Day 3 of the 38th annual Winnipeg Folk Festival featured, for many, the highlight of the five-day event.
Singer kd lang performed Friday evening to an enthusiastic crowd at Birds Hill Provincial Park. The Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter, known for performing in her bare feet, brought a stellar rendition of Hallelujah, originally written by fellow Canadian artist Leonard Cohen.
The response to lang’s performance was phenomenal, as was described on Twitter moments after her set was finished.
K. D. Lang just played a very emotional cover of hallelujah at the Winnipeg Folk Fest. It brought tears to her eyes #wff2011
— Andru Valpy (@AimlessAndru) July 9, 2011
Apparently half the crowd was just here for k.d. lang. Main stage area emptying rapidly. #wff2011
— Lindsey Wiebe (@lindseywiebe) July 9, 2011
Folk fest not my thing…but wish I could have heard kd lang sing hallelujah live.
— Keith McCullough (@keithCJOB) July 9, 2011
Other artists who took the stage included Dan Mangan, Christa Couture, Sarah Jarosz, Fred Penner, The Siss Boom Bang, Valerie June, Lucinda Williams, Mighty Popo, and the Toots and Maytals. See the full schedule of artists performing today.
View the photo gallery below from Day 3.