Bluegrass Banjo Sheldon Friesen

Banjo lessons, teacher, performer – Vancouver / Surrey, BC

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Summerland Bluegrass Festival 2008

The weekend of June 13-15 was spent by the Bullfrogs (the band I play in) in the town of Summerland, BC.

It was the 13th Annual Summerland Bluegrass Festival. The estimated number of people attending the event was 650.

Many bands played on the open stage including the Bullfrogs.

Evenings where spent jamming with friends at our campsite.

Saturday afternoon, several pickers were chosen to play on the Kettle Valley Railway during it’s vintage trek through the beautiful countryside. I had the pleasure of meeting Felix, the railway’s permanent entertainer and enjoyed picking with Michael (mandolin), Bill (fiddle), Jake (guitar) and Ched (bass).

Thanks to all who made this great event happen and hope you can come on out next year to join in the fun.


Duncan Jam Attended By MOB Members

Just recently I received an email from a fellow bluegrass picker in Manitoba. His name is Joe Cotie.

Joe plays guitar and sings bluegrass. Joe and his wife Lil, were making their way to Duncan to visit family when they stumbled across this web site and then decided to contact me.

Before long, we were making plans to get together and pick.

Well, let me just show you the article Joe wrote for the Manitoba Old Time Bluegrass Society’s newsletter, the Dill Pickle Rag, where he talks of his time here in Duncan.

I’m sure you’ll see that bluegrass music has a lot more to offer than just great pickin’ but it also encompasses a whole bunch of great people that you wouldn’t meet otherwise.

Here’s the article:

Thanks a bunch Joe for looking us up and we sure hope you’ll stop in again sometime!

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