Exploring New Frontiers Workshop

The Exploring New Frontiers workshop hosted by Eccodek with Namgar and DJ Delores at stage 3 on Sunday was most certainly a magical moment for festival goers and volunteers alike.  Check out some of the magic that bringing 3 distinctive and unique sounds from around the world together. Bookmark It Hide Sites

Video Interview With Vendor Sara

Sara was vending at the Folk Market at the VFMF for the second year and shares the initiatives that Shanti Uganda has taken on to improve the lives of women and children in Uganda. She also shares the story behind the beads that many of the festival’s participants were seen wearing as well as her […]

A Festival Poem

One of the smallest committees at the Folk Music Festival is the Video Committee. I interviewed Sid Tan, the coordinator of the group and he was kind enough to share this poem with us. The poem is about the Folk Music Festival and the joys of volunteering. This is not the media debut of this […]

Lantern Committee Volunteer

Say hello to Andrew B. a member of the Lantern Committee who you have probably seen in the procession at the end of the evening. His lantern was quite complex with some LED lights in addition to the traditional candle. He explains some of the building process and gives some hints on how to build […]

Volunteer Medical Help On-site

Back behind the artisan shops, there is an area next to the kitchen where many volunteers spend their hours. Unlike some committee members, they are not working in full view of the stage and the music that reaches them is filtered through the trees and booths that separate them from the nearest stage. Who are […]

Volunteer Since 1982

[singlepic id=21 w=320 h=240 float=left]    Mark White has ben volunteering at the Folk Music Festival since 1982 and his wife usually volunteers too!  He has worked a number of committees during the time and talks about his experiences and the functions of the committees he has served on. Thank you Mark for contributing to so […]

2010 Friday Evening Volunteers

Mark W. was enjoying the last of his meal, but was kind enough to talk to me about the various roles he has played during his many years of volunteering. Jeff M. is taking care of festival goers in the medical tent. Dan K. is your man for information. Cathy, “Sunshine Cat”, Joanne H. and […]