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Folkies Jack and May come to Steveston

Victoria-based performers Jack and May are heading to Steveston for a July 19 show.  -
Victoria-based performers Jack and May are heading to Steveston for a July 19 show.
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First there was Peter, Paul and Mary. Then John and Mary. Now there's Jack and May, and folk fans will have a chance to see them live in Steveston July 19.

The Steveston Folk Guild is presenting the Victoria-based duo at Britannia Heritage Shipyard's intimate Chinese Bunkhouse for a night of music, humour and playful banter between the real-life couple.

Like Madonna, Prince and Cher, Jack and May are only known by their first names; not even their website biographies solve this musical moniker mystery.

Jack recently retired from a career as a high school science teacher and has a history of performing in rock bands and as a solo folk artist. May is also a retiree, previously working as a writer for radio and TV and as a comedian.

In Victoria, the pair run regular open mic nights, offering stage time to more than 200 musicians in the past two years.

For their Steveston show, Jack and May will perform their original songs, along with carefully selected covers.

Jack and May

•Thursday July 19 at 7.30 p.m.

•Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Chinese Bunkhouse (5180 Westwater Dr.)

•Tickets are $8 at the door; call 604-272-9294 or text 604-715-9294 to reserve

•Presented by the Steveston Folk Guild

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