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Rogue 33 RPM | May 30 | This Day in Rogue History

On this day in 2019 we presented a CD launch for Galiano Island's
T. Nile at St. James Hall. Her new CD, Beachfires, blends
her acoustic folk background with contemporary electronica and beats.
The blurb on this show includes a link to a special interview with her. 

In 2015 I marked the 30th anniversary of my radio show, The Saturday Edge On Folk
(this link takes you to the massive Podcast Archive of my show on CiTR) The concert was
a double bill of PEI's brilliant young Celtic trio Ten Strings & A Goatskin (above) and
another trio, this time from Quebec, Bon Debarras (see first photo below.) Both bands played
LIVE on CiTR that morning and then gave a great concert that night, culminating in a
collaborative jam with dancing - on stage and off (see second photo below.) Great fun!! 
Here's the concert write-up
 from Steve's Blog

In 2013 we presented When Coasts Collide, with BC singer songwriter Michael Averill 
(above right), and his friend, Nova Scotia songstress Jen Miller (above left) at St. James Hall

In May 2010 we were able to reschedule a concert with Le Vent Du Nord which had to
be cancelled in April due to the eruption of that volcano in Iceland with the unpronounceable
name! The band was stranded in Europe until the skies had cleared! 

On this day in 2009 we presented Irish singer Luka Bloom at St. James. What a great
songwriter he is! I could listen to him for hours. This was only his second Rogue gig.
The previous one was at The Wise in 1990. Both were sold out. When I saw him at
The Doolin Folk Festival in 2015 he told me he was desperate to come back to Vancouver.
We're still waiting, Mr. Bloom ...

In 2008 it was Kansas City's Country / Folk / Bluegrass whirlwinds, The Wilders, who graced our stage at St. James Hall. Here's a great write-up from our website, which includes links to some exhilarating vintage videos of the band on You Tube. And here is a link to an article written by Tony Montague for The Georgia Straight that week help us spread the word.

The cover of our May 2003 Rogue Folk Review features Pender Island duo Lester Quitzau and Mae Moore who played a memorable sold out show at The Wise Hall. Another guest columnist wrote this piece for us: former Rogue board member Al Meyer, who wrote many a fine piece for The Review down the years.

Back in 1998 we presented the leather-clad fiddling dervish Richard Wood from PEI at the Wise. This was his first gig in Vancouver and he sure made a big impression!