Summer Music in the Park

Was… Amazing. We look forward to next year.
Sooke Folk Music Society (with support from the CRD Arts and Culture)
Presented Summer in the Park, Sunday June 23 2019, 1:00pm – 5:30pm
Ed MacGregor Park, Sooke British Columbia.

Here are some Pictures from 2019’s Show :

  • Family Music Event geared toward all-ages,
  • Bring your picnic to the park or visit Food Vendors onsite: The Buddha Box and Grilled to the Mac
  • Take in the beauty of the Boardwalk, Sooke Basin and the Olympic Mountain
  • Musicians in the Bandshell from 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • 1:00 PM Heartwood  (Genevieve Charbonneau & Jack Connolly)
  • 2:10 PM Lisa Bosman & Sue Hansen
  • 3:00 PM Anna and Adam
  • 3:40 PM Willis Taylor and Wes Toews
  • 4:15 PM Bijou de Bayou

———————————– Program ———————————–

Heartwood: 1:00 pm
Genevieve Charbonneau is making up for lost time. A trained actress and dancer and long-time member of the award-winning Balkan Babes musical ensemble, Genevieve only started crafting her songs of love, loss and political mayhem in 2012, in between raising her three sons at their Cowichan Valley homestead. Since then, she has released two CDs of original material, including one with her all-female quintet Genevieve and the Wild Sundays. Her song “Down Down Down” won the 2017 BC Musicians Songwriters Contest and that same year Genevieve was named a finalist for the International Acoustic Music Awards.
Jack Connolly has been pushing for musical perfection ever since he released his first album in 2001 at the tender age of 15. Three years later, he was named songwriter of the year at the 2004 Vancouver Island Music Awards. His ever-growing reputation as a gifted songwriter and dynamic performer has won him invitations to play venues across Canada with the likes of Tom Cochrane, Colin James, Spirit of the West, 54-40, Wide Mouth Mason, and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. When not performing, Jack teaches music at Shawnigan Lake School, where he also records and produces at the new recording studio.
Lisa Bosman& Sue Hansen: 2:10 pm
Lisa Bosman is a singer/songwriter living on Vancouver Island. She is originally from Virginia, where she took up playing the guitar at 11. She fell into the Theatre while living in California in the 80’s and spent many years performing in musical theatre. Since she moved to Victoria 9 years ago acoustic folk music has been more of her focus. Her major influences are Janis Ian and James Taylor.
As a self-taught musician, Sue Hansen has spent much of her life singing and playing music. Born and raised in Vancouver, once out of high school, she created and traveled extensively with bands and trios, sharing her joy of music with audiences throughout BC and periodically across the borders. Sue now chooses a simpler expression, mostly as a soloist, playing memorable songs from the 60s through the 80s, in more intimate venues around home on beautiful Vancouver Island.
Anna & Adam: 3:00 pm
These two young artists from Sooke are pursuing music for the pure enjoyment. They met only a year ago, but their friendship really took off by realizing their mutual love of playing, singing and performing acoustic pop and collaborating on originals.
Willis Taylor & Wes Toews: 3:40 pm
Willis Taylor is Bob Dylan and Neil Young meet the ghosts of Gord Downey and BB King at midnight in a boxcar and decide to trade songs until dawn. Wes Toews is a talented fiddle
player who has played with bands such as Men in Kilts. He puts some Rock in his Reels and adds a touch of blues to your jig.
Bijoux Du Bayou: 4:15 pm
Bijoux Du Bayou has been thrilling audiences with their unique style and genres for 21 years now. If you’ve never enjoyed Zydeco/Cajun/New Orleans/Tex-Mex/Acadien etc. music before then your are in for a treat. Drums, bass and guitars deliver a solid good times danceable rhythm while vocals, accordion and fiddle shoot out melodies that will catch your ears and stick around. Bijoux tunes are extremely accessible and include familiar songs that the band may Zydefry up real good adding lots of spice, all combined make for a solid satisfying meal you won’t forget.