Celtic Vespers to celebrate Father’s Day this month at St. Johns

Award-winning guitarist Brad Prevedoros and acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Joy to be featured

Brad Prevedoros performs at Celtic Vespers this month.

NORTH SAANICH — Award-winning guitarist Brad Prevedoros and acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Joy combine technical brilliance and a shared sense of musical adventure to create music that is grounded in many traditions and yet, is brand new.

Brad Prevedoros is a guitar virtuoso noted for his exciting live performances.

Born and raised in British Columbia, he has been performing professionally in North America and Europe since 1982.

Prevedoros has released ten internationally distributed recordings of original compositions and innovative interpretations of a wide-ranging repertoire having sold over 400,000 CDs since his 1988 recording debut.

The guitarist’s recordings have been chosen for over 20 CD compilations and his compositions have also been used on theatre and video productions. In 2003 he was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Instrumental Album of the Year and in 2006 he won Vancouver Island’s Monday Magazine Performer’s award.

Greg Joy studied classical guitar and music theory at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

His mastery of the guitar, flute, mandolin and hammered dulcimer has been well demonstrated in his live performances and in his 18 recorded albums which have sold over 250,000 copies world-wide.

Joy’s music has also been used on many different compilation albums in Europe and South-east Asia.

Inspired by the folk-baroque guitar style of John Renbourn, Bert Jansch and Davey Graham, Joy’s playing features a unique fusion of Celtic, baroque, folk-rock and contemporary jazz.

The Celtic Vespers service begins at 7 p.m. on June 16 at St. Johns United Church at 10990 West Saanich Rd.

There is no admission charge and an offering will be taken. For information, please call Eve at 250-656-5373.

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