Saturday, July 18, 2009

Home County Folk Festival...Unstoppable

A tradition for the past 35 years, nothing stops The Home County Folk Festival held annually in Victoria Park in downtown London, Ontario. Billed as an event for the whole family, bringing together generations with music, dance, arts, crafts, and food, it is clear one kid hasn't got the word. Prepared for the rain, he brought a large umbrella; he was also prepared for the folk music as he was hunkered down under the umbrella with a notebook computer running computer games.

This year the festival presented an energizing mix from folk/rock to blues, bluegrass, Celtic and Acadian delivered by a rich brew of regional, national and international artists. It took five stages to handle the more than 132 performances presented over the three day event. If you missed this year's festival, watch the Web and mark your calendar for next year. With luck, it won't even rain.

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