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Mission Hill to play Qualicum Acoustic Cafe

The Mission Hill Band will be on hand to perform at Qualicum Beach’s Acoustic Cafe. - Submitted photo
The Mission Hill Band will be on hand to perform at Qualicum Beach’s Acoustic Cafe.
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Some multi talented Vancouver Island musicians perform this week at the Qualicum Acoustic Café.

Mission Hill is a four-person family band that plays a range of music from Bluegrass, Folk, and Celtic, to old-time and western swing.

You can catch their performance which will include a selection of bluegrass, western swing and old time tunes and songs this Friday, May 4 and it will be the last Acoustic Cafe until October.

The core of the band is the Romanow/Knudson Family. Ali is on fiddle, banjo and vocals, Wendy plays upright bass and sings and Bob is on mandolin.

With Chris Herbst  joining on guitar and vocals, the band pulls together tight harmonies and solid instrumentals.

Ali’s original songs and tunes are reminiscent of the 20’s swing era, with a hint of Bob Wills, a lovely waltz out of the old time tradition, to a folk song written about a trip on the E&N railway recently recorded by Valdy.

Mission Hill is booked into the recording studio in mid May and is looking forward to performing at the Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival at the end of June.

Prior to the Mission Hill performance on the Rotary House stage in Qualicum Beach there will be the open stage. Anyone who would like a ten minute slot on the open stage can email the hosts at: jbeaton@shaw.ca.

The Acoustic Cafe happens on the first Friday of the month.  Admission to the Cafe is $5, the doors open at 7 p.m. and the open stage begins at 7:30.

Tickets are available at the Vintage Candy Shop in Qualicum Beach.

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