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You Have to Hear These Artists Chris Discovered in Mexico City

You Have to Hear These Artists Chris Discovered in Mexico City

Always looking to infuse new world flavor into the Folk Fest lineup, our Artistic Director Chris Frayer headed down to Mexico City last week for the MEXIMM Mexico International Music Market.

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Thankful Thursday: MTS Supporting Music Education

Thankful Thursday: MTS Supporting Music Education

MTS is an incredible supporter of Manitoba’s youth and through their Future First program, they are able to make real impacts in our local communities. The Future First program supports our Musical Mentors program in which we pair local professional folk musicians with students who have limited-to-no access to formal musical education. Here they learn the art of song writing, performing and recording. The results of the program include the ability for youth to express themselves and improve their skills all while having fun!

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Festival Campground Art & Animation

Festival Campground Art & Animation

The Festival Campground is an amazingly creative community. Many campers have a tradition of creating art, wearing costumes, playing games, making beautiful music and other group activities.

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Art You Have to See to Believe at Folk Fest 2015

Art You Have to See to Believe at Folk Fest 2015

Art at Folk Fest comes in all shapes and forms – from the music on stage to the creative wardrobe of the crowd – we welcome it all! We are especially proud of the wonderful art installations that are part of our Prairie Outdoor Exhibition. This year we have some returning artists, who will be putting a new spin on some of our favourites; as well as some incredible new projects that will inspire and delight festival goers young and old.

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Wailin’ Wednesday: You’re Gonna Like What’s Coming, #1

Wailin’ Wednesday: You’re Gonna Like What’s Coming, #1

The Winnipeg Folk Fest is a discovery festival and has always been. Walking by a stage and being drawn in by an attractive melody you’re hearing for the first time is one of the best parts of Folk Fest.

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Guest Blog: May the Folk be With You

Guest Blog: May the Folk be With You

By Sally MacDonald, dispatch volunteer for campground safety

I had first heard about the Winnipeg Folk Fest the year I turned 18. It sounded unbelievable that such a festival existed so close to home. My friend and I went that summer, had an amazing adventure and the rest is history.

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