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West My Friend

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Victoria
Languages: English

West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of bass, guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences. West My Friend is proving to be a key part of a new generation of grassroots folk music.


Performances & Workshops

Break It Down, Build It Up

Grade Suitability: K -9
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 600
Fee Range: $990 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$945.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$945.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$945.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$945.00
Vancouver Island North
$945.00
Interior
$945.00
North
$945.00
Kootenays
$945.00

West My Friend introduces student audiences to music that they've probably never heard but in many ways already know. Through guided listening and lots of participation, students will gain insight into how West My Friend's original songs are put together and discover that they already have the skills to write songs themselves!

Canadian Folk Rumours

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 600
Fee Range: $990 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$945.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$945.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$945.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$945.00
Vancouver Island North
$945.00
Interior
$945.00
North
$945.00
Kootenays
$945.00

This introduction to Canadian folk music for young audience will weave together backstories to songs and connections between different members of Canada's rich tradition of folk musicians. The show will contain songs by such luminaries as Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Buffy Saint-Marie, Neil Young, and Stan Rogers.

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