Brittany Harris

Committee: Art Market and Community Village
Number of years volunteering: 7

What memory stands out most when you think of your time at the Festival?

My favouite festival memory took place a few years back. It was a late, clear night and I had just stepped into the backstage area when out of the darkness voices came together singing North West Passage accompanied by a solemn fiddle. It was just this great intimate moment where the performers connected to each other through a shared love of music. In the quiet and hush, it seemed sacred.

Why do you volunteer for the Festival? What inspires you?

I am inspired by community that the volunteers build every year it is always so giving and welcoming. It gives me the courage to be the best version of myself, one which is more vulnerable. Someone who is open to the world and to other people. It’s a great vibe.

What’s your favourite part of the Festival?

I love getting to learn about new performers whose music is newer, international or off beat so they do not get the same exposure as larger bands. However, my favourite part is the workshops where performers come together to create something new and unique giving old songs a new sound and communicating with each other through a great jam session.

What advice would you give to new volunteers?

Check out the workshops they are a once in a lifetime experience, even if they may not feature the headliner you are interested in.