Emma and Roland - Live Guitar Music


“Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two.” - Frederic Chopin


Roland and Emma are a father-daughter guitar playing duo with a wide repertoire of family oriented music spanning the last 85 years.  Roland is a professional guitar teacher and Emma, a Grade 10 student, is already an experienced guitarist having played more than half her life.  They perform throughout Greater Vancouver on a weekly basis, and their audiences are as diverse as the music they play.    Over the past 4 years, their performances have been well received at city festivals, community events, local markets, seniors homes, as well as private functions.


Musically, Emma and Roland cover a lot of ground:  Beatles to Bing Crosby, Jazz Standards to movie soundtracks, as well as Country, Surf, and current pop songs.   Roland:  “For me, the only thing better than hearing one guitar is…two guitars.  We listen to a lot of different music and really enjoy performing; it’s great to see people’s responses as we play songs they know and maybe haven’t heard in a while.  It’s also fun to see their faces as they see and hear all this music come out of Emma’s fingers!”


In addition to performing, they released their first collaborative CD, a collection of holiday songs called Twelve Strings of Christmas in Nov 2015, and have just released their new album, 13 Summers, a 13 song collection of cover tunes.


If you’re wanting to be entertained by 12 strings and 4 hands, or require background music for your event or venue, please contact Roland.  He would be happy to discuss your requirements, accommodate special song requests, and work with you to make your event memorable.    He can be reached at rolandnipp@shaw.ca


2017 calendar:


Jan 28:  noon - 1:00pm:  Royal City Centre, New Westminster Festival of Volunteers

Mar 11:  Private function

Apr 22:  noon - 2:00pm: River Market, New Westminster Quay

May 6:  10:00am - 10:40am: Richmond Ships to Shore Festival

May 7:  noon - 12:30pm and 1:00pm - 1:30pm: Burnaby Rhodofest, Deer Lake Park

May 21: 10:00am - noon:  Kits Market

May 27:  Private function

May 28:  noon - 2:00pm:  River Market, New Westminster Quay

Jun 3:  1:00pm - 3:30pm:  Heights Fountain Square, Burnaby Hats Off Day

Jun 10:  1:30pm - 2:00pm:  Chalk Art Experience, Bonsor Recreation Complex (Burnaby)

Jun 17:  Private function

Jun 18:  Private function

Jun 24:  10:00am - noon: Riley Park Market

Jun 25:  noon - 2:00pm:  Kits Market

Jul 1:  1:20pm - 1:50pm, Queens Park, New Westminster Canada Day Celebration

Jul 15:  11:30am - 2:00pm:  Trout Lake Market

Jul 21:  Private function

Jul 23:  10:00am - noon:  Kits Market

Jul 26:  1:30pm - 2:30pm:  Queensborough Summer Sizzle

Jul 29:  9:00am - 11:30am:  Trout Lake Market

Aug 5:  10:00am - noon:  Riley Park Market

Aug 12:  2:30pm- 3:00pm and 3:30pm - 4:00pm: Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival

Aug 13:  6:00pm - 6:30pm:  Burnaby Civic Square

Aug 19:  Private function

Aug 20:  noon - 2:00pm:  Kits Market

Aug 23:  Private function

Aug 27:  1:00pm - 2:30pm:  Arbutus Block Party

Sep 2:  9:00am - 11:30am:  Trout Lake Market

Sep 16:  Private function

Sep 22:  6pm - 9pm:  Kensington Recreation Complex, Burnaby 125th Celebration

Oct 1:  4pm - 6pm:  Queensborough Lantern Festival, Port Royal Park

Oct 15:  1:15pm - 3:45pm:  Artists in the Boro Open House, Queensborough Community Centre

Oct 21:  11:30am - 2:00pm:  Trout Lake Market

Nov 25:  5:15pm - 6:00pm, and 6:45pm - 7:30pm, Burnaby Village Museum

Dec 3:  6:30pm - 7:15pm, and 7:45pm - 8:30pm, Burnaby Village Museum

Dec 17:  6:30pm - 7:15pm, and 7:45pm - 8:30pm, Burnaby Village Museum

Dec 21:  7:00pm - 7:45pm, and 8:00pm - 8:45pm, Burnaby Village Museum

Dec 22:  5:30pm - 6:15pm, and 6:45pm - 7:30pm, Burnaby Village Museum

Dec 23:  5:45pm - 6:30pm, and 7:00pm - 7:45pm, Burnaby Village Museum

Dec 31:  10:30am - 2:00pm, Kensington Complex


2018 calendar:


Jan 1:  2:00pm - 2:45pm, and 3:15pm - 4:00pm, Burnaby Village Museum

Jan 20:  Private function

Feb 2:  Private function

Feb 10:  Private function

Feb 28:  Private function

Mar 3:  Private function

Apr 7:  Private function

Jun 16:   Private function

Jun 17:  Private function

Jul 11:  noon - 1:00pm: Queensborough Summer Sizzle

Aug 15:  Private function

Nov 24:  Private function




















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