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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, July 19, 1972

Free Instructions ]ariposa:. Music among the trees
I POCKET, BILLIARDS ByLRNAADE
M C IG TBy LORIN LABARD Ed
Tonight 7 :00-9:00 P.M. In a time when large festivals
I are dying out there is one that
IMICHIGAN UNION lives on. On Centre Island eff
Torontoinpsa Folk Festivalenjoy-
en-sitocneuiv eru

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ed its 12th consecutive year of
success last weekend.
1'AP5Y a Y The artists who drew the larg-
est crowds at this Canadian hap-
A TGSTshpening were not even on the
-Aschedule. These were the "sur-
prise" appearances by the big
names. Whether or not they were
NAI BDS. truly unscheduled remains in
* Preparation for tests reouired for doubt but the people weren't
admission to graduate end pro- complaining. Joni Mitchell walk-
fessonal schools ed on stage and announced that
" Six and twelve session groups she was going to play a few
" Small groups songs and the crowd went wild.
" Voluminous material for home The word spread throughout the
study prepared by experts in island and in a short time the
" each field field around the stage was hid-
" Lesson schedule can be tailored den beneath the crowd that had
to meet individual needs gathered.
Summer Sessions But the real peak of the week-
end was Neil Young's appear-
Special Compact Courses ance. The first song he played
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was 'Helplesshelpless" was ob-
viously chosen with the occas-
sion in mind. The song begins,
"There is a town in north On-
tario . . ."
Another star who lept unex-
pected pleasure to the concert
was Jackson Brown whose
"Sweet Little Sixteen" brought
the crowd to a handelapping
frenzy. Jackson Brown is best
known for his song "Doctor My
Eyes."
One of the most important ele-
ments which contributed to the
spirit of Maripose was its is-
land location. Arrayed with wil-
low and pine tree, thick grass
and a beach, Centre Is. was an
ideal setting for the concert. It
was the perfect expression of
the peaceful, languid, together
atmosphere which pervaded the
entire concert.
The only damper on the fes-
tival, was the rains that came
on Friday and Saturday. The
dirt became mud and blankets
once used for sitting on were
quickly converted into tents. But
the spirit would not die.
Artists performed through out
the downpours and preserved the
crowds' mood with gay songs and
handclWing tunes. The per-
formers were reassured their

magic was working when the
people came out from their plas-
tic tarps and blankets to dance
with each other amidst a cold,
driving rain.
The design of the festival set-
ting was unique in that there
was no single central stage. Ra-
ther there were six separate
stages where performers played
constantly. The result was that
during every hour of the festi-
val there were six different acts
going on at the same time, a
situation which was the cause of
unendless indecision for avid
folk enthusiasts,
Most, of the performers w h o
played to the people were folk
artists of limited fame f r o m
throughout the U.S. and Canada.
There was John Prine, a Kris
Kristofferson discovery from Chi-
cago who sounds very much like
Bob Dylan. Also at the concert
was Bonnie Raitt, a bottleneck
guitarist who has done much
with the material et Sippie Wal-
lace, Stephen Still and Stevie
Winwood. Others who played
were: Taj Mahal, Leon R e d-
bone, Charles Bromberg a n d
Owen McBride, a. singer with ori-
gins in Ireland known for h i s
Irish drinking songs.
Trying to emphasize a t ot a l

experience the festival promot-
ers featured not only musical sr-
tists but also craftsmen of every
sort and displays of the native
peoples of Canada. Booths and
displays were often extravagant
productions where workers de-
monstrated a wide variety of
crafts. Some of these included:
candle-dipping, leather engrav-
ing, macrame, pottery, a n d
weaving.
Many of the people that can'e
to Maripose were the traditional
concert wayfarers, some living
-in tents and vans where they
could, others living in local co-
op,. Much of the crowd w e r e
easy people with a definite vent
for folk music, some were left-
overs from the rock concerts in
search of live music in the open
air.
Another distinct element in the
crowd were families. Mothers,
fathers, and children from the
area who came to enjoy a day in
the country with their favorite
folk artists.
The people came in droves.
The ferrys came to the Island
overflowing with passengers well
into the afternoon. At night the
lines to return home were wind-
ing, snaking masses.

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