David Godkin performs Saturday night for the Coffee House.

David Godkin performs Saturday night for the Coffee House.

David Godkin plays for folk music fans

Sooke Coffee House stage will feature musicians and songs to entertain and uplift

We want to welcome everyone to come out and join us this Saturday, Nov. 17 for this month’s regular Coffee House evening at Holy trinity Anglican Church.

We start, as always, with our fabulous and always unpredictable open stage and after the break our feature act, David Godkin with Rick Van Krugel on mandolin and Jake Galbraith on bass.

David Godkin first drew the attention of Vancouver Island music fans nearly seven years ago under the name David Kosub. A discovery about his true heritage (Scots-Irish) prompted David to change his name. A subsequent trip to Ireland to dig deeper into his ancestral roots found him playing in an old fashioned ceilidh band and re-committing to his own brand of maritime ballad, folk and blues.

The name may have changed but the versatile and memorable songs of this talented singer-songwriter remain the same. Godkin’s tunes are featured on his CD entitled From Away, filled with reminiscences about his upbringing in Atlantic Canada, lost loves and the occasional triumphs of ordinary people he has met during his musical career.

Godkin is joined on stage by mandolin player Rick Van Krugel and bassist Jake Galbraith. Van Krugel is an entirely self-taught play-by-ear performer who perfected his style of mandolin years before the instrument got trendy. His straightforwardly raw intuitive style is to be treasured in today’s tech-obsessed culture. Having played over 45 years, he still loves nothing more than getting behind a good song.

Jake Galbraith is a mainstay of the Vancouver Island music scene having anchored numerous groups such as Light Sweet Crude, The Clankies, Open Heart and Mandolirium (with Rick Van Krugel). His rock bottom bass lines and sweet vocal harmonies make him a genuine favourite of music fans everywhere.

The goal for all three musicians: to entertain and uplift, tell simple stories about the downtrodden and misbegotten, about war and peace, friendship and love.

Do join us for this evening of fine music. Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage at 7:30 and our feature at 9.

It all happens at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road.

Just Posted

A report on food security in Sooke reveals that nearly 15 per cent of people in Sooke have trouble getting food on the table. (The Canadian Press)
Food security a growing challenge in Sooke

‘This isn’t going to get any better if we don’t do anything about it’

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Greater Victoria with unusually high temperatures expected Monday and this coming weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria’s first week of summer will be a scorcher

Special weather statement issued Monday by Environment Canada

A health-care worker takes part in HeArt Therapy session conducted by Shirley artist Sheila Thomas. (Contributed - Lorrie Beauchamp)
A creative ‘thanks’ to Vancouver Island’s essential workers

Artist Sheila Thomas creates therapy art session for workers on pandemic’s frontlines

FILE – Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, takes part in an event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Indigenous Peoples Day must be a ‘call to action’, says Assembly of First Nations chief

Discovery of children at Kamloops residential school site must lead to change, Perry Bellegarde says

A rendering shows what the Doral Forest Park development would look like from the southwest. (Rendering via D’AMBROSIO Architecture & Urbanism)
Beaver Lake area project passes next hurdle in Saanich

Council approval for 242-unit parks edge development hinges on meeting of conditions

Jesse Roper tackles weeds in his garden to kick off the 2021 season of What’s In My Garden Man? (YouTube/Whats In My Garden)
VIDEO: Metchosin singer-songwriter Jesse Roper invites gardeners into his plot

What’s In My Garden, Man? kicks off with the poop on compost

The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mom still waiting for answers after daughter and her fiance found dead in Crofton

Pair discovered dead in their Crofton home in May identified as Rachel Gardner and Paul Jenkins

The Sacred Hearts church on PIB land burned Monday morning. (Theresa May Jack/Facebook)
Two churches on First Nation land in South Okanagan burn to the ground

Sacred Hearts church on Penticton Indian Band land was reduced to rubble

Tl’etinqox-lead ceremony at the site of the former St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake, B.C., June 18, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
‘We are all one people’: Honouring residential school victims and survivors

Love, support and curiousity: Canadians urged to learn about residential schools and their impact

Indigenous rights and climate activists gathered outside Liberty Mutual’s office in Vancouver to pressure the insurance giant to stop covering Trans Mountain. (Photo by Andrew Larigakis)
Activists work to ensure Trans Mountain won’t get insurance

Global campaign urging insurance providers to stay away from Canadian pipeline project

In the first election with public money replacing corporate or union donations, B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan take part in election debate at the University of B.C., Oct. 13, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
B.C. MLAs ponder 2022 ‘sunset’ of subsidy for political parties

NDP, B.C. Fed call for increase, B.C. Liberals have no comment

Investigators use a bucket to help recover human remains at a home burned in the Camp fire, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Magalia, Calif. Many of the missing in the deadly Northern California wildfire are elderly residents in Magalia, a forested town of about 11,000 north of the destroyed town of Paradise. (AP Photo/John Locher)
‘Forever War’ with fire has California battling forests instead

Five of the state’s largest-ever blazes seared California last year, as authorities tackle prevention

Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto and IOC President Thomas Bach, on a screen, speak during a five=party online meeting at Harumi Island Triton Square Tower Y in Tokyo Monday, June 21, 2021. The Tokyo Olympics will allow some local fans to attend when the games open in just over a month, Tokyo organizing committee officials and the IOC said on Monday. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
Tokyo Olympics to allow Japanese fans only, with strict limits

Organizers set a limit of 50% capacity — up to a maximum of 10,000 fans

Most Read