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Wailin’ Wednesday: Outdoor Party with Dan Mangan

Wailin’ Wednesday: Outdoor Party with Dan Mangan

Have you ever been to a shindig at Fort Gibraltar in the fall? It’s the place to go in February during Festival du Voyageur, but on October 2 it will be the hot ticket in town for the BreakOut West Kick-Off Party.

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Four Questions about Human Rights with Marie Pierre Arthur

Four Questions about Human Rights with Marie Pierre Arthur

The weekend is finally here and we’ll be out at The Forks celebrating the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights! We helped curate three shows this weekend: the Manitoba showcase Saturday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the RightsFest Mainstage; a show featuring Delhi 2 Dublin, Oh My Darling and DUGAS on the RightsFest Mainstage on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM; and the big Canadian Museum for Human Rights Concert Saturday night. If you can’t make it down to The Forks for the show featuring Bruce Cockburn, Buffy Sainte-Marie and others from 6:30 to 9:00 Saturday night, you can watch the live broadcast starting at 7:00 PM CDT on City, OMNI Television, APTN or on the Museum’s website.

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Wailin’ Wednesday: Summer Festival Recap

Wailin’ Wednesday: Summer Festival Recap

As Folk Fest staff, we are huge fans of festivals. This summer, a few of us on the WFF team took some holiday time to experience the sounds, sights, tastes and activities at festivals near and far!

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Four Questions About Human Rights with Bruce Cockburn

Four Questions About Human Rights with Bruce Cockburn

This weekend, Winnipeggers eagerly awaiting the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will gather at The Forks for the grand opening celebrations. We were thrilled to partner with the Museum to curate three shows happening this weekend.

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Wailin’ Wednesday: Top 10 Folk Fest Songs of Summer

Wailin’ Wednesday: Top 10 Folk Fest Songs of Summer

We’re starting a new blog series called Wailin’ Wednesday – a weekly round-up of folk related news, music and folkin’ good reads.

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Four Questions About Human Rights with Ashley MacIsaac

Four Questions About Human Rights with Ashley MacIsaac

Armed with a fiddle, Ashley MacIsaac is a musical force to be reckoned with and the pride of Cape Breton. We were thrilled to include him in the Canadian Concert for Human Rights line-up at The Forks on September 20, which also features Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bruce Cockburn. We had the opportunity ask him a few questions about human rights.

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Four Questions About Human Rights with Shad

Four Questions About Human Rights with Shad

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights just released the full line-up of music and performances that will take place at RightsFest – happening September 20 and 21 – a celebration for the opening of the museum. We partnered with the museum to curate the Canadian Concert for Human Rights on September 20 and are thrilled to have Canadian hip-hop artist Shad perform.

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Winnipeg Folk Fest Session with Grace & Tony

Winnipeg Folk Fest Session with Grace & Tony

It was a pleasure discovering the music of Nashville, TN’s Grace & Tony at Folk Fest this summer. Their self-proclaimed “punkgrass” music could be heard on many stages over the festival weekend - a genre that sprung up organically when Tony met Grace and they began jamming together, combining his punk-rock sound with her gospel and bluegrass style.

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