Category Archive: Shelter Valley Folk Festival

Sep 17 2016

A Week at Shelter Valley Folk Festival

I’ve been to the Shelter Valley Folk Festival every year since 2011. If you’re interested in a look back just do a blog search for SVFF. The first entry from 2012 touches on how Andrea and I got interested in the festival in the first place. And how the idea of volunteering crept into the …

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Aug 31 2015

Skipping ahead to SVFF 2015

I know I’m behind with my blog and I hope to get caught up soon with tales and photos of the trip to Leadville. I stepped out of the camper just now to see this and thought it was worth posting… The only lens I have with me is a 2.8 40mm “pancake” and I …

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Dec 02 2014

Clearing My Backlog Part 4 – Instruments

All these music festivals Andrea and I have gone to for the past few years (Shelter Valley Folk Festival in particular) have rekindled an interest in re-learning to play an instrument. In my youth I took lessons on the recorder, then the flute. I played cornet and euphonium in a marching band too. Later in …

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Sep 02 2014

SVFF 2014 – And Then It Was Over

All the planning and preparing was done for Friday and the gates to the 2014 Shelter Valley Folk Festival opened at noon for campers to get set up and then the festival gates opened at 5pm to let everyone in. It’s now Tuesday, a full day has gone by since SVFF ended and I’m still …

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Aug 27 2014

Good Food, Great Company, A Little Hard Work

This is the perfect recipe for a folk festival in my mind and Shelter Valley does it like no other that I know of. Showing up to work is like a family reunion with lots of great banter and playful conversation with friends from previous years as well as lots of stimulating conversations with new …

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Aug 26 2014

I’m In The Mood For Music

This extended week, from last weekend until the end of next weekend, is a break from photography and a shift to music. So far so good too! The weekend behind was highlighted by the Greenbelt Harvest Festival which is the brainchild of Daniel Lanois. While only four years old it has a reputation for having …

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Sep 04 2012

From a Rock Star to a Legend and then a Folk Festival

My last entry was all about Lance. Since then another Armstrong has been in the news as he passed away, the one who was the first man on the moon. Don’t confuse the two, or mix them up with Neil Young as some of the media did as the news broke. I see people tripping …

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Aug 16 2012

A good workout

It’s been a while since I’ve had a reason to use a sledgehammer, my body is reminding me of that fact today. The occasion was the start of my volunteer time for the Shelter Valley Folk Festival that I mentioned in the previous blog entry. The grass has all been cut so the field looks …

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Aug 14 2012

Volunteer time: SVFF

Last year some VW friends went on about how great the Shelter Valley Folk Festival was and I thought it would be worth checking out. Early bird tickets were gone and camping spots weren’t available any more in the main area so I decided to volunteer. Andrea and our friend Liz bought tickets and came …

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