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Coldstream heritage home hosts Victoria musician

Indoor concert featuring Victoria’s indiefolk musician Claire Coupland, Monday, April 1
Claire Coupland performs at the Mackie Lake House Monday, April 1. (Contributed)

Another season of live music is tuning up for Mackie Lake House.

The inaugural 2024 show is an indoor concert featuring Victoria’s indiefolk musician Claire Coupland, Monday, April 1, 6 p.m.

A songwriter and guitarist, Coupland combines her smooth, signature fingerpicking, jazz-influenced progressions, and soaring melodies.

She has been relentlessly touring her 2023 album and winning audiences over with her heart-wrenching performances.

Her latest album, New Light, delivers carefully-crafted, darker, and more vulnerable reckonings of self-worth—escaping abuse, painful goodbyes, fragile family dynamics and hope for the future. The album presents fresh and spontaneous arrangements of her songs with mood-filled percussions, slinky guitars, sparkling piano and shades of grunge and California rock.

“We are so excited to kick off another year of live music at Mackie Lake House with Claire Coupland,” says event planner Denise Dickson. “We’ve added a mix of indoor and outdoor concerts this year, and are very pleased with the caliber of musical talent we have been able to host.”

Claire’s concert will be followed throughout the summer with acts like: Under the Rocks, Cole Bradley, Rann Berry Duo, WiL, Clanna Morna and the Hillside Outlaws.

The Music at Mackie annual concert series helps generate revenue for Mackie Lake House - a registered heritage site that is run by a charitable society.

The house was built in 1910 and is today set up as a museum with the mandate to: present and preserve the building, grounds, furnishings, and related history of Mackie Lake House for the enjoyment and education of the public.

For tickets to the show ($40), visit

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