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Welcome to our website.
We are Banquo Folk Ensemble. We have been performing in and around Victoria, BC since 1998. Our music is from the written and oral traditions covering more than eight centuries, performed with voice and our collection of instruments that includes recorders, hurdy gurdies, citterns, shawms, bagpipes, a battery of percussion instruments and more.
Through the development of our own arrangements and interpretations of existing materials, we attempt to bridge the gap between “art” music and the folk tradition, always bearing in mind the goal of minstrels throughout the centuries to please and entertain their audiences.
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News and Upcoming Events
COVID - 19
Like all performing groups, our live performance activities have been put on hold during the COVID - 19 outbreak. We will be back offering concerts and other live performances when things get back to normal.
In the meantime, we've been putting together some videos while practising good social distancing, thanks to the technological tools available.
See our Video page for the latest in our concert from home series.
In addition to the concert from home videos, we filmed two videos, featuring two videos last year of pieces from our recent CD. Check them out on our Video page
We're pleased to present our latest album,
Whither Are They Vanished
It features music from our concert programmes over the past two years, plus some new tunes.
For a taste of what to expect on the CD, click on the video link below.
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