Black Rabbit Rounders

Nomad Jones

Returning with a new lineup for this year’s Big Top Square Dance are The Black Rabbit Rounders. This hard-driving old-time group from Vancouver Island’s Alberni Valley are among the finest of B.C.’s old-time musicians, with Max Evans on fiddle, Sarra Evans on guitar, and Claire Fadul on banjo.

Max and Sarra have been a pillar in the old-time music scene for many years, inspiring audiences and dancers with an authentic sound true to previous generations of old-time musicians. Claire Fadul, a distinguished player in the bluegrass and old-time scene, joins them for a trio that will make you want to dance the night away.  

Max Evans began playing old-time and bluegrass with his brother Frank Evans who went on to play with the acclaimed Slocan Ramblers, while Max went on to form The All Day Breakfast Stringband, an award-winning band two years running at the Appalachian Stringband Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia.

In addition to our Saturday night square dance with caller Paul Silveria, the band is doing extra duty on Thursday and Friday for our school workshop program in Lake Cowichan and Duncan.