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Winter break ends with music

Week-long Folkfest program brings artists to neighbourhood libraries

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As the winter break from classes drew to a close, youth in north Winnipeg and beyond were invited to attend their local library for a little music.

The Folk For Families Travlin’ Tour, put on by the Winnipeg Folk Festival, made its way across Winnipeg between Dec. 28 and Jan. 4, with artists representing a myriad of styles of music visiting local libraries to perform for neighbourhood residents.

"We try to do a good mixture of artists. We have some francophone artists, we do have kids performing for kids," said Andrea Burgoyne, artistic associate with the Winnipeg Folk Festival, which put on the tour.

Included on the tour was a stop by Scott Senior and Amber Epp at St. John’s Library in the North End on Jan. 4, where they staged a show entitled Experiments In Sound which blended vocals and rhythms from around the globe.

Burgoyne said the week-long program was created as an off-shoot to their usual monthly Folk For Families shows at Millennium Library, as a way of spreading knowledge of those artists throughout the city.

"It’s another chance for (artists) to be seen in the community," Burgoyne said.

"It was meant to give additional libraries an opportunity to have performances on-site and basically expand the access by promoting these shows at different locations."

The event was scheduled to coincide with the fact that students across the city were on winter break.

"This was just a week-long initiative this year, over the holidays, because kids are off school. To get more artists out to more libraries during that time seemed like it made sense," Burgoyne said.

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