Sneak Pete: Mary Lambert

Sneak Pete: Mary Lambert

A singular talent, this young yet extraordinarily articulate, confident, and outspoken voice is simply one of the best new and rising forces on the music scene today.

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Sneak Pete: Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Sneak Pete: Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Revered music publications like the Wall Street Journal describe them as “adventurously multicultural…amazing”, praising their gritty, high-energy take on traditional folk songs from across Eastern Europe.

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Sneak Pete: Mokoomba

Sneak Pete: Mokoomba

With a youthful energy that bursts with natural talent and contagious rhythms, the six young musicians of Mokoomba are Zimbabwe’s next generation of hope.

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The Running of the Folkies

The Running of the Folkies

“The crowd strains against the starting gate cordon. Sandaled feet paw the ground. Straw hats cocked. A folk fest security guard calms the crowd . . .” It’s an adrenaline-fuelled race, it’s an elegant ballet of motion and movement, it’s a tradition! Our friends at TheTyee.ca caught the excitement, grace and pure…

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Vendor applications now available!

Vendor applications now available!

If you are interested in selling your goods and wares at the 2014 Vancouver Folk Music Festival, we welcome your applications now. Priority will be given to those who apply early! Folk Bazaar Vendor Application Artisan Market Vendor Application

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Volunteer at the Festival!

Volunteer at the Festival!

Volunteers are an essential and valued part of the VFMF. They help create a successful Festival year-after-year. We believe this volunteer experience is like no other. Our team of 1400+ volunteers, in collaboration with staff, have mastered the art of establishing a multi-faceted village of entertainment and enjoyment.

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Pete Seeger 1919 - 2014

Pete Seeger 1919 – 2014

Folk music and the world lost a legend January 27/2014, and we honour the great Pete Seeger at his passing. Pete inspired us all over his long life and leaves an incredible legacy in folk music, activism and the struggle for social justice behind. Pete performed at the 1989 Vancouver Folk…

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Festival 2013 in Review

Festival 2013 in Review

Each year the festival brings thousands of music lovers together from all generations; it’s not often that you get to see tykes on parent’s shoulders, teenagers, and the elderly, all in one spot, dancing, singing, and grinning ear to ear.

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