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For Sale

German-made Stradivarius copy, case and bow. $650
Bob Remington 250.217.7738 Email:

Lonesome Picker Banjos

Locally hand-crafted and refurbished 5-string banjos for sale at reasonable prices.†
Murray Luft 778.440.1566 Email:

Chadwick Folding Bass
$4,300.00 Cdn firm. This bass is currently in Whitehorse,Yukon but price includes Air Freight to Victoria. New Price is $3,800.00 US dollars + shipping from Nashville.
Rob Bergman 867.334.2780 Email:

Vega Banjo
1963 Vega Earl Scruggs Model 5 string banjo, refretted and ready to go. $2,600
Linda Thorburn Email:

VBA T-Shirts

Show you are a proud sponsor of the Victoria Bluegrass Association
with these great looking, 100% cotton Ts.

Ideal for pickin' and grinnin' !

Women's gold on green, Men's blue on black.
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL.

Price: $20 for members or $25 for non-members (shipping extra)

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or get one at the Tuesday Night Jam.

VBA Stickers

From a tiny acorn the mighty oak doth grow . . .

Price:$1 each, or 3 for $2

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or get them at the Tuesday Night Jam.


Bands For Hire
Clover Point Drifters
Solid traditional harmonies with a great attitude. Members are: Mike Kraft (banjo), Larry Stevens (resophonic guitar), Dan Parker (mandolin), Alan Law (guitar), George Robinson (bass)
Alan Law 250-388-4520 Email:


Learn Banjo, Dobro or Guitar: Bluegrass Style with Miles Zurawell
Accepting students on all instruments from beginner to advanced, in person in Victoria on online via Skype. Please contact for rates and availability. Miles Zurawell is a performing and recording artist on banjo, dobro and acoustic guitar primarily in the bluegrass, old-time, country, and folk music genres. He is a founding member of the western Canadian band Nomad Jones, and has toured internationally with world-renown bluegrass acts the Greg Blake Band and Blaine Sprouse and his Bluegrass All-stars.
Miles Zurawell 780.905.5226 Email:

Nimblefingers Bluegrass and Old-time Workshop

Come join your musical community this summer at NimbleFingers Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Workshop in Sorrento, B.C. in the last two weeks of August.

World class instructors, amazing workshops, fantastic food and a variety of accommodations to chose from. Student Concerts, Band Scrambles, Electives, Jamming and amazing people to meet and create with.

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Bluegrass Guitar and Mandolin Instruction with James Whittall
All levels of instruction offered, for both bluegrass guitar and mandolin. Ten years experience teaching bluegrass. Beginner to advanced players. Itís never too late to sound better. For rates, registration, and availability, please contact me.
James Whittall 250.661.9225 Email:


Luthier Services: Set-ups, Repairs, and Custom Builds
Get your instrument playing the best that it can with a professional set-up. Take care of that minor repair that's needed (and has been bugging you!). Yank that golden oldie from the closet and bring it in for an overhaul. Better yet, treat yourself to a brand new Dreadnought, or Orchestra Model size guitar!
Dan Parker 250.812.5407 Email:

Itty Bitty Sign Shop, Sidney BC
Musicians, promote your band using banners, back-drops, promo stickers, vehicle lettering & decals, portable "A" boards, jewel case labels, logos, etc. One-of-a-kind decals made to your specification for any application. Bluegrass stickers and hat pins also available. A home-based business since 1978.
Luann 250.656.8710 Email:


Mandolin wanted
I am looking for a good quality new or used mandolin for a beginner. It must be an f-style and preferably sunburst. The price needs to be $500 or less.
Kathleen Hall Email:

Victoria Mandolin Orchestra welcomes new members on various instruments
Intermediate level playing and music reading. Practice: Tuesdays 7:00-9:00.
Email: Kate Cino
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