year.

I'll be previewing the festivals on The Edge On Folk on Saturday morning (8am to noon, CiTR fm 101.9 and I'm also planning to broadcast "live" from both events this year. Watch this space! Also on the show this week I'll have new releases from Haugaard & Hoirup, Lau, Martha Tilston, Last Orders, and some songs from the new Sing Out! magazine CD that came with the latest issue of the esteemed publication. The Edge On Folk is proud to be a Radio Partner of Sing Out!

Cleia alumnus Norah Rendell returns to Vancouver with a prestigious Irish Music degree and a splendid new CD

We hope you'll join us for this special concert. Cleia was one of our favourite bands, and we were all a little bit sad when Norah left for Ireland and Andy set off to Newfoundland a couple of years ago, thus bringing an end to Cleia's musical creativity. Perhaps, if we're really nice to her, she will move back to Vancouver, bringing Brian with her. Perhaps a Cleia revival might just be on the cards ....

The Rogue Folk Club presents...
Norah Rendell & Brian Miller with guest fiddler, Django Amerson
Thursday May 15, 8:00pm
St. James Community Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue
tickets $18/$15 (members)

"Norah Rendell, the Canadian, takes lead vocals with calm authority." — The Telegraph

"A fabulous lead vocalist" — Rock 'n Reel Magazine, UK

She started out as a Baroque recorder player with a degree in early music. She went on to make a name for herself as part of the esteemed Vancouver Celtic ensemble Cleia and the a cappella quintet the No Shit Shirleys, then she earned a Canada Council grant to further her Irish music studies in the music's homeland.

Now, armed with a Masters degree in traditional Irish music from the University of Limerick's Irish World Academy of Music and Dance