Past Crankie Festivals & Concerts

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A very magical, wonderful audience at the Northwest Puppet Center's 3rd Crankie Fest on Oct. 1, 2016.

 I very much enjoy collecting crankie fest posters! Many thanks to the artists for giving me permission to post their work.

This concert series brightened up my summer, even though I couldn't be there in Prince Edward Island. Vishtèn is a multi-award winning Acadian Celtic group who introduced crankie to that part of Canada in the summer of 2021. I hope this is the first of many productions.

2021 - The 3rd Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival was a great success!  Artwork  by Graham Lindsey of Wavelength Media.

The festival was organized by Leonard Podalak, banjo player with the band the Duhks. He has also given countless crankie workshops to kids in the Winnipeg area. Check out the website!

2021 - The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention's Crankie Cabaret.  Boy, this online show was full of wonderful crankies.  Artwork by Lisa Berman

Katherine Fahey created this beautiful papercut poster - thank you!

THE FIRST Festival of Miniature Crankies was Feb. 13th, 2021, sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Puppetry Guild.  Justine DuPont of Feral Puppets Company coordinated this online event WHAT FUN!!

Katherine Fahey created the beautiful papercut poster.

Let's do this again!

2017 - The first Ithaca (NY) Crankie Cabaret was a sold out success! The event was coordinated by crankster Lily Gershon.

2017 - From Italy! Chiara Scarpone created this poster for her crankie tour.

January, 2016. In Baltimore, MD, poster made created by Valeska Populoh.

December 2016. This crankie fest was at the the award-winning Sandglass Theater in Putney, VT. It was coordinated by Brendan Taafe and Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass of the Sandglass Theater. Poster by long-time crankster Sam Bartlett.

2016, In the Pittsburgh, PA area, Ellen Gozion coordinated this festival.  On the poster is one of her crankies  made of paper mosaic.

2015, David Buchen created this poster. The festival is coordinated by David Buchen and Clare Dolan.

Sept 2014. This poster created by Katherine Fahey of Baltimore.

July, 2014 - Ruby Carlson of the Velaslavasay Panorama photo-shopped this 19th century engraving for my performance there in Los Angeles.

The Velaslavasay is a magical place.  Read more about it here.

July, 2013. This poster created by Dejah Leger. This was really special to have Prof. Erkki Huhtamo present on miniature and mid sized moving panoramas. 

2013 Feb. 14th, ❤ - Seattle's 1st crankie fest at the Northwest Puppet Life altering, this was my first crankie festival.  See youtube video here.

This page created in 2013, updated in 2021.  Sue Truman ❤