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Live at the Winnipeg Folk Festival 2017.

Another year, another festival.

Over the years, the Winnipeg Folk Festival has become a point of confluence for the people in my circles. Despite life having taken us in so many directions – detours rooting from children, careers, and the plethora of other catalysts for change – we always come back together for this one weekend every year. We return not just the location, but a safe place for expression, creativity, and being. With all that’s going on in the world,…

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  • KarenAugust 2, 2017 - 8:19 am

    This sort of made me feel as if I was able to attend the whole festival 🙂ReplyCancel

  • BruceAugust 8, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    Spectacular! Nice words, photos, AND VIDEO!!ReplyCancel

  • DanielAugust 16, 2017 - 12:22 pm

    Folk yeah!ReplyCancel

Musical moments – at the 2016 Winnipeg Folk Festival.

The power of a musical album that succeeds at evoking something deep within is a beautiful thing, yet a raw live performance has a living power to it that can’t be recorded. A show is not a one way thing, but rather a lively conversation between an artist and a crowd that has potential to go in beautifully unpredictable directions. Even on stage, fellow musicians listen, speak, and encourage each other with subtle glances, smiles, and intimacy that can only come through…

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  • Jillian LeibertJuly 4, 2017 - 5:54 pm

    Hope to see you around there my friend! Happy Fest!ReplyCancel

  • DanielJuly 5, 2017 - 9:07 am

    If I swing in for a day I’ll definitely keep an eye for you my friend. Happy fasting 🙂ReplyCancel

  • KareniaJuly 5, 2017 - 4:08 pm

    Hope to see you on Friday at some point!ReplyCancel

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.…

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  • DaniellaJuly 17, 2016 - 9:35 am

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

  • ScottJuly 18, 2016 - 12:44 pm

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

  • WayneAugust 5, 2016 - 11:02 pm

    LEMON BUCKET ORCHESTRA!!! So fun!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • DavidAugust 8, 2016 - 4:47 pm

    @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.ReplyCancel

Spirits in the sky.

The aurora borealis are a beautiful wonder of nature.  Over my entire life, I have seen the night sky erupt in dancing northern lights a few times – usually unexpectedly when I am camped in the woods and I happen to poke my head out from the tent in the middle of the night.  Watching them silently move across the sky, it is easy to understand how people have believed them to be spirits of animals and ancestors.  In all honesty, in the awe of the moment it is …

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  • Britney QuiringApril 1, 2015 - 9:48 am

    So beautiful!!! You did an AMAZING job of capturing their beautyReplyCancel

  • Chuck LeibertApril 1, 2015 - 12:01 pm

    They were beautiful. Thank you for thinking of the bourbon that made them look even better.ReplyCancel

  • Miguel YetmanApril 1, 2015 - 5:43 pm

    stunning david just stunningReplyCancel

  • Heather Kingdon SirkovskyApril 1, 2015 - 9:10 pm

    absolutely gorgeous photos, David!ReplyCancel

Winnipeg Folk Festival 2014

The 41st Winnipeg Folk Festival has come and gone.  Once again, an empty field in Bird’s Hill Park was turned into a vibrant community.  We came and we went, but forever we will have the memories. Every year is different but I always leave feeling the same: my head full of music and my heart full of love.…

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  • Marc NeufeldAugust 6, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Fantastic pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Rae JonesAugust 6, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Love the photos! I missed out on folk fest this year, but your photos made it feel like I was there.ReplyCancel

  • KareniaAugust 6, 2014 - 10:07 pm

    What a lovely synopsis of one person’s experience of Folk Fest. I’m glad I got to share a few of those moments with you. My favourite shot… the rubber boots on stage, the sound booth and Pope’s Hill at night. Elephant Revival was also my favourite discovery for this year’s fest.ReplyCancel

  • Dua HamedAugust 7, 2014 - 12:47 am

    Great shots that accompanied a flood way of memories. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • DavidAugust 7, 2014 - 9:54 am

    Glad you enjoyed these folks.

    @Courtney: I missed running into you at the festival this year! Europe though, is a good excuse. Hope you’re having a good trip.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Rae JonesAugust 7, 2014 - 11:07 am

    Europe has been great! 10 more days to go of our 7 week adventure. Definitely won’t miss Folk Fest next year though. Missed it too much!ReplyCancel

  • Ivor LSeptember 1, 2014 - 10:22 am

    The Folk Festival seen through your talented eyes behind the camera. I could almost hear the music. Many thanks, David!ReplyCancel

  • Sheldon EmberlySeptember 3, 2014 - 10:57 am

    Incredible photo essay David! Incredible images! Thanks so much for sharing these.ReplyCancel

Winnipeg Folk Festival 2013

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Winnipeg Folk Festival.  Every year since 1974, people have flocked to the fields of Bird’s Hill Park just north of the city and erected a temporary town of tents, stages, and all the amenities one might need to enjoy the occasion.  The festival has grown a lot, but the fundamentals remain the same: it is all about the people and the music.…

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  • Lori NeufeldAugust 13, 2013 - 3:13 pm

    awwwwwesome.ReplyCancel

  • CathrynAugust 14, 2013 - 11:30 am

    Thanks so much for sharing! I wasn’t able to make it this year (first time in forever) and really enjoyed this window in on the undoubtably good times. Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • Ben HopperAugust 14, 2013 - 5:57 pm

    Amazing shots Dave. Well done. Every single last one…ReplyCancel

  • EdaAugust 16, 2013 - 10:06 am

    great work, Dave!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney JonesAugust 16, 2013 - 10:58 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing. Wonderful to see the festival through someone else’s eyes. You captured the spirit of Folk Fest perfectly.ReplyCancel