Midwinter Solstice Evening and more new events @ The Folk Exchange

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The Winnipeg Folk Festival’s Folk Exchange is proud to present a Midwinter Solstice Evening on December 21. Celebrate the darkest day of winter and the coming return of the sun with music, stories and photography.

December 21
A Midwinter Solstice Evening
Music by Linda Hiebert & Jess Reimer
by “Wasted Talent” (Cal & Luke Hamilton)

Readings by Eleanor Chornoboy

Photo display by Shanti Subadar
December 21
$15 advance / $17 Door

Coming together yet again for the Mid-winter Solstice event, Linda Hiebert & Jess Reimer have played music together on and off for the last 15 years. Linda & Jess played many Back 40 Coffee Houses and other Southern Manitoba events in the 90’s and more recently Jess, along with the “Doug & Jess Band” backed up Linda’s 2006 recording “One and a Quarter Mile West” with vocals and instrumentation.

Shanti Subedar spent her earliest days in northern Manitoba amidst lakes and trees. Her affinity to nature, particularly in the small details, is reflected in her photography. She has an eye for the beauty in everyday objects and in the natural world. Shanti is currently studying photography and horticulture in Winnipeg.

Wasted Talent – An acoustic opening set from up and coming songwriters, From the flats of St Boniface, twins Cal and Luke Hamilton have grown up on the heart and soul of roots music. They have been influenced by the many musicians that frequent the music festivals of the central continent. Cal, the singer/songwriter/guitar player and Luke, the singer/percussionist play original and cover tunes from reggae to blues to
folk to rock. They have performed at the Trout Forest Music Festival and the Whiteshell Music Festival and well as many fundraisers around Winnipeg. Young men with a passion to perform and a seasoned appreciation for music that lives on. They are joined by Ian MacIntosh for this acoustic opening set.

Plus, join us for two new Live @ The Folk Exchange concerts in the New Year:

Ann Walton
February 1
"Almost as if her concerts were time warps back to by-gone eras like the 30's, Walton's talented piano playing and songwriting are reminiscent of old, crackly jazz records as well as contemporaries like Rufus Wainwright." -NXNE Music Festival 2007

Mira Black
February 15
Mira Black uses elements from many diverse genres to please her audience. This versatile band is complimented by Mira’s soulful, emotive, five octave range. Her band consists of some of Canada’s top jazz players who are devoting their talent, skills and education to bring elements of jazz, funk, pop and world rhythms into an accessible and contemporary forum.

Folk Exchange events start at 8 pm, doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the Festival Music Store at 211 Bannatyne Avenue. Call the Music Store at 231-1377 for more information.

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