A soleful week of music on Gabriola

Sounder News

Monday, April 14 2014

Building on last year’s successful Big Fish Fry, the Lulu Performing Arts Society is launching the Big Fish Music Festival this coming May 4 - 10.

Concerts throughout the week will include music from a variety of genres, community events and workshops.

Leah Hokanson and Tim Harrison are the festival co-directors.

Leah explained the Lulu Society’s mandate is to engage the Gabriola community in performances and workshops that offer risk, passion, connection and above all - enjoyment.

The lineup includes:

Sun., May 4: Oliver Swain and the Tower of Song: a tribute to the music of Leonard Cohen;

Mon., May 5: A Froggy Day in Gabriola Town: the return of the Old Crow Music Circle with Tim Harrison;

Tues., May 6: The Big Coral Riff: A community sing with Leah and Tina Jones;

Wed., May 7: Michael Mares, pianist, with Suzanne Snizek on flute and Gabriola’s Elizabeth Lutz, soprano;

Thurs., May 8: Filet of Soul: a jazz night at the Old Crow with Steve Smith, Dick Smith and David Gray;

Fri., May 9: The Kerplunks! (for tadpoles and tadpoles at heart) at Gabriola Elementary School;

Fri., May 9: Put on Your Tails: a country dance featuring the Nathan Tinkum Band;

Sat., May 10: The 2nd Annual Big Fish Fry: featuring some of Gabriola’s finest musicians.

The Big Fish School workshops will include:

Drumfish! A drumming workshop with Voodoo Dave McGrath;

Trolling for Tunes: a songwriting workshop hosted by Gary Fjellgaard;

Release your endolphins: pilates and feldenkrais for performers.

For tickets, information, or to volunteer to work with the festival, contact Leah and Tim by emailing hooked@thebigfishfestival.ca or visit www.thebigfishmusicfestival.ca.