5th May, 2010

Singin’ and dancin’ and marchin’ to the beat

We’re just in a great place here at the Admiral. Things are heating up as summer approaches, events are happening, people are smiling, the sun is shining and the parades are starting! No, not the Victoria Day Parade, not yet. But be sure to be here this weekend, for the beginning of the Scots celebrations that will go on throughout this month. If you’re from the Auld Sod, and a member of a clan, or just wish you were, or think you might be, then Victoria is the place to be in May.


tartan parade


This Saturday be sure to be downtown for the Tartan Parade. Starting at City Hall and moving down Government Street to the Legislature Lawn, this is the kickoff for the 147th Highland games. Be sure to be there to hear some great pipe and marching bands, watch the dancing and see the caber thrown!

wailin jennys

Three extraordinary voices, two founding singer-songwriters, one singular vision: The Wailin’ Jennys are far more than the melodious sum of their individual talents. The Jennys havae been nominated for two Juno Awards nomination in Canada, they are featured on A Prairie Home Companion (Garrison Keillor’s popular National Public Radio show) and a had a memorable date alongside Rosanne Cash at the prestigious Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. Come and see them at Alix Goolden Hall Thursday night.

george thorogood


The Destroyers fought their way to the top. Their high-energy raucous, slide guitar-stoked, blues-rock takes on tunes by Chuck Berry, Elmore James, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley and others helped land them a contract with Cambridge’s Rounder Records. They got to the top and they’ve stayed there ever since. Be sure to see George Thorogood and the Destroyers when they take Victoria by storm May 12 at the Save on Foods Memorial Arena.

George and the band have been around a long time. Not as long as the Admiral, though. Even though the building has been here since the 1950s, we’ve kept the place spotlessly and timelessly modern, without being trendy or too chic or cheap. Be sure to stay with us, adjacent to the Inner Harbour, close to downtown Victoria, and within walking distance of most of the inner core of the city. We’re looking forward to welcoming you at the Admiral Inn.

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