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N.Beltov
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posted 05 July 2007 04:45 AM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The largest of the Canadian Folk Music festivals begins today. I'm looking forward to seeing Leo Kottke play on Saturday night.

Winnipeg Folk Festival


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beibhnn
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posted 05 July 2007 11:50 AM      Profile for beibhnn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is bigger and has been for a few years. An extra 15,000 folks will be fighting for prime tarp placement on Gallagher hill in August.

The Winnipeg line up looks awesome this year, though, much better than Edmonton's. Final Fantasy, Indigo Girls, Christine Lavin and Stephen Fearing? Corb Lund, Madagascar Slim, Carolyn Mark, Nathan? I am green with envy. Edmonton's FF Board should learn a lesson or two in programming from Winnipeg.


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N.Beltov
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posted 07 July 2007 05:00 AM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I helped a nice lady load her guitar on the crew/performer bus yesterday. We chatted during the 45 minute ride back to the city and she talked about US politics from her perspective as a New Yorker. A couple of other performers from NY also joined us.

At the end of the conversation I found out that she was Christine Lavin.

And there's the beauty of an event like the Winnipeg Folk Festival - beyond the music, seeing friends, and getting baked in the hot sun. No distinctions among people and a glimpse of a richer equality.

Supplemental: "While the Winnipeg Folk Festival was no longer the largest of the Canadian festivals by the late 1990s, it established a model that still influences other musical events in both Canada and the USA ..."

Canadian Encyclopedia on Folk Festivals

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O.
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posted 07 July 2007 12:24 PM      Profile for O.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
N.Beltov,
What volunteer crew are you working on at the
Winnipeg Folk Fest?
Thank you,
O.

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N.Beltov
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posted 07 July 2007 07:20 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just got back from seeing Leo Kottke. What a virtuoso on the 12-string guitar!

I noticed some of the other outstanding guitarists among the performers casting a keen eye towards the Main Stage and mixing/sitting in with the volunteers to have a look at Leo.

Reply to O: Welcome to babble, newcomer. Like yourself, I prefer to remain anonymous.


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posted 07 July 2007 07:36 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A folk festival on the same day as Live Earth? Was there any reference to LE at Winnipeg?
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N.Beltov
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posted 07 July 2007 07:52 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Hospitality Room for the performers back at the hotel had/has LE on continuously. However, I heard nothing about LE on the Main Stage tonight. They would hardly change the schedule of the Folk Festival (first weekend in July after the long weekend ... or something like that) after having it on the same weekend for over 30 years. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be in Winnipeg. Heheh.
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posted 07 July 2007 08:24 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, I would have loved to be in Winnipeg this weekend - I'm a folkie from way back to 1962 when I first heard a Dylan album, then Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and so on...
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