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Take a look at what is happening Aug 23 -25 2013. There is something for everybody, folks!


  • Festival Guide

  • CREW CHIEFSMichael Fredrickson and David Vasey Site Managers

    Alana Farmer and Jeff Macklin Artisan Village Coordinators

    Joanne Rowland Hospitality

    Sheryl Nimigon with Special Guest, Jess Rowland Childrens Village Coordinator

    Elizabeth Thipphawong and Lyndele Gauci Volunteer Coordinators

    Brendon Mroz Design

    Syliva Dick Publicity Coordinator

    Niki Higgs Emporium Manager

    Malcolm Byard Solar Stage Manager

    BOARD OF DIRECTORSChair/Executive Director Ashley Martin

    Artistic Director Nick Ferrio

    Treasurer Samantha Shaw

    Members-at-large Jeff Macklin Alana Farmer Michael Frederickson Brendon Mroz

    ptbofolkfest.cominfo@ptbofolkfest.com751 George Street N Sadeir House, Room 206 Peterborough, ON K9H 3T2



    Created in 2008, my third year on the festival, but one of the first ideas I had when I started in 2006. Every year before I began (and those first two years of my tenure), designers interpreted the festival as they saw fit, and I wanted to create a constant, something iconic that would become synonymous with the festival and could still read strongly no matter how it was used. Ive spent the past five years testing that theory. Of everything Ive ever designed, the PFF logo remains my favourite, and possibly best.

  • Hello! Im Nick Ferrio, the new Artistic Director of the Peterborough Folk Festival. You may know me from Nick Ferrio & His Feelings, or as the goofy bassist in The Burning Hell and Baby Eagle & The Proud Mothers. Touring in these bands over the past ten years has given me an incredible insight into the power of music to foster community.

    I consider many of the artists playing PFF this year to be part of my musical community theyre dear friends and musicians I respect, from close and far, who have blown me away with their talent on local, National and International stages.

    For this years festival, I wanted to keep with our traditional programming and add new, inclusive and community building initiatives to reflect where PFF is headed.

    Weve added a series called PFF Pop-Up Shows on Friday August 23rd from 6-8pm featuring local artists in local, downtown businesses. Weve also added a series of DIY Scavenger Hunt Secret Shows on Saturday August 24th from 5-8pm, where fans must solve the riddle to find the site of five secret, intimate musical experiences throughout Nicholls Oval Park.

    With this years programming we wanted to celebrate and strengthen our community, so weve strived to bring some of the best live music in Canada to our little festival this year. The caliber of artists, both local and from away, promises to be a spectacular celebration of summers end. So, hello and welcome to the 24th annual Peterborough Folk Festival!

    Nick Ferrio, Artistic Director

    I wasnt supposed to be here. I joined the crew of the PFF after the 2006 festival. Id love to say that the moment I was voted onto the board will shine forever in my memory, but I cant. Either I dont think in milestones, or there have been far too many. What I do remember is this: pride and joy like Ive never experienced. Falling in love with the audi-ence, which was falling in love with the performers. Volunteers who come back year after year, and volunteers who sign up on the spot because they want that t-shirt (theyre really great t-shirts). The excitement of getting our office at Sadleir House. Reporting sessions that went on until the wee hours of the morning. A constant fear that the work was never enough, and the parallel certainty that the festival would happen, once again. And over and over, the sense that I wasnt meant to do any of this, and the gratitude that I have been able to.

    Its dangerous to get into this, but I need to give particular thanks to Michael Fredrickson, Brendon Mroz, and Candace Shaw, who were already here when I came in, and whom Ive worked so closely with. To Candace especially, for sharing her vision of the festival with us for so long. And on a personal note: to Aaron, for all of his support, hard work, and the minor injuries sustained in service to my project.

    This is my last year as board chair, and my only year as executive director, and so my gratitude also goes out to the festivals present and future leaders. Nicks energy and insight came in at a critical time, and the dedication of our crew chiefs is incredible.

    Next year is the 25th anniversary of the PFF. This is a great time to get involved, and some key roles are opening up. Weve been welcoming Everybody! for years, and I cant wait to see what our com-munity does next.

    As it turns out, were all welcome - and supposed to be - right here.

