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2010 Winnipeg Folk Festival Wrap-Up and Photo Gallery

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 22, 2010 @ 4:33am

Dozens of acts, tens of thousands of festivalgoers, and countless hours of great music helped make the 37th Annual Winnipeg Folk Festival a memorable five days. The weather held up for the most part, while the music certainly did.

I'm going to be honest here...

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The Cat Empire, Arrested Development, and Pieta Brown highlight a rainy Saturday at the Winnipeg Folk Festival

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 10, 2010 @ 11:58pm

The rain finally came to the Winnipeg Folk Festival on Saturday -- but what would an outdoor festival be without a bit of the wet stuff falling? It didn't seem to damper the spirits of festival-goers, however, as plenty of people were out at all the workshop stages throughout the day -- some decked in ponchos and others just letting the rain cool them down.

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Friday at the Winnipeg Folk Festival was all about sunburns, heatstroke, and -- oh, right -- great music

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 10, 2010 @ 1:09am

On the first full day of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the story was the sun and the heat. And of course the music, which is always the cornerstone of a festival like this, was in strong form, allowing the people in the sun to enjoy everything from blues to folk to roots to a conglomeration of pretty much every genre one could imagine.

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The 37th Winnipeg Folk Festival kicked off Wednesday for five days of folk and roots music (and a lot more)

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 8, 2010 @ 9:16pm

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is in full swing, as the 37th annual folk music festival held just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba began with two evenings (Wednesday and Thursday) of music before the full day schedules kick in from Friday to Sunday.

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Interview: Canadian folk duo Dala (Sheila Carabine & Amanda Walther)

Posted by: Paul Little  //  January 21, 2010 @ 1:10pm

Dala had quite the year in 2009! Besides playing the Winnipeg Folk Festival (where ShowbizMonkeys.com got the chance to talk with them), they played seemingly ever other folk and bluegrass festival in Canada and the United States last year, steadily growing their fanbase on the way.

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Interview: Celtic folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Loreena McKennitt

Posted by: Paul Little  //  October 17, 2009 @ 8:37pm

At this past summer's Winnipeg Folk Festival, I got the chance to see some incredibly amazing performers, both young folk acts just coming into their own, as well as some classic names in folk and roots music. Between Loudon Wainwright III, Arlo Guthrie, Elvis Costello, and Loreena McKennitt, there was no shortage of legends hitting the stage.

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Folk Fest Interview: Loudon Wainwright III talks about music, his famous offspring, and his role in the blockbuster kids' movie G-Force

Posted by: Paul Little  //  August 12, 2009 @ 7:07am

It's not every day you get to meet and speak with a bona fide legend. Sure, I've met and talked to a lot of amazingly talented comedians, actors, and comedians over the last 2 years I've been doing interviews for ShowbizMonkeys.com.

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The Winnipeg Folk Festival wraps up with Patrick Watson, Loreena McKennitt, and satisfied folkies

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 13, 2009 @ 5:44am

The 36th Annual Winnipeg Folk Festival came to a close on Sunday night with a main stage performance by Celtic folk icon Loreena McKennitt, while over at Big Blue @ Night, Great Lake Swimmers finished things off. Prior to that, Patrick Watson (and his band, now called The Wooden Arms) awed and amazed at Big Blue, while legendary folk singer Arlo Guthrie pleased the big crowd on the main stage.

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Bellowhead, Serena Ryder the stand-out performances on Saturday at the Winnipeg Folk Festival

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 12, 2009 @ 4:19am

Multi-genre band Bellowhead were the surprise of the day at the Winnipeg Folk Festival on Saturday, as the UK-based 11-piece band played their unique blend of folk, rock, ska, jazz, soul, and world music to roaring (and dancing) crowds on the main stage. Several spontaneous conga lines were even formed.

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Iron & Wine highlight of Winnipeg Folk Festival so far (and other Day 3 notes)

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 11, 2009 @ 6:44am

The third night of the Winnipeg Folk Festival was a busy day, and for that reason, this is going to be a shorter update tonight. It was a long, mostly cool day out at Bird's Hill Park on Friday, and sleep awaits -- but here we go!

Friday at the fest was all about the singer-songwriter -- at least for this writer.

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