A Project of Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, Crankie Fest takes place September 21-23, 2018 -- TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
“Crankie Jam” is a Volunteer and Awareness Drive for Home Routes FolkSchool
Tickets are ON SALE NOW for the First Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival, which takes place at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, September 21-23, 2018, with NEW acts Canadian singer-songwriter, and fiddle player Sierra Noble, along with Manitoba artists; Romi Mayes, Walking Wolf Singers, and Jess Reimer and Jeremy Hamm.
The festival features established and celebrated Folk Musicians from Winnipeg and beyond, including headlining acts from Winnipeg: The Small Glories; Del Barber; Scott Nolan; Sheena Rattai; and Daniel Peloquin Hopfner from 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 almost single-handedly have 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. 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.
Crankie Making Sessions/Workshops are geared towards introducing children and the public to Crankies and how they evolved from storytelling into folk music, and are free and open to all ages. These workshops occur at the West End Cultural Centre (WECC), Ralph Brown Community Centre, Graffiti Gallery (RBCC), and at the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church (CFRUC) throughout August and September at various times in order to introduce crankies to as many people as possible before the Festival. So bring your family and friends and “get crankie” with us.
Crankie Making Workshops 2018 schedule is as follows:
“Crankie Making for Kids” - Aug 28, 1-4pm at the WECC
“Crankie Making for Kids” - Aug 29, 2-5pm at the RBCC
“Crankie Making for Kids” - Aug 30, 1-4pm at the WECC
“Crankie Making for Kids” - Sept 4, 2-5pm at the RBCC
“Crankie Making for All” / Open Acoustic Jam - Sept 5, 7-10pm WECC
“Crankie Making for Kids” - Sept 10 (time TBC) at CFRUC
“Crankie Making for Kids” - Sept 17 (time TBC) at CFRUC
Home Routes Folk School and The Winnipeg Crankie Festival are hosting a “Crankie Jam” volunteer drive. Join festival organizers Sept 5 from 7-10pm at the WECC and drink craft beer, eat cheese squares, salami, and crackers, meet new friends, and enjoy the community at the Crankie Jam! During this event guests will find out about crankies; can be part of the acoustic jam session; can make a crankie, and learn about volunteer opportunities for Home Routes FolkSchool, and The Winnipeg Crankie Festival, as well as other Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous Events. Duhks founder, and banjoist, Leonard Podolak is facilitating the Crankie making workshop and all are welcome.
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.
CrankieFest2018 schedule is online HERE, with more details to be released. Tune into UMFM Aug 25 to hear the Crankie Crew (festival organizers) on “Planet Mainstage” for a two hour show/interview talking about #Crankiefest2018 and Home Routes FolkSchool. #crankiechat
Become a Friend of Home Routes FolkSchool!
Winnipeg based, Not-For-Profit Organization Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, known for it's one of a kind national network of house concert tours, extends it's tradition of community partnership with the founding of The Home Routes FolkSchool.
The Home Routes FolkSchool will exist in community spaces, such as community centres, cultural centres, churches, and schools. It will include After School Programs designed for Kids, as well as evening programs for youth & adults, with instruction in various aspects of folk music, specializing in the basics of rhythm, melody, and harmony, with a broad range of traditions as a base with classes in stringed and percussive instruments and voice.
Each Friend we receive provides a seat filled at a youth music workshop as well as providing the Friend with $5 or more discount off all Homes Routes FolkSchool events (workshops, courses, concerts, festivals) for the year. Not only that, but it will help us to establish a year round schedule of Folk music instruction with equal access for all. Become a Friend of Home Routes FolkSchool Online at: www.homeroutes.ca/folkschool
Home Routes Folk School 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 UMFM 101.5, Seven Oaks School Division, Seven Oaks Immigrant Services 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