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Rogue 33 RPM | July 2 | This Day In Rogue History

On this day in 2005 we helped promote a North Shore Jazz concert with Toronto's Venezuelan-born singer Eliana Cuevas at Capilano College. Scroll down to page 6 of our June 2005 Rogue Folk Review for more details.

In 2004 Pied Pumkin played a memorable concert for us at St. James Hall. I wrote the concert blurb on the cover of our June 2004 Review, and it's also my little "treatise" on defining the Canadian West Coast Sound. I must admit I was quite pleased my effort, and even more pleased when Ms. Shari Ulrich herself thanked me (or was it Rick's partner, Valley Hennell? I forget now. But it did sum up my feelings about the music so prevalent out here in my adopted home land.)

On the cover of our June 2000 issue you can read about another fabulous concert with two outstanding guitar pickers: Beppe Gambetta (Italy) and Dan Crary (USA) who played at the Wise Hall. At one point they had the whole audience singing along in Genovese dialect on Beppe's song of the sea Creuza de Ma

In 1999 we presented Vancouver trio Cordes En Folie at the Wise Hall. The band featured the late, great, French vielle a roue master Pierre Imbert - who had made Vancouver his home a decade or so before then - with Andre Thibault on guitar and Steve Lazin on percussion. They were celebrating the release of their only CD, O Expresso. Scroll down to page 2 of our July / August 1999 issue for details. 

Finally, in 1998, we brought the superb Irish trad septet, Danu, to town for their first ever visit. These seven guys had a marvellous time out here, and on this day they gave a series of Irish trad workshops at our Coop near Granville Island. Fiddles, bodhrans, guitars, banjos, uilleann pipes, flutes, accordions, and bouzoukis rang out on the roof garden at the end of a truly memorable and instructive evening. The lads were staying at various billets across town, and tales of their exploits are still recounted lovingly - and with great merriment - by all concerned! See page 7 of our June 1998 Rogue Folk Review for details.