Upcoming Shows

  • Saturday August 5

    Christina Lake, BC
    Christina Lake Welcome and Arts Centre
    Afternoon Family Concert
    Evening Big Folks Concert
    675 Highway 3 V0H1E2

  • Sunday August 13

    Protection Island, BC
    Outdoors at Norah & Peter's
    with Nico Rhodes
    7:30 pm

  • 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


  • Happy summer! Had a wonderful time at Sechelt Wordplay and at Squamish and Nanaimo Canada Day shows! Looking forward to concerts at Christina Lake, Parksville and Providence Farm Special Woodstock this summer, I hope to see you there.

    We're working on my ROOTS & GROOVES duo CD with brilliant young keyboardist Nico Rhodes for release in September! 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 23-24 we will be part of Puppets For Peace celebrations in Victoria then head to White Rock, Vancouver, Powell River, Brackendale and Sechelt 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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