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2019: Willow: The Southend

(From the Archives: November 18, 2019)

Willow acknowledges the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory or the Laich-Kwil-Tach people of the Wei Wai Kai Nation.

Quadra Island’s folk roots quartet Willow has just released a new EP: “The Southend.” They chose that name because the EP was recorded at the United Church in Cape Mudge, and many of the associated photos were taken in a field near Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge. (Both sites are in the south end of Quadra Island. ) Asked what is special about this particular release, Noelle Maffin says that she usually finds performing so much easier than recording, but “there was a sense of magic in the room. This [EP] just fell into place and was recorded very easily in about five hours.” 

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Community Action Bus serves Cortes Island on music-filled weekend

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

LoveFest is an annual, family friendly music festival at Linnaea Farm that is returning after a two-year hiatus. Every year, the organizers of LoveFest look for creative ways to innovate and incentivize alternate methods of transportation to the centrally located event. Since the festival takes place on a farm, on the edge of Hague Lake, there is effectively no parking for motor-vehicles. 

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Artist spotlight: Local Jemma Hicken returns to the stage for Lovefest

By Louis Belcourt, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Jemma Hicken is a born and raised Cortes musician who is returning to the scene this year to play at the returning, annual summer music festival Lovefest.

Hicken has recently finished a degree in music and has moved back to the island to get in touch with her roots.

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Beach Crashers rolling to Cortes Island in 38 foot bus

The Whaletown Community Club is bringing more family fun to the Gorge Hall with live music performances from the Qathet region’s “Beach Crashers” and “Little Pharmer.”

Crashers is made up of Paia Elliot, Cam Twyford, Davis Steele and Maxime Paquette. Twyford also performs for Little Pharmer. Steele and Paquette shared more about the band with CKTZ.

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2019: Sachika, The Things I Cherish

(From the Archives: Aug 26, 2019)

Her first performance was as a little girl at Linnaea School on Cortes Island. She was 21, when she produced her first CD. Since then, she has become one of the area’s better known artists. She is living on Mayne Island now, but her mother, Naomi Hayter, still lives on Cortes Island. That is where Sachika Kosky talked about, “the things I cherish.” 

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