News & Reviews
Mike Morrison, Mike's Bloggity Blog: Folk Fest recap: All the right folks!
I told myself that I wouldn’t write about the Calgary Folk Music Festival until my toes were completely free of mud. Yes, it took me this long. But now that my feet are as clean as a baby’s bottom (ew), I’m happy to report that the festival continues to have a special place in my heart.
Jane Marie, The Hairpin: Ask someone who recently visited Calgary
I'm Mr Fabulous: The greenest festival in Canada
This weekend Calgary was host to a variety of great artists at the 33rd annual Folk Music Festival. Arguably the largest festival of its kind in Canada, this fest has more to be proud of than just its musical prowess.
FFWD Weekly: Calgary Folk Fest day four
You could start off your days in worse ways than watching Jon Langford and Jim White trade songs, and that’s how Sunday started at the Alternate Universes workshop.
Gerry Krochak, Calgary Sun: Folk Fest goes out on high note
The 2012 edition of The Calgary Folk Music Festival is in the books and who could have asked for anything more?
Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald: Despite some Calgary Folk Festival hiccups, varied musical line up carries the day
There couldn't have been a more perfect picture to reflect the mellowed-out, peaceful vibe of Sunday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival.
Lucas Meyer, 660 News: Calgary Folk Festival wraps at Prince's Island Park
Randy Newman and Iron and Wine will close out the annual Calgary Folk Festival Sunday night, which many fans say has lived up to the hype.
Mike Bell, Calgary Herald: Calgary Folk Music Festival serves tasty helping memorable moments Saturday
Perception. It affects everything. Take, for example, the fence surrounding Prince’s Island this weekend. Some might look at that and see the traditional idea of safety. Others might see it more as a symbol of crass commercialism or even economic elitism, a way of keeping those who haven’t — tickets or the means to acquire some — away from those who have and are having a pretty great time.
FFWD Weekly: Calgary Folk Fest Day 3
There was one workshop on Saturday’s schedule that was no doubt circled in just about every program on the festival grounds. That would be the 1:00pm engagement entitled Tinder Dry, featuring Tom Wilson, Sam Baker, Dan Mangan and Whitehorse. The crowd stretched back into the trees, spilled over into the children’s playground, and even threatened Stage 2. For good reason. Wilson kicked off the proceedings by playing The Replacements’ “I’ll Be You,” followed by Whitehorse doing Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” and Baker contributing a Johnny Cash cover. Not often that Dan Mangan would be overshadowed in a workshop, but he was almost an afterthought early Saturday afternoon. The best part was each player explaining the song they were about to play to Luke Doucet, hoping he’d contribute one of his signature guitar solos. The guy just doesn’t miss.
Jeremy Nolais, Metro Calgary: Folk isn't a dirty word anymore
Before the first guitar strum, this year’s Calgary Folk Music Festival was already sold out.