Upcoming Shows

  • April 2017

    with Nico Rhodes

    Nanaimo, Pt Alberni, Victoria, Duncan,
    Denman and Hornby Islands

  • Saturday June 3

    Port Moody, BC
    Gallery Bistro
    7 pm Dinner, 8 pm Concert
    $30 + GST

    Reservations 604-937-0998

  • Saturday June 3

    Vancouver, BC
    Vancouver Children's Festival
    40th Anniversary
    Fred Penner and Friends
    Granville Island Stage
    10:30 am - 11:40 am


  • Monday June 5

    Richmond, BC
    Gateway Theatre
    Seniors Week Opening Ceremony
    10-11:30 am

  • Tuesday June 6

    Vancouver, BC
    Jericho Folk Club



  • Just finished the firstttour of my new duo show, ROOTS & GROOVES, with brilliant young keyboardist Nico Rhodes. This young man is literally bursting at the seams with music! We will release a CD in September, working title is HILLBILLY CONCERTOS, so great to revitalize old songs, some from as far back as Pied Pumkin! Now booking shows for the fall and winter, 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 will be busy musical directing summer and Christmas shows at Chemainus Theatre Festival so we'll be performing ROOTS & GROOVES in September and October and only a few times in the summer, Let us know if you'd like to host a show or house concert!

    May 5 I will host Fiddelium, an evening with 100 young fiddlers from Cross Canada Fiddle, at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo.

    June 3 in Vancouver I join Fred Penner, Charlotte Diamond and Norman Foote in a special concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Vancouver Children's Festival then head over to Gallery Bistro in Port Moody for an intimate dinner show. JUne 6 I will do a solo concert at the Jericho Folk Club, a couple of blocks from where Valley grew up.

    June 25 I have the honour of performing at the first Young Audience Day at the Sechelt Festival of the Written Arts!

    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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