News & Reviews

Folk Fest gets ready for a busy year

Posted by Cynthia Roebuck on 31 October 2017

The musical lineup for the 2017 Calgary Folk Fest has been revealed as well as plans for events leading up to the festival. You will be able to see Blue Rodeo, Bare Naked Ladies, Coeur de Pirate, Son Little, Sean Rowe, William Prince, Melvin Gibbs...

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Lilac Festival and Sled Island highlight a summer of Calgary Festivals

Posted by Gurman Sahota on 31 October 2017

SUMMEROFFESTIVALS_Generic Photo By Jarrett Edmund Calgary’s vibrant arts community has a lot to offer throughout the year in terms of music, dance and theatre. But over the summer, the stages roll out for a series of outdoor music, art and culture festivals. This is...

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Saturday's Calgary Folk Music Festival filled with joy

Posted by Eric Volmers on 30 October 2017

Maryanne Balczer fans herself while watching the band River Whyless on Festival Hall Stage 1 in the afternoon as thousands of fans take in the Calgary Folk Music Festival in Prince's Island Park on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Calgary, Alta. BRITTON LEDINGHAM/POSTMEDIA NETW SHAREADJUST[http://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/music/calgary-folk-music-festival-review-saturday-morning-on-princes-island]COMMENT[http://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/music/calgary-folk-music-festival-review-saturday-morning-on-princes-island]PRINT It seemed...

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Street Style Huntress: Calgary Folk Festival 2017

Posted by AldonaB on 3 August 2017

[http://www.getdown.ca/?attachment_id=26105] Folk Festival is one of my favourite times of the year – I love exploring the island, street styling and catching up with friends whom I sometimes go for far too long without seeing, so it’s an extra treat to re-connect. Once again this...

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'It's a start:' Council approves $2M boost for 10 struggling arts groups

Posted by Annalise Klingbeil on 31 July 2017

Crews work on the exterior of Old City Hall in downtown Calgary, Alta., on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. The facility, which opened in 1911, is undergoing a $34 million renovation to restore its degrading sandstone walls. Lyle Aspinall/Postmedia Network  SHAREADJUST[http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/its-a-start-council-approves-2m-boost-for-10-struggling-arts-groups]COMMENT[http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/its-a-start-council-approves-2m-boost-for-10-struggling-arts-groups]PRINT Ten longtime arts groups in Calgary...

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Calgary bands go from folk musicians to folk royalty

Posted by Aaron Chatha on 31 July 2017

Garage band Forbidden Dimension was everywhere – from the main stage, to reading scary stories to kids. VIEW 3 PHOTOS zoom COURTESY KIPLING WEST Garage band Forbidden Dimension was everywhere – from the main stage, to reading scary stories to kids. ...

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Calgary artists make Folk Fest debut

Posted by Elizabeth Cameron on 30 July 2017

   Ask Nils Mikkelsen, the sound producer half of Calgary duo AM Static, if there are any plans for a tour in the future, the answer is brief: no. Despite a JUNO nomination in 2016 for best Electronic Album of the Year, AM Static...

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Photos: Scenes from the 2017 Calgary Folk Fest

Posted by Elizabeth Cameron on 30 July 2017

The Calgary Folk Music Festival, held on Prince's Island Park, is still going steady after 38 years. ELIZABETH CAMERON / FOR METRO The Calgary Folk Music Festival, held on Prince's Island Park, is still going steady after 38 years. *By:* Elizabeth...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival Day Three Recap

Posted by Jodi Brak, Willow Grier, Arielle Lessard, Ian Tennant on 30 July 2017

Photo: Michael Grondin July 29, 2017 *CALGARY —* In some ways, Saturday is when the Calgary Folk Fest really begins in earnest. It’s when the fans and musicians come out in force, when the side stages fill up with crazy workshops mashing up bands from all...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival Day One + Two Recap

Posted by Jodi Brak, Willow Grier, Michael Grondin, Arielle Lessard, Ian Tennant on 29 July 2017

Audience at Calgary Folk Music Festival 2017 Photo: Michael Grondin *CALGARY — *For outsiders, the general consensus with folk music is kind of a singer-songwriter vibe. A sole musician with an acoustic guitar or banjo playing pleasing but not altogether challenging music. Calgary Folk Music Festival...

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