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Bobbie Blue to helm this summer's 30th-annual Islands Folk Festival

Bobbie Blue will lead organization of this year
Bobbie Blue will lead organization of this year's 30th-annual Islands Folk Festival as Cowichan Folk Guild's new artistic director.
— image credit: Peter W. Rusland

Veteran island music and arts promoter Bobbie Blue has been hired as the Cowichan Folk Guild's new artistic director, CFG brass has announced.

Her duties will include organizing a team to mount and run thus summer's landmark 30th-annual Islands Folk Festival staged at Providence Farm.

Blue was formerly the entertainment director of Comox's venerable Filberg Festival.

The financially struggling folk guild produces this year's folk festival July 18 to 20 at Providence Farm, presents the Island Songwriting contest, and sponsors monthly Coffee Houses and Song Circles — all under Blue's bailiwick.

The Cowichan Folk Guild is renowned for sharing the music of the folk, passing on musical traditions, and building a sense of community.

IFF music bridges bluegrass, Celtic, world beat, blues, roots, folk rock, contemporary singer-songwriters and workshops on several stages throughout the community-based farm.

 

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