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Guest Blog: My Winnipeg Folk Fest Experience

Guest Blog: My Winnipeg Folk Fest Experience

I’ve always been a lover of folk music. For me, folk represents everything that is powerful about music. Folk music literally means “music for the people,” making it one of the best ways to connect with others from across the globe. For this reason, I’m always on the hunt for opportunities to attend festivals while feeding my travel bug at the same time.

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Daytime Schedules Announced

Daytime Schedules Announced

The festival is fast approaching and we’re excited to announce that our daytime schedules are ready for you! Here’s a taste of some of the workshops you’ll find on the schedule.

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Artisan Gifts for the Kiddies!

Artisan Gifts for the Kiddies!

We’ve selected great Hand-Made Village artisans this year and some of them are making amazing toys and clothes for kids.

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4 Random Questions with Esmé Patterson

4 Random Questions with Esmé Patterson

With the release of her third full-length album We Were Wild and a collaboration with festival friend Shakey Graves, Esmé Patterson is taking the Winnipeg Folk Fest stage! She was the co-founder of Paper Bird, another 2017 Folk Fest performer. She’s got a sweet voice cut with a sultry edge and you’re not going to want to miss her on Main Stage Friday, July 7 at 6:00 PM. We asked her some fun questions, check out her answers below.

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4 Random Questions with The Suitcase Junket

4 Random Questions with The Suitcase Junket

Matt Lorenz wears many hats. He’s a self-taught throat singer, junk-percussion creator, album cover artist AND he has a cool moustache. His “band” is formed by a resurrected dumpster-diamond guitar, an old oversized suitcase, a hi-hat, a gas-can baby-shoe foot-drum, a cookpot-soupcan-tambourine foot-drum, a circular-saw-blade bell and a box of bones and silverware that operate much like a hi-hat. Creating everything from the music and instruments to visual art, Lorenz is present in every bit of his craft.

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Announcing the 2017 Stingray Young Performers

Announcing the 2017 Stingray Young Performers

Learn more about the Stingray Young Performers Program and 40 young performers who will be taking part this year.

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