Comedy, tunes keep buzz going in the park
Folk Fest fans kick back, enjoy brew or two in sun
By: Rob Williams at Winnipeg Free Press
BIRDS HILL PARK — The Winnipeg Folk Festival was treating first-time festival-goer, comedian Kevin McDonald, pretty, pretty good.
“It’s good. I like the word good and it’s a word I’ve been hearing a lot so far,” McDonald said while watching jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and his band offer their take on the music of John Lennon.
“I like the music,” said the mainstage host. “And I like outside. I like music outside. And I like people. I like people listening to music outside.”
The brief exchange of words was deadpan and humorous, but McDonald, a member of comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall who calls Winnipeg home these days, perfectly summed up the Thursday-night show at Birds Hill Park: people listening to good music outside and having a good time doing it.
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