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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

Postcard from the Winnipeg Folk Festival 2015

Another year, another Winnipeg Folk Festival: while this year was no different in its delivery of wonderful music through intimate workshops and big stage sound, the festival went back to its original 4-day format (previously five days).  Even with the shorter festival, it was packed with great memories and experiences – and as a festival photographer, I gathered a fair number of photos capturing it all!  Unfortunately, my reminiscing has had to be cut short…

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  • TrishJuly 17, 2015 - 5:09 pm

    Now that’s Pope’s Hill all right!ReplyCancel

  • Daniel ThemanOctober 12, 2015 - 12:11 pm

    Any plans to post the rest of your 2015 Folk Fest stuff?ReplyCancel

  • DavidOctober 28, 2015 - 6:14 pm

    Hey Daniel. I’ll probably wait to post the full photoessay until spring time at this point; people are busy with things right at this time of year (myself included) and it would be a nice trip down memory lane to get people excited for the 2016 festival.

    That said, I have posted a couple raw videos from this years festival to Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DQVisualStorytellerReplyCancel

The Crooked Brothers

After months on the road, The Crooked Brothers threw a homecoming party at the West End Cultural Centre a couple Fridays ago.  Oh, and they also were celebrating the release of their new album: “Thank You I’m Sorry.”  Take it from me, you should check it out: it’s streaming here.

The place was packed.  Seats were claimed quickly, so the latecomers made themselves comfortable lounging on the floor; until it quickly turned into a dance floor that

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  • Henk von PickartzDecember 24, 2014 - 2:09 pm

    Merry Christmas, David!ReplyCancel

  • Sheldon EmberlyDecember 24, 2014 - 9:20 pm

    Have a great Christmas 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.

The long lineup to get in to the campground is a part of the festival.  Best to relax and enjoy it.

Rest of some sort is usually in order once camp is finally set

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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

Postcard from the Winnipeg Folk Festival 2014

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite killing it on main stage at the 41st Winnipeg Folk Festival.
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  • ChrisAugust 3, 2014 - 11:57 am

    What a jam! Are you going to post other photos from this years festival?ReplyCancel

  • DavidAugust 4, 2014 - 6:50 pm

    Hi Chris. You bet. I am in the midst of captioning and organizing my choices into a story. Check back on Wednesday and I should have something up for you.ReplyCancel

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls are back on this side of the pond and, with over 250 live shows under their belt last year alone, they are racking up their show count night-by-night in city-by-city.  Their Winnipeg performance at the Garrick Centre marked show #1481.  Folk-punk pub-singalong would be the genre, and while he has been popular over in England for a while, the number of people singing along to his poetic lyrics over here is getting mighty impressive…

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  • AnnyNovember 8, 2013 - 1:02 pm

    Amazing photojournalism! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • RTCNovember 9, 2013 - 6:03 am

    Nice pictures and cool way to show them.


  • KareniaDecember 7, 2013 - 5:11 pm

    I feel as though I really got a sense of the show from your words & photos. Nice!ReplyCancel