© 2017 by Banquo Folk Ensemble

Here are some of our past concert programmes. Any of these concerts are available for performance in your venue or your concert series.

 

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To discuss a possible concert, please contact us.

 

Pastime With Good Company

We celebrated our 20th Anniversary in November, 2018, with a concert of new repertoire and favourites. The concerts in Oak Bay, Sidney and Mayne Island also coincided with the release of our new CD. 

Now is Yule Comen

 
Here's a short video clip of our rehearsal on Mayne Islance for "Now is Yule Comen"

Our Christmas concert programme - a selection of seasonal music - was presented in December, 2017 in Oak Bay and Mayne Island.

The programme features music spanning the last 800 years, some of it in the themes of the season, and some of it just wonderful music that we love to play. We perform a combination of songs and instrumental pieces and of course, we'll showcase our huge collection of instruments. 

 

Gathered by the Fire

 

First performed in November, 2016, "Gathered by the Fire" is a concert built around the theme of the dark days of winter, when, in ancient times, communities came together to share stories and music to help survive the harsh realities of an unforgiving season.

 

Myth, legends and the spirit world figure prominently in tales read by guest narrator and local singer Paul Boughen, accompanied by evocative music from those far-off times.

 

The Auld Alliance

First performed in May, 2016, "The Auld Alliance" features music from Scotland and France, throughout the centuries, with narration.

The so-called Auld Alliance was formed between Scotland and France in the 13th Century and lasted for over 400 years. We explore, with vignettes, how this alliance shaped the history of France and Scotland, accompanied by music from both countries over that period.