The weekend part of the Ottawa Folk Festival is the best part.
Why? Because they have the singer/songwriter workshops where the musicians collaborate with other musician.
The workshops has a theme or its mostly a jam session and sing whatever songs.
It was a nice sunny (no rain) Saturday summer for the festival.
I wanted to see Joel Plaskett play one of the workshop simply called Three.
But apparently his flight was delayed and wasn’t able to make it for Saturday.
Play at the workshop was David Ross MacDonald, Catriona Sturton and a guy who replaced Joel was John Carroll.
It was a nice fun intimate workshop for those three musicians.
My favorite was the workshop with Amy Millan, The Sadies and Charlotte Cornfield.
Other ones were:
Musical Arrangements: Steven Page, Amelia Curran, Radoslav Lorkovic
Deep Roots: Tom Power (Who knew he could sing, I thought he was just the CBC Radio guy), James Keelaghan, Good Lovelies.
I missed out one in the Hall Stage which was, Life in Japan: Ellen McIlwaine, Debbie Danbrook , Linsey Wellman, Catriona Sturton, Ana Miura, Kyoko Tsunetomi.
I got there when Catriona Sturton was singing a song in Japanese.
That was the last song and couldn’t believe how great.
Finally I caught abit of the band Digging Roots.
That was my Saturday of the Ottawa Folk Festival.
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