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Event Archive - Van Django, Lache Cercel Roma Swing Ensemble

Fri. April 25th 2014 @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
$26 ($22 members)
Tickets at:, Rufus Guitar Shop, Highlife Records
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble made up of four of Canada's most talented and eclectic musicians; violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Brent Gubbels. Van Django's music is punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive, combining a wealth of musical influences while maintaining their roots in the gypsy jazz made famous by the 1930's Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Experience this foursome in an action packed musical universe they call, "acoustic string hot jazz!" -

To say that Lache Cercel (pronounced almost like Lackey Churchill) is a classically trained violinist from Romania would be like saying that Eric Clapton can play the guitar. He is an enormously gifted musician, equally at home with the classics, jazz or gypsy music. A devotee of Stephane Grappelli and of Yehudi Menuhin, Lache can bring "serious" music down to earth, and make gypsy jazz soar into the highest echelons.

The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret will grace the evening with their 30's style choreography and will also provide free swing dance lessons at the start.

Tickets $26 per concert ($22 members) available online at,
in person at Highlife Records & Rufus' Guitar Shop,
or call the Rogue Ticket Hotline at 604-736-3022


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Van Django

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Lache Cercel Roma Swing Ensemble

Opening for Ivan Lins Music fans with long memories will certainly recall when Victoria was lucky enough to have Romanian violin virtuoso Lache Cercel living and performing here. Originally one of Romania’s classical violin superstars, Cercel always had deep roots in his country’s Roma and gypsy traditions; after moving to Canada in 1987, he... more info
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