The 2013 Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival in pictures

Day One…

The sun, four verses of the Ode to Newfoundland, and the fluttering provincial flag centered between the emblems of Labrador and the Republic.

The 37th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival may have relocated to the west end of St. John’s, with the grass of Bowring Park giving Bannerman’s a one-year reprieve, but it started much as anything so institutional ought. Which is to say, entirely eclectic – a reminder that folk music means a lot of things here in North America’s oldest city.

The Indy was on hand to take in the tunes and capture a few memorable moments. This daily photo essay is a reminder of what has made this weekend in August so important for the past three and a half decades. Stay tuned for coverage of Saturday and Sunday’s events.

Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival – Friday, Aug. 9

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