Ian Tyson - photo by Ben Shaevitz

When Ian Tyson took his final bow on Sunday night of the 23rd Annual Mission Folk Music Festival, with the final notes of Four Strong Winds hanging in the air, all that was left was the traditional finale. With a goodbye and a goodnight, and “see you next year,” we all headed off into the night – tired and happy.

Thanks to all the fabulous performers, volunteers and of course audience members, for making this another festival to remember. The memories of the wonderful music that filled the weekend will sustain us throughout the coming year and we’ll see you in 2011!


For a look back at previous year’s festival in pictures, check out these galleries by Festival photographers Lisa Luky and Ben Shaevitz. Rogue Folkie Steve Edge has posted his photos here.

Mission photos on site by Ben Shaevitz and Lisa Luky, copyright the photographers


The Mission Folk Music Festival: the ambience is easy-going and welcoming – everyone is invited. Discover a wide world of amazing music in a friendly, small-town setting. It’s a brilliant combination!



Artistic Director Francis Xavier Edward’s 2010 Artist Roster features:

Al Andalus (Morocco, US, Palestine, Spain), Batata y Las Alegres Ambulancias (Colombia), Jill Barber (BC), Robert Sarazin Blake (US), Renato Borghetti (Brazil), Wil Campa y su Gran Union (Cuba), Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer (QC), Gerald Charlie (BC), David Francey (ON), Gadelle (PEI), Galant, tu perds ton temps (QC), Matt Gordon (US), Karoliina Kantelinen (Finland), Kenge Kenge (Kenya), Amanda Martinez (Venezuela, Canada), Murray McLauchlan (ON), Les Mononcles (QC), Findlay Napier & the Bar Room Mountaineers (UK), Art Napoleon (BC), Pacific Curls (New Zealand), The Paperboys (BC), Réveillons (QC), Iskwew (BC), Te Vaka (Polynesia), Ian Tyson (AB), Le Vent du Nord (QC).


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Posted in 2010.