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BUDDHA ATE A MUSHROOM

Singer Krispy Klark and singer accordionist Frank Cilantro are a duet from Vancouver’s mount pleasant. Inspired by swing and it’s rich decaying humus, they provide cozy autumnal music with a mist of foggy dew wop and a drop drop of shoo bitty bop, swing crackle and pop, and maybe a coyote tale or two.

HARMONY SINGING 101

Harmony Singing 101

Love to sing?  Can’t figure out how to find those harmonies?  This is the class for you.  Learn how the different parts fit together, which part to take, and how to find your starting note.  Then we’ll practice our new skills on a short easy song.  No reading necessary, we’ll use a simple number system for everything.  You’ll be singing in four part harmony with your friends by the end of the class!

Release Acupressure

Join expert Acupressurist, Kyla Plaxton for 2 hours. She will walk you through how to do your own Neck Release so you can get rid of headaches and chronic neck and head tension within 15 minutes all on your own!

Inside the class you will do Qigong, have a take home handbook and go through each pressure point with 1:1 direction.

The Choir From Hornby

The Choir from Hornby is a community choir in the true sense of the words. Anyone is welcome to join, which brings a spectrum of voices ranging from those who are experienced singers and performers to those who had never sang with anyone and had to overcome fear and shyness to even set foot through the door.

Lead by performer/teacher Melisa Devost, this dedicated group of singers comes together weekly throughout the winter to sing about joy, death, the universe and everything in between, tackling unique arrangements of contemporary and traditional songs.

JACK DWYER

Jack Dwyer is a song-slinger and strum-for-hire based in the Northwest U.S.  He tours year round, teaches privately, and operates a recording studio in Port Townsend, WA.  This weekend you can catch him solo, as he performs original and traditional songs and deftly twangs his way through country, jazz, honky tonk blues, bluegrass, and Gulf-Coast Americana.

CHEEKY BUNNY

Cheeky Bunny are a three piece piano rock band from beautiful Denman Island. Bethany Ireland utilizes her three octave range, years of piano lessons and therapy through songwriting to fire on all cylinders in Cheeky Bunny. Steve Ireland, the man behind the woman, achieves melodic nuance over driving rhythm. Yes, he’s the drummer! Ray Ulovec is Cheeky Bunny’s colossal, soulful bassist. They goof around a lot in practice, well Steve does, yet they always manage to go deep into the music and progress. Cheeky Bunny is danceable piano rock under complicated personal poetry.

Goodnight Johnny

“Goodnight Johnny” is a Folk / Soul Duo comprised of Jake Winter and  Megan McCaffery They play a selection of Original and Cover music from Sam Cook to Shaky Graves.  They both belt out beautiful harmonies While Jake plays the guitar and piano and Megan strikes the fiddle. These two are guarenteed to raise a few hairs on your neck.

Fanfare

My name is Cameron Boyce and this is my art.

My violin and voice are my tools of expression.

I have been playing music since I can remember. Playing the violin has always been a part of my life. Over the years, I have studied various styles from classical to jazz to folk to klezmer to romanian fiddle. All are branches off of the same tree. I have also had the opportunity to work along side many talented singer-songwriters in the pursuit of developing this craft. I have been playing on stages for close to 10 years, touring across Canada, USA and Europe. I also have a deep love for busking for it brings music and culture to the streets. Where it belongs.

 

Ed Peekeekoot

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and story-teller, Ed Peekeekoot is a skilled and seasoned performer. He has a timeless kind of cool that appeals to audiences of all ages. Ed’s performances go from blazing guitar work to foot stomping fiddle and haunting Native flute – all sprinkled with his Cree humor and philosophy. He takes people on a wildly varied musical journey from country folk to a touch of classical and jazz.

From the Ahtahkakoop Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan where he grew up in a musical and supportive family, Ed now lives on Vancouver Island. He has been a solo musician for over three decades – cutting his musical teeth in the bars and clubs of Vancouver and now appearing in concerts, festivals, school performances, corporate events, dances, and retreat gatherings across western Canada and into the US.

Ed was twice nominated as the BC Country Music Association’s “Instrumentalist of the Year” and his CD “in the key of cree” was nominated as “Best Country CD” in the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards.