Vernon Folk Roots Music Society

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The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society (VFRMS), formed in the spring of 2014, is dedicated to bringing quality folk musical acts to the North Okanagan. Folk-Roots encompasses folk, blues, roots, Canadiana, Americana, country and more.

Season Events

John Wort Hannam Trio
Vernon Folk Roots Music Society Presents

John Wort Hannam Trio

19 09 14 John Wort Hannam Poster 500

$30 per person

John Wort Hannam has the enviable reputation in the folk-roots world of being one of Canada’s top songwriters and musicians. His lyrics will lift you up on the highest mountain one minute and bring a grown man to tears in the next. A JUNO nominee, Canadian Folk Music Award winner for Best Album of the Year, CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award winner and recipient of numerous other awards and nominations, John has just released his seventh recording, “Acres of Elbow Room.” John’s style can best be described as straight-from-the-heart, well-crafted stories of everyday life, sung and played with passion and conviction.

Martin Simpson
Vernon Folk Roots Music Society Presents

Martin Simpson

19 10 15 Martin Simpson Poster 500

$30 per person

Martin Simpson is an English folk singer, guitarist and songwriter. His music reflects a wide variety of influences and styles, rooted in Britain, Ireland, America and beyond. He builds a purposeful, often upbeat voice on a spare picking style.

Irish Mythen
Vernon Folk Roots Music Society Presents

Irish Mythen

Co-presented with Salmon Arm Folk Music Society
20 03 24 Irish Mythen Poster 500

$30 General Admission

Doors Open 6:30
Showtime: 7:30

Irish Mythen is an Irish-born Canadian contemporary folk singer-songwriter. In recent years, Mythen has performed with Rod Stewart, Gordon Lightfoot, and Lucinda Williams and at major festival stages the world over.

Madison Violet
Vernon Folk Roots Music Society Presents

Madison Violet

20 04 24 Madison Violet Poster 500

$30 General Admission

Doors Open 6:30
Showtime: 7:30

Madison Violet is a Juno-nominated Canadian music duo composed of singer-songwriters Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac. After 20 years together, Madison Violet are as much wanderers as they are musicians. It is a career filled with endless roads stretching into the horizon, winding through changing landscapes, each kilometer traveled carrying with it the promise of inspiration. Perhaps that is the secret of what has made Madison Violet such an enduring band. Because with each new town, each new venue, their curiosity grows, their love of music deepens, their desire to push musical boundaries expands.

April Verch Trio
Vernon Folk Roots Music Society Presents

April Verch Trio

20 05 21 April Verch Trio Poster 500

$30 General Admission

While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.