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December 30th is the new December 31st. Come and start the New Year’s P-A-R-Tee early with SomethingIMG_1816.JPG About Reptiles and some very special guests at the Cottage Bistro. 8pm-late.

December 28th, Dinner hour at Our Town Cafe, Katheryn shares some new and seasonal tunes on accordion and toy piano. 6-7:30pm.

December 21st, Secret Lantern Solstice Event, Roundhouse Community Centre, Katheryn performs as a soloist/wandering character, 6-9pm.

10850826_678750062245761_1187347501_nDecember 21st, Secret Lantern Solstice Event, Roundhouse Community Centre, Katheryn takes breaks from her roving sets (above) to join Wryly Andherson of Moth Orbit Object Theatre for three magical puppet sets with Little Guy, Blackbird and the Organ Grinder’s Monkey in the Dance Studio at 7, 8 & 9pm,


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November 18th, Katheryn solo and with the Squeezebox Circle Orchestra for the Accordion Noir Radio 10th Anniversary Show, location & time TBA

squirrels-squareNovember 12th, 7:30-9:30pm, The Andy Tabb Welcome Band at Our Town Cafe. Katheryn will be playing a short intro set on accordion and toy piano and will be playing as part of Andy’s welcome band.

October 30th, 5:00-7:00pm, Katheryn solo at Celebrate the Night in Maple Ridge.

October 26th, 5:00-7:00pm, Katheryn solo at the Inclusion Art Show at Heritage Hall.

October 21st, 9:00-9:45pm, Something About Reptiles with a special lounge set at Oliver’s Birthday Bash at Russian Hall.pumpkin

October brings many good things including pumpkins. For Katheryn and her red accordion that means many shifts on the wagons at the Pumpkin Patch in Richmond ferrying families and other pumpkin curious individuals back and forth to the mystically abundant pumpkin fields.

Katheryn rocks out on Monday nights with Andy Tabb as the accompanist duo for Local Vocal’s a popular community choir led by Vancouver’s ethnomusicology darling and gifted songbird Anna Baignoche.

dscf3832-001This summer Katheryn spent a lot of time working on her accordion/toy piano repertoire playing at Farmer’s Markets throughout the City and busking at her favorite spots in Olympic Village. Kits Market has decided that she is their favorite entertainer and has had her playing back to back Sunday’s through September and into October.

Katheryn is thrilled that this year’s ambitious Accordion Noir Festival went off without a hitch. Artists and audience came from Nunavut, Texas, France, New York, Halifax, Portland, Seattle, Pemberton and many other locations. It was a magical meeting of squeezeboxery that would rival anything Paris Berlin or New York might have to offer. Katheryn is already hard at work gathering the nuts and bolts  for 2017.


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IMG_1652.JPGSat June 11, 1-4pm Commercial Drive’s Notorious Yarn Bombing Event at Napier Breezeway.

Sat Jun 18, 1-2:30pm Gathering of Poets at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre.

June 19-July 2, Master Blues Study Intensive in Calgary with Howard Chapman and busking in Calgary. Katheryn is grateful to be supported by BC Arts for this study trip.

July 1, 1-2pm, Canada Day Celebration, River Walk, Calgary

July 17-22, Facilitator at Jam Camp North in Quesnel, BC.

July 27, 9-11pm, Luv Shmuv 3, Something About Reptiles, Cottage Bistro.

Sunday August 4, 2:30-5:00pm the Closing set of Artful Sunday at Napier Breezeway. Katheryn plays solo and then sits in with her good friends from the Squeezebox Circle Orchestra for a grand finale. Yes it’s true, an accordion orchestra on Commercial Drive and Lady Gaga is on the set list.

Various dates through the summer Katheryn brings “Fresh Squeezed Tunes” to Vancouver Farmer’s Markets. Here are some of her upcoming dates: May 14th Trout Lake, June 4 West End, July 9 West End, August 27 West End, she will be sharing her Sept 8 Downtown & Sept 10 Trout Lake spots with amazing visiting artists from the Accordion Noir Festival.

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March 15th, 10am “Honouring our Elders” at the Native Education Centre, Katheryn teams up with Russell Wallace and Ronin Wong to deliver some entertainment with a set of 70’s cover tunes.

