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A Rogueish Wassail!
Friday December 26, 2014

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Season's Greetings!

Wassail! is an ancient English greeting meaning Be Healthy, Be Whole, Have Fun! (OK, I made up the last one, but it fits!)

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year - preferably full of fabulous music at The Rogue.
Some Musical Memories from The Rogue in 2014
Coig, Allison Russell, The SteelDrivers, Sylvia Tyson, Tony McManus, David Lindley
Spirit of the West at Shorefest, Colleen Rennison solo and with Jim Byrnes, Brandy Zdan, Russell deCarle, The Milk Carton Kids
De Temps Antan, Winsome Kind, Nina Gerber & Eliza Gilkyson, Quartete a Tete, Alvin Youngblood Hart & Corey Harris
2014 was an incredible year at The Rogue. We staged 53 concerts, 10 dances, a dozen Roguelele Nights, and over 10,000 people came to our shows. We even managed an office move. 

2015 promises to be even better!

We kick off with Celtic music from Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas on Sunday January 11th

BC troubadour Roy Forbes makes a rare solo concert appearance on Saturday January 24th

Portland / Whitehorse quartet The Foghorn Stringband brings their old time musical merriment on Friday January 30th

The Duhks are back with a new album and scintillating Roots music on Sunday February 1st

Canadian songwriter James Keelaghan returns on Saturday February 7th

Quebec's superb trad. band Le Vent du Nord plays on Friday February 13th

Canada's Instrumental Band of 2014 - The Fretless - returns on Sunday February 15th

We have two nights with Fred Eaglesmith on Friday & Saturday February 27th and 28th

and that's just a start! Watch for Craig Cardiff, Matuto, The Arrogant Worms, Altan, The Sweet Lowdown, Goitse, Ollie Swain w/ Ben Sollee & Emily Braden, Pharis & Jason Romero, Guy Davis, and - we hope - Karen Savoca w/ Shari Ulrich, and Martin & Eliza Carthy, and so much more!

Gift Ideas
Here are some very last-minute gift ideas for the music lovers in your family / group of friends: 

Rogue memberships cost just $30 per year, $40 for a family. Get great discounts on shows and festivals and more!

Parcels O'Rogues are our "Season Tickets". You can buy a 10-pack for just $149, or a 20-pack for $269

Concert Tickets are available for all our shows.

All these can be purchased online on
You can order our special limited edition calendars. Just drop us an email on and pick up your calendar at the Fraser & Haas show, for example.
Radio Waves

Heather McCain will fill in on The Edge On Folk on CiTR fm 101.9 and for the next two Saturdays from 9am to 12 noon. I'm off to New Zealand to visit my brother and his family. 

Radio Rogue is now broadcasting a new mix of Seasonal Music that you definitely won't hear in a shopping mall or elsewhere on your radio dial! We've added some music by the first few performers at The Rogue in 2015 as well. You can tune in here
We look forward to seeing you in the New Year! All the very best to you and yours! Be safe and have a very happy holiday!