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The Stan Rogers Folk Festival has been a marquee event in Nova Scotia for a decade; like Evolve in Antigonish, the Canso fest always attracts some exclusive performers and creates a weekend community of tent cities, guitar circles and jam-ups.

Instead of launching its line-up in one big whack, this year Stanfest has been letting the roster dribble out week by week. Included on the list so far are: Coco Love Alcorn, Liam Titcomb, Little Miss Higgins, Steve Poltz, Irish Mythen (last seen blowing us away on a humid July afternoon at Hamony Bazaar in Lockeport), David Myles, Valdy, Gordie Sampson, Chuck Brodsky (just in town as part of the writers' fest show with Ron Hynes) and Stacey "sister of Steve" Earle.

Tickets start at $40 per day, with the best deal, weekend pass, sitting at $94.50. All are available at Ticket Atlantic or by calling (902) 451-1221. The 2008 Stan Rogers Folk Festival runs July 4 to 6. For more info go here.

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