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Event Archive - Cleia

Fri. January 21st 2005 @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
8pm - 11pm
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
Imagine a hybrid of The Wailin’ Jennies, Flook, Nic Jones and Ray Charles and you are starting to get the picture. It all started at an Irish music session in a downtown Vancouver pub where the band joined in with the locals on whistle, flute, accordion, guitar, bodhran, mandolin and harmonica. They have come a long way since those days, and whilst there’s still some Celtic influence in their sound, they have also incorporated North American roots music, soul, gospel, English folk and classical influences; culminating in a creative spurt which has produced a mighty host of original compositions. To sum up, not only do they all play and sing beautifully, but they also write great instrumentals and songs and are a joy to watch in any live setting. Website:


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Cleia (Acoustic Folk)

These are exciting times for roots music in Canada. With a plethora of refreshingly young, vibrant and talented performers emerging from all points of this great northern land, there's no-one quite like the exuberant and exciting Cleia. Sure there are lots of new singers, songwriters, instrumentalists and performers to admire, but these guys ar... more info
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