Song Craft Workshop Series #4 – Sad Songs and Waltzes

In the fourth instalment of Song Craft Workshop Series, four-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee Sarah Jane Scouten will be exploring why we love sad songs. Taking a close look at why we write emotionally cathartic songs, why we connect to them, the treacherous line between expressive and melodramatic, clichés and more. We’ll be taking a close look at some of the top sad songs of all time for your gloomy COVID Valentine’s Day.

Song Craft Workshops are offered free so that anyone who wishes to attend may do so. This is made possible by support by folks who are able. You can show your support via or PayPal. Email to register!

Edie Daponte’s Valentine to You – Hermann’s Jazz Club

Live streaming from Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria, join celebrated singer/songwriter, Edie Daponte and her band for a heartfelt concert featuring originals and love songs from around the world. Edie brings the element of surprise to every show! Her range and repertoire travel far and wide crossing musical genres and spanning multiple decades and languages. With Ashley Wey on keys, Damian Graham on drums, Joey Smith on bass and guitar and Richard Moody on violin you’ll fall in love.
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Songs from the Heart with Shawn Bullshields

Shawn Bullshields is a singer, guitarist and harmonica player with natural charisma and professional delivery. His repertoire of songs include the genres of pop, country and folk: the point where they intersect is through his masterful singing voice. Shawn commands instant attention because his voice conveys the truth, beauty and deep meaning within each song, expressed with the full weight of his personal life experience. Shawn sings from the heart and each song is truly a gift.

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Hermann’s Jazz Club’s Virtual Christmas-Concert Gathering

Hermann’s Jazz Club from Victoria, BC, is hosting a Christmas Eve/Christmas Day multi-artist show by live cast! Featuring over 50 musicians pre-recorded from the club through-out December, the segment will be live streamed on YouTube. Musicians, families and audiences across the globe will be able to share the spirit of the holidays together in this virtual gathering and message their love to family/friends in distant (or down the block) living rooms through YouTube chat.

You’ll hear world-renowned musicians such as pianist Pablo Cardenas, whose varied styles are influenced by his Latin and Cuban heritage; David Vest, five-time winner of Canada’s national Maple Blues Award for Piano Player of the Year; Black Canadian Award’s Best Jazz and Soul Artist winner, Maureen Washington, and many more! In the spirit of giving and sharing music, viewer donations will go directly to Music Heals – a worthy charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for music therapy in Canada.

Connect with our community this holiday on YouTube live stream and share in a musical experience from wherever you are.

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Uzume Taiko Family Show | Facebook Live

Uzume Taiko Drum Group is Canada’s first professional Taiko Ensemble based in Vancouver, B.C. Uzume Taiko drummers present an energetic and spirited show of taiko drumming! We perform choreographed martial arts based taiko drum songs and our repertoire includes a variety of drum playing styles, exciting rhythms and powerful beats. The show is appealing to all ages.

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WISH for Tomorrow Show Kele Fleming & Special Guest Aaron Trory

Kele Fleming and Aaron Trory are live streaming at 7:10 followed by a Q & A After Party. Proceeds from this event go to WISH Drop-In Centre Society in Vancouver.

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Pop singer-songwriter, Kele Fleming performs songs from her upcoming release The Song I’ll Write for My Whole Life (#SWMWL) Kele’s songs reveal a strong passion for the planet and the people and lives that inhabit it.

Aaron Trory performs from his latest CD Zombie Sunflowers along with a few surprises. He tells modern stories with quirky heartfelt sincerity.

Join us right after the tribute to the health and frontline workers. The show is followed by a live Q & A with Kele and Aaron.

LIVE STREAM: You do not need a Zoom account to attend this event. When it’s time for the show, click on the link below and you will be prompted to download the Zoom software. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required at this time. Enjoy the show!

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Questions? If you are having difficulty show at 7:10 email We’ll do our best to assist you.

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MzShellz Lit From Within FaceBook Live Show

Mz Shellz brings her beats and inspiring message of empowerment from the home front. Social distance does not mean boring or playing it safe. Check out this strong proud Indigenous artist y:10 pm right after the West Coast pays the nightly respect to the frontline workers. So make some noise at 7pm then get the word from MzShellz.

Partial proceeds from this show are being donated to The Vancouver Foundation’s Community Response Fund which provides support to charities during the COVID 19 crisis. Check this link to see the incredible work they’re doing.

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Isolation Living Room Sessions with Cherelle Jardine & Marc Gladstone | Facebook Live

Cherelle and Marc will be performing original songs from their band Stone Poets body of work, some of Cherelle’s solo original songs as well as a few select favourite covers. The show will be live on Facebook on Marc and Cherelle’s Excellent Musical Adventures Facebook page.