Folk Fest, July 11 2013

I started early in the morn at the Fairmont to say Hi to the Transpo Crew and then headed out to the Campsite where the sun was hot hot hot!

Transpo Schedule

 

Folk Fest Volunteers like to modify their shirts

 

The General Store in the Folk Fest Campground

 

Capoeira in the Flaming Trollies Tent

 

 

Rambling Poet and Musician Drek Daa

 

Fris-Nok in the Folk Fest Campground

 

Star Wars Campsite

 

 

The Castle Boys brought a piano to their Barn

 

This year the Castle Boys built a barn in the Folk Fest Campground

 

 

 

 

 

 

A mast put up by some engineers from Thunder Bay

 

Matt the Bear Rug

 

Temporary Naked Lady Tattoo

 

 

Flash Vintage makes tattoo stamps for all

 

Relaxing in the Folk Fest Campground

 

Giant Scrabble

 

 

 

A well set up Campsite

 

 

 

Lorne Collie and his amazing one of a kind stringed instruments

In 1991 Lorne Collie was in a coma for 9 days and all the doctors were telling his wife that the end was near. But he survived, and woke up on the tenth day; and he calls it “recovering from a bad case of death”. So now he was bored. He beat the grim reaper but was forced to retire from being a “General Machinist” for a Mine in Lynn Lake. He had always liked and collected stringed instruments, so he decided to build one, from a shovel. Sounds like fun! He built more. Violins from hatchets, baseball bats and candy tins. Guitars from Pitchforks and Moose and Elk Antlers. And a Mandolin from a frying pan. A Panjolin?

His little trailer was set up in the parking lot and he was waiting to get into the Campground to share the sounds. He has been coming to the Folk Fest for four years and says he gets to meet the most amazing people that come by and try out his fantastical creations. That is the real joy he says. Hearing people make music and watching them ooh and ahh over the instruments. Hopefully he will be back next year and for many more, but in between Fests you could vist him in the little hamlet of Hilbre Manitoba. Our very own Canadian Harry Partch, Lorne Collie will gladly let you strum away on the Blue Shovel guitar but won’t sell it to you for any price. The real worth is in the music.

Violin made from a cookie tin

 

Moose Antler Electric Guitar made by Lorne Collie

 

 

 

Frying Pan Mandolin

 

Hatchet Violin

 

Leif Norman on the Shovel Guitar

 

Lorne Collie on the Baseball Bat Violin

 

Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers play for La Cuisine

 

The La Cuisine Drink Tent has AerVoid Thermal Liquid Carriers

 

 

 

 

Massive long line up for dinner

 

Ingrid Gatin serves up the Whales Tails

 

 

 

 

Matt Jenkins of Cloverdale Forge needed some more tent pegs; so he just busted out and made one!

 

 

 

Huge crowd at Folk Fest main stage

 

 

The Magnificent 7’s are “twiners” on the main stage

 

Devin Latimer, famous chemist and musician

 

The Dirty Catfish Brass Band entertains backstage

 

 

Pop up cuisine at the Folk Fest!

 

 

 

 

Greg “Rock and Roll” Rekus

 

 

Pay phones still exist and are useful!

 

The Folk Fest tries to protect nature

 

A worried looking Whip-or-Whill decided to nest in the middle of the Folk Fest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A friendly but yet un-named Fairy spotted in the beer tent

 

Ridely Bent spotted at the Folk Fest as a civilian

 

 

 

 

Campground Box Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

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