Proceeds to benefit Home Routes FolkSchool
Volunteer Opportunities open August 9th!
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[WINNIPEG - August 3, 2018] Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous is thrilled to announce more artists and daytime workshops and performances at the First Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival, which takes place Sept 21-23 in Winnipeg. Daytime programming offers workshops and performances in various instruments, crankie making and more throughout the weekend. Additional Winnipeg acts added during the evening shows are Grace Haribi, Heather Bishop and Double the Trouble. On Sunday morning there will be a Gospel Crankie church service featuring Cara Luft from The Small Glories and a Grand Finale closing show Sunday evening. 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. More details to be announced, 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. The festival features established and celebrated Folk Musicians from Winnipeg and beyond, including headlining acts from Winnipeg: The Small Glories; Del Barber; Scott Nolan; Red Moon Road; The D.Rangers and Nathan Rogers. As well, a feature performance by Al Simmons Joining the lineup from Winnipeg are Grace Haribi, Heather Bishop, and Double The Trouble.
Out of Town acts include Anna and Elizabeth, (VA) who have almost single-handedly resurrected the “crankie” and who recently 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.
Crankies are a storytelling art form popular in the 19th Century and a forerunner of modern-day film, and the Crankie Festival is bringing together the finest from the Musical, Spoken Word and Visual Arts to introduce the community to “Crankies.” This will be a truly interactive and collaborative festival experience by offering a unique opportunity for all festival goers to participate on- and off-stage, in performances, jam sessions and workshops.
Evening Main Stage Variety Shows, occur the weekend of Sept 21-23, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, and day time workshops occur throughout the weekend, including Crankie Making with Sue Truman, and workshops on ukulele, guitar, fiddle, banjo, percussion, vocal styles, jams and more!
Sunday offers a special Church Service featuring Cara Luft (The Small Glories) Gospel Crankie. From 12:30pm - 5pm there will be an Open Crank inviting public performances alongside a featured Winnipeg Artists session in the Sanctuary.
Sept 21 - 23 Winnipeg Crankie Festival FULL Schedule is as follows. The festival kicks off with a Friday night concert and concludes with a Sunday evening Grand Finale - all performances to take place at the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church.
Friday, Sept 21st - Evening Concert @ Crankie Sanctuary Stage
Opening ceremonies with The Walking Wolf Singers
7pm - Red Moon Road
8pm - Grace Hrabi
8:15pm - Scott Nolan
9pm - Intermission
9:30pm - Anna & Elizabeth
MC: Randy Woods A.K.A Mr.Van Camp
Saturday, Sept 22 @ Crankie Sanctuary Stage
10am - A & E Crankie Workshop
10:45am - Shape Note Singing
1:00pm - Al Simmons
2:30pm - Story Telling - Hosted by Randy Woods A.K.A Mr.Van Camp
Saturday, Sept 22 @ UpStairs Theatre
10:45am-5pm - Open Crankie Making, and workshops/demos in various wild and fun arts and crafts.
Saturday, Sept 22 @ Downstairs Daycare
10:45am-6pm - A Rotation of Instruction on Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin and more!
Saturday, Sept 22 - Evening Concerts @ Crankie Sanctuary Stage
7pm - É.T.É
7:45 - Sue Truman
8pm - D. Rangers
8:45 - Intermission
9:15pm - The Small Glories
After Show Jam Sessions, Bring your Instruments
MC: Al Simmons
Sunday, Sept 23 @ Crankie Sanctuary Stage
10:30am - Church Service - Cara Luft Gospel Crankie
12:30pm - Featured Winnipeg artists and Open Crank for public to perform
Sunday, Sept 23 @ UpStairs Theatre
10am-5pm - Open Crankie Making, and workshops/demos in various wild and fun arts and crafts.
Sunday, Sept 23 @ Downstairs Daycare
12pm- 6pm - A Rotation of Instruction on Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin and more!
Sunday, Sept 23 - Evening Concerts @ Crankie Sanctuary Stage
7pm Nathan Rogers
7:45 Double the Trouble
8pm Linda McRae
9pm Del Barber
9:15pm Anna & Elizabeth
9:30pm Del Barber
10:30pm Grand Finale
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 below. 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 how many in the household.
Volunteer opportunities for The Winnipeg Crankie Festival open August, 9th, watch our website for more information and how to apply.
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