The Seaside Music Festival

(formerly the Folk 'n' Fiddle Festival)
Victoria, Sidney & Salt Spring, BC
June 7-9, 2024
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Chris Thile
McPherson Playhouse, June 9th

MacArthur Fellow and four-time Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer, songwriter Chris Thile, who the Guardian calls “that rare being: an all-round musician who can settle into any style, from bluegrass to classical,” and NPR calls a “genre-defying musical genius”.

 

Chris Thile
Jorane
Irish Mythen
OKAN
Pablo Cardenas
Porch Couch
Leeroy Stagger
Stephani Cadman
“The Seaside Festival brings life to Sidney and is a well curated event. The director plays bass.”
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Upcoming Events

OKAN and Pablo Cardenas

June 8, 2024, 7:30 pm
$49 including taxes and fees
Mary Winspear Center
All Ages, Wheelchair Accessible

Fusing Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, resistance and love, OKAN takes their name from the word for heart in their Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria. With vocals in Spanish, English and Spanglish, OKAN is led by the Cuban-born violinist and vocalist Elizabeth Rodriguez and percussionist and vocalist Magdelys Savigne, both Grammy and Latin-Grammy nominees.

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Stephanie Cadman and Porch Couch

June 8, 2024, 7:00 pm
$29
Hermann’s Jazz Club
All Ages
Stephanie Cadman is that rare, extraordinary thing: a quadruple threat.
A world-renowned dancer, an accomplished actress of stage and screen, a celebrated violinist, and a great singer, Stephanie’s talents know no bounds. Maintaining a busy touring schedule as a Canadian Folk Award-nominated solo musician. Stephanie has rocked audiences across North America and beyond. Between her starring role in the Mirvish Broadway production of Once, her celebrated career as an in-demand fiddler, choreographer, and her breathtaking and award-winning dancing, Stephanie Cadman has proven herself to be one of Canada’s most versatile performers.
Stephanie began her professional stage and music career at a young age as a lead in the hit musical Swingstep. She went on to fiddle and dance in Toronto Mirvish Productions’ Celtic review Needfire, and the Broadway National Tour of 42nd Street. Widely recognized as one of Canada’s top violinists, Stephanie’s stirring fiddle has also been featured in Bowfire, the dynamic all-violin stage show. Along the way, she has appeared as a fiddler and tap dancer with symphonies across North America including the Kennedy Center’s National Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 she was cast in the Mirvish production of Once, among the most beloved Broadway stage shows of recent years.Stephanie maintains a lively and successful career in popular music. She has released two solo albums, Celtic Blaze and the Canadian Folk Award nominee Foggy New Year, both of which feature her impeccable fiddle and lonesome voice.
Catching the attention of luminaries across the music industry, Stephanie has shared the stage with everyone from Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express, Daniel Lapp, The Chieftains, Belle Starr and Carlos Nunez. Along the way she has graced a laundry list of stages, from the grimmest dive bar in Brooklyn to the Royal Albert Hall itself.Hailed by the The Guardian as an “incredibly talented” and “world-class” artist.

Porch Couch(Jaron Freeman-Fox & Alan Mackie)
There’s something special about Fiddle and Banjo. Before Guitars, Mandolins, Dobros and String Basses made their way into the Appalachian traditions, Fiddle and Banjo carved out the core of what would become one of the most beloved traditions in American history. When this rich legacy is tapped into by two musicians of the caliber of Jaron Freeman-Fox and Alan Mackie, the full potential of this enduring beauty is undeniable. Each with a long list of recording credits and always in high demand for their stage work, Jaron and Alan have been playing together for over a decade. Their musical chemistry as much as their virtuosity make Porch Couch one of those duets that remind everyone why there’s something special about Fiddle and Banjo.

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Porch Couch – FREE SHOW

June 8, 2024, 1:00 pm
$0
Beacon Bandshell

FREE SHOWS are back at The Beacon Bandshell! Join us for a concert by Old Time Fiddle and Banjo duo Porch Couch.
There’s something special about Fiddle and Banjo. Before Guitars, Mandolins, Dobros and String Basses made their way into the Appalachian traditions, Fiddle and Banjo carved out the core of what would become one of the most beloved traditions in American history. When this rich legacy is tapped into by two musicians of the caliber of Jaron Freeman-Fox and Alan Mackie, the full potential of this enduring beauty is undeniable. Each with a long list of recording credits and always in high demand for their stage work, Jaron and Alan have been playing together for over a decade. Their musical chemistry as much as their virtuosity make Porch Couch one of those duets that remind everyone why there’s something special about Fiddle and Banjo.

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Headliner Chris Thile

June 9, 2024, 7:30 pm
Tickets starting at $68.75
MacPherson Playhouse
All Ages, Wheelchair Accessible

MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer, songwriter Chris Thile, who the Guardian calls “that rare being: an all-round musician who can settle into any style, from bluegrass to classical,” and NPR calls a “genre-defying musical genius,” is a founding member of the critically acclaimed bands Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek.

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OKAN at Artspring – Matinee

June 9, 2024, 2:00 pm
$39
Artspring
All Ages

Fusing Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, resistance and love, OKAN takes their name from the word for heart in their Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria. With vocals in Spanish, English and Spanglish, OKAN is led by the Cuban-born violinist and vocalist Elizabeth Rodriguez and percussionist and vocalist Magdelys Savigne, both Grammy and Latin-Grammy nominees.

Having recently worked with Bomba Estereo, Lido Pimienta, and Dayme Arocena, OKAN’s Juno-winning sophomore release Espiral debuted in first place on Canada’s !Earshot charts and was included in NPR’s top 10 Alt Latino and CBC Music’s top 20 of that year.

Passionate advocates for freedom of expression, queer rights and gender equality, OKAN has gained a reputation for their powerful live performances, which showcase their incredible harmonies, virtuosic musicianship, potent lyrics as well as an unfailing ability to connect with audiences on a deep emotional level.

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