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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
Gathered by the Fire - Ancient Music to Celebrate Yuletide
Our upcoming concerts will feature seasonal music, performed on our ususal array of voice and instruments. We'll be offering exotic, medieval carols, festive dance tunes, exquisite art songs from the high Renaissance, and folk music harkening back to a time of wassails and yuletide traditions. It's all meant to evoke the warmth and comradery of a winter's afternoon spent around the fire with friends and family.
Saturday, November 30 at 2pm
St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Mayne Island, BC
Sunday, December 1, at 3pm
Oak Bay United Church, Oak Bay, BC
Sunday, December 8, at 2pm
All Saints by-the-Sea Anglican Church, Salt Spring Island, BC
tTickets are available at the door, or search for "Banquo Folk
Ensemble" online at: brownpapertickets.com
Tickets for the Oak Bay concert are also available at Ivy's
Bookshop and Munro's Books (cash or cheque only).
Tickets for the Mayne Island concert are also available at the
Farm Gate Store.
We have recently filmed two videos, featuring two of the 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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