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Postcards from Winnipeg Folk Festival 2016.

Another year, another Winnipeg Folk Festival.  Here is a smattering of moments from a long weekend full of experiences and memories – one digital postcard chosen to represent each day.

Winnipeg skyline at sunrise as cyclists gather to ride out to the Winnipeg Folk Festival site

Wednesday: Get out to the festival site!  At the break of dawn cyclists gather against the Winnipeg skyline to pedal out to Birds Hill Park.

Relaxing in a hammock while listening to main stage music

Thursday: Relax the evening away listening to the first musical performances of the festival.

Young Performers Program - group hug with mentors

Friday: Artists are thrown on stage together and workshop magic begins.  Over at Shady Grove each Friday of the festival groups of young performers take to the stage.  This is a group hug of The Crooked Brothers and the young performers they mentored after they laid down some top-notch performances.

Lemon Bucket Orkestra - dancing and laughing

Saturday: More music, more dancing, more smiling.  Pictured: Lemon Bucket Orkestra.

Sheena Rattai of Red Moon Road looks out on the crowd.

Sunday: Goodbyes.  Sheena Rattai of Red Moon Road looks out on a crowd of satisfied folks as they close out the final workshop of the festival: a stage full of Manitoba musicians proudly representing the great music this province has to offer.

July 17, 2016 - 9:35 am

Daniella - Mirrors my day by day feelings too.
The reflection in the sunglasses of that last photo is ace!!

July 18, 2016 - 12:44 pm

Scott - I thought you said you weren’t cycling out this year? …I miss this.

August 5, 2016 - 11:02 pm

Wayne - LEMON BUCKET ORCHESTRA!!! So fun!!!!!!

August 8, 2016 - 4:47 pm

David - @Scott: Yeah – no cycling out for me this year, but I did take the assignment of shooting the Ride to the Site at the muster point at The Forks (where the first photo is from). It was an early morning rise and weird to not ride out with everyone, but I had some other things in the city that needed doing before folk festing.

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