–Submitted by Marilyn Sundeen
The Sooke Folk Music Society opens it’s 2019-2020 season this Saturday, September 21, as a fundraiser with all net proceeds going toward the fund to support Lily Lecinana and her family.
We are proud to have The High Quadra Ramblers as our first feature of the season.
This powerhouse duo is comprised of Mack Shields (fiddle and vocals) and Kaitlin Chamberlin (banjo, vocals and stepdancing). They work overtime keeping the magic of traditional music alive. You will hear ambitious things with appalachian oldtime, translating traditional celtic into clawhammer banjo rhythms and taking inspiration from cajun, métis and classical to create original music. Their compositions range from high energy instrumentals to beautiful lyrical folk songs. Hailing from the East and the West, the influence of both coasts can be heard in the driving rhythm and intricate melodies of their music.
This is truly a hard-working duo. Since appearing on the West Coast music scene a year ago, they have been very active, completing 3 tours, played in Canada and the US, released their debut album and 2 EPs with another album on the way (the latest one recorded in Duncan). As well, they have had their music commissioned for a film soundtrack (www.risenshinethemovie.com). The short film has since won 7 awards including Best Sound Design at the Independent Shorts Awards in LA.
This duo is simply not to be missed!
Please join us on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church,
1962 Murray Rd. Sooke, B.C.
Doors: 7:00 PM
Open Stage: 7:30 PM
Feature: 9:00 PM
Cost: $7.50 and 5.00 for Open Stage Performers