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Mar 20, 2015
MAC Folk Night featuring David Nigel Lloyd
Mar 20, 2015

"From California to Canada - Folk Songs by a Non-Traditional Traditionalist!"

In David's upcoming performance at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville, he will be offering traditional songs as he finds them, but often overlaid with new but related lyrics. In them, the old Anglo-Celtic pantheon of demon knights, faerie queens and divine drunkards are often found wandering the deserts, mountains and boom towns of Southern California where DNL lived for 35 years.

David's performance at the MAC will take place on Friday March 20th, 2015, starting at 7:00 pm, with doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available ahead of time at the McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, or at the performance door. Tickets are $12:00 for OCAC members or $15.00 for general admission.

For more information: Go online to or contact the MAC at or at 250-248-8185.

David Nigel Lloyd (DNL) is a creative folk artist and story-teller, establishing his own perspective and style, based in large part, on songs of traditional origin. As the British magazine Folk Roots wrote, “Lloyd uses traditional tunes and themes where it suits his purposes.” Born in Kenya and now a long-time resident of California, he has performed in England, Ireland, Canada and throughout the United States.

With his “spirited singing and full-bodied playing, Lloyd is as much American-influenced as by his British roots”. (Steve Hochman, The LA Times). In performance, he accompanies himself on guitar and the 8-stringed octar, often introducing his songs with an ornate joke, a true tale or —to keep things honest— an outrageous lie. As the LA Weekly once wrote, “Lloyd is some serious traditional fun.”

David's recent performance venues have been quite diverse. In 2011, he was an Official Showcase Performer at the Folk Alliance International Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, performing at the Winterfolk IX Festival in Toronto immediately after. Later that year, his October Quest Tour took him from Montreal to San Francisco. At the FAR-West Folk Alliance Conference in Eugene, Oregon, he was a panelist on their Music in Education symposium. In 2013, David conducted his "How to Write a Traditional Song" workshop and performed at the Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, Washington. DNL has also performed at house concerts throughout Oregon and California.

For more information on David Nigel Lloyd: Website:

Date:Mar 20, 2015
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Name:Linda Matteson-Reynolds
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