The Stan Rogers Folk Festival. Fun!

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Celebrating the events 12th year this July 4th to 6th, the gang at Stan Rogers HQ (beards and plaid shirts for all of them) have announced this year's line up. Go and get a cup of tea now, because it's a monster list. Buffy Saint Marie, Gordie Sampson, April Wine, Martin Sexton, Irish troubadour Andy Irvine, Scottish folk artist Archie Fisher, country-Lingurian-folk performer Beppe Gambetta, a-cappella dance group Black Umfolosi, folk duo Breeze and Wilson, musical storyteller Chuck Brodsky, indie singer-songwriter Graham Isaacson, folk singer-songwriter Irish Mythen, acoustic-soul singer John Simms, contemporary folk-roots artist Kraig Kenning, Celtic-folk troubadour Martyn Joseph, classical-Indian instrumentalists Salil Bhatt and Ramkumar Mishra, south-western US multi-lingual group Santa Cruz River Band, country-folk duo Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart, folk-pop artist Steve Poltz, classical guitarist Tony Cox, comedic Vaudevillian performer Al Simmons, soul-folk artist Coco Love Alcorn, Indian-blues musician Doug Cox, family of fiddlers Everything Fitz, folk singer Garnet Rogers, slide-finger style guitarist Joel Fafard, classical-pop artist Kevin Fox, alternative singer-songwriter Kyrie Kristmanson, folk-pop artist Liam Titcomb, 2008 Juno-nominated country-blues performer Little Miss Higgins, singer and slide-guitarist Rachelle van Zanten, reggae-country group Reggae Cowboys, multi-talented singer-songwriter Steve Dawson, celtic-folk Ontario quintet Tanglefoot, 78 year old steel guitar master Tex Emery, Bruce Guthro, winner of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest 2008 David Myles, 2008 ECMA-winning country group The Divorcees, acoustic jazz-roots and blues group Hot Toddy Trio, musical funny man Jimmy Flynn, Fredericton blues guitarist Keith Hallett, PEI Acadian group Les Girls, blues-roots-rock artist Matt Anderson, folk-electronic artist Rebekah Higgs, the “man of a thousand songs” Ron Hynes, blues rocker Ross Neilson, alternative instrumentalist Ryan Leblanc, traditional Newfoundland band Shanneyganock and pop artist Steven Bowers. Holy smokes! Get thee to Canso and park it. Advance tickets now on sale. Weekend passes are $80, Friday tickets are $32, Saturday tickets are $36 and Sunday tickets are $36 (plus tax and service charge). Tickets are available by phoning the Festival Office at 1-888-554-7826 or by visiting www.stanfest.com. In metro visit the Ticket Atlantic box office, order by phone at 451-1221or visit one of the participating Atlantic Superstores and online at www.ticketatlantic.com

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