Home County Folk Festival

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Home County Folk Festival
GenreFolk music
Dates2010: July 16-18
Location(s)Victoria Park, London, Ontario
Years active1973-present
Founded byHome County Folk League
Websitehomecounty.ca

Home County Folk Festival is a folk music festival in London, Ontario.[1] It is an admission by donation festival held each July in Victoria Park in downtown London. The non-profit organization which produces the festival was formed in 1973, and they have held a festival every year since.[2]

The 2007 Home County Folk Festival was held July 20–22, 2007.

The 2010 Home County Folk Festival was held July 16-18, 2010 and featured the renowned singer Bruce Cockburn. There was a crowd of an estimated 10-20 thousand people that came to hear Cockburn, which was possibly the largest crowd at any Home Country Folk Festival.[3]

Home County Folk Festival 1974[edit]

The festival ran Friday, August 9th through Sunday, August 11th. According to the program issued at the event[4], the following performers were scheduled:

Home County Folk Festival 1975[edit]

The festival ran Friday, August 8th through Sunday, August 10th. According to the poster used to advertise the event[5], the scheduled performers included:

Home County Folk Festival 1976[edit]

The festival ran Friday, August 6th through Sunday, August 8th. According to the program sold at the event[6], the following performers were scheduled:

Home County Folk Festival 1977[edit]

The festival ran Friday, August 5th through Sunday, August 7th. According to the program issued at the event[7], the following performers were scheduled:

Home County Folk Festival 1978[edit]

The festival ran Friday, July 21st through Sunday, July 23rd. According to the program sold at the event[8], the following performers were scheduled:

Home County Folk Festival 1979[edit]

The festival ran Friday, July 20th through Sunday, July 22nd. According to the program sold at the event[9], the following performers were scheduled:

Home County Folk Festival 1980[edit]

The festival ran Friday, July 18th through Sunday, July 20th. According to the program sold at the event[10], the following performers were scheduled:

Home County Folk Festival 1981[edit]

The festival ran Friday, July 17th through Sunday, July 19th. According to the program sold at the event[11], the following performers were scheduled:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ontario Council of Folk Festivals. "MEMBERS: Festival". Retrieved 11 January 2011.
  2. ^ "About Us". Home County Folk Festival official website.
  3. ^ James Reaney (July 19, 2010). "The sounds of summer". London Free Press. Retrieved February 9, 2011.
  4. ^ Home County Folk Festival 1974 program (held at Western University Archives). London, Ontario: Home County Folk League. 1974.
  5. ^ Home County Folk Festival 1975 poster (held at Western University Archives). London, Ontario: Home County Folk League. 1975.
  6. ^ A festival who's who : Home County Folk Festival 1976 program (held at Western University Archives). London, Ontario: Home County Folk League. 1976.
  7. ^ Home County Folk Festival 1977 program (held at Western University Archives). London, Ontario: Home County Folk League. 1977.
  8. ^ Home County Folk Festival 1978 program (held at Western University Archives). London, Ontario: Home County Folk League. 1978.
  9. ^ Home County Folk Festival 1979 program (held at Western University Archives). London, Ontario: Home County Folk League. 1979.
  10. ^ Celebrating London's 125th Birthday : Home County Folk Festival program (held at Western University Archives). London, Ontario: Home County Folk League. 1980.
  11. ^ Home County Folk Festival, July 1981 program (held at Western University Archives). London, Ontario: Home County Folk League. 1981.
  • Michael Stepaniak, Joanne Stepaniak (November 1995). Folk & Traditional Music Festivals: 1996 Guide for U.S. and Canada. Shoreline. p. 144. ISBN 1-57067-015-3.

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