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Saturday afternoon at the Calgary Folk Music Festival: Political singalongs, the Devil's music and Irish soul

Posted by Eric Volmers on 9 August 2016

Robbie Fulks plays at the Calgary Folk Music Festival on Saturday July 23, 2016. GAVIN YGAVIN YOUNG / POSTMEDIA It was just breaking noon on Prince’s Island Park on Day 3 of the Calgary Folk Music Festival and a seemingly already sun-drowsy crowd...

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Calgary Folk Festival turns it up at Prince's Island

9 August 2016

Folk Fest Crowds Enjoy the Sunny Weather Music fans relax in the sunshine as they enjoy opening night at Calgary Folk Festival 2016 on Prince's Island in Calgary, Alta. on Thursday July 21, 2016. Jim Wells/Postmedia The clouds finally parted and the sun...

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James Blood Ulmer to revisit Odyssey at Calgary Folk Music Festival

9 August 2016

James Blood Ulmer - photo by Julia Wesely Perhaps it’s because he comes from the south. Or because of his musical prowess on guitar. Or maybe it’s that cool nickname. But James (Blood) Ulmer has often been described as a bluesman. For most of...

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Finally! Sunshine returns to Calgary for the rest of the summer

Posted by Emma McIntosh on 8 August 2016

Calgarians were enjoying the return to warm sunny weather along the river near St. Patrick's Island on Wednesday July 20, 2016. The rest of the summer is forecast to be warmer and dryer. After a soggy start to the summer, Calgarians finally have some...

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Tune in to the Calgary Folk Music Festival: What you need to know

Posted by Mike Bell on 5 August 2016

Oh. Hey. Look. The sun has come out to play. Finally. Knocking on every wooden object within reach, we’ll hope that it sticks around for the rest of the week and blesses the city’s second greatest (in calendar only) outdoor show on Earth with the...

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Wedding ring winners chosen in contest started by Calgary musician

Posted by Dave Dormer on 5 August 2016

Calgary singer and songwriter, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, says the two gold bands and diamond engagement ring have been a constant reminder of his failed engagement. (Cameron Postforoosh)Michael Bernard Fitzgerald has decided whose fingers he'd like to put a ring on. Three winners have been...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival finds

Posted by Jessica Whitesel on 2 August 2016

UK-based band Moulettes looked towards nature to inspire their latest album and used it to captivate the crowd at Folk Fest. Every year, something magical happens on an island in the middle of a river, in the middle of a city in Alberta....

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Cécile Doo-Kingué gets political at Calgary Folk Music Festival

Posted by Ashton Chugh on 26 July 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...

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Lemon Bucket Orkestra jams at Folk Fest workshops

Posted by Melanie Woods on 26 July 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...

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Calgary Folk Fest celebrates a successful show despite downturn

25 July 2016

Calgary Folk Festival 2016 Elizabeth Cook plays during the final day of the Calgary Folk Fest, which saw some hot weather worthy of lots of sunscreen. (Rachel Maclean/CBC) The Calgary Folk Music Festival said it managed to weather the economic storm this year, thanks in...

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