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Rain fails to dampen folk fest

In the entertainment business, the show must go on, and it did.

In the entertainment business, the show must go on, and it did.

After three days and two nights of music, dance and visual arts the 2010 Ottawa Folk Festival came to a rainy end on Sunday night at Britannia Park.

But to their credit the nasty weather didn’t dampen the spirits of those who took in yesterday’s lineup which was capped off with a performance by the Jim Cuddy Band.

“We moved everything inside to the Ron Kolbus Centre around 1 p.m.,” said Joanne Vinn, spokesperson for the festival. “The location may have changed but the performances went on as planned.”

More than 50 acts took to the stage since the gates opened late Friday afternoon with thousands of spectators taking in the tunes of some of the best folk artists in the business.

From Arrested Development to The Old Sod Band this year’s festival had something for everybody.

Before the rain fell festival goers were able to catch an act on the CUPE Main Stage or cut a rug at the Galaxie Dance Tent.

This year’s marks the 17th edition of the Ottawa Folk Festival which started in 1994 on Victoria Island.

Britannia Park has been the event’s home since 1995. Year 18 is set for August 2011.

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