Saturday Workshops @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011

Intro to Ukulele @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011
There was one thing that didn’t change under the new Bluesfest management at this year’s Ottawa Folk Festival.
It was the afternoon workshop at the festival.
These workshops is not just about the musicians collaborating with other musicians.
It was a great way for the Ottawa community to participate.
Don’t forget these workshops are fun and more of a intimate setting with the musicians.

The workshops that I saw/attended were:

  • Storytelling & Mythology
  • Storytelling and Mythology @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011

  • Intro to Ukulele with The Little Stevies
  • Intro to Ukulele @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011

  • Bang! with Street Drum Corps at the Kidzone
  • Bangs! in Kidzone @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011

When I went to the Ukulele workshop which proved to be popular with the turnout I saw.
The Little Stevies taught the audience who had their ukulele to sing Love Me Do by The Beatles.
Noticed to see Mark Monahan had a glimpse and he was surprised to see a great turnout.
The Legacy Stage was my favorite because you can see the backdrop from Hog’s Back.
Intro to Ukulele @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011
Went to the Kidzone to see Street Drum Corps.
The band were explaining the creative process behind their music while performing with recycled and found objects.
The kids were having fun and dancing around.
Bangs! in Kidzone @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011
With the nice weather that happened on August 27th.
No one couldn’t resist to come out and enjoy the sun, fresh air, nice scenery and great folk music.
Initial rumors were that with the new management had that they were going to scrap the workshops.
If it did then there would been an uproar but that was a rurmor.
Seeing what I saw on Saturday, it proved to be a success.

Here are the rest of the photos.
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