Category Archives: Music

Folk Festival features Kiwi, Aussie talent

The 2015 Winnipeg Folk Festival presented a surprising number of Australian and New Zealand musical acts at workshops and stages throughout the weekend. One stage collected all but two of them to a single dedicated audience.


All photos by Brian Hydesmith

Classic 107

Classic 107.1 Anzac Day Centenary broadcast

The Winnipeg Classical music station FM 107.1 is featuring a selection of music on their broadcast for April 25th, 2015, on Anzac Day.

For those unable to attend our ceremony, this is a great way to remember the day in a classical way.

Host Michael Wolch will broadcast the special program on FM 107.1 between 2 – 3 PM, local time in Winnipeg. Tune in via the web (at

(If you are listening Down Under, the broadcast time is for early risers on Sunday, April 26th 5 AM – 6 AM Eastern Standard Time in Sydney, Australia, and 7 AM – 8 AM in Wellington, New Zealand.)

We are delighted to have this special day recognized by this local broadcaster.

Children’s books, videos and more

It can be hard to find country-specific things for Children when you live far away from your homeland. It can be equally difficult to find people who appreciate them when your kids grow up and no longer need them.

If any members of the DUCW club with small children are interested in accepting items from members with now grown-up kids, please let us know. Some of us are hanging on to special books, clothing, games and videos with a particular connection to Down Under.

Aussie muso Vance Joy in Winnipeg

Come on out for a fantastic night of Aussie music. The Winnipeg Folk Festival is bringing Vance Joy to the Park Theatre on Monday, September 9. The up-and-coming Aussie singer-songwriter from Melbourne is fast becoming a crowd favourite, so spread the word to your family and friends. One of Vance’s songs has recently been certified Gold in Australia – amazing for someone of his young age.

Check out his webpage:

And get your tickets in advance on Ticketmaster ($15 + fees) or at the door ($18):