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Folk & Fiddle Concert and Square Dance with Q (Bachand) & musical guests

Saturday, Nov 25, 2023 / 7:00 pm

Door 6:30 pm

St. Matthias Anglican Church Hall, 600 Richmond Ave, Victoria, BC V8S 3Y7

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Join us for a wonderful evening of music and dance! The evening will start with a short concert featuring “Q” (Bachand) followed by a fun all ages square dance with caller Galen Armstrong teaching and calling the dances! No experience or partner is required.

Non-binary west-coast artist known as ‘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 & vocal talents as well as their love of story-sharing.

Once a teen fiddle star, Q has blossomed & grown into their (non-binary) gender identity and life’s purpose & are singing rebel ballads and folk songs (acapella & 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 (& 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 & 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!

There will be a short intermission between the concert and dance, refreshments will be available for purchase with proceeds going to support a local charity.

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