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Historic Rogue videos / Vancouver Folk Festival ticket deals
Friday May 5, 2017

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1. Historic Videos from the Rogue Archive


Much thanks to Rod Matheson for these videos

Suzie Vinnick - Queen Bee (2013)

Tom Russell & Thad Beckman - Farewell Never Never Land (2013)

Pacific Curls - Samba Uke (2011)

The Sojourners - Yesterday (2012)

Spirit Of The West - Putting Up With The Joneses (Shorefest, 2012)

Lydia Hol - One Eyed Jack (2013)

Dala - Alive (2012)

Lunasa (pictured above) - Dr. Gilbert's / The Long Acre (2012)

2. May Has Been Proclaimed: Rogue Folk Club Month In Vancouver!
To celebrate, we have chosen some fabulous and very eclectic shows for you!! We hope you can come along and join the excitement!

 Friday, May 12th 8pm

John Reischman & The Jaybirds
St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Ave. 
Tickets $26 ($22 members) 

Vancouver mandolin wizard John Reischman and his hot bluegrass / folk quintet the Jaybirds fly in with a sneak preview of new tunes and songs from their soon to be released 7th recording.

Saturday, May 13th 8pm
Andy Hillhouse Band

 The Eisenhauers

St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Ave. 
Tickets $22 ($18 members) 
Former Mad Pudding frontman releases his 1st solo CD, Passages, with Cam Wilson, Jeremiah McDade and Adam Hill in the band. Sheree Plett Eisenhauer and husband Jeremy Eisenhauer left Vancouver for Kaslo recently, and released The Road We Once Knew on April 21 on Steve Dawson's Black Hen label. Sweet old time music and harmonies.


Thursday, May 18th 8pm
Mike Farris with Paul Pigat

St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Ave.

Tickets $36 ($32 members)
The most soulful singer imaginable! Mike Farris won the Grammy for Gospel Album of 2015 for his CD Shine For All The People. He was the biggest hit at the Edmonton Folk Festival in 2015 and 2016, and will be accompanied here by Paul Pigat on guitar.

Friday, May 19th 8pm

Flavia Nascimento & Itamar Erez 

St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Ave. 

Tickets $26 ($22 members) 
Itamar Erez plays guitar music in his unique style, blending Middle Eastern and flamenco with jazz. He will be joined on stage by an incredible group of musicians: François Houle - clarinet; Andre Lechance - bass and Liam MacDonald - percussion. They will perform in the first set, and then support remarkable Brazilian singer Flávia Nascimento in the second. It promises to be a magical evening!

3. Vancouver Folk Music Festival Tickets

We've had numerous requests for discount tickets for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, so here's the deal: this is the 40th anniversary of the festival, which runs July 13th - 16th at Jericho Beach Park. There's a scintillating line-up and we will once again offer group discount Early Bird tickets to our members. N.BOur Early Bird Ticket deadline is June 8th, 2017. We must receive your payment by this date.

We hope to receive enough orders for Adult Weekend passes and also Seniors Weekend and Student Weekend Passes, so the prices will be as follows:
  • Adult Weekend Pass     $147 including s/c (Regular price $162.40 including s/c)
  • Senior Weekend Pass    $119 including s/c (Regular price $131.65 including s/c)
  • Student Weekend Pass $119 including s/c (Regular price $131.65 including s/c)

In order to obtain this discount you must be a fully paid up member of The Rogue as of July 16th 2017. Members may purchase as many tickets as you like for your friends and family, but we need all the payment up front, preferably in the same cheque.

This year we have decided not to offer these tickets online as we would have to either absorb the cost of our own service charges from our ticket provider or pass these costs on to you, which would eat up half the discount we are offering.

So, you can ONLY purchase these tickets in person at one of our concerts (May 4, May 12, May 13, May 18, May 19, or June 2) or Contra Dances (May 6 or June 3) or at Roguelele (May 16 only).

Or, you can visit our office at 1504 Duranleau St. on Granville Island (if we're not there, just slip an envelope - with your cheque inside - under the door. We're at the top of the stairs at the back. Doors are open from 9am to 6pm.)

Or you can mail a cheque to Rogue Folk Club, 1504 Duranleau Street, Vancouver BC V6H 3S4. Please make all cheques payable to Rogue Folk Club (not the folk festival)

You must pick up your tickets at one of our concerts after June 9th (David Lindley at The Rio on June 11th, or Viper Central at St. James Hall on June 18th) or at our office. Please call 604-732-1305 or email to let us know when to expect you! We will not mail out your tickets, nor will we be able to hand them to you at the festival gate. (If we are able to make arrangements with the festival to have you pick them up at Will Call gate we will let you know in the next Blog.)

4. The Rogue Folkers Jam, Sunday May 14th, 11am - 1pm, Aberthau Mansion, 4397 West 2nd Ave.

Do you play a musical instrument? Are you interested in playing/singing with other musicians in a jam session setting?  Come to Aberthau Mansion at the West Point Grey Community Centre on Sunday morning and meet fellow musicians to play a variety of genres in a beautiful setting. The amazing acoustic quality of the mansion makes it ideal for unamplified music and voices. This is a great opportunity for musicians to get together and experience the fun and variety of music jams and there could be the opportunity to perform in the Mansion at a later date. Musicians from the Rogue Folk Club will be available to lead the jam sessions.

Aberthau Mansion is a beautiful heritage Tudor-style mansion located at West 2nd Avenue and Trimble Streets. The grounds are great for picnics when summer arrives, and the house is 2 minutes from Jericho Beach. There's lots of parking.

Oh yes, it's absolutely FREE to attend.

Next Jam will be on Sunday June 18th.

5. Radio Waves

The Saturday Edge On Folk will be available live online from 8am to noon on

You can hear music by all these performers, plus new releases, classics from the Rogue History files, and whatever else jumps out of my iTunes library and begs to be included!

Due to scheduled maintenance there will be no FM signal this Saturday from CiTR. 

By the way, my archive of Podcasts is now fully up-to-date.