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Rogue's Fall Season Kicks Off Saturday September 8th!
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We're Back! Presenting some of the world's best Folk & Roots Music again! 

1. Fall Season Kicks Off This Saturday at St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue)!

The Rogue kicks off its Fall Season on September 8th with Vancouver folk / pop duo Winsome Kind launching their new CD - We Call It Home. Listening to Winsome Kind is like an invigorating conversation and a warm hug from a good friend.  Infusing personal stories with luxurious harmonies, their voices sound as if they have always belonged together. With support from Creative BC, and in collaboration with producer Tom Dobrzanski of Monarch Studios, they've created a compelling and fresh new album of feel good songs. You may find Scott or Leora Perrie at any time on a theatre stage (Scott was in the recent show, Once, at The Arts Club Theatre), in a movie or tv show, or voicing a cartoon, but you can be sure to see them this Saturday as their most authentic selves, singing and playing their original music, and showcasing "their flawless vocal duets, gleeful attitude, and catchy sing-along chorus lines."   -  Elysse Cloma, Grayowl Point.

Opening for Winsome Kind is Vancouver singer / songwriter Luke Wallace. Luke is part of 'Come To Life Music', an artist-led music collective that utilizes musicians' voices to inspire change for humanity and the planet. His music is a platform to amplify the voices of communities threatened by unjust resource extraction, and to contribute to the growing revolution spreading across the earth.

For tickets and information, please click here.

2. Our Amazing Fall Season Continues!

Other September highlights include Grammy-winning gospel / soul singer Mike Farris (Wednesday 19th), and brilliant young guitarist Quinn Bachand and his gypsy jazz band Brishen (Sunday 23rd.) We saw them at Butchart Gardens the other week. Brilliant show, and what a great sax player they have! Here is the rest of our line-up for September:
October is always a busy month at The Rogue, and we have some of the world's finest genre-leading performers coming up!!
  • Sat 6th    Guy Davis (USA) & Fabrizio Poggi (Italy) - acoustic blues
  • Tue 9th     We Banjo 3 (Eire) - Celtgrass 
  • Wed 10th    Claire Lynch Band (USA) - Bluegrass and more
  • Sat 13th    The Fretless (BC/MB/ON/USA) - Celtic stringband
  • Fri 19th    The East Pointers (PEI) - Celtic / contemporary
  • Sun 21st    Matthew Byrne (Nfld) - Canada's finest trad. singer
  • Thu 25th    Irish Mythen (Eire / PEI) - stunning Irish singer, now living in PEI
All shows are at St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue) Check out our complete Concert Calendar

3. St. James Renovations Update
  • The roadworks along West 10th Avenue are now complete! The street is open again! Yay!!
  • Cushions have been added to all the pews in the hall. What a difference they make!
  • Windows along the east side of the hall will soon be openable. 
  • Washrooms are going to be improved downstairs very soon. The upstairs washroom is also set for renovation and will be considerably larger.
  • stay tuned for more details ...
4. Radio Waves
On this week's edition of The Saturday Edge On Folk I'll have some new music by Portuguese fado sensation Mariza, Scots all-female powerhouse Celtic band The Poozies, the 50th anniversary CD by fellow Scots, The Tannahill Weavers, the forthcoming albums by Maria Muldaur, Richard Thompson, Early Spirit, and Kathy Kallick, as well as new releases by Mike Farris, Devotchka, We Banjo 3, Lord Huron, The Lonesome Town Painters, and more! Plus a sensational rendition of The Auld Triangle by Irish Mythen, and concert previews of other Rogue performers - and much more besides. I hope you can join me this - and every - Saturday from 8am to noon on CiTR fm 101.9 and

Radio Rogue is back up again. We had a new, improved server installed at the office the other week, and forgot to change the URL for the feed! Oops! It's working now, with loads of music from past and upcoming performers at The Rogue, as well as many of my favourite songs from lo these 30-odd years! And more!