Photos: Great Lake Swimmers, Andrew Bird and more at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

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      The first day of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival offered up a little something for every attendee, from the banjo-tinged indie-folk ballads of the Great Lake Swimmers, to the violin-infused Americana stylings of Andrew Bird and his band the Hands of Glory, to the raucous Stage 3 crowd favourite Lemon Bucket Orkestra.

      Halifax indie-rockers Wintersleep, Friday show openers Mokoomba and Hands of Glory band member Tift Merritt rounded out the eclectic main-stage lineup that sent the crowds off happy at the end of an almost rain-free evening.

      Below are a few photos of some of Friday’s performances.

      The second day of the festival starts up with workshop performances Saturday morning. The evening bill includes Brasstronaut, Born Ruffians, and Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys.