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A guide to the Calgary Folk Music Festival

By Troy Hasselman, July 18 2019 — The Calgary Folk Music Festival will be celebrating its 40th year of showcasing artists working in countless different traditions of songwriting from all over the world from July 25 – 28 at Prince’s Island Park. The festival is a summer tradition for many and perhaps the biggest highlight…

Calgary Folk Festival announces 2019 Lineup

By Troy Hasselman, April 11 2019 — The Calgary Folk Music Festival has announced the lineup for its 40th anniversary edition. Local acts, returning favourites and Calgary newcomers highlight the festival. Calgary Folk Festival artistic director Kerry Clarke announced the acts involved in this year’s annual lineup unveiling at Festival Hall on April 11. The…

Summer Festivals Preview: One season to rock them all

By Thomas Johnson, April 26 2018 — Festival season, the only season that matters, is nearly upon us. As the snow recedes and its flooding washes away the spectre of school, five-hour daylight and the scourge of seasonal affective disorder, we welcome Calgary’s annual festivals back into our collective minds and communities. Sled Island will…

Cécile Doo-Kingué gets political at Calgary Folk Music Festival

By Ashton Chugh, July 26 2016 — Cécile Doo-Kingué kicked a variety of musical asses during the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival. A returnee from 2015, Doo-Kingué’s eclectic guitar and powerful vocals had Folk Fest faithfuls on their feet applauding as she finished her set on the main stage. “It was nice to know that we…

Lemon Bucket Orkestra jams at Folk Fest workshops

By Melanie Woods, July 26 2016 — While mainstage headliners played to hundreds of tarpies under the sun at the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival, six side stages hosted dozens of concerts and collaborative workshops on topics ranging from the blues to “Mullets, Beards, Barrettes.” One of the highlights of the packed schedule came Saturday…

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…

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