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.

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Tiller’s Folly
Vernon Folk Roots Music Society Presents

Tiller’s Folly

19 11 14 Tiller’S Folly Poster 500

$30 General Admission

Tiller’s Folly is the Pacific Northwest’s critically acclaimed, internationally travelled acoustic power trio, planted at the forefront of a bold new movement in progressive roots music. A highly regarded Canadian Celtic group-turned-historians, this award-winning ensemble has shifted to what might be more aptly termed Acoustic Roots Music.

Angelique Francis Trio
Vernon Folk Roots Music Society Presents

Angelique Francis Trio

20 01 18 Angelique Francis Trio Poster 500

$30 General Admission

Doors Open: 6:30

Angelique's soulful, smoky vocals and instrumental techniques are reminiscent of a bygone era, but with a unique and modern sensibility. Within her vocal style, you can hear influences of legends like Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Bessie Smith and many more. Her instrumental abilities call to mind WIllie Dixon on the bass, Sister Rosetta Thorpe on guitar, Big Mama Thornton on the harmonica, and Aretha on the piano.

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.