April 1st, 8pm, “Fool’s After Dark” the first edition of the Vancouver International Puppet Fest at the Arts Club Revue stage, Salmon (Katheryn) teams up with Wryly Andherson to offer up a new piece of Penguin business that you won’t want to miss.

LOS PORTS DUOApril 2nd, evening, 7th Annual Cultch Fundraising Gala “Embrace Argentina”, Los Portenos Duo (Michelle Cormier and Katheryn) will be playing for the dinner portion of the evening.

May 28th, Time TBA, European Festival 2016 is featuring Something About Reptiles

June 20-30, Intensive Study with Master Blues Player Howard “Schmenge” Champman in Calgary. Katheryn is grateful to be supported by BC Arts for this upcoming study trip.

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S&SNov 20 and 21, Strings and Squeeze at the Culture Crawl, Moth Orbit Object Studio 1701 Powell Street, Shows: Fri Nov 20 6:00, 7:30, 9:00 and 10:00pm and Sat Nov 21 at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00pm.

Dec 4, 7pm NEW TRIO The Hot Toddies, with Vox/Guitar/Mandolin/Violin by Doug Thordarson and Vox by Lynn Wittenberg, the Toddies trot out their favorite bluesy Xmas repertoire at a private function.

Dec 4, 11pm, Something About Reptiles busts out a Babeclosing set for Orkestar Slivovica’s Kafana night at Seven Lounge, 53 W. Broadway.

Dec 21st, 6-10pm Wandering Solo Character Accordion for the 22nd Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Lighting Celebration by the Secret Lantern Society.

Jan 23, 8 pm Babe Gurr Band at First Impressions Theatre Fundraiser, Deep Cove Theatre, 4360 Gallant Ave. N. Van

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12088307_10153039639521607_354040640755333772_nNovember 13th Lara Kroeker and Friends at Skinny Fat Jacks, Katheryn and Lara team up on a few tunes. Twill be fun.

October 28th Inclusion Art Show at Heritage Hall, Solo Accordion

October 25th Green Party Open House for Pete Fry, Solo Accordion

October 14th Georgia Residence Penthouse Gala, Solo Accordion

October 1st Evening in Tuscany Fundraiser at La Perla Ballroom, Solo Accordion

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Crying little baby accordions into existence.


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SNUGGLING INTO FALL KPKatheryn’s yoga classes resume at Mount Pleasant Community Centre with a new 12 week session starting on Sept 24th. Drawing upon a life long yoga and physical arts practice, five consecutive years of yoga teaching, and a deep love of music and nature, Katheryn is offering this affordable weekly flow yoga series, designed to nurture the physical and intuitive well-being of those who come to share their practice with her. You can sign up for this class online here.

Now that the Accordion Noir Festival has passed for another year, Katheryn is currently scheduling students for the fall and has a few spots open for new students. Feel free to contact her via the contact form at this website for more information.

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May 23 Lindy and the Crow’s Nest open for Flophouse Jr. at China Cloud 9pm

Jun 28 Lindy and the Crow’s Nest do a feature set at the Britannia Community Centre event East Feast.

KP RioJuly 13-29 Katheryn will be studying at Amala School in Valjevo Serbia for a two week intensive on Roma accordion styling. She is currently searching for support to find compact video equipment to take with her so she can record the lessons and bring them back to share with her Vancouver accordion friends. If anyone has any leads or suggestions about how to find appropriate camera equipment please drop a line through the contact form at this site.

Aug 14-16 Vaudeville Vagabonds features in the big tent at Atmosphere Gathering near Cumberland BC. Check out the CBC radio feature on Vaudeville Vagabonds which aired on North by Northwest on May 2nd. The piece starts at 31 minutes.

Aug 23 Lindy and the Crow’s Nest at Artful Sundays Art Market, 12-2:30pm

Sept 10-13 Katheryn’s labour of love the 8th Annual Accordion Noir Festival will present exciting local and visiting alternative accordion artists through co-productions with The Western Front and Caravan World Rhythms.


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10857337_852904394747685_3973257439160491984_oThree tracks from Vaudeville Vagabonds are now available at our bandcamp page. Our full album is slated to be released this fall. Stay tuned for more previews….

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