Welcome back

Well everyone, we are finally back after wandering in the covid wilderness for 2-½ years. We hope to see you at the Chinese Bunkhouse once again.


Show time 7.30pm, 3rd Thursday of each month. $12.00 at the door
Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia Shipyard

Thursday July 21st Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia Shipyard

Pat Chessell

Vancouver’s Pat Chessell has become known as one of the most exciting roots artists in Western Canada. After years of working hard and paying his dues, he’s lauded as the hardest working musician on the local music scene.

While his mostly original music falls solidly under the broad umbrella of ‘Celtic’, Pat’s range is prodigious and eclectic. It’s been variously described as straight-ahead “his lyrics are at turns profound – or witty and high-spirited – but always dynamic and relatable as folk”. But to cut to the chase, it is all Pat’s music, played and performed in his distinctive and unique voice.

A lover of Celtic traditions since childhood, he’s been playing for as long as he can remember. His first real gigs were guest spots with popular Belfast folk singer Danny Burns of the legendary Irish group, "The Wolfhound".

Pat’s latest two cd’s, "I Confess"(2018), and "The Road Not Taken" (2020) have garnered great reviews, airplay, and new listeners of his music. Pat is joined on his cd’s by 'who’s who' of the roots’ music scene such as Steve Dawson, Jim Byrnes, & Bruce Coughlan. Chessell’ s new EP - "The Ghosts of Yesterday "– will be released in July 2022. We will hear more about that on Thursday eve. Don’t snooze on this guy, he is really good.