Rip Van Finn performs eclectic folk in Victoria this weekend, featuring a unique blend of guitar, fiddle, bagpipes, keyboards and African/South Indian-influenced percussion.
Based in Vancouver, the quartet records original music and videos and makes the rounds in the Pacific Northwest.
The band includes four-time B.C. fiddle champion, Mike Sanyshyn; Newfoundland transplant and percussionist Curtis Andrews, who specializes in traditional rhythms of South India and Ghana; internationally accomplished bagpiper and keyboardist Joseph McDonald, who has piped at events around the world from Bella Bella to the Forbidden City in Beijing; and noted Vancouver session player Craig McGregor.
Rip Van Finn performs at Intrepid Theatre, #2 – 1609 Blanshard St., on Sunday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at ripvanfinn.com for $10, or $15 at the door.