Hornby Festival 2014

Hornby Festival 2014 Lineup – See below!

The Lafayette String Quartet

Don’t miss this concert, the final of 3 in the happy return of the Hornby Festival Society’s concert series.

The Lafayette String Quartet

Friday, May 23
8pm show

Their concerts in Canada and abroad are hailed as “Passionate, riveting, and with flawless ensemble.” Indeed the LSQ are passionate about everything they do, whether it is performing new music, delving into the great classics, or giving master classes and workshops...
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The 2014-2015 series has been booked!

Watch for the announcement of 5 incredible concerts scheduled between October and May.

Festival 2014 Lineup

Thursday, July 31

Opening Reception
7 – 9 pm, Free fun to be had by all
Art show opening: A Road Less Travelled - Tina Harrison & Deb Taylor
Music – Calvin Cairns & Marc Atkinson

Tina Harrison Painting

Tina Harrison

Deb Taylor

Deb Taylor

Friday, August 1

De Temps Antan

De Temps Antan – Quebec
7:30 The Farm
Opening Act - Danny Zanbilowicz

Saturday, August 2

Grant Lawrence

Reading – Grant Lawrence
1 – 2 pm Community Hall


Locarno – Dance/Latin Groove
7:30 The Farm
Opening Act – Six at the Table (Lynn McGown, Michael Pratt, David Kaetz)

Chic Gamine

Sunday, August 3

Chic Gamine – Folk/Roots/Pop
7:30 The Farm
Opening Act – Kim June Johnson

Monday, August 4

Helen Austin

Helen Austin – children/family performance
1 – 1:45 pm The Farm

The Survivalists

Survivalists – Soul/Dance
7:30 The Farm
Opening Act – The Songbirds

De Temps Antan

Tuesday, August 5

Norman Foote – children/family performance
1 – 2 pm The Farm

Rose Cousins

The Sweet Lowdown and the Family Called Dance – Folk/Roots/Dance
7:30 The Farm
No Opening Act

Rose Cousins

Wednesday, August 6

Rose Cousins – Folk/Roots Singer Songwriter
8 pm Hornby Community Hall

Andre Laplante

Thursday, August 7

André Laplante – classical pianist
7pm preshow talk
8 pm Hornby Community Hall

Enso String Quartet

Friday, August 8

The Enso String Quartet – classical
7 pm preshow talk
8 pm Hornby Community Hall

Saturday, August 9

André Laplante & The Enso String Quartet – classical quintets
7 pm preshow talk
8 pm Hornby Community Hall

Andre Laplante Enso String Quartet

Throughout the Festival

Art In Unusual Places and Classical Kids - follow the schedule this year on our print programme to see these FREE and fun, short performances.

Art Show at the Hornby Community Hall – A Road Less Travelled - Tina Harrison & Deb Taylor

New this year!!! The Hornby Festival Live on Hornby Radio

Tune in to Hornby Radio CHFR 96.5 to hear our artists live with songs and interviews at 11 am Friday Aug. 1 to Wednesday Aug. 6 (These times are subject to change)


See the tickets page for details.

Established in 1982...

... the Hornby Festival has grown into an acclaimed 10-day event. Our programming includes classical, jazz, world beat and traditional genres of music, modern dance, childrens' programming, theatre and spoken word. Join us for Festival 2014 as we continue to bring leading and innovative world class artists to our stages.

This 10-day world-class event has been named one of the top five festivals in Canada (Aeroplan Magazine) and one of the top 5 cultural events in BC (Macleans). We enjoy stunning performances against the beautiful backdrop of the mountains, ocean and rolling hayfields at Olsen Farm and at Hornby Island's charming Community Hall.

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