Deep Cove Folk meets the second Friday of each month except July and August at 8pm in St. John's United Church, 10990 West Saanich Road (in the center of the Deep Cove entertainment district. Admission is $7. Coffee / tea / juice / juice and cookies, cake or other goodies by donation.

Driving directions from Victoria? Take the Wain Road exit off the Pat Bay Highway, drive west on Wain Road until you reach West Saanich Road, then turn right. The church is opposite Deep Cove School, just past the Deep Cove Store. See the map on the map page.

Visit our new website at www.deepcovefolk.ca


Upcoming Feature Performers at Deep Cove Folk:

September 13 Generation Gap
October 11 Clover Point Drifters
November 8 Todd Butler

April 14 2014 Kelt Eccleston Trio


 


Deep Cove Folk Buskers 3.0

To promote the Roy Forbes concert, the illustrious DCF buskers took to the streets of Sidney again on February 2nd 2013. A cool morning but the fingers of the Buskers survived and the hot music that they were playing brought the sun out! Bob De Wolff, Farrell Boyce, Tim Rogers and Jim Sadlish entertained passers-by for two hours while Rick Nordin handed out reminder cards for the Roy Forbes concert. Rave reviews from the audience, a couple of hundred cards handed out and an accordion case full of  change that will go to the Lions food bank - a successful day!

Buskers 3.5
On Saturday February 9th, the buskers were again out to promote the Roy Forbes concert and collect money for the Sidney Lions food bank. Bob, Farrell, Tim and Jim were joined by Gary Garriton on Celtic Harp. Louise and Rick gave our reminder cards and many people were entertained and donated pocket change. Another fun day in front of Tanners Books.





Deep Cove Folk Buskers 2.0

Before the James Keelaghan concert this spring, club director Farrell Boyce suggested that busking on Beacon Avenue might be a good way of publicizing the upcoming concert - showing posters and handing out reminder cards. A sign was also posted that any donations of pocket change (into the traditional buskers open guitar case) would be donated to the Sidney Lions Food Bank. With fellow director Bob de Wolff, the duo played for the pedestrians of Beacon Avenue, made many people aware of the Keelagan concert and collected more than $100 for the food bank.

Since the previous busking experiment was so successful, the same was tried on Saturday October 6th to publicize the upcoming Cowboy Celtic concert. With Farrell out of town, Bob recruited fellow director Rick Nordin and Jim Sadlish (fiddler for our November feature Corner Grass), and they serenaded all comers.  A warm, delightful, sun dappled afternoon in front of Tanners Books.  Deep Cove Folk members Bent and Jannie Jesperson and Louise Parsons were there  and handed out cards promoting the David Wilkie and Cowboy Celtic concert.

So, in all, in the order of 100 cards we handed out ... and  $56.22 was collected for the Lions Food Bank. 




Deep Cove Folk Club Guitar Raffle - Benefits Peninsula Music and Youth Projects

 

 For the 2011-2012 season, Deep Cove Folk raffled a guitar as a fund raiser. The idea was very popular and the winning ticket was drawn at the last concert of the season on June 8th.

Laura Williams, twelve years old and a keen musician, is the winner of a guitar package raffled by the Deep Cove Folk Club.  The package includes lessons and a Blueridge acoustic guitar autographed by all the featured performers appearing at the Folk Club during the 2011 – 2012 season, among them folk legend James Keelaghan. 


Deep Cove Folk Club’s Director, Rick Nordin presenting her new guitar to Laura Williams


Laura Williams was “very pleased” that she had the winning ticket and is looking forward to learning to play a new instrument.

 

Half of the raffle proceeds are being donated to the Youth Group of St. John's United Church.  A main focus each year is the youth group's trip to Mexico to build houses for families who live in poverty in Vicente Guerrero. They started in summer 2009 and have returned every year since to reconnect with the Mexican families they had met, and build new houses for other families. This coming year, the main focus is a working trip to the Dominican Republic.  (http://www.stjohnsunited.net/st_johns_22_016.htm)  Youth Group member, Talia Greene said, “"It feels great knowing that we have the support of the community. Everything that helps us, helps the families in need."

Deep Cove Folk Club’s Director, Bob de Wolff presents cheque to St. John’s Youth Group members Michaela Eeg, Talia Greene, Jordyn Rivet and Austin Rivet.

 

The other half of the proceeds, along with a generous grant from the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula, will be used to bring professional and developing musicians to the Peninsula.

 

Deep Cove Folk Club Director, Bob de Wolff, said "This raffle has been outstanding on several levels:  getting energy for our volunteers, fun for the folks who come to our events, providing a new instrument for our musical winner, and benefiting the Youth Group of St. Johns".


A new guitar raffle for the 2012-2013 season is presently underway. If you would like to buy a ticket, please contact Bob de Wolff.


Deep Cove Folk is an informal group that has operated  for more than 20 years through the efforts of volunteers who are dedicated to the idea that a monthly night of acoustic music in the relaxed setting of a small country church is a valuable and enjoyable aspect of our community. If you would like to help with DCF, contact any of the present Deep Cove Folk organizing committee on the contacts page.











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