Raine Hamilton is this weekend’s featured musical act.

Part 5 of the Spirit of Manitoba Winter Concert Series launches Saturday evening with a one-hour performance by Raine Hamilton.

This is the second-last show of the season and is free to any who log into Whoop & Hollar’s YouTube Channel or Facebook Page.

“The Spirit of Manitoba Winter Concert Series & Open Mic Night brings the joyful experience of a live show into the living rooms of Manitobans—while stay-at-home measures are in place this winter season,” say organizers.

“This Saturday’s featured performing act is Raine Hamilton, an acoustic chamber-folk artist with an otherworldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals and strings anchored in the ancient mountains, reaching out beyond the earthly.

“Hamilton is part prairie songstress, part story weaver. Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humour and grace. She invites her love of the violin into the singer-songwriter genre, writing for violin and voice, as well as for guitar and voice.


Both the virtual concert and open mic are free to watch and will be live-streamed to Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page Saturday night at 7 p.m. CT (no software download/RSVP necessary, only a good internet connection)!

The virtual concerts consist of a 60-minute performance by a local Manitoban musician followed by a two-hour, interactive open mic (open mic performers must register ahead here, up to 7 days before each show).

NOTE: You or anyone who might be interested can register for the March 13th Open Mic at whoopandhollar.com/events; registration for the March 27 finale show opens March 20 at the same link.

Each event of the series (January 16 & 30, February 13 & 27, March 13 & 27) takes place from 7-10 p.m. CST, with the virtual concert running from 7-8 p.m. and the virtual open mic from 8-10 p.m.

Emerging and seasoned performing artists(musicians, comedians, poets, etc.) are invited to join this Saturday’s Open Mic by signing up at whoopandhollar.com/events! Spots still available!

As always, the evening will be hosted by Broose Tulloch from UMFM’s Beer for Breakfast show.

This virtual concert series and open mic night is presented by and made possible thanks to the support of the Safe at Home Manitoba Program.