Late addition – top albums by Vancouver artists in 2014

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Ian William Craig. Photo courtesy Recital Program.

A couple of days ago I published a post listing a number of notable releases by Vancouver artists in 2014. I knew then that I’d miss a few, and local music scribe Alan Ranta was kind enough to point out two excellent local records that I hadn’t heard, Colin Cowan & the Elastic Stars’ Eye of Winter and the self-titled album from A Dada Plan is Free.

A third record came to my attention recently though, and it’s one that I think deserves its own post. The record is called A Turn of Breath, and it’s by Vancouver-based visual artist and trained opera singer Ian William Craig.

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Late addition – top albums by Vancouver artists in 2014

Top albums by Vancouver artists in 2014

Vancouver musician Cory Pratt

Vancouver musician Cory Pratt records under the name Prairie Cat.

As usual, whenever I start digging into all the albums released by Vancouver artists over the year, I’m reminded of several I’ve forgotten while unearthing many that I hadn’t heard previously. So what started out as a list of notable releases from 2014 has turned into a mix of high-profile records and more obscure, but no less worthy, albums.

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Top albums by Vancouver artists in 2014

More holiday and Christmas concerts in Vancouver

Winter Harp performs Dec. 20.

Winter Harp performs Dec. 20.

Last week we posted a list of holiday-themed concerts in Vancouver, everything from a Tim-Burton-meets-the-Nutcracker burlesque show to more traditional fare from Early Music Vancouver. Well, we’ve uncovered a bunch more Christmas-and-holiday-themed shows, including choral music, jazz and medieval carols.

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More holiday and Christmas concerts in Vancouver

A Very Merry Vancouver Christmas

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We count down to Christmas with a list of 12 essential Vancouver holiday experiences

 

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A Very Merry Vancouver Christmas

Celebrate Keithmas in Vancouver: Boozy Keith Richards Tribute Bash is Back

Photo credit: Kelseytracey | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Kelseytracey | Wikimedia Commons

It’s not your typical holiday celebration.

Since 2010, Vancouverites have gathered each December to celebrate the birth of Rolling Stones guitarist – and all-around bon vivant – Keith Richards.  For reasons not entirely clear, the unique celebration fuses Christmas themes with debauched live rock and roll music. It’s called Keithmas and – even if you’re an avowed Scrooge – it’s one holiday bash not to be missed.

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Celebrate Keithmas in Vancouver: Boozy Keith Richards Tribute Bash is Back