Bill Bourne.. Peace Festivals

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Chill moments after his Woodland Stage concert. Bill reflects at the peace of these folk festivals each year at the Vancouver Island Music Fest.

On the road with the Wailing Jennys

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The show must go on… even after a fire alarm….

Valdy’s synthesis of the community at Vancouver Island MusicFest

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Stopped Valdy enroute to his next show..His musical career gives him a rare view of the evolution and uniqueness of the MusicFest. He’s a gifted observer. For other MusicFest Festival Moments…

Loved Darlingside at MusicFest

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I asked what surprised her.. and she changed the question to what she was enchanted by… for other MusicFest Festival Moments…

An evolving facilitation process

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Shifted from ‘textbook’ approach to one that is 80% magic and 20% technique

Finding new ways of conversation

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Bob’s work with Fraser Basin Council recognizes we need to have new conversations, new ways of talking and collaborating in our world.

King of the Background

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Dayna Manning, from her band, Trent Severn, shares the meaningful backstory and intent to this new song. More poignant as they debuted it live for Richard’s brother who was in the audience. Loved hearing the backstory, the impact of fully

Amos Garrett: Guitar Hero

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Amos Garrett, a Canadian guitar legend shares a festival moment that stands out for him.

Scott Smith: Being in the music business

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Subtle difference about being a full time musician. Also the role that diversity of instruments played in his shift to being a full time musician. To view more of the almost 300 ‘Festival Moments’

Questions to shift people’s present future.

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I love the deeper conversations that the Vancouver Island Music Festival vibe contributes to. Here a social worker shares how she contributes to the shift of street people’s lives. Acknowledging the hopes and dreams of folks is a first step.