Tagged calgary folk music festival

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…

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…

Photo Recap: Block Heater Music Festival

By Jarrett Edmund, February 17 2016 — On Family Day weekend, the first annual Block Heater Festival brought sold out crowds to the historic community of Inglewood. The Calgary Folk Music Festival off-shoot featured over 20 artists of national and international fame at three venues, including the Ironwood Stage and Grill. With each act falling…

Calgary Folk Fest launches new winter music festival

By Jarrett Edmund, February 9 2016 — The community of Inglewood will soon have one more festival to add to its impressive repertoire. The inaugural Block Heater Festival is making its way to the newly dubbed Music Mile on 9 Ave. SE from Feb. 12–14. Debbie Salmonson, executive director of both Block Heater and the…

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