Tribune Bay is a sketch of life on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. Rainy nights, driving alongside oceanside cliffs, traffic flashing by and a loved one waiting at home. This song and other by Christopher Dahl can be found on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music, Spotify and all major music streaming services

Key West Fishplate
© Jan Bell-Irving 2018. Fused glass luncheon plate 9″ diameter.
Cretean Magpie Bowl
© Christopher Dahl 2019. Handbuilt ceramic bowl 7.5″ diameter x 2.75″ high.

Gallery 222 – is our gallery in Qualicum Beach featuring gifts and artwork by Chris Dahl and Jan Bell-Irving. We create and sell unique original ceramics, paintings, prints and fused glass tableware and garden sculpture. Visit us in person or online – we ship worldwide.

Gallery 222 is open by appointment and our contact number is 250.752.7355
or by email – Chris or Jan

Water is Wide is a traditional folk song of Scottish origin, based on lyrics that date to the 1600s. Music and video by Christopher Dahl 2019.

Water is Wide is available on

Amazon Prime Music


CD Baby



The Sirens Call 
This is one of the releases from my album “Silver Dagger”. “The Sirens Call” is a tribute to Crete – a Greek island with a rich history, welcoming locals, fine food, drink and music. Original music and video by Christopher Dahl © 2019.


Island in the Sea
In early 2019 a group of us from Qualicum Beach, Lantzville, Cumberland and Sydney on Vancouver Island began making plans to meet in Greece to visit our dear friend and musical partner who now lives there full time. I have played in many bands over the years with David Rutter and about 5 years ago, when David still lived in Victoria and would travel up island to visit us, I introduced him to Bill and Donna Konsorado and Todd Harmon – musicians I had started playing music with occasionally. David added his bass playing and vocals to our mix of original music and covers and we all bonded musically and as close friends. When David decided to retire to the small town of Douliana on the island of Crete we missed him and realized that the only way we were going to see him again was to visit him. So in May of this year we landed there and played a couple of gigs that David had set up, recorded the song included on this video and enjoyed many road trips around Crete during the two weeks we were there. Thanks to Jan Bell-Irving and Diana Fletcher for shooting much of the video footage and also to the lovely new friends we met during our stay in Greece.


Arctic Tern (after Audubon)
© Chris Dahl 2016. Ceramic wall piece with glazes (includes hanger) 8x15". SOLD.
Towhee Perch
© Christopher Dahl 2016. Ceramic wall piece (includes hanger) 6 x 14″.
© Christopher Dahl 2017. Ceramic wall piece (includes hanger) 6.5 x 5″.
© Christopher Dahl 2019. Ceramic wall piece (includes hanger) 8″h x 5″w. NFS: Artist’s collection.

Christopher Dahl Ceramic Artworks

Several years ago I made the shift from painting on canvas to glazed ceramics. I’ve become inspired by the immediacy of this new art form and the many surprises it brings. I love working in three dimensions and have become enamoured with the textures, colours and lustre that can be created with glazes.

These original one-of-kind pieces are priced for direct sale and can be viewed at Gallery 222 or my personal ceramics website


Qualicum Beach Garden 2016

The Spanish Inspiration

Following a visit to Spain and enjoying the gardens of Alhambra in Granada and the Sorolla Museum in Madrid my wife Jan Bell-Irving and I were inspired to redesign our garden in Qualicum Beach BC Canada. With the expertise of local contractor Trevor Johnson and his wife Renata, we scraped the garden down to raw soil and built a waterway, tiled surrounding path, pergola and new fencing. I made this video which can be viewed on Vimeo.


Music by Christopher Dahl Music now available on major streaming sites

Words Unsaid is about my experiences on Canada’s West Coast – lovers, family and friends who have shaped my life. Guitar and vocals: Chris Dahl plus contributing musicians David Rutter (bass and vocals) and Bill (Keyboards) and Donna Konsorado (Banjo).

Sea to Sky is a collection of instrumentals I composed and recorded for various video projects and soundtracks. These are available for licensing by contacting me at or call 604.396.1070.

Smoke + Shadows is a collection of instrumentals I composed and recorded for various video projects and soundtracks. These are available for licensing by contacting me at or call 604.396.1070.

Silver Dagger is a collection of original and traditional songs I recorded and are available on Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, Spotify, CD Baby, YouTube and Deezer

Words Unsaid | Chris Dahl 2016
Sea to Sky | Chris Dahl 2016
Silver Dagger 2019
Smoke + Shadows 2019

We visited Alert Bay on Cormorant Island recently and enjoyed strolling the boardwalk along the village shore and taking in the sights of this picturesque and historic community. The town is located in traditional Kwakwaka’wakw territory and approximately half of the village’s residents are ‘Namgis First Nations. We toured the U’mista Cultural Centre and viewed artifacts and historical photos – some of which are shown in this video. Video and music © Christopher Dahl 2019.