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Sunday Night Hootenanny: Newport Folk 2009

Steady rainfall couldn't stop the Newport audience from singing along at the festival-closing Sunday-night hootenanny. Pete Seeger and his grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, led the festivities with Joan Baez, Ben Jaffe and members of Balfa Toujours.

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After a stunning set from Judy Collins, Tao Rodriguez and his grandfather, Pete Seeger, led Sunda...

The stage at the singalong.

The rains came just an hour leading into the singalong, but no one left and everyone sang louder.

Tao Rodriguez directs the singalong as Pete Seeger looks on.

Musicians join in the singalong at Newport.

Pete Seeger at Newport Folk.

Now backed by Ben Jaffe's tuba (of Preservation Hall Jazz Band fame), Tao Rodriguez and Pete Seeg...

The stage is on fire with the saints marching in.

Members of Balfa Toujours lead "Cajun Fever."

Pete Seeger urges the crowd to sing louder.

Del McCoury at the Fort Stage during the singalong.

Pete Seeger cracks a smile.

Members of Balfa Toujours.

Joan Baez does a little two-step.

Joan Baez dances with Ben Jaffe.

A momentous singalong comes to an end.

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