Archive for the 'Local Music Studies' Category

May Day, again

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Hooray, hooray The first of May Outside s—x Begins today (anonymous) On Wednesday I’ll be making my yearly trek to Trimble Park in Point Grey to attend the annual May Morning celebrations of the Vancouver Morris Dance Community, staged since 1990. I’ll have to get there at 5:30 AM to take in the first event […]

Christmas, Music, Misrule

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

One of my musical interests at Christmas time is the performance of Christmas music played and sung by musicians in the great urban outdoors. My role model is the Salvation Army’s brass band culture. I have more than a passing academic curiosity because I have been a cornet player in a British-style Brass Band for […]

Vancouver’s 125th Birthday Music

Monday, September 19th, 2011

On Sunday (September 10) I attended a conference devoted to the century-old history of music in Vancouver, in celebration of Vancouver’s 125 birthday. Called Vancouver Snapshots 125, it was organized by David Gordon Duke on behalf of the Turning Point Ensemble and featured a week-end of performances devoted almost entirely to the music of Vancouver […]

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