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Friday November 25, 2016

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1. Yann Falquet & Pascal Gemme w/ special guests Gabriel Dubreuil Trio, Friday November 25th 8pm, St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue)


Yann & Pascal started their musical journey 20 years ago, busking on the streets of Montréal. They have since played over a thousand shows in twenty countries with the Quebecois trio Genticorum, and they now return as a duo to present an intimate show based on their brilliant debut CD, “Princes et Habitants” which showcases their close musical bond forged by years of touring together. Yann and Pascal are both master entertainers, and this format provides plenty of space for their musical personalities to shine. Pascal’s fiddling, Yann’s guitar accompaniment, and the duo’s vast repertoire of traditional songs and tunes are all presented with elegance and effortless musicianship.


Here’s a great article about Pascal & Yann by Tony Montague from this week’s Straight




The Gabriel Dubreuil Trio is a ‘Swing-grass’ group from Vancouver. They bring an innovative fusion of music from the Celtic and North American fiddle traditions and Jazz to the stage. The trio is comprised of Jay Knutson (ex Spirit of the West) on guitar, William Ross on bass and Gabriel Dubreuil on violin. The trio have just released their debut album “Back To Back Bay”.


For more information and tickets etc. click here 


2. The Revelers, Thursday December 1st 8pm, St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue)



This will be the third appearance of Louisiana sextet The Revelers at The Rogue in a little over 18 months. This band really gets the joint jumpin’, I tell ya! Founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys (“unquestionably the two groups at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance”)  joined together to form this Supergroup, combining swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from Southwest Louisiana.


Take a spicy helping of powerful bilingual singing and songwriting, a mix of traditional Cajun and zydeco dance music that really swings, a magical rhythm section, and the impressive musical virtuosity of the tightly arranged frontline of sax-fiddle-accordion, and you’ll start to get the Revelers picture. This band has honed their eclectic skills into an extremely cohesive and exciting performance style that will fill the dance floor from start to finish.


For tickets and info click here 


3. Foghorn Stringband, Friday December 2nd 8pm, St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue)



“among the finest practitioners of American old-time music on the globe,  a string band whose faithful renditions of songs from bygone decades are no less than living, breathing history” - Ned Lannamann, The Portland Mercury


Credited for igniting the Old Time Renaissance in the Northwest, Foghorn Stringband continues to stand out as the shining gold standard for American String band music. Seven Albums, thousands of shows, and over a decade of touring under their belts, it’s no surprise they have two entirely new generations of old-time musicians following their lead. Through all of this, they’ve never let the music grow cold; instead they’ve been steadily proving that American Roots Music is a never-ending well of inspiration.


Today Foghorn Stringband features the intertwining harmonies of founding members Stephen “Sammy” Lind and Caleb Klauder along with powerhouse vocalists Reeb Willms and Nadine Landry, all of whom bring a wealth of songs, instruments and traditions making them a festival favourite from coast to coast and around the globe.


Get your tickets right here, folks!


4. Audience Survey

Here at the Rogue Folk Club, we are always trying to figure out what our patrons want, so that we can bring it to you.


Please fill out this survey. It only takes a few minutes and it helps us a lot. Thanks!!


Everyone who completes the survey and gives us their email address will go into a draw for tickets to any 2017 show!


Thank you for your support.


5. Poster Contest


We have a new poster about to hit the streets. If you see one, please send us a photo of it and tell us where you saw it. Your reward will be our gratitude - and tickets to a future show! Here’s the address to email your photo: (sorry, the hyperlink doesn't work. Just cut and paste this address into your mail program.)


6. Help Wanted! A New Webmaster!

We are on the lookout for someone to revamp our website and keep it up to date. Raymond Varj has done a fabulous job over the past few years, creating a site that we can keep up to date and which links seamlessly with our ticket provider. He’s earned some well-deserved rest! We are extremely grateful to him for offering to help the transition to a new webmaster. If you - or someone you know and can recommend - are up to this task, please contact us on: (sorry, the hyperlink doesn't work. Just cut and paste this address into your mail program.)


7. Rogue Calendar


Every year around this time I make a calendar using photos from the previous year’s Rogue shows and outlining some of the Rogue concerts and Festival dates in the year ahead. Be on the lookout for a sample copy at our shows next week. Copies will be $30. You can order yours from the Rogue Membership Table or from: (sorry, the hyperlink doesn't work. Just cut and paste this address into your mail program.)


8. Keep Up With The Rogues. Visit Our Website Often

We have some very exciting shows coming up in 2017 - and the remainder of 2016, too. Visit our website often. Updates, News, Playlists, and Concert Details are added several times each week. Sometimes daily!


9. Radio Waves

On this week’s Saturday Edge On Folk on CiTR fm 101.9 I’ll feature the new blues album by Montreal’s Michael Jerome Browne, and Rory Block’s new tribute to Bukka White. Plus some Revelers, Foghorns, Kobo Town, David Bromberg, Kate Rusby, Shannon Quinn, Wake The Dead, Cassie & Maggie, and much more. i hope you can join me. 8am to 12 noon on Saturday. Streamed LIVE on


Radio Rogue streams a 1,000 song playlist 24/7 on our website too.