Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2016 – pt. III Sunday

Country singer Hayes Carll at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Folk Fest Sunday. It’s day three and everyone is in the groove by this point. The clouds took a while to depart in the morning… then they gathered up some energy and returned darker and firing electric bolts later in the day. Luckily there was just a sprinkle of a shower, and the stormy skies above the North Shore and Howe Sound turned out to be an excellent backdrop. If you haven’t yet, head back in time and check out the scene on Friday and Saturday. Then hit play on the playlist below to get in the mood. Ready?

The final day of the 39th Folk Festival was another standout. Time to catch all the music that’s eluded you so far and listen to the whispers from the crowd about who is a ‘must see’. Today’s the day! Aside from some bands from the previous few days, here we see the Brazilian flavour of Flavia Nascimento, Cape Verde’ Elida Almeida, the mindblowing modern/traditional music of Estonia’s Trad.Attack!, a flamenco/Arabic mashup from France’s Les Noces Gitanes, bluegrass punk rock from Montreal’s Lisa LeBlanc, countrified tales from Hayes Carll (pictured above) and Canada’s beloved Bruce Cockburn. I tried to replicate my shot of Bruce from his last appearance in 2004 — fairly close, right? Rounded out by Land of Talk, Henry Wagons, Cian Nugent, and a few more I took in without the camera.

I received my 15-year veterans badge this year, a milestone for me, and as such I included a little selfie here, too. Yea, I’m really proud to be a folk fest volunteer :) The other thing I have to mention — that Churro Ice Cream sandwich? Incredible! Search out the Dinner by Bayan food truck for this one, I can still taste it. Thanks for viewing, I encourage you to check out some of the artists in the player below and let me know in the comments who caught your ear. Already looking forward to 2017 – the 40th anniversary, it should be epic!

Vancouver, 2016.

Listen to my 2016 Folk Fest playlist below while perusing the photos. Enjoy!

<click the first image below to view large – recommended!>

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