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Mariposa Folk Festival – July 6-9 in Orillia Ont.: ...

There’s something distinctly uncool about the Mariposa Folk Festival logo, still prominent at the festival, held once again in Orillia, its birthplace 58 long years ago. Apparently Ian Tyson designed it, back in the day, and Murray McLauchlan tidied it ...
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RIP Rosalie Goldstein

It’s with a great deal of sadness that I pass on the news that Rosalie Goldstein, one of the architects of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, died on the morning of Christmas Day, December 25, 2010. Rosalie died of congestive heart ...
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Folk Down Under: The Woodford Folk Festival

Publicist and promoter Richard Flohill got a chance to enjoy one of the world’s biggest folk festivals in Australia over the holidays, and kindly wrote up his experience for RootsMusic.ca The Woodford Folk Festival is MASSIVE. 30,000 people a day, ...
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Spare a prayer for the opening act!

No introduction. A quarter of the lights. One third the sound. No place the park the van. Audiences that don’t give a hoot. No mention in the advertising. Don’t eat the headliner’s food. There are four beers and some KFC ...