The Slocan Ramblers Play the Centre


2 April 2019 ** 7:30-9 pm ** $20

   The Slocan Ramblers are a group of incredibly talented musicians, debuting their much-anticipated new album Queen City Jubilee (2019 Juno Award Nominee for Traditional Roots Album of the Year), The Slocans showcase their unique blend of bluegrass, old-time and folk with deep song-writing, lightning fast instrumentals and sawdust-thick vocals.  With their trademark raucous energy, this new album presents The Slocan Ramblers at the top of their game – writing and playing tunes to keep you up all night.  This is roots music without pretension, music intended to make you feel something – say hello to your new favourite band.

Door opens at 7:00 pm.


*** The Slocan Ramblers

More coming ...

Schryer, Hillhouse and Dobres


9 April 2019 ** 7:30-9 pm ** $20

   This phenomenal trio of Celtic musicians features Franco-Ontarian fiddler Pierre Schryer, Canadian folk music specialist Andy Hillhouse, and European-influenced BC guitarist

Adam Dobres.  A tour de force of versatility, fine musicianship and technical dexterity, the group brings together three diverse music careers laden with awards and nominations

including JUNO, Canadian Folk Music, Western Canadian Music Awards and Grammy Awards.  They first appeared as a trio on Pierre’s 2008 recording release project “Mélange” and continue to appear as individual artists on national and international festival stages from the Pacific to the Atlantic and beyond.

Door opens @ 7:00 pm.


*** The Trio

   Some links for more on these fabulous players. 

Adam Dobres 

Andy Hillhouse 


Billie Zizi Goes Electric


12 April 2019 ** 7:30-9 pm ** $20

   Billie returns to us after last year's concert with her father, gypsy-jazz violinist Cam Neufeld.  This year she brings her band along for a more rockin', funky and full sound.  Billie offers original as well as cover tunes,  infusing familiar styles with her own innovations that are sure to grab your attention. 

Door opens @ 7:00 pm.


*** Billie Zizi

   Interested in hearing other samples of Billie Zizi's music and finding out more about what she's up to?  Here's the site: 


Contradance Gabriola <> April


21 April 2019 ** 6:30-8:30 pm ** $10

    Come out on a Sunday evening to The Centre and experience contradance!  

We'll move ourselves to the musical motivations of the Dancing Heron Stringband as they ply us from our seats with their inspired variations on Southern old-time tunes.  

   Gary Nelson will call the dances.  

Door opens at 5:30 pm.  If you feel that you need instruction, or a "refresher", come early (and promptly) for a New Dancers lesson at 5:45.

*** Dancing Heron Stringband

   If you'd like to know more about these wonderful musicians, or if maybe you'd just like to drop them a line, send them an email at  (They don't yet have a website.)