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7 Acts I Can’t Wait to Check Out at the ...

This was supposed to be five acts, but even getting it down to seven was difficult. However, since I started with 18, I feel pretty good about seven. First of all, kudos to artistic director Debbi Lynn Salmonsen for bringing ...
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Dispatches from the Hillside Festival – Day 3 (Sunday)

The final day of the 36th annual Hillside Festival was the day my wife and I had been looking forward to all weekend. The lineup for Hillside’s Sunday schedule was essentially the soundtrack to our close to 30-year relationship. We ...
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Dispatches from the Hillside Festival – Day 2 (Saturday)

The second day of our Hillside Festival 2019 weekend was a 12-hour day filled with awesome live music, hilarious stories and a huge soaker.  We started our day at 11 a.m. with a workshop entitled Let Your Soul and Spirit ...
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Here’s what to check out Sunday at the Winnipeg Folk ...

“I’m so tired and want to go home, but I don’t want this weekend to end.”     That sentiment pretty much sums up Sunday at the Winnipeg Folk Fest.  Everyone’s tired and already basking in the afterglow, but something ...
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Dispatches from the Hillside Festival – Day One (Friday)

Opening day of the 36th annual Hillside Summer Festival truly was a beautiful day full of stories that needed to be told (that’s the theme for this year’s festival, by the way). My wife and I arrived at our campsite ...
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What to see Saturday at the Winnipeg Folk Festival

We’re in the thick of things now. Day three.  Don’t sleep in or you’ll miss Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday hootenanny at the Bur Oak Stage at 11:15 a.m. Folk legend and pioneer Pete Seeger passed away five years ago, but ...
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The Winnipeg Folk Festival kicks off tonight. Here’s what ...

Over the next four days, more than 70 artists from around the world will perform over 1,000 songs on nine stages for over 70,000 festival-goers (total attendance) at the 46th Winnipeg Folk Festival in Bird’s Hill Park. The festival officially ...
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Check out Dave Gunning’s new single!

Dave Gunning has gained a reputation for being a great storyteller and an engaging performer who has the profound ability to take listeners on a musical journey through his songs. Much of his material is about the underdogs and heroes, ...
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‘Happy Hillside!’: Ted Ferris previews one of his favourite ...

“Happy Hillside!” says the smiling volunteer helping my wife and I apply our wristbands. “Well, she was very friendly,” I say to my wife as we leave the Gate Tent and start walking to the Welcome Gate. “Happy Hillside!” says ...
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Dispatches from the Mariposa Folk Festival – Day 3 (Sunday)

For the final day of Mariposa my first stop was the Hockey Cards in the Spokes workshop, featuring a Mount Rushmore of cool, critically-acclaimed indie rockers of the past 15 years or so: Hawksley Workman, Jeremy Fisher, Danny Michel, and ...