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Pep up your sandwich game with Kensington’s Peppino

By Miranda Krogstad, May 31, 2017 — It’s easy to walk right by Peppino if you aren’t looking for it. The Diagon Alley of sandwich shops, Peppino is a hidden gem cut into a brick building on Kensington Road.   True to its inconspicuous nature, Peppino isn’t a flashy bistro with polished granite counters, overpriced…

Local musicians talk making it big in YYC

By Miranda Krogstad, August 2 2016 — The Calgary Folk Music Festival not only attracts musicians from around the globe, but also features world-class acts from our own backyard. The Gauntlet spoke with a few of the local talents that have risen above the walls of our city to impress crowds on national and international…

Photo Recap: Folk Fest Sunday

By Miranda Krogstad, July 25 2016 — For the final day of the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival, we took in a few more outstanding collaborative workshops and ate pie in the sun with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald.   Lisa LeBlanc looks as unsuspecting as ever before launching into some heaving strumming and thrashing at the…

Photo Recap: Folk Fest Saturday

By Miranda Krogstad and Melanie Woods, July 24 2016 — Though a few sparse drops of rain fell late in the afternoon, it was a sunny Saturday at Prince’s Island Park for the third day of the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival. We hit up some of the day’s most exciting collaborative workshops.   Members…

Photo Recap: Folk Fest Friday

By Miranda Krogstad, July 23 2016 —   For the second day of the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival, we hit the Mainstage and caught up with blues rocker Cécile Doo-Kingué and husband-wife duo Whitehorse.     The only thing more passionate than Doo-Kingué’s funky Hendrix-esque guitar solos was the audience’s standing ovation for her…

Comedians serve up laughs at Calgary Folk Festival

By Ashton Chugh, July 30 2015 — The Calgary Folk Music Festival offered a steady stream of laughs at the talk tent on July 25–26. An all-Canadian lineup provided refuge from the tornado warnings while brewing up a storm of their own. Calgary-based comic Noor Kidwai delivered his first performance at Folk Fest. Kidwai, an…

Calgary Folk Fest in photos

By Miranda Krogstad, July 28 2015 — Another year of Calgary Folk Fest has come and gone, and it was a good one. Festival-goers enjoyed a carefree weekend while headliners like Father John Misty, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Kid Koala put on sets to remember. Missing Folk Fest already? Check out our photo recap of the weekend….

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