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Blue Feather Music Festival

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Harry Kern

Passion, energy and positivity. Those emotions resonate across the table when you sit down with Gary Bailie, the main architect behind the Blue Feather Music Festival. The festival is entering its 17th year and Bailie says the festival is still... Read more

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTOS: Christie Goodwin

When Jolie Angelina McNabb was buried 16 years ago, Kwanlin Dün elders gave her the name, Blue Feather Eagle Woman. The Bluefeather Music Festival started in 2010 as a tribute concert to Jolie, who committed suicide. She had a dream, that she... Read more

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

“It requires a lot of discipline to stay on the trail – not just the ski trail,” says Gary Bailie, “but the trail of life.” Skiing is definitely a way of life for Bailie, who has been running and coaching the Whitehorse-based youth cross country... Read more

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Courtesy of Gary Bailie

Gary Bailie has taken a personal tragedy and turned it into the fuel that powers him to produce the popular Blue Feather Music Festival. Now in its 15th year the annual music event was never meant to be the large-scale music festival it has become. Read more

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Promotional

Whitehorse-resident Selina Heyligers-Hare, or as she’s billed in the upcoming Blue Feather Music Festival, Selina H., is only 18 years old. She just graduated from high school. However, she has 13 years of experience making music and can hold her... Read more

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Issue: 2015-03-05 Art: courtesy of The Midnight Sons Band

From its formation and early gigs at jam nights and open mics in 2012, to a residency at the Dirty Northern pub, to last year's performances at the Dawson City and Blue Feather music festivals, to a sold out release concert for the debut album, ... Read more

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Musicians dream of taking it to the next level. Whether it's going from an empty garage, to a small open mic night, or from the open mic scene to a paid gig at a local bar. For many, the next step up is the most challenging: to take their music to a Read more

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A staple of the Frostbite Music Festival will kick off this year's event and showcase the multitude of young talent in the territory. The annual Battle of the Bands competition will take place Friday, February 15 in the Yukon College's woodshed and w Read more

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The festival, which takes place on Nov. 9 and 10 at the Yukon Arts Centre, is also an opportunity for Aboriginal youth to find their voice and channel their creativity in a positive direction: in front of a large, appreciative audience Read more

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In 1996, halfway through his degree in jazz composition and performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Kanatakta developed arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome in his hands. He could still compose and experiment with musical ideas, but he cou Read more

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With all it's going through, the world needs a hug. That's one of the messages underlying this year's Blue Feather Music Festival, which takes place November 5 and 6 at the Yukon Arts Centre. Read more

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It seems that the busier Gary Bailie gets, the happier he is. The producer of the annual Blue Feather Music Festival 2009 receives every new task as proof that this ninth, annual event is coming together bigger and better than last year. Read more

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It is good to have friends ... especially when you are a music teacher and the band needs to raise money for repairs and new instruments. As a Facebook friend of Brandon Isaak, and having played with him from time to time, Jon Heaton was able to lin Read more

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