Sights of Regina Folk Fest 2016

Pictures by ShonicaR3

The 47th annual Regina Folk Fest, which took place last weekend (August 5-7,) brought a collection of marvellous musicians from across the country and beyond to the Queen City.

The lineup for the 2016 edition, included Sam Roberts Band, The Strumbellas and The Wet Secrets, among others. This festival has been a staple of the Saskatchewan arts and Canadian music for decades and this year’s edition brought further proof.

Here are some pictures of Regina Folk Fest 2016.

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The Strumbellas played the Main Stage on Sunday.
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Sam Roberts Band, the Saturday headliners.
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The Barr Brothers opened the Main Stage on Sunday.
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Frazey Ford.
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Edmonton rockers The Wet Secrets played a teaser set on Friday.
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Supercharged by love: Powerful voices workshop with Terra Lightfoot, Matt Epp and Twin Peaks.

 

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70 thoughts on “Sights of Regina Folk Fest 2016

  1. Good morning.

    Your Canadian coffee playlist should definitely include one of those asinine “I like my coffee crisp” ads :p.

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  2. @Anon 7:09am, It’s not available on Spotify (in the UK at least)

    @Loozt 7:17am, I searched Spotify for Coffee Crisp but there was nothing (again in the UK)

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  3. @garfielduk: Yeah, that’s the one. I think I remember one taking place in a hockey arena too.

    Bonus from the “related” videos:

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  4. loweeda,
    It was strange to be at Regina Folk fest without some of the regular attendees like you, TRH, Tom, and also Krib didn’t make it either. We did meet Neil’s partner Liz on Friday and had dinner and beverages with her and Jay(GibsonGuitar77) before the heading to the festival together. She was only there for Friday night of the RFF.

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  5. loweeda,
    I have a weekend pass, chrispyprotools has a Saturday pass and we are not sure what the Tarp King doing, haha. I should be able to get to Pat’s party too.

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  6. Some of the great Saskatchewan artists I saw this weekend, I had not known much about until now.
    Megan Nash(SK) http://www.megannash.ca
    Etienne Fletcher(SK) from Indigo Joseph https://soundcloud.com/etienne-fletcher
    Eric Taylor(SK) http://www.erictaylormusic.ca
    Nick Fay & The Deputies(SK) https://nickfaye.bandcamp.com

    Ayrad(QC) https://ayradband.bandcamp.com
    These guys did a workshop with The Barr Brothers, Twin Bandit and Bobby Bazini and it was incredible! The violin player, Anit Ghosh, jumped in on everyone songs right away, he was so good . It was an amazing way to start our Saturday.

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  7. Hello Internetians,
    Great pics from RFF shonica! It looked like a fun time again this year, I was sorry to miss it. I ended up working all weekend… gotta make hay while the sun shines, or something like that.
    I’m thinking I might go for one of the Interstellar nights, probably the Saturday, but there is also a camping trip to pinawa being talked about that ages ago I had said I was down for, and forgot until yesterday when it came up again. So, we shall see. If I’m not camping in the wilds, I’ll come party at Pat’s too for sure.
    I had plans to go to Julie Doiron on Sunday night but then, same old same old – work. Had to be up and on the move at 5 am so a night out beforehand didn’t really make sense.
    What was your Regina Folk Fest highlight/standout?

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  8. wow, Shonica, Kirby didn’t make it to RFF at all? I thought he was at least going to be there for Sat/Sun. ah well, his loss 😉

    I look forward to seeing you all in a few days. It’s going to be a good Rodeo!

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  9. I had to dig to find the R3 stream on the updated CBC Music app! But I found it and listened for the first time in a while the other day. It was weird hearing Grant intro a featurette thing. “Before They Were Musicians” or whatever it was called.
    On a related note, I am really glad for Grant Lawrence that he is back in the saddle as it were. He should be hosting a radio show and it’s pleasing to know that he is, even if it’s Radio 1 and in BC so I would never hear it. Lots of people are hearing it though and he’s got his platform to shout from. And that’s good. (And yes I’m aware I could listen online but I don’t even listen to my local CBC Radio so tuning in for a show provinces away is probably not gonna happen!)

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  10. garfieldUK, for your coffee playlist (although Lagwagon is American, not Canadian, and the song is old so it likely doesn’t fit the specs).

    “Mr. Coffee” by Lagwagon. I used to pump this tape all the time back in high school.

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  11. @FT, The tracks age wouldn’t rule it out but I wanted to keep the playlist Canadian but if you find a Canadian doing a cover I would be willing to add it

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  12. We had the most incredible Saturday morning workshop with The Barr Brothers(love those guys) and Ayrad (QC) https://ayradband.bandcamp.com The violin player Anit Ghosh jumped in on everyones songs right away, he was so, so good. The others in the workshop were Twin Bandit(BC) and Bobby Bazini(QC) Such a great start to our Saturday.

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  13. Hello all! I am back at my real job after my RFF weekend. It was a great weekend (other than some health issues). I am glad you got some photos Shonica as I didn’t take a single one all weekend.

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  14. Haha Darbar, I said awesome, sorry.
    I was trying to remember, after Sunday night’s Strumbellas set, where I’ve heard someone say “they’re so awesome” as much as the chatty Barbie & Ken couple I was beside at the RFF. .

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  15. @Shonica – My head is still spinny, but my leg is looking a lot better. I am very much looking forward to another great weekend of music and R3 hangs.

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  16. Darbar, I think we may have convinced Jay to come to Interstellar! He just needs to make arrangements for the dog.

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  17. Darbar,
    We may have also convinced Jenelle, on Monday morning she came and had breakfast with us at 8 am, but I think she was still not awake enough to know what she was committing too. hahaha

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  18. I went to Halifax on vacation last week, and on Wordburglar’s recommendation, got myself a donair from Tony’s on Robie. On the way there we cut across the Citadel Hill, where a bunch of people were standing around as if they were waiting for someting. When I saw someone plugging their ears, I remembered his advice that if you hear a boom from the Citadel, that just means it’s noon, and I checked the time and sure enough it was 11:59. “Hey”, I said to my wife, “I think they’re abou–” KABOOM!.

    Thanks, Worburglar!

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  19. @Shonica – I hope they both make it! That would be fantastic!

    I was back at the park yesterday at 10 am to help with clean up. I am sure glad that thunderstorm waited until the fest was over to happen.

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  20. With @grant hosting on R1 on the weekends… I am wondering if the CBC knows what to do with him; of course Grant has a say too. As we know he’s an incredible talent but the Ceeb may not have the quality of a show to match him. If Shad weren’t on Q that’d be cool, if Grant would want it and he could stay in Van. Although I’d not want Shad to get sidelined either.

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  21. I was also in St. John’s on the same weekend as their George St festival. Didn’t go to any of the shows, but I heard Rapartee and Arkells wafting out. (Most of the other nights seemed to be much older acts).

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  22. Coffee:

    Coffee Girl by The Tragically Hip
    No Coffee by Betty Bonifessi
    There Might Be Coffee by Deadmau5
    One More Cup of Coffee by Frazey Ford
    My Coffee’s Getting Cold by my friend Sharon Gudereit 🙂

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  23. loozerboy – hey right on! I know Tony’s all too well probably, as i used to live a hop skip and a jump from it. Have had their slices at all hours. (have never been a huge donair guy, although I do like them)
    Anyway, kinda cool to hear ol’ Word Burgie could help a brother out!!!

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