Daniel Lapp’s West Coast Kitchen Party

Join BC’s highly renowned fiddler and folk artist Daniel Lapp for a nationwide Thanksgiving celebration of Canadian folk music.

Occurring now more than 20 years, Lapp’s Joy of Life event, presented this year online by the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM), combines the Joy of Song and the Joy of Fiddle into one spectacular show.

The event will premiere on the VCM’s YouTube Channel and VCM Facebook on Sunday, October 11 at 4 pm. In lieu of tickets, a donation to the Victoria Conservatory of Music is requested.

The VCM is a registered Canadian charity and one of Canada’s largest and most diverse community music schools; donations help keep music education as affordable and accessible as possible to all.

Lapp’s special guests, Shari Ulrich (BC), Lennie Gallant (PEI) and Tania Elizabeth (BC / Nashville TN) join close to 150 of Lapp’s students from the BC Fiddle Orchestra, Folkestra!, and Joy of Life Choir, performing Lapp’s unique arrangements of songs— such as Snowbird and the Log Drivers Waltz—guaranteed to have viewers dancing and singing along from home.

During COVID-19, Lapp and his VCM students have continued online learning, exploring Canadian songs and BC fiddle tunes. The songs they’re set to perform are iconic Canadiana and include toe-tapping polkas and jigs from Lapp’s 100-year recorded history of BC’s indigenous fiddle tunes, written in celebration of iconic BC landmarks, such as the Barkerville Connection or the Tabor Mountain Hornpipe.

The Joy of Life event brings families together from coast to coast to sing and play along from home “west-coast-kitchen party style.” It includes tips on how to create an amazing Thanksgiving dinner as Lapp visits with renowned BC chef Peter Zambri, co-owner of Victoria’s famous Zambri’s restaurant, listed in the BC’s Restaurant Hall of Fame.

To make a donation or for more information visit: https://vcm.bc.ca/event/joy-of-life/

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