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A Project of Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, the Winnipeg Crankie Fest takes place September 21-23, 2018
Proceeds to benefit Home Routes FolkSchool
[WINNIPEG July 16, 2018] Tickets are on sale NOW for the First Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival. The festival will benefit Home Routes FolkSchool, a new educational project that is part of the Winnipeg-based house concert network Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous. Tickets are on sale now through the Home Routes website: https://www.homeroutes.ca/crankiefestival/
The First Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival takes place at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, September 21-23, 2018, and brings together the finest in Winnipeg’s Musical, Spoken Word and Visual Arts community. The Festival offers an opportunity for all festival goers to participate on- and off-stage in what will truly be an interactive and collaborative festival experience by introducing the community to “Crankies.” Crankies are a storytelling art form popular in the 19th Century and a forerunner of modern-day film.
Main Stage Variety Shows occur the weekend of Sept 21-23, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, and day time events occur at the Main Stage on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 22-23. All performances feature established and celebrated Folk Musicians from Winnipeg and beyond.
Headlining acts from Winnipeg include: The Small Glories; Del Barber; Scott Nolan; Red Moon Road; The D.Rangers and Nathan Rogers. As well, a feature performance by Al Simmons on Saturday afternoon.
Out of Town acts include Anna and Elizabeth, (VA) who have almost single-handedly resurrected the “crankie” and who recently they have signed with Smithsonian Folkways Records. Sue Truman (WA) who is an Appalachian musician based in Seattle and is a respected crankie maker. Linda McRae (BC/TN), who is a Singer/Songwriter and founder of Express Yourself Writing Workshops for At Risk Youth & incarcerated Individuals. Randy Woods aka. Peter Paul Van Camp — the Personable Poet, the Dimestore Rhymester, the Only Performing Poet from Coshocton, Ohio (BC) and É.T.É who were born from the meeting of three young musicians from classical, jazz and traditional Quebec backgrounds.
Sept 21 - 23 Crankie Festival Evening schedule is below, full schedule to be announced.
Friday, Sept 21st - Evening Concerts @ Crankie Sanctuary Stage
Red Moon Road
Anna & Elizabeth
MC: Randy Woods A.K.A Mr.Van Camp
Saturday, Sept 22 - Evening Concerts @ Crankie Sanctuary Stage
The Small Glories
After Show Jam Sessions, Bring your Instruments
MC: Al Simmons
Sunday, Sept 23 - Evening Concerts @ Crankie Sanctuary Stage
MCs: Anna & Elizabeth
Crankie Festival takes place Sept 21-23, at the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church (525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg) and is open to all ages. Programming is suited for families, with many ticket pricing and options. Purchase HERE.
● $5.00 Weekend Day Pass - access to all daytime programming, including workshops and afternoon concerts all weekend long!!!
● $20.00 Evening Concert Ticket - access to one of the evening concerts.
● $50.00 Weekend Pass - access EVERYTHING!!! (workshops, daytime & evening shows);
● $100.00 Weekend FAMILY PASS - access for your family, no matter the size into EVERYTHING!!!
Home Routes FolkSchool and the Winnipeg Crankie Festival are presented by Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, a non-profit organization supported by the Canada Council For the Arts, Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage, The SOCAN Foundation, FACTOR and Manitoba Music, in partnership with Seven Oaks School Division, the B.E.E.P. Program, Wayfinders, North End Community Renewal Corporation, Ralph Brown Community Centre, The West End Cultural Centre and Crescent Fort Rouge United Church.
Seeking Community Partners
If your community would like to investigate how Home Routes FolkSchool can fit into your programming, please contact Andrew Galloway at Home Routes Folkschool (431) 999-7090.
About Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous:
Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous was incorporated as a not-for-profit arts organization in February of 2007 to create new performance opportunities for French and English speaking musicians and audiences in rural, remote and urban, communities across Canada, hosted by volunteers in their homes and other community venues. Follow Home Routes on twitter @homeroutes or “like” us on www.facebook.com/homeroutes
About Home Routes FolkSchool
The Home Routes FolkSchool will extend Home Routes’ mandate of creating dynamic social performance opportunities that serve and promote professional creators of original music, to teaching folk music, with the goal of creating a year round program of folk music instruction, affording equal access for everyone across Canada, with particular focus on serving at-risk youth. Home Routes FolkSchool is seeking to partner with local community organizations across Canada to promote and to spread the culture of folk music to a new audience.
PURCHASE TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winnipeg-crankie-festival-tickets-47570751398
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Kimberly Sinclair, Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous