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VALDY with Special Guest Karel Roessingh
September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$29.40
Paul “Valdy” Horsdal has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop, country and folk music for over 40 years. Combining the art of storytelling and music, Valdy captures life’s most special moments with warmth and magic. Playing around 200 shows a year for four decades, performing live is still enjoyable to the longtime Salt Spring Island resident. Valdy is an energetic performer, famous for jigging and dancing on stage, and establishing rapport with young and adult audiences alike. To date he has 14 albums, 22 singles, and four gold records, and has sold nearly half a million units worldwide. Famous for the hit “Play Me a Rock ‘n’ Roll Song,’ Valdy toured the world several times over. He has also won two Juno Awards for Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year, along with several additional Juno nominations.
He was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and the Victoria Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in ’08, something he says is an honour, if not somewhat perplexing. “As a folksinger, I play it all. I was inducted into the Victoria R’n’R Hall of Fame, but I’m still a folksinger, thus cover ALL styles of music,” he commented.
Playing crowd favourites, new material and even a few surprises, an evening with folk icon Valdy will entertain those both young and young at heart.