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Friday November 10, 2023

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Don't miss Rum Ragged; Rogue Concerts in 2024; Diwali and Remembrance Day on CiTR; Rogue 50/50 Draw ends Nov 28th 

1. Rum Ragged & Twin Embers, Friday November 10th, 8pm, Mel Lehan Hall at St. James (3214 West 10th Avenue)

Tonight's concert of Newfoundland Folk Music with Rum Raggedis Sold Out, and there won't be any tickets left at the door. However, we encourage you to book a ticket for the livestream  This will be an incredible concert! If you have friends or family with an interest in Celtic music and / or with Newfoundland roots, why not ask them to tune in, too?

Here is a link to the commemorative brochure of tonight's very special concert, which pays tribute to the pioneering work of folk song collector Margaret Sargent-McTaggart, who was the first musicologist to collect folk songs, dances, stories, and even recipes in Newfoundland after it became a Province of Canada in 1949. Margaret lived in Vancouver for most of her life and passed away in 2020 at the ripe old age of 100. Rum Ragged will perform a few songs she collected in St. John's and Branch back in the day, and some of her descendants will be present at the concert.

There will also be a short opening set from Vancouver fiddle duo Twin Embers.

2. Rogue Concert Calendar Updates for 2024!

We have added a few concerts to our calendar for the New Year. Please check out the Concert Calendar for more details - and to secure your tickets. It's going to another banner year at The Rogue!!

3. Radio Waves

On tomorrow's edition of The Saturday Edge On Folk I'll start with a celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Celebration of Light. There will also be a large section of songs for Remembrance Day. Plus new releases from the likes of The Mary Wallopers (Eire), Rum RaggedTwin EmbersDavid FranceyImarThe Irish RoversHazmat Modine, and Canadian-Cuban combo Okan - who play the Surrey Arts Centre next Friday. I hope you will join me on from 8am to noon this and every Saturday.

4. Rogue 50/50 Draw

Don't forget to enter the latest exciting 
Raffle Draw to support The Rogue! You could win as much as $10,000 when we make the draw on November 28th. Tickets are 3 for $5, 20 for $10, 50 for $20, or 100 for $30. 

5. Rogue Calendars On Sale TONIGHT!
My Rogue Folk Club photo calendars for 2024 will be on sale at the show tonight. Featuring over 30 photos from my personal archive, plus a few concert and festival dates. Price t.b.a.