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Monday, July 13, 2009

Home County Folk Festival 2009 Edition

Sunfest 2009 has come and gone now but the fine Forest City summer festival fun continues. This time it’s one of this city’s oldest music traditions, the Home County Folk Festival in downtown Victoria Park in London, Ontario.

This year organizers are inviting everyone to “Come Experience the Fusion” at London’s longest running FREE admission music festival. A summertime tradition for the past 35 years the festival brings together generations of music fans and performers whilst transforming the park into an exciting family celebration of music, dance and the arts. With over 132 performances, you’ll be energized by the fusion of sounds from regional, national and international talent in folk/rock, blues, bluegrass, Celtic and Acadian.

With an incredible line-up for 2009, professional artists and new styles of folk will be showcased at the park and at late night ticketed venues throughout downtown London. While at the park, take in the sounds and witness the dances that celebrate Canadian artistic roots. You can stroll between the performances and enjoy over 150 crafters and artisans while sampling a variety of foods. Come picnic with the family or visit the Small Folk Fun Area for a variety of free kids entertainment, games, crafts, music, and the Small Folk Fun Stage.

The festival runs from July 17 -19, 2009! I for one can’t wait for Elliot Brood; Always a concert highlight!

Full Artist Line up and schedules

Some of the artists performing at Victoria Park & Late Night Venues

Jill Barber
Matthew Barber
Allison Brown
Alistair Brown
Betty & The Bobs
Elliott Brood
Andrew Downing
David Essig
The Dixie Flyers
Dust Poets
Little Miss Higgins
Sam Hurrie
Lindsay Jane
Connie Kaldor
Paul Langille
David Leask
Emma Lee
Anne Lindsay
Good Lovelies
Troy MacGillivray
Andy Magoffin
Murray McLauchlan
Danny Michel
Luke Nares
Jory Nash
New Cumberland
Joel Plaskett
The Tim Posgate Hornband
The Sadies
Mike Stevens
Rick Taylor
Madison Violet
The Undesirables


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Why did we ever leave London? What on earth could we have been thinking when I could have been partaking of $10 and $15 ticketed shows and free concerts in Victoria park all weekend?

And Elliott Brood is without a doubt the best festival band in the history of festival bands. See if you can get Casey to dance with you.

Have fun and don't worry about me, Sean, I'll be fine, honest I will. sigh

Allison said...

Free, with that line-up? Wow. That is spectacular. I need to make sure I come home this weekend next year! :)

T said...

Sean - you make it to any of the shows? Cathie and I must have seen 5 hours of Joel Plaskett, 4 hours of Sadies and 5 hours of BROOD. The Saturday night show went to about 1:00 am and was the best time I've seen EB.

so, where were you? I tell yah, you and Maureen should get involved with the Aeolian.