Stanfest 2011 Sights & Sounds

Posted: July 10, 2011

What a time of it!  A picture perfect day in Canso, Nova Scotia.

On Saturday, July 2, 2011 we made the trip to the most Easterly point in Canada’s Ocean Playground to hear some truly serious playing and singing and storytelling - at the legendary Stan Rogers Folk Festival.

With this being the 15th year for this 3 day delight called Stanfest - there is an undeniable feeling of family among the performers and within the audience – a kinship for the craft and an unspoken solidarity. 

We had heard about it – but being there you get the sense that you’ve arrived at this yearly reunion of music lovers where new friends and 'family' members are always welcome.

We’ve captured just a smidge of the sights and sounds – hopefully it will have you harkening back if you were there and hooked on going if you’ve not yet been. Enjoy!!! SABS

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  1. Great music, great weather and great people! Stanfest was the place to be.

    Comment by Steve the camera guy. — July 10, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

  2. Great job.... gives a true overview

    Comment by Lucy — July 10, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

  3. I fell in love with Stan Rogers 35 years ago as he open for Tom Paxton at guitar store in Santa Monica Ca..This was our first Stanfest and hopefully not our last. The musical tradition he championed is just glorious, as are the volunteers who made this happen, the musicians, and the generous people of Canso. Thank you again
    Allen Chroman MD

    Comment by Allen Chroman MD — July 10, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

  4. It is always a great time in Canso during Stanfest. Even after the last performer of the day, more music is heard and played all over town.

    Comment by Doug — July 11, 2011 @ 9:38 am

  5. What a fun time you all had clearly! Wish I could have been there. Maybe one day eh?

    Comment by Melanie — July 11, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

  6. Wish I could go - it's my favourite Festival in the world! Wonderful people! xx

    Comment by Judy — March 20, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

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