Brian Jones

Born and raised in the border lands between England and Wales on a small family traditional farm, Brian learned in his teen years to make the corn dollies that are part of the wheat weaving tradition based on the archaic harvest rituals of that area. Brian worked with his Dad on a variety of weaving initiatives to conserve and promote the art of the welsh wheat weaver during the 1970s when there was a revival of folk music, dance and art in that area. 44 years in a unique rural community gave him a love of traditional folk arts and the desire to contribute to community involvement using his accumulated skills. In 1997 the Dill-Jones family settled in Kitsilano and Brian became involved again in the local Morris community. Brian continues bringing his ancestral traditions of music and weaving to many community multicultural events around Vancouver.