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Winnipeg Folk Fest achieves gender-parity without fanfare … because it’s ...

“Don’t you know, they’re talking’ about a revolution,” sang Tracy Chapman rhetorically.  “It sounds like a whisper.”  The Winnipeg Folk Festival didn’t start the gender parity revolution, but with over 70 acts, it is the largest festival to join.  But ...
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Roger Roger first went to the Winnipeg Folk Fest in ...

Lloyd Peterson bounded backstage with a smile that threatened to outshine the sun.  No words, just a look of pure joy and two thumbs up.  On this night, opening night of the 45th Winnipeg Folk Festival, he wasn’t the in-demand producer/engineer ...
Concert review

Barney Bentall feat. Dustin Bentall – July 7 at the ...

“I never get tired of playing that song,” Barney Bentall beams. “I love it!” Enough, apparently, to pump out a rollicking six-minute version that brought the crowd to its feet Saturday afternoon at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. That song, the ...