With the thermometer hitting 10C, it was a warm Winterfolk inside and out on the Family Day weekend! We were once again really pleased to be part of this Toronto institution and managed to sneak in 3 nice shows in between all the catching up with fellow folkies.
A real highlight for us was our Saturday workshop celebrating 150 Years of Canadian Folk Music. Joined by Kim Doolittle and Tom Leighton & Conrad Kipping, we traveled musically through 150 years and from coast to coast. In between opener ‘Something to Sing About’ and closer the McGarrigles ‘Long Driver’s Waltz’, there were highlights a plenty including ‘Nova Scotia Farewell’, Stompin’ Tom’s ‘Up Canada Way’ and ’Un Canadian Errant. It was a ‘real workshop’ as Tom noted, and we were so happy to be able play with such a talented group!
We finished off the festival with a full ‘Sue & Dwight’ set on Sunday night at Terri-O’s. It was nice to play for such an appreciative crowd which included Tom Leighton and also Wendell Ferguson who closed the night with his usual hilarity. Thank you to Brian Gladstone and the Winterfolk team!