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Cowichan Folk Guild's June Coffee House

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Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Doors open at 7:00pm

Richard Grainger is a singer and songwriter steeped in the Northumbrian and English Folk Traditions. As a singer and a songwriter within the tradition his achievements are well documented. Richard has been involved in many art and heritage projects , working with artists, local authorities, galleries,museums and festivals to create new songs and even works for the stage. In between times he still tours and is always hotly pursuing his latest idea or song. Today,after nearly twenty four years in the business, he is acknowledged as one of the finest exponents of folk song in the UK and has earned respect for his tireless efforts to promote folk music. Richard is a guitar player with his own unique approach to accompaniment. With more than a dozen albums to his credit, he is among the UKs most prolific folk song writers. Richard takes his music around the world,touring in the UK, USA, CANADA,NEW ZEALAND, BELGIUM, DENMARK, GERMANY, HOLLAND, ITALY, PORTUGAL & SPAIN. He has created 5 productions for the stage,written some British folk 'classics', recorded more than 12 CD's, and appeared on TV and radio. He's got a sense of humour too - widely acknowledged for his introductions which turn into fascinating and often hilarious stories in their own right. Don't miss him, he's one of the strongest 'folk-roots' artists around. 'A folk singer in the truest sense of the word.
So there you have it.

The Islands Songwriting Contest semi-finals plus one of the best Folksingers in the World both on the same night. Well worth the five dollar admission price. A wonderful Grand Finale for our Coffee House series.

Cost: General: $5
Category: Concerts | Music
    Indie | Folk
Location: Duncan United Church
246 Ingram St, Duncan
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Robert McCourty, Artistic Director
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