Winnipeg Crankie Festival

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Winnipeg house concert network Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous is thrilled to announce the First Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival, which will take place at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, September 21-23, 2018.

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, Seven Oaks Immigrant Services, the B.E.E.P. Program, Wayfinders, Ralph Brown Community Centre, The West End Cultural Centre and Crescent Fort Rouge United Church.

The First Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival will bring together the finest in Winnipeg’s Musical, Spoken Word and Visual Arts communities. It will also bring together people from all walks of life to participate on and off stage in what will truly be an interactive and a collaborative festival experience by introducing the community to “Crankies,” a storytelling art form popular in the 19th Century and a forerunner of modern day film.

Crankies will add a new dimension (from the past) to the live performances. Crankies, or “moving panoramas” as they were known in the 1800s, were immensely popular with audiences throughout the world, bringing hand cranked, moving pictures to performance and story-telling.

Crankies will be a reoccurring aspect of the performances, and will feature unique cross media collaborations with different artists around the city. The weekend long workshop program will include crankie making, various acoustic instruments and vocal styles as well as jams hosted by local music organizations.

 

Evening Concerts on the Cranktuary Main Stage:

Friday, Sept 21
7:00 PM Opening Ceremonies
7:15 PM Members of Red Moon Road (Sheena Rattai and Daniel Peloquin Hopfner)
8:00 PM Grace Hrabi
8:15 PM Scott Nolan

9:30 PM Peter Paul Van Camp

9:45 PM Walking Wolf Singers
10:00 PM Anna & Elizabeth
MC:Peter Paul Van Camp

Saturday, Sept 22
7:00 PM É.T.É

7:45 PM Sue Truman

8:00 PM D.Rangers

9:15 PM Al Simmons

9:30 PM Sierra Noble
10:00 PM The Small Glories
MC: Al Simmons

Sunday, Sept 23
7:00 PM Nathan Rogers

7:45 PM Double The Trouble

8:00 PM Linda MaRae

9:15 PM Anna & Elizabeth

9:30 PM Jess Jeimer and Jeremy Hamm
10:00 PM Del Barber
10:45 PM FinaleMC: Anna & Elizabeth

Featured daytime programing includes:

Saturday

Cranktuary Main Stage
10:00 AM What is a Crankie? with Anna & Elizabeth
10:45 AM Shaped Note Singing workshop with Cara Luft and Peg City FaSoLa
1:00 PM Al Simmons (Family Show)
2:30 PM Story-Telling Showcase with Peter Paul Van Camp, Jamie Oliviero, Kate Ferris, and Brian Richardson and more…

Crankie Dining Hall
12:00 PM – Crankie Potluck, Bring some food, and share in a community feed.

Crankie Theatre Stage
10:45 AM Crankie Making Begins With Sue Truman and Anna & Elizabeth

Along with the Crankie making workshops, The Stage in The Theatre will be programmed with festival artists to do impromptu jams and acoustic shows, to entertain the crankie makers.It will also give those interested a chance to perform the songs or stories with their own Crankies, and perhaps even rehearse for the Sunday afternoon “Open Crank”. The workshops will be facilitated throughout the day, giving people a chance for free creative time to work on their art.There will also be Puppet making, calligraphy workshops, and wool spinning (Why not?)

Crankie Jam Room:

10:45 AM-6:00 PM:
Jams, Demos and More! Bring your instruments!

Crankie Basement Workshops:

10:45 AM-6:00 PM:

There will be a rotation of workshop/lesson classes on various musical instruments, and vocal styles taught by festival artists. These include Ukulele, Vocal styles, Percusion, Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Story-telling, Dance …and more.Demo artists and facilitators include: Anna & Elizabeth, The Bros Landreth, w/ Wally Landreth, Scott Nolan, JD Edwards, Walking Wolf Singers, Jaxon Haldane, Rodrigo Munoz, Phillip Natividad, Kate Ferris, Jess Reimer, Jeremy Hamm, Sheena Rattai, Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner, Gilles Fournier, Jordan McConnell, Dan Simpson, Anthony Cost, Tim Osmond, Leonard Podolak, and More…

Full schedule to be announced.

Sunday

Cranktuary Main Stage

10:30 AM -Crescent Fort Rouge United Sunday Morning Mass, featuring Cara Luft leading a gospel Sing along, unlike most Festival sunday morning gospel sing-alongs, this will also be a bonafide mass, with the church congregation.

12:30-5:00 PM “ Open Crank” like an open Mike, this will be a chance for attendees of the festival who have made a Crankie to perform in the big hall in front of a large crowd. This show will also feature acts from the Festival, local musicians, and will be hosted by local artist Heather Bishop. This show will be open to festival attendees wishing to participate in the performance with their Crankies, alongside Kate Ferris, Double The Trouble, Grace Hrabi, Cara Luft, Sheena Rattai, Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner, Leonard Podolak, Sue Truman, some famous members of the The Landreth Family and Anna & Elizabeth and more…

Crankie Theatre Stage

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Crankie Making Begins With Sue Truman and Anna & Elizabeth

Crankie Jam Room:

12:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Jams, Demos and More! Bring your instruments!

Crankie Basement Workshops:

12:30 PM – 5:00 PM- a rotation of workshop/lesson classes on various musical instruments, and vocal styles, with facilitators previously listed.

The First Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival takes place Sept 21-23, 2018 in Winnipeg at The Crescent Fort Rouge United Church (525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg)  is open to all ages. Ticket pricing and options are below, full schedule times and details to be announced.

  • $5.00 Single General Admission – Daytime – Access to all daytime programming, including workshops and afternoon concerts all weekend long!!!
  • $20.00 Evening concert ticket – Access to one evening concert
  • $50.00 Single Weekend Pass – Access to EVERYTHING!! (Workshops, daytime and evening shows)
  • $100.00 Family Weekend Pass – Access for your family, no matter how big, into EVERYTHING!! (Workshops, daytime and evening shows)

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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 FOLKSCHOOL

Home Routes FolkSchool project will extend Home Routes’ mandate of creating dynamic social performance opportunities that serve and promote professional creators of original music, to teaching folk music to the next generation and beyond.

The project is initiated with the goal of creating a year round program of folk music Instruction with equal access for everyone across Canada, with particular focus on serving at-risk youth.

Home Routes FolkSchool exists to:

  • Give access to folk music education to under-served, and at risk youth;
  • Create opportunities to for people to connect with local and traveling musicians;
  • Engage with community members of all ages;
  • Nurture new music creation;
  • Protect/preserve/promote traditional folk music while embracing the creativity and spirit of the arts; and to
  • Support folks-roots musicians.

Home Routes FolkSchool goal is to:

  • Create a year round schedule of music education taking place during the day and evenings, at different locations in cities, towns, and neighborhoods throughout Canada;
  • Offer a multi-faceted, dynamic curriculum of traditional and contemporary music, including lessons, workshops ,and classes in various instruments, song-writing, dance, and performance at schools, community centres, and cultural centres nation wide;
  • Develop new musicians into professional level performers;
  • Enrich and enhance existing programs to deliver equal opportunity and access to quality music arts programing;
  • Enable access to Folk Music Education to community members who would  otherwise not have it, with a focus on at risk youth;
  • Create opportunities coast-to-coast in Canada to connect people and music that would not have been possible without FolkSchool;
  • Create partnerships across Canada, becoming a vital part of the National Music Education strategy;
  • Recruit, organize, train, and support volunteer ”Champions” who will kick start the word of mouth and the student recruitment process in a community.

Partnership

If you agree that music connects us all, and is a powerful tool that nurtures creativity, and serves as a progressive force in a community,  and 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” on facebook.