    Ashley Martin, Executive Director



    Aaron Little Candace Shaw City of Peterborough Recycling Clay Benson

    Green Sprouts Childrens Daycare Malcolm ByardPeterborough DBIA Peterborough Public Works Department

    Peterborough Recreation Department Rocky RidgeWayne Elliott of

    Located in the shaded grove of trees just south of the Publican Pavilion, our dedicated hospitality team ensures that Festival Artists and Volunteers are well-fed and comfortable all day long.

    HUGE THANKS to Crew Chief Joanne Rowland, and to Brenda Gervais for her ongoing organization and fabulous cooking.

    VOLUNTEERSNancy Robinson

    Lee Wakelin

    Nancy Fox

    Laurie Davies

    Chris Diaz

    Lennie R Dean

    Susan Spence

    DONATIONSMichael Walters of Sticklings Bakery

    Kevin Dixon of Canteen of the Kawarthas

    Deb Stewart of Minute Maid Company of Canada

    Mr.Manley of Charlotte Pantry

    Dave Armstrong of Liftlock IGA

    Jim Lunn

    Sullivans Store Ennismore

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUNDAY TEAR-DOWN Looking for willing and able volunteers to help us clear up the festival area on Sunday, August 25th. Many hands are needed to tear-down the Festival Stage and pack it up for next year. No sign-up necessary -- meet at the Festival Stage Along Rotary trail at Noon.


  • CREW CHIEFS SITE CREWS GREEN TEAM volunteers@ptbofolkfest.comThe Peterborough Folk Festival depends on far more than the amazing musicians who take to our stages each year what goes on behind the scenes is just as essential. Our dedicated volunteers are what sustain the festival; they are our community, our backbone. Volunteering with the PFF means being part of this amazing community, not just for the weekend, but also throughout the year. We host a number of outreach and appreciation events all year long, and volunteers get exclusive perks, including gear, meals and entry into events, including our Saturday night after- party at the Pigs Ear (this is a 19+ event). Wear your volunteer t-shirt for free admission!

    You can spot us by our awesome t-shirts on Festival Weekend: ask us about volunteering, or offer to help out we can always use a few extra hands!

    Elizabeth Thipphawong & Lyndele Gauci, Volunteer Coordinators

    Support your local Folk Festival!

    VOLUNTEER at the PFF 2013!

    The Peterborough Folk Festival is a sweet, end-of-summer gathering, full of music, friendship, art and cre-ative exploration in our citys lovely green spaces. Were committed to remaining a free festival, allowing all members of our community to participate.

    If you enjoy our festival this year, please consider donating, according to your means, to help sustain this family-friendly, volunteer-run festival.

    Donate, and get a funky sticker to show your support.


    Every year since 2008, our volunteer shirts have had the same design; no text, no date, just logo and colours. We didnt want to advertise ourselves brazenly we wanted to declare allegiance with quiet confidence. These iconic shirts have been a hugely important and successful part of the festival identity. On festival day our superhero volunteers are easy to spot; if you see one in the wild, you know they are an integral part of the best darn music festival in Ontario. The only way to get one is to volunteer.

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    PFF 2013 is brought to you by


    1st Pop-Up stopHollow Hills at Bluestreak Records444 George St.

    2nd Pop-Up stopDave Tough at The Barbeside Salon (Catalinas)131 Hunter St.

    3rd Pop-Up stopMichael C Duguay at Le Petit Bar399 Water St.

    4th Pop-Up stopJos. Fortin at Sympathy for the Rebel387 Water St.

    Friday, August 23rd @ The Market Hall 8pm $25

    The Inaugural POP-UP Concert Series!

    6pm START @ Bluestreak Records

    You are invited to join our first ever Pop-Up concert series on Friday, Au-gust 23rd. Well kick-off the 2013 Folk Fest with 4 mini concerts, popping up in shops of downtown Peterborough. 1,2,3,4 stops, then on to The Market Hall to see Joel Plaskett*!POP-UP shows are FREE!

    *Pop-Up shows are free and open to everyone, but access to the Kick-Off concert requires a ticket

    Meet our friendly PFF volunteers and well travel on, caravan style, to the next three shows.

    JOELPLASKETTCanada has produced some of the worlds most enduring songwriters and Joel Plaskett is hailed as one of the best. With countless awards to his credit, thousands of tour dates, and numerous recording and producing projects under his belt, Plaskett remains one of the most innovative and prolific artists on the scene today. Whether its touring in Canada, the US, Australia or the UK