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Raine Hamilton Trio presents string-quartet-like arrangements of original folk songs

They call this chamber-folk
Quadra Concerts will present the Raine Hamilton Trio on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Quadra Community Centre at 7:30 p.m. Photo contributed

The Raine Hamilton Trio will perform at the Quadra Community Centre on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p m.

Raine is part prairie songstress, part storyweaver; Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humour and grace. Raine invites deep love of the violin into the singer-songwriter genre, writing for violin and voice, as well as for guitar and voice. Joined by cello and upright bass, expect string arrangements that push and pull, that move as they console.

A classical violinist and musicologist by training, Raine and their string trio offer string-quartet-like arrangements of Raine’s original songs. They call this chamber-folk, a hybrid of the classical tradition of string quartet chamber music, with the singer songwriter folk that comes so naturally to Raine.

Raine’s latest work, the full-length album Brave Land (2021-22), is a concept album about mountains, and the courage, wisdom, and otherworldly connection they represent. Here, as in Raine’s 2018 album Night Sky, the songs are set to intricate and seasoned arrangements for guitar, violin, cello, and double bass. Once again Raine has worked with string trio collaborators Quintin Bart on double bass, Natanielle Felicitas on cello, and Lloyd Peterson as producer/engineer.

Raine believes that music is for everyone, and that we all have something to share. Raine is the recipient of the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award for Emerging Artist of the Year! Raine has toured Canada extensively, driving, flying, and floating coast to coast. Highlights include: Performing songs with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (five times), performing with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, playing a show in a cave (10 stories below the earth!), playing festivals across Canada (Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver Island Music Fest, Atlin Festival, Home County, Filberg Fest, Lilac Fest, Harvest Moon, Trout Forest), playing for passage on Via Rail, and meeting so many amazing humans along the way.

Advance tickets for the Quadra Concerts production are $20 and will be available at Inspirations in Quathiaski Cove, Copper Coast in Heriot Bay and online through the Tidemark Theatre. Tickets will be sold at the door for $25. Coffee, tea and delectable goodies will be available through the concession. Masks are not required but feel free to wear one if you’re more comfortable. For information about their full concert series please see

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