George Connell


(posted on 8 Jul 2018)

Tickets are moving briskly and I'd encourage you, with less than two weeks to go, to get yours now at The long term forecast is promising and we're hoping for a sold-out show. Don't forget that there will be no 'at the door' sales. Food and refreshments cash only. This looks like the first of many concerts to come!

(posted on 29 Jun 2018)

Have you seen the July edition of the 'Harbour Post'? Inside cover is an ad for the concert. Don't wait for the last minute. We're capped at 150 and we expect a sell-out audience for four of the sweetest voices anywhere!

For further info contact George at 604.329.5578

Tickets are 25$ and available at

(posted on 25 May 2018)

Artesia Coffee House at the Sechelt Arts Centre

Come see me play new songs from an upcoming album.

Doors open at 7 and the show kicks off at 8

Come early for a good seat and enjoy treats by Trish, a

slideshow of performers over the last 15 years and the

current art exhibition in the Doris Crowston Gallery.


(posted on 22 May 2018)

Artesia Coffee House this Friday (25th) at the Arts Centre on Medusa in Sechelt. I would love to see you there!
Doors open 7:00pm : Showtime 8:00pm ….

First set order:

- 8:00 - 8:20 - Teegan and Stella Koch, Vocals and ukulele
- 8:25 - 8:50 - George Connell, guitar vocals

Second set :

- 9:10 - 9:35 - Katrina Bishop, grand piano, vocals
- 9:35 - 10:10 - Peter Hill, guitar, vocals, Pam Girone, vocals, Budge Schachte, guitar

(posted on 17 May 2018)

I'll be at the Artesia coffee house at the Sechelt Arts Centre on May 25, a Friday evening. I'd love to see you there. I'll be debuting some mostly new songs for your listening pleasure. Poster to follow soon...

(posted on 15 May 2018)

Tickets are now on sale for

Four Gals and an Amphitheatre

July 21st, at the Ruby Lake Amphitheatre

1-5  on A Saturday afternoon

Katherine Penfold

Taryn Laronge

Bre McDaniel

Susan Ssun

25$ plus service charge

Under 12's free

Brought to you by

Hippies with Guns Productions

Tickets at

(posted on 14 May 2018)





(posted on 8 May 2018)

Only ONE WEEK before tickets go on sale! Log in to Share-there on the 15th.

Festival seating where so many lovely people have trod the boards.

(posted on 4 May 2018)


Relax in a picnic-like atmosphere in the beautiful amphitheatre at Ruby lake, listening to four different, yet equally talented performers from the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver. Heading the bill is Ms Katherine Penfold, a coast favorite equally at home with pop stylings as she is with jazz - a voice not to be missed. Taryn Laronge is a piano based singer-songwriter just starting to make waves in Western Canada, as is Breanne McDaniel, who brings a sentient and earthy sensibility to her guitar rooted songs. Susan Ssun, from Halfmoon Bay, is a local musician just coming back into the spotlight after a short hiatus.

The venue is capped at 150 souls, we can accommodate no more. Food and refreshments will be available on site - cash only please. A reminder that this is an outdoor event with picnic seating. Bring your blankets, festival seats, sunscreen, hats, and pacifiers. In the unlikely event of rain, the show will go on, so bring appropriate attire.

Tickets are 25$ and will not be available at the door.

(posted on 24 Apr 2018)

A word to the wise...and the patently stupid as well. Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it. Pipelines, like national railways have been suppositories (sic) of graft and corruption ever since the existence of rail and pipe.

Enter Louis-René Beaudoin. He was my Grade 8 French teacher and we railed on him mercilessly. Looking back now, it is easy to remember him as a detached and beaten man. Were he alive I would apologise to him for the misery we put him through in 1965 in Morin Heights High School in the Quebec Laurentians, but he passed in 1970, a broken man.

Little did we know that he was one of Canada's most respected Speakers of the House of Commons in Canada's Parliament...until the pipeline debacle where he invoked closure on debate over a major pipeline bill (see:

This is important Canadian history. He was disgraced, left politics, tended bar in Arizona, taught French to ignorant English kids, divorced and died of an early heart attack in Montreal, basically alone.

M. Beaudoin, if you can hear me, je regret profondement si j'ai contribue a votre demise.

M. Trudeau, you are less transparent than you believe. Abdicate your hubris and do the right thing. You still have the chance. M. Beaudoin didn't.

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