Two distinct styles coming to Errington

Local musician opening for master Brazilian guitarist at show this weekend

Desiree Ferrero will play in Errington this weekend.


A talented local musician and inventor of the StrumCane will be opening for award-winning Brazilian guitarist Celso Machado at the Errington Hall this Saturday.

Locals may have seen 24-year-old guitarist Desiree Ferrero busking in the area, or playing local fairs and markets in the summer. She plays her own distinctive style of “slap harmonics” where she plays her guitar “like a piano” with both fingers on the fret board at the same time.

She’ll open the show at the Errington Hall with some original tunes, she may sing, and depending on time, perform a couple of covers.

Machado is based in Gibsons, B.C. and was crowned World Solo Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2008. He has also been nominated for four Juno awards among many other achievements. He is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, and his music has Brazilian, European, African and Portuguese influences, among other world music inspirations.

Machado will be interviewed during the McMillan Art Centre’s (The MAC) Musically Speaking series on Jan 12 at 2 p.m. and then will play at the Errington Hall following Ferrero at 8 p.m. Get tickets to Musically Speaking at the door of the MAC for $10, $5 for students. For tickets to the Errington Hall head to Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach or the Errington Store. Tickets are $20 for adults, children 12 and under are $5 and under 5’s are free.

For more information call The MAC 250-248-8185 or For more on Machado visit





Just Posted

Town of Qualicum Beach to sell more than $5M in real estate

Sales to pay for recent real estate purchases, including St. Andrews Lodge

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

Living with obsessive compulsive disorder

The Big Read: Vancouver Island mom calls for more mental health services as son battles OCD

Parksville councillor says info more ‘forthcoming’ in the future on supportive housing project

Leanne Salter said she was ‘kept in the dark’ on details about 222 Corfield St. South

VIDEO: Top winners announced for sand sculpting competition

See the sculptures as they progress through the competition at Parksville Community Park

VIDEO: Firefighters put out brush fire in Nanaimo

Fire broke out in the area of a new development under construction in East Wellington

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study

Drawing on decades of research — the report lists 50 pages of citations

Activists protest outside Kinder Morgan terminal in kayaks, canoes

Tsleil-Waututh elder Ta’ah Amy George led the water ceremony from a traditional Coast Salish canoe

Most Read