Upcoming Shows

  • Sunday August 20

    Parksville, BC
    KIDSFEST Family Concert
    1:45 - 2:30 pm

  • Sunday Aug 20

    Duncan, BC
    Special Woodstock
    Providence Farm
    5 pm

  • Saturday September 16

    Nanaimo, BC
    Unity Peace Day
    in Maffeo Sutton Park
    with Nico Rhodes
    12 noon to 3 pm

  • Sunday Sept 17

    Nanaimo, BC
    with Nico Rhodes
    Nanaimo Jazz Festival Finale
    Double Bill with Greg Bush Sextet
    Port Theatre
    4 pm

  • Friday Sept 22

    Brentwood Bay, BC
    with Nico Rhodes
    Brentwood Bay Empourium
    7103 W Saanich Rd, V8M 1R1
    Dpoor at 7 pm, music at 8 pm
    Tix $20 + GST
    (778) 351-0178



  • Hope you are having a wonderful summer! This month am looking forward to concerts at Parksville Kidsfest and Providence Farm Special Woodstock,  hope to see you there.

    We've finished my ROOTS & GROOVES duo CD with brilliant young keyboardist Nico Rhodes for release September 15 with shows around BC! This young man is literally bursting at the seams with music! So great to revitalize old songs, some from as far back as Pied Pumkin! Here is a clip from the Victoria Folk Club.  https://youtu.be/faoXtfrOWdU

    This intergenerational collaboration has been decades in the making! Nico wrote me a fan letter when he was 8 and at age 23 orchestrated my music for symphony (see a tiny clip at http://blackpress.tv/video.php?id=20641)

    Nico and I will be performing at the first annual Nanaimo Jazz Festival at the Port Theatre on Sept 17, and the day before are honoured to be part of UN Peace Day celebations with Unity Church in Maffeo Sutton Park. Sept 24 we will be part of Puppets For Peace celebrations at Government House in Victoria then head to White Rock, Vancouver, Powell River and Sechelt for CD release concerts. Let us know if you'd like to book a show or a house concert.

    Congratulations Valley Hennell and Kari Burk for winning a 2016 Academics' Choice Award for 'Snapshot of a Soul Place in the land of special needs' which has already been honoured with 2016 Family Choice and National Parenting Products (NAPPA) Awards. This illustrated memoir by Kari Burk is based on the life of our 26 year old granddaughter Mielle, with over 40 original paintings and drawings http://www.snapshotofasoulplace.com

    You may remember Mielle from the 1995 'Angels Do' video (click videos!)  See our interview on Shaw TV.  https://youtu.be/f_n5ZJ6z3fg . Read the story of how the book came to be in BC BookLook http://bcbooklook.com/2016/06/13/snapshot-wins-a-second-time/

    Rick talks about 40+ years of playing dulcimer on the Heart of the Dulcimer podcast on iTunes  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hearts-of-the-dulcimer/id1014348960?at=1010l5QM  

    See the finale of 2014 Puppets For Peace concert at BC Government House with Rick and puppets performing YO MO and STAND BY ME at http://vimeo.com/10695582. We are excited to announce Rick and Puppets For Peace will return to Government House in September 2017.

    Rick's music is available from this music, CD Baby and selected stores. Keep on singing and we hope to see you soon!  Email us, we love to hear from you. Dulcimerrily,






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