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Kim Beggs of has been coming to the festival from Whitehorse since 1993 and has performed since 2002. A journeyman carpenter, she makes her living by playing music. Her last album was nominated for two Canadian music awards and her songs have been finalists in the International Songwriting Competition.
Kim Beggs 041509 AE 2 CCW Staff Writer Kim Beggs of has been coming to the festival from Whitehorse since 1993 and has performed since 2002. A journeyman carpenter, she makes her living by playing music. Her last album was nominated for two Canadian music awards and her songs have been finalists in the International Songwriting Competition.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Story last updated at 4/15/2009 - 11:04 am

Kim Beggs

Kim Beggs of has been coming to the festival from Whitehorse since 1993 and has performed since 2002. A journeyman carpenter, she makes her living by playing music. Her last album was nominated for two Canadian music awards and her songs have been finalists in the International Songwriting Competition.

"I am inspired by home, community, friends and family," Beggs said. "Its what I write about. Roots."

One of her favorite festival memories was last year when she jammed with Natalie Edleson, Forrest Gibson, and Scott Law "for three nights in a row at the Alaskan 'til the wee hours."

"Folk Fest and the music in the north (Yukon/Alaska) has awakened something in me," Beggs said.

Beggs will perform at 9 p.m. on Thursday.


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