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Rogue 33 RPM | June 3 | This Day in Rogue History
On this date in 2016 we presented a memorable concert at St. James Hall with three of BC's
finest musicians: the brilliant young fiddler Kierah accompanied by Adrian Dolan and
Adam Dobres. This was a special show to commemorate the 31st anniversary of
The Saturday Edge On Folk on CiTR.
In 2005 we held the 20th anniversary of Steve's radio show with a unique double-bill of BC
fiddler Shona Le Mottee and Californian singer songwriter Corinne.
Shona's band (above) featured Tim Readman on guitar, Keona Hammond (nee Mundy)
on flute, Allen Dionne on drums, Boris Favre on bass, and the late Paul Lawton on
Corinne, who made her Rogue debut in 2004 with Steve Dawson as her accompanist, was
joined this time by the fabulously versatile multi-instrumentalist Hidayat Honari (below) a
member of the Coquitlam-based Persian trad band The Honari Family Ensemble.
In 1995 Fear of Drinking, Mad Pudding, Colleen Eccleston, and Dick Gaughan took part in the 10th anniversary radio show at CiTR (I must admit my recollection of this event is somewhat sketchy, but you can read about it in our June 1995 Review on page 7!) Fear of Drinking even came along to the old site of Black Swan Records on West 4th - just around the corner from the original Rogue HQ - to continue the celebrations with me that afternoon!
On this day the previous year we presented Compadres - a collaboration between old pals James Keelaghan and Oscar Lopez - at the Wise Hall. This predated the recording of the first Compadres album and marked the first occasion the two Calgary musicians had performed together in Vancouver.
June 3rd 1989 saw another special double bill of BC Celtic / folk music at the Wise Hall, with two bands featuring the sublime vocals of Jennifer West: Natural Elements and Rob Menzies / Jennifer West & Friends.
In June 1988 we presented the first of three nights with James Keelaghan The first two were at the old Isadora's Restaurant on Granville Island. The restaurant served amazing food - the Halibut Herb Cakes were my favourite! - but had dreadful acoustics! At this time we were struggling to find a more permanent home base since The Savoy had been sold in March, and The Railway Club was too much in demand to keep its own series going and to take up the slack from the closure of The Savoy. Only the 3rd night of James' stint was at the Railway.
On this day in 1987 the Jarvis Benoit Quartet finished their three-night stand at The Savoy.