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Venue: St. Matthias Anglican Church

Time: 7:00-10:00 PM

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Admission: General Admission: $20

Registration: Register

Folk and Fiddle Concert and Family Square Dance with Q (Qristina) Bachand and Friends

Join us for a wonderful evening of music and dance! The evening will start with a short concert featuring "Q" (Bachand). After a brief intermission (refreshments will be available), we will enjoy a fun family square dance with caller Galen Armstrong teaching and calling the dances! No experience or partner is required and this is an all-ages event!

Non-binary west-coast artist 'Q' , formerly Qristina Bachand is a consummate performer who is clearly at ease on stage. Known for their powerful fiddle, captivating vocals and their contagious energy, their love of Folk and Celtic music is always at the forefront as they bless audiences with energetic and spirited performances that showcase their fiddle and vocal talents as well as their love of story-sharing.

Once a teen fiddle star , Q has blossomed and grown into their (non-binary) gender identity and life's purpose and are singing rebel ballads and folk songs (a capella and self-accompanied), interspersed with rip-roaring fiddle tunes to help heal the soul. Their sets will equally inspire as they will bring you to tears or have you clapping along (and stomping your feet) !

With a background in classical violin, it's their fiddle skills that have always truly shone; with beautiful tone and passionate delivery. After 10 years as a successful touring musician, Q completed an MA in Traditional Irish Music Performance at the University of Limerick . Interestingly, as some of you know, Q also holds an MSc in Infectious Diseases and Public Health from VU Amsterdam; for which they lived and conducted research in Kasese district , Uganda.

After many years living abroad in Amsterdam and Montreal, Q made their way back to hometown Victoria. It's always a pleasure seeing our homegrown talent perform, we hope you'll join us!

St. Matthias Anglican Church

600 Richmond Avenue

Victoria, BC V8S 3Y7

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