Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Hot Club of Mars – Swingin’ Gypsy Jazz

Hot Club of Mars

This band was great. Vancouver based Hot Club of Mars plays swingin’ gypsy jazz that gets you on your feet and makes you feel good. I was fortunate to see them twice at the Islands Folk Festival in the Cowichan Valley, they also photograph quite nicely. For additional information about the Hot Club of Mars […]


Islands Folk Festival 2007

Islands Folk Festival

I’m making it through the many images shot at last weeks Islands Folk Festival at Providence Farm in Duncan. The Cowichan Valley tends to be hot and dry during the summer but this weekend was an exception with record rainfalls throughout most of the event. The hardy folk crowd that turned out was not to […]


Music with the Hands

the hands make music

I’ve been spending many hours sorting through the 1,750 photographs I shot at the Islands Folk Festival in the Cowichan Valley. Something that has struck me is how much music requires the use of the hands. I know there are exceptions to this such as vocals but in general, whether you are playing a flute […]




What a weekend. I just spent three days at the wonderful Islands Folk Festival at Providence Farm in Duncan, British Columbia. The music was terrific, the company great but… the weather was really bad. Three days of heavy rain with the odd break to keep our hopes up. The photography went well with something in […]