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Rick Bockner & Bruce Hipkin on Folk U Radio

In last month’s special edition we heard from local emerging artists Jemma Hicken and Josie Simpson. Today we’re going to be speaking with, and hearing some music and stories by local music fixtures Bruce Hipkin and Rick Bockner.

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Spotlight on Local Music on Folk U Radio

This Friday at 1 p.m. (Monday at 6:30), July 16th, tune-in for a special edition of Folk U Radio with guest-host Immanuel McKenty. This week will be all about local musicians! Featuring tracks by, and interviews with, local legends Josie Simpson, Jemma Hicken, and Back Eddy and the Procrastinators!

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Folk U Radio celebrates 50 with the Awakaneers

Folk U Radio celebrates 50 live shows on CKTZ 89.5 FM this Friday at 1 p.m. Please join host Manda Aufochs Gillespie and Cortes’s local musicians the Awakeneers (developers of the Folk U Radio theme song Think!) for live music and a peak “back stage” into the music-making lives and inspiration of these neighbours.

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Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music

Quadra Island has a world class Festival of Chamber Music. The festival’s Co-founder and Artistic Director, Phillip Hansen, is currently the principal cellist with the Orquestra Filarmonica de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and has been featured in concert halls throughout Europe, the Far East and Americas. The other musician’s resumes are just as impressive. Glancing through them, I found myself continually exclaiming in disbelief, “On Quadra Island!” According to Catherine Smith, President of the Quadra Island Chamber Music Society, our rural lifestyle is part of the appeal that draws talent of this calibre. The Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music could also be a poster child for grants-in-aid.

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