He’s from Ottawa, and his brother from Winnipeg, and they have been meeting at the Folk Festival for nearly 30 years.
“There are no bagpipes anymore,” said the Winnipeg brother. No judgment. He just said it. We chatted in the beer tent. Many conversations were had there, nearly a half day’s worth. And the feeling is not of missing out, but that of taking part in an important part of the festival.
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The music functions as a high-level soundtrack to the many things that make the Winnipeg Folk Festival what it is.
Here’s a bit of day 4 (and some of day 3):