Katrina Kadoski performs at this month’s Sooke Folk Music Society Coffeehouse on Saturday (Sept. 19). The performance will be streamed on Zoom. (Contributed photo)

Sooke Folk Music Society using Zoom to stream local coffeehouse

First concert this Saturday

Katrina Kadoski has always loved coffeehouse concerts.

“It’s an incredible privilege to play for people who are there to listen to original music, and it’s an honour to play for the people that give an ear to that.”

Kadoski is the featured performer when the Sooke Folk Music Society Coffeehouse opens its fall season on Saturday (Sept. 19). She’ll perform many of the songs on her new Dreamtime album

The album, two years in the making, centres around the death of her partner.

“I wrote the album to put something back into the world while I was going through these incredible growing pains of trying to discover what this world is like without that person in it,” Kadoski said.

ALSO READ: Katrina Kadoski is a musical force

The launch of the new coffeehouse season takes a unique turn this year, with the folk music society using the internet video-streaming service Zoom to provide interactive, in-home entertainment to its audience.

Once the coronavirus pandemic hit full stride in March and it was clear there wouldn’t be any face-to-face live audience performances, the society began experimenting with Zoom, said president Nellie Taylor.

The kinks were worked out with online performances with society members in April and May, and a small public viewing in June.

The result? This month’s showing of a full coffeehouse performance on Zoom.

“We hope we can go live at some point – so we’re trying to be a little bit tentative and plan with performers in mind,” Taylor said.

The coffeehouse features an hour of open stage performances starting at 7 p.m., followed by the feature performance at 8 p.m. E-transfer donations fund the show, donate at sookefolkmusic@gmail.com.

For more information, please go online to sookefolkmusicsociety.com or on Facebook at 2020 Sooke Folk Music.



editor@sookenewsmirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Arts and EntertainmentMusicSooke

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Three years for serial bank robber who hit Sidney branch

Lucas Bradwell was wanted for robberies in Sidney, Abbotsford and Vancouver

Cook Street Village grocery icon closing, new owners plan major renovation

Louie family has operated Oxford Foods and predecessor for five decades at Cook and Oxford streets

PHOTOS: Gallery explores ‘broken promises’ during Japanese Canadian internment in 1940s

‘Broken Promises’ to acknowledge the thousands of Japanese Canadians who faced dispossession

WorkSafeBC investigating death at Victoria Customs House construction site

Prevention officer will ensure all safety issues addressed before work starts again

POLL: Do you agree with the decision to call a provincial election for Oct. 24?

British Columbians will put their social distancing skills to the test when… Continue reading

Rare fish washes onto Whiffin Spit in Sooke

Deep water fish identified as ‘King-of-the-salmon’

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Island Corridor Foundation launches survey on importance of Vancouver Island rail

“ICF remains 100 per cent committed to the restoration of full rail service on Vancouver Island”

Island RCMP remind drivers not to text after 19 tickets handed out in 90 minutes

The $368 fines were handed out Tuesday on Norwell Drive and Old Island Highway in Nanaimo

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Local councils important, Horgan says as municipal conference ends

B.C. NDP leader says ‘speed dating’ vital, online or in person

Most Read