Tag: Festival

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5 acts Bev Kreller can’t wait to see at Summerfolk

Summerfolk 2022 is almost here. It’s back to a full-on live-and-in-person event after a two-year absence, and back to the Kelso Beach location, with a lot to look forward to. It’s also a return to a very “folk festival” lineup ...
The artist's life

For artists: How to play a workshop stage at ...

Artists outside of Canada may not be familiar with the workshop stage found at most Canadian folk festivals. For the uninitiated, workshops sound like you’ll be expected to teach. However, that is not at all the case! In my years ...
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Dispatches from the 2022 Vancouver Island Music Festival day three ...

Well despite dealing with changing COVID-9 regulations, Vancouver Island residents came out to support their favourite festival again by selling out tickets on the weekend. And on Sunday, we have learned that the music usually starts with a “don’t miss ...
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Dispatches from the 2022 Mariposa Folk Festival day two (Saturday)

To start with, I’d like to give a shout-out to the staff and volunteers here at Mariposa, who have all been so warm, inviting, and accommodating. It’s always a pleasure to come to here. As we pulled in for day two, ...
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Tkaronto Music Fest: Don Amero reflects on lockdown life

Don Amero always has a couple irons in the fire. Hot off the release of a new EP in September and a new single in March, he’s put out countless videos during the pandemic and is currently working on a ...
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Ottawa’s CityFolk festival rambles in

Ottawa’s CityFolk festival is upon us, bringing some strong nostalgic headliners, such as Lucinda Williams and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant among others, along with a myriad of local acts. CityFolk a few years back introduced Marvest, an idea as I ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest – July 5: On a country stroll

I was back to Bluesfest on July 5, and the weather was still unsettled.  As evening approached, so did a severe storm.  The festival was already looking at one cancellation: Colter Wall due to travel complications, and now additional shows ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest Opening night.. Smoking!

Crossing the Eddy bridge, approaching the festival, I saw smoke rising from the City Stage.  It was appropriate. We are under a heat advisory. It‘s early evening, yet it’s still 37 degrees with the humidity.  Wow! Photo Credit : Christophe ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest Celebrates 25 Years

Festival season is in full swing in this land.  The Montreal Folk Fest just wrapped up. Sudbury’s Northern Lights Festival is just kicking off, and in my town, the 25th Ottawa Bluesfest is once again about to take flight. From ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest takes flight tonight after bird drama

Setup for this year’s Ottawa Bluesfest kicked off with a bit of feather-ruffling drama:  a killdeer nested centre stage on what would soon be transformed into the main festival grounds. That prompted an inquiry by Bluesfest organizers to Environment Canada regarding potential ...