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Past Events

Fri. July 20th 2018
34th Annual Islands Folk Festival Begonia, Leela Gilday, James Keelaghan, Jeremy Fisher Junior, Logan Staats, Leeroy Stagger, Aerialists, Martin Kerr, Frander, Leonard Sumner, The Sweet Lowdown, Jon Brooks, Alan Gerber, Ocie Elliott, Matt Patershuk, Oliver Swain, Eli West, The Unfaithful Servants, Paul Ruszel, Itamar Erez, Hamin Honari, Bowker Creek, John Gogo (and Sons), The Jaimey Hamilton Band, Alex Wells (Hoop Dancer), Quin Etheridge Peden, Tad Ruszel, Susannah Adams, Ainsley Elisa, The Blue HeartsProvidence Farm Duncan BC (All Ages)
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Tue. July 3rd 2018
39 Days of July Festival Dennis Atkins, Paul Ruszel, Kent Ball, Kathy White Dancers (Teacher /Student Showcase), Rockland Moran, CURL, Blue Dog RambleCharles Hoey Memorial Park - Buckerfields Stage Duncan BC (All Ages)
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Paul Ruszel

Active / Available - Confirmed: Feb. 6, 2018 (Awaiting Update)
Age: 68 (estimated)
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Label: self produced
singer/songwriter from Duncan BC
Instruments: Guitar, Vocals details

Contact Details

Paul Ruszel
250 748-0734


Paul was born in Toronto on April 16, 1953.
He is an accomplished singer-songwriter who, over the course of the last 40 years, has written hundreds of songs. Paul embraces the old-time storytelling tradition, where his lyrics are as much poetry as they are music. He is a mainstay of The Islands Folk Festival where he has been a performer and MC extraordinaire for the last 28 years. Paul was the winner of the Diversity Caravan Poetry and Song Contest in 2011 and the Duncan Centennial Song Contest this year. He is a founding member of The Original Seadog and Jane’s Way Celtic Band. Paul has opened for such great folk icons as Willie P. Bennett, Stephen Fearing, Ian Tamblyn and Ken Hamm. He maintains a steady roster of band and solo gigs. His new CD Love This Town is now available at Portals and online at Paul is available for commissions, film and video work,commercial work, songwriting workshops, and private lessons.

His songs will touch your heart, make you laugh, and make you cry.

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Listing last updated/confirmed Feb. 6, 2018